TTFF: Grab Bag II

Denver 2011 (Charles Bridwell)

Tweezer” 7.8.03 I, Chula Vista, CA

A scorching daylight version—the fourth song of the show.

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Reba > Walk Away” 10.29.98 II, Los Angeles, CA

During the first second set of Fall ’98, Phish illustrated the musical direction the tour would take with this jam.

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Split Open and Melt” 7.12.99 I, Mansfield, MA

A funked-out first setter amidst a gorgeous sunset at Great Woods.

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Mike’s > Keyboard Cavalry” 11.21.95 II Winston-Salem, NC

In a new Miner/Trey Is My Friend joint—Phish Loops—some hidden gems have been unearthed by a series of master “chefs.” This “Mike’s Song” is one of these gems, and its last few minutes are worth the price of admission on their own. Come check out the page!

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Bathtub Gin” 9.29.00 I Las Vegas, NV

This bangin’ first set version was the highlight of Vegas’ entire two-night stand.

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Piper > Mist” Atlanta, GA 7.26.03 II

One of many outstanding “Pipers” from Summer ’03.

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Ghost” 9.8.00 I, Albany, NY

In the very first set of Fall ‘0o, the band threw down this, largely, under-the-radar jam.

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Run Like an Antelope” 5.16.94 II, Los Angeles, CA

Ever hear of this beast from The Wiltern?

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425 Responses to “TTFF: Grab Bag II”

  1. Stir it with a ladle Says:

    Posters!!,!

  2. dognamedwilson Says:

    Small compared to what duder? Compared to the amount of territory our federal gov is capable of administering? That would be a huge ass country! Fewer wars and more rioting I’d suppose.

    Conversely, the states’ rights our founders advocated was not unlike that enjoyed by the Slavic state after Tito died. People were unified under a common enemy. He dies, they erect borders -> war

    Glad we found a (relative) balance that works(ish) [for now]

    Lotta grey area in there

  3. sumodie Says:

    Nice levon helm tribute on npr’s fresh air tonite

    kinda surprised at how much press levon’s passing has generated. As much as i love the band’s work, i guess i never understood the depth to which levon impacted folks beyond simply his work with the band

    glad i caught a few of his solo shows when he toured with phil&f in 08

    Tonite’s fresh air tribute has piqued my interest in his two dirt farmer albums

  4. sumodie Says:

    And no one says this but internally i can’t help but think, DON’T FUCKING SMOKE!

    I’ve known too many family members & friends cut down early because of smoking

    (I also know how hard it is to change one’s behavior..so…?…)

    RIP Levon, & thank you

  5. garretc Says:

    06/09/76 High Time… Top notch

  6. Gavinsdad Says:

    Can’t say that I have had a band overtake me more in the past 5 years than The Band. I too was able to catch Levon at mtn jam and open for PAF in 08 and those were very special moments as dudes health was failing even then.

    The byproducts of his musical reach are legion…lot of great family showed up for those rambles and look at the class act Larry Campbell is. (who I remember from the earliest 90s in Dylan’s band)

    I just love the storytelling and the earnestness of Levon. Classy motherfucker. Hope he’s resting in peace.

  7. tzara's Says:

    Good evening, gents. Rolling the Last Waltz DVD tonight. And drinking a little pink wine I made. I’m secure in my manliness though. RIP Levon!

  8. MiA Says:

    Off to see Black Joe Lewis. Should be a fun night.

  9. MiA Says:

    There is nothing wrong with pink wine. As long as its not marketed as white Zinfandel.

  10. tzara's Says:

    Ha MiA, no way. Grenache and mourvedre only and bone dry just like in Provence. Come by for some grilling and rosay this summer.

  11. jonacho Says:

    Late to the game on this one –
    this Reba>Walk Away is scary and good.
    Definitely a foreshadowing of the Vegas Wolfmans.
    thats good

  12. joe Says:

    Out of weed for 4/20. Time to turn in my stoner credentials.

  13. MiA Says:

    Non-Stoner fuck!

  14. tzara's Says:

    Robbie Robertson >>> Eric Clapton IMO. He just cut the shit out of him on this Chuck Berry tune.

  15. plord Says:

    Just back from the Bill Monroe tribute at the Flynn with Mr. 8, who stayed up way past his bedtime.

    Pete Rowan in very fine voice, Tony Rice doing his “understated overplaying” thing, Jason Carter on fiddle, and a bunch of McCoury’s rounding out the band. Rice can rip it, Carter had some nice lines, but Ronnie McCoury was the guy who killed it.

    All Monroe tunes, all night long. Short on Rowan-banter. A song dedicated to the memory of Earl Scruggs. Nicely done all around and the boy stayed up 3 hours past his bedtime to enjoy it with me.

  16. Bwana Says:

    the 9:40 mark of SBIX’s Reba, $$$ licks by Red

  17. Bwana Says:

    Re: silly and kaya’s earlier poetry talk

    “there’s an interesting clash of egotism vs. creativity that happens when you try to create. the question is: ‘Do I have anything worthwhile to say? Am I confident (arrogant) enough to think this even any good?’ ”

    “Your art is an offering. It’s bigger than you. Your creations are not all about you.”

    I’ve often felt that clash, too — causes me to go in and out of writing. Reminds me of an Ed Abbey quote that I won’t quote b/c I don’t remember it — but along the lines of him only writing when he was pissed/angry/alone/unhappy etc… When he was happy he said he never really felt like writing, he was too in the moment being happy.

    I got into writing spoken word and performing them for a bit in my mid 20s. Somehow the above mentioned clash has quieted me alot since then. But occasionally channeling something more mysterious inspires good words, often inspired by nostalgia…

    ”green river daydreams” — winter 2001

    my thoughts fall
    into the space
    where reflections on water
    meet the shadow’s edge of canyons walls

    as the sun sets,
    this line
    holds
    the time of the moment,
    then passes on

    I follow
    this line
    with my body,
    feeling the warmth of light,
    and the cool of shade

    hours later
    I find myself
    resting still,
    along the river’s edge,
    the reflection of the rising moon
    awakening me from a trance…

  18. ThePigSong Says:

    Morning kids, already off work and it’s gonna be a good weekend. Sweet Water 420 fest this afternoon, Mickey Hart band w/ Schools this afternoon. Not sure what to expect, but it’s free an there is lots of beer involved so naturally, I’m down.

    Have a good one

  19. mike in austin Says:

    I’m wearing a shirt that says “The world is my ashtray”
    our hearts pump dust and our hair is all grey
    and I just got a message saying Hell has frozen over
    Got a phone call from the Lord saying “Boy, go get a sweater right now”

  20. joe Says:

    the bb has ruined my dreams: Had a dream last night I was at a phish show in Dayton (never been but have seen the arena for hoops games). I had this sweet space to chill on the side of the stage. So far, so good. Then they start playing a jamless tweezer and I just felt disappointed and sad about the whole thing.

  21. ThePigSong Says:

    I saw a sign in the train advertising to rid you of your HIV induced belly fat, is that really the extent of HIV now adays? If so that makes me happy, bravo to science.

  22. Bwana Says:

    Record Store Day! I’m shoppin at Rock-It-Man in Flagstaff, AZ — the countdown to opening is on. I’m keeping an eye out for Lee “Scratch” Perry (red green yellow 3 vinyl set), Tinariwen, Shabazz Palaces, Dead ’72, Thievery Corp., and of course Junta, hopefully one with the Pollock!

  23. Robear Says:

    Hey all! MS walk today. Looks to be warm and sunny. Jah Bless!

    Come on Flyers! We want Trey all giddy for tour.

  24. Robear Says:

    Guess I should look outside before posting. Still cool and gray. Come on Sun!

  25. verno329 Says:

    Been an enjoyable last 24 hours. Picked up a new TV yesterday and broke it in with the video of 12/9/95 YEM last night and may have figured out a way for me to do Atlantic City. Hoping to keep this streak going. Enjoy your Saturday everyone!

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