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:

    mornin’ peeps
    looking forward to the Selecta Dad Hour

    and then spinning these tunes. thanks, Miner!

    hey, did you guys see that Op Ed everyone is talking about? Total shock that he would leave the Empire.

    also, for Kaveh and the other gearheads

  2. MiA Says:

    T3 with the great humor this morning.

  3. MiA Says:

    Hopefully GDad didn’t touch the tequila. We know what that does.

  4. MiA Says:

    After some coffee…


  5. Jtran Says:

    Morning comrades


  6. Guyute711 Says:

    The Catamounts are going to stomp UNC. 🙂

  7. Selector J Says:

    @MiA Indeed. Especially if he went to a Hardproof show. Live afrobeat and tequila mix all too well…

  8. Jtran Says:

    very true g7, very true

  9. Dr Pronoia Says:

    Whoever recommended the book A Heart Blown Open, thank you. Very good read so far

    I bitched about it last night but my cable is out til Saturday afternoon, meaning no march madness except on iPad, but worse, no Internet for on sale

    So if anyone got everything they needed and feels like trying for 2 for July 4th at jones beach for me tomorrow, I’d be very very appreciative

    I trust in the BB magic so I know it will all shake out eventually but it’d be nice to have some tix in hand

  10. SillyWilly Says:

    Good morning kids!

    I’m “watching” Sel J’s show right now

    watching the playlist update, and reading the comments.

    haha. audio withdrawal.

    @Dr. Pro

    can you go to somewhere with wifi or is that not safe? (sorry if that’s too obvi of an idea)

    And how is Quinn doing?

  11. BTB Says:

    **random reggae artist plug**

    If any of ya’ll haven’t checked out Jimmy Cliff’s life work…shit is so dope. Guy was a genius.

  12. SillyWilly Says:

    @TypeIII and other climbers

    I tried slacklining with my girl at a park last night

    I stood up on my own.

    tomorrow my goal is 2 steps.

    it’s super hard, but super fun.

    it must have been really funny to watch me yesterday. My girlfriend got about 3/4s of the way across and then she has to help me stand up.

    I was playing hard, though. Left it all out on the field.

  13. Kaveh Says:

    Morning BBers!

    Going to be a great day: Happy Birthday to my Mrs. (mom and Phil Lesh); Phish tickets today and SelectorJ!

    No dice on the lottery.

  14. Jtran Says:

    gdad in studio llfa


  15. SillyWilly Says:

    word, BTB.

    Sel J turned me on to one of the greatest sounding albums I’ve heard in a long time a couple days ago:

    The Mighty Threes: Africa Shall Stretch Forth Her Hand

    I think it’s changing my life. straight up. haha

  16. Guyute711 Says:

    Gdad in the heezy

  17. voopa Says:

    >>LiveNation App<<

  18. SillyWilly Says:


    i wish i was listening so bad.

  19. Type III Jamming Personality Disorder Says:

    Guy was is a genius.

    don’t put him in the grave just yet!

  20. SillyWilly Says:

    celebrity sit-ins.

  21. BTB Says:

    good point, he’s not dead!!! In fact, he still rocks out. I saw him performing at Radio City Music Hall on VH1 a couple weeks back. He’s still got it.

  22. Gavinsdad Says:

    Sel J run tings seen

  23. Spasm Waiter Says:

    Hey folks- Go cats. Nice selecta today.

  24. Jtran Says:

    soccer people: crazy new info on the Egypt riot from a little while back. Unreal.


  25. SillyWilly Says:

    If Vermont wins today, Phish owes us a surprise spring celebration run

    it’s only fair.

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