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. ThePigSong Says:

    and to clarify, I hate when I sober up and remember how bad Michigan state is collapsing.

  2. Type III Jamming Personality Disorder Says:

    Damn. My post got McConnell’d

    Did you happen to see the email I sent you? Just curious what You thought. Thanks

  3. vegas wolfmans Says:

    Is 6/28/00 Gin as good as I remembered? Yes. Yes it is.

  4. mitch Says:

    we call it mcconell’d now instead of horse’d. where have i been?

  5. willowed Says:

    I guess I am getting to the point in which I need direction in my music, I know that’s not the way of The Phish but the days of me sitting inside a venue with my hands atop my head saying: “What the fuck is this I’m hearing?” are coming to an end.
    I would rather have my eyes closed, arms banging away as I submit to the thunderous groove.
    Sally’s Cities Simples Twists Sands please
    That’s what I am searching for.
    Not saying the phycadelia (sp?) is bad, I still dig it. It doesn’t go to epic status just because they take a chance.

  6. Type III Jamming Personality Disorder Says:

    I just made that up. As in my post was at the [bottom of the] page. Thus it was mcconnell’d. Sorry to let you in to the weird workings of my mind 😮

  7. gratefulcub Says:

    “I would rather have my eyes closed, arms banging away as I submit to the thunderous groove.”


  8. carleethian Says:

    wow… I had never heard that YEM miner. So I listened… then I found the youtube and I watched… 70 minutes later and I AM IMPRESSED.

  9. kenny powers Says:

    “Inversely it’s INCREDIBLE when a hyped up song over exceeds your expectations and you understand immediately why it’s so renowned.”

    so true!

    @t3 – some point this weekend should be grand assuming i am around. small chance i was going to RI but am starting to think not.

  10. DukeOfLizards Says:

    Can we start calling top-of-page posts “new shirts”?

    Or “short sleeve buttondowns?”

  11. Type III Jamming Personality Disorder Says:

    I propose that we outlaw “firsties” and institute that if one is so inclined to voice the obvious which is that they have in fact posted first in the comments that the person shall commemorate this by exclaiming “HOT POCKETS!!”

    anyone want to second that?

    cool. Friday night is probably free for me, and I know my wife is working one day over the weekend which leaves me free. I want to go ice climbing one day this weekend but my climbing partners are kind of flaking on me.

  12. verno329 Says:

    @T3 I will back your motion as long as we can replace “firsties” with “lasties.” That is a gamechanger that would really shake things up.


  13. Type III Jamming Personality Disorder Says:

    don’t do it, verno. next thing you know some enterprising you buck is going to go through miner’s back catalog and insert “last” on the end of every thread. nobody wants that… 🙄

    ::runs off to the first post::

  14. BrandonKayda Says:

    Hey BB

  15. Type III Jamming Personality Disorder Says:

    “Let the drunken mayhem begin…”
    Trey, 5.11.99, to the crowd to close the acoustic set.
    then they come out in the 2nd to open with a big 15 min. Jibboo. hellz yeah. some serious loops in there.

    whaddup, bk. not much going on here tonight.

  16. ben Says:

    feeling ’03’ish today, huh? either way, excellent “winterey” picks! i loved that gin. good melt on that hampton show, but an odd pick none the less on the download.

  17. Robear Says:

    long trip to the coast.

    RCMH ‘Ghost’ is fantastic on sbd. Mike’d

    @ willowed, I agree on the Utica ‘SOAMwhich’.

  18. thedayman Says:

    ac stash -$$$ version, love the uplifting jam. listening meow

  19. BrandonKayda Says:


    AC Stash is gorgeous


    Not much going on. Finished “The Metamorphosis” tonight. Good book. I think I’m gonna head out actually. Later folks.

  20. butter Says:

    too jammy

    should def play the wolfmans > cities on the treadmill next time

  21. butter Says:

    hey BK, ya been playing much piano?

  22. bigjig Says:

    Not to go all middle east politics on you guys but has anyone seen this?
    http://www.cnn.com/2011/WORLD/africa/02/02/egypt.journalists.attacked/index.html?hpt=T1 crazy shit. Journalist getting attacked all over Egypt.

  23. gavinsdad Says:

    jig man…i had on al jazeera today at work coupled with a heavy workload. heavy. may account for the number of beers and blazes i partook in tonite at the bar. passionate people so passionate it’s well above my head. crazy shit is an understatement.

    be well all, i’ll personally throw some vibes up in the air that both sides of this conflict be able to one day coexist. the shit i saw today did not look reparable.

  24. gavinsdad Says:

    dont mean to be a downer….just riffin on jigs post.

  25. gavinsdad Says:


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