A Day Off

The Gorge '09 (Graham Lucas)

With another project in full-swing, I might have a few days off over the next couple weeks. Whether music or a video, however, there will always be something on the site worth checking out each and every day.


Jam of the Day:

Tweezer” 11.11.96 II

Fast-forwarding one week from yesterday’s Gainesville “Tweezer,” here is groove fiesta from Grand Rapids, Michigan. In only eight days, one can hear a significant progression from the Perazzo-assisted rhythms to intentional and slowed-down  Phish funk. Parts of this jam sound like they could be plucked from a 1997 show as the band’s new direction progressed each night of November ’96.




2.21.1997 Tenax, Florence, Italy < Torrent

2.21.1997 Tenax, Florence, Italy < Megaupload

Tenax - 2.21.1997

Winter ’97 in Europe was the final step in discovering the pocket that Phish would explore for the next few years. This show in Florence came ten days before the band’s breakthrough in Hamburg, Germany on March 1, chronicled on Slip Stitch, and Pass. This second set featured dynamic and unfinished versions of “Antelope” and “Reba,” while the first half consisted of only six songs.

I: My Soul, Foam, Down with Disease, The Lizards, Crosseyed and Painless, You Enjoy Myself*

II: Ya Mar, Run Like an Antelope** > Wilson > The Oh Kee Pa Ceremony > AC/DC Bag,  Billy Breathes, Reba** > Waste, Prince Caspian

E: Character Zero

*During the “Wash Uffize Drive Me to Firenze” section of YEM, Fish exclaimed “This is a dream come true!”

** unfinished

Source: Neumann KM-140 > Beyerdynamic MV-100 > Sony SBM

614 Responses to “A Day Off”

  1. gratefulcub Says:

    You’re a kind soul Voopa

    Sumo, I remember a few years back, a magazine (can’t remember which) sent all subsribers an issue with their house from a satellite pic on the cover. The issue had to do with government surveillance. Cool, yet scary at the same time.

  2. sumodie Says:

    @wolfman’s: maybe you have one of those redirect viruses? what happens if you immediately go back to the BB and click on the link a 2nd time?

    Unfortunately when I use google nowadays, when I click on a link or open a new tab I’m frequently redirected to a different webpage. I’ve not been able to get rid of it

  3. voopa Says:


    There were some issues w/bt. and db.etree yesterday, but I’ve seen no problems today. Ctrl + F5

  4. Stupendous a.k.a The Beasel Says:

    its prob variable text
    which is a blank field where the recepient’s name appears
    pretty clever…. just like the personalized junk mail u get if ur a homeowner…

  5. Jtran Says:

    Also, just pulled KPs Wormtown 97 shows remasters. Will be a first time listen.

  6. c0wfunk Says:

    alright – by the end of this little lai -> dr don -> run like hell -> little lai I can say I “get it” on some level. Probably still not really my bag but I can hear the attraction and something somewhat unique in there bubbling up. God awful vocals and lyrical settings though and the jams seem to only have a loose connection to the songs they are a part of.

    /dead horse


    More phish content -> a friend turned me onto 11-18-94 from michigan state the other day, it was his first show – Aside from the fun bluegrass gems there is a really stunning It’s Ice jam that takes a turn into the Bluesy and the second set features a lovely Bathtub and a cool Tweezer Jaunt. Check it out if you are hankering for some old school, it was one I’d missed and quite nice. No huge era defining jams or anything but just an overall good and tight 94 phish show.

  7. sumodie Says:

    @jtran: so you got “Eric TV” too in your RS issue? phew…..

    just a little privacy paranoia on my part

    yes, I’m one of those who consider the Wall a masterpiece -looking forward to a mind blowing evening on Oct 15th

    not saying it’s Pink Floyd, but it should be first class all the way

  8. Stupendous a.k.a The Beasel Says:

    hit up the
    Svenghali > Little Betty Boop> Svenghali from the next night…
    Svenghali is one of my fav jams of theirs cause its more of a drum n bass jam thtan 4 on the floor trance-fusion… u can def see the allure, terrible band to follow but they got groove and magic…. some may differ

  9. BeantownBoy Says:

    A long day at work that just ended was made infinitely better by arriving home to a strip of AC tickets. They literally kept the two, 3 packs together in one long row. Such a beautiful sight…

    Good night, all.

  10. Stupendous a.k.a The Beasel Says:

    wait a minute u already got ptbm for AC? where the hell are my b-fields?

  11. c0wfunk Says:

    stup thanks for the tips I’m out for the night next time I’m feeling trancey I”ll give it a go…

  12. Stupendous a.k.a The Beasel Says:

    i know u gotta dig magner on keys, pretty cool..

  13. Emperor Palpatine Says:


    Dave’s Run Like Hell

  14. sumodie Says:

    @stup: beantown got a strip of tix, so they have to be TM tix

  15. c0wfunk Says:

    yeah the synth player is probably my favorite of the bunch, though I’ve certainly heard better.. Not sold on the lead guitar player’s chops. They’re definitely at their best achieving the group peaks.

    All of this makes it pretty obvious to me why Miner and I enjoy such different types of phish, it’s been very illuminating. I haven’t listened back to this stuff in quite a long time.

    Coolest thing about phish is that there are so many layers that it creates such a diverse fanbase w/ different passions, which in turn exposes us each to things we wouldn’t normally experience.

    night kidz

  16. Stupendous a.k.a The Beasel Says:

    very true cow

    oh i see…ur right ptbm are always separate. @sumo

    Thnks for the link Emperor!

    I’ll take Gilmour over Waters any day…

    Has anyone heard On an Island , the last gilmour album he had been recording for years since pink floyd? I think its a masterpiece!

  17. Stupendous a.k.a The Beasel Says:

    Coolest thing about phish is that there are so many layers that it creates such a diverse fanbase w/ different passions, which in turn exposes us each to things we wouldn’t normally experience.

    ^ that is trully beautiful right there! thats why the boys are like no other!
    the only thing youll get exposed to at a bisco show perhaps a drug you hadn’t
    heard of before?…sketch…

  18. Jtran Says:

    10/31/95 YEM

    It’s been too long

  19. voopa Says:

    On an Island is incredible…as is the accompanying concert film that’s been on the HD music channel. Recommended!

  20. Jtran Says:

    In other good news, cheapest 10/31 ticket on stub hub down 5 dollars to $245

  21. Stupendous a.k.a The Beasel Says:

    the main thing that bisco and phish share, imo, is the subtle way in which they morph from idea to idea within repetition… i wouldnt start comparing chops between them, waste of time, The boys win hands down. But that element of each member putting in 25%

  22. Mr.Miner Says:

    anyone home?


  23. Mr.Miner Says:

    anyone home


  24. Mr.Miner Says:


  25. Emperor Palpatine Says:

    Gilmour will be playing at one of the upcoming Wall gig’s. Most likely just on Comfortably Numb, should be epic moment for those lucky fans. To see Dave solo over top the wall one more time.

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