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. win butler Says:

    Nice Btb.

    No new post means miner wants us to follow him on Twitter.

  2. EL Duderino Says:

    Miner has a new book site… he posted it on FB

  3. HarryHood Says:

    500+ Pages!!!! Sweet 🙂

  4. btb Says:

    Coffee Table’d

  5. Luther T. Justice Says:

    Any new posts on your site @win butler?

  6. Guyute711 Says:

    Nice Kaveh

    BTB bring back the chief brah!!!

    Collected my last paycheck today. It’s pretty much gone. Now comes the tricky part.

  7. Beantownboy Says:

    Congrats, Miner!

    And who would have thunk that the opening day of tour could get any better.

    That site is some slick shit.

  8. SOAM Says:

    I need tix for sunday-email me if you have extras.

    Thanks-peace…it’s on.

  9. Chuck D Says:

    format looks good… i like big pictures.

    antelope isn’t coming up as a choice in the song selection in the contest tho, unless i’m way worse at spelling than i thought…

  10. voopa Says:

    Contest #1 submissions complete.

  11. voopa Says:

    Chuck- You looked under “R” right?

  12. lastwaltzer Says:

    IT will be awesome.

  13. Chuck D Says:

    yeah, rantalope is how i normally spell it on my little setlist pad…

    (RRRR you going to the mall today? :mrgreen:)

  14. Chuck D Says:

    oh, stupid, run like an… i’ll be quite for a while.

    have fun everyone… see ya after no spoilers.

  15. Mike in Austin Says:

    After Miner’s book gets out big, lots of new people to the BB for sure.

    Congrats to Miner. Lots of work = a payoff.

  16. DukeOfLizards Says:

    Getting the FUCK out of work NOW.

    As of this moment I am on tour. Fuck yes.

    Hope everyone has a fucking unreal day.

    Yours in bethel bitches,
    WookOfLizards [my touring alter ego]

  17. halcyon Says:

    New Page Up….. Entitled Here We Go

  18. Guyute711 Says:

    Ok, I have only chosen songs for the first three shows in Miner’s contest and if they play what I have entered so far it’s going to be one hell of a tour. Hope they have something left for the south.

  19. Guyute711 Says:

    5 shows in and I think maybe I should be writing these guys setlists.

  20. kenny powers Says:

    “giddy as a schoolboy.”

    name that movie

  21. kenny powers Says:

    come on now.

  22. butter Says:

    the LIBRARY, the fuckin Library on the first day of tour

    love it, love it, love it. DEADication home boy!!!!!

    i’m jacked 3000 miles away for this thing!!!!!!

    the booksite launched, fuck n a

    hell yea

  23. butter Says:

    ^i swear alot when i’m super excited

    its why Maceo nicknamed the “foulmouthed kid”

  24. ThePigSong Says:

    There as to be ~20 BBers in Bethel today, no? I’m expecting mad updates!

  25. Fly Says:

    Bethel Update: Phoamm, BEK, Fly, and Fly’s friend are set up at a beautiful spot right next to the venue. Phoamm’s w00kmobile made it and is gleaming white, crested epically atop a rolling hill where Fly is camped. We are in Seventh Heaven anticipating face melting summer tour explosion!!! Utopian bliss.

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