A Book Sneak Peek!

Yesterday, I received one advance copy of my book from the printers, so I thought I’d share a sneak preview! I am extending the period of holiday orders through the end of this week, so get yours in by Sunday to ensure a Christmas delivery!


The Book



"Connections" in the Sidebar



The Spine



Part Two: Historical Sections



Part I: 2009—The Return



A Sample Spread


Jam of the Day:

Stash -> Free” 11.30.97 II

An updated SBD version of this classic 11.30 nugget, courtesy of Shapiro’s Super Ball archive show.


1,012 Responses to “A Book Sneak Peek!”

  1. Mike in Austin Says:

    I just like to pass around jazz cigarettes. The only thing I would every use a torch for is Crème brûlée.

  2. lumpyhead Says:

    Miner this book is going to change the Phish community forever.

  3. garretc Says:

    How quaint, Mike! I like to consume trees by using lasers…


  4. MrCompletely Says:

    trees, lol

    that bit of lingo hasn’t caught on around here yet

    cracks me up

  5. MrCompletely Says:

    y’all ready to argue about politics for like 5 hours?


    then don’t read or comment on this piece.


    “Three sectors of transnational capital in particular stand out as the most aggressive and prone to seek neo-fascist political arrangements to force forward accumulation as this crisis continues: speculative financial capital, the military-industrial-security complex, and the extractive and energy sector. Capital accumulation in the military-industrial-security complex depends on endless conflicts and war, including the so-called wars on terrorism and on drugs, as well as on the militarisation of social control. Transnational finance capital depends on taking control of state finances and imposing debt and austerity on the masses, which in turn can only be achieved through escalating repression. And extractive industries depend on new rounds of violent dispossession and environmental degradation around the world.”

  6. Jtran Says:

    Trees is in the VT vernacular too

  7. MrCompletely Says:

    interesting. i picked it up on reddit.

    i can live with ‘trees’ but calling herb smokers ‘ents’ calls for an ass kicking IMO

  8. DaNcInG fOoL Says:

    What is your avatar @C?

  9. BrandonKayda Says:

    Very interesting, Mr C.

  10. Type III Jamming Personality Disorder Says:

    trees is an old standard to me. I feel like that has been around forever. not trying to sound h3tty or anything. I just know that’s what we used to call em in college. ents? yeah… no.

  11. MrCompletely Says:

    inaccurate but funny


    it’s Captain Haddock, the alcoholic and foulmouthed sidekick from the tintin books, @df

  12. Mike in Austin Says:

    “How quaint, Mike! I like to consume trees by using lasers…”

    I hate laser beams.

  13. ThePigSong Says:

    I used to hear “trees” in highschool, but always associated it with schwag nasty. I guess that association isn’t universal.

    Now, am I missing something? wtf are ents?

  14. MrCompletely Says:

    “In my view, the only viable solution to the crisis of global capitalism is a massive redistribution of wealth and power downward towards the poor majority of humanity along the lines of a 21st-century democratic socialism in which humanity is no longer at war with itself and with nature.”


    Out for the afternoon. Got work to do. Later

  15. Mr. Palmer Says:

    Aren’t Ents the Tree people from Lord of The Rings.

    C- twitpic made me chuckle

  16. Type III Jamming Personality Disorder Says:

    that was the first thing I thought of as well.

  17. ThePigSong Says:

    Has anyone ever had to get a refund from bloomspot? Wife talked me into buying a vegas getaway a few months ago but it turns out it’s nothing like they described.

    I read every word of the fine print, basically no restrictions. Call vegas and it turns out we can only stay in some hotel off the strip Sunday-Wednesday on prime number dates.

    Bloomspots’ customer service isn’t bad because it would have to exist for me to classify it as bad.

  18. ThePigSong Says:

    wow, that may be the most ridiculous stoner fuck contrived label ever.

  19. voopa Says:

    He Ent To The Bog

  20. ThePigSong Says:

    that book looks amazing Miner! I may not be picking one up in time for the holidays, but that fucker will be on my coffee table as soon as the wife finds employment.

  21. butter Says:

    gotcha AW

    seems like pretty much what i’ve tried, i just dont remember a nail

    might have been a tad different, but same concept

    special glass piece for tube that you heat with torch and insert wax into

  22. butter Says:

    and yes it was as tasty as it gets

  23. Mike in Austin Says:

    Gotta say, I like the idea of CashorTrade, but I get WAY to many people that are trolling for cash tickets. I sell my tickets for cash to my friends. Or give them to GDad to redistribute to worthy people.

  24. butter Says:

    ahhh gotcha, after reading your second post AW

    yea, he was heating a glass nail, i guess that would eventually get charred up, thus your 20 or 30 toke limit

    med grad titanium, so it lasts way longer than the glass – i get it

  25. Kaveh Says:

    And speaking of ticket places:


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