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. EL Duderino Says:

    @ c0w

    when you have a party bus that’ll take 50 yeah it’s convenient!!!

    We live in the Wilmore/South End area of Charlotte, less than a mile from Uptown

  2. Leo Weaver Says:

    Morning guys! Lots of excitement around here today…I guess that’s what happens when ter opens. Great to see some folks coming back outta the woodworks. Enjoying these Best Of playlists for Reba and Hood – favorites of two of my favorites.

    @cow…stop by my place pre-show even if you guys don’t take the bus with us. And we’ve got plenty of room on the bus if you’re interested. Hit me up at cannondawg at gmail and I’ll fill you in on the details. It was a lot of fun last year. Also, my place is on your way into town.

    The Stout Bethel poster is pretty sweet.

  3. sumodie Says:

    Tonight’s weather in Bethel:

    Tonight: Showers and thunderstorms likely, mainly before 10pm. Some of the storms could produce heavy rainfall. Mostly cloudy, with a low around 61. Southeast wind between 3 and 5 mph. Chance of precipitation is 70%. New rainfall amounts between a tenth and quarter of an inch, except higher amounts possible in thunderstorms.

  4. BingosBrother Says:

    KP is a veteran. Take notes kidz. Team Old Man 4 Lyphe.

  5. mitch Says:

    Hey bethel, were comin to your town, we’ll help you drink your beers

  6. c0wfunk Says:

    yeah the bus is a difficult proposition cuz we have to head straight home aftershow.. Seems though if we left here noonish and got there at 2 we could spend an hour or 2 before heading to the lot. Charlotte lot is never that impressive from what I recall anyway (? been a while..) Would love to catch up with all you guys!

  7. EL Duderino Says:

    ride the bus back c0w.
    Like Leo said we’re on your way into and out of town.

  8. HarryHood Says:

    @ Leo / Dude

    I’m trying to work out the details, but it’s looking likely that I’ll make it down there for the Charlotte show. I’ll keep you updated.

  9. kenny powers Says:

    you know it Bingos. My New Balance runners, or heck – my Addidas hoops kicks – offer more support but those get super nasty if it rains.

  10. Leo Weaver Says:

    shoot me that email @cow. We’ll have several folks stopping by for a little while then driving up to the venue. In fact, we’ll probably post up at Aintnotele’s car in the lot when the bus drops us off.

  11. Leo Weaver Says:

    Nice HH.

  12. Mike in Austin Says:

    Morning. Catching up on the 15 Reba’s. Huge Reba fan. The 7-3-94 Reba with Somewhere Over the Rainbow is quite beautiful.

    The Hershey Reba has some great history behind it.

    From the Phish Companion…

    “The musical highlight of the first set, though, was the “Reba”. Our group was on the lawn near the security barriers, and we had a great view of the stage. During “Reba”, Trey was playing expressly for that little girl who was sitting on her daddy’s shoulders in front of the stage. It was truly a beautiful moment, and I wish I knew who that little girl was so I could thank her and her daddy for such a fantastic jam!”

  13. EL Duderino Says:

    @ sumodie

    That storm was down here last night.
    66 mph gusts, 2 tornadoes sighted.
    stay warm and dry

  14. kenny powers Says:

    and they don’t look nearly as fly as dark green-ish brown corduroy All Stars.

  15. Kaveh Says:

    Shock the fucking monkey.

    ^ Nice @KP!

  16. EL Duderino Says:

    @ HH

    you can stay at my crib. we live around the corner from Leo’s place and if your headed down your going to Raleigh no questions asked

  17. sumodie Says:

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

    pretty cool print…not electrifying but I like the Merry Pranksters-Woodstock-mud references

    a good sign indeed!

    almost ready to hop in the car….after I fill it with my crap. I always seem to bring the maximum that fits my mode of transport

  18. sumodie Says:

    @HH: I have xtra PAV singles for Raleigh & Charlotte

    @dude: rain I can handle, but we don’t need no stinkin tornadoes up here, (what an unbelievably crazy tornado season). I’ll be covered under the PAV all 3 nights -such a wimp

  19. Mike in Austin Says:

    Great poster. I like the little tiny clouds over floating a few feet off the field.

  20. Kaveh Says:

    @MiA: What is the date on the Hershey Reba? Thanks.

  21. Jtran Says:

    The one thing I forgot to pack: a long sleeve shirt

  22. c0wfunk Says:

    pretty intense storms through the mountains last night too; saw some video of hail out in marion…

    Hoping it stays clear today cuz the mountain sports festival is gearing up this weekend – Spiritual Rez headlines tonight.. .shout out to these boys they’re touring all around right now if they come your way check it out – high energy ska/funk/party get down band w/ horns and funk superhero costumes and the like (last time I saw them the trombone player was in a head to toe fuzzy white rabbit costume)

  23. HarryHood Says:

    @ Dude

    Sounds good my friend. I’ll keep you posted as things develop. The customer is in a major hurry to get someone down there, so my only fear is that I’m going to have to be there the week before the shows. Trying to hold them off……. Either way though, I’m gonna be there within the next few weeks, so we will have to get together.

  24. [Not Tom] Says:

    This is not a dig on Miner as it’s completely understood that he spends most of his time on the book now.

    My question or what I am wondering is … what will this site be like once the book is done? Will it return to him posting five times per week, or is the current model of random posts once or twice per week how it’s going to be from now on?

  25. Leo Weaver Says:

    I’ve always really liked that 7.6.94 Reba

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