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:

    “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.”-Tela’s

    Well said!

  2. Guyute711 Says:

    It’s just sickening watching people fawn over the guy like he is one of the top players in the league or something.

    Future Hall of Famer

  3. voopa Says:

    Yesterday was Young’s 3rd win vs. Giants.

    49ers win on Thursday followed by a Seattle loss to the Skins on Sunday and SF clinches the West.

  4. bhizzle Says:

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

    As far as I can tell the Broncos don’t have a consistent game plan other than try to win. They all huddle up and say ” lets try to score a td. you run that way. you run this way and if you guys run into each other than maybe, probalbly I will scramble. Let’s just keep doing that and then when I get crushed and cant run any longer then we will hang up the cleats”.

    He will go the way of McNabb.

  5. Guyute711 Says:

    Whoa, whoa, whoa, McNabb was actually a pretty good QB.

  6. EL Duderino Says:


    i think the “red turkey thingy” has popped out on that fat fucker

  7. Mike in Austin Says:

    I loved watching VY down here in Texas. Same with Colt. They haven’t lit the world on fire in the NFL, but whatever. Who thought a guy from University of GA would either?

  8. EL Duderino Says:

    Hershel Walker???

  9. Mike in Austin Says:

    Matt Stafford.

  10. BingosBrother Says:

    McNabb’s red rocket really is disgusting. Very excitable man. No discipline.

  11. Mike in Austin Says:

    Ha ha.

  12. Mike in Austin Says:

    Is that a southern saying?

  13. Timber, YO! Says:

    tebow, yo

  14. Phuzzy Says:

    I’m a big gator fan and was a big Tebow fan when he was in school. I am rooting for him to succeed in the NFL and am happy he is winning, however ugly it is. My only issue with him is that he always seems to have his shiny happy cliched canned response ready to go when the cameras are on. And, it’s not even the religous aspect of it that bugs me, it is the fact that he never strays from Mr. Perfect mode. I just want to see him once tell some hater to suck it. “Yeah Chris, I hear all the hate everyday. I hear that I can’t throw, I hear that I can’t play, I hear that an offense built around my skillset won’t last because it hasn’t ever happened before. I would just like to tell all those people to go fuck themselves and suck on my balls, mmkay? All praise to my lord and savior.” That would make me respect him more, if he seemed a little more human and less Christ like. The other side of that coin is, this guy has not strayed from being that guy once, at least not in public, so the public doesn’t really know if he is always being sincere or is always just turned “ON”. As for his playing ability, it is tough to watch him try to figure out reads at NFL speed. But, if the games are close in the last half of the 4th quarters, you can’t deny that anything can happen. It’s like watching the Price is Right. Boring and ugly for most of the show and then the Showcase Showdown makes up for it all in the last 5 minutes.
    Hard to say. His stammering interviews are rather grating to me after hearing them for the last 6 years and I am truly a huge Gator fan.

  15. Mike in Austin Says:

  16. bhizzle Says:

    McNabb was a decnt qb when he had the ability to escape, but that ability has long been gone.

    If anyone should be thanking the lord for being blessed it should be Stafford. 300 and what yards & 5 TDs…that’s a machine.

  17. Mike in Austin Says:

    Loved that read Phuzzy.

  18. Gratefulcub Says:

    thanks phuzzy, well said

  19. EL Duderino Says:

    @ T3

    en fuego!

  20. Mike in Austin Says:

    Re: Tebow

    Not a long term option (pun intended), but I would rather be a Denver fan than a Redskin or Seahawk fan. At least it is fun to watch.

  21. tela'smuff Says:

    nice thought Phuzzy. i agree with that feeling as well. also, nice to read honest opinions from Jake the Snake.

  22. Guyute711 Says:

    That’s the most I’ve ever liked Plummer. I still don’t like him very much at all.

  23. Gratefulcub Says:

    not a hockey guy, but…..

    If you miss 11 months with a concussion, shouldn’t you think about calling it a career? Crosby’s return has tragic written all over it for me. I hope I am completely wrong.

  24. bhizzle Says:


  25. angryjoggerz Says:

    Checking back in… still footballthoughts

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