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. Dr Pronoia Says:

    yeah i thought that apart from the obligatory Dead reference that’s a very positive, respectful write up from a relatively buttoned up mag

    and I like that illustration too

  2. Fly Says:

    trey and mike on wrong sides tho

  3. plord Says:

    Sucks Robear but I understand. I’m not in NYC for house reasons too. We’ll rage the couch on opposite coasts, brother, and Phish will deliver such huge jams it will come through on the speakers.

  4. purplehumpbackwhale Says:

    robear…. NO!

  5. HarryHood Says:

    MSG wont be the same without a Robear in the house…….

  6. DaNcInG fOoL Says:

    “MSG wont be the same without a Robear in the house…….”


  7. garretc Says:

    Gonna have to change his name to NObear, amirite?

  8. kayatosh Says:

    still recovering from the roblow. we’ll collectively carry the torch for him.


  9. HarryHood Says:

    I personally commit to hugging at least 10 total strangers per night at MSG in honor of Robear. We can start a Hug-A-Thon for the WW.

  10. Dr Pronoia Says:

    ^^ I like that idea HH

  11. WolfmansFather Says:

    Pham B i use NextStop as my nyc subway app, but i have an Iphone. Should be one for the droid though

  12. HarryHood Says:

    Alright fellas. Dinnertime. Any word on an extra 30th, please e-mail me! Thanks!!!!!

  13. DaNcInG fOoL Says:

    Wolfmans what’s that app do? Sounds like something I should get

  14. angryjoggerz Says:

    Sorry I bored people with my xmas ranting. So, whats new in football?

  15. angryjoggerz Says:

    Still fuck Xmas drop:

    Lee Morgan – Search for the New Land

    This release is something of a departure for the bold trumpet stylist. After the Latin-tinged dance-floor jams of THE SIDEWINDER (released about six months prior to this disc), Morgan turns somewhat reflective. The music is quieter, with a good deal of structural space and restrained, almost expressionistic playing. The title track opens the album and evokes a mood of poignancy and careful balance, like a Japanese painting. Even the more up-tempo numbers like “The Joker” and “Mr. Kenyatta” are relaxed and thoughtful, the richly textured passages unfolding in a way that seems both organic and tightly disciplined.
    Morgan’s playing maintains its articulate brightness, but his notes and phrases are carefully shaded. This is matched by Wayne Shorter’s sax work (also simultaneously edgy and lyrical), Grant Green’s glowing guitar and Herbie Hancock’s atmospheric contributions. Lee should also be recognized as a significant composer, since all the tracks here, with their floating themes and protean solo sections, are from his pen. Search For The New Land live up to its title, finding a high ground of intelligent, evocative work and outstanding playing.

    Personnel: Lee Morgan (trumpet); Wayne Shorter (tenor saxophone); Herbie Hancock (piano); Grant Green (guitar); Reginald Workman (bass); Billy Higgins (drums).

    01. Search For The New Land
    02. The Joker
    03. Mr. Kenyatta
    04. Melancholee
    05. Morgan The Pirate

  16. garretc Says:

    “So, whats new in football?”

    Well, Man U is now tied with Man City at the top of the table, after beating Wigan 5-0 and a tie between City and West Brom…

    Oh. Right. The other football…

  17. WolfmansFather Says:

    App has information and maps of each line but whats really nice is it telks you what lines are near you and when the next train is arriving — and its shockingly accurate

  18. SillyWilly Says:

    When AJ gets grumpy he drops large quantities of music.

    thanks, aj

  19. Robear Says:

    having a pheeling it will be a great run! it’s all lined up.

  20. Mr. Palmer Says:

    Bummer Robear! Man, that sucks. Won’t be the same without you. Hope things brighten up for you in the new locale.

    Willowed- I’ll be in by 4pm also on Wednesday.

  21. Gavinsdad Says:

    Strange but Doug Collins really reminds me of Robear

  22. Willowed Says:

    Perfect. Mr P.

  23. DukeOfLizards Says:


    Had it right the first time.

  24. sumodie Says:

    bummer news, robear

    hope u rage the webcasts & best of luck getting your house in order -you’ll be missed

  25. angryjoggerz Says:

    not grumpy, ha. Im chillin with my mom, having some champagne, about to hit some chinese food, all is well. train tix booked to nyc, looking forward to it!

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