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.)


2,426 Responses to “Monday Morning Minutes”

  1. Jtran Says:

    Leaving for Bethel in T minus 3.5 hours

  2. Luther T. Justice Says:

    How good is this new 12-6-97 on bt.etree? I’ve been let down so many times before and I’m hoping this copy is finally the one.

  3. Dr Pronoia Says:

    New Phish!!!!!!!!! Long weekend, already begun, with PNC waiting for me at its end.

    Already warned the in-laws about couch tour

    Really pumped for everybody going tonight…wook down that cu$ty crib

  4. plord Says:

    Have fun peeps, TODAY IS THE DAY.

    Also: at 80-64 last night, I gave up and hit the sack. That’ll teach me. Last points the Bulls scored, apparently :/

  5. pencilneck Says:

    Safe journey through the cosmos to all this weekend. Cut that rug to shreds.

  6. AintNoTele Says:

    You better believe I will be checking my phone every 15mins (not 5 mins due to epic song length this tour) while I’m at work tonight.

    So psyched, I might call in sick so I can couch terrrrr it up

  7. bhizzle Says:

    “Ill have your face”.

    Happy Birthday, Duke!

  8. SillyWilly Says:

    Happy Birthday Duke

    Well see a numberline no doubt

    Maybe a mid first set numberline with a nice jam


    first set

  9. bhizzle Says:

    Vultures>Scent of a Mule, Loving Cup, Fluffhead, Run Like An Antelope

  10. bhizzle Says:

    1st set

  11. jdub Says:

    Peeps are fired up this morning. And for good reason. May the travels be safe, the jams be hetty, and the grooves be thick. Amen

    happy B-day Duke! They got a fresh # Line jam they’ve been writing. Should roll out mid set 2.

  12. jdub Says:

    Beat me to it Silly, re # Line.

  13. thedayman Says:


    1st set

    * 1st set notes – tweezer was unfinished, 90 minute jam that started after the opening riff.

  14. Spasm Waiter Says:

    Hey folks- Checking on tour day #1. I hope Bethel is huge for all of the folks making the trip.

    Happy BDay Duke. Have a great one.

    Safe travels to all.

    May 420 be crisp and clear for couch tour.

  15. marcoesq Says:

    morning folks

  16. SillyWilly Says:

    I’m borderline wook right now

    Hawaiian shirt, ac flatbrim, and just asked KWL if I could borrow a towel for the weekend

    I can’t believe you guys are my friends

  17. Mdawg Says:

    It’s time for summer Phish!!!!

  18. Mike in Austin Says:

    T – 10:18

  19. phoammhead Says:

    made it halfway, but westy was stalling on the highway for a stretch. Seems to be running smooth right now.

  20. Luther T. Justice Says:

    ^Go w00k mobile! Go!

  21. fat bastard Says:

    bulls season over phish season starting.

  22. bhizzle Says:

    Stalling? must’ve been playing some DMB.

  23. Fly Says:


  24. Kaveh Says:

    Good morning everyone!

    Here is to Summer Tour! The tour that Phish takes it stage by the balls.

    Everyone have a great time tonight.

  25. marcoesq Says:

    yeah fb, epic collapse last night. thought they had it

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