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. c0wfunk Says:

    that does sound appealing; you know groups but I’ll throw it out there for sure 🙂 we’re driving our car which certainly helps! It’s only a 2 hour drive for us so we may indeed be able to make it down there early enough to swing through…

  2. Robear Says:

    Kaya, take a week off the markets…..

  3. EL Duderino Says:

    @ c0w

    what neighborhood are your friends in?
    We might be real close

  4. Luther T. Justice Says:


    Good to hear Little Bear’s recital went great. Tell her my band is looking for a new keyboard player if she’s interested.

  5. Brimley Says:

    Damn no Miner post again..!
    Miner I’ve been looking forward to hearing your thoughts all week and now you’ve given me blue balls!

    Respect. Have a great show everyone and I can’t wait to wake up tomorrow morning, DL the show, make coffee, bane and sit out on the back deck with the newspaper and listen to NEW PHISH!!!

  6. kayatosh Says:

    robear: i’m done for the day + 3 day weekend.

    congrats on the glory of your little performer.

  7. Mr. Palmer Says:

    gdad should be rolling in to my place shortly, then Team Old Man is cruising up the Bethel for a one night flyby! See you kids at the Custy Crib.

    Fired Up!

  8. Mr. Palmer Says:

    You’ll be missed Kaya. You would have fit right in with Team Old Man.

  9. EL Duderino Says:

    “Team Old Man” LOVE IT!
    No One parties like Grumpy Old Men IMO!!!!!

  10. Jtran Says:

    Team Old Man vs. Team Young Hawaiian


  11. EL Duderino Says:

    West-Side Story i guess

  12. BingosBrother Says:

    Team Old Man vs. Team Young Hawaiian

    Dance Off in The Ring of Throwdown

    My $$$ is on Team Old Man based on experience.

  13. joe Says:

    you guys didn’t hear? miner ditched tour this year and left us on our own. hence the last post was about another place we can go.

  14. joe Says:

    in a 3 night stand I might take team young hawaiian. In a one song dance off, i’ll go with team old men

  15. c0wfunk Says:

    hmm el dude… maybe some confusion -> our friends will be coming with us from Asheville; others will be met there, also from here. 🙂 You and Leo are about the only folks I know down Charlotte way!

  16. Willowed Says:

    I have an extra pop in my step today.

    It feels good

    2nd set Brids opener is going to melt faces and implode brains

    Make sure your Nike’s are securelt fastened. Lisft off will commence soon.

  17. c0wfunk Says:

    omg a captainless phishthoughts? perish the thought!

  18. gratefulcub Says:

    Have fun Palmer. Good thing for Team Old Men that it won’t be in the fire hazard that is Terminal 5 this time. Stretch your legs and have a ball.

  19. EL Duderino Says:

    @ c0w…

    Ahh… Well if y’all don’t come over we’ll definitely be disappointed then.

  20. Mike in Austin Says:

    T – 8:13

  21. Kaveh Says:

    @Miner: He just tweeted this everyone: “No power at lake house still. Can’t post with no power.”

  22. BingosBrother Says:


    Tube opener.

  23. c0wfunk Says:

    lol way to set me up 🙂

    trickiest piece is that my mom-in-law is in town taking care of the pooches that week so we can gallivant, making departure / arrival times subject to committee discussion ..

    Is leo’s spot pretty convenient to the venue?

  24. kayatosh Says:

    thanks, palmer. go, TOM!

    let me know if I can cover the expense of one of your extra lawns. and sorry to bail on you, but it was for the best. you would not want to be traveling with me today. mr. sniffles and hoarse throat.

  25. kenny powers Says:

    put the Dr. Scholl’s lifts in the Converse low tops. Ready to rage in style and with added shock absorption. Shock the fucking monkey.

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