Ten Tunes For Friday

6.27.10 (G.Lucas)

Today, in a one-time appearance between tours, Ten Tunes For Friday focuses on past highlights from all the Leg II venues. Spanning eras and playing styles, the history of these venues dip into a wide spectrum of Phish history. And here’s a small taste.

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Reba” 8.9.97 I

This dreamy, daytime “Reba” contributed to a big first set at Alpine ’97.

[audio:http://phishthoughts.com/wp-content/uploads/2010/07/ph1997-08-09d1t06.mp3]

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Stash” 8.28.93 I

Pollock '93

This first-set highlight from The Greek showcased Phish’s torrid jamming of Summer ’93, defined by near-subconscious communication.

[audio:http://phishthoughts.com/wp-content/uploads/2010/04/07-Stash-8.28.93.mp3]

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Run Like An Antelope” 8.12.96 I

Deer Creek and “Antelope” have become two peas in a pod over Phish’s career, with more than a few standout versions played in the cornfields. The band threw down this dizzying jam in the first set of the first show in 1996, setting the tone for a memorable weekend.

[audio:http://phishthoughts.com/wp-content/uploads/2010/05/ph1996-08-12d2t06.mp3]

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Fee > David Bowie” 10.28.91 I

1990

This combination closed the first set at Elk Ballroom, Phish’s last visit to Telluride. And yes, Phish could play then too.

[audio:http://phishthoughts.com/wp-content/uploads/2010/07/11-Track-11.mp3,http://phishthoughts.com/wp-content/uploads/2010/07/12-Track-12.mp3]

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Harry Hood” 8.10.97 I

A uniquely gorgeous “Harry Hood,” this version carried a somber tone as Phish played the usually-blissful jam in a minor key to close the first set at Deer Creek.

[audio:http://phishthoughts.com/wp-content/uploads/2010/07/ph1997-08-10d2t04.mp3]

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Harpua” 10.28.91 II

A classic version of “Harpua” with comical narration from another era of Phish, nineteen years ago. This selection goes out to zzyzx!

[audio:http://phishthoughts.com/wp-content/uploads/2010/07/2-09-Track-09.mp3]

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Tweezer > Gumbo” 6.28.95 II

Strap on your seat belt for a wild ride through a quintessential  piece of Summer ’95 improv. “Tweezer” passes through countless themes, including ‘Dave’s Energy Guide” and a jam of The Breeder’s “Cannonball,” on the way to a half-hour epic at Jones Beach.

[audio:http://phishthoughts.com/wp-content/uploads/2010/07/Track-03.mp3,http://phishthoughts.com/wp-content/uploads/2010/07/Track-04.mp3]

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You Enjoy Myself” 8.28.93 II

The final piece to Summer ’93, featuring a prominent “Oye Como Va” jam.

[audio:http://phishthoughts.com/wp-content/uploads/2010/07/ph1993-08-28d3t01.mp3]

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Fan-Run Events Around the Greek:

Bicycle – A Psychedelic and Visionary Arts Event

Wednesday, August 4, 2010

Where: Club Six – 60 6th St b/w Market and Mission, San Francisco

"Bicycle" Flyer

An art and music show showcasing the art of Stanley Mouse, Alan Forbes, Dave Hunter, David D’Andrea, Tripp Shealy, Erin Cadigan, Mark McCloud and the Blotter Barn Collection, Kyle Carter, Michael Matel and I.A.M.U. Presents artists Mark Henson, Android Jones, Xavi and Carey Thompson

DJ Sets from 9 pm – 2am

Downstairs: 10-11pm DJ Citizen Ten and MC Abstract Rude, 11pm-2am DJ Logic

Upstairs: SF’s own DJ Sleepyhead, Kaptain Harris, and Coopdville

Info and tickets here.

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Mystery Ship Greek Theater After Party

Friday, August 6, 2010

Where: 88 Jack London Square, Oakland, CA

The Mystery Ship

After the second show on the 6th, this late-night cruise will set sail from 1:00-4:00 am with live music on board provided by The Jug Dealers and Acacia. This special after-party will take place on The Fume Blanc, a magnificent three-deck replica of a New York State Hudson River Steamboat of yesteryear. See below for more information.

Info and tickets here.

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1,147 Responses to “Ten Tunes For Friday”

  1. KWL Says:

    ah so that’s a bit away huh. my vote is for monday. should be in sunday by about 5ish

  2. Zzyzx Says:

    Rob- that’s my point. Maybe I get in (although not to the fox. That guestlist will be locked tight) but i still know people who are shut out and people who just gave up. You know what’s getting old? The constant requests from shut out friends.

  3. DaNcInG fOoL Says:

    “I’m sure the whole time I’m there in the back of my mind I’ll be wishing it were phish no matter how good it is.”

    duh

  4. lastwaltzer Says:

    @DF,

    sure it does but its better then Sudan or dare I say Haiti.

    You may not like the u2 comparisson but I think its gonna be true, just a hunch.

  5. DaNcInG fOoL Says:

    joe if you’re going to the show you should listen to the whole album first, because seeing as this is an indie band they’re likely to just play stuff from the album they are promoting

  6. Robear Says:

    zzyzx, we’re too thoughtful to our friends.

  7. DaNcInG fOoL Says:

    LW works for pitchfork guys

  8. lastwaltzer Says:

    “You know what’s getting old? The constant requests from shut out friends.”ZZ

    Okay, lets change it up then, you’ve never met so:

    HEY ZZ, CAN YOU GET ME INTO THE GREEK? COME ON BRAH, YOUR like the bands on mathematical come brah, can’t you like take your ticket to the second power.

  9. joe Says:

    yeah, I’ll probably give it a spin tomorrow. I’m not one that needs to be familiar with the tunes to enjoy them though. (except they better play the one about the parents’ bedrooms and the bedrooms of our friends 🙂 ). maybe I’ll bring a sign.

  10. BingosBrother Says:

    @LW : that was his last show with Stellar Road due to typical band type shit. he’ll be focusing more on his solo stuff from now on which is far superior IMO.

    Here is a vid my bro made for his 1st solo record.

    http://www.dailymotion.com/video/x7owwp_abduction-song_music

  11. lastwaltzer Says:

    @DF

    sadly I don’t cause even though Pitchfork sucks, it doesn’t suck as much as this job. That being said, they write rock anthems, its what they do, power chords, over dramatic.

  12. lastwaltzer Says:

    @bingos,

    word don’t have audio at work but I’ll try to check it later.

  13. DaNcInG fOoL Says:

    yeah @joe, i can definitely appreciate a concert where i don’t know many of the songs as long as they’re good

    lol @ a sign

  14. joe Says:

    be interested to see what the crowd is like. from what people are writing here, indie music fans are starting to move around a little bit more. Actually what turned me on to the band in the first place was the austin city limits special and the crowd actually didn’t just gaze at the floor. granted the singer was in their faces in the audience.

  15. DaNcInG fOoL Says:

    @joe, the indie crowd i was a part of last month was super, super lame in terms of energy

  16. neemor Says:

    Good stuff Miner.
    Full of information.
    Now if I could only somehow get to the Greek…

  17. willowed Says:

    Neemor. Did you make it to Vibes?

    Primus and UM tonight. I can’t make it though. Totally forgot I have this BBQ to attend.

  18. Zzyzx Says:

    Also I have people whom I have been slowly turning onto the band but now that’s stalled because they can never go. It’s great for insiders and ppl who can afford $300 tickets, frustrating for everyone else.

    I’m down 3 shows so far in 2010 bs 2009 so even the diehards are having problems.

  19. Robear Says:

    got a place for you to stay @ neemor.

  20. Robear Says:

    zzyzx, i think the best thing we can do would be to send constructive feedback to RL mgmt. I really like what you said about over estimating east draw, underestimating west draw.

    they’re spending a fortune getting the whole scene to the west coast for 3 small shows. why not add 2 nights at a small place in LA, PDX and SEATAC?

    opportunity = missed

  21. joe Says:

    there’s whales in the pacific that haven’t heard from trey yet.

  22. Mr.Miner Says:

    Come on with the complaining!!!

    So AC – Boarwalk Hall. About 13,800, GA – Party On!

  23. Mr.Miner Says:

    stop trying to control Phish. They will play where they want. You can go or not. That’s what it boils down to. They don’t give a shit who’s getting tickets…

  24. joe Says:

    plus, AC is going to be all the rage after the new HBO show debuts this fall.

  25. Skyballs Saxscraper Says:

    Atlantic City, huh?

    I’m okay with this. If the car can make it down there, that is…

    Is MSG still the front runner for NYE, or am I just pissing in the wind?

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