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. BTB Says:

    eating boogers = recycling

    Nothing to be ashamed of

  2. Jtran Says:

    Just sent an old Deadhead friend from UT (i.e. was at Europe 72, Cornell 77, etc) a couple Phish shows to be a primer for his second show at SPAC this summer. He lives right in Saratoga 1/2 the year, UT the other 1/2. He saw one of the June 10 shows and really enjoyed it.


    I think he’ll like those picks

  3. Lycanthropist Says:

    Good morning BB.

    Just read yesterday’s article Miner, well worded as usual. It was nice to have an article to read, not that the tune selections haven’t been wonderful, but I have missed the daily read.

    How goes it with all you fine people. Seems like it’s been ages since I posted round here…

  4. Lycanthropist Says:

    I like those pics @ jtran

  5. marcoesq Says:

    Wow, great info Literringland. This is the only feedback I had..

  6. Kaveh Says:

    Everytime I listen to this Corrina; I just wish they would play it more. Perfect mid-first set summer song.

  7. Type III Jamming Personality Disorder Says:

    this one is my fav, marco

  8. Robear Says:

    My favorite aspect of the Kony scam? All the black music stars, with multi carat diamonds in their ears, suddenly concerned about the African continent.

    ‘If you’re not cynical, you’re not paying attention’

    ^thats my slogan for the ‘None of the above’ campaign.

  9. SillyWilly Says:

    I think even more importantly than the specific money that is lost in that phoney thing Litteringand just reported is the destruction of confidence in giving and charity.

    What’s that we always hear?: “I can’t help because it does no good.”

    these problems prove this statement right, and it’s so very sad.

  10. verno329 Says:

    Buckle up JTran, the Big Black Furry Antelope is a beast

  11. GhostDog Says:

    Timber Ho! upset going down…


    Show me a Fluff that can oust those.

    Whoa this Timber’s gotta roll!

  12. dorn76 Says:

    Been watching this 10-21-95 vid this morn…Youtuber was kind enough to up the whole thing in parts.

  13. voopa Says:

    Usually around this time of year I’m sick of the rain, but only the third storm of the season or so is moving in right now and I can’t wait!

    Could be a heavy one too, they’re predicting over 6 inches of rain in some areas of the valley…which would definitely cause some flooding, so this will be an interesting couple of days.

  14. Robear Says:

    Just learned a guy from the last community I lived in suddenly dropped dead. Seizures or something. 5 school aged kids. Phuct

  15. litteringand Says:

    The expoltation of the labor force is pretty epic when compared with the company’s “mission statement”. I’m referring to my current place of employment.

  16. SillyWilly Says:

    peace sent to you, Robear

    and your friend’s family and community.

  17. Al Says:

    It seems really weird to me that Timber Ho 7/26/97 and a person dropping dead are mentioned on the same page today. I remember listing to Timber Ho 7/26/97 for about two days in a row and a day later, my father dropped dead – heart attack. I’ve never listened to that Timber Ho again since then. It’s been 5 years now…

  18. Guyute711 Says:

    I firmly support pork on pork crime GP420.

  19. marcoesq Says:

    Whenever no one comments for more than like 2min, I always suspect there’s a new article up and I’m talking to myself

  20. marcoesq Says:

    Al and robear, awful to hear. condolences.

  21. MiA Says:

    I think it’s a great read. I find aljazeera to be a great even handed source of news.

    The above link is a criticism, but IMO worth reading for the “other” side of the story.

    … this group’s approach: the warmongering, the narcissism, the commercialisation, the reductive and one-sided story they tell, their portrayal of Africans as helpless children in need of rescue by white Americans.

    First, because Invisible Children’s campaign is a symptom, not a cause. It is an excuse that the US government has gladly adopted in order to help justify the expansion of their military presence in central Africa. Invisible Children are “useful idiots”, being used by those in the US government who seek to militarise Africa, to send more and more weapons and military aid, and to bolster the power of states who are US allies.

    The most significant problem people face is over land. Land speculators and so-called investors, many foreign, in collaboration with the Ugandan government and military, are grabbing the land of the Acholi people, land that the Acholi were forced from a decade ago, when the government herded them into internment camps.

  22. DryIceFactory Says:

    anyone got credit card holds yet?

  23. Dr. Jimmy Says:

    No holds here.

  24. verno329 Says:

    Thanks for the link MiA. Added to my Instapaper for reading this evening.

  25. viola Says:

    miami 09 is great

    cant believe that the jesus left chicagi isnt mentioned. the boys absolutely rip jesus and then the trey solo ‘gone’ later in the set is strewn wit emotion and as a one timer its one of their finest.

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