Ten For Tuesday

Bethel Woods (Michael Mesenbourg)

Mike’s Song -> Breathe Jam ” 10.25.95 II, St.Paul, MN

A relic from the day when “Mike’s Song” had jams. In this Fall ’95 incarnation, Trey annihilates the opening segment moving to his mini kit as the band moves further and further into experimental territory. Slipping into abstraction, they pass smoothly into an instrumental interpretation of Pink Floyd’s “Breathe.”



Simple > McGrupp” 10.26.96 II, Charlotte, NC

This is but one of many standout “Simples” along the road of Fall ’96, and served as the centerpiece of Charlotte’s Fall ’96 stop.



Weekapaug -> Mango Song” 11.25.94 II, Chicago, IL

Concluding our patchwork “Mike’s Groove,” here is the unique segue and song pairing that followed “Harpua” at UIC in Fall ’94.



My Left Toe -> Whipping Post” 7.25.99 II, Noblesville, IN

In a stunning piece of first-set improvisation, Phish built their abstract Summer ’99 vehicle into a legit take on the Allman’s classic. This jam came out of nowhere at the beginning of the show at Deer Creek, foreshadowing one of Summer ’99’s best outings.



Tweezer -> Makisupa” 10.22.95 II, Champaign, IL

Another buck-wild, Fall ’95 throwdown to follow up yesterday’s “Tweezer” from the same tour.



Stash” 12.5.97 II, Cleveland, OH

Behind the dance-party funk of Fall, “Stash” made a huge splash every time it dropped. Here is the second set opener of the consistently underrated show from Cleveland State. Though this version doesn’t stray too far from structure, it absolutely slays from start to finish.

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351 Responses to “Ten For Tuesday”

  1. [Not Tom] Says:

    Just wait til Gail gets the request for holograms. She’ll blow her lid for sure.

  2. [an unrelated] Wilson Says:

    So when Bon Jovi covers Time Turns Elastic at Giants Stadium, the band pays nothing and the stadium pays the fee for phish usage?

  3. poop goblin Says:

    enough time has finally passed

    I’d be down for a late set I TTE

  4. MiA Says:

    Actually, I’m just making a big joke of it. Boss was totally cool. Don’t think it’s a big deal at all. Boss just basically said “No big deal, just thought I’d tell you, people notice when you put on headphones.”

    I said “If you had to listen to what these guys talked about, you’d put on headphones too.”

    You get in at 9?

    Yep, my wife works from 10 to 6 pm, so if I didn’t I wouldn’t ever see her.

    He said “Oh, totally understandable then. Your family comes first.”

    Still …

    Cliff is a d-bag for trying to throw me under the bus even though he wasn’t effective. Jerk.

  5. MiA Says:

    “enough time has finally passed
    I’d be down for a late set I TTE”

    Mike says No.

  6. MiA Says:

    Did Phish have a Zappa look-alike on stage on 12-31-93 during Down with Disease?

  7. purplehumpbacwhale Says:

    that is exactly what they were doing in 2011 with the no TTE – making it a rare bustout. as it should be.

    now all the sudden its like mid-summer 2012 and whoa! they played TTE. thats a surprise.

    and by the time the fun of a bustout wears off, the song will be almost 3/4 of the way over. so its a win-win.

  8. [Not Tom] Says:

    I think they should wait another year.

  9. MiA Says:

    Or two.

  10. [Not Tom] Says:

    ^ it needs to age in the barrel some more.

  11. purplehumpbacwhale Says:

    hahaha i dont think anyone would mind either.

    though coincidentally a few weeks back i realized how long it had been since i heard the song (probly a year?) and listened to the studio version. the song works much better in teh studio though. live it really is tough to get through, its true. can’t help but think of all the songs they aren’t playing while they’re playing TTE

  12. purplehumpbacwhale Says:

    hopefully the obvious rejection of it doesnt discourage them from pursuing the old fashioned orchestral approach to writing though. Joy was fun but the composition aspect sort of stopped at TTE

  13. jonacho Says:

    I know you’re onto TTE now…
    I said after the Gorge that the RnR jam would be a legend.
    It is.
    I consider it sacred territory and will only listen to it when I can give it the full Godzilla stomp treatment.

  14. Jtran Says:

    Wasn’t there a set with TTE and Fluffhead in 2010? Ouch

  15. [an unrelated] Wilson Says:

    I might enjoy TTE more than Joy.

  16. MiA Says:

    I think I need to revisit Alpine ’09.

  17. [Not Tom] Says:

    I always enjoy Fluffhead, especially after Hampton ’09. That single performance will forever be burned into my brain.

    Fluffhead at Deer Creek in ’09 closing the set with lightning synching to the music is burned into the back of my eyes as well.

  18. MiA Says:

    Fluffhead at Indio and at DTE was a heck of a lot of fun.

  19. Phamily Berzerker Says:

    dose cliff.

    I kid. That shit is wrong. The psychological equivalent of rape.

    You could call the power company and have his power turned off for a week…

  20. Mr.Miner Says:

    “enough time has finally passed
    I’d be down for a late set I TTE”
    Mike says No.

    ^ hahahahaha. I’m with Mike…F*&^%K that noise.

  21. [Not Tom] Says:

    Every time I listen to a Maze now, at the point where they come out of the next to the last jam, I expect them to go into the double time that they did in Alpharetta last summer. That should be a permanent change to the tablature.

  22. [Not Tom] Says:

    Also, the insidious growl that comes out of Trey’s guitar just before the first riff of the Dick’s maze should be permanent as well.

  23. Jtran Says:


  24. The light between Says:

    $264 in holds. That means I got four to something. Probably long beach. Hoping sf.

  25. DaNcInG fOoL Says:

    more jams, still less TTE

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