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. fat bastard Says:

    voopa – thats rather abrupt

  2. themanatee Says:

    i’m down with hootie and the blowfish – darius solo, eh…i’ll take all the heat for it – but I love em

  3. ae Says:

    sad about the white stripes. though maybe jack will get on a new train (better than the last train he was on) and deliver some new goods. i am a jack white believer.

    saw him and meg play MSG a few years ago, and was skeptical, how can two people, just a guitar and drums, fill that room…but they did and had the whole place rocking.

  4. Mr. Palmer Says:

    6.26.95 Disease>Free starting up.

    I though Darius Rucker went country? seriously…

  5. kayatosh Says:

    2.22.2003 gin — $$$. thanks for posting. I hear a TAB song theme around the 10 minute mark. do my ears and mind deceive me, or is it the Mr. Completely theme?

  6. Selector J Says:

    definitely, kaya
    2-22-03 Gin = Cash $$$ (The Tube before it ain’t bad neither)
    Love when Trza returns to the Bathtub theme. Have great memories of that weekend. The snow coming down after leaving the venue…

  7. kayatosh Says:

    the end of the gin is cool, w/ trey steadily repeating the tub theme in a distorted, spooky way.

  8. Mr. Palmer Says:

    kaya- have you heard 2.28.03 yet in your travels back to feb ’03? in particular the Tweezer miner put up today?

  9. Type III Jamming Personality Disorder Says:

    I’m walkin’ kinda funny, lord…

  10. kayatosh Says:

    I did spin the tweezer today – $$. i enjoyed the gin more.

  11. WharblGarbl Says:

    That sucks about the White Stripes. Too bad b/c I just can’t get into any of his post WS stuff. Raconteurs were okay but Dead Wether? I can’t take that stuff seriously. As for Meg, what’s she supposed to do know? Become a session drummer?

  12. voopa Says:

    I dig the 2 Raconteurs albums. A LOT. Have yet to hear Dead Weather.

  13. verno329 Says:

    @T3PO Feel like your fixin’ to die?

  14. kayatosh Says:

    palmer’s been chippin up ice from dawn til doom, while his rider hides his bottle in the other room. easy wind. blowin cross the NE today.

  15. sumodie Says:

    This is how long it took me to shovel and rake the roof:

    Ghost (7-23-97 Atlanta, GA) 26:44
    Bowie > Cities > Bowie (7-30-97 Ventura, CA) 30:32
    Halley’s Comet (11-22-97 Hampton, VA) 24:17
    Ghost (7-2-98 Copenhagen, Denmark) 20:40
    Cities (7-31-98 Lewis Center, OH) 17:12
    Time (11-2-98 West Valley City, UT) 6:45
    Ghost (7-4-99 Atlanta, GA) 13:39

    Now off to do the same for a friend…after I pop a handful of painkillers

  16. sumodie Says:

    whoah…didn’t even realize I’d spun 3 Ghosts, lol (isn’t it all just one long song?)

  17. Mr. Palmer Says:

    rake the roof?

  18. Type III Jamming Personality Disorder Says:

    y’all thinking we’re overreacting about the weather out here? this is no joke, yo.

  19. Type III Jamming Personality Disorder Says:

    yes. yes, I do. that black smoke it’s risin’

    last night I took three feet of snow off the flat portion of my roof (sunroom). glad I did with the rain/sleet/shittiness mix today. it’s a big problem around here right about now.

  20. Admiral Ackbar Says:

    4. Poop tent

    It’s a trap?

    The Ackbar Institute for Trap Identification and Recognition has their best people on it. At this juncture, due to lack of data, no judgment has been made either way.

  21. sumodie Says:

    roof ‘rake’ is attached to a long pole to pull snow down off the edges of the house, which helps to prevent ice build-ups

    of course I shrugged off using it after the first two storms so now the ice damns have already formed (and one gutter has been ripped off at my friend’s house)

  22. kayatosh Says:

    vertical car. wow!

  23. sumodie Says:

    ‘roof rake’ needs to be the new ‘shit tent’ around here

  24. Selector J Says:

    I might have to give 12-17-99 another try. I’ve never listened to it after having seen it in the flesh.
    On paper, it looks fine. Well, besides the obviously not fine JD which was especially unmoving to me after Bug. Zero energy combo. Never seen a place deflate like that.
    The one other thing that strikes me is that I don’t like Piper as an opener. I’m in the ‘slow, patient build camp’ and this one is the antithesis of that. Too Trey-y, if that makes sense. But other than that not a lot for me to gripe with setlist-wise.
    I remember the Melt bringing it. I think Mike was pissed and just made Melt his punching bag.

  25. KWL Says:

    2-28-03 gin is my favorite 2.0 jam

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