1229 – A Book Signing and Afterparty

Book Cover (Masthay)

This year’s highly anticipated New Year’s Run represents more than just another four Phish shows. Not only will MSG be the culmination of the band’s progression from 2009 to now—a triumphant re-growth process that has landed them in a Golden Age—it will also be a celebration of the joy that permeates the Phish community again—a community dispersed by Coventry, divided in their confidence when the band returned, and finally united by the musical lightning of 2011. And now we have four days in New York City to party!

On December 29th, in the spirit of the season and in conjunction with the release of Mr. Miner’s Phish Thoughts: An Anthology By a Fan For the Fans, I, personally, invite one and all to “1229: A Book Signing and After-Party.” Here are the details!



The Irish Times – 254 W 31st St. (b/w 7th and 8th Ave)

Less than 1 block from MSG!

The Book Signing: 4 pm – 6 pm

Once you’ve settled into the city for a day, come on down to The Irish Times—one of the nicest bars in The Garden’s vicinity—to celebrate the release of Mr. Miner’s Phish Thoughts! Grab a pre-show drink in the shadow of The Garden, check out the new book and purchase one if you’d like. I will have a table set up for book signing and for anyone who just wants to say hello. (Obviously, no purchase is necessary to come and hang out!) In addition, a large video screen will feature a hand-picked “Four-Song Set” DVD highlight reel for enjoyment during the pre-game festivities. This will be a great place to meet-up with friends and get ready for another installment of Phish: December 29th.  Since nobody wants to tote a hardcover book to MSG, a “book check” service will be provided to ensure the safety of all books during the Phish show. Then, once the encore is over, come on back to The Irish Times for more fun!

The Afterparty: Post-show – 3 am – FREE!

After the show’s final notes, don’t worry about grabbing a cab, come back across the street to The Irish Times for a post-show party! Without skipping a beat, Coltrane and Friends (funk, nu-disco, re-edit) will keep the grooves going for hours—and everyone is invited free of charge! With two floors, booths to sit and plenty of room in the bar, there will be ample to space to dance or chill, whichever your post-show selves prefer. Come and celebrate all that we, as a community, have to rejoice over at the end of an amazing year! Books will also be for sale throughout the after-party.

Check out some of  Coltrane’s mixes here!

I hope to see many of you on the 29th! Stay tuned for a Facebook event page. If there are any questions, email at mrminer@phishthoughts.com.


Jam of the Day:

Tweezer > Caspian” 12.29.o9 II

A modern-day 12/29 classic.


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907 Responses to “1229 – A Book Signing and Afterparty”

  1. sumodie Says:

    any random MSG tix re-releases these past 3 days?

    I’ve been a bit distracted by the crazy ass October snow storm that has wreaked havoc across western mass. we’re one of the lucky ones that have our power back. soooo glad the storm didn’t hit till after the Saturday onsale

  2. garretc Says:


    Haven’t been trying myself at all, but nobody has reported an re-releases on here, as far as I know…

    And I know very far

  3. sumodie Says:

    Hard to believe MSG is now less than 2 months away…

  4. Multibeast Says:

    Glad to see st paul 10.25.95 is getting some love. That was part of a mini midwest tour for me. The Madison Dane County show the night before was my fav of the run. The Antelope almost killed me. Many highlights from the Champaign show that same run.

  5. sumodie Says:

    Stubhub lists 1,945 tickets for the NYE show. Just the NYE show, not the others. I’m sure if you include the tix they’ve already sold, that means at least 10% of all NYE Phish tix were bought by scalpers

  6. Mr.Miner Says:

    @Sumo at the very least.

    @ Multi 10.22.95 Champaign in the GOOOOODS! This second set is one of my favorite of Fall ’95

    Golgi Apparatus, Possum -> Catapult, The Curtain > Tweezer -> Makisupa Policeman -> Big Black Furry Creature from Mars, Life on Mars?, Uncle Pen, Slave to the Traffic Light > Cavern

  7. Mike in Austin Says:

    Thanks for the catch Robear. Thinking about December i guess

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