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 ofย  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. angryjoggerz Says:

    Reggae nerds FTW

  2. Cable Hogue Says:

    12/29/98 2001 really does it for me, and so does 4/4/98. But I wouldn’t put them above 9/29/99

  3. Selector J Says:

    To be fair, I couldn’t place Josey Wales’ Acid either. Pretty sure I could have tracked that one down, tho since it was on the same Digital B-produced riddim as Mad Cobra’s Find and Kill.

    That Satta one is gonna be tough because there are like 1000 songs that use that riddim. Just a matter of finding out who the 90s producer is on that and it’s bound to come up in a 1-riddim comp/mix somewhere. Thought it sounded a little like Capleton but not enough to be him. ๐Ÿ™‚

  4. joe Says:

    minutes 13-17 of this tweezer is about my favorite thing from phish ever.

  5. joe Says:

    and the rest isn’t too bad either ๐Ÿ™‚

  6. BingosBrother Says:

    Blackboard singin in the dead of night…

  7. Mr.Miner Says:

    4/4/98 2000 is tha illness. Trey shreds particularly hard and with a melodic theme

  8. Mr.Miner Says:

    top 10 of 2.0 off top of head (may be forgetting lots. I do that often)

    no order

    7/30/03 scents
    7/25/03 hood
    2/28/03 Tweeze
    6/19/04 Ocean Song
    6/19/04 Piper
    6/20/04 Twist
    IT Ghost
    IT Waves
    7/30/03 Hood
    7/30/03 Twist
    2/20/03 -7, Tweeze…

    i didnt even think about this list, just rattled them off….there are so many $$$$$$$ jams from 2.0…the list could go on forever

  9. Mr. Palmer Says:

    Trey trio 5/14/99. 18 minute Jibboo… go get some.

  10. mitch Says:

    7.30 scents. Mmmmm

    Miner, you have that pollock? That’s a nice one. I got the AP last year and a numbered but traded one away.

  11. gavinsdad Says:

    RooF RakE

  12. BingosBrother Says:

    Fuckin Roof Rakes. How do they work?

  13. BingosBrother Says:

    Outie. My name again is Mr. Plow.

  14. Guyute711 Says:

    Happy to say I saw most of what Miner just listed. I got lucky I guess.

  15. Type III Jamming Personality Disorder Says:

    I’d like to add 7.29.03 C&P for top shelf 2.0 consideration. I *heart* that jam

  16. kayatosh Says:

    stay strong and keep your faith alive. this video is contagious. for you yoga kirtan fans:


  17. kayatosh Says:

    lots of hippies ion that last video.
    the acoustic GD fans may dig it too.

  18. verno329 Says:

    I’d like to nominate the 11/19/97 2001 for consideration please. And don’t ignore the Mike’s with the jam they keep coming back to from that Memphis ’99 show. That drop is so sick and nasty I can’t get enough of it.

  19. Mike in Austin Says:

    The IT Ghost was one of my favorite Glowstick experiences ever. 30 minutes of crazy.

  20. guitarpicker420! Says:

    Gotta echo verno – that 2001 from champagne was huge. Also check Gorge ’98

  21. Mr.Miner Says:

    def star lake crosseyed on any best of 2.0 list

  22. Type III Jamming Personality Disorder Says:

    that was a terribly fun night @verno (i.e. 11/19/97)
    I pimp that 2001 often but didn’t want to come off as a fluffer by bringing it up yet again. I think it takes over 10 minutes of funk for them to hit the first “refrain”. one of my favorite sets I’ve seen live for sure.

  23. Selector J Says:

    re: last track from aj’s Junior D

    Found it.

  24. guitarpicker420! Says:

    @type 3 – I was there too. I remember calling my buddy who was heading to hampton later that week. I was like dude, Phish is playing WAY better than I’ve ever heard them before.

  25. angryjoggerz Says:

    Word, of course. I just reuploaded that to my computer this week too, ha. Big tune.

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