20 Questions For June


20. What lasting impact will Joy material have in setlists?

19.What will Trey’s “show shirt” be this tour?

18. What new covers, if any, will the band incorporate into their  shows?

17.”Free” : Do or Die?

16. Which shows will smoke harder – SPAC, Camden, or Atlanta?

15. What songs will emerge as the prominent jam vehicles of the month?

14. Will the band minimize or shelve “Time Turns Elastic” after leaving it off the New Year’s Run?


13. Will Exile have a lasting impact on the band’s setlists and/or style?

12. When will Phish bust out “Liquid Time?”

11. Will meathead Merriweather security guards ever stop pretending to be bouncers at New York night clubs?

10. How will the ticket scene shake out? Scarce? On the ground? In between?

9. Will Tuesdays prove tremendous at Portsmouth, Great Woods, and Canandaigua?

8. Will “Fluffhead” gracefully fade into the background as a symbol of 2009?

7. Will Miami prove to be a baseline for jams in 2010?

6. Will “Show of Life” debut in Chicago?

5. Was “Golden Age” one and done?

4. More open jamming?

3. Will “Mike’s Song” return to prominence or remain an eight-minute, custy anthem?

2. How will the Flyers fate in the NHL Finals effect Trey’s head space going into tour?

1. …Can you still have fun?


Jam of the Day:

Tweezer > Caspian” 12.29.09 II

My pick for jam of ’09,  multi-faceted adventure.



SBD UPDATE: Yesterday, YEMBlog followed up their Monday heroics by posting a pre-FM source of part two of Kevin Shapiro’s “From the Archives” show from Bonnaroo, broadcast on 6.14.09. Featured tracks include 10.24.95’s legendary, mind-melting “Antelope” from Madison, Wisconsin, the 20-plus minute “2001” from The Pyramid in ’99, and a sublime “Harry Hood” from Kent State ’94. Here is the complete track listing.

1. Sing Me Back Home (Grateful Dead 8/27/1972)
2. Foreplay > Longtime (11/12/1994 @ Kent State University)
3. Theme From The Bottom (6/7/1995 @ Boise State University)
4. The Ballad of Curtis Loew (12/29/1999 @ Big Cypress)
5. Col. Forbin’s Ascent > Vibration of Life > Fly Famous Mockingbird (5/3/1993 @ State Theatre, New Brunswick, NJ)
6. Dave’s Energy Guide (9/26/1985 for WRUV’s Exposure)
7. 2001 (9/29/1999 @ Pyramid Arena, Memphis, TN)
8. Doomsday (Mike Gordon Demo Circa 1993)
9. Run Like An Antelope (10/24/1995 @ Dane Co. Coliseum, Madison, WI)
10. Harry Hood (11/12/1994 @ Kent State University, Kent, OH)



8.17.92 The Coach House, San Juan Capistrano, CA SBD < Torrent

8.17.92 The Coach House, San Juan Capistrano, CA SBD < Mega

'92 Tour Poster

On the home stretch out west in Summer ’92, soundboard style.

I: Buried Alive, Poor Heart, The Landlady, Reba, Rift, Wilson > All Things Reconsidered, Foam, My Friend, My Friend, Bouncing Around the Room, David Bowie

II: Suzy Greenberg, It’s Ice, Tweezer, Esther, Mike’s Song > I Am Hydrogen > Weekapaug Groove, Horn, Hold Your Head Up > Terrapin* > Hold Your Head Up, Take the ‘A’ Train, Cavern

E: The Squirming Coil

Notes: Ninja Custodian opened this show. *Ninja Mike sat in on drums for “Terrapin”

Source: SBD

1,109 Responses to “20 Questions For June”

  1. [Not Tom] Marshall Says:

    Been freakin’ busy lately, boys. I miss a day or two and now have got mad catchup to do re: downloads.

    Less than a week ’til my first show (nTelos). Can’t wait.

    Will be around more once tour starts.

    Enjoy the day.

  2. lastwaltzer Says:

    Forecast for Fryday:

    Were looking at a high of 85 and a low of 69 with a 50% chance of rain and thunderstorms.

  3. Litteringand Says:

    Will John Fishman get his chops back? Yes
    Is it possible to think about work right now? No
    Will i hear this gentle hissing of tanks by my car? Yes
    Will I shake my head in disgust at them while holding one their balloons? Yes

  4. lastwaltzer Says:

    “Will i hear this gentle hissing of tanks by my car? Yes”

    Say it ain’t so litteringand say it ain’t so

  5. KWL Says:

    don’t let mona catch you with a balloon!

  6. lastwaltzer Says:


  7. lastwaltzer Says:


    I know you said you’d be at blossom but what else are you hitting?

  8. Type III Jamming Personality Disorder Says:

    mornin’ all

    the energy and anticipation is palpable around here. I love it. only a week to go for me!

  9. lastwaltzer Says:

    T3 you doing camden?

  10. KWL Says:


    blossom, spac, cmac

    telly, jb

    maybe one or four more thrown in along the way (like alpine)

  11. BTB Says:

    Not Tom – do you need extras for Portsmouth? There was a tix release

  12. Luther Justice Says:

    Will I be leery of any MMA fighters on shrooms this summer? Hells yes!

  13. Litteringand Says:

    I don’t care what they play as long as I’m there. Long shot- Birds of a Feather opener

  14. Type III Jamming Personality Disorder Says:

    Hartford 1&2 and Camden 1 on the front nine for me; Jones Beach 1&2 on the back nine.

  15. lastwaltzer Says:

    Will Page jump from the lean pocket wagon?

  16. lastwaltzer Says:


    damn so close I’ll only be at night, I was hoping we’d cross paths this summer.

  17. lastwaltzer Says:

    @KWL one of those possible 4 should be deer creek

  18. SillyWilly Says:

    Ive officially moved into the “difficult to sleep” category.

    Friday needs to get here.

  19. Type III Jamming Personality Disorder Says:

    you never know, waltzer… are you hitting MPP? there is a very outside shot of my wife and I deciding to hit that one before heading home from the jersey shore that weekend.

  20. Type III Jamming Personality Disorder Says:

    ^ that would be MPP1 if we do make the trip in the wrong direction from home

  21. Kurt Says:

    spent all last night dreaming about waking up and writing these papers ive got due today, so actually waking up to find out i hadnt actaully done it yet sucked. now im done and all i have to do is wait til tomorrow night to head to chicago, then its world cup all day, and partytime all night, oh god i cant wait, the anticipation is great in and of itself though, i remember half the fun from halloween was the anticipation, and then explosion feeling when the time finally came…ahhh couple more days

  22. jdub Says:

    Two more restless night @Silly, hang in there.

    Will we get a surprise official stream for one of these? I hope so, and please don’t be one I’m at.

  23. KWL Says:

    unfortunately deer creek isn’t in the cards for me this summer…

  24. tela'smuff Says:

    all good thoughts/question Miner!

    My biggest question is how will my aging body handle the Telly>DeerCreek run?


    Will they play Gamehendge at Telluride?

    while I fully expect Exile to remain an influence, look for a heavy Jerry/GD influence to start the second leg of the tour. Greek>Telly after/and fall on Jerry’s b-day and death. Not to mention places synonymous with the GD. that’s my thought at least.

  25. lastwaltzer Says:


    I would love to but am flying into see family (thus me not hitting night 1), it just so happened that the weekend phish was in town worked.

    Just stick around for night two and skip MPP you, this way you can hit High Rocks (ralph stover) before night 2 at camden. Come on you know you want to.


    that has beat written alll over it.

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