Holiday Jams

"The Ball" (!?)

A couple of classic holiday run jams to ease back into the musical spirit. Christmas is less than a week away which means Phish is just around the corner! Excitement is in the air… get ready…set…


Harry Hood” 12.31.93 III



Bathtub Gin -> The Real Me -> Bathtub” 12.29.95 II



Stash” 12.31.03 II



Tweezer -> Caspian” 12.29.09 II



Seven Below -> What’s the Use? ” 12.27.10 II




Hidden Track

As I’ve been busy shipping book and not updating the site, a couple different interviews I did have posted to the web. First, I took part in Hidden Track’s Writer’s Workshop— a broad and in depth interview with Ryan Dembinsky about my blog, writing philosophy, my book and Phish.

Additionally, I did a Q & A with Charlie Dirksen of that was specifically focused on Phish Thoughts—The Book. (With a brief aside about Trey’s “Taste” tease in 7.17.’98’s “Weekapaug” jam.) Check ’em out!


BOOK SHIPPING UPDATE: All domestic orders have processed and will be shipped as of today! I am going to begin figuring out the international ones—hang tight! You can be sure now, if you order a book now, that it will ship the same day or the following day at the latest. Thanks for your support and I, sincerely, hope everyone who ordered a book enjoys it during the holiday season and beyond!


The Book

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1,937 Responses to “Holiday Jams”

  1. SillyWilly Says:

    i brought my AC flatbrim to my parents’ in Kansas City to wear while I watch the streams


  2. angryjoggerz Says:

    Xmas music drop:

    Charlie Parker – Complete Savoy & Dial Sessions

    In his brief career, Charlie Parker transformed jazz, spontaneously extending the harmonic and rhythmic range of the music in his fluent improvisations. Only Louis Armstrong and John Coltrane have had as dramatic an influence on other musicians. Broadly considered as one of the greatest saxophonists of all time, he was crucial in the development of the bebop movement. Many of his compositions have become standards including “Billie’s Bounce”, “Ornithology” and “Confirmation”. Two of his albums, Jazz at Massey Hall and Charlie Parker with Strings, have received the Grammy Hall of Fame award.
    His playing was highly acclaimed during his lifetime although his many performances were, from time to time, hampered by his growing addictions – primarily to alcohol and heroin. His prodigious output of albums belies that fact that he died aged only 34, from pneumonia and a bleeding ulcer.
    CD 1
    01. Tiny’s Tempo
    02. I’ll Always Love You Just The Same
    03. Romance Without Finance
    04. Red Cross
    05. Tiny’s Tempo
    06. Tiny’s Tempo
    07. I’ll Always Love You Just The Same
    08. Romance Without Finance
    09. Romance Without Finance
    10. Romance Without Finance
    11. Romance Without Finance
    12. Red Cross
    13. Warming Up A Riff
    14. Billie’s Bounce
    15. Now’s The Time
    16. Thriving From a Riff
    17. Meandering
    18. KoKo
    19. Billie’s Bounce
    20. Billie’s Bounce
    21. Billie’s Bounce
    22. Billie’s Bounce
    23. Now’s The Time
    24. Now’s The Time
    25. Now’s The Time
    26. Thriving From a Riff
    27. Thriving From a Riff
    28. Koko
    29. Diggin’ Diz
    CD 2
    01. Moose The Mooche
    02. Yardbird Suite
    03. Ornithology
    04. A Night In Tunisia
    05. Moose The Mooche
    06. Moose The Mooche
    07. Yardbird Suite
    08. Ornithology
    09. Ornithology
    10. A Night In Tunisia
    11. A Night In Tunisia
    12. Max Making Wax
    13. Lover Man
    14. The Gypsy
    15. Bebop
    16. Donna Lee
    17. Chasin’ The Bird
    18. Cheryl
    19. Buzzy
    20. Donna Lee
    21. Donna Lee
    22. Donna Lee
    23. Donna Lee
    24. Chasin’ The Bird
    25. Chasin’ The Bird
    26. Chasin’ The Bird
    27. Cheryl
    28. Buzzy
    29. Buzzy
    30. Buzzy
    31. Buzzy
    CD 3
    01. This Is Always
    02. Dark Shadows
    03. bird’s Nest
    04. Cool Blues
    05. This is Always
    06. Dark Shadows
    07. Dark Shadows
    08. Dark Shadows
    09. Bird’s Nest
    10. Bird’s Nest
    11. Cool Blues
    12. Cool Blues
    13. Cool Blues
    14. Relaxin’ At Camarillo
    15. Cheers
    16. Carvin’ The Bird
    17. Stupendous
    18. Relaxin’ At Camarillo
    19. Relaxin’ At Camarillo
    20. Relaxin’ At Camarillo
    21. Cheers
    22. Cheers
    23. Cheers
    24. Carvin’ The Bird
    25. Stupendous
    CD 4
    01. Milestones
    02. Little Willie Leaps
    03. Half Nelson
    04. Sippin’ At Bell’s
    05. Milestones
    06. Milestones
    07. Little Willie Leaps
    08. Little Willie Leaps
    09. Half Nelson
    10. Sippin’ At Bell’s
    11. Sippin’ At Bell’s
    12. Sippin’ At Bell’s
    13. Dexterity
    14. Bongo Bop
    15. Dewey Square
    16. The Hymn
    17. Bird Of Paradise
    18. Embraceable You
    19. Dexterity
    20. Bongo Bop
    21. Dewey Square
    22. Dewey Square
    23. The Hymn
    24. Bird Of Paradise
    25. Bird Of Paradise
    26. Embraceable You
    CD 5
    01. Bird Feathers
    02. Klact-oveeseds-tene
    03. Scrapple From The Apple
    04. My Old Flame
    05. Out Of Nowhere
    06. Don’t Blame Me
    07. Klact-oveeseds-tene
    08. Scrapple From The Apple
    09. Out Of Nowhere
    10. Out Of Nowhere
    11. Barbados
    12. Au-leu-Cha
    13. Constellation
    14. Parker’s Mood
    15. Barbados
    16. Barbados
    17. Barbados
    18. Au-Leu-Cha
    19. Constellation
    20. Constellation
    21. Constellation
    22. Constellation
    23. Parker’s Mood
    24. Parker’s Mood
    25. Parker’s Mood
    26. Parker’s Mood
    CD 6
    01. Drifting On a Reed
    02. Quasimodo
    03. Charlie’s Wig
    04. Bongo Beep
    05. Crazeology
    06. How Deep Is The Ocean?
    07. Drifting On a Reed
    08. Drifting On a Reed
    09. Quasimodo
    10. Charlie’s Wig
    11. Charlie’s Wig
    12. Bongo Beep
    13. Crazeology
    14. Crazeology
    15. Crazeology
    16. How Deep Is The Ocean?
    17. Another Air Do
    18. Bluebird
    19. Klaunstance
    20. Bird Gets The Worm
    21. Another Air Do
    22. Another Air Do
    23. Another Air Do
    24. Bluebird
    25. Bird Gets The Worm
    26. Bird Gets The Worm
    CD 7
    01. Perhaps
    02. Marmaduke
    03. Steeplecahse
    04. Merry Go Round
    05. Perhaps
    06. Perhaps
    07. Perhaps
    08. Perhaps
    09. Perhaps
    10. Perhaps
    11. Marmaduke
    12. Marmaduke
    13. Marmaduke
    14. Marmaduke
    15. Marmaduke
    16. Marmaduke
    17. Marmaduke
    18. Marmaduke
    19. Marmaduke
    20. Marmaduke
    21. Marmaduke
    22. Steeplechase
    23. Merry Go Round
    24. Hallelujah
    25. Get Happy
    26. Slam Slam Blues
    27. Congo Blues
    28. Hallelujah
    29. Hallelujah
    30. Get Happy
    31. Slam Slam Blues
    32. Congo Blues
    33. Congo Blues
    34. Congo Blues
    35. Congo Blues
    CD 8
    01. Groovin’ High
    02. All The Things You Are
    03. Dizzy Atmosphere
    04. Salt Peanuts
    05. Shaw ‘Nuff
    06. lover Man
    07. Hot House
    08. Dizzy’s Boogie
    09. Flat Foot Floogie
    10. Poppity Pop
    11. Slim’s Jam
    12. Dizzy’s Boogie
    13. Flat Foot Floogie
    14. Blues
    15. Yardbird Suite
    16. Lullaby In Rhythm, Part 1
    17. Lullaby In Rhythm, Part 2
    18. Home Cooking I: Opus
    19. Home Cooking II: Cherokee
    20. Home Cooking III: I Got Rhythm


  3. SillyWilly Says:

    you rock, aj

  4. phoammhead Says:

    whaddaauppp, ffflufffheads!!!!!

  5. Mike in Austin Says:

    100 on green bay -13.5.

    Common defense!

  6. Mike in Austin Says:


  7. Esteban Says:

    @AJ the music you’ve dropped over the last few days is money. Thanks from all of us! First time I’ve checked in since heading from inlaws to more inlaws… Here until Wed, then I hop an early morning flight on the 29th into the city.

    I am starting to see the Light at the end of the tunnel…

  8. Mike in Austin Says:

    Moosed by the Green Bay defense. I can feel it.

  9. Phamily Berzerker Says:

    Hope everyone enjoyed their day today!

    I am sore as shit from a big hike yesterday with the family and day one of the P90X.
    Yoga is gonna be rough tomorrow!

    Cannot wait to see you folks in the Big Apple.

    Mom and Pops Hooked Mrs/ B and I with tickets to the Xmas show at RCMH on the afternoon of the 28th.

  10. sumodie Says:

    walked by MSG yesterday

    got all tingly with excitement; I’m ready for IT

    time with the fam in nyc has been sweet

    hope y’all have had a great day!

  11. Mike in Austin Says:

    Oh. My. God. Thank you.

  12. Aquaman Says:

    Merry Christmas to all!

    Sitting fireside with booze in hand and Wednesday on the brain.

    I hope everyone has a great MSG experience.


  13. Mr.Miner Says:

    Merry Christmas to all!

  14. angryjoggerz Says:

    Leaving Williamsburg today!!!! Pretty sure this will be my last visit here, or at least until a far less pleasant one. I think I made it as good as possible. In laws aren’t going to even attempt to come to have breakfast, good stuff. They have complained for 5 years that we dont come and then we do they act like it is a pain in the ass that we are here. oh well, less learned! Off to my mom’s house where we will likely be greeted by freshly chilled champagne, chopped fruit and good cheeses and lots of genuine affection. And then….

    M to the muthafukin SG!

  15. bob dylan Says:

    work is unbearable with the shows so close. wonder what its gonna be like on the 28th and 29th… w00k flu looming.

  16. bob dylan Says:

    AJ, go <3 your own city. 8)

    (saw that on a tshirt)

  17. bob dylan Says:

    wait, did you mean williamsburg, VA? nvm then

  18. angryjoggerz Says:

    yeah, VA.

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  20. IrieWalton (Beantown) Says:

    The presents are opened.
    The fam is wonderful.
    The prerolls are ready.

    Wednesday can not get here soon enough.

  21. Angryjoggerz Says:

    Hitting the road, get me the fuck out of the south!

  22. IrieWalton (Beantown) Says:

    I hear ya, AJ.

    I have that similar reaction every time I’m below the mason Dixon line for an extended period of time. Weather in NYC is beautiful for this time of year in the mid-40s. Off to wonder around the MET with the fam.

  23. Dr Pronoia Says:

    I was thinking this morning about whether there was anything I particularly wanted to hear

    And apart from some new improv, I realized that I’m still completed sated from UIC. I can’t remember the last time I had fewer expectations or a calmer feeling heading into a run of shows

    MSG feels like bonus, and I’m looking just as forward to seeing a lot of you guys, and celebrating with the band in the greatest venue around as anything exclusively musical

  24. Gavinsdad Says:

    Finally: AJ’s anti Xmas ranting comes to an end. Glad u made it out alive. Let’s just hope MSG is a balm for your southern chafing.

    Xmas was nice over here with a gnarly little scrap between my daughter and I (wait til she’s 5 AJ) but overall a pleasant day. More time with my parents today…trying not to rush Thursday actually…want to be somewhat present on my time off before I escape into my private place (Phish, Phish kids, MSG, cannabanoid excess)

    Safe travels all. Enjoy the city if youre there already.

  25. bob dylan Says:

    Totally with you dr p. work is in the way for me still. I think the no travel anticipation is helping. Kinds Nice to ease into it. hometown shows can’t be beat.

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