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. Leo Weaver Says:

    word Bingos. I’ve heard of drunken wings, will be more happy to try out dosed wings. 🙂

  2. SillyWilly Says:

    Leo’s Wings ARE God.

  3. Robert Champion Says:

    Duder – You absolutely need to have it done. I use q-tips too but the wax that is building up in your ears over the years is mostly compiled within your ear where a q-tip will never reach. The q-tips that you use to get the wax out of the opening of the ear is visible yes and that is wax that slowly leaks out into a place where you can actually see it. However, the majority of the stuff that is building up is inside your ear where you cannot see and where a q-tip can not reach in any way. Here is what they do…It sounds freaky but it isn’t at all. It’s simple and oh so amazing. I am writing this out because as an avid listener of music both live and studio and as a musician, this has literally changed my life.

    You schedule an appointment with the doctor for what is called an ear irrigation. They sit you down and whip out this thing that looks like something that would be used on a horror movie set from the 50’s. It’s a syringe. They take the syringe and fill it up with water…just water.

    The syringe is so concentrated that when they put it into your ear and shoot the water in there it literally grabs this massive glob of wax and spits it right out into this cup that they make you hold against your ear.

    Now here is the thing….I was having what I thought was an ear infection and really it was just a build up of wax. It was in my left ear. There was nothing (or so I thought) wrong with my right one. I went in to get the irrigation and they did my left ear that was bothering me. A good size gross ass massive ball of wax came shooting out. This is the kicker…They went to do the same procedure to my “good” ear and more wax came out of that than the other ear that was actually giving me problems. In fact, the wax that came out of the good ear was almost two times the size of the shit that cam eout of the bad one.

    I immediately noticed a difference in my hearing….It was like someone cranked up the volume in my head. It was a weird and awesome feeling.

    I went out to the car and turned the stereo on and actually had to turn the volume down on my stereo from it’s previous volume setting because my hearing had improved ten fold. I couldn’t believe the volume that I had to listen to music previously as this had been slowly building for years. As a musician and a producer this has dramatically changed my life in a multitude of ways. Any serious concert goer in the late 20’s or 30’s that has not had this procedure should go and schedule it as soon as they can…

    There is so much wax in there that you never see and that never surfaces. Modern science – The Mystery of water and pressure.

    Jesus Christ kids…End of rant.

  4. Leo Weaver Says:

    For others’ sake I’ll be on the lookout for a wannawook vulturing around the wing plate.

    Re: DC…since both days go on sale at the same time, I’ll try for multiples for one night hoping one of you guys will do the same for a trade. Takers?

  5. BeRad Says:

    Thanks Miner for that Cypress Split > Catapult. Great memories such a great jam revisited twelve years later. I predict that for their thirtieth anniversary they will release Big Cypress DVD and remastered tracks. Can’t wait.

  6. Leo Weaver Says:

    Awww shucks silly. they appreciate the compliment.

  7. voopa Says:

    Hydrogen Peroxide ear wash in the shower FTW.

    Thinking about Portsmouth…really want to check out that venue for some reason…plus, I have friends outside of Charlottesville…tempting, but I should probably save my $$$ for what will inevitably be an expensive combination of flights, rentals and hotels during leg 2.

  8. BingosBrother Says:

    So Robert, would you say that previously, you were only half-listening? 😉

    @MiAW : i am also gunning to be the new AW. 😯

  9. MiA Says:

    Bingos, you can have it. You’re better at being an asshole than me.

  10. MiA Says:

    66-63. Oh boy.

  11. purplehumpbacwhale Says:

    i really wanna have that ear thing done if only for listening to phish jams

  12. IrieWalton Says:

    Go try, Asheville.

    Cue G$$ in 3, 2, 1…

  13. phoammhead Says:

    that was a scare

  14. MiA Says:

    GO LBSU!

  15. tela'smuff Says:

    ear irrigation. had it done last year. CRAZY, a little painful, but well worth it. it looked like some small insect had been living in my ear.

    decisions: do AC, or the entire midwest run? can’t do both.

  16. Mr. Palmer Says:

    What a joke. Cuse deserved to lose. Refs suck donkey balls They will be done by the weekend. They suck without that big idiot clogging up the middle.

  17. MiA Says:

    Tela’s – entire midwest run. Cincy + Blossom + Star Lake = guaranteed to deliver.

  18. Mr. Palmer Says:

    AC- all the cool kids are going. Midwest- sweaty fields and large women..

    the choice is yours.

  19. Duder Says:

    I think I need it badly… plus the pollen season has come fast n furious this year… feels like I’m going deaf, almost

  20. stapes Says:

    Tela’s – well you did agree to be our poster salesman at AV last night so looks like Midwest run.

  21. Leo Weaver Says:

    What Mr. P said telas! You’ll be on the Jersey Shore brah, might even get to meet Sham-woww or whatever her name is…

  22. joe Says:

    AC – large fields and sweaty women

  23. voopa Says:

    lol @ Shamwow

  24. Duder Says:

    more like shamoo

  25. Duder Says:

    AC then WC

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