Ten Tunes For Friday

Red Rocks '09 (G. Lucas)

Don’t try doing the math today because nothing adds up to ten. But it is Friday, and we have ten central tunes to take up some of the day. This week I tried to switch up the song choices a bit, going for a fresh vibe. Also, these selections focus on the late ’90s with a dash of post-hiatus. Enjoy the tunes, and. as always, enjoy the weekend! (Song titles double as download links.)


Tube” 2.22.03 II

A bumpin’ version that kicked off the final set of Cincy’s two-night stand on Phish’s first tour back from their break.



Timber > Simple” 11.16.97 II

McNichols Arena

A dark piece of improv, “Timber” moves into a gorgeous section of melodic resolution before an energetic transition into “Simple” overtakes the arena. This was part of a strong second set that gets rightfully overshadowed by the musical mastery of the following show at McNichols.



The Curtain > Tweezer” 11.12.95 II

A dynamic, multi-tiered excursion from Gainesville, Florida during Fall ’95. Page leads the initial segment of the piece while Trey hops onto his kit. But when he steps back onto guitar, it’s some of the more uplifting music you’ll hear. A truly great version through and through.



It’s Ice > Velvet Sea” 9.20.00 II

"It's Ice" (Unk)

In the middle of Cincinatti’s second set, Phish went deep in the subterranean section of “It’s Ice.” The stanza’s centerpiece drifted into the most interesting version of the song I’ve ever heard. A section of awesome improv sees Trey move from guitar to keys, toying with many of his signature licks.



Frankie Says” 12.28.03 I

Amidst a heavy first set of Miami ’03’s New Year’s run, “Frankie Says” brought the surprise psychedelia.



Twist > Slave” 7.4.00 II

July 4th

The triumphant final suite of of Phish’s stand out second set on the 4th of July in Camden, NJ.



Emotional Rescue > Split” 11.21.97 I

The comedic opener of Hampton ’97 moved from humor to funk, and eventually into a dark and twisting “Split.” Things were officially underway.

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612 Responses to “Ten Tunes For Friday”

  1. El Duderino Says:

    The best part of C,W & I are the Iko Iko and Blow Away hands down!

    Mark it 8 Dude

  2. Tzara's Ghost Says:

    I did check it out, mostly to check in on the fashion aspect:
    Weir: Black tanktop, khaki short-short’s with white sneakers and wool socks–check
    Lesh: Highwater sweatpants, black and grey socks, and new balance tennis shoes–nice.
    Garcia, black and black. Yes.
    Brent at least went for some Shah Safari action.

    Looking good boys.

  3. Tzara's Ghost Says:

    On Iko now. Don’t listen to many show with it on there, but a couple lately have been fun. Good summer dance music.

  4. Willowed Says:

    Currently baned. The panic is not so bad. On a panic scale from 1-10 (10 being the highest).
    I am at a 7
    Last night I was a 9

  5. Willowed Says:

    I shaved 2 strokes (golf talk) off my baning.
    That’s pretty good!

  6. Mr.Palmer Says:

    are you solo this weekend @ willowed. If so, your lucky.

  7. Willowed Says:

    The wife is out with her friends. Willowed solo till 11:30 or so.

  8. Willowed Says:

    I hope she comes home all excited……if you know what I mean.

  9. Lycanthropist Says:


    clean your house while shes gone that will help

  10. Willowed Says:

    In my current state of hightened awareness I could clean this house in 7 and 1/2 minutes.
    The kiddos are sleaping so I don’t want to wake them.
    Plus I’m feeling very lazy!

  11. Willowed Says:

    Heightened state of awareness + laziness is a weird combo.
    It can happen though.
    I’m experiencing it right now.

  12. Uncle Ebeneezer Says:

    Does anyone know how to play the songs on an iPhone so you don’t have to reload for the >?

  13. butter Says:

    uhh what should we do man?

  14. Lycanthropist Says:

    thats pretty much what bane will do to you
    you see a bunch of shit you should do, and decide not to do it lol

  15. Lycanthropist Says:

    wait… what are we talking about again?

  16. Tzara's Ghost Says:

    Don’t think you can, Uncle Eb. I think it requires flash, which iPhone doesn’t have. That’s how I listen to them too.
    Never found out what you thought of the Phish movie.
    Pretty fun, but man, what a mellow crowd. Bellevue dynamics.

  17. Uncle Ebeneezer Says:

    I heard it was pretty rowdy the first night to be expected, but we were there later in the week…wouldve liked to have taken advantage of another screening, but maybe I’ll ask Santa for the dvd

  18. Uncle Ebeneezer Says:

    I’m actually on my way to a pie shop, fabricating dough…the work is super techical and precise, and par for the course is to go in abap (as baned as possible) and just lock into the work with headphones full of ten tunes for friday…and when I gotta reach into my pocket and navigate my phone with dusty fingers, I curse thee, apple…give me flash or give me DEATH!!!!

  19. lastwaltzer Says:

    Just checking in willow, your cracking me up, per usual.

  20. butter Says:

    “thats pretty much what bane will do to you
    you see a bunch of shit you should do, and decide not to do it lol”

    better than blow– you talk about a bunch of shit you will do and then don’t do it

  21. Lycanthropist Says:

    repost for the night crew:

    latest Chance Fisher:

    Broken Key Chain > Sun Guy > Blueberry Pie,Sarah Mundane, Sophia, Aluminum Boy, Medicine Daughter, Down By the River > Alabaster Shavings > Rosa Lee > Its an Ambush, Tax Dollars, Moonshiner, Food, Chemical Parade, Two Eyes, Crepes and Bananas, Where is My Mind > Cornelius > And We Bid You Goodnight > Cornelius

    Unfortunately the sound guy at the venue was pretty drunk, so there are some pretty random volume shifts on particular instruments throughout..


  22. Tzara's Ghost Says:

    I hear you, Eb. Or someone calls right in the middle of a song and you lost your place, and can’t forward back to your spot.

    Otherwise iPhone rocks though. Archive.org even has an app so you can stream every show on it.

    Can’t find Chance Fisher on the app though. Lycan, are you not on the band list there?

  23. Willowed Says:

    OK, I am back. Panic Level 4
    The storms gone!
    I love when Will Farrel T-Bags the drum set in the movie Step Brothers
    That’s funny

  24. Willowed Says:

    You are right on. I want to do a lot of stuff right now. There’s just too much stuff and it’s confusing me.
    I guess I’ll just sit in front of my computer!
    I’ll do it tomorrow

  25. Lycanthropist Says:


    how ya holding up

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