Ten Tunes For Friday

6.26.10 (Graham Lucas)

It’s Friday; and with a little time in between tours, the situation called for another installment of “Ten Tunes.” This week, new and old Phish jams are juxtaposed side by side in playlist that spans over a decade. Enjoy the weekend – but first, enjoy the selections below.


Wolfman’s > Piper” 10.30.09 II – With all the focus on Indio falling on the Exile and acoustic sets, this jam from the night before Halloween continues to fly under the radar. With a trip to the other side in “Wolfman’s” and an “I Just Wanna’ See His Face” jam in “Piper,” this segment is a true ’09 highlight.



Ghost” 9.8.00 I – On opening night of tour in Albany, Phish dropped this “Ghost” as the third song to kick off Fall 2000.



Tweezer > Theme” 6.18.10 Hartford II – This groove-laced “Tweezer” from Hartford during Summer’s first leg still gets plenty of play in my current rotation.



12.4.09 (G.Lucas)


Yamar” 7.25.98 I – While much of the focus falls on the second set from this Austin show, Phish took “Yamar” for a ride in the first half.



Timber” 6.24.10 I – Musical density at its finest – 2010 style.



Reba” 8.14.96 II – Before Hersheypark Stadium had a revamped sound system and rubberized dance floors, Phish still raged Chocolate City. In the band’s one stop between Deer Creek and The Clifford Ball, Phish played a wildly underrated show at Hershey that featured this gorgeous, first set “Reba.”



Antelope” 11.8.98 II – This dynamic “Antelope” punctuated a spirited Saturday night of rock and roll at UIC ’98.



Slave” 8.7.10 II – Capping this summer’s Greek run in style, this “Slave” concludes Friday’s Ten Tunes with similar majesty.

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538 Responses to “Ten Tunes For Friday”

  1. Jtran Says:


    don’t worry about it, but loving the first mix (only one I’ve listened to so far).

  2. Jtran Says:

    I sort of bottom of the page’d myself, so again:

    Listening to 12/31/98 now…when the second Mike’s jam starts you can hear the crowd cheer.

    Question: was the second jam in Mike’s always a given late 90s (or any era), or was it always something special when they dropped into it?

  3. Mitch Says:

    Jtran it was a given for a while but not early on and not recently. I wanna say 95-98?? Don’t hold me to it.

  4. KWL Says:

    i’m not really a mike’s fan. but i really hope i’m there when the first 3.0 mike’s second jam drops.

  5. Mitch Says:

    Mikes from ss&p was the first jam my buddy got me into

  6. Jtran Says:

    This New Years 98 jam typifies 98 ambient playing imo.

  7. KWL Says:

    2 hipsters just walked by my window

    since you don’t know anything about san luis, colorado, this is not funny to you. but damn it sure is to me.

    had to put my glasses on to make sure i wasn’t seein shit

  8. Mitch Says:

    I can see that being funny for where you live. Shout at them and ask if they live in Williamsburg?

  9. Jtran Says:

    gypsy snowboarders?

  10. KWL Says:

    no snowboarding here, gotta cross into new mexico for that

    plus its like 80 degrees

  11. Jtran Says:

    Didn’t know how close you were to Teluride. Just downright strange then, I see.

  12. KWL Says:

    mitch, will snow leopard install just fine on a tiger machine? i know i’m way behind here

  13. BrandonKayda Says:

    Hey BB

    What’s up with you guys tonight?

  14. KWL Says:

    just about to dip into the TTFF

    unwinding after a long day

  15. willowed Says:

    Hey friday night crew. I am still trying to wrap my brain around the TIII and Me story. Fucking crazy.

    I am watching the Isle of Wright on Palladia and I feel like I should be wearing skinny jeans.
    Man this music sucks

  16. DukeOfLizards Says:

    Now thinking about throwing on the Hendrix Isle of Wight DVD.

    Straight cash, homey.

  17. Lycanthropist Says:

    still spinning Miners Picks

    great stuff this summer

    super pumped for Phakk

  18. Lycanthropist Says:

    Phall that is…

    Phakkin typos.

  19. willowed Says:

    So far there are three people I have had encounters with on this BB and never knew until we posted a few times
    TIII – Clifford Ball Space
    KP – Went to grade school with him
    Nonyolker – raged at his place preshow Fenway 2009

    Had no idea any of these guy were who they were until we figured it out on this board.

  20. KWL Says:

    how many glasses of pinot so far willowed?

  21. willowed Says:

    funny thing is Frycan I knew exactly what you meant when you typed…..Phakk

    Phakkin keyboard

  22. Mr.Miner Says:

    @Jtran I’ll spin em over the weekend and see what I come up with 🙂

  23. willowed Says:

    Only 2
    But the wife let me hit happy hour earlier so I threw down a few vodka and 7’s

  24. Mr.Miner Says:

    Question: was the second jam in Mike’s always a given late 90s (or any era), or was it always something special when they dropped into it?

    ^ a given through 96…then in 97 they blew up the first into massive funkscapes and sometimes went into the 2nd, then it was def there in the 98….But the whole time, if they chose to go to Simple > no 2nd jam…

    traditionally, the first jam was the strobe/tramps composed dark build and the 2nd jam was the real improv

  25. KWL Says:

    sounds decent

    here’s to a classic night of willowed pinot posts

    ::cracks first beer::

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