Keepin’ the Jams Flowin’

PNC 2011 (Chris LaJaunie)

Wilson -> Antelope” 10.13.95 II, Ft. Worth, TX

Need a kick start to your hump day? Here you go.

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Ghost” 11.19.98 I, Winston-Salem, NC

“Ghost” and 1998 go together like bread and butter. Check out this late first-set version from Winston-Salem.

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Suzie Greenberg > Caspian” 11.13.96 II, Minneapolis, MN

A tremendous jam where the band lets loose on “Suzie.” Maybe they could do this more often?

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Tweezer” 11.3.96 II, Gainesville, FL

Phish kept Karl Perazzo on tour for the Florida shows after Halloween as they began the their transition into a groove machine.

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My Left Toe -> Velvet Sea > Bug” 7.7.99 II, Charlotte, NC

Early in Summer ’99, Phish began working “My Left Toe” into rotation. Here is the second version ever played from late in Charlotte’s second set—a smashing frame of Phish from start to finish.

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Runaway Jim -> Free” 7.18.99 II, Volney, NY

An afternoon delight in the sweltering heat of Oswego.

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Reba” 12.7.95 II, Niagara Falls, NY

Phish’s performance on December 7, 1995, featured all-time versions of “Split,” “Mike’s Groove,” and this spectacular “Reba.”

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Mike’s Song” 10.29.96 II, Tallahassee, FL

With Karl Perazzo on stage for the show before Halloween, the band slips into a “Houses In Motion” jam in this big time “Mike’s Song.”

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Harry Hood” 8.10.97 I, Noblesville, IN

Ending the first set in Deer Creek, Phish played a gorgeous, emotional and divergent “Harry Hood.” If you have never heard this one, put your headphones on.

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268 Responses to “Keepin’ the Jams Flowin’”

  1. Leo Weaver Says:

    What’s up guys? Busy busy busy here. Almost too busy, but like I always say, “Busy pays the bills.” Still finding time to lurk some, spend time with the lady and Wee Weaver, work in the garden, and sleep a little.

    Some interesting convos lately.

    Re: Trey…he’s not insecure, but humbled as telas (I think) mentioned. I also think he’s made a conscious effort to get back to his composer roots, which leaves the jams behind unfortunately. Steam? Pretty composed piece. Score to HoaH? Very composed. He’s getting his kicks writing new Fluffheads, DSkys, and YEMs. Hopefully he gets it out of his system fast and gets back to the good stuff. I do think there’s some reaction to the newer and more mahl’d out crowd that results in more rawk. Last summer, the most glaring in-person example that I recall was Cincy Light>Boogie…Light was really just getting places and was perfectly T’d up, mahl heads were talking, folks (not us jam chasers) were generally losing interest, so Trey pulled the plug and moved into Boogie On…everyone went nuts (again, not us jam chasers). I proceeded to move around, found AW, GP420, DF, and others for a nice long smoke break, and moved on until that hot YEM grabbed my attention again.

    @SW…I tend to agree with the other guys, you probably need to not think a tad more. I came from the exact same camp as MiA (and what I expect is the camp you grew up in)…dad told me, “Son, you’re expected to go to college…and you’re expected to pay for it.” I got a scholarship for tuition and books and took out student loans for rent and spending money (nicely supplemented for four years by the AW method). Then when I graduated, dad told me, “Son, you need a job…I’m completely cutting you off at the end of May.” So I started work 5 days after graduation. I’m in a great place in my life now so I can’t and don’t have any regrets but I do often wonder how things might be different and realize I would’ve really enjoyed taking more time off or doing something to just get by for a few months rather than fast track to Babylon. But that’s not how things happened so no need worrying about it. Just do what you feel is right, whatever it is, and do the best you can at it with a smile on your face and believe in what you do…the rest will come. I was an owner in a successful civil engineering/LA firm when I was 32. Had I taken time off, it’d be a few years later coming, but I would’ve still been in the same place at 40…no doubt about it. You, kid, have what it takes to succeed in whatever you do at whatever pace you want. Quit worrying about…remember, life happens while you’re busy making plans (or worrying). OK, pep talk over.

    That was a long one…sorry guys. Back to grading plans for me.

    And @neems…great to see you around!

  2. Leo Weaver Says:

    Damn, that was a long one. And yes, T3 is right…it’s not what you know, but who you know that gets you places.

  3. Leo Weaver Says:

    Shit, I cleared out the joint wtih my rambling…

  4. tela'smuff Says:

    i’m here for ya Leo. i think today is the deepest i’ve gotten on this board in the 3 years i’ve been posting. i’ll get back to wet wipe discussions.

  5. joe Says:

    It also goes without saying, but I’ll say it anyway. We don’t have to define success as material things either. inner peace with the life you lead and have chosen (says the guy who actually took steps way backward (financially, anyways) in life in my 30’s to try something else that hasn’t quite panned out yet)

  6. poop goblin Says:

    If I could do it over again would have gone to harvard. pimped wall street. became a 1’er and retired to the islands at 25 off my first $5MM

    unfortunately Im pretty sure I didn’t make one good decision in my life until my early 30’s

    I wish at 19 I had the capacity to make long term decisions. couldn’t think past a few hours at that age.

    envy you kids that had your shit together. I’d be fuckin retired right know seeing all the prancer shows I want.

  7. poop goblin Says:

    play the fuckin game. pimp the fuckin game is the best advice I’d give a young fucker. but I’m a capitalist asshole that likes money. get paid the most for your fuckin time as you can bring in. then when your old and rich you can kick cash down to charities to make your liberal self feel better.

    that’s why I don’t have kids. bad advice.

  8. Leo Weaver Says:

    Exactly right Joe. Nobody defines success but YOU. And if you’re worried about how other people define your success, well then, you may want to revisit your priorities. However, it does matter to some extent what your success looks like to your Babylon lords. That’s why I’m my own boss 😉

  9. Leo Weaver Says:

    Kickin it down to the needy while I’m sitting on the deserted south coast of JA puffin spliffs and sippin on rum punches…that’s the goal of my liberal ass self right there.

  10. Leo Weaver Says:

    Hey telas…still got that seat in the minivan? The wheels are turnin pretty fast.

  11. poop goblin Says:

    also SW

    I’m a uneducated wook that barely speaks english and still have been successful at the few jobs I’ve had.

    80% of America are ridiculously lazy and incompetent. it’s not very hard to compete here. you really can start whenever you feel like it.

  12. Leo Weaver Says:

    Reba above is vere niiice. Warp speed composed section. This Hood is hitting the spot as well. It’s great when I get the office to myself and can crank the Phish to proper levels. If only I’d brought my pouch…

  13. Selector J Says:

    @Silly
    Life advice? Let Bob tell it.

  14. tela'smuff Says:

    for sure Leo. i haven’t given up on ya. still working Robear a bit as well. shit, we’ll pack the van if we have to.

    there must be a way the BB could create a business where it’s a combined microbrewery, mmj shop, disc golf course, and live music venue, all on the same property. that’s where we have to put our collective effort. we have builders, landscapers, insurance, finance, foreign relations, bankers, farmers, etc. certainly we could pull this off.

  15. Leo Weaver Says:

    Sounds like a plan to me telas. I think Robear does some real estate stuff…why don’t you and him start looking for property. And AW can bankroll it after he buys the BB gulfstream. Or maybe Palmer’s buddy would be interested.

  16. alf Says:

    Phish

    Dick’s Sporting Goods Park – Aug 31st -Sept 2nd

    Presale: Friday, April 27th 10a-10p Code: DSGP

    Public On-Sale: Saturday, April 28th at 10:00AM

  17. alf Says:

    ^tickethorse

  18. snowbank Says:

    damn, I love give @SW advice days. Anything to help SW on his journey is time well spent. Sad thing is that I wasn’t even that productive today.

    i still think my mom gave me the best advice… find something that you love and do it so well that someone will pay you. It’s a quote from someone else that I can’t remember. I would add one extra clause… ‘and don’t worry about anybody or anything else’. your own morals/goals/ambitions matter but nobody else’s.

    I agree @poog.. would have been nice to play the game, make $$ and be set. But if we did that, we wouldn’t be who we are. I would rather you be who you are.

    I was really stopping in to say that I still really wish that phish would play Turd on the Run and blow it out. It builds so good and just needs someone to kick it into that next gear and it would melt face.

    also, Marley documentary is 2+ hours of pure pleasure… well, except towards the end when you know he has to die. just a great movie. The music sounds better in the movie than it does on any albums that I have.

    Hope everyone is well. long live the BB.

  19. Gavinsdad Says:

    Nice post back there Leo and others too. I had no sense for years…def was AW style to a lesser extent (mebbe) but I just liked a particular lifestyle. I am always impressed with the brains of this board. Some extremely bright people here and serious subject matter expertise.

    SW – you just need to take an adventure so you create a baseline or benchmark to compare things to. If you don’t like the first post school adventure…try another flavor/type. If you like it, find another like it. Baby steps too. Only a few people on this board knew what they wanted to be when they grew up as far as I can tell. And it took me quite a few years (very many) to collide with a job that had something to do with subject matters that were dear to me. Nice and easy bud.

  20. joe Says:

    punctuation changes meaning: subject matters that were dear to me, Nice and easy bud.

  21. BingosBrother Says:

    It took me longer than it should have to figure out that what made me happy was making other people happy. When I consciously practice that on a daily basis, great things happen for myself and others. Trying to teach my kids this lesson, so that they can see that positive vibrations are real and every small decision you make matters. Maybe that small wave you created by giving someone a hug or a smile the moment they could really use one won’t affect anyone but yourself and that person for now, but it has the chance to create a bigger positive wave and on and on. Vive la BB.

  22. SillyWilly Says:

    Just wanted to say thanks for all the advice and posts to everyone AW, Telas, Leo, Gdad, IW, Snow

    Anyone else I’m missing

    I didn’t mean to post and bail. Got caught up with work and school

    With my deepest sincerity I want you all to know that your advice thoroughly enhances my perspective.

    I don’t want anyone to feel like the big bro, but the reason I feel so comfortable asking and talking about the big life issues with you all is that I love everyones authenticity and originality.
    Reading @AWs posts about his own path reminds me how much time there really is. Plus, AW you’ve always given me great advice on the board and in person as it relates to getting my shit together. Its great to talk to someone who’s seen both sides

    Thanks for reminding me to not overthink so many things, Telas and Leo. I do overthink tthings often and I miss things right in front of my face

    And thanks Gdad for the advice about babysteps. I’ve always felt a deep comfort around you, man, for the peace and calm that seems to surround you and the people you come into contact with.

    Thanks for all the wisdom, kids.

  23. MiA Says:

    Great reading today. Nice post SW. Very classy and genuine.

  24. tela'smuff Says:

    hell yeah Silly..

    on that note, my wet wipes usage seems to have doubled. i think i need to go into rehab.

  25. Leo Weaver Says:

    Classy and genuine SW indeed, even showing up in a suit and tie on the bookface…with the SLF???

    Words of wisdom Bingos. I wish everyone would pass that lesson onto their kids. The world would be a completely different place in a generation.

    thanks @alf for the tip. Gotta coordinate things Friday morning to get tix secured. Gonna see you in the minivan, yeah?

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