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. Kaveh Says:

    Miner – thanks for the Madison Bowie, can’t wait to relive. And as you said, the Minneapolis Bowie is the all-timer! Second row in the orchestra pit for that one. Crazy stuff, but awesome.

  2. HarryHood Says:

    Wow, the crowd is going nuts in this Gin from today’s ten. Waves of cheering…..

  3. tela'smuff Says:

    @KP – you are a man among boys. i greatly appreciate the insight, and will hit you up post Memorial Day.

  4. Stupendous Says:

    man o man am i late today
    woke up at nine, which is when i go in to work…
    made it in before 10!

    ready to boogie!

  5. kenny powers Says:

    not sure about that tela! just an obsessive type 🙂 one of the reasons Phish suits me.

  6. Leo Weaver Says:

    Morning guys…TTFF underway, some classic picks for this first morning of a long weekend.

    Public Service Annoucement – Be sure to add your name to the spreadsheet for any of the several meetups you may be attending this summer.

    BTBFest – Blossom
    Gavinsdad’s BBQ and Good Times – Camden
    HuggieBear’s First Annual Disc Golf Challenge – Telluride
    Jones Beach Beach Party – JB
    Willow’s GhettoFabulous BBQ – Hartford
    Beep and Co. Deer Creek BBQ – Deer Creek
    Leo’s Carolina Garden Party – Charlotte
    Toyota Park Meetup – Chicago

    Looks like lots of good times…sign up at http://www.tinyurl.com/msgmeet

  7. Leo Weaver Says:

    Waves of cheering are good…great Gin for sure.

  8. KWL Says:

    anything in the works for spac?

    group therapy to help willowed recover after crying about his kids with lucy?

  9. Bapslap Says:

    Ah, I expected a look back on Fenway, but Ten Tunes are always welcome!

  10. willowed Says:

    I am already upset just thinking about it KWL.

  11. Leo Weaver Says:

    Nothing up on the spreadsheet @KWL…sounds like there’s gonna be a pretty big contingent of BBers there though. Gonna be tough for me not to ride on up there from Hartford with neemor. But gotta head back to the NYC for some time with sister and the Mrs.

  12. tela'smuff Says:

    god, it’s nice to be reminded how huge the Gin is. ’99 Winter was off the hook.

  13. willowed Says:

    Why did I take that L? Kids, job, wife. how am I going to get home? Where am I ? Why is it so packed in here? Why do I want to cut out my frineds heart? Oh my god I am freaking out.

    I am just going to sit down here and cry. Mr. P. where are you….HEEEEEEELLLPPPPPPPPPP


  14. KWL Says:

    we’ll help you through willowed!

  15. willowed Says:

    friends not frineds…Typo

  16. KWL Says:

    as long as you don’t try to ride one of those dragon things home, i think we can get you through it

  17. Stupendous Says:

    ur such a clown willowed!

  18. willowed Says:

    It’s called a Luck Dragon and his name is Snuggles.

  19. HarryHood Says:

    Hahaha….. The Luck Dragon! Classic!!!

  20. BTB Says:

    Tela – I was thinking about going to Hookah, but I’ve decided against it. I am fronting a lot of cash for BTB Fest (Porto-lets and Passenger vans etc.) so I was trying to just hit a $10-15 show.

    I’ll probably just spend the weekend relaxing, chopping wood and chilling with family.

    GOT ALL MY VACATION DAYS CONFIRMED – see you BB’ers for the Southern Run and T-ride!!!!!!!!!!

  21. KWL Says:

    if i had photoshop skills i would put willow on top of a luck dragon, flying over spac

  22. Kaveh Says:

    Thanks for a great 10 tunes again Mr. Miner!

  23. HarryHood Says:

    I was surprised to see that there was no meet-up listed on the spreadsheet for SPAC considering that it’s probably going to be the largest gathering of all of us aside from maybe BTB Fest. I’m actually going to block out the entire weekend of BTB Fest from my mind since I can’t go anyhow…..

  24. fat bastard Says:

    btb are you goin to TP

  25. HarryHood Says:

    @ KWL

    My computer screen is now covered in coffee. Thanks.

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