Ten Tunes For Friday

Hampton '09 (J.Volckhausen)

Another week in the books, and summer tour is but two away. Today is one of the last few installments of Ten Tunes before the music begins to flow in earnest. The time is almost upon us. But while we’re waiting, here are some jams to enhance your Friday. Happy Memorial Day weekend folks, the summer season officially starts now.


Bathtub Gin > 2001” 12.2.99 II

This sequence served as the centerpiece of the first second set of December ’99.



David Bowie” 11.20.94 II

A ferocious jam set the table for the all-timer the following week in Minneapolis.



Halley’s > Hood” 2.24.03 II

12.29.09 (W.Rogell)

After an incredibly (read: too) long sit-in from BB King slowed the first set to a crawl, this sequence picked up the action to start the second set in style. And post-hiatus “Hoods” began to grow.



Stash” 12.29.95 I

A phenomenal version that capped a vintage year for “Stash.”



Tweezer” 11.11.96 II

Only weeks after Remain In Light one can already hear Phish beginning to focus on rhythmic grooves. Segments of this jam sound like they could be plucked from ’97.



Split Open and Melt” 12.28.95 I

There was no better way to kick off what many believe to be the greatest New Year’s Run of all-time in 1995.



Antelope 8.12.96 I

Creek '04Deer Creek “Antelopes” and Alpine “Tweezers,” timeless Midwestern staples of summer tour. This aggressive “Antelope” showed up in the first set of ’96’s first show, setting the tone for a stellar two nights in the cornfields of Noblesville.



YEM” 10.31.09 III

Indio’s celebratory, and rather large, Halloween “YEM;” one of ’09’s better versions.

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  1. Mr. Murph Says:

    That split is nasty. Cant wait to get one this summer!

  2. Willowed Says:

    Hey Boys and Girls,
    It’s going to be a beautiful weekend here in the North East. I hope you all enjoy the shit out of it.
    Make it a great one people!
    More jammed out Timbers in 2010

  3. Type III Jamming Personality Disorder Says:

    mornin’ all

    hope the world finds you less foggy than I today. maybe the TTFF will shake off the cobwebs…

    yup. Gin>2001. works every time!

  4. Matso Says:

    @ willowed –

    See you in 3 weeks today dude!

    Amen to more jammed out Timber’s – the 11.16.97 version has been getting a fair bit of play for me recently (I love the long drawn out intro, the super serious ’97-vintage Trey guitar work and then that sweet jam at the end) and I used to always call for Timber to open second sets (lost a lot of bets that way!)

  5. gavinsdad Says:

    thanks Miner. half day today at work. TTFF until i get outta here.

    one more time on this trade…i posted late last nite:

    My good friend has a pair of camden pavs to trade for a pair of MPP pavs. anyone wanna execute that trade please get in touch. thx
    edloooram AT yahoo DOT com

    have a good day yalls

  6. kenny powers Says:


    “I hope you all enjoy the shit out of it.”

    haha, i can always count on 1st page brilliance from willowed. everyone needs to use their collective jedi mind powers to will this virus/cold away from my body, because I need to prepare for a panel interview for a really big promotion….which isn’t scheduled yet but is probably gonna happen late next week or the week after.

    mrs. powers just recovered from a vicious, week-long cold and i CANNOT get what she had! this promotion would be HUGE!

  7. Little Buddy Says:


    Garlic, garlic, garlic!!! Then some vitamin C. Maybe a few jalapenos. That’s my recipe for fighting off the onset of a cold. Good luck!

  8. gavinsdad Says:

    @KP: Mr. C had this pretty simple and potent garlic pasta recipe he posted in the past couple of weeks….a cold killer…hopefully he can repost later today.

    also…i got a couple of your remastered nov 97 shows…really nice job…some of the most potent auds i’ve ever heard.

  9. Angryjoggerz Says:

    Michigan cottage. Summer is here.

  10. tela'smuff Says:

    I’m about to expose myself to some ’94 Phish and/or Bowie ignorance here.

    “David Bowie” 11.20.94 II

    A ferocious jam set the table for the all-timer the following week in Minneapolis.”

    I always considered the all-time Bowie the Providence Bowie 12/29/94.
    This Minneapolis version you speak of is somehow foreign to me. Now I need to hear this.

  11. BTB Says:

    Anyone in the midwest going to any shows this weekend. I have nothing to do for 3 days…stuck in Ohio.

  12. kenny powers Says:

    thanks for the garlic tips guys, i was not aware of that! i’ve been upping my vitamin intake and taking Zicam disintegrating tabs every 3 hours…

    and glad you like the remasters Gavins

  13. tela'smuff Says:

    @BTB – this could be an option for ya.


    i’m in Keeennntucky!

  14. tela'smuff Says:

    @Kenny – what’s this about remastered shows? You seem to be the man with this stuff. Can i offer a music trade of some kind? Have you done anything from ’09?

  15. verno329 Says:

    Really in need of some good vibes today. My bad back from a car wreck 10 years ago has returned with a vengeance. After 4 days of misery I finally went back to my chiropractor that I hadn’t been to in 8+ years. Looks like I may have a long road of adjustments and back-cracking ahead of me that I can’t afford at all. Super bummed.

  16. DaNcInG fOoL Says:

    yo how many people does toyota park seat for concerts?

  17. Type III Jamming Personality Disorder Says:



  18. willowed Says:

    Verno – Vibes are transmitting as I type!!

    Can’t wait Matao. This will be fun!!

  19. ma Says:


    wow, what a beautiful poster next to the antelope…anybody know what show that’s from ( deer creek ? )


    fluids, fluids, fluids !!! feel better….just getting over bronchittis myself, picked it up from my students

  20. [Not Tom] Marshall Says:

    How many Phish fans does it take to replace in a lightbulb?

    Answer: 420

    1 to actually replace the bulb
    1 to create a website to record the place and time of the event
    1 to create a database from which to glean statistics about the lightbulb
    1 to write articles discussing the lightbulb
    416 to endlessly debate the minutiae of screwing in the lightbulb

  21. mrfergie Says:

    morning all – willowed super bummed that I won’t be able to make the bb bash @ your place. Going to the Thursday night show, and due to needing time off for the upcoming wedding I have to go into work on Friday…

  22. ma Says:

    i didn’t know we could actually fit inside a lightbulb

  23. [Not Tom] Marshall Says:

    typos from editing ma, typos from editing. I don’t think ive ever made a single post that didn’t deserve at least one edit afterwards.

  24. willowed Says:

    Transmitting – I like that word.
    I feel like I should always say it in a nerd voice ala the scientist from The Simpsons.

  25. ma Says:

    i hear ya, it’s friday..no worries…3 day weekend!!

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