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.


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!


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.



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. Esteban Says:

    “Whatever gets you to the light, ‘salright, ‘salright.”

  2. DukeOfLizards Says:

    “A lie told often enough becomes the truth”

  3. mike in austin Says:

    Cleveland has no offensive line. Can’t make up for a Swiss cheese offensive line.

  4. Spasm Waiter Says:

    Heath Miller fumble:(
    I am shutting up now.

  5. Willowed Says:

    Spasm. Now is the perfect time to hit shows. When they are this young, all they do is eat sleep and shit.

    wait til they get older. That’s when it gets hard.

    Congrats brother.

  6. Willowed Says:

    See you on the 29th. Call me when you hit the city. Do I have you digits?

  7. P.S.H.S. Says:

    John: “hey nilsson, pour me another brandy alexander”
    Harry: “do you want some coke?”
    John: “that’s a stupid question”

  8. Esteban Says:

    Has anyone else seen the “whiteout” MSG event that’s being organized on the 29th?

  9. Spasm Waiter Says:

    Willowed- Just texted you, so we should be good.

  10. mike in austin Says:

    I have brown, mendenhall and the steelers defense in FF. hoping they open this game up!

  11. P.S.H.S. Says:

    what’s the stolen show they mention in the white shirt thingy

  12. Esteban Says:

    I have no idea what show is being referenced as the “stolen” show

  13. mike in austin Says:

    Everybody’s smoking and no one’s getting high
    Everybody’s flying and never touch the sky
    There’s a UFO over New York and I ain’t too surprised

  14. Mr palmer Says:

    There goes Big Ben.. and my chances in the FF league playoffs. Damn!

  15. mike in austin Says:

    Dogs stole thing, stealing time, and poor heart.

  16. mike in austin Says:

    Tahoe 8.10

  17. plord Says:

    Duder: Hippie Sandwich guitar = one wood in the core, diff wood top and back, maybe thin spacer wood layers in between. So cocobolo back, thin ebony spacer, flame maple core, ebony spacer, cocobolo top. All Jer’s guitars from the Wolf on were this construction and Alembic pioneered the style.

  18. Esteban Says:

    Did that term ever make the rounds as the name of the show? (I actually listened to that show last night 🙂

  19. EL Duderino Says:

    @ plord

    Ok I understand.
    Scott Walker Guitar’s are like that.
    very, very, beautiful

  20. mike in austin Says:

    Kinda surprised. I mean I said it to the guys around me that “Been caught Stealing” was coming up. But then it ended. Last I remembered of it, until it was brought up here. So mine is only a guess, but it kinda fits.

  21. Esteban Says:

    Okay. Need a little guidance. I located a ticket for the 30th, and both the seller and I have Pay Pal accounts. How does one list an item for sale to initiate a transaction?

  22. EL Duderino Says:

    is this game on the NFL network?

  23. Esteban Says:

    Got it. Whew. (Damn, I hardly ever read FAQs.)

  24. sumodie Says:

    Este, if you trust the dude just send cash as a gift

    select personal tab, then gift

    no fees taken out

  25. Esteban Says:

    oooh, even better. I will recommend that, too.

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