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. kayatosh Says:

    morning, yall.

  2. Robear Says:

    cold rain in the PNW!

    friends wedding later. sux to be them. supposed to be outdoors.

    probably won’t be playing Phish @ their wedding either.

  3. William H. Bonney Says:

    no phish, no sun, tough way to start..

  4. Gavinsdad Says:

    Word Bill Bonney…haven’t heard the standalone tho…same with Ye Olde Asse Festival…which was weird to get as a standalone as well.

  5. Gavinsdad Says:

    Gun to your head: Coil or Bouncin?

    I’m bouncin.

  6. William H. Bonney Says:

    first started putting landlady in PYTIE in94-95? or was it early?

  7. William H. Bonney Says:

    Coil for me…love the main section..rolling piano licks over smooth gordo lines…boucin fan is with ya though 🙂

  8. Gratefulcub Says:

    Coil. I like it lots when Leo plays his piano for me.

  9. Gratefulcub Says:

    Add me as a solid member of the Orchestre Poly-Rythmo bandwagon

  10. Robear Says:

    no doubt will H! might as well file for the big D on Monday!

  11. bouncin fan Says:


    That hack has single handedly shown Luongo and now nobokov are over paid best days behind em soft net minders

    It’s 0-3 Man. Thorton is -10 in the playoffs. Sharks don’t win in the playoffs. Period.

    Vancouver I feel was the stronger opponent.

    The sharks are out of their league. I called sweep in this one from jump.

    When my cubs get swept in the playoffs its cuz the other team is better. No excuses.

    Easily be sharks 2-1 is classic total bullshit.

    Orchestre poly is the shit no doubt.

  12. nonoyolker Says:

    Happy Weekend All!

    G-dad, hope you are enjoying the coast. I ended up having to stay another day, but my schedule was grizzly. Didn’t get back til late last night. Got about 4 glimpses of Cali sun all week. Hope you’re soaking more of it up.

    Headed up to UVM for my girl’s brother’s grad. Should be a solid time.

    Kayda and any other fans of boognish, I found this ween live covers compilation on the interweb. some songs are jokes, but some are suprisingly tender and show off deaner and gener’s musicianship. worth checking out if you dig the dudes (the dead tracks, all things must pass, georgia, and summerwind were all pretty sweet after first listen – warning sound quality is spotty and suspect at times)

    Ween Covers
    1.Paradise City
    2.War pigs
    3.Manic Depression
    4.Riders on the storm
    5.Georgia Mind
    7.fool believes
    8.fire on the mountain
    10.all of my love
    11.Kanasas City
    12.Band on the run
    13.Give up the funk
    14.Deez nuts
    15.Purple Rain
    1.piano man
    2.taking to the streets
    3.girl dont tell me
    4.house quake
    5.love on the rocks
    6.all things
    9.idiot wind
    10.scenes from an italian resturant
    11.space oddity
    12.stella blue
    13.hot for teacher
    15.ace of spades

    Kick ass all

  13. El Duderino Says:

    Goin’ to a fancy french restaurant tonight for King Wilson’s (Future Father in-law) 69th birthday. Went and got a nice yellow linen button down with a pair of light colored kacky linen pants for the occasion. No jeans allowed apparently no matter how fancy.

  14. bouncin fan Says:

    It could easily be 3-0 sharks

    If big buff was on the sharks

    And minus thorton was on the hawks

  15. Lycanthropist Says:

    where can i find a download for this Orchestre or is it a buy only type of thing?

  16. KWL Says:

    dont have a horse in this race aw, just wanted to see a better series

    games 1 & 3 were 1 goal games, wish one of them would have went the other way

    didn’t say chi wasn’t clearly the better team

    no point in watching now

  17. joe Says:

    work>90th birthday for grandma>making a few cocktails and smoking the brown weed while watching the celtics and cranking tunes to indoctrinate my new downstairs neighbors. can’t have them getting too used to peace and quiet.

  18. kayatosh Says:

    el dude: ugh. dress odes. what a farce.

    4-11-78 Friend of the devil — a real nice one, featuring some unique jerry.

  19. kayatosh Says:

    what up g’sdad? thanks for the west coast report.

  20. kayatosh Says:

    brown weed? what the?

  21. Robear Says:

    gc, wow, your little one looks more like a human every avatar!

    CUte cUTe, CUTE!

    sit right next to me on the OPR bandwagon. brace for bane-pact.

  22. bouncin fan Says:

    I know man

    Just defendiing big buff
    Like it or not a huge difference maker I would never want on an opposing team

  23. Mr.Palmer Says:

    “When my cubs get swept in the playoffs”

    Cubs? Playoffs? When does this occur? I kid. I’m a Met fan.

    Off for a 2 hr drive for a 2 year old b-day party. Fun stuff.

    Kids – “Daddy, can you change this music. We don’t like this”

    Dad- ” Please be quiet, there about to tease magilla during this Tweezer, listen, you can’t miss it”

    Kids- “Shut up dad ,That’s no tease, your an idiot. Put on Dora now!”

    Dad puts on Dora for the 523rd time.

  24. joe Says:

    It’s tough times for me. don’t really have any good connections and this was the best I could muster up. I’m not a huge smoker anymore as far as frequency goes so this brown bag has lasted too long. Figuring I might be able to run into something good in a month or so at a show. Until then it’s the brown (or maybe almost green’sh?, anyway you know the not so kind)

  25. El Duderino Says:

    I’m pretty sure if all that was available was the “Brown” I’d be on a hiatus…

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