Monday Morning Minutes

12.31.2010 (Ryan Gilbertie)

WOOKIPEDIA: One of the greatest facets of Phish Thoughts to me, is the community that has formed around the website. Not only have fans found new friends to help kill time virtually, but also real people with whom rage Phish with personally. The connections that have been made and friendships formed by so many people on the self-dubbed “Black Board” (the comments section of the blog) has blown me away. I have, similarly, met tons of great people through the site, and continue to do so as Phish fans’ sense of community is unparalleled. And as any good community does, they look for ways to improve things. Last week, one of the regulars on the Black Board suggested an idea for a community-based resource in the vein of Wikipedia. But surrounding Phish culture, soon, the much more appropriate name, “Wookipedia” was born. Instead of introducing it myself, I told the person who came up with the idea to write a blurb on it. And here is what Mitch had too say.

"Power" Pollock 1995

For anyone that’s familiar with the bottom half of Miner’s site, they know that there are a lot of ideas passed around on the board on any given day. Often times you’ll find great nuggets of info regarding the latest music, what food or drink spots to check on tour or how to burn a copy of your bootleg DVD.  If you’re like me, you probably try and make a mental note or jot something on a scratch of paper, but the hell if  I’m gonna dig through pockets on the road, ya dig? Last week, after some discussion on the “BB,” I threw together the “W00kipedia” where we can all add our knowledge so its easily accessible from anywhere. Just create an account and edit the pages as you wish. Please remember to link your newly created pages to the main page with a blurb about it so people can easily find it. Though the infrastructure is up, there are very few pages up already. This will be a resource that grows in usefulness with the more people who contribute! Enjoy.  -Mitch (


“The Venues of Summer: Volume I” Utica DVD Raffle

The Winners Are...

First off, thanks to all who contributed. With over 20 entries, the raffle came down to 15 people who named all the tracks on the compilation. The contestants who made it into the raffle were: Matt Stevens, Jeremy Renda, Jason Embry, Mark Hoyt, Soloman Hay, Chris Magnerelli, Michael Aurzada, Brian Richardson, James Emantin, Mario DiPasquale, Brian Brinkman, Randy Hope, Ross Bellenoit, Mike DesJardins, and Mitch Ladd.

And the three raffle winners—as picked by Mrs. Miner—who win a “Live In Utica” DVD/CD box set are: Matt Stevens, Mark Hoyt and Brian Brinkman!! Congrats guys—shoot me an email with your mailing address and I’ll get the packages out to you!

The tracks were:

“Birds Of A Feather -> Catapult PNC 6.29.2000

“Mike’s Song” Blossom 6.20.95

“Harry Hood” Darien Lake 8.14.97

“Reba > Carini” Great Woods 7.13.99

“It’s Ice” Riverbend 9.20.2000

“Piper -> What’s The Use?” Great Woods 9.11.2000

“Split Open and Melt > Kung > Jam” PNC 7.15.1999


Jam of the Day:

Split Open and Melt” 6.21.94

I had never heard this beast until Kevin Shapiro dropped it as part of Live Bait 4 last week. I immediately dubbed it “the best jam I’ve never heard.”




If you’re going to a show this summer, bring your point-and-shoot cameras! As of last year these are allowed into venues, so snap away and send me your best shots! I don’t have consistent photo contributors for this upcoming tour, so it’s very likely that if you send me some shots after the show that you’ll see them on the site the next morning! You can send photos in zip files (preferred) or as individual email attachments. Let’s see your creativity all over the site the summer! If you’d like to contribute, please email your photos to before you go to sleep after the show! Thanks! (I will always take shots the next day as well.)


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  1. ihatepockets(beepaphone) Says:

    ::stands up, begins slow clap::

    Bravo, Mitch!

  2. Phishycubs Says:


  3. ihatepockets Says:

    I’ve stood on this side since the beginning.

  4. ihatepockets Says:

    So I had just completed the epic hot sensual meme tale of T3 and Burble and went to post a pic (SFW, of course!!) and somehow, “ihatepockets” is universally banned across all of wikia.

    I guess I know where they stand. Damn the man.

  5. ihatepockets(beepaphone) Says:

    Shit and apparently trying once gets your IP banned. Contacting wikia to get it fixed. I have a ton of input on the UIC shows too, since that neighborhood is where I spend most of my time, socially.

  6. mitch Says:

    Cheers Miner.

    Got some good info about h bowl from a friend I’ll throw up today.

  7. BrandonKayda Says:

    Good morning

  8. Foul_Domain Says:

    Morning BB. Great idea, Mitch!

  9. seif Says:

    i just tried to sign up but it told me that “seif” is already taken…is that possible?

  10. bouncin fan Says:

    Morning comrades
    Futures getting cracked on Europe over night. Could be a fun one

    Bethel Tweezer bitches!

  11. kayatosh Says:

    bouncin: chase thw short trade or play a potential bounce. w/ 1320 cracked on the S&P 1285 looks like it’s in the cards.

    the one time in recent memory I held short over the weekend I was faked out by the osama rally on monday AM. this weekend no short position, and it looks like a down day of biblical proportions. at least I ain’t long. blah. f’in trading.

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  14. Laurville Says:

    i think this is going to be a great week

  15. Kaveh Says:

    Good morning everyone!

    It’s starts this week…and I know everyone is looking forward to it. So let’s start it off with a rocking Monday.

  16. btb Says:

    Hats off to Mitch! You’re famous buddy

    Bought a new camera to snap pics this tour – back of the lawn represent-eth!

  17. Mike in Austin Says:

    Morning. +1 to the Mitch appreciation.

    Got into the top 15. Got lucky on some guesses.

    Saw what happened to St. Johns Hospital in Joplin and friends in Minneapolis. Positive thoughts to all out there effected.

  18. albert walker Says:

    not sure Kaya. it’s a strong dollar self off. watch the dollar chart.

    I’d be more inclined to wait for the dust to settle and try to ride a little move up.

    not sure there is gonna be too much dramatic follow through after the futures driven move down.

    dollar is breaking through resistance so if that rally continues could def cause the s&p to have troubles reaching new levels.

    basically who the fuck knows.

  19. Kaveh Says:

    @Admiral Ackbar: Congrats on making your Family Guy debut…as they did “Return of the Jedi” last night.

  20. Jtran Says:

    Morning BB

    Spinning this: this morning


    Saw it on the front page of

  21. sumodie Says:

    so what’s your leg 1 lawn worth? I swiped the following from superfreakie at (thanx!)

    FIRST LEG secondary ticket market update using

    this only represents the cheapest ticket available for each venue, that being, for the most part, lawns.

    Bethel I- $23
    Bethel II- $40
    Bethel III- $37
    Homdel I- $22
    Homdel II- $20
    Clarkston – $46
    Blossom – $54
    Cincy – $56
    Mansfield – $40
    Darien – $56
    Camden – $32
    MPP I – $31
    MPP II – $39
    Alpharetta I – $41
    Alpharetta II – $45
    Charlotte – $61
    Raleigh – $59
    Portsmouth – $71

  22. Kaveh Says:

    @MiA: Yep, North Minneapolis got worked over pretty dare good. All that business went down just on the other side of the river from us in Northeast Minneapolis. Very lucky. Have some friends over there; all seems good.

  23. HarryHood Says:

    Update from the Farmhouse:

    Pulled into work this morning to find a big red rig sitting in the parking lot, backed up to the loading dock…….. My buddy who works with me was here over the weekend and the boy’s stage manager was here tuning equipment. Long story short, I’ve currently got two of Trey’s guitar picks sitting on my desk…… Sounds cheesy, but I was like a kid at Xmas when he handed them to me…….

  24. albert walker Says:

    Anyone heard any practice session rumors or are the boys going in cold?

  25. HarryHood Says:

    I would say that since the equipment is just leaving the dock this morning than the practice time is going to be limited to the pre-show soundcheck.

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