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. Tzara's Ghost Says:

    Wow no night shift tonight it seems.

  2. KWL Says:

    just got done watching the hockey on tape

    great game, mostly well played series even though chi is clearly the better team, could easily be 2-1 sharks

    can’t believe this hack is scoring all these huge goals. was expecting a better series but oh well.

  3. KWL Says:

    backpack man will love the 96 cuts from miner tomorrow.

    hope willowed is still alive.

    night y’all.

  4. guyute711 Says:

    can anyone tell me how to listen to the crosseyed from TN right after Halloween

  5. Gavinsdad Says:

    You’re right KWL 🙂

    too busy to get on today. Back in the hotel room. Little sativa here (recon 4?) and a big bottle of Anderson Valley anniversary imperial pale ale. Decent nitecap I’d say. Missing my family for sure.

    Have a good nite y’all.

  6. guyute711 Says:

    watching the went. stop playing songs like golgi apparatus and start playing vultures!

  7. Gavinsdad Says:

    ABAP – that is some funny shit.

    @butter – wish I’d caught a couple dead shows with ya. I wAs at that Philly 89 show and we threw it down. The WR always gets magestic.

    ….fly away

  8. garretc Says:

    Have fun storming the castle!

  9. Willowed Says:

    Good Morning BB.
    Make it a great one!

  10. timmy Says:

    is there any body out there??

  11. fee4zy Says:

    Why is it that I can’t scream or yell in my dreams? I try, but nothing comes out.

  12. El Duderino Says:

    Morning Folks

    Spinnin’ 11/06/77 Broome County Arena

    Dupree’s Diamond Blues…

    Jelly Roll Blues…

  13. El Duderino Says:

    @ Fee4zy

    I have dreams where I try to run but can’t because resistance is intense. Very weird

  14. joe Says:

    I had a dream that I was at a phish festival in Alaska, not to be confused with Phish playing Alaska at a festival.

  15. El Duderino Says:

    Come on People…

    Up And At Them!!!!!

  16. BingosBrother Says:

    I’m up Mom, I’m up.

  17. Lycanthropist Says:

    morning folks

  18. El Duderino Says:

    @ Bingos


  19. William H. Bonney Says:

    morning BB

  20. El Duderino Says:

    What’s on tap today folks???

  21. Gavinsdad Says:

    Dim sum is on tap with my bro, sis-in-law, niece and nephew. The weather is so nice in LA that it’s almost a joke.

    Phish songs I used to hear alot at shows when I was younger but dont anymore: A Train, LaGrange, Landlady

  22. Gavinsdad Says:

    “some like jelly jelly – some like gold”

  23. halcyon Says:


    Morning Folks! Hope the day treats everyone great!

    Agenda for the day is Work -> Disc Golf -> Music listening

  24. William H. Bonney Says:

    landlady is part of PYITE, so you have heard it lately if you go to shows.

  25. William H. Bonney Says:

    I like jelly, jelly….or guava jelly if you please

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