Woke Up This Morning…

"Makisupa Policeman" (Bruno)

On the ultimate stoner holiday, 4/20, let’s take a look at the band’s lone reggae song and herbal reference, “Makisupa Policeman.” This article was first posted a year ago today and I excerpted the intro below with a link to the entire piece.


Of all the musical genres in which Phish dabbles, reggae is, perhaps, the least significant. With mere passages of “Harry Hood” and “Slave” flirting with a roots-based groove, “Makisupa Policeman” is Phish’s lone original foray into the genre.  A relic from the band’s stonier days, “Makisupa” is actually the first known publicly played Phish original, making its debut on 10.23.84. Mentioning this fact in Philadelphia on 11.29.03, Trey also also noted that its lyrics were written by Tom Marshall as a kid. Though it was the “original Phish song,” the band’s homage to ganja has been somewhat of a rarity throughout their career. Always eliciting comedic cheers with Trey’s chosen “keyword,“ ”Makisupa” is Phish’s only musical reference to many fans’ recreational smoke. Usually highlighted by the creative dub lines of Gordon, this song has played multiple roles throughout Phish’s career….Read on!

Click here to read the entire post strewn with audio clips!


“Makisupa -> Night Nurse -> Makisupa” 10.26.2010 II

“Makisupa” 10.4.99 Normal, IL II


1,010 Responses to “Woke Up This Morning…”

  1. willowed Says:

    Nice Joe

    Kp..If you’re lurking. Took the cover off the pool today. I think it’s salvageable (sp?).
    The snow didn’t damage it as much as I thought.

    Here’s to Phish at the meadows for leg 3 and a nice pre-game at Willowed’s where KP can show is some disc dives into said pool

  2. joe Says:

    good old fashioned LSD is by far my favorite but it takes me too long to re-enter polite society. In order to do it these days, it’d need to be on day one or two of a week’s long vacation or so, with decompression/nature time built in on the back end.

  3. willowed Says:

    Thanks for the attaboys Roberto

  4. BrandonKayda Says:

    8.1.09 Tube is legit. 7mins, which is long for 3.0. That whole first set is $$$. Pretty dark Antelope to close.

  5. P.S.H.S. Says:

    no L since hampton 04 for this guy, never again, no way no how.
    my mind is a powerful engine, can’t throw fuel on the fire. i’ve been working on slowing down the runaway train the last few years.

  6. P.S.H.S. Says:

    man i wish i could puff 🙁

  7. butter Says:

    did i miss any ticket sales today

    a few friends around the bay thought there was a ticket on sale for BGP night show at 10 am today?

  8. garretc Says:


    I think that rumor was getting batted around, but no one has said anything about it on here today, so I don’t think so…

  9. sumodie Says:

    Flouxetine (Prozac) helps significantly with the molly problems and the hangover.

    5-HTP, the precursor molecule to 5-HT (otherwise known as serotonin) is excellent at avoiding/alleviating the post MDMA blues. Basically, taking 5-HTP speeds up the process by which your body produces more serotonin

    It’s also better in that 5-HTP is a molecule naturally produced by your body (eg, not an ‘unnatural’ lab synthetic), plus it’s available as an over the counter supplement in pharmacies, vitamin stores, etc

    But yes, the SSRI class of anti-depressants, like Prozac, have been shown to also help with Molly’s hangover

  10. willowed Says:

    For sumo

  11. sumodie Says:

    @butter: the Bill Graham on sale rumor seems to have been started by some idjots at the greenboard

  12. EL Duderino Says:

    it’s that Ivy-League edjumacation at work

  13. willowed Says:

    The Canadiens are putting on the pressure. We’re lucky it’s only 1 – 0

  14. Mr. Palmer Says:

    sumo- the 2 sugarbush shows came out perfect. I am in the process of pulling 6.9.95. I thought i recall you saying these were giving you a problem. It is downloading just very slowly. 200 of 600 mb down so far. Was i correct in remembering you saying these RR shows were seeding properly?

  15. roberto luongo Says:

    Bruins look flat as shit

  16. Mr. Palmer Says:

    ^^ were not seeding properly.

  17. joe Says:

    or we just look like the bruins…I wish I had any hope for the powerplay.

  18. roberto luongo Says:

    could be joe

    we never play the east teams. not much of an idea how they usually play.

  19. Mr. Palmer Says:

    I thought dude said the Bulls were on? I can’t find any hoops.

  20. joe Says:

    usually very physically with not much skill.

  21. EL Duderino Says:

    NBA TV down here Palmer

  22. sumodie Says:

    love the different strands of convo dropping these past few pages…

    @mrP: just turned on both RR ’95 torrents -I’ve got 725 torrents now so I can’t leave them all on anymore

    @bk: TTE -you need to find the album version first n foremost!

  23. DaNcInG fOoL Says:

    habs are winning the series

  24. joe Says:

    are the remasters worth getting if you only have a mediocre sound system?

  25. joe Says:

    I think I need some of the 5-HTP, by the way. Been feeling very negative the last few weeks. (or just a few days in the 60’s with the Sun)

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