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. butterflyeffect Says:

    snow rake also useful at festi

    rake scavenging wooks off top of RV

  2. st8 of mind Says:

    about ’03 faves- Philly Theme was unreal. Pebbles and Marbles from Chicago was good too.

  3. kayatosh Says:

    7.30.03 Scents – palms

    nice call.

  4. Type III Jamming Personality Disorder Says:

    that’s a great example of a variation on the Cutout Syndrome which states that as soon as you bring in an expert to solve your problem the problem will disappear.

    you can’t liiiiiiiiiiiieeee
    you can’t lie
    to yourself
    very long

    for a seriously rare tune, there sure are a high percentage of the performances of it available via sbd. (25% at least)

  5. kayatosh Says:

    my new favorite expression — “Gettin sheened”

    just coined it. you like?

    spock’s brain

  6. ae Says:

    line i like:
    go outside and visit the ground

    good idea today, right? 🙂

  7. poop goblin Says:

    is there a better 2001 than the 99 Memphis version?

    I’m a custy to this listening to Phish thing but that version has my head spinning on every listen

    would have liked to caught that one

  8. poop goblin Says:

    spinning Yabby You – Fleeing From The City (1991)

    although a huge fan of his earlier work I never heard this one and have falling in love with it.

    don’t sleep on the later release date. amazing roots sung by one of reggae’s greatest voices

    laterz kids
    off to climb the drifts and catch the train

  9. KWL Says:

    poop: check 12-29-98 2001

  10. kayatosh Says:

    sheen reference – a real comedy killer. nothing funny about a porn star laden death wish.

  11. kayatosh Says:

    om nama shivaya

  12. Selector J Says:

    Fleeing From The City is from ’91? Wow! Wouldn’t surprise me too terribly but definitely sounds earlier.

  13. poop goblin Says:

    my fault Selector. 1985.

    it’s past when I listen to roots so I just looked it up and had the wrong release

    91 is the CD release

    either way great post 70’s roots IMO. great sound.

  14. kayatosh Says:

    yabby you– nice call.

    my fav. yabby you track: yabby yoo and the prophets – run come rally

  15. SOAM Says:

    The jap 2001 rips tits-Fuckuaoakaoakaoakaoakao

  16. kayatosh Says:

    soam has a point

  17. Selector J Says:

    It’s all good @aw Just about to type a ‘my bad’ post because I was actually confused, too. I thought you were talking about ‘One Love One Heart’ which does sound way earlier (even way earlier than it’s ’83 release date). Fleeing could pass for ’91 but not in a bad way. I think I’ve only listened to it once, though. Thanks for reminding me to check it again.

  18. poop goblin Says:

    glad Selector came out to put my custy ass in my place on my reggae release dates. Thanks man. Not too many roots albums in the 90’s worth a shit I imagine. not that there are a shit load in 1985 either.

    will have to check those 2001 recs

    thanks SOAM and KWL

    I just found the abstract, experimental ambience of that Memphis version to be so good

    now I”m really out

  19. miamifree Says:

    Love the Gumbo from the Fukuoka show…..ridiculous delicate funk.

  20. poop goblin Says:

    I had never heard it either.

    found a NM OG copy and purchased it recently

    kind of been in heavy rotation since.

    love me some Yabby!

  21. Mr. Palmer Says:

    good calls on the 2001’s not sure there are many more in that league. Maybe 12.11.99? probably next tier

  22. SOAM Says:

    Ocelot from Atlanta is just downright tight.

  23. angryjoggerz Says:

    Speaking of Selector J, dude listened to my recent mix and called all the tracks. I made it and I could not do that. Our man knows his shit, that is for real real. Mad respect. Only track we did not know was last one, some riddim shit.

    Junior D – In Session

    Watch How The People Dancing – Kenny Knots
    Nuff Stylee – Papa Tullo (Laser Beam version)
    Gregory Free – Yellowman (Storm version)
    DJ of the Year – Horseman
    X-Rated – Admiral Bailey
    Fattie Boom – Ranking Dread
    Bam Bam – Tiger
    Acid – Josey Wales
    Find and Kill – Mad Cobra
    Bounce – Flourgon
    DJ Ah Look Fi Me – Lecturer
    Another One Bite The Dust – Clint Eastwood and General Saint
    Nice Up – Welton Irie & Prince Weedy (basically a cover of Michigan & Smiley’s on the Real Rock riddim)
    Champion Sound – Colin Roach
    Kuff – Shelley Thunder
    Bible Story – Early B
    Dance Haffi Cork – Peter Ranking and General Lucky
    Bathroom Sex – General Echo
    Rudie Don’t Fear – Louie Culture
    Firing Strong – Tony rebel
    Spar With Me- Ranking Toyan
    Duck Down – Red Dragon
    Hold Me Tight – Dillinger
    ??? – ??? (90s midi Satta Massagana riddim)

  24. Selector J Says:

    You’re really leting your custy side show these days @aw. Just discovering RCMH Ghost, Memphis 2001, finally listening to the Island Tour, etc. Next thing you know, you’ll be linking us to Dave and Friends on youtube. :mrgreen:

    And that album, I just mentioned… One Love One Heart… I just custied myself. No way those songs are recorded in ’83. The release date is just that. It’s clearly a compilation of his 70s stuff.

    Run Come Rally is the jam @kaya. Do you have the 2CD/4LP Jesus Dread album from Blood and Fire? Probably the best album on the B&F label which is really saying something.

  25. Selector J Says:

    impeccable timing… Making me feel smart again @aj.

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