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. Chuck D Says:


  2. Phamily Berzerker Says:

    This site has gone to shit!

    Holy shit I am pumped for phresh phish!

  3. butter Says:

    and Happy B Day Duke

  4. angryjoggerz Says:

    hetty wookstock merit badge

  5. bhizzle Says:

    “I’ve been called a great many things: Wook #17, the seventeenthiest of wooks, the wookiest of seventeenths, the teenthiest of sevenwooks, and Dale. How is everyone today?”

  6. dorn76 Says:

    Jam Practice was cancelled last night. Page ate a Italian combo earlier in the day that didn’t sit right, apparently. They might be a bit rusty.

  7. EL Duderino Says:

    Damn… all these sports experts are crucifying D. Rose and calling LBJ the greatest ever. Some funny shit.

    I love Noah’s comment about the Heat… “They’re Hollywood as hell, great team, but Hollywood as hell”

  8. EL Duderino Says:

    The only Italian combo’s are in Chicago. Period!
    coming from an Italian

  9. Chuck D Says:

    mvp does not denote “best player in the nba”… lebron has held that title for several years… nothing new.

  10. halcyon Says:

    Happy Day everyone. May this weekend serve as a beacon for all good things on our lives. New music, friends, family, and ter!

  11. multibeast Says:

    Not sure if this is posted yet but here is Stout’s poster for the Bethel shows:

    Oh and the merit badges are back.

  12. Kaveh Says:

    Yes, happy birthday @Duke! Have a great day.

  13. joe Says:

    safe trips everyone. may the man not appear in your rearview mirror.

    (added excitement for bruins game 7 tonight to earn the right to play for the cup where luongo awaits. hopefully, he’ll be tired from this weekend at bethel)

  14. kayatosh Says:

    i’m with you butter. may pony up for the flac boards as opposed to scrounging for qual audience recordings. I was closed to going to night one, folks, but my own weak health did me in this time.

    camden bitches.

    bethel will be huge.
    have only played on 5.27 3 other times: 94, 89, and 88.

  15. Chuck D Says:

    “hollywood as hell” is quite apt.

    should be a quality finals, looking forward to it a lot… but not as much as ter!

  16. lastwaltzer Says:

    “the Phish world provides even when your not at the gig”butter

    AMEN! Was smiling my whole way to work thinking about how lucky we are. I don’t even hit a show till chicago and am so fucking pumped for some fresh tunes.

    #line or light opener!

  17. c0wfunk Says:

    dang it snuck up.. tour here already? Lately the dates just roll by and I mostly just keep track of the moon but a bevy of facebook statuses had me wondering “hey what’s happening in bethel today” lol.. Lo and behold the day is upon us! Happy tourday all 🙂

  18. EL Duderino Says:

    Nice to see you c0wfunk…

    You headed to CLT and Raleigh?
    We’re having a party before and a party bus!

  19. butter Says:

    Kaya – score a dl code and the flacs 5$

    that’s my speed

  20. c0wfunk Says:

    heya el dude -> we are doing alpharetta -> back to asheville for a night -> daytrip to CLT. Not gonna make the raleigh trip it looks like. Happy to get the 3 shows, Alpharetta made the quick jump to “favorite southern shed” last July and I look forward to getting comfy down there again! CLT will pretty much be icing at that point, we’re doing the Lawn party w/ some AVL folks…

  21. HarryHood Says:

    @ El Dude

    Party bus!!? I’m thinking another work trip is in order.

  22. Kaveh Says:

    I’m going with Possum opener; and my wildcard opener is Izabella; and my all bets are off opener is Harry Hood.

  23. EL Duderino Says:

    BBBBQ @ Leo’s from 12:00 – 4:00pm party bus leaves about 4:20pm

    plenty of room for everybody on the bus c0wfunk. You should atleast throw it out there to your group. all are welcome.

    @ HH

    We have room for you to stay if you’d like to come down

  24. kayatosh Says:

    butter: thanks for the heads-up.

    boy, i feel like crap. may have to take a day off from VWE

  25. Robear Says:

    Top of the mornin all!

    It’s been unseasonably cold and wet this last week. Sun is peeking out of the clouds right now.

    Little Bear did great at spring concert. The crowd in our small community have seen her play every year since she started. They blow the place up with applause. Like the whole town is proud. She is 10 going on 17. Yowks.

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