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. BingosBrother Says:

    100 free songs


  2. BrandonKayda Says:

    Sorry for your partner’s loss, Sumo. Hope the best for both of you.

  3. butterflyeffect Says:


    the Went Gin is listed as 8.16.97 in your compilation. just a heads up.

  4. kenny powers Says:

    @ butterfly

    oh snap! thanks for the heads-up. oh well, at least it fits in chronological order…probably not worth upping another file since peeps can edit that on their end.

  5. kenny powers Says:

    i fracking love that Utica SOAM sandwich. some of the most organic segue action in 3.0 IMO.

    @ palmer – i’ve gone absolutely bonkers re: Dead on the ‘noid. grabbed that Fillmore set, the Complete Winterland ’73 box, every single DP’s and Road Trips…and on…and on…

  6. butterflyeffect Says:

    mos def, just an fyi if you re-up another SBD project with more goodies tacked on

  7. willowed Says:

    If organic means average, then you are correct…kidding KP

    The transition from Have Mercy into Piper was totally screwed and the segue from Split to Have Mercy was intersting……but that’s about it.

    I still love ya KP

  8. Mr. Palmer Says:

    nothing says fun like having your 3 1/2 year old shoot herself in the eye with the wife’s perfume bottle. Good times.

  9. phoammhead Says:

    willowed, you’re nutz . . . don’t make me post that picture of your rv, again! jk! 😉

  10. phoammhead Says:

    ::holds up hand, palm out with thumb and index finger extended and other fingers curled under at willowed::

  11. Mr. Palmer Says:

    I’mm more perplexed by your lack of love for the Coral Sky Crosseyed. I just listened to it now. What is the problem here? Jk , willowed. I respect your opinions, even when they are wrong…..

  12. willowed Says:

    I bet you guys like when the band urinates in your ears too? 😉

    I’ll take an MSG Twist over that stuff any day of the week and twice on sundays.

  13. Gavinsdad Says:

    I hated on the Fuku twist until I relalized I was listening to one from alpine. Off to throw darts in “the city”

  14. Jtran Says:

    Just caught up; great ski day today. No work, sorry about that coworkers!

    On tap for tomorrow:

    2.0 jamz
    Listen to Miner’s snow playlist

    Enjoy the evening team

  15. neemsbane. Says:


  16. sumodie Says:

    thnx for the kind words my fellow bb’ers

    as for willowed dissing the utica split AND the coral c&p, well, maybe his trey hob tic will mysteriously vanish in the mail 😉

  17. butter Says:

    willowed, your crazy

    when i go to listen to that segment i usually just listen to the end of Split thru the beginning of Piper, that segment is pure gold

  18. kenny powers Says:

    @ willowed

    you can’t play in my fort anymore.

    more fringe. how sick is that 1985 beginning credits dealio?!? love it!

  19. mitch Says:

    cracks me up every time i hear trey say jennifer dances before tweezer

  20. butter Says:

    right mitch, it’s just great to hear him clown it too, with the fake call out, then crackin up

  21. Mr. Palmer Says:

    1st puff time. yay! some new GD tunes to spin w/. a little college hoops.

  22. Mike in Austin Says:

    Prague Ghost > tube37 on YouTube. You know what I’m talkin’ ’bout

  23. mitch Says:

    must have been funny at home

  24. kenny powers Says:

    all joking aside though, that’s what i love about phish having such a dense and seemingly endless music history…there’s something for everyone. willowed i know you like the funk so maybe the ambient-ish-ness of the SOAM sandwich wasn;t your cup of tea.

    also if you hear a lot of hype about something and then sit down and listen to it (sober especially) you tend to be more critical, waiting for something to knock you over. that mindset is not where IT resides. that’s what i love about listening to a show or a jam i didn’t really know about and then BAM it totally takes you off guard.

  25. kenny powers Says:

    ok i;m seriously going back to Fringe now. A…D…D. i mean, i had to get up to put the Toll House in the oven.

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