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. kayatosh Says:

    “So many roads was also the name of the box set released a while back that spanned the full 65-95. Had 5 or 6 discs. Im pretty sure I have it in my library.” — mitch

    love that box set. great booklets in that set. great reading and listening.

  2. KWL Says:

    also, @robear, keep that questioning attitude

    we need more of that

  3. Robear Says:

    Miner, are these ‘TTFF’ lossless or mp3????

  4. gavinsdad Says:

    C – enjoy furthur tonite….esp with the shorty. no expectations.

    Wanna put a few Dicks Picks on the ipod for the trip. which ones are best? I’ve heard so many, but want an opinion.

    Last minute grovel: if any one sees any extra Amherst Sats, can you please keep me in mind? thank you.

  5. garretc Says:

    Uh-oh @Mr. C, Furthur took some big ones out last night… Is that s Picasso Moon I see rising over there?

  6. joe Says:

    update from his website: (just a model of what we were talking about and I wanted some confirmation that I didn’t make the whole thing up)

    Jack Johnson Donates Tour Profits to Charity.
    100% of Jack Johnson’s 2008 tour profits were used to establish the Johnson Ohana Charitable Foundation, an endowment founded by Jack and Kim Johnson to support environmental, art and music education now and into the future. As part of the 2010 world tour, the Johnson Ohana Charitable Foundation will offer direct and matching donations to All At Once partner non-profits. Jack Johnson will once again donate 100% of his 2010 tour profits to charity.

    also re: So Many Roads from earlier. Here is a link to a video from the last show that was posted on here on Jerry’s Birthday I believe.


  7. Type III Jamming Personality Disorder Says:

    wait wait wait.

    sorry, I just can’t let this slide in there uncommented on:

    If Kangster sits in Iā€™m done

    I will never go to a Phish show again

    I assume you are kidding here, but this just screams “empty threat” to me. nobody else is gonna call AW on this?!?!??

    and before the attack comes at me, I’m just messing around here. I’m not questioning anyone’s “phanhood” or anything. just seemed like a pretty finalistic statement to make. Kang sit-in would not be any worse than a number of other ones they’ve had in the past — at least to me. clearly, ymmv. šŸ™„

  8. kenny powers Says:


    yeah, 99 has some sickening jams that really bring out that kind of aggressive-futuristic-trancey-feedback vibe. some of them (9/12 Ghost) are all-out galactic opuses (opi?).

    one day i’m gonna make a Miner-esque mix of just the ’99 jams faded into each other. Maybe an “uncut” version including every jam from a “jam song”, and then an abridged version with just the monster type II jams.

  9. voopa Says:

    Good point Type 3, AW never makes empty threats.

  10. jb Says:

    the boys love Colorado so much they’re coming a day early. Denver Post reporting the fellas will join Leftover, Yonder, String Cheese and Big Head Todd for “Fourmile Canyon Revival” at 1stBank on Saturday, as part of a fundraiser for recently scorched residents of the canyons west of Boulder.

  11. Robear Says:

    String Phish Incident for the Brimmies.

  12. Mr. Completely Says:


  13. albert walker Says:

    There are some things I feel very strongly about

    That little douche bag making millions off playing just like Trey with a little mando made to look just like his guitar is totally bunk.

    You can’t copy-write licks but if you could Kang would be sued for all he’s worth. I can’t believe Trey is down with that shit.

    That hippy, dippy hula hooping bullshit is so far from why I love Phish seeing the two collide would be devastating

    i have a lot of a vacation booked up and paid for surrounding Atlantic City but I’d cancel em in a heartbeat if this shit goes on

    these worlds cannot collide

    please Trey if you are listening
    Fuck Kang

    interrupting my work and shit. calling me out
    back to the grind

  14. InAMinute Says:

    re: Phish charity donations, perhaps they prefer to keep their charity donations private.

    Larry: “I just want you to know…I’m anonymous”

  15. kayatosh Says:

    still on the hunt for 10/29 and 10/30 tix.

    have one for 10/30 promised and one possible for 10/29, but need 1 more for either 10/29 or 10/30 to get the wife in on her first show since 2000.

    trying to get it done without paying up via stubhub, but I may have to turn there as a last resort.

    any thoughts on the ideal time to start trolling stubhub for tix?

  16. Robear Says:

    I didn’t know ‘Big Head Todd’ or ‘Leftover Salmon’ still existed šŸ™„

    Didn’t ‘SCI’ break-up too?

    Festival billed as:

    ‘The Wash-Outs, w/ special guests from Vermont’

  17. Mr.palmer Says:

    Anyone remember what year it was Trey sat in with WSP? Pretty sure the show was in Seattle. They shredded Fixin to Die I think.

  18. joe Says:

    I’ve been having a real shitty time in general lately and the picture Mr. C posted was the remedy I needed. Can never get enough of that picture(I’m not an all out hater as much as an ignorer of most of the other ‘jam scene’ bands)

  19. kayatosh Says:

    aw: if trey does happen to share a stage with kang before AC, can I buy your 10/29 and 10/30 AC tix?

  20. InAMinute Says:

    @ Robear – Big Head Todd, though perhaps “washed-up”, is/was a GREAT band.

  21. Mr. Completely Says:

    Completely Picks Dicks Picks
    #16 (skip disk 1)

  22. willowed Says:

    Isn’t he the alien life form in The Simpsons.
    Kang and Kodos?
    I didn’t know Kang played the guitar?
    Kang was voted President and enslaved all the humans in The Simpsons right?

  23. albert walker Says:

    Big Head Todd is a great band

    haven’t heard that since I was at a sorority party my freshman year in college

    yeah Kaya

    I have GA for 30 and 31 section 111 for 29

  24. KWL Says:

    dibs on aw’s 10/31 extras

  25. Kaveh Says:

    @Mr. C – that is a list…now I have to go and re discover what shows those are.

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