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. EL Duderino Says:


  2. Mr palmer Says:

    How can you hate Tim Tebow? Don’t get it.

    Who cares if he’s a Jesus freak?

  3. voopa Says:

    Saw that butter…think I might opt for Mother Hips at the tiny Marilyn’s in Sacto.

    Unless there’s a stream…

  4. EL Duderino Says:

    Just can’t stand it/him Palmer drives me crazy. what can I say. i’m not perfect, just flawed like everyone else in this world

  5. dusty Says:

    after that surprise primus show at gamh…I don’t think I can go back there for Les/Larry. My head is still messed.

    I’m still thinking greyboys for NYE if I make the city. Might just ring in the new year in the mts without much noise.

    Something about NYE at MSG reminds me of Mummers parades the day after in philly.

  6. Kaveh Says:

    He has that aw.. Shucks look about him though.

    ^ That is it exactly.

  7. Kaveh Says:

    We will see what the Packers have in the tank. Thursday’s game is pretty HUGE from my perspective. It is a game that I can see the Packers losing…they always have a tough time in Detroit. I do see their defense being the big question mark right now…but the saving grace is that they create turnovers. The amount of yards they give up is relative to a point. We’ll see how they respond on Thursday. Plus the other upside for the Packers…is that teams will have to outscore them to win.

  8. Mr palmer Says:

    Take him I’ve that punk Desean Jackson everyday.

    Selfish punk.

  9. Mr palmer Says:


  10. tela'smuff Says:

    yeah, Tebow is awful. Young mus have done some shitty things to get in the NFL doghouse, because he wins games, can’t argue that.

    We can beat the Raiders with our Defense, and running game. Raiders have one of the worst D’s in the league. Then we have KC at home, and that’s a win. The SEA in Chicago, and I like that home win. We play in Denver, and should be able to bottle up that terrible offense. So optimistically, we win with D and Special Teams, low scoring affairs controlled by the D. I think worst case, we lose two of the next 6, and that’s all we can do. That puts us in position for a wildcard. Then, Cutler hopefully comes back in time for the playoffs. There isn’t an offense outside of GB and Oakland that is worth a shit coming up. Calib is as good as Tebow, and whomever SEA, KC, and MIN starts.

  11. Guyute711 Says:

    “How can you hate Tim Tebow?”

    He makes it really easy. I don’t want to hear a guy who just completed 9 passes in 60 minutes of football say that he is blessed.

    I want to thank my Lord and savior Jesus Christ for letting me post on the board.

  12. bhizzle Says:

    haybales cant be used in NY any longer

    Tebow is better than young all day in my book. Young looked absolutely terrible. The Giants d told ya that. it wasn’t till the very end that they let McCoy get any yards (1 play) and thats because they didnt have a need to respect any passing. And when it was a pass it was out of reach or picked

  13. Mr palmer Says:

    He wins games. All that matters.

  14. EL Duderino Says:

    “He makes it really easy. I don’t want to hear a guy who just completed 9 passes in 60 minutes of football say that he is blessed.
    I want to thank my Lord and savior Jesus Christ for letting me post on the board.”-G$$$

    lolz EXACTLY

  15. Kaveh Says:

    He wins games. All that matters.

    ^ I agree. But I’m also glad I don’t have to deal with him since he is in the AFC.

  16. Gratefulcub Says:

    “How can you hate Tim Tebow? Don’t get it. ”

    For most, it’s becuase you have chosen a side in the debate: can he play QB in the NFL?

    The answer seems so obvious to both sides.
    Yes: See, all he does is win!
    No: See, he can’t hit the broad side of a barn if the barn is uncovered five yards down field! (sorry for the southern references, we throw at a bunch of barns as kids because there isn’t anyone to play catch with)

    You become passionate about the topic. Eventually, you just assosiate him with the topic about him, and you dislike him.

    Just my 2 cents.

    And, he’s a Gator.

  17. Guyute711 Says:

    and he’s on the Broncos

  18. Guyute711 Says:

    You can see it on John Elway’s face that even he despises him. He is clapping up in the box when Tebow scores but he put him on the field to shut everyone up and watch him fail. He is pissed the plan didn’t work….. so far.

  19. Mr palmer Says:

    The rivalry thing makes more sense to me than the fact he’s religious.

    80% of the league says the same thing. ” praise the lord”

    Ever hear ray Lewis talk?

  20. EL Duderino Says:

    Can’t stand Ray Lewis too…

  21. Gratefulcub Says:

    how long before NFL caliber D Coordinators, now that they have film of this offense, completely shut it down?

    It isn’t about Tebow. That offense can’t succeed in the NFL, unless the quarteback also has the ability to make throws from the pocket, consistently. If the read run option was the acoutrement, it would be a scary proposition. But as the meat……

  22. Guyute711 Says:

    Ray Ray is a baptist murderer. 😉

  23. Gratefulcub Says:

    That one hit close to home Mr P.

    I am going back to work until I cook up a semi plausible response that makes it ok for Uncle Ray to do it. Since he’s the greatest footballer of my lifetime and all

  24. tela'smuff Says:

    i just find it funny that people think God blesses them to throw a football well, or to hit a ball far.

    after the game Thursday night, the cameras followed Tebow as he ran to join the prayer circle midfield, and then watched him pray. wtf is that?

    the thing about Tebow that’s annoying isn’t his personal faith, but the way people eat it up. they want to see a white christian all-american boy out there praisin god, no matter if he can complete 2 passes a game. it’s that type of blind faith that our political leaders are able to fleece half the population into concentrating on gay marriage and abortion instead of real issues. don’t think for a second Tebow isn’t a small example of this religious bigotry in our society. just a bit more superficial in this case. just my opinion.

  25. Jtran Says:

    Awesome..didn’t catch that footage at SB9

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