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. Luther T. Justice Says:

    ^Nothing like seeing Phish while drinking some smooth malt beverages. Right Billy D.?

  2. Jtran Says:

    Work becoming exceedingly difficult

  3. EL Duderino 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.”LTJ

    I’m in your boat friend. I asked KP and he basically said they’re all generally the same but hadn’t checked the new one yet.

    I hear ya’ mang. give my something that’s clear please

  4. DukeOfLizards Says:

    Thanks folks. You guys are alright.

    I: Disease -> Woodstock, Water in the Sky, Stash > Billy Breathes, Bouncin, Boogie On, Tube > Cavern > SOAMelt

    II: Drowned -> Halfway to the Moon -> Dirt, ASIHTOS > 2001 > Frankie Sez, Horse > Silent > Hood

    E: Show of Life, Bold as Love

    Trey told me.

  5. BingosBrother Says:

    Phoam in the wookmobile, AW on a plane, Silly on the tarmac, and all the other BB’ers individual threads leading to the same place to blow it up together brings tears to my eyes on this great morning. Elevate and destroy. Bethel.

  6. kenny powers Says:

    Back in the summer of Aqua-9

    pumped, bolting from work at 2:00 to head to Aqua’s in-lawns in Greenwich, CT. kicking it there tonight, leaving ass-crack early (by weekend standards) to check out the Woodstock museum and grab hetty parking.

  7. Jtran Says:

    Hawaiian shirt on at the office this morning

    AC flatbrim goes on when I leave

  8. angryjoggerz Says:

    Enthusiasm building.

  9. Jtran Says:

    The cool thing about tour openers is that any song is fresh

    Things like Possum that I was getting sick of the end of last year are ready to rock again.

  10. kenny powers Says:

    haha, in-lawns. and that is where we will be Sat night.

  11. ae Says:

    woo hoo!

  12. EL Duderino Says:

    @ Jtran

    but any song can be rough…
    It’s a 50/50 thing. Just have to wait and see.

  13. angryjoggerz Says:

    My facebook is blowing up today, half with Bethel peeps and half with DEMF peeps. Let’s hear it for motherfucking music!

  14. angryjoggerz Says:

    Just saw this pon the internet.

    Sorry to piggyback off Binsky’s idea, but here is a Reba compilation of the
    “Finest 15”. Yup, all crispy SBD cuts and of course, iPod friendly. Go
    ahead and debate amongst yourselves…I was even newbie friendly with a last
    minute add of the recent Augusta Reba, so 3.0ers can feel a part. Although,
    I *could* easily share a handful of better versions just off the top of my
    head, but oh well. Still thankful for Fall ’95 (the peak season of the Reba
    jam…just an opinion). Enjoy. – Part 1

    #1. Reba (12.31.95 – Madison Square Garden, New York, NY)
    #2. Reba (5.16.95 – Lowell Memorial Auditorium, Lowell, MA)
    #3. Reba (10.21.95 – Pershing Auditorium, Lincoln, NE)
    #4. Reba (12.31.93 – Worcester Centrum Centre, Worcester, MA)
    #5. Reba (8.17.96 – The Clifford Ball)
    #6. Reba (7.6.94 – Theatre St. Denis, Montréal, Québec, Canada)
    #7. Reba (8.16.93 – American Theater, St. Louis, MO) – Part 2

    #8. Reba (10.31.94 – Glens Falls Civic Center, Glens Falls, NY)
    #9. Reba (8.2.03 – IT Festival, Loring AFB, ME)
    #10. Reba (2.20.93 – Roxy Theatre, Atlanta, GA)
    #11. Reba (4.17.92 – Warfield Theatre, San Francisco, CA)
    #12. Reba (5.28.94 – Laguna Seca Raceway, Monterey, CA)
    #13. Reba (6.29.94 – Walnut Creek Amphitheater, Raleigh, NC)
    #14. Reba (4.3.98 – Nassau Colisuem, Uniondale, NY)
    #15. Reba (10.19.10 – Augusta Civic Center, Augusta, ME)

  15. angryjoggerz Says:

    ^ Oops, didnt realize they were sbds, sorry. Miner, feel free to delete.

  16. Kaveh Says:

    Thanks @AJ…goes perfect with the Hood 15 from yesterday.

  17. EL Duderino Says:

    charlie Miller and the band he works for The Heavy Pets will be there tonight. They have lawns so he called Mike Gordon for some pavs for him and the band!
    This will be his second Phish show… 1st one 10/07/00

  18. BingosBrother Says:

    Cool list.

    Funny shit.

  19. BingosBrother Says:

    I think the Heavy Pets were supposed to play at Yasgurs. along w/ Hannahs Field(

    Good for CM. Hope he has a blast. That being said.

    Fuck the Pav. Lawn is where the real shit goes down.

  20. HarryHood Says:

    Safe travels to all you fellas hitting the road today!

  21. EL Duderino Says:

    except that some powerful t-storms are due tonight and the Heavy Pets just started their tour… Last night’s tour opener was cancelled I guess

  22. Dr Pronoia Says:

    Aj – can you email me that Reba comp? Im on the in-law(n)s computer so no FLing for me this wknd

    is the new computer the reason all i write is still in moderation?

  23. kayatosh Says:

    happy trails everybody. have fun at temple beth-el (nice one GD).

    I am sick as a dog today, so it’s good i bowed out.


  24. multibeast Says:

    Happy Bday Duke!

    Happy Tour BB!

  25. butter Says:

    the Phish world provides even when your not at the gig

    super pumped for all of you hitting the opener and beyond

    also geeked for a crispy flac board in the morning and a heady Miner write up 🙂

    go ahead and calling a huge Drowned to match the weather for set 2 and a Disease opener

    Summer Tour 2011, the only rule is it begins…

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