Retro Post: Exploring on the Eighth

8.15.11 - UIC Pavilion (Michael Stein)

Today, I’ll let my blog do my work for me. Here’s a link to last year’s December 8th installment of December jam memoirs, a series of posts in which I tracked the calendar using Phish jams. The intro is below.

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Exploring on the Eighth

Today, our December focus shift onto two sprawling excursions that took place on the eighth day of the month in 1995 and 1999. Both selections — Cleveland’s “Tweezer > Kung > Tweezer” and Cumberland County Civic Center’s “Piper” — feature musical explorations that veer far off the beaten path, providing snapshots of the band’s experimental side as seen through the lenses of 1995 and 1999…Read On!

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Jam of the Day:

Piper > Dog-Faced Boy” 12.8.99 II

Part of a stellar second set at Cumberland County Civic Center in Portland, Maine. Read about it in the article linked above.

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VIDEO OF THE DAY: “Jennifer Dances” 12.7.99 II

One of the three December ’99 performances of the much-maligned tune. I’ve always wondered, “What’s not to like?”

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513 Responses to “Retro Post: Exploring on the Eighth”

  1. BingosBrother Says:

    I’m just sittin here watchin the wheels go round and round, I really love to watch them roll. love me some solo Lennon.

  2. Jtran Says:

    Listened to Bag > Slave while making dinner with the slf tonight. She dug it more than other long jams I’ve put on (maybe it was the CD qualiy?) we ate, then had beverages.

    $$$

  3. BingosBrother Says:

    97 Phish would’ve slayed Fame by Bowie and Lennon.

  4. Esteban Says:

    @BB I just scored a 30th! 400 level, but whatever. Up top in MSG can be fun ! I was upstairs behind the stage for the 12/30/95… After all of this time, that one still stands up to everything else I’ve seen live.

  5. butter Says:

    that ticker, on the top of the page, looks sexy with the days in the teens

  6. Wilson123 Says:

    Need 1 NYE

    evan DOT hirschhorn AT gmail

  7. Mike in Austin Says:

    7-3 is it?

  8. BingosBrother Says:

    Woot woot esteban! congrats!

  9. Mike in Austin Says:

    Nice esteban!

    The end of that game in the last 4 minutes put 25 pts to my FF.

  10. hazel mango Says:

    You guys are the best. And those are NYC taxi cabs on 42nd street in my gravatar pic. Wish I could be there.

  11. voopa Says:

    FZ: Good night!
    John Lennon: Good night, thank you!
    Yoko Ono: Thank, thank you
    John Lennon: We’d like to thank Frank for having us on here
    Yoko Ono: Yeah, he’s great, isn’t he? He’s the greatest . . .

  12. Joel Says:

    If anyone saw glowing hot pink shirts at the Gorge or in Denver that read “Jennifer Dances” on them that was us, I think we had close to 50 at the Gorge. Look for mine behind the stage at MSG – you can’t miss it!
    A little less salt, in the gravy tonight!
    see y’all at MSG!!!!

  13. Robert Champion Says:

    I’m going to intentionally put a kink in here.

    http://i6.photobucket.com/albums/y202/ultraspunk/Ads%20For%20Family%20Emergency/Ad1LetterL.jpg

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