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. Pencilneck Says:


  2. bouncin fan Says:

    Pronger is a hack bitch

    He’s raping cats and then arguing the calls

  3. jdub Says:

    Pronger was a punk in Hartford. Was definitely part of the demise of the Whale. CT folk still hold a grudge.

  4. BTB Says:

    CO2 Who knew? That’s pretty good.

    I saw a Wo0k down at DC in 2003 in a field – he was just laying there and I went up and laid next to him while my friends took pictures.

    Only wo0k down I’ve ever seen though.

  5. Uncle Ebeneezer Says:

    You guys aren’t gonna believe this shit….hawks v flyers is actually tape delayed in seattle…wtf?!?!

  6. BTB Says:

    Sneven – if your free saturday stop by, I think I mentioned it the other night. With all the late editions it looks like we’ll have 40 people for Saturday pre-game.

  7. angryjoggerz Says:

    how you gonna kick it?

    Gonna kick it w00k d0wn

  8. jdub Says:

    IT had plenty of w00k’s down. A lasting memory of one swimming in a giant puddle with packed crowds surrounding the perimeter mid second set first night. The following night we saw her slinging molly with her arm in a sling and bandages all over. Business as usual.

  9. halcyon Says:

    In honor of the CO2 story, here is one from high school days

    My friends father was a dentist, and his office was an addition to the house. From the tv room, there was a door to the office. One night his parents went away for the weekend, and about 10 of us were hanging out. We decided to hit the tank hard, and one of our friends puts the mask on and begins to breathe deeply. He does this for about 3 minutes and decides to fall to the ground. Little did he know, but the hose wasn’t attached to the tank and he was hyperventilating. When he “came to” he realized that we were laughing at him, and not with him when he realized the mask/hose wasn’t attached to the tank.

    The idiots we were never shut off the tank and that monday my friends dad realized what we had done that weekend. He didn’t say anything to us, just told his son that that was his get out of jail card that he used.

  10. Willowed Says:

    Hey jdub…are you down with the Willowed BBQ for Hartford 2? I hope so!

  11. sneven Says:

    BTB – man I want to come… however, my ride wants to travel back to toledo after the show, and we won’t be able to hit Cleveland proper until about 4:30 – 5:00. I’m just hoping to make the start of the show, much less going to the BTB fest.

    I will live vicariously through pictures, tho. Hopefulle we can snag a ‘baner together in the lot or in the pav.

    Days, folks, days 😉

  12. Lycanthropist Says:


    just got done with an exhaustive rehearsal for the impending 3 show run for TSU..

    add Phish tour starting this weekend and you got one excited mofo right here.

  13. BTB Says:

    Bummer ride situation – even for the local show? damn.

    Look for a giant white van with tons of people in t-shirts, that should narrow it down 😉

  14. sneven Says:

    BTB – u better fly a white flag with the Phish logo, just in case I get lost…

  15. BTB Says:

    For you, OSU BUCKEYE FLAG – book it

  16. jdub Says:

    @Halcy, funny stuff. Oh to be young and itching to get a buzz, only to have a major fail.

    @Willowed, looking forward to it. Taking the day off and plan on getting there early.

  17. sneven Says:

    suck the fuckeyes.. er, fuck the suckeyes!

  18. Willowed Says:

    That sounds great jdub…the more the merrier. Bring whoever you need!!

    You have my address right?

  19. jdub Says:

    Is it in one the emails? If so I do

  20. Pencilneck Says:

    wups, wrong site. my bad. wookie mistake.

  21. sneven Says:

    gonna walk to the bar for a drizzy… be back latess… avoid the CO2 all 8)

  22. voopa Says:

    That was a fantastic story sneven!

  23. Relayer Says:

    If there’s a Game 7, they should broadcast the show over the video screens and play an insane jam to it. Now *that* would be Phishy!

  24. BTB Says:

    Check it BB, PH’s taping policy language from the new site:

    “This policy applies to Phish and the individual band members unless they have set forth another policy in writing. Audience taping is permitted at all shows. Guest performances with other artists will be governed by that artist’s policy. When performing at a festival or other event featuring multiple bands, that event’s policy may override Phish’s customary taping policy. When performing in Ottawa, all bets are off. That place is cuh-razy. ”

    🙂 🙂 🙂

  25. Lycanthropist Says:

    new CF Blog Post by BK:

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