TTFF: Ten From ’10


12.31.2010 (Ryan Gilbertie)

With only two weeks separating us from the kick-off of Phish’s massive Summer 2011, let’s take a moment to revisit some of last year’s finest moments, in no particular order. For anyone who thinks Phish doesn’t jam anymore, take a run through this playlist…enjoy….


2001 > David Bowie” 10.30 II

10.30.10 (D.Lavery)

The smoking conclusion—and finest segment—of a wild, pre-Halloween night.



Reba” 10.19 E

The divine creation that came out of nowhere in Augusta’s encore.



Ghost” 12.31 II

12.30.10 G.Lucas)

The Holy “Ghost.”



Seven Below -> What’s the Use?” 12.27 II

A delicate, introspective journey from Worcester’s snow-covered opening night.



Rock and Roll -> Carini” 10.22 II

10.23.10 (R. Gilbertie)

Providence’s exploratory set-opening combo; from an avant-garde “Rock and Roll” into a blissful “Carini.”



Light” 8.7. II

The band’s magnum opus from the Greek—one of the year’s improvisational peaks.



Harry Hood” 12.28 II

12.30.2010 (G.Lucas)

An impeccable, four-part musical conversation that, in my opinion, represents musical perfection.



Backwards Down the Number Line” 6.12 II

One of very few jams from June’s tour with staying power. Phish came together in an instant amidst a noodly jam and crafted a soundtrack for secret-agent.



Simple” 8.6 II

8.5.10 (W. Rogell)

One of the most engaging jams from, arguably, the most creative three-night stand of the year at the Greek.



Disease -> What’s the Use?” 8.14 II

Face melting rock and roll morphs into sublime territory, landing perfectly in “What’s the Use?.”



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880 Responses to “TTFF: Ten From ’10”

  1. jdub Says:

    I figured that would draw you out Miner 😉

  2. lastwaltzer Says:

    cobo 46 days, gotta love that slow funk

  3. BrandonKayda Says:

    I am sitting in a room different from the one you are in now. I am recording the sound of my speaking voice and I am going to play it back into the room again and again until the resonant frequencies of the room reinforce themselves so that any semblance of my speech, with perhaps the exception of rhythm, is destroyed. What you will hear, then, are the natural resonant frequencies of the room articulated by speech. I regard this activity not so much as a demonstration of a physical fact, but more as a way to smooth out any irregularities my speech might have.

  4. Jay Walter Weatherman Says:

    moreso about the upcoming compuilation release than the twist>slave itself.

  5. lastwaltzer Says:

  6. purplehumpbackwhale Says:

    hey now! the twist is legendary, and there another thing of summer tracks coming out next week!


  7. lastwaltzer Says:

    very cool bk, have you seen this:

  8. BrandonKayda Says:

    I haven’t, thanks. I’m looking at a bunch of unknown avantgarde piano composers. Wild stuff. – this is awesome.

  9. lastwaltzer Says:


    Reich is one of my favorites, there is going to a performance of music 18 musicians in the park here they summer, pretty excited for that. I’ve never witnessed any of music performed before

    If your just getting into him I think you should check this doc about him out:

    thats part one but all ten parts deal with a different monumental piece of his. Its gonna rain is one of the segments.

  10. BrandonKayda Says:

    Music for 18 Musicians is entrancing for sure.

  11. BrandonKayda Says:

    Watching that now.

    There were a ton of wild avantgarde composers in the 19th century.

    Actually composing a song now for the first time in awhile. Fun times.

  12. lastwaltzer Says:

    chomsky on the death of bin laden.

  13. AintNoTele Says:

    Night crew! What’s up ya’ll? Just got off a whirlwind day and am in the perfect unwind mode, got 12/30/10 set 2 spinning and couldn’t be more excited for summer terr. High hopes here

  14. BrandonKayda Says:

    Same @Ain’tNoTele. I hope this summer will be a change from previous 3.0

  15. Phamily Berzerker Says:

    Headed to bed. I am bushed. HIked a mountain wiht my daughters this AM. My youngest had her choir recital, followed by late night ice cream and pizza in that order

    I just finished retelling the Gamehendge saga to my daughters as their bedtime story. Yes, I am a phish nerd. But they love my telling of it with my own commentary and varied nuances incorporating pertinent lyrics when and where applicable.

  16. AintNoTele Says:

    Yessir BK! You hitting MPP this summer again? I’ll be missing it but here’s to hoping you get the same seats as night 2 last year. I loved that spot night 1

  17. AintNoTele Says:

    Too late, now I nap

  18. AintNoTele Says:

    ::drive-by complete::

  19. BrandonKayda Says:

    I have PAV for both nights MPP – Row P left loge night one (very far up in the loge seats actually), Row OO night two. Psyched.

  20. BrandonKayda Says:

    right center row oo night 2

  21. phoammhead Says:

    good mornin’ early shift! 🙂

  22. guitarpicker420! Says:

    Watching the campfire we built last night continue to smolder. The kids had a blast roasting marshmallows (and lets be serious, the adults did too), the smoke kept the mosquitos at bay and everybody had fun with very few tears (remarkable considering the kids are 2 and 4). Now just have to wash the smoke smell off the daughter before returning her to her mother this afternoon.

  23. Mike in Austin Says:

    Waking up smelling like campfire has fond memories. Off to golf again. Pre-tour workout.

  24. Robear Says:

    MiA, disc golf, amirite 😛

  25. phoammhead Says:

    robear, i watched that snorkeling with sea turtles video . . . wow, that must have been cool!

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