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. halcyon Says:

    BTB… How about this one from their F.A.Q.

    Fan sites must not contain any defamatory, offensive, illegal, and/or otherwise actionable content, nor may they allow such content from any user. Try not to fucking swear. Sites must comply with local laws and regulations, to the extent any local laws and regulations are applicable.

  2. vegas wolfmans Says:

    “If you notice anything really bizarre happening, like your computer becoming self-aware and rebelling against its human oppressors, drop us a line @ webphish.com”

  3. BTB Says:

    ^ these are great.

  4. kayatosh Says:

    thousand comments — nice.

    gotta be quick, there’s a game to watch

    hockey is a brilliant sport. gladiators on ice. go flyers (get a goalie – pathetic). after a lonnnnng hockey hoatus i’m back and lovin it. flyers have a discernible identity: big and bearded or small and bearded or pronger — just big.

    11-23-94 tweezer — top shelf. spacey

    5-22-00 ghost — seemingly everlasting odyssey

    get your hands on some brad’s raw chips

    game on. peace

  5. kayatosh Says:

    that didn’t make much sense about the flyers identity. but i do know the bl.cocks identity: crazy names with strange pronunciations. do you really have a guy on your team named mariana?

  6. Mr. Completely Says:

    been seeing some love for Tinariwen on here the last little while which is cool

    want to make sure all of you that are into it know there’s a tour on, starting next week

    if any of you PNW peeps want to hit the Roseland, I’ll be there

    Manchester, TN
    Bonnaroo Music Festival
    Show: 12:00

    Minneapolis, MN
    Cedar Cultural Center

    06/17/2010 through
    Chicago, IL
    Millenium Park

    Los Angeles, CA
    Hollywood Bowl
    Show: 7:00

    San Francisco, CA
    Tix: $30/20, Show: 8:00

    Portland, OR
    Roseland Theater

    Denver, CO
    Ogden Theater

    Boulder, CO
    Boulder Theater

    Washington, DC
    930 Club
    Show: 9:15

    New York, NY
    Central Park Summerstage
    Show: 3:00

    Brooklyn, NY
    Bell House
    Show: 9:30

  7. Mr. Completely Says:

    great call last page by @relayer

  8. vomax Says:

    Hey gang, I don’t post much, but I had an eventful day that got me thinking about the duality of life and death, joy and sorrow, etc. and phish and life. I know there’s been more than one poster here who has had serious $#!t go down in their lives this year, so my problems are tiny compared to some, but nonetheless…
    This weekend will mark the 3rd time in my show going history that a phish show occurred right near a visit to the hospital. In ’98 I lost one grandmother to cancer, and while sitting shiva (jewish mourning) the Island Tour (I had tix for nassau) came around. After skipping the first night to be with my family, I had a talk with my dad about how I felt going to the 2nd show would be important for me personally in terms of getting in the right head space, and in his wisdom he agreed. That show was 4/3/98 – one of the highlights of my show attending career. Last fall, I lost my 2nd Grandmother to cancer, and though I had a real possiblity of going to Indio, we had a pretty good idea it was time, and I passed up on the chance, as it turns out, correctly. Obviously there were parallels to 98 in my mind and I was excited to get to Philly in november to start my part of fall tour. Events like that really make you understand what the depths of sorrow and the pinnacles of joy we get to experience on this ride really mean. Like a lot of you (all of you?) there’s not much else in the world that brings me as much joy as our boys’ music. Add a nugget of ‘thankful just to be here’ to the mix and it makes a show even more special.
    Today, my dad decided to ride his motorcycle to a rally. He dropped the bike about 5 minutes from his house and THANKFULLY only broke an ankle. Nonetheless, I spent most of today in a hospital; he’s in surgery right now, and will set off metal detectors for the rest of his life. Easily a ‘great escape’ as it could have been much, much, worse. Yet once again, I find myself thinking about pain and suffering just days before tour starts for me in Hershey. So i’m thankful my pop will be ok, and just as much, i’m once again thankful that I can celebrate a life worth living with the best music in the world, along with the best fans in the world, just days after the kind of scare that can get you thinking, and writing posts on a little blog.

  9. kayatosh Says:

    really all these hockey dudes have crazy names not just the black smocks

  10. kayatosh Says:

    right on, vomax. feel ya brother.

  11. ChefBradford Says:

    vomax, I’m glad your dad’s okay

  12. vegas wolfmans Says:

    ‘thankful just to be here’ Indeed. Nice to be able to achieve that perspective when everything seems to be going haywire. Good on ‘ya, Vomax.

    FWIW- My dad has a rod in his leg (from a motorcycle accident!) and it rarely sets off metal detectors.

  13. BTB Says:

    Vomax – I understand what you mean. Sorry about your dad. As I read that, I though you were going into a story about how the bike accident resulted in something worse…whew…Be thankful – bones heal.

    I lost my Grandma two weeks ago. Because of her 40+ people are alive today because of her sacrifices in life. Makes you think…

    VGood vibes and best wishes to you and your family my friend.

  14. Mitch Says:

    i’ve been busy the past couple days with this new camera i bought just in time for tour. has 1080p hd video, 12x zoom, 12 megapixel. its freaking dope. just getting the hang of some of the stuff this thing can do.

    anyway, i was wondering what you guys were talking about as i skimmed along a few comments and realized you were talking about a new phish site. looks pretty cool so far but its really cluttered. i think the background colors make it crowded i guess. its got a lot of cool new features tho, i’ll give it that. and i like the setlist database with extra comments.

  15. sneven Says:

    voomax – feel ya brother. A great friend/father figure lost his life last month (Rick Rash, REPRESENT!)

    I learned he layed his bike down safely, only to be rolled up by an SUV. Dude held on for 3 weeks, but internal injuries got the best of him.

    If you ride, wear a helmet. When you drive, be aware! Save a life!

  16. vegas wolfmans Says:

    One more from Phish FAQ:

    “Buying tickets from agencies only encourages them and proves to them that they can make money by buying Phish tickets for resale, and so they will try even harder to get more next time, thus making it even more difficult for you to get the tickets at the fair price of face value and perpetuating the endless cycle of douchebaggery.”

    Who writes these things? Mike?

  17. sneven Says:

    Flyers score! Tie game! Go Trey!

  18. ChefBradford Says:

    I vaguely remember something from I think an IT Fest mailing about “moose meets squirrel, hilarity ensues”, in relation to warnings about hitting moose with cars

  19. vegas wolfmans Says:

    BTB- Darryl Hall as Buddy Christ?!?! Awesome. full meltage achieved.

  20. sneven Says:

    If you’re not watching hockey right now, you don’t know what you’re missing!

  21. kayatosh Says:

    OT.. fear the flyers.

  22. BTB Says:

    VW – thanks. I didn’t make that graphic tho. Thought it was pretty solid myself.

    Hockey game is great.

    IT Fest – “We will be confiscating all Hall & Oates CD’s upon entry” last line of the festival rules = priceless

  23. sneven Says:

    My heebie-jeebies are telling me that FRI in CHI will be pandemonium!

    NHL is a great polarizer/equalizer…

  24. DaNcInG fOoL Says:

    mike richards FTOTW

  25. kayatosh Says:

    getting ready for hersh

    got most of my chores done, there’s still the lawn

    started on a regimen of emergenC and garlic gloves. also seeking out jalepano. don’t want a stealth cold sneak in pre-hersh. prevention

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