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. Leo Weaver Says:

    Pretty sure I’m late on this, but just read the OPT thing…I gotta agree with Miner 110%! It’s like he was in my head writing his thoughts. Not that I’ve ever pimped that show or that Gin on here…or the BEK. Or the Theme. 😉

    As Robear coined, “Liquid Centrifuge”

    You kids going to MSG have fun for me. I’ll be lookin’ for ya on the stream.

  2. Mr. Palmer Says:

    Jtran- you got NYE, but no the 30th? Is that your deal?

  3. MrCompletely Says:


  4. bhizzle Says:

    Paranoid or Masters of Reality….having a hard time making the choice

  5. MrCompletely Says:

    “Best Black Sabbath album… GO!!!!”

    whichever one has no Black Sabbath on it

  6. Mr. Palmer Says:

    haha @ Mr. C.

  7. Guyute711 Says:

    Mr C, you stink!!! 🙂

  8. Mr. Palmer Says:

    favorite Iron Maiden album… I’m sure C has an opinion on this one.

  9. Jtran Says:


    Yep, that’s right (assuming I make this trade, which should go down in person in Burlington, with a guy on cash or trade: his 31s for my 30s).

    I’m trying to be like you stock people: buy low, trade high, or something like that.

    Current play is trying to trade 28s or 29s for 30s, but no biters yet

  10. Guyute711 Says:

    The answer was clearly Sabotage. You all fail my quiz for the day.

  11. Guyute711 Says:

    Best Maiden album just depends on what day you ask me. Could be between like 4 different albums.

  12. Mr. Palmer Says:

    Interesting. So you had 30ths. Sold them to get your 31s. Have extra 28s and 29s to find the 30th you just sold… gotcha….

  13. Jtran Says:

    ^^^trade to go down after PTBMs are shipped

  14. bhizzle Says:

    Are there any pyschologists in the house cuz clearly G$$$ has lost his mind.

  15. Selector J Says:

    is the tt.fm session still going on?
    For some reason the tt search function can’t find the room.

  16. jerseyjim Says:

    FWIW: The Live Phish app has been Hamptonized…

  17. Jtran Says:

    I’ve never had any extras, just trying to trade down to a lowest broker priced show in case I need to go that route

    Now don’t all go stealing my plan or it definitely won’t work!

  18. Guyute711 Says:

    Not even debatable in my mind bhizzle and I’m not talking about my sanity, I lost that years ago.

  19. tela'smuff Says:

    if we can get people back in it, i’m down.


  20. Kaveh Says:

    Kaveh- not a guinness man?

    ^ I like Guinness. It is just that Murphy’s is so much thicker and dense; to which I like a lot.

  21. bhizzle Says:

    never had any interest in maiden….straight to slayer

  22. Type III Jamming Personality Disorder Says:

    i’d love to TT if I weren’t neck deep in the Hampton Halley’s right now

  23. Kaveh Says:


    28th: 110
    29th: 120
    30th: Floor A
    31st: Floor A

  24. Kaveh Says:

    Anyone out here need/want a free mp3 download of the new LivePhish release? Just give me a shout.

    kjrahimi @ yahoo dot com.

    I have one from my pre-order and have really no need for the mp3’s, since I have imported the CD’s to my work and iPod. And at home I listen to the bliss off the disc’s direct.

  25. Mr.Miner Says:

    ^ looks at Kaveh!

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