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. Kaveh Says:

    Very, very nice. Enjoy!


  2. butter Says:

    been thinkin about you Robear

    hang in there

    construction is always interesting in the winter

  3. Jtran Says:


    I got an email about that. So does this mean that if I’ve used them 17 times in the past 10 years I’ll get like $25 in the mail?

    If so, sweet

  4. ThePigSong Says:


  5. Jtran Says:

    Looks like codes via email actually. Oh well

  6. Kaveh Says:

    @PigSong: We DVR the Colbert Report and this was a good performance. Some thing everyone should look into.

  7. WolfmansFather Says:

    FYI: Live Phish Radio is streaming 11/21/97 as we speak

  8. Type III Jamming Personality Disorder Says:

    I look forward to chuckling at the negative spin after this hits the media cycle

  9. thedayman Says:

    god i love cypress after midnight reprise. i could listen to that for eternity. so patient and flowing. hope everyone’s having a great day.

    positive vibes your way @robear, house problems must be a pain in the ass

  10. WolfmansFather Says:

    Looks like I’m a day late on the 11/21 stream, in return here are War on Drugs’ first two albums:

  11. DaNcInG fOoL Says:

    nice wolfmans, just downloaded those the other day

  12. Mike in Austin Says:

    I’m not sure that there is likely correlation between medical marijuana and lower alcohol based fatalities (less alcohol is being consumed publicly) one might get the same correlation with a losing year in Broncos football.

    I’m not saying it doesn’t have an effect though.

    If people didn’t go out and drink and drive, them we could solve the problem of alcohol fatalities.

    More phish webcasts would be helpful.

  13. sumodie Says:

    Phish’s IT men live on at the U of Maine – Presque Isle:



  14. MrCompletely Says:

    it’s an indirect correlation and not a direct causation

    less alcohol consumption equals less traffic deaths. that is a universal, causative direct relationship.

    availability of herb leads to less consumption of alcohol is the secondary premise. this is where you’d have to be careful as Mike says. There could be other factors playing in to that along with the herbs.

    nonetheless an interesting piece of work and a contribution to the conversation.

    since practically no US voters actually care about the validity or lack thereof of scientific claims, the fact that it sounds good and seems plausible is really all that matters

  15. Mike in Austin Says:

    Exactly Mr. C.

  16. Mike in Austin Says:

    Although again, I applaud Phish for doing their part to try to decrease alcohol related fatalities, and believe that they should be significantly subsidized (by whoever it is that subsidizes such things) in their efforts to bring more webcasts into the homes of potential consumers of mind altering adulterants that may lead to automobile related incidents.

  17. MrCompletely Says:

    hear, hear

  18. MrCompletely Says:

    really, with the evidence before us, it would be immoral not to proceed thus

  19. sumodie Says:

    what if webcasts led to an increase of alcohol related fatalities in the home due to binge drinking?

  20. gavinsdad Says:

    Presque Isle FTW. glad to say i been there.

    visited my local hardware store on the ride home today (when the fast ends the fast ends people) and noted glass domes and nails. even though i’ve been there many times in the past year and never saw it guy said he’d had that stuff for over a year. west is now east. titanium nails and ignition sources sold out. note that in NJ the correct terminology is “essential oils”.

    love it. but wont have it at my house. 3 kids and all. i like all methods but my fave is, as mr c might put it, a “hogleg”. hope to raise a hogleg with many of you fine people at the end of the year.

  21. gavinsdad Says:

    what if webcasts led to an increase of alcohol related fatalities in the home due to binge drinking?

    ^”it was a very funky izabella bust out officer and then i looked over, and his head was stuck in the led”

  22. sumodie Says:

    gdad, never heard of whiskey stones till you mentioned them earlier (and I had to google the term)

    thanks for the tip!

  23. Mike in Austin Says:

    what if webcasts led to an increase of alcohol related fatalities in the home due to binge drinking?

    Does not compute. If you binge drink and die, I think that should just be charged with a “Darwin award” not to Phish.

    Or again, we could just blame the Denver Bronco’s poor year as being a latent potential contributor.

  24. Beantownboy Says:

    Whiskey stones are cool…but these large ice molds are awesome.

  25. Willowed Says:

    So….I’ve been waiting for my new years run tickets to arrive. I started to get worried since my 12/28 tickets arrived 2 weeks back.

    Signed into my ticketmaster account to see what the F was going on. All the freakin’ tickets were sitting right there.

    I guess I chose the print at home option for most.

    Yes…..I am a moron. But I am happy

    MSG bitches

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