Weekend Nuggets: Pacific NW ’96


Portland '96

Since Phish has shied away from the Pacific Northwest this time around, here are a couple shows from ’96, when Phish was a nationally touring outfit. These shows were part of an extensive west coast run that concluded Fall ’96. (This Portland show may have been posted once, but now it will be in the permanent archives as well.)

11.24.96 Memorial Coliseum, Portland, OR < Torrent

11.24.96 Memorial Coliseum, Portland, OR < Megaupload

I: Poor Heart, AC/DC Bag, All Things Reconsidered, Bouncing Around the Room, Reba, Character Zero, Strange Design, Taste, I Didn’t Know, Sample in a Jar, Run Like an Antelope

II: Also Sprach Zarathustra > Sparkle, David Bowie, A Day in the Life, You Enjoy Myself, Loving Cup, Suzy Greenberg

E: Ginseng Sullivan, Cavern
Source: Unknown


11.27.96 Key Arena, Seattle, WA < Torrent

11.27.96 Key Arena, Seattle, WA < Megaupload

I: Julius, My Friend, My Friend, Ya Mar, Chalk Dust Torture, The Sloth, Uncle Pen, Free, Theme From the Bottom, Bold As Love

II: Down with Disease > Jesus Just Left Chicago, Scent of a Mule, Tweezer > Sweet Emotion Jam > Down with Disease, The Star Spangled Banner, Fire

E: Waste, Tweezer Reprise

Source: Unknown


Jam of the Weekend:

Bathtub Gin” 11.7.96 II

A beast from Rupp Arena in Lexington, KY.




“Sneakin Sally” 10.31.98 Las Vegas, NV

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553 Responses to “Weekend Nuggets: Pacific NW ’96”

  1. SillyWilly Says:

    I love Tom Marshall.

    I also love {Not Tom} Marshall if he’s reading. It doesn’t matter to me that he’s not really Tom Marshall.

  2. kayatosh Says:

    tom + trey = good tunage

  3. Davey Says:

    http://www.collegehumor.com/video:1936044 <——- This + Private Phish show + me & Lucy = Heaven.

  4. kayatosh Says:

    woah, davey.

  5. kayatosh Says:

    gonna spin 10-1-99 gumbo>mist now. peace out

  6. lycanthropist Says:

    Silly you out there?

    I got a good Robbins quote about music for ya…

  7. SillyWilly Says:

    Im here, Lycan!

  8. kayatosh Says:

    10 mins into this 12 min., 10-1-99 gumbo.. extremely good. top gumbo. unhurried, spacey jam. out there, yet melodic. hendrixian solo from trey w/ that liquidy, backward sounding tone. cohesive and unselfish. 99, man. i admit i slept on it.

    now mist or mts. in the mist, if you will.

  9. kayatosh Says:

    you want great lyrics, try this old trey tune, kissed by mist

    The forest seemed to swallow us
    Your hand was holding tight
    We walked together several miles
    And fading was the light
    So softly then I heard a voice
    You seemed to hear it too
    Then walked on resolutely like
    It wasn’t meant for you

    But when it came again I stopped
    The voice among the trees
    Came flowing sweetly louder now
    In tones designed to please
    Again you pulled upon my arm,
    “You have to listen now”
    And as you spoke, a chill went through me,
    Freezing me somehow

    “The woodland folk and forest creatures living in this glade,
    Have asked me to bring people here for this I am well paid
    The silent song will capture you, enrapture you and then,
    You’ll grow roots and bark and leaves, and I’ll bring back more men”

    “But why”, I asked, not quite aware of what was going on,
    I saw your movements move urgently, but words were drowned in song
    “You are different though”, she said, “you have something to say,
    It was a big mistake to take you here, let’s run away.”

    I tried to run, but couldn’t, my head was bathed in sound,
    And I looked down and saw my legs two feet beneath the ground.
    My toes were roots, my fingers twigs, my skin was scaley bark
    And as into an oak I changed, I watched you in the dark
    Completing your transaction with the nebulous green crowd,
    Of tiny dancing forest people, singing very loud.

    A celebration for a tree, and then I understood,
    My initial feelings in this melancholy wood
    I know I felt the change in you, when we finally kissed,
    I looked but you were surrounded by, a tapestry of mist

    I picture you, as wind blows through our leaves and over land,
    Every tree that stands with me for money changing hands.

  10. lycanthropist Says:

    ok silly here you go and really for all of you..

    i think this is very pertinent to Phish.

    taken from the pages of Jitterbug Perfume:

    “Pan’s song, because it served no purpose, because, indeed, it transcended the human yoke of purposes, was, above all, liberating. It was music beyond the control of the player’s will or the listener’s will; the will, in fact, dissolved in it. To Kudra it was the aural equivalent of the rope trick: a giddy ascent up a shaky coil, to arrive in a place of mystery, where the sense of all-encompassing oneness with the natural world and the sense of the absolute aloneness of the individual coexist and commingle. There was a sort of hippity-hoppity bunny rabbit quality to Pan’s erratic melody, but also a roaming goatish quality, stubborn, rough, and lean. If at one instance it sounded tender and idyllic, at another, threatening and brutal, perhaps that was because Pan’s song was the inner animal’s songs, all of them, summed into one seemingly random epiphany. Kudra felts that at Pan’s concert she was on less than solid ground, yet, as unsteady as that ground might be, she was driven to dance upon it. (maybe there is no proper way to react to the inner animal’s tune but dance to them)”

  11. lycanthropist Says:

    dang didnt mean to take the wind out of the convo…

  12. SillyWilly Says:

    Sorry Lycan Im here…my mom called. give me a sec and ill respond

  13. SillyWilly Says:

    Yeah I really like that, Lycan!

    Music is so wonderful for the way it eases the tension between our mind striving for meaning and the world that perpetually answers with no meaning.

    I think that quote is a great reflection for the way I feel during a big Phish jam. Part of me is pulled to ask Why? Part of me is just pulled to move. and part of me is soothed like the most gentle hand is steadying my motion.

  14. lycanthropist Says:

    yeh it pretty much is how i feel in a transcendent Phish jam

    climbing up a rope to the heavens of nothingness and enjoying the communal psyche that resides up there

  15. SillyWilly Says:

    Is it any different when you play, Lycan?

    Im really curious as to what goes through your mind while you’re playing? Is it the same sort of feeling? Are you conscious of your hands at the keys?

  16. Dr. Pronoia Says:

    @ Kaya – I loved that 10-1-99 show! Haven’t listened to it in forever. That’d make a great addition to the archive (hint hint Miner)

  17. (Formally Known As) BrandonKayda Says:

    That’s a great quote Lycan. I haven’t quite gotten to that point in the book yet myself 😉

    What up BB?

  18. SillyWilly Says:

    homework, BK. mother f’in homework.

    how are you?

  19. lycanthropist Says:


    i would say that the better i am playing the less i am actually thinkin about playing

    as soon as i strip my ego from the performance true realms of improv can be reached

  20. (Formally Known As) BrandonKayda Says:

    I’m doing fine @Silly.

    That’s very cool Lycan. BTW, listening to “The Word” from 5/20 – Very nice jam in there. Funky.

    I’ve always wondered how I would feel playing on a stage. It would certainly be an incredible experience for me.

  21. SillyWilly Says:

    right on, Lycan.

    any particular shows where you recall this happening vividly?

  22. flarrdogg Says:

    Great quote, Lycan.

    Hooray for Tom Robbins. He lives out here and I saw him speak/read last year. As irreverently awesome as one would expect. I celebrate his whole catalogue.

  23. (Formally Known As) BrandonKayda Says:

    In the middle of Jitterbug Perfume so far, my first Robbins read.

    It’s great so far

  24. ChefBradford Says:

    Nice quotation, very apt. I need to reread all of my T Robbins; unfortunately I think my copy of jitterbug is missing either the first or last chapter or two

  25. Selector J Says:

    Want to listen to the reggae show?
    Click the name to start streaming….

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