Weekend Nuggets: Pure Magic

Twelve years ago…


“Shakedown Street” 4.15.99 II


“Row Jimmy” 4.16.99 I


Jam of the Weekend:

Dark Star -> It’s Up to You” 4.17.99 I

The peak of a jaw-dropping weekend.



Bonus Jams:

Wolfman’s -> Uncle John’s Band” 4.15 II


Prince Caspian > St. Stephen -> The Eleven” 4.16 II



Downloads of the Weekend: Phil and Friends April ’99

4.15.99 SBD, 4.16.99 SBD, 4.17.99 SBD < Megaupload

ALL THREE NIGHTS – SBD (FLAC via etree) < Torrent


I: Viola Lee Blues, Big Railroad Blues, Jack-a-Roe, Cosmic Charlie, Wolfman’s Brother -> Uncle John’s Band

II: Alabama Getaway, Sugaree, Like a Rolling Stone > I Know You Rider, Row Jimmy, Shakedown Street -> The Wheel > Not Fade Away

E: Mr Tambourine Man


I: Help On The Way > Slipknot! > Franklin’s Tower, Wish You Were Here, Tennessee Jed, Stella Blue*, Alligator

II: Bertha**, Prince Caspian > St Stephen -> The Eleven > Unbroken Chain, Chalkdust Torture, Mountains of the Moon, Scarlet Begonias**-> Fire On The Mountain**

E: Ripple (acoustic)**

*instrumental ** W/ Donna Jean Godchaux MacKay


I: Dark Star -> It’s Up to You, Days Between -> Dark Star (first verse) -> My Favorite Things, Mississippi Half-Step, Birdsong

II: Terrapin Station -> Down with Disease -> Dark Star (second verse) -> Friend of the Devil, Casey Jones, Morning Dew, Goin Down The Road Feelin Bad* > And We Bid You Goodnight

E: Box of Rain

* w/ Donna

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967 Responses to “Weekend Nuggets: Pure Magic”

  1. gavinsdad Says:

    chills from the Row Jim!

    always one of my faves…i’m one of the few (?) many (?) who’ve always leaned heavily toward set 1 GD. so many of my faves in S1…specially the Jim.

  2. gavinsdad Says:

    gotta say, saw kimock after one of the msgs in 09….time hasn’t done him any favors….his playing hadn’t lost anything tho

  3. albert walker Says:

    damn 12 years. my biz partner at the time was getting destroyed by Hodgkin’s at the time and we went down together. I got through the phone line first call no busy signals for tix.

    like Miner said my favorite concerts about of a shit ton. nobody new what kind of song selection would come out or how jammy it would be. when you drop Viola like that you hung it all out right from jump.

    I’m a huge Kimock fan. Trey can do Trey but Kimock really brought that roots West coast Psychedelia that gave these shows there proper GD vibe. Really think him and Trey’s massive egos which probably barely fit on stage pushed each other to bust out some of their sickest playing of their careers

    also notice Trey’s comping behind Steve. Such an amazing rhythm player that often gets lost in phish.

    wow. great fuckin shows.

  4. albert walker Says:

    haven’t been to the Warfield since actually.

  5. Jtran Says:

    Just started the 4/15 up

    $$$ right away

  6. albert walker Says:

    love Trey’s Stella Maris softball shirt

    rockin the old school t-shirt with the Dead reference on it. awesome.

  7. mitch Says:

    was reading back to posts from last night:

    dr p, i dont see how her going with you to chicago just to sit in a hotel would even be worth it. seems to me like you should say “honey its only a weekend. if we both go it will be more hassle than me just going and coming back”

    i see you trying to make her happy but why should you both have to deal with a 5 month old + nyc airports + security + getting around chicago.

    just seems to me that the cost benefit ratio of her actually getting something out of the trip vs your hassle doesnt add up in anyones favor.

    i’d try and get her to take one for the team and then she can have a weekend trip later.

    school me married men, is this what its like? wife + kids = no more me time?

  8. mitch Says:

    not trying to be a jerk about it, just seeing all you dudes trying to work phish trips with the fam. i get the financial side of it obviously but i’m failing to understand why a weekend away would make or break a trip.

    i guess im asking if life ends when you get married and have kids. is it really a ball and chain?

    i’m a selfish dude anyway but its starting to seem like i’ll need a h3tty chick to not hold me down re:shows. priorities can change and all that but for now, thats what it seems like.

    seems like a lot of your priorities are the same as mine, thats why i’m askin.

  9. Mr palmer Says:

    Not at all mitch. But I can also understand a first time mother being a bit leery of staying home alone in NYC with a 5 month old. Especially if she doesn’t have any family around to help her out.

    I agree, it doesn’t make sense in a lot if ways, but can see her point if view, if that’s where she’s coming from.

    Bottom line DRP , get your ass to Chicago . Shell be fine. She gets a ladies weekend down the line.

    My .02

  10. kayatosh Says:

    sweet dream shows, miner. dling 4.15.99 from bt.etree.org. thanks for the heads up, palmer.

  11. Luther T. Justice Says:

    After their early days, it seemed taboo for the guys to discuss the Dead’s influence, because they were so sensitive to being pigeon holed, which I understood. These shows were so meaningful to me because they finally were able to openly say we love this music and listen to what we can do with it. Grateful Dead music is, to me, its own living, breathing entity open to all who can channel it and give it new life. It was beautiful thing to hear Trey & Page get to do this with Phil. Phil’s acknowledgement of Phish and their musical significance also meant so much to me. The guy almost dies, fights his illness, defeats it, and chooses Trey & Page to make his first musical statement upon returning. It was such an incredible time to be a fan.

  12. Wilson123 Says:

    These shows, at least to me, are probably some of the most significant shows of all time. The magic that went down that weekend is something that will never be touched again.

    The Dead and Phish were forever unified after that weekend!

  13. Fly Says:

    Mornin’ brahskies. Is the Jamchester Kevorkian up on the ‘Neezay? I can’t seem to locate it.

  14. sumodie Says:

    Phil and Phriends April 99 run * All 3 nights – Miller SBDs *


  15. jdub Says:

    Thanks Miner for the last three posts. Been loving the UIC and Gorge selections – particularly Gorge Reba and Mike’s – and am about to dive into these Phil and Phriends selections while I putz around in the shop.

    Enjoy the day folks, June can’t come soon enough.

  16. mitch Says:

    Bottom line DRP , get your ass to Chicago


    i dont think my copes are sbd. sumo FTW. should be a nice upgrade.

  17. mitch Says:

    purp, phil and phriends listening party tonight? duke, dr p??

    purp, bring your dvd.

  18. Mr palmer Says:

    I had a DVD of 4/15 and now I can’t find it. Pisses me off.

  19. mitch Says:

    just join us tonight mr p. and bring that 17k refund and take us to lugers. cept we prob would have made a reservation 2 months ago.

  20. JP Says:

    are miner’s megaups of these shows the miller-sbds? how do the miller versions differ from the previous sbds?

    anyway to grab these other than torrent? thanks!

  21. Jtran Says:

    The Miller boards sound great. I don’t know how they differ though.

  22. Mr palmer Says:

    Mitch. Tonight is a no way. Gotta drive to Philly and back tomorrow early and do a charity walk/run. But I will def come to bk before tour and we will hit a nice spot. Lugars, char, or two-toms. ( look that place up) !

  23. thedayman Says:

    i love the bluesy feel that kimock adds to the phish tunes, wow, so sick. the opening in wolfmans with his soulful soloing – $$$

  24. thedayman Says:

    @ JP miner’s links are off megaup, not torrent. sound pretty crisp to my unrefined ear canals

  25. Dr. Pronoia Says:

    Hey Mitch!

    Basically, my wife has been working her ass off 24 hours a day for the past 6 weeks, and I don’t anticipate that changing anytime soon with a newborn. She’s fucking tired. And no, neither of us have any downtime. I work 50+ hours a week and then get home and am on shift 2 of baby duty, plus all weekend. The fact that that shift is full of bliss and satisfaction and overall goodness doesn’t take away from it being hard and tiring, so I guess down time is a thing of the past for both of us for the time being.

    I have tickets to one of the PNC shows and figured that’d be it for me until maybe a late summer Jones Beach. But I have family and we both have lots of friends in Chicago, so she’d have plenty of her own fun there too. I think she just feels that for me to bail for 3 days to see phish is a little excessive at this point in our lives ($, time, baby), so if I’m going to do it, why not make a family trip out of it?

    Now, in general you asked about family stuff. I’m new to this. I will say that I’ve seen probably 60-70% of my shows with my wife, but over the years she’s gone from equal enthusiasm, to ‘hey it’s a good time every once in a while,’ to ‘honey, this is a real obsession, but still take me to a couple a year.’ That said, the vast majority of all the music that’s played in this house is GD/Phish, and all the bathtimes, changes, etc take place to altered GD/phish lyrics.

    So I don’t know. Sorry for the long post, just happy to get the little guy asleep (the 4/17 Birdsong did it!).

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