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. BrandonKayda Says:

    So I didn’t know all of the soundtracks/huge compositions that Danny Elfman did – I only knew him from Oingo Boingo and now I have found that he did the Batman original soundtrack, Serenada Schizophrenia, etc.

    What a genius

  2. willowed Says:

    What jam do you get most excited (anticipation) for:
    When they drop into the
    Hood Jam
    Reba jam
    Slave jam
    Mikes jam
    Tweez jam
    Split jam
    Bowie jam
    I am sure it depends on the night but my excitement leve really rises right before they drop into the reba and slave jams

  3. KWL Says:

    tweezer, no question about that

    still waiting for a 3.0 bowie, reba, slave, hood, mikes, and split that really blow me away

  4. jdub Says:

    What up Friday night crew.

    Willowed, this summer I have been really amped when I hear Reba start up. Nothing like a first set deep see expedition and all three I have seen this summer delivered.

  5. jdub Says:

    But Light gets me the most excited.

  6. KWL Says:

    tweezer & light lately have been the ones i’ve most wanted to hear

    though possibly the 2 best jams i saw in the summer were both # lines

  7. KWL Says:

    jdub, pretty excited you’re coming out to the mountains. can’t wait

  8. BrandonKayda Says:

    I remember being really psyched right before the Tweezer jam at MPP night 1 – late-ish second set, and then Trey hit those big dark descending chords and we were off into mind-fuck land….

    Best Tweezer of 2010 IMO – better than second leg Tweezers for deep psychedelica. I’m pretty sure I thought Trey’s guitar was going to knock me over at one point during that jam

  9. jdub Says:

    So is Light the new Ghost?

  10. BrandonKayda Says:

    Wow. I made the post about the MPP 6/26 Tweezer and it comes up at 6:26 on the BB clock.

    I think it’s going to be awhile until I hear a Tweezer better than that one in person – and a Gin/Meatstick->I Saw It Again->Piper->Ghost->Jumping Jack Flash->I Saw It Again, for that matter 😀

    Those shows were unreal. I am so lucky

  11. willowed Says:

    I agree with Light being the best start to finish jam
    I was tying to identify the songs that have a true build up then……drop

  12. KWL Says:

    f8 wolf>piper, some sick shit… piper gets into really nice sparse territory before IJWTSHF jam emerges

  13. halcyon Says:

    What’s happening everyone….

    Rogue Chocolate Stout in hand, Prince When the Doves Cry is on shuffle.

    Back from a day of picture taking in the Flat Tops. Leaves have peaked up there, so colorful and magical.

  14. willowed Says:

    I remember those dates Brandon… you went with the folks if I remember? We were all posting how lucky you were to get a scorcher like that.

  15. jdub Says:

    Just got my plane ticket KWL. I am beyond excited, my first non northeast shows. And at the exact moment I was reading your post my sisters texted me about her excitement for me visiting. 3 days of medicated mountain time!!!

  16. KWL Says:

    favorite composed buildup>drop is probably bowie, then reba

    still waiting for that defining bowie though a couple have been close, but that jam needs to have some more breathing space

    rebas have been really solid but nothing great yet

  17. BrandonKayda Says:

    Yeah @Willowed I went with my dad. He enjoyed it as well.

    I got hosed for my first shows, that’s for sure

  18. KWL Says:

    let me know if you need anything out here jdub, from airport pick up to beer recs

    go to halcy for your things to do outdoors though. i do 🙂

  19. willowed Says:

    jdub making the CO. trip…very nice

  20. KWL Says:

    what are you hitting willowed?

  21. willowed Says:

    10/30 and 10/31
    Possible chance to hit Umass saturday night depending on the wife’s anger levels.

  22. willowed Says:

    KW’s you doing east coast Phish?

  23. KWL Says:

    love this albany 00 ghost

    first set monster

    i’ll prepare myself for some extra craziness in AC then

  24. KWL Says:

    brimfield & AC for me

  25. BrandonKayda Says:

    One thing I remember – I know in the beginning of 6/27 set II, I couldn’t really get into it until about mid-Meatstick, then when the I saw It Again started up I just sort of gave up and surrendered to whatever insanity they were surely pulling that set – and you know what went on from there 😉

    I didn’t know Walfredo or Mellow Mood either – not well enough to where I knew what was going on. Noob, lol

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