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. halcyon Says:

    Stout’s print is awesome. I love his work. Anyone watch It Might Get Loud? Currently watching it now. Cool flick. Jack White, Jimmy Page, and The Edge talk guitar and music.

  2. [Not Tom] Says:

    Currently the site is really just a private chat room for a fairly limited number of people. Not that there’s anything wrong with that …

  3. c0wfunk Says:

    @leo mail sent

  4. lastwaltzer Says:

    IT is coming 😉

  5. [Not Tom] Says:

    ^^ certainly we can expect him to review the shows this summer, but will it ever go back to being articulated, specific “thoughts” about the band, regardless of whether they are on tour or not?

  6. c0wfunk Says:

    yeah marshall funny thing I haven’t been here since tm onsale days and regularly since last fall and I still recognize every one of you 😉

  7. lastwaltzer Says:


    i would get so. The book is mostly stuff we’ve read (right?).

  8. Beantownboy Says:

    Nice poster!

    I like the mushrooms on the roof of the bus as an added effect.


    Bethel, Phish nation is coming to your town and we’re gonna party down!

    Hello Summer!

  9. EL Duderino Says:

    I’ve always really liked ’94!

    @ HH

    Can’t you just set it up for that week?
    it’s like 4 weeks away… tell ’em you’re trying to schedule it with a family reunion down here.

    We moved into the new house a couple of weeks back, we’re just steps away from Leo’s

  10. c0wfunk Says:

    yeah lw I’m assuming this site has been writing the book over the last few years .. probably expanded, segued, and edited, but the thoughts we’ve been reading makeup the backbone (in my mind)

  11. c0wfunk Says:

    I love the family reunion line for shows too -> it’s basically true!

  12. [Not Tom] Says:

    @ cowfunk – exactly the same here. I’ve been pretty much MIA since the beginning of the year because the writing dropped off (and I’ve been busy otherwise). Returning, it’s pretty much the same group (i.e. not necessarily growing much).

    @ LW – yep, I would think that a lot of the book should be familiar to us regular readers. opinion only of course.

  13. Phamily Berzerker Says:

    In super lame news, our new medical weed law is being kaboshed by the governor via an executive order and law suit to place a hold on the dispensary and grower side of hte business so as to avoid possible legal actions from the fed. Med user cards still being issued.

    Chickenshit stuff

    Really? This is about compassion.

  14. EL Duderino Says:

    I wanna know if we can DL it to a Kendal or I-Pad…
    gotta save some trees mang, right?

  15. Mike in Austin Says:

    Kaveh – 8-14-96. It’s in my mediafire folder on Reba – Hershey if you don’t have it.

  16. mitch Says:

    Fuckin A we got a stout to open tour. He’s the exception to my custy rule.

    Sent a pic to mr c of the print we made. Hoping he links it or you guys soon.

    Hope you enjoy!

  17. c0wfunk Says:

    glad to hear you’re busy marshall.. still doing AV work? a few friends of mine left from the big company I usta work for that died a couple years back have recently started up a new av solutions thing up here .. I should get you all connected.

  18. EL Duderino Says:

    check that… 3 weeks away

  19. Jtran Says:

    SLF being held up at work logner than expected, probably can’t get out of here until 12:30 now.

    Hope traffic isn’t horrendous

  20. HarryHood Says:

    @ Dude

    My boss was pushing me pretty hard to contact the customer earlier in the week which I knew was going to end up screwing up my plans. I held off until yesterday and he hasn’t returned my call yet. I think I’m all good now because if he calls next week, making him wait 2 weeks is not as bad as 3+ weeks. I’m thinking it’s going to work out nicely.

  21. Kaveh Says:

    Thanks @MiA; much appreciated.

  22. HarryHood Says:

    Follow the lines going South!

  23. ThePigSong Says:

    wooo! Stuck in a motel in south central Georgia this afternoon with little to do but cruise the webz.

  24. btb Says:

    I’m calling a JIM or DINNER & MOVIE tour opener – sticking with those two

  25. EL Duderino Says:

    Sweet! We’re glad to have you HH!

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