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. Robear Says:

    cow, who’s your friend? I was at that 11/18/94 show. student at the time.

  2. Mr.Miner Says:


  3. Mr.Miner Says:

    are these showing up

  4. Robear Says:

    Today’s underground hip-hop rec:

    ‘Blazing Arrow’ by Blackalicious

  5. Jtran Says:

    Restarting from the jam segment of the Halloween 95 YEM. So much just went on I couldn’t digest it all.

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

    ill be right there with ya Jtran!

  7. Jtran Says:


    So many dif. thematic jams, great vocal jam..love this YEM.

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

    havnt heard it in a while
    so im starting from the top.

  9. Jtran Says:

    Sounds good. I love Trey’s Real Me riffing early in the jam. You can tell he loves playing those chords right away, foreshadowing Real Gin

  10. Jtran Says:

    12/9/95 still takes the cake for me. Can’t get enough of that percussive grooving they did in fall 95, combined with the Shaft tease – $$$

  11. Jtran Says:

    Speaking of percussive grooves

    @Miner, if you read this before you choose a JOTD for tomorrow. Could I put in a request for something from fall 95 with a sick, peaky groove like 12/9/95 YEM or 12/1/95 Mike’s. Would love to hear something else along these lines to get my day started 🙂

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

    Thats when YEMs were heavily unpredictable…
    I forget how much energy this one has…
    i will have to move on to 12/9 shortly…

  13. dognamedwilson Says:

    @vegas, did you figure it out? I’m having the same problem.

  14. Mr.Miner Says:

    so after cross checking the schedules with the Yankees hitting stride Phish tour coincides with

    Games 4, 5 of ALDS
    Games 1,2,3,4,5,6,7 of ALCS
    Games 3,4 of WSeries


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

    I just heard trey say he wanted to “take you over there and fuck you in the air”? during the vocal jam of 10/31/95…..scary….lol

  16. voopa Says:

    Heh, that vocal jam is scary…

  17. dognamedwilson Says:

    Damn, Miner, you just don’t root for underdogs, eh?

    Phish aways wins, Yankees always win…

    As a Braves/Falcons/Dawgs/SCI fan I just can’t relate. (Jk on the SCI). Though I did own a few discs 10 years ago

  18. Lycanthropist Says:

    “Phish always wins, Yankees always win…”

    well one of em is about to lose.

  19. DukeOfLizards Says:

    What’s happnin, night crew?

    I too am having the weird issues with etree. Tried refreshing, etc. Help please? I’m tryna get my torrent on.

  20. quazi motto Says:

    adam is that you?

  21. Lycanthropist Says:

    are you talking to me?

  22. quazi motto Says:


  23. quazi motto Says:

    have fun in charleston. i will mail your ticket as soon as i get it. those shows will be awesome. peace

  24. Lycanthropist Says:

    ah thanks josh.

    didn’t know you by your handle 😉

  25. sumodie Says:

    I think etree is back up -it’s been working for me

    However, I’m barely seeding anything -maybe peeps haven’t bothered to go back and refresh their seeds since the service disruption

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