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!

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

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

[audio:http://phishthoughts.com/wp-content/uploads/2009/09/ph99-12-31d2t01.mp3,http://phishthoughts.com/wp-content/uploads/2009/09/ph99-12-31d2t02.mp3]

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Reba” 6.13.94 II Kansas City, KS

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

[audio:http://phishthoughts.com/wp-content/uploads/2011/02/ph1994-06-13d2t03.mp3]

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Ghost” 8.7.98 I, Raleigh, NC

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

[audio:http://phishthoughts.com/wp-content/uploads/2011/02/1998-08-07-Ghost-1998-08-07-Walnut-Creek-Amphitheatre-Raleigh-NC.mp3]

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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.

[audio:http://phishthoughts.com/wp-content/uploads/2011/05/ph1998-08-08d2t04.mp3]

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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.

[audio:http://phishthoughts.com/wp-content/uploads/2010/09/Track-05-6.mp3]

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YEM -> Izabella” 7.26.97 II, Austin, TX

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

[audio:http://phishthoughts.com/wp-content/uploads/2010/02/ph97-07-26d1t08.mp3,http://phishthoughts.com/wp-content/uploads/2010/02/ph97-07-26d1t09.mp3]

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Stash” 11.13.97 II, Las Vegas, NV

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

[audio:http://phishthoughts.com/wp-content/uploads/2010/02/2-03-Track-03.mp3] Tags: ,

409 Responses to “Let the Madness Begin…”

  1. MiA Says:

    TIII, so VCU won?

  2. Type III Jamming Personality Disorder Says:

    @mia
    no, but they made the Elite 8. there’s been some solid Richmond shows, but Hartford (UConn) beat them out. FInal Four was UNLV, Louisville, Wisconsin (OJ show put it over the top of Cincy for me but that was a very tough call due to Cincy’s Phishtory), and Temple. Wisco wins over L’ville.

    now that I look at it again, you could do that so many ways with all of the phish history in all of these college towns…

  3. Bwana Says:

    testing testing… my posts have all been eaten this morning

  4. Bwana Says:

    ahh, there’s one. no pav luck in AV presale. i got in pretty quick and it seemed like only lawns for both days…

    ::goes back to lurking::

  5. halcyon Says:

    Great Great Show Selector!

  6. Spasm Waiter Says:

    Fresh jams are all we ask for…

  7. DukeOfLizards Says:

    @T3

    Who do you have beating LIU? With versatile power forward 4/2/98, triple-threat small forward 2/28/03, speedy young PG 8/17/2010, and first-team All-Phish big man 4/3/98 creating problems all over the floor for opposition, they look like a tough team to beat.

  8. Jtran Says:

    Productivity decrease begin

  9. DukeOfLizards Says:

    *problems for the opposition all over the floor

    Grammar’d.

  10. Spasm Waiter Says:

    Sweet staccato work at the start of the Reba jam today. GReat jam all together. Goes to some really interesting places.

  11. dusty Says:

    Lucky in one way I get to watch March Madness at work. Unlucky if anything with Turners streaming breaks as I’m on call. I love their vid viewer with the boss button.

    thanks Miner for digging up that Austin Isabella. Good memories.

  12. Gavinsdad Says:

    Cristal wulf

  13. Phamily Berzerker Says:

    wulf’d

  14. halcyon Says:

    Wulf! This is a blazing C & P.

  15. Kaveh Says:

    This is the Coral Sky version. #wulf’d

  16. IrieWalton Says:

    One of the best days in the sporting calendar for sure.

    Loving it and even more so working for an employer that sets up a viewing station with multiple tvs, free food, and drinks.

    Also, gotta give props to @MiA for his “made of wood” rec. sick, funky piano tunes. Can’t really describe it, but it’s awesome.

  17. halcyon Says:

    Brain Meltage commence

  18. Type III Jamming Personality Disorder Says:

    @duke
    I think I had them losing in an upset to Memphis. I love me some Island Tour and 2003, but that Memphis 99 show is redic. plus there’s the Mud Island Tweezer, the Gazaway sit-in from Fall 96, and that epic one setter they played in 91 😉

  19. Kaveh Says:

    One of the best days in the sporting calendar for sure.

    ^THIS!

  20. Dr Pronoia Says:

    I’m worried about my priorities recognizing how despondent I am that I’m going to be missing wisco this afternoon and all the other games this week, and I can’t try for tickets either

    Both my life escapes are pulled away from me. Damn you time Warner for making me such a junky

    And I can’t do wireless for on sale cuz I’m on daddy duty and have to be home

  21. Dr Pronoia Says:

    I’m worried about my priorities recognizing how despondent I am that I’m going to be missing wisco this afternoon and all the other games this week, and I can’t try for tickets either

    Both my life escapes are pulled away from me. Damn you time Warner for making me such a junky

    And I can’t do wireless for on sale cuz I’m on daddy duty and have to be home

  22. DukeOfLizards Says:

    @DrP

    FUCK Time Warner.

    What shows are you looking for?

  23. dorn76 Says:

    I love the dissonant, slightly edgy notes in this Reba jam.

  24. RoosterPizza Says:

    Perazzo does work on the cowbell during Coral Sky Crosseyed and Painless. haha, cracks me up

  25. Type III Jamming Personality Disorder Says:

    WOW. the Bills just landed Mario Williams! They actually spent some money in a constructive manner?!?

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