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. voidboy Says:


    the CRONICLES OF HARRY… Well, can’t say… my flight has just left the station… a little “Fluff Head” and we’ll be looking for a window seat any minute.

  2. HarryHood Says:

    @ Tom

    About three years ago we ended up having a mayor who was great. He cleaned up downtown and organized a few summer gatherings with live music/fireworks/etc. It was great and the town really seemed to take on a really good vibe. Then someone leaked that he was gay and the closed minded attitude of the people in this town basically forced him out of office. He ended up resigning due to the fallout and the new guy who got elected accused him of overspending the budget on unnecessary items such as the summer festivals. Just when things started rebounding, some idiot has to prove a point. Again. Well done. Now we don’t have jobs AND we have nothing to do.

  3. HarryHood Says:

    @ Void

    Your words are wise yet I still need an interpreter. llfa

  4. voidboy Says:

    @ kayatosh,

    Some good GD tunes never hurt. Recommendations are always nice.

  5. kayatosh Says:

    “What they fail to realize as they sit in thier mansions on the lake is that by keeping out the hippies, they are keeping out the money and our town is turning into a slum. With slums comes drugs.”

    ^^^^ keep drugs out of your town invite in the hippies. classic

  6. [Not Tom] Marshall Says:

    Every time I hear a really good Mike’s I am reminded that we didn’t get one in 2009.

  7. [Not Tom] Marshall Says:

    ^ In fact, I would say that Mike’s was the most underpeforming song in regular rotation during 2009. It’s not like it sucked, but it didn’t slay.

    If your band’s name is “Slayer,” then you must slay! If it’s called Mike’s Song, then it should freakin’ destroy!

  8. voidboy Says:


    “Your words are wise yet I still need an interpreter. llfa”

    Yeah, whatever… I don’t know… ask my brain of five minutes ago. I’m waiting for Tai food… what’s “llfa” stand for?

  9. [Not Tom] Marshall Says:

    LLFA stands for Mike’s Burger Sans Onions.

  10. kayatosh Says:

    this 12-18-73 is choice gd. e.g., check out the TLEO – jerry singing beautifully, bobby laying down a funky rhythm. donna on maternity leave = best 73 shows. Bobby’s playing is so good in this period it boggles the mind. even keith has something to say musically. after much gd listening, i’ve honed in on 73 as my fav. yr. and quality of these recordings of a concert 37 yrs. ago, when i wasn’t even one, also boggle the mind.

  11. voidboy Says:

    you know, that’s funny, because I came up with… “Landscape Level Functional Assessment”

    You’re not trying to sell me a used disco ball are you… (or swampland in Florida?)

  12. kayatosh Says:

    peace yall, gona melt into this dec. 73. peace

  13. voidboy Says:


    I was always fond of ’72 (Dick’s Picks #4 2/14/72) show for earlier years… I really like it when they “space” things out and stretch their wings.

  14. [Not Tom] Marshall Says:

    Actually I was just kidding.

    LLFA stands for E String Snare Key.

  15. voidboy Says:

    You know, I actually laughed at that… damn you for making my ignorance so funny….

  16. [Not Tom] Marshall Says:

    Just for the record, and to put to rest this insanity, it stands for

    Love Languedoc Frets Always

  17. [Not Tom] Marshall Says:

    or Loring Loves Fish Again

  18. Kenny Powers Says:


    not sure if you’re still on but i was just playing a recent Charlie Miller transfer of 12/6/73. amazing sound quality!

  19. voidboy Says:

    and somehow I thought “Hasselhoff” was going to make his way into this conversation… (where’s Willowed when you need him).

    As always… make mine a bathtub gin (circa 96… preferably Clifford ball)

  20. kayatosh Says:

    i’m here. yes, 12/73 gd = awesome. jazzy delightful.

    and is the blackhawk’s mascot/emblem really that caricature of an indian brave? wow.

  21. kayatosh Says:

    void: i don’t know that dick’s. the shoulder years (72, 74) are great too.

  22. voidboy Says:

    okay… 12/73 I will find… awesome is the word…llfa…

  23. [Not Tom] Marshall Says:

    Lamp Light Flash Alpen-cheese.

  24. kayatosh Says:

    they’re just so letter perfect, yet loose and chill in late 73. it all seems to work. balanced, unhurried. stretching, for sure.

  25. kayatosh Says:

    here ya go void.


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