Miner’s Picks: Summer 2010 – Leg I

6.27.2010 - Merriweather (Graham Lucas)

After several weeks of listening and analysis in the Phisht Thoughts sound labs, the time has come to unveil the latest installment of “Miner’s Picks” for the first leg of summer tour. Because first sets and second sets contained such divergent vibes over the month, I’ve split the picks into a highlight-reel setlist, containing Set I, Set II, and an Encore. Though it was hard at times, I limited myself to one version of each song, so there are no repeats throughout this seven-plus hour compilation. With only a week and a half to go before The Greek kicks off Leg Two, here’s an audio retrospective of Phish’s first month of 2010. Enjoy the selections!


Miner’s Picks: Summer 2010 Leg I < Torrent

Miner’s Picks: Summer 2010 Leg I < Megaupload


Set I

1. “Bathtub Gin” – 6.15 I, Portsmouth, VA

2. “Destiny Unbound” – 7.3 I, Alpharetta, GA

3. “Wolfman’s Brother” – 6.11 I, Chicago, IL

4. “Timber Ho!” – 6.24 I, Camden, NJ

5. “Split Open and Melt” – 6.25 I, Camden, NJ

6. “Walk Away” – 6.17 I, Hartford, CT

7. “Reba” – 6.18 I, Hartford, CT

8. “Jibboo” – 7.4 I, Alpharetta, GA

9. “Antelope” – 7.3, I, Alpharetta, GA

10-12. Mike’s > H2 > Weekapaug” – 6.12 I, Cuyaghoga Falls, OH

13. “Slave to the Traffic Light” – 6.15 I, Portsmouth, VA

Set II

14. “Chalk Dust Torture” – 6.25 II, Camden, NJ

15,16. “Ghost > Limb” – 6.11 II, Chicago, IL

17. “2001” – 6.25 II, Camden, NJ

18. “Light” – 7.1 II, Raleigh, NC

19-21. “Tweezer > Theme > Hood” – 6.18 II, Hartford, CT

22,23. “Rock and Roll > Free” – 6.26 II, Columbia, MD

24. “Backwards Down the Number Line” – 6.12 II, Cuy. Falls, OH

25,26. “Disease > Sand” – 6.17 II, Hartford, CT

27,28. “Saw It Again > Piper” – 6.27 II, Columbia, MD

29. “Twist” – 6.13 II, Hershey, PA

30. “Light Up or Leave Me Alone” – 7.1 II, Raleigh, NC

31,32. “Carini > Fuck Your Face” – 7.2 II, Charlotte, NC

33,34. “Drowned > Swept Away > Steep” – 6.20 II, SPAC, NY

35. “David Bowie” – 6.19 II, Saratoga Springs, NY

36. “You Enjoy Myself” – 6.13 II, Hershey, PA


37. “Boogie On Reggae Woman” – 7.1 E, Raleigh, NC

38. “Show of Life” – 6.19 II, Saratoga Springs, NY

39,40. “Tweezer Reprise, Tweezer Reprise” – 6.18 E, Hartford, CT


Jam of the Day:

Mike’s > H2 > Weekapaug” 6.12 I

As featured in the compilation above, and in Blossom’s first set.


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657 Responses to “Miner’s Picks: Summer 2010 – Leg I”

  1. lastwaltzer Says:

    I’ve spoke to soon- Too speak in advance of

  2. sumodie Says:

    @halcyon: I am not the type to mess with a wristband and risk rejection at a show

    However, at the least I would ask a ticket checker on the first day and see what kind of response you get (may want to have someone else ask)

  3. lastwaltzer Says:

    The best part of that song is when he tells people to praise the lord, then he asks them to get sexy. Only James Brown.

    Best Interview by anyone ever: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9tfNhL_R_rI

  4. snowbank Says:

    Ah ha.

    Too bad it fits the current situation so well.

  5. sumodie Says:

    new Burning Man art installation in San Francisco

    What with the Greek GA policy and BB meet-ups (mash-ups?) I’m not making any other firm plans. Seems weird to think I may not even venture over to San Francisco

    Who knows, though, just found out about the latest Burning Man related public art installation in San Fran -may have to venture over to see this:


  6. bouncin fan Says:

    Fits perfect snow

    Funky president off the album reality I believe

    Should check it out
    Rest of the album is kinda lame though

  7. BrandonKayda Says:

    Sending good vibes to @fatbunch right now – Hope the surgery goes okay man!

  8. bouncin fan Says:

    Gettin in Wednesday

    Waking up early and vinyl digging all day


  9. snowbank Says:

    you would think the economy problem would be solved by now – JB gives the analysis and the plan. yet we still don’t raise our food like the man or save money like the mob.

    At least I can turn on my funk motor

  10. snowbank Says:

    that interview is great.

    not to self: try to get your crotch in the shot more when being interviewed.

  11. ae Says:

    that haiku d’etat shit is goooo-ooood. thanks for sharing.

  12. kayatosh Says:

    precisely why i don’t wear belts.

    spinnin 8-2-98 highlights in cans. thanks for the heads up @elD. interesting cover — you better believe it — identical riff to a zappa song i can’t place. looking fwd. to the 8/2/98 ghost. this tape sounds super clean, but a little dull. a $$ aud.

    will also be checking out 10-29-94. pretty sure i had this tape back in the day (1995). stoked for sparks. they should bring that one back.

  13. kayatosh Says:

    or maybe that was Kp with the heads up. thanks.

    in case anyone missed this 94 gem.


    10-29-94 split -> buffalo bill -> makisupa — $$$

  14. KWL Says:

    telly tickets delivered

    here we go kidz

  15. Mr. Completely Says:

    “How fuckin bad ass is this James brown. Funky prez track”

    when all is said and done maybe my favorite single JB track, couldn’t say why exactly but it has just accumulated the most plays over time and still gets me

    I like Papa Don’t Take No Mess at least as much in abstract but I don’t always have 15 minutes and can’t bring myself to listen to the short version

  16. KWL Says:

    so did you knock ’em dead C?

  17. joe Says:

    people get up and drive your funky soul was my first james brown love and probably still is (is it on the what it is! mix too?)


  18. Mr. Completely Says:

    that JB run was the best shit David Sanborn ever played in his life I bet

    List of songs that sample Funky President:

  19. joe Says:

    bought that motherlode cassette when I was like 16 or so (came to it via rap samples)

  20. joe Says:

    haha. speaking of samples

  21. Mr. Completely Says:

    more people came out than I expected, @kwl. It went well, doing little presentations for clients is easy, I don’t mind it as long as it’s not often.

    @joe, nope, great song though. I had to enforce a strict JB ratio on the What It Is mix, between James Brown songs and JBs instrumentals it could have been too much. I wanted to cover the different eras and styles as well as I could too.

    Man, it really is a hot tune though. Great Fred Wesley part on that one, right from the opening on.

  22. Mr. Completely Says:

    LL Cool J and Pete Rock & CL tied for most uses with 4 each

  23. Mr. Completely Says:

    papadon’t papadon’t papadon’t papadon’t…

  24. lastwaltzer Says:

    from visitng that site i found this llfa : http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=jjWmUW7ZdNA

    jean grae “knock” featuring a prominent “Help on the way” sample

  25. joe Says:

    nice LW. that site is gonna help me kill some time here tonight right now.

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