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. gavinsdad Says:

    almost time for my speech, er, rampant speculating!

    (everyone gets tix, fan base smaller, gavinsdad talks about 8000 seat theaters; everyone gets lawns, gavinsdad talks about the perils of ptbm and says he’ll help w public onsale; nobody gets tix (unlikely), gavinsdad reassures everyone that they’re all “in the building”, talks about tenacity in re: the ticket hunt, reminds everyone except the 5 to 7 people that didn’t get into MSG NYE that there is no way they’ll get shut out; everyone on the BB reminds everyone else on the BB that “the BB provides”)

  2. gavinsdad Says:

    ^but seriously, PORTLAND OR leg 2 Muh’fuckas!

  3. Type III Jamming Personality Disorder Says:

    not entirely sure, but I think gdad just kangfirmed that he has worcester floors for me. thanks, dude!

  4. Kaveh Says:

    Finally got my BB bracket done…jebus…a long time this year…the only one I’m filling out this year.

  5. lumpyhead Says:

    gavinsdad Says:
    March 13th, 2012 at 6:50 pm
    ^but seriously, PORTLAND OR leg 2 Muh’fuckas!

    you know something we don’t or just willing it true?

  6. MiA Says:

    My triannual posting.

    Gdad is the man.

    That is all.

  7. vegas wolfmans Says:

    @sumo- me too re: Wooden Shjips. Infectious.

    @t3jpd- me too re: 9-12-99 Gin- love it.

    @bingos- me too re: rubbing junk on inanimate objects (furniture, etc..)

    @gdiddy- fuck yes re: phishlandia- I’m hearing the same thing.

    So basically I have nothing to add to this conversation.

  8. gavinsdad Says:

    ^nah lumpy i just wanna go to portland for some shows.

  9. MiA Says:


  10. Kaveh Says:

    12.29.98 is now seeding.

    12.13.97 is coming along nicely.

  11. Kaveh Says:

    rubbing junk on inanimate objects (furniture, etc..)

    ^ good Lord!

  12. lumpyhead Says:

    you and me both Gdiddy.

  13. angryjoggerz Says:

    This warm weather is getting into my blood, as is the HWS box set… resulting in me all of a sudden thinking it would be doable to go Chicago>Cinci>PA>Blossom>Chicago in 4 days. Things that make ya go hmmmm

  14. Kaveh Says:

    Fighting the urge to check my CC for holds. Patience grasshopper….must drink more beer.

  15. MiA Says:

    Doing Cincy, star lake, blossom AJ!

  16. thedayman Says:

    toyota park 10 ghost – one of my faves from this era. quality shuffle find

  17. angryjoggerz Says:

    MiA! Woot. That help the cause. I have not tickets, that does not help the cause.

  18. plord Says:

    9 million degrees in the Newark airport tonight. Brutal.

    Didn’t check for a hold, yet. Put in for Woosta and SPAC only and will have to beg and plead to hit them all if I er, hit them all.

    Listened to 4 diff live versions of Rocket in my Pocket and remain convinced that it has no time signature, it’s all played purely by feel; meaning that any horn section backing it is hella tight yo. Drummer too but shit any drum circle can hold down a no time signature jam. I keed, I keed.

    And and and! I just gave up two precious days of my life to be trained by my corporate master that my actual owners are the institutional investors! May they be merciful and kind! All praise and glory be to the share price! Yes in fact they went there, without shame or guile.

    Fuck capitalism with harpoons…

  19. MiA Says:

    I’m going for Pavs. on Friday and Saturday. I can buy them on the lot if I have to.

    Not stressed about tickets at all anymore. At all.

    Should have gone for some Portsmouth’s on here for folks though. Kinda screwed up there.

  20. DukeOfLizards Says:

    Jimmy: And And fucking And?

    Derek: Well Ray’s thinking of putting an exclamation mark after the second And. He says it’d look deadly on the posters.

  21. MiA Says:

    Outspan: “You don’t like it? You think it should go at the end?”
    Jimmy: “I think it should go up his arse.”

    Just read The Sloping Companion blog.

    Let me sum it up for you:

    RC: phish fans think they know so much and they really don’t know anything. Can’t we just enjoy the music?


  22. MiA Says:

    I appreciate Miners ministrations all the more now.

  23. dognamedwilson Says:


    Does your copy of CS96 free of the audio issues reported when it came out? Several glitches but the worst is a bad skip during Stash that seems to have affected every first run copy, according to Phish inc (as politely explained to me in the context of, “no, we’re keeping your money”.)

  24. dognamedwilson Says:

    Is=does, obv

  25. thedayman Says:

    studio waves is a masterpiece.

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