“Venues of Summer Vol. I” & Utica Giveaway!

PNC Bank Arts Center - Holmdel, NJ

As Summer Tour is around the corner, and in the spirit of the new soundboard tracks from the archives that continue to trickle out from “Past Summer Tours,” I decided to combine a compilation of my own with a contest and giveaway. Here’s the deal: in the compilation linked below—”Miner’s Venues of Summer Vol. I”—you’ll find 12 tracks from the history of Leg One venues. Just drop folder into iTunes and the setlist of the compilation will pop-up. But here’s the catch, you won’t see the venues or dates of the selections. Your job is to come up with the correct venue and date for each selection, nothing too hard, and shoot me an email with the subject line “Summer Venue Contest.” All correct responses will be entered to win one of three brand spanking new copies of “Phish: Live In Utica” DVD/CD box set! All winning entries will be put into a hat and the three winners will be drawn at random. You may enter anytime until Sunday at 3pm pacific, and the winners will be announced on Monday! Send your entries to mrminer@phishthoughts.com (FYI: I didn’t get all techie and strip MP3 tags, but just drop the folder in iTunes and play by the honor code. The point is to get as many candidates as possible for the Utica drawing, not to trick anyone.)

Enjoy the Tunes!


10.20.2010: “I Saw It Again > Antelope”


Jam of the Day:

Halley’s -> Roses -> NO2” 7.13.99 I

Here’s a selection from Great Woods history that didn’t make the compilation, but is a retro-summer treat, nonetheless.

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726 Responses to ““Venues of Summer Vol. I” & Utica Giveaway!”

  1. albert walker Says:

    hoping he does a nice 3 print set for that UIC run too Robear

    def looking into a sick frame job for those MSG prints though.

    our only art in the crib are pollocks, my autographed photo of Swamp Dogg riding the back of a rat, and my autographed photo of Ponch from Chips so the custy vibe is def in full effect.

  2. thedayman Says:

    I seriously doubt that any of this is any more pre-planned than it was in the old days, I feel like people still have 3.0 doubt and the notion of pre planning jams is ridiculous, and antithetical to the whole endeavor phish pursues.

  3. Type III Jamming Personality Disorder Says:

    crazy to think it’s been 17 years since I was last in pnc (nee, garden state arts center).

  4. BingosBrother Says:

    I believe dayman. It would break my heart to know any different.

  5. Kaveh Says:

    hoping he does a nice 3 print set for that UIC run too Robear


  6. albert walker Says:

    I’ve often stated the fact the jamming from the golden years of 93-98 is so hot cuz a lot of the themes and styles were pre determined in all the jamming exercises.

    it’s really nothing new. you practice a shit ton of jamming exercises and some of the ideas will def pop up in jams on stage

    I mean more there are certain nights where for some reason they decide to bring it in a 2 set fashion.

    I really feel for one reason or another they have that bring the heat idea in their heads when they walk on stage

    predetermination of themes is not a positive or negative thing at all. in fact I feel it contributes to their ability to jam and create great flowing sets.

  7. Type III Jamming Personality Disorder Says:

    regarding the Great Woods sand experiment. that was before I moved to here from CO, but I’ve heard tell of that. now it is even worse what with uncovered “pavilion” seats.

  8. albert walker Says:

    whether it came up in a sound check. or Trey strumming his acoustic by a campfire. or something he stole from Win Butler. music tends to not appear out of thin air. as non musicians we sometimes like to think it does but I’m not buying it.

  9. marcoesq Says:

    Themes can and do develop within their playing night to night, doesn’t have to be solely from practice or predetermination.

    Not talking magic or anything crazy, it’s a simple as someone (Usually Trey) laying down a certain lick and using it again the next night or week.

    A lot of it has to do with the energy from the crowd, too. Listen to any musician because they almost always say they are responding to and feeding off the energy from the crowd.

  10. mitch Says:

    AW, it would be taxed but think about framing all 3 posters in a single frame so it looks like an aquarium.

  11. lastwaltzer Says:

    “I feel like people still have 3.0 doubt and the notion of pre planning jams is ridiculous, and antithetical to the whole endeavor phish pursues.”dayman

    LOL i’m reporting trey to the ethics committee then

  12. marcoesq Says:

    I’ve done the same thing when I played a lot before. You develop a little lick that can turn into a theme and sometimes turns into a song.

  13. lastwaltzer Says:

    “Not talking magic or anything crazy,”marco

    miner was pretty serious when he said they were magicians.

  14. marcoesq Says:

    Some of it absolutely is magic, I’m just sayin that the process of developing a certain theme that carries over from night to night doesn’t have to be so “magical”

    The end result is typically magic, but the process is just the process

  15. marcoesq Says:

    Look at the Disease riff from NYE ’93 that turned into a song release a few months later

  16. lastwaltzer Says:

    And to kind of elaborate on what AW said a page or two back, what does it take away if we know some of this is orchestrated? To me absolutely nothing, great music is great music. The fact they put so much of it out it whats special.

    I mean look at the dead, sure they improvised but there were also several major themes they would consistently use. Didn’t make it any less interesting.

  17. albert walker Says:

    all the magic is used up in the jamming so Trey doesn’t have any left over to count off the break to Ghost

    come on Trey is 2011 summer the tour you remember how to count?

  18. BingosBrother Says:

    He said antithetical, not unethical. Which means “directly opposed” to the whole endeavor.

  19. marcoesq Says:

    Ok, the real question is: Who’s riding that party bus from NYC to Holmdel????? Sounds like an absolute (Excuse the pun) trainwreck

  20. KWL Says:

    they played the disease jam nye 93 so they could use it for the music video

    who’s got my food & drink spots in brooklyn?

  21. albert walker Says:

    totally that’s my point LW

    doesn’t make it any less impressive. it’s just how improv music works.

  22. marcoesq Says:

    “so Trey doesn’t have any left over to count off the break to Ghost”

    Seriously. Fish, too. Trey gets so f-ing eager that he wants to play ALL the notes from the song NOW

  23. seif Says:

    i don’t think anyone feels the jams are planned…at all. at question are the adding song phrases in other songs and such. the jams are organic.

  24. lastwaltzer Says:

    They hit the ghost drop a couple times last year no? Either way thats a joke.

  25. marcoesq Says:

    Maybe once

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