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. Tzara's Ghost Says:

    @ Mr. C, were you still thinking of coming up for Tony Allen on the 19th? Just found out it’s at a casino about 25 miles east of town. Kind of less excited now, but still might go.

  2. sneven Says:

    RE: traveling from Cinci to Blossom

    Why would you not just take 71 the whole way there? I realize you have to get through Columbus traffic, but you can always take the 270 outerbelt around C-bus and catch 71 again on the other side. I live in OH and work all over the state. That’s how I would make that trip.

  3. Mr. Completely Says:

    actually when you burn a regular audio CD, whether the files on you HD are AIFF or WAV, the burner converts them to .cda files which are the actual CD filetype. It’s true that AIFFs are less flexible directly, but if you’re burning CDRs, there is zero difference in the end product. I have burned many many CDRs from AIFF with no problem. FWIW they don’t really give any advantage either.

  4. bouncin fan Says:


    My whole phone media player right now is pretty much all the stuff I gave you and you gave me

    Whenever I listen to it on shuffle I just keep thinking it could make a killer edited playlist

    I think the idea you spoke of before of combing some of the best orchestre “slack” tracks with some similar western funk and 70’s soul jazz cats could make a very interesting mix

    Some of the breaks on the “slack” tracks on that smaller label comps are just nasty
    Still thinking those rougher recordings are my fav orchestre tracks

  5. Mr. Completely Says:

    @what Tzaras Tony Allen who what now?!?!?!

    oh right I totally forgot about that! thanks!

    Yeah, I’d love to. What casino? that part does suck, but whatever. That’s a busy time for me, my wife is going out of town and I already have Tinariwen tickets for the 22nd….it may or may not be feasible. If I can make it, I will.

  6. bouncin fan Says:


    Fitch just downgraded Span. Getting whacked

    Just so you know I’d still watch 1044 but 1090 has been support resistance and 1095 also.

    On the hedge fund side fixed income trading popped hard on Wednesday but was surprisingly pretty flat yesterday

    People are still pretty scared
    Europe needs to do more

    So I’d say you can still lean short just watch out for hard rallies like yesterday

  7. Mr. Completely Says:

    “Whenever I listen to it on shuffle I just keep thinking it could make a killer edited playlist”

    basically I did the same thing but was constantly adjusting my Ratings as I listened and a week ago started cutting down playlists based on that – start with all 4 and 5 star songs from a certain band or style, listen through the rsulting list and re-rate in context which usually results in about a 33% reduction….these mixes represent about 2 iterations of that culling, usually my mixes have been through 4-5 iterations so that’s why I’m not calling them final.

    “I think the idea you spoke of before of combing some of the best orchestre “slack” tracks with some similar western funk and 70’s soul jazz cats could make a very interesting mix”

    Totally working on it right now. I call this mix “The Bomb” cause that’s what it is.

    “Some of the breaks on the “slack” tracks on that smaller label comps are just nasty”

    The fact that these haven’t been sampled (yet, as far as I know) for hiphop beats is amazing…a huge new style waiting to happen

  8. Mr. Completely Says:

    Basically right now for “The Bomb” as I listen to these african tracks I keep thinking “oh this weird sparse Orchestre track would go great with Sly’s ‘In Time’ and that latin/cuban style one could bridge between these two other tracks” – that kind of thing

  9. Mr. Completely Says:

    OK I gots to roll for today, get stuffs done before our trip to Bend and the Umpqua

    Thanks again for all the music Albert

    I really appreciate it

  10. Stupendous Says:

    the new damian Marley & nas Cd has 1 track checking out (do not buy)
    the album is horrible but the first track is fire! it has a mulatu sample
    i think… check it on lala…

  11. Kaveh Says:

    Have to share this one, as I found this looking for that Phil photo from Shoreline 1993.


  12. bouncin fan Says:

    have a nice weekend man

    I’m out for a while too
    laterz kids

  13. Tzara's Ghost Says:

    Here’s the info on Tony Allen:

    Join KEXP at Mt. View Plaza at Snoqualmie Casino for World Music Festival, featuring Tony Allen Saturday, June 19th. Featuring performances by Nigerian artist Tony Allen, Groupo Fantasma, Occidental Brothers Dance Band International featuring Samba Mapangala, Quetzal

  14. kenny powers Says:

    so did people not think the setlists i posted toward the end of page 6 were hilarious???

  15. alumni blues Says:

    Bouncin, would be glad to take those Cuyahoga tix.

    Let me know, thx…


  16. Stupendous Says:

    i totally missed those KP
    pretty funny!

  17. kayatosh Says:

    Thanks for the insight, aw. definitely leanin short but not overly confident. Just a few dink trades today. all cash now.

  18. BTB Says:

    Sneven + alumni – stop by BTB Fest if you want. Everyone is welcome. Friday or saturday if your schedule permits

  19. voopa Says:

    I thought so KP…posted it too

  20. Phamily Berzerker Says:

    Wait for Rock band 3 for the Page role.


  21. Stupendous Says:

    Aghr btb I want to go so bad!!! but cant…

  22. BTB Says:

    wher you living stup?

  23. Stupendous Says:

    im too far. down in FL. but moving soon. just not sure where.

  24. Phamily Berzerker Says:

    @ Trza’s Go-suto
    That lineup looks not bad at all. Quetzal is pretty good, YMMV

    Looks worth the weight for realz

  25. BTB Says:

    that’s right. I forgot – don’t move to Ohio, lol.

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