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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504 Responses to “Ten Tunes For Friday”

  1. Stupendous Says:

    TV burns more brain cells than alcohol

  2. [Not Tom] Marshall Says:

    Heroes S1 … great. S2 … ok. S3 … meh. S4 … has there been a S4?

  3. Stupendous Says:

    I fell off the heroes wagon after it turned into soap opera during season 3
    i heard it got cancelled. shit sucked hard after 2nd season

  4. BingosBrother Says:

    My new LOST is Fringe. FBI Agent Dunham in her underwear gettin dosed intravenously in a sensory deprivation tank on the reg = great television.

  5. sanchothehutt Says:

    ^My buddies all say Fringe is great. Planning to catch up in time for next season.

  6. willowed Says:

    Bingos your are right on.
    Fringe is one of the best shows on right now!

  7. [Not Tom] Marshall Says:

    My wife put me in charge of filling her iPod for a cross-country plane trip she was taking today. Decided to dig into Phish studio work and put the following on it (along with a whole bunch of other stuff completely unrelated to Phish). Some radio-friendly stuff in the catalog, when you really think about it. I mention this just to say that there’s some Phish out there for just about anyone and everyone. (BTW, my wife’s fan because of me – not a huge one but she does dig it). My goal in putting these songs on here was to NOT have her hit the “next track” button once.

    Anyway, here’s the list … again … all studio

    If I Could
    Limb by Limb
    Wading in the Velvet Sea
    Heavy Things
    The Connection
    Crowd Control
    Backwards Down the Number Line

  8. kenny powers Says:

    i finally watched Season 1 of Heroes on HD-DVD last year when i was home for 3 days with a back injury, and was absolutely enthralled start to finish. the ending was majorly anticlimactic for me because the buildup was so damn good all season.

    even before i watched it i had heard how season 2 was a major let-down, partially because of the strike which shortened the seasons of all TV shows, but also because it just wasn’t nearly as captivating.

    can any Heroes fans out there confirm whether i was right to forget about anything beyond season 1, which i thought was amazing? i have to say, the Zen-like musical score and the Indian guy’s narration combined with the Vicodin i was on made for a supremely escapist experience.

  9. [Not Tom] Marshall Says:

    @ KP – since we know how badly it’s gone downhill, I say there’s no reason to venture any further with the series than you have already.

  10. sanchothehutt Says:

    KP, you absolutely did the right thing. That show was garbage after S1, IMO.

  11. BingosBrother Says:

    Heroes never got the momentum back. Really jumped the shark when the dude from Prison Break got involved.

  12. [Not Tom] Marshall Says:

    I think it will be 3 to 5 years before we encounter another show as good as Lost. Plus it will take another couple of years after that to establish it’s legitimacy. Dry spell coming fast.

    Again, thankfully, Vermont’s Phinest are playing semi-regularly again to even things out.

  13. (Formally Known As) BrandonKayda Says:

    Hey BB

    I recorded some clav/piano/funk improv the other day, and was wondering if any of you would be interested in hearing it. Thoughts/constructive criticism comments are very welcome and appreciated

    Brandon Kayda – Clav/Piano Funk Improvisation -http://www.mediafire.com/?mwx2ijqzytv

    This def. isn’t me at my best, mostly because i was nervous about recording improv for the first time, but I hope you guys dig it

    Thanks everybody!!! I appreciate it

  14. Stupendous Says:

    KP check out season 2, it was alright, a little more dragged out…dont bother with 3rd… and share ur script will ya?! 😉

  15. [Not Tom] Marshall Says:

    The writers’ strike did have a seriously damaging effect on that show, as well as a whole bunch of others that never got the chance to take off.

  16. BingosBrother Says:

    Later Gators. If any of you stoners haven’t seen Grandmas Boy, get baned as shit and watch it. My favorite stoney movie.

  17. (Formally Known As) BrandonKayda Says:



    Some clav/funk improv i recorded. I was wondering if any of you would like to hear it. Any thoughts/comments/criticism is very welcome. Thanks for listening everybody!

  18. voopa Says:

    Today Mike was added to this year’s moe.down. Would love to check that fest some year…

  19. kenny powers Says:

    gotcha, thanks peeps. it’s too bad it started white-hot and went downhill…usually a show that lasts at least 4/5 seasons starts kind of OK and then peaks creatively/passionately at season 2 or 3…


  20. willowed Says:

    Come on NT Marshall.
    You forgot Fast Enough For You. Chicks dig that jam!

  21. Stupendous Says:

    and waves

  22. willowed Says:

    Listening to The Viloa Lee Blues form 4/15/99
    (Phil and Friends with our 2 boys)

  23. willowed Says:

    Can you say “bass duel”.
    Moe bassist (name?) and Cactus. That would be nice.

  24. sanchothehutt Says:

    Willowed, I got those shows on disc from my buddy Walleye a long time ago. Still spin them a few times a year. There’s some brilliant music in there.

  25. willowed Says:

    Nothing like opening the show with a 35 minute Viola Lee Blues.
    Not a typo….35 minutes….First song of the run!

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