TTFF: Enter The Ocedoc—August ’10

8.5.06—The Greek (Wendy Rogell)

After only a month off, Phish was back at it again, this time starting out west at Berkeley’s Greek Theatre. Beyond the very creative jamming that took place in the Bay, these shows also welcomed Trey’s newest weapon to the big stage—The Ocedoc. His new guitar completely altered his style of leg one, as he all but abandoning The Whale for more precise runs of notes. The band stopped at Telluride for a couple of shows before moving to the Midwest for Deer Creek and Alpine Valley—the other standout stop of tour. Finishing with two at Jones Beach, the band was gelling like never before in this era and had their sites set on fall tour filled with downsized arenas.


Tweezer” 8.5 II, Berkeley, CA

An underrated version filled with thick, west coast groove.



Simple” 8.6 II, Berkeley, CA

One of the most innovative and gorgeous jams of the year.



Light” 8.7 II, Berkeley, CA

This wide-open masterpiece got my for jam of the summer.



Harry Hood” 8.7 II, Berkeley, CA

A gorgeous version that sounded even better in The Greek’s pristine acoustics.



Piper > Mist” 8.9 II, Telluride, CO

After aborting “Tweezer” in the Rocky Mountains, the band salvaged the set one of the jams of summer in “Piper.”



Carini > Free” 8.10 II, Telluride, CO

The only piece of exploration in a seemingly out-of-place second show of Telluride.



Drowned > Jibboo -> Gin” 8.12 II, Noblesville, IN

This unconventional second-set trifecta anchored Deer Creek’s opening night.



Reba” 8.14 I, East Troy, WI

This version was a toss up with The Greek’s for best of summer.



Down With Disease -> What’s the Use?” 8.14 II, East Troy, WI

A spectacular jam that saw the band execute the most astounding segue of this era.



Ghost > Theme” 8.15 II, East Troy, WI

Nothing crazy, but plenty of great playing.



Legthwise -> Maze” 8.17 II, Wantagh, NY

This early-90’s combo kicked off the second set at Jones Beach



Number Line” 8.17 II, Wantagh, NY

Jones Beach’s “Number Line” bookended the summer’s versions with Blossom’s—perhaps the two best to date.




"YEM" vs "Tweezer"

The votes have been tallied and the two finalists for the title of “The Most Loved Phish Song” are no surprises—”You Enjoy Myself” and “Tweezer.” While “YEM” illustrates Trey’s magnificent early song writing, there has not been a jam in history that has taken us more places than “Tweezer.” This one should be a close battle, and voting is open all the way through Tuesday to get the most accurate count possible. Cast your VOTE NOW at Trey Is My Friend’s Facebook page, and watch the votes pile up!

Semi-Final totals:

“YEM” def. “Harry Hood” —  590 – 519

“Tweezer” def. “Reba”  — 666 – 437


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518 Responses to “TTFF: Enter The Ocedoc—August ’10”

  1. thedayman Says:

    @garret – listening to the msg piper. remember how great this one was in the building? really holds up too, one of my favorite jams of the year. the outro is sublime $$$

  2. Gavinsdad Says:

    “holes before hos”

    -T. Woods after his first win in 2.5 years

  3. garretc Says:

    Yeah dayman, that was the primo, grade-a shit right there. It was like a revelation: yes, they will open things up and blow that building to kingdom come.

    I couldn’t pinpoint the exact moment but there came a point where I realized I could stop worrying about it being cut off, that they were taking that bad boy all the way

  4. Duder Says:

    Arnold Palmer rushed to hospital

  5. JMelby Says:

    Trampled By Turtles getting some love on the BB this morning. Nice Gavinsdad! This next CD is suppose to be quite the departure from the previous ones. Go see them kids. Not Phish, not even close. But a good night of music.

  6. phoammhead Says:

    defeat . . . sucks

  7. kayatosh Says:

    sorry, phoam. at least your team didn’t go down to Lehigh in game 1.

    party on

  8. phoammhead Says:

    right on, kaya. and, it’s just a game.

  9. mia Says:

    I am #3 on the BB madness bracket. I think that’s as good as its gonna get, so I’ll just quit watching the NCAA now.

  10. phoammhead Says:

    it was hard to watch kendall marshall in his suit at the end of the game standing up on the sidelines trying to urge the team to stay in it when the game was essentially over . . . that must hurt

  11. kayatosh Says:


    white wine and bubba


  12. halcyon Says:

    Evening friends. Hope everyone is well.

  13. Type III Jamming Personality Disorder Says:

    phil webcast tonight

    any sources pop up yet of the Bobby and The Hipsters show last night from TRI? dug what I’ve caught after the fact.

  14. sumodie Says:

    James Cameron, the filmmaker whose credits include “Avatar” and “Titanic,” plunged on Sunday in a minisubmarine of his own design to the bottom of the planet’s deepest recess, sinking through the dark waters of the western Pacific to a depth of nearly seven miles.

    He’s the first person in 52 years to descend so deep.

    7 miles deep? Hard to fathom that…

  15. tzara's Says:

    I see what you did there, @sumo.

    Checked out Of Montreal last night, I like them a lot. Leader is one f’ed up dude.

    Island Roses-> Piper to put the finishing touch on resulting hangover.

  16. halcyon Says:

    Akala “Find No Enemy”

    Akala’s lengthy hip-hop poem is somber and clear-eyed in its disappointment with race-relations, global politics, and contemporary culture. And yet it retains both hopefulness and an action-plan. “The only way you can change anything,” he slams, “is to look in the mirror and find no enemy.”

  17. sumodie Says:

    halcyon, how goes baby world? 8)

  18. ThePigSong Says:

    band just came on, free stream

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