A Box Set Debate…

In Stores Today

Instead of posting on Phish Thoughts today, I co-wrote an article with “Guy Forget” of Online Phish Tour for publication on their site. With the official release of the Hampton/Winston-Salem box set today, we had a written debate on which show is the “best” in the box—nothing like making art compete! I made a case for 11.23 at Winston-Salem, while he took the position of Hampton’s second night, 11.22. Check out the article, it should be a fun read!


Jam of the Day:

Tweezer -> Izabella” 12.6.97 II

Today is the 14 year anniversary of my favorite “Tweezer” ever played.


Here’s a link to a piece I wrote about this jam a while back. I’ll post the beginning below.


My “Go-To” Jam

12/6/97 "Tweezer" T-Shirt - LE

Everyone has a go-to jam. It fits any mood you could ever be in, and you’ve listened to it several hundred times in your life. It is the first piece of music you want to hear when you are glowing after a show, ready to conquer the world. It is the first piece of music you want to listen to after a hard day at work. It is the only piece of music you could never possibly get sick of, even if played on a loop in your head forever. It is that analog tape you played to death, that CD you never lost, and now it is forever stored on your computer, iPod, and several other devices. It is part of you; you feel like what you hear, it just all fits. For me, there is only one answer to this scenario—the “Tweezer” from Auburn Hills ’97. Read on!


443 Responses to “A Box Set Debate…”

  1. Mr palmer Says:

    I pulled it last week AJ. It was actually the first thing I listened to today , and I don’t even like hip hop ( for the most part)

  2. halcyon Says:


    Loved the mix! I was proppn it on the BB after listening last weekend! Srsly listened to it a few times now.

  3. angryjoggerz Says:

    Did you enjoy it?

  4. Mr palmer Says:

    What’s name of James Blake album. I’ll spotify that later.

  5. angryjoggerz Says:

    It is just called James Blake. I posted a link to the new ep earlier.

  6. Mr palmer Says:

    I did. It was well put together, nice job, for realz.

  7. angryjoggerz Says:

    Thanks, Hal. Phew… I know about 50 people downloaded it, but you never really know whats up after that.

  8. voopa Says:

    AJ- I may check it tonight. Not my favorite genre, but I like the best of anything. Just started the W/S Gin, Disease/LR to accompany laundry and tubes.

  9. halcyon Says:

    AJ….you have music cred……get that talk out of your head 8)

  10. Mr palmer Says:

    Jimmy V speech on espn.

  11. sumodie Says:

    finishing 11.21’s gorgeous Slave

    the caliber of playing in this entire box set is ridic

    after finally hearing most of 11.21, I’d say all 3 shows are within a few degrees of one other in terms of being the ‘best’

    each of the six sets has got at least two well jammed tunes

    and after spinning it for the third time today, I still srsly ♥ the 30 min Emotional Rescue>Split

  12. Mr palmer Says:

    Heard there will be more re releases of tix. Follow phish on twitter. They let out the word at 5:56 pm, for a 6 pm release. Gotta be quick.

  13. sumodie Says:

    The Stones have NEVER played Emotional Rescue live

  14. voopa Says:

    This Gin jam is redic. Similar to, but better than the Champaign Wolfman’s, imo. The evolution of the Fall ’97 manic jam.

  15. vegas wolfmans Says:

    link to aj’s hip hop mix? gracias.

  16. voopa Says:

    vw- Tried to post it, but I got redirected and another window popped open to yet another site. Time to run the ol’ virus scanners…

  17. WolfmansFather Says:

    For those who will sleep just fine like me, here’s the new James Blake lp: http://www.filesonic.com/file/4109079204/jb-lwhh.zip

  18. angryjoggerz Says:

    DJ Junior D


    1. Code X – B. Lewis
    2. Rockabye Baby – 14Kt
    3. Piranhas feat Blu & Sundown – 9th Wonder
    4. Everything is Fair (version) – A Tribe Called Quest
    5. Sumthing Nu – Knxwledge
    6. Like U Do – 14kt
    7. Remember Me – D Tail & Definite
    8. Caroline, No – Bullion
    9. No Guest List – Oh No
    10. 50,000 – med
    11. BB180 – Jon Wayne
    12. Pho – Knxwledge
    13. Gobstopper – J Dilla
    14. Wrong One (ft Wordsmith) – Marco Polo
    15. One 4 Steve El – Ras G & The Alkebulan Space Program
    16. The Final Hour (ft MF Doom) – King Geedorah
    17. Monosodium Glutamate – Metal Fingers
    18. The Arrival – Onra
    19. Zap – Danny Brown & Black Milk
    20. Special (ft Guilty Simpson & Paradime) – Dabrye
    21. Synth March – Paul White
    22. Free Mo – Hudson Mowhawke
    23. Another Bag of Bomb (No Seeds) – Madlib
    24. 10,000 Watts – J Dilla
    25. 40 Bus – Ras G
    26. Bricks – Samiyam
    27. High – Jonwayne
    28. Advice – Lmd (Lmno, Med And Declaime)
    29. Lovage – Metal Fingers
    30. Mighty Healthy – Ghostface/ Omer Saar

  19. voopa Says:

    Gah! This post-Low Rider jam IS ear crack!

  20. Mr palmer Says:

    New show on travel channel Hidden City. First episode is about Chicago.

  21. sumodie Says:

    so phish is finally getting me to use Twitter and receive tweets on my phone

  22. Wilson123 Says:

    Trade: 2 12/28 section 102 for 1 NYE

    Not normally into the whole “scalping” thing, but figured ripping myself off was better then ripping someone else off.

    email: evan DOT hirschhorn AT gmail

  23. Mr palmer Says:

    Twitter is great for information of all sorts. I fought it for a while but find it pretty vital to stay in touch these days.

  24. halcyon Says:

    H/WS is excelllent. Such great quality in this release.

  25. butter Says:

    started to read your debate with guy forget, Miner

    good stuff, like the format

    there was a rerelease??

    who’s got a pair for new years for your favorite dairy product?

    lets do this

    havent read back, any luck for bb’ers with the rerelease?

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