A Winter Playlist


It seems like just about everyone in the country is getting slammed by snow and winter weather this week except the west coast. Even though the sun in shining outside my window, I put together a winter and snow themed playlist for your snow days, slow work days, or fireplace listening sessions. Each selection has a blurb connecting it to snow or winter.


Seven Below > What’s The Use?” 12.27.10 II

After fans braved blizzard conditions to get to Worcester this past December, Phish dropped this winter-laced highlight among new crystals of New England snow.



8.10.10 (G.Lucas)

Walls of the Cave > Carini” 2.14.03 II

Though this gargantuan excursion took place in Los Angeles with no snow in sight, it happened in the dead of winter, kicking off the band’s 2003 return to the road.



You Enjoy Myself” 12.9.95 II

With snow pounding the area, Phish pounded their instruments, dropping the virtually-agreed-upon greatest “YEM” ever.



7.10.03 (A.Markarian)

Slave to the Traffic Light” 12.5.97 II

A driving Midwestern snow storm separated many fans from this show, but when they got to Cleveland, this unorthodox “Slave” was but one of the treats found inside.



Bathtub Gin” 2.22.03 II

This “Gin” provided the centerpiece in the final set of a snow-filled weekend in Cincinnati along the road of  February ’03.



Tweezer” 2.28.03 II

An all-time winter classic from Nassau ’03.



Jam of the Day:

Twist > 2001” 8.6.97 I

An early version of “Twist” that turned into “2001” at sunset at Riverport ’97.




12.17.1999 Hampton Coliseum, Hampton, Virginia

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Hampton '99 (Pollock)

This relatively lackluster effort would be outshined by its surrounding shows, though deep into the night, Phish threw down a dark horse “Split” that salvaged the second set. In addition, the second set features a massive psychedelic soundscape that was used as the music behind the band’s comeback announcement. This Hampton show goes out to Hampton resident, Justin, via reader request.

I: Piper, Meat, Sparkle, Jibboo, Punch You In the Eye, When the Circus Comes, Water in the Sky, Twist

II: Birds of a Feather, The Moma Dance* > jam > Bug, Jennifer Dances, Split Open and Melt, Character Zero

E:The Old Home Place, The Squirming Coil, Loving Cup

* w/ Birds teases



359 Responses to “A Winter Playlist”

  1. Mike in Austin Says:

    7.15.03 – Mr. Completely

  2. Selector J Says:

    @gp420 Lucky for you those Hampton shows ended up being pretty okay.*

    * understated for humorous effect.

  3. Selector J Says:

    No doubt, MiA. Entire show from Utah ’03 = must listen.

  4. joe Says:

    one jam better than the next on this list today. thanks for edumacating the masses mr. miner.

  5. Mr. Palmer Says:

    The whole Mr. Completely thing from 7.15.03 should be on a list of great 2.0 moments perhaps.

    Random question- Is Buckeye Lake still a venue? Used to be a Dead mainstay at one point. Never hear it mentioned, or is it under a new corporate name? Reason i ask is because sirius was playing a Dead show from BL from ’91 today. Brought back memories.

  6. joe Says:

    so now, after going back and forth, flip-flopping, etc. I say Dec. 95 for the whole-tour release box set ala the dead Europe 72 release (and yes, I spun YEM from today a few times to come to my final answer)

  7. Type III Jamming Personality Disorder Says:

    yeah, that was a game changing night for me for sure. I hadn’t seen them since Deer Creek/Star Lake in August and we obviously knew nothing of what had really gone down out west (except the setlists) so it came with some big surprises. I remember looking down at my setlist book as they left the stage and thinking “four songs? that can’t be right… what did I space on?”
    not to mention that first set…

  8. Mr. Palmer Says:

    quick, someone else say Mr. Completely. Then he’ll show up, beatle juice style

  9. verno329 Says:

    @T3 and the Wolfman’s…no words for that mind-fuck. I only caught the Winston-Salem show on the tour, for reasons I don’t really understand, but that Champaign show is still one of my favorites.

  10. voopa Says:


    Legend Valley Music Center

  11. fat bastard Says:

    its crazy how i think i’m an authority of some sorts for this band and then i see the lists you guys raddle off like that. impressive. i don’t have that kind of brain. i’m good at what day it is and stuff like that

  12. Type III Jamming Personality Disorder Says:

    the weird thing is how difficult it is to find info on that venue. It was called Legend Valley and then Buckeye Lake and now it is apparently Legend Valley again. BTB is probably the source to go to here since he’s like “local” and stuff.


    that wiki page is really out of date because on archive.org there is a Bela Fleck show from there from 2002. and there’s that website voopa just linked. ekoostik hookah?? woot!!

  13. Mr. Palmer Says:

    thanks voopa. Does anyone play there anymore?

  14. halcyon Says:

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    Anyone listen to the you enjoy my mix series that were posted over at coventry music? there is summer parts 1-4 and fall 1-3. Pretty good mixes of jams from 2010

  15. EllJefe Says:

    7 Below from Gorge ’03 should be on that list, Frankie Sez from Miami, maybe.

    Saw Daniel Lanois’ Black Dub last night. Awesome show! The drummer, Brain Blade, is a drumming superhero!

    Lanois and Eno should produce an album or 10 of Phish Studio Jams. Just sayin. Would be epic.

  16. fat bastard Says:

    tweezer bringin it home nicely in nassau

  17. joe Says:

    I think it might be hide and seek night for Mr. C


  18. gunslingingparrot Says:

    Thank you Mr. Miner for the beautiful “SLAVE”, just made my night in this beautiful northeast!! GO BRUINS!!!

  19. Mr.Miner Says:

    did i not say gorge -7? I definitely thought it….put it on the list.

  20. Mr.Miner Says:

    Miami Suzy.

  21. EL Duderino Says:

    All 3 Champaign shows were sick IMO

  22. Gavinsdad Says:

    Dig the new posters shouting out. Hello out there!!

  23. Mr. Palmer Says:

    The Miami Piper was pretty good. Not sure its top 10 worthy though. Suzy from Mia is a great call. Forgot that one. Good Theme also.

  24. EL Duderino Says:

    If we’re still talkin’ 2.0… Miami Wolfman’s

  25. EL Duderino Says:

    I think the 29th over all is a good show, for a 2.0 hater

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