Let the Madness Begin…

Tourney Time 2012

Enjoy the first round of action today, and here is a powerhouse playlist to rock with or without the ballgames. Also, make sure to cast your vote in Trey Is My Friend’s championship song bracket‘s Round of 32 by the end of today! And then head back for the Sweet 16 tomorrow! In the Phish universe, ticket madness is about to explode over the weekend as all the show of Leg One go on sale in two days! Get your strategies prepared!


Split Open and Melt -> Catapult” 12.31.99 I, Big Cypress, FL

One of the top highlights from Big Cypress—an all-time great.



Reba” 6.13.94 II Kansas City, KS

1994 and “Reba,” a match made in heaven. Here is another stellar version.



Ghost” 8.7.98 I, Raleigh, NC

A first set bomb after the rain stopped at Walnut Creek ’98.



Piper” 8.8.98 II, Columbia, MD

As Phish came back from Europe, after dropping Prague’s 7/6/98 version, “Piper” continued to expand.



Tweezer” 11.3.96 II, Gainesville, FL

A groovy and percussive version with Karl Perazzo; two shows after “Remain In Light” you can already hear the influence of the album’s style.



YEM -> Izabella” 7.26.97 II, Austin, TX

Everyone knows “Tweezabella,” but do you know her sister “YEMabella?”



Stash” 11.13.97 II, Las Vegas, NV

Phish dropped this mammoth “Stash” on the first night of Fall ’97. Funk, what?

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409 Responses to “Let the Madness Begin…”

  1. Type III Jamming Personality Disorder Says:

    honestly haven’t been paying attention to this recruiting cycle since signing day.

  2. SillyWilly Says:

    I wish I had the nerves for that kind of thing, Duder

    but I’m just too anxious for that kind of thing.

    I’d get in trouble by the first set of Worcester, no doubt.

  3. Robert Champion Says:

    sumodie – I had an ear irrigation done last year and after it was done it felt like someone turned up the amplifier on everything around me. 35 years of wax buildup came to a head and it felt like I got a new lease on listening once I got it done. I suggest anyone my age that hasn’t gotten one done to go out and get one ASAP even if you don’t think you have any buildup.

    The shit that they pulled out of my ear was a disgusting beast but the level of hearing that I got back was truly astounding. Everyone should do it at my age.

  4. lastwaltzer Says:


    For two nights that nearly my rent check………. 🙂

  5. phoammhead Says:


    i’ll get back to you after work this evening

    yes, we do need wed portsmouth

  6. Duder Says:

    with your luck silly, probably…

    all in jest.

  7. Robert Champion Says:

    That is why you do it with a group lastwaltzer. Although my wife and I are flying solo this time around. It’s been a good year for us…Time to take a little trip to reward ourselves for being epic parents.

  8. Duder Says:

    @ Robert C

    I use a q-tip every morning.
    @ really high volumes my left ear will start to crackle for a bit then opens up.
    you think i need to have this done?
    42 yrs here

  9. sumodie Says:

    I think last week’s BB tinnitus convo precipitated my ear situation (lol/not lol). Was pretty blase about it till last night’s freak out fest. But if it helps me score Woosta tix, right on!

  10. SillyWilly Says:

    Sometimes I create my own bad luck, Duder

    just not good at hiding emotions.

    no poker face, here

    but i’m decent at euchre…

  11. joe Says:

    …ok, changing gears. EFF Syracuse!

    legal advise tent is a great idea. maybe dress in a robe and powdered wig

  12. BingosBrother Says:

    For the record and just so y’all don’t think I’m some lazy wook who didn’t bother to get tix, my job is in a state of flux right now as far as shift and days off. So, I’ll prob be begging for DC or Alpine or both when the time comes. Please have mercy on a good man. For the record, midnight shift is the supreme suck.

  13. sumodie Says:

    phoamm, yours if you want ’em. talk later…

  14. Duder Says:

    as in Bob?

  15. SillyWilly Says:

    yeah, TypeIII

    shephard was an early enrollee. he’s been in south bend for the spring semester, but decided it wasn’t for him, i guess.

    and carlisle was the SC transfer at halfback.

    ncaa cleared him to play this fall.

  16. MiA Says:

    I see this, and think … Wisconsin dude.


  17. SillyWilly Says:

    robe and powdered wig is a money idea

    call myself Billy the Barrister.

  18. garretc Says:

    My dad had the ear wax thing done a few years ago, said it was revelatory (paraphrased).

    Probably worth at least looking into for all you old fogies!

  19. Leo Weaver Says:

    Thanks to some encouragement from gcub, looks like a return trip to DC is shaping up for me. Excited to see all you midwest kids. That 2fer along with AC, any shows in NC vicinity on leg 2 and maybe Dicks has my summer shaping up pretty well.

  20. SillyWilly Says:

    i’m addicted to q-tips

    the post-shower q-tipping is a must.

    but, im not sure it’s really that helpful.

    it just feels good to me.

  21. MiA Says:

    Just admit it Bingos. You’re a lazy wook that didn’t bother to get his tickets.

    At least you’re not from Wisconsin.

    I feel like, without AW around here, someone needs to step up and “keep it real” around here.

  22. BingosBrother Says:

    I’m gonna dose your wings Leo.

  23. Leo Weaver Says:

    Ear-igation huh? I may need to look into that. ENT doctor can do that I guess? I’ve done the ear candles a few times…amazing what that pulls out.

  24. garretc Says:

    “I’m gonna dose your wings Leo.”

    Those wings are gonna be so high they’ll see god

  25. BingosBrother Says:


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