TTFF: Relax

6.12.11 - Merriweather (Graham Lucas)

Gumbo” 7.22.03 I, Noblesville, IN

A hugely cathartic first set jam that doesn’t get its proper due. Welcome to Friday.


Reba” 8.2.03 I, Limestone, ME

There’s nothing quite like a daytime “Reba” in Limestone. And this one has a post hiatus twist.



After Midnight Reprise”  12.31.99, Big Cypress, FL

The peak of the Big Cypress’ marathon set which came out of “Drowned.”



Horn” 7.15.98 I, Portland, OR

A beauty spawned out of nowhere.



Slave to the Traffic Light” 6.15.95 II, Atlanta, GA

A patient and slowly unfolding gem.



If I Could” 12.29.94 I, Providence, RI

Trey and Page come together in a poignant and powerful version.



Tweezer” 8.1.99 II, Niigata, JP

Slow and melodic in the Field of Heaven.



Prince Caspian” 7.31.99 II, Niigata, JP

You know the “2001 -> Bowie” from this set, but do you know this crushing “Caspian?” I kid you not.



You Enjoy Myself” 6.9.00 E, Tokyo, JP

A hearty helping of laid-back funk was served as the encore of Japan 2000’s first show.



Harry Hood” 9.11.99 II, George, WA

There’s nothing quite like a “Hood” at The Gorge. This one is big time.

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875 Responses to “TTFF: Relax”

  1. MiA Says:

    I lived near similar woods. Awesome BB.

  2. Selector J Says:
    +1 Noah
    +1 Obama
    “I’m 49 years old, son!”

  3. Jtran Says:

    afternoon TT party

  4. Selector J Says:

    (I’m leaving. No need to vacate the BB for 30+ minutes.)

  5. BingosBrother Says:

    “Stay away from the railroad tracks!!!” Sure I will, sure I will.

    Word. Tracks were my 2nd favorite place. Only had one close call. My brothers bike got stuck and he panicked and wouldn’t let go. i threw him off the tracks, then his bike, then I dove. Missed me by a split second. good times. what a life.

  6. snowbank Says:

    My childhood house was in the woods just outside of town. That is why I got poison Ivy all the time. I feel bad that my daughter won’t get to grow up in the woods. Luckily, there are some nice parks around. My favorite activity was building damns in the creek. And building forts too. tough call, really.

    In other news, sundresses + reemergence of the “air freshener’ have me distracted and it is not even noon. There are actually quite a few good places to install a pole in the office and just make it official.

  7. Guyute711 Says:

    I still can’t believe I didn’t derail a train. I am pretty sure I broke the windows of a few new cars.

  8. bouncin fan Says:

    It’s kinda funny I always hated MSG. I hate huge venues and especially one’s that don’t have GA floors. I’ve been at some legendary shows in that building but always hated the room.

    Used to get tons of shit around here for dissing on MSG.

    Now everyone hates it. I was just a bit early I guess.

    Rumors goin around MSG NYE locked up for a while.

  9. Guyute711 Says:

    I was just bitching about MSG last night, that place sucks. That can’t even light up the fucking ends of the ice for a hockey game. Guys are playing in the shadows.

  10. lumpyhead Says:

    ^ Link to prove what bouncin fan just said.

  11. kayatosh Says:

    poison ivy loved me

  12. Guyute711 Says:

    I never really had a problem with poison ivy growing up which is surprising since I was always in the woods. Since I moved to Charlotte I have had it twice. I have poison ivy as we speak.

  13. dorn76 Says:

    @snow, I meant to chime in last week and thank you for the hilarious office stories.

    “I really want a bite of Sommer’s sandwich” had me spitting out coffee.

  14. BingosBrother Says:

    Poison Oak was my shit. Also the song that got me into Bright Eyes and still one of my all time favorites.

  15. kayatosh Says:

    seems everybody had a woods

  16. MiA Says:

    I had a woods with porn. Neighbor’s Dad was living large. Tennis Courts, Swimming Pool, Trampoline, had a Ferrari 330 GT and horses. Acct. Exect at Northwestern Bell.

    He also had a sauna with a 6′ stack of porn in it. And a basement bar with about 4-5 6′ stacks of porn and maybe 30 Leroy Neiman paintings (all originals). We were told not to “go into the bar” by his Mom. Right. Of course not.

    My friend figured he wouldn’t miss a ft or two of porn. Off the woods he went.

  17. BingosBrother Says:

    I’ll bet most of us hardcore fans had a woods. phish and tour are an adventure. Seeking the unknown. wanting to hear a jam that has never been found before. getting spun and letting the spirit take you where it will. it takes a special kind of person to love this band and we’ve been training for it our whole lives.

  18. MiA Says:

    I did steal his matchbooks from Vegas that had “Dial-a-blonde” written on them with a phone number. When you’re 14, and can’t afford a Zippo, gotta have something else that makes you cool for lighting up.

  19. dorn76 Says:

    I am willing to give the boys another shot or four at MSG.

    Grew up playing in the woods too. Makes me sad my kid won’t experience that kind of freedom. A Summer day in the woods, no schedule, no rules, no cell phone.

    The only adult sensation even close to that is the giddy feeling one gets when pulling up on Phish lot.

  20. kayatosh Says:

    our woods had a RR tracks as well. weird

  21. kayatosh Says:

    phish concert = woods

  22. sumodie Says:

    Miner should drop a TTFAWPC

    Ten Tunes For A Wook’s Porn Crypt

  23. snowbank Says:

    “it takes a special kind of person to love this band and we’ve been training for it our whole lives.”
    Agreed @bingos.

    “The only adult sensation even close to that is the giddy feeling one gets when pulling up on Phish lot.”
    Also on the $ @Dorn and thanks man. I always wonder if the stories comes across.

  24. MiA Says:

    I would walk into the woods at 10 years old with a hatchet in my hand, and “go exploring.” When I was 14-16, I would ride my 15 speed bike around Minneapolis, and go from Brooklyn Park to St. Paul and back on my bike (about 60-70 miles) all the time. And over to my girlfriends … esp. when her parents weren’t home.

    They gave me a ton of freedom. And I really appreciate that in hindsight.

  25. Type III Jamming Personality Disorder Says:

    ours was a vacant lot across the street with a corn field and wooded “island” behind that. the lot became home to the bmx track my brothers built and the corn field forest island had a decrepit old farmhouse in the middle where we used to go to light of fireworks, amongst other things 😉 . the challenge was in getting across the field without the farmer seeing as he carried a .22 with salt pellets for the birds that he wasn’t afraid to turn on human prey.

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