TTFT: Miami ’09 & March Madness

12.29.09 - Miami, FL (Wendy Rogell)

As we finish our audio retrospective of 2009, today brings us to Miami. Riding the cresting momentum of fall tour’s back end, there was a sense that something special would happen down south. Heading to the proximity of Big Cypress ten years later and back to American Airlines Arena six years later, plenty of memories and anticipation hung in the air. And when the band left Miami, they had found a new sense of musical purpose, bringing their playing to a new level while inspiring the community and making the future look brighter than ever. Mike had been using his envelope filter more and more towards the end of fall, and in a New Year’s Run in which he was the undeniable leader, the effect was prominent in many of the jams. Achieving a new level of musical density, Phish was hitting on all cylinders as the calendar turned to 2010. Today’s playlist is comprised entirely of Miami highlights. Stay tuned from a trip through 2010 starting tomorrow.


Tweezer -> Caspian” 12.29 II



Back on the Train” 12.30 II



Ghost” 12.31 II



Rock and Roll > Piper” 12.31 II



Corrina” 12.30 I



Harry Hood” 12.28 II



Reba” 12.29 I



Boogie On -> Antelope” 12.30 II



Phish March Madness @!

64 songs, 1 champion! A tournament to end hotel room debates forever—Phish March Madness has arrived! The songs have been seeded by the committee and the first round games are already underway, hosted by my good friend at Trey Is My Friend—a Phish news, rumor, and satire blog. Head on over to cast your vote for the first round matchups now! There are some ridiculous Sweet 16 “games” brewing if seedings hold up! This should be fun! Is “YEM” the champ? Will “Tweezer” crush all? Will 2012 bring a Cinderella story? With your help, we’ll find out! (Further instructions are on the site)

The Field of 64

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435 Responses to “TTFT: Miami ’09 & March Madness”

  1. Duder Says:

    yup! I wish the utube thingy had the song portion

  2. MiA Says:

    ’97 SBD’s of Woostah. Woot.

    YEM = Denver YEM but … more.

    The Ghost is all Dayton Tube’d up.

  3. DukeOfLizards Says:


  4. Duder Says:


    don’t think Denver = cold and icy = no good for neck

  5. Duder Says:

    the 5:15 vid is cool

  6. BingosBrother Says:

    “B. Marshall = better than what we had”

    Exactly. Beggars can’t be choosers.

    Halloween 95 was my 1st show. Deep end of the pool. Didn’t even know if I really liked it tbh. Next show was Jazz Fest. Went to more shows, but the 1st time I really got it was 8/12/96. They had me at Antelope.

  7. Jtran Says:

    are these new sbds mia? I think I knew the YEM opener show was out, but are there more now?

  8. voopa Says:

    Ya, unfortunately for us 49er fans, it looks like he’s going to the Cards.

    If the Raiders had brought back Moss, I’d be ROLF’ing all over the place. But as a niners fan, I can only hope for the best. Hopefully he’s matured a little bit.

  9. Duder Says:

    I think Moss is committed to this year voops.

    Maybe a shocker = Peyton/Titans??

  10. MiA Says:

    Jtran, the whole show is out in SBD in 360Kbs mp3. Let me know if you need a link. I can probably mediafire it pretty easily.

  11. MiA Says:

    Goodness, this Ghost has me dry humping my office chair.

  12. thedayman Says:

    darien 00 drowned = great study music.

  13. SillyWilly Says:


    one thing I’m learning is that destructive thought patterns can run deeper than I ever imagined before I noticed them.

    the ice berg can be deep, and it takes some serious sunshine to melt it down.

    convalescence is a great thing. but Im not there, yet.

  14. thedayman Says:

    @silly – i wish you nothing but the best in your journey to self enlightenment. i went through some struggles over the course of the last 2-3 years that required me to take a year off from skewl last year. the self destructive thought patterns are soo ingrained, and difficult to turn off. even after i turned them off for a few days, my brain just wanted to recreate that disconnect, and would succeed. believing all the lies.

    self awareness through journaling along with therapy really helped me turn the tide.

    i hope you can come through to the other side, it’s indescribable after being in the black hole.

  15. lumpyhead Says:

    MiA, if you mediafire those, you know what to do.

    ain’t that the truth. but who is?

  16. MiA Says:

  17. Mr. Palmer Says:

    Peyton to Denver is mu guess.

  18. MiA Says:

    I never travel without my diary. One should always have something sensational to read in the train. – Oscar Wilde

  19. Phamily Berzerker Says:

    The conscious mind can only hold one thouht at a time.

    Why not make it a positive thought?

    I get stuck in cycles myself and have deeply obsessive thoughts about various topics. When I catch myself in onve of these loops, I ask become mindful of my position and get real present and ask what relevance those thoughts have around my role in the universe and what I can do to be at my best.

    I have come to beleive I am here to be of service to those who are in need. It helps me get the fuck out of myself. It is hard to be thinking about myself when I am focused on helping some one else. Oddly enough, when I am helping someone else my needs seem to get taken care of.

  20. MiA Says:

    $NSDQ above 3000. Wow. First time since 2000.

  21. Phamily Berzerker Says:

    MiA, your avatar is Hitlerific!

  22. thedayman Says:

    ” I ask become mindful of my position and get real present and ask what relevance those thoughts have around my role in the universe and what I can do to be at my best.”

    ^ this. that is exactly it for me. wow. brilliant @ phamily b. being completely in the moment has allowed me to surrender so many of the downwardly spiraling thought processes that i have engaged in.

    so many of those self destructive thought processes rely on anxiety about the future for me, that when i wholly ground myself in the moment i come to the greatest truth of all: life is process, not result. just be.

  23. MiA Says:

    Um. That’s Walter White. My Thom Yorke looked especially menacing.

  24. Mr. Palmer Says:

    Heisenberg, bitches.

    I love it MIa!.

  25. Type III Jamming Personality Disorder Says:

    silly, even icebergs can go out quickly.

    I’ve never met you and you seem like a really great guy so please don’t take this the wrong way. it may be time to lighten up your load just a tad. I know you are soon to wade out into the woolly wild of “adult” life but it really isn’t as bleak as you seem to paint it. you are clearly a very intelligent, thoughtful person and while there is weight on your shoulders (debt, anxiety, etc.) you have the power to keep that from getting you down. yes, there is a lot about this life that we all wish was better and many things we will all look back on and wish we had done differently. but allowing yourself to get mired in that way of thinking keeps you from really putting yourself out there and experiencing the wonderful things about our world.

    i know you know this. you have clearly caught glimpses of what it means to live an unfettered (or at least unburdened) life. and I’m not suggesting you shrug it all off and say “fuck it, what can I do?” nor am I saying that I haven’t been where you are before. I still remember sitting on that hill at the clifford ball on that magical afternoon, looking out over the crowd and realizing I had to go back to “real life” after that amazing experience, back to a world that wasn’t that idyllic community and back to where all of my problems laid. the trick is to take those good points and marry them with the bad because it is all part of your life. strikes and gutters, peaks and valleys, good guys and bad guys, cops and criminals, doctors and lawyers, but mostly just folks like you and me (to paraphrase CvB).

    I know you are often just bouncing ideas here, working out the arguments that bounce around as you try to figure it all out. so here’s the thing. the more time you spend wondering about how it will work out, the less time you will have to actually go out there and do anything about it. don’t take up too much of your short time on this rock waiting for it to all get better. to be perfectly honest, there are a lot of things about life that flat suck. but there are just as many, hell, more, that are fantastic. enjoy your time here!

    It is perfectly acceptable to have all of these concerns and fears and worry about your life and the direction our world seems to be headed in. but it is also just as acceptable to enjoy it all the same. be. here. now.

    I may have recommended this book to you in the past, but based on your background I’ll link it again. The Peace of the Present. check it out if you have some time. it is a fairly quick read.

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