TTFF: 11/18 History & Afterparty Update

12/29 Irish Times Update: $5 Cover Added to Afterparty

Book Cover (Masthay)

I did all I could to throw a free afterparty in New York City, but after negotiations with the owner of the bar, there will need to be a $5 cover charge in order to staff the event—specifically to have someone to run the “book check” so that anyone who purchases a book at the signing can enjoy the show without worrying about its safety. I can assure you that I am not making cent with the afterparty and this is a simple issue of the owner changing his mind after the fact. Nonetheless, $5 in New York City will hardly buy you a dog and a soda on the corner, so come across the street after the 29th show and celebrate a fantastic year of Phish with friends. Music all night long will be provided by provided by Coltrane and friends. The details are below for the sake of repetition:

12/29/2011 @ 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

The Afterparty: Post-show – 3 am – $5 cover charge

Come one, come all!


(Around) Ten Tunes for Friday: 11/18 in Phish History

11.16 / 11.18.94 Michigan Poster

November 18th has been a prolific date in Phish history, as the band performed on this day in the powerhouse years of ’94, ’95, ’96, and ’98. In addition, Phish also kicked of their first fall tour of the modern era in 2009 on this date, but though the “46 Days” and “Disease” were noteworthy, this playlist will consist of the other four shows. In 1994, Phish sat smack dab in the middle of one of the peak months of the mid ’90s, and on the 18th, they took their blistering chops up to Michigan State University in East Lansing for a smoking affair. The following year, Phish was on the second half of a marathon Fall tour when the passed through North Charleston Coliseum for a solid Fall ’95 show with some unreal peaks in. In 1996, November 18th brought the band to Memphis, Tennessee, where they played a phenomenal second set on their at the tail end the end of their Midwestern leg of the tour. And in 1998, the band played one of the first-ever shows at Greenville, South Carolina’s Bi-Lo center, a dark horse mid-week affair that is barely talked about though contains several great jams. When plucking the highlights from this quartet of shows, we are left with quite the Friday playlist! Let’s get right to it.


Split Open and Melt” 11.18.94 I

This jam vividly illustrates the band’s ferocious jamming of November ’94. Communicating as well as ever, they ridiculously shred this version to pieces.



2001 > Simple” 11.18..96 II

One of the first jammed out “2001s” leads into a sublime “Simple” led by Trey’s cathartic lead playing.



Reba” 11.18.95 I

This soaring rendition flies way under the radar in terms of ’95 “Rebas,” but can hold its own against the best of them.



Tweezer > Contact” 11.18.94 II

A quintessential Fall ’94 “Tweezer” starts with some snarling textures before the band hits a hard-edged “Wedge” tease, then settles into a groove and moves far beyond it into totally original places.



Wolfman’s > Lizards” 11.18.98 II

The band moves from the funk into an extended and groovy take on their ’98 melodic ambient style before merging with “Lizards.”



David Bowie” 11.18.98 I

This extended first set closer lit a fire under the band for the second half.



You Enjoy Myself” 11.18.95 II

This experimental 30-minute beast is best known for its “Brick House” jam, but offers a whole lot more.



Slave to the Traffic Light” 11.18.98 II

One of my personal favorites, much of this jam’s beauty lies in its initial section of delicate interaction. Flowing from start to finish, Trey shines throughout, bringing the jam to a massive peak.

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1,183 Responses to “TTFF: 11/18 History & Afterparty Update”

  1. bouncin fan Says:

    def not dissing AJ

    we have some positions in China in companies so I do some research. we’ve also had a company turn out to be a complete fraud that we took a bath on.

    no doubt construction and the mob goes hand in hands. it just seems like the regulation from some of the local governments over there can pretty easily be bought out it seems.

    the construction and property markets if anything causes trouble with Chinese growth it would come from there. just such an explosion of loans and building.

    also there are the build just to build arguments. a lot of just empty buildings and factories that have no business for.

    this phase where you go from cheap labor to middle class consumer can be bumpy. very interesting to watch it play out.

  2. Type III Jamming Personality Disorder Says:

    try your favorite bands!
    there’s some funny in there

  3. bouncin fan Says:

    of course I’m just a selfish capitalist so I view China from the investing standpoint. really no nothing about the historical or societal aspects. which of course do play into trading but I’m to busy studying their charts and numbers and such.

  4. EL Duderino Says:

    ‘I think it is safe to say that there is not a construction site in the USA in the past 50 years that has not had a tie to organized crime.”-AJ

    Sorry… but this is just plain ole’ BS.

  5. angryjoggerz Says:

    No man, I think you are right on. The development is nuts. I had not been back to Xi’an in 8 years and there is now a new development area the size of Houston that was countryside the last time I was there. Nuts.

  6. alf Says:

    fucking awesome:

  7. bouncin fan Says:

    I’m very intrigued by the shadow banking system

    all these loans being made off the books at loan shark rates. very cool and very crazy. many of which are actually made by real banks in off balance sheet institutions.

    pretty cool and pretty crazy.

  8. bhizzle Says:

    re: mob involvement

    Gotta side with El dude on that one. Not to say back in the day it wasn’t accurate, but, as far as western NY, Rochester, Syracuse, Binghamton, Buffalo, not in the cards.

  9. joe Says:

    $5 going towards protection from the guy who threatened to ruin Miner’s party is ok with me.

  10. angryjoggerz Says:

    I am most likely wrong. My father was a journalist who wrote extensively about mob involvement in politics and contracts, but this is most likely just a Chicago problem. Basically the equation was trucks, supplies, port o johns, cement, etc = mob.

  11. bouncin fan Says:

    shadow banking system

  12. bouncin fan Says:

    2 family friends that own large Chicago construction companies are both mobbed up

    I think it’s still pretty prevalent in Chicago. maybe not all but def a lot.

  13. tela'smuff Says:

    i cheated today and skipped to 11/19/97 Wolfman’s>Makisupa since I already had the sbds pulled from 11/17. this Wolfman’s scratch’s me where i itch.

  14. bouncin fan Says:

    I’m kinda afraid I fall in love with Fake Jerry licks tonight and jump on further tour

  15. butter Says:

    yea bouncin, at the end of the day it seems every economic system around the world has an underside that they dont necc. advertise

    its just likely impossible to have access to so much $$$$$ or be makin hella $$$$$ without an aspect of greed involved – its fascinating – and no one is wrong for wanting to get “there’s”

  16. bhizzle Says:

    There was a big mob presence in years past regarding unions, especially in Buffalo

  17. EL Duderino Says:

    which Co’s are these????

    most likely if they’re as big as you say then i’ve worked for them at some point in 21 years.

  18. butter Says:

    ^basically my last line means “buck the system – cuz its sure as hell going to try and buck you”

  19. kayatosh Says:

    29th is heating up. my only phish show of the run.

    may just splurge for a hotel room to crawl into when all is said and done. wake up on the 30th (who knows when), get in on any BB party action, and later train home. hmmmm or score one for the 30th and make it a doublay.

    very familiar w/ 11.18.94 set II, 11.18.95, and 11.18.98. $$$ shows all around.

  20. Jtran Says:

    Can someone tell me why my twitter is blowing up about tim tebow? I checked the score and it was 10-10 I think in the 3rd quarter. A summary from that point would be helpful.

  21. angryjoggerz Says:

    The China wealth thing is particularly interesting when you consider that as recently as 30 years ago people basically had no right no make money. When I was a full time teacher at a university in 99 I made $2000 a year, which was double what my Chinese colleagues made. 60% of the nation is still farmers. The iron rice bowl mentality ruled for a good 30 years. So, wealth is pretty new and people are going for it, but it is likely that these same people grew up so miserably poor that there is really no equivalent to the scale of this development in US history. Couple that with the fact that the largest human migration in history is happening and you have some interesting dynamics.

  22. bhizzle Says:

    alf did you ever make it to Further in Syracuse? I just couldn’t convince myself to go. The binghamton show was alright but not enough to make me go again.

  23. kayatosh Says:

    somehow made $ short today. now it looks like they wanna f w/ the shorts before the weekend. big push higher in last few minutes. opex shenanigans – crazy volatility on small volume.

    if this mrkt. doesn’t start heading down hard in the very near term, then it rallies. when the expected move doesn’t happen look for the inverse to happen twice as hard.

  24. bouncin fan Says:

    I don’t come here to chat with you el dude. and yes printing the names of these cats does seem like a respectful thing to do cuz they are friends. but they are more small to mid level companies but they do get a bunch of city contracts.

    like I said it’s not all but to think construction isn’t a somewhat mobbed up industry seems crazy to me

  25. tela'smuff Says:

    @jtran – all you got to know is God is on Tebow’s side. he’s the great christian hope. via touchdowns he will spread the word of god and save souls one incompletion at a time. it’s Tebow magic.

    the ending of the Wolfman’s jam is sick.

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