TTFF: The Gems of MSG

12.28.12 (Graham Lucas)

The highlights of the Holiday Run make quite a formidable playlist, boasting many versions of the year and some jams that move beyond 2012 into the creme de la creme of the era. Enjoy!

Tweezer > Maze” 12.28 II

This refined, multi-faceted and fully-realized “Tweezer”—my pick for best of the era—leapt onto the top shelf of 2012 offerings on the very first night of the run.



Ghost > Piper” 12.31 II

Another gorgeous New Year’s Eve “Ghost” highlighted the 31st and paired up perfectly with this relentless “Piper.”



Harry Hood” 12.30 E

Trey remains incredibly active throughout this “Hood” and the rest of the band responded beautifully, vaulting it into the elite versions of 3.0.



Wolfman’s Brother > LDB > Wolfman’s” 12.28 I

Swanky funk interplay mixed with holiday cheer resulted in a surprisingly original take on “Wolfman’s.”



Disease > 20 Years Later > Carini” 12.30 II

This exploratory sequence stunned the MSG audience with its patience and sinister tone. “Disease” broke through the sterile playing of the previous three sets with a ever-darkening adventure while “Carini”—the most unique jam of the run—challenged any version ever played with its abstract and menacing path.



David Bowie” 12.28 II

The band dropped the most impressive “David Bowie” of the year to closing out the first night.


Slave to the Traffic Light” 12.30 II

It’s been a while since we heard a “Slave” that packed such an emotional wallop. At risk of sounding repetitive, I’d definitely give this version the nod for the best of the year.

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722 Responses to “TTFF: The Gems of MSG”

  1. Willowed Says:

    I’m not sure what happened because I haven’t been paying attention and I have the volume down on the TV listening to some jams….

    But Harbaugh (sp?) acts like a little bitch.

  2. Willowed Says:

    His players act like a bunch of bitches as well.

    Not a fan of their attitudes during the Green Bay game.

    Kapernick kissing his biceps after every big play. What have you done in the NFL? Nothing.

    Little punk.

  3. tzara's Says:

    Word, @willowed. On all counts.

  4. RoosterPizza Says:

    The Giants beating them in SF was as sweet, if not sweeter than the GB win in the 2007 NFCC. I hated both of those teams. I hate David Fakers too.

  5. RoosterPizza Says:

    Tony G is cursed.

  6. BingosBrother Says:

    Fuckin harbum.

  7. voopa Says:


  8. Mr. Palmer Says:

    God, I don’t want to see any of 3 teams remaining to win Superbowl.

    Falcons with another choke. Lame.

  9. kayatosh Says:

    missed the game. 9ers. yes! SF is quality city

  10. tela's_muff Says:

    I really really dislike Ray Lewis

  11. BooVT Says:

    After all this talk about fancy beers, I end up drinking a Labatt’s Blue Light from a can… And it’s delicious with these honey buffalo wings. Go Pats!

  12. kayatosh Says:

    mmmm enjoy by

  13. RoosterPizza Says:

    Nothing wrong with a bleu!

  14. Willowed Says:

    Ray Lewis is abusive to small children and Ray Reed peddles heroine at elementary schools.

  15. stapes Says:

    Green Flash Triple IPA on tap is hitting the spot. Big beer.
    And Avery Maharaja can’t be beat.

  16. BingosBrother Says:

    Ray lewis -murderer
    Belichek – cheater
    Harbum – psychopath and all around terrible person

    Vote for robear

  17. phlorida phan Says:

    Ray just witnessed a murder, huge difference!

  18. phlorida phan Says:

    Always side with the U.

  19. Mr. Palmer Says:

    Did Tom Brady just kick someone?

  20. BingosBrother Says:

    We don’t know who did it. He made a deal to snitch, then didn’t. Never did find the suit he wore that night.

  21. Mr. Palmer Says:

    …but he found god after, so it’s cool.. He’s a fraud

  22. Willowed Says:

    Praise god. God is good. The Lord is great.

    Of course he’s great. You got away with murder you d-bag.

    Ok. Not you, but your crew.

  23. Mr. Palmer Says:

    I can’t believe out of the 3 teams left, I have the least hatred for the Pats.

    I can’t believe I would root for them. I kinda feel bad for them after all.

    Still Like Ravens to cover though.

    Pats/Niners Superbowl.

  24. Mr. Palmer Says:

    Oh, and stay classy Atlanta.

    Someone had their throat slit outside the Georgia Dome after the game… Ray Lewis has not been brought in for questioning yet.

  25. dognamedwilson Says:

    Falcons Football–

    Like watching a train crawl out of the station and start toward you and being paralyzed by its light but also fully aware that this train is absolutely going to kill you when it eventually reaches you. Tunnel vision in slow motion as it inches closer and you have plenty of time to move–and you know it–but you just can’t get out of the way. You know that, having been exposed to its brilliance, you are merely a casualty in the expression of glorious light. The story is already written, you realize, and thinking you’ve been here before. You remember that you used to know this when, finally, SMASH! Saw it comin the whole way…

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