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. SillyWilly Says:

    You probably won’t go through Dayton, so maybe that shaves a little off.

    im realizing Im stepping into your business, so my bad.

  2. gavinsdad Says:

    @Mr. C – definitely gonna grab that African mix. thanks for the edit 🙂

    @JTran – no worries. looking forward to it. i appreciate the heads up on the headcount…closer to the date i’ll send a group email to everyone on the spreadsheet with directions etc.

  3. halcyon Says:

    Thanks C for the mix.

    My sister is big into Broadway shows, and theater, has heard many great things about the Fela play which has been nominated for several Tony’s. She is planning on seeing it later next month. I think I might pass the link on to her for an introduction to Afrobeat.

    Summer has finally arrived in the Rockies. Went from a high of 40 two days ago, to a high of 90 today.

    Finally catching up to Minerese vol II. Great idea! Hard being away from the BB. Time flies on here!

  4. Mr. Completely Says:

    @verno try acupuncture and chinese medicine if you can find it in your area

    really really helps for structural probs like back stuff

  5. tela'smuff Says:

    @Silly – ha! thanks bro! no sweat. i was just ballparking, and underestimating as i’m prone to do. thanks for the heads up though.

    I am outta here peeps! Have a fantastic weekend and be safe.

    Holy shit this Halley’s is sending me out on a high!!!!! Forgot how sick this is. 2003 wasn’t bad folks!!


  6. Mr. Completely Says:

    “I think GD AUD’s are inferior because the venues are so enormous. ”

    Also the mikes just weren’t very good yet. You had to be in the Just Exactly Perfect spot to get a decent pull at all.

  7. halcyon Says:

    News is reporting that someone from the Coast Guard has claimed that the flow of oil has stopped…. ::trying to think positive about that::

  8. El Duderino Says:

    True dat Mr. C!!

    Do you have the 9/28/75 MOTB release??? Super sweet FOB

  9. El Duderino Says:

    @ halcyon

    BP tried that shit yesterday. Only to find out they shut the mud pumping down for 12 hours. Those MF’rs are so fuckin’ shady. I’m disgusted with all of it.

  10. Bad Nirvana Cover Band Says:

    Every thursday, I go to sleep, dreaming of waking to ten great ballads from Miner.

    Every friday, I awake to a list of drawn out, jammy tunes with no sing alongs or clap alongs.

    Oh well.

  11. Type III Jamming Personality Disorder Says:

    one last thing: if any New England pholk are gonna be at the Strangecreek Campout at all this weekend, let me know (typeiiijpd at gmail). I’m going for the day on Sunday with the wife.

  12. Mr. Completely Says:

    FWIW the whole African music thing is working out perfectly for me

    I have really enjoyed the change of pace and have learned a lot but I can see the end of this obsessive phase coming into view, in perfect timing for the first leg of Phish tour…kind of like what someone just said a cpl pages back about listening to a lot of GD recently…it’s been great to dig into something really different and new both for its own merits and also to kind of hit the reset button on all the music in my normal rotation.

    Two weeks is not a very long time.

    Very cool there are so many meetups happening!

  13. Mr. Completely Says:

    Absolutely, @Dude, you are right, it is sick

    those MotB folks have actually released a fair number of very worthwhile AUDs…they do exist…but the truly great ones are super rare. Mostly they are good enough to make excellent matrix fodder 😮

  14. SOAM Says:

    Halley’s jam has been virtually non existent and that was more than half my reason for enjoying the song-with this I’m simpatice with Senor Meener- I enjoyed the BB yesterday-I think one day Miner should do a BB’er profile of the top 25 or 50 users….you know-your best show memory-shows attended-strand of pot you favor-other drugs you like-what type of beer-liquor-sort of a member profile day-i would like to know al little more about miiner-

  15. halcyon Says:

    Yeah El Dude

    I probably shouldn’t get my hopes up about it …. but trying to think positive about it all!

  16. Mr. Completely Says:

    to prove what @Dude said is valid, those same 1970s mikes that for the most part weren’t good enough for big venues did a great job onstage at little Jerry shows…for fans of AUD recordings I recommend 8-31-74 Garcia/Saunders as one of the earliest really clear AUDs…as an onstage recording it does have flaws (low vocals and unrealistic stereo image) but since the mikes were basically pointed right @ Jerry’s amp, the guitar tone captured on that thing is A+++

    would make a brilliant mtx but last I heard there was no sbd circulating, haven’t looked in years tho

  17. El Duderino Says:

    Mr. C

    You goin’ through LOST withdrawals??

  18. Bad Nirvana Cover Band Says:

    2001 = bird chirp jam?

  19. halcyon Says:

    My sister and I were talking about LOST on the way up from picking her up at the airport, and she said she bought me seasons 1-6 to relive it. Won’t get it until 6 comes out in August, but stoked to watch it all over again!

  20. kenny powers Says:

    OK, so this may offend some of the ladies but it was my wife who thought it was hilarious and forwarded it to me. It was posted on the Oceans of Osyrus forum:

    “Setlist for picking up ladies at a Phish show”

    Set 1: Talk > Ha Ha Ha, Secret Smile, The Connection, Contact, Grind > Party Time

    Set 2: Meatstick, Fuck Your Face, In a Hole, Walls of the Cave, Split Open and Melt > Foam > Joy

    Encore: Sleep

  21. kenny powers Says:

    here was one of the responses:

    “how about songs you don’t want to make the encore or setlist for that matter?

    – down with disease
    – all things reconsidered
    – dog faced boy

  22. kenny powers Says:

    and another guy’s version of perhaps a one-set affair

    “Beauty of My Dreams > Dinner and a Movie > Walk Away > Poor Heart > And So To Bed > Army of One “

  23. HarryHood Says:


    I added SPAC to the meet-up board this morning after talking to KWL. Since most people are travelling to town on Saturday, it looks like an “official” meet-up on Sunday would be the best option. Although I would like to hang with a few of you at the show on Saturday and maybe grab a brew or two in town post-show, so I guess just sign up and post your thoughts. Your Phishthoughts if you will.

  24. Kaveh Says:

    @ El Dude. I’ve been out of the loop for awhile. Since you seem to be the leader of the Miller-pack, has there been any Miller SBD’s out recently that really grab your attention? And if so, which one(s)? Thanks!

  25. voopa Says:

    LLFA @ sexlists!

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