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. mitch Says:

    FU palmer 🙂

  2. kenny powers Says:

    “it’s Ground-Hog Day!!!”

    “did you…want to talk about the weather or were you just making chit-chat?”

  3. Robear Says:

    agreed w @ sumo, 12/18 a much better show.

  4. Calpain Says:

    Nice Jams Miner!!

    Whenever I am having the winter blues I blast the Blossom #line–it makes me think happy, warm, psychedelic thoughts.

    Take care everyone!

  5. pencilneck Says:

    Meh. Ain’t too much snow up here in Toronto, the studio is half empty because of it though.
    Thanx for the Jams Miner! I’m animating disco-dancing trucks, and the clip track they gave me is horrid. Waaaaayyyyy more fun to animate them to some Phishy goodness.

  6. Tzara's Ghost Says:

    Long, boring day at work today starting at 6:30, then a wine judging till about 9pm. Time to roll a couple shows.

    First 1/1/11, next up 11/15/72.
    Have a good one.

  7. angryjoggerz Says:

    Hope the Year of the Rabbit treats you all well!

    Got SLAMMED in Chicago last night, rooftop deck has 4 feet of drifts on it, nuts to see. Snowing really hard again now, nothing left to do but chill, chill, chill.

  8. Robear Says:

    wine tasting @ Tzara’s? Better roll some other things, too.

  9. sumodie Says:

    Today’s DOTD can also be torrented here:

    Phish 1999-12-17 Hampton, VA – Neumann 184 *new source to circulation*


    1999-12-17 fob Hampton flac16

  10. angryjoggerz Says:

    who’s got my Greek remasters? hook a brother up.

  11. Type III Jamming Personality Disorder Says:

    there’s links out there over on the GB. a simple search will point you in the direction you seek.

  12. poop goblin Says:

    our cafeteria and food delivery service is closed today

    our whole office made it but no one can feed us

  13. Robear Says:

    poo g,

    Cliff Bar, cold green tea. enjoy!

  14. butterflyeffect Says:

    @AJ Isn’t Chinese New Year tomorrow?

  15. Mr. Palmer Says:

    friend of mine saw Lauryn Hill last night in concert. This was the text i got.

    “Saw Lauryn Hill last night. I didn’t really get the impression that she still hates white people but I DID get the impression that she loves crack cocaine”

  16. mitch Says:

    Is today the Chinese new year? Is that the year of the rabbit talk?

    Jermaine Rogers new ween poster makes more sense now. Pretty hilarious. Rabbits with their peckers hangin out.


  17. Type III Jamming Personality Disorder Says:


    prepare to have your mind blown:

    It is almost tomorrow already in China!

    whooooooooaaaaa. duuuuuuuuuuude. ‘ere. keep it going. pass it ’round…

  18. Tzara's Ghost Says:

    Haha @robear, don’t think that would be very good for the palate. End up gulping down all the wine.

  19. KfL Says:

    storm had more bark than bite around here, more time for me to do liberal academic bullshit though so its not all bad 😯

    what are the tracks to sample on today’s dotd besides split?

  20. Tzara's Ghost Says:

    Pretty cool listening to Divided Sky at sunrise. I don’t do that very often.

  21. Type III Jamming Personality Disorder Says:

    I hope you used your three pronged climbing utensil to help get into the right position for that sunrise/divided.

  22. phishnin Says:

    That “Piper” is my all-time favorite. We got “Jennifer Dances” to boot.

  23. Tzara's Ghost Says:

    @tiii, shut I don’t have one if those. Do they sell them at Dry Goods?
    Mostly stuck inside today, but can go gather 2 minute doses of light on occasion.

  24. butterflyeffect Says:

    @TIII this is true, although it is my understanding that, in order to avoid confusion and to be generally normative, Chinese New Year is not celebrated in China Standard Time in the US of A

  25. Tzara's Ghost Says:

    Shut=shit. Stupid Jobs moralizing iPhone.

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