TTFM: The Third Ten of 2012

12.28.12, MSG Graham Lucas)

12.28.12, MSG (Graham Lucas)

These jams are getting increasingly hard to put in any logical order, but the bottom line is that here we are with ten more very strong pieces of improv from 2012—and Friday I’ll lay down ten more.

30.Sand -> Nellie Kane” 6/8 II, Worcester, MA

An experiment in fusing robo-funk with bluegrass results in some very melodic groove interplay that evokes the feeling of late-’70s Grateful Dead dance jams.



29. “Carini” 8/31 I, Denver, CO

This was the first sign that IT was going down at Dick’s.



28. “Tweezer” 8/17 II, San Francisco, CA

The underrated “Tweezer” of the year moves from hard groove into filthy, storage-esque ambience.



27. Ghost” 12/31 II, MSG, NY

Overshadowed by the golf gag, this “Ghost” is actually quite gorgeous.



26. “Golden Age” 7/3 II, Wantagh, NY

Jones Beach’s “Golden Age” migrates into a final passage of downtempo, psych rock.



25.  “Simple” 8/18 II, San Francisco, CA

An abstract and melodic excursion in Bay Area psychedelia; a severely underrated jam.



24. “Wolfman’s Brother > LDB > Wolfman’s” 12.28 I, MSG, NY

Unconventional dance grooves merge with “Little Drummer Boy” tightly woven into pocket.



23. “Tweezer” 8.22 II, Kansas City, MO

A cathartic second set opener in the Heartland with quite the peak.



22. “Piper” 7/8 II, Saratoga Springs, NY

This locked in version reprises the “Light” jam from earlier in the set.



21. “Runaway Jim” 8/31 II, Denver, CO

Though not the most focused jam in the world, this “Jim” certainly hits some sweet spots along the way.

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1,075 Responses to “TTFM: The Third Ten of 2012”

  1. gavinsdad Says:

    ^…now that everyone and their mother brews beer

  2. kayatosh Says:

    calp: NN seems to lack hoppiness in the flavor. too amberish. i like it clear and crispy, yet dank.

    tiger in a trance

  3. DryIceFactory Says:

    thx Kaya

  4. Mr. Palmer Says:

    Gdad- I spun that Mission last night as well. Paid a visit to our friend last night and he mentioned that you two were discussing that video. Went home and threw it on. Really good.

    Also mentioned something about 10 Further dates at the Cap in April….

  5. Type III Jamming Personality Disorder Says:

    NN seems to lack hoppiness in the flavor. too amberish.

    it is an imperial amber so isn’t that the point with Nugget Nectar?

  6. gavinsdad Says:

    i dont know that i have the skill to navigate this subject but the BB has been relatively silent on the subject of “Who is better? Languedoc or Garry Brown?”

    I am 100% Garry Brown simply for the “mike forwardness” of his mix that I pinpoint to that Hershey Show in ’10. I also have to admit that I am listening with “new ears” (read: marijuana ears) and from late 93-04 I listened to the live mix sans w33d. So I have two different control groups I guess you’d say. I just LOVE hearing Mike so far forward. I generally latch onto him as my anchor for dancing and stuff…i guess i kinda switch back and forth between Mike and Fish depending…but anyway Garry Brown is the dude.

  7. gavinsdad Says:

    crowded venue or not, you guys who caught that greek cities live are some lucky mofos…nasty shit.

  8. Mr. Palmer Says:

    Metermen w/ Page March 22nd at the Grand Ballroom in NYC… I think this is the what was formally called the Hammerstein Ballroom.

  9. Willowed Says:

    I wasn’t at the Greek Cities, but I can tell you I would have closed my eyes only to enter a trance like state, then opened them only to realize I lost time for the duration of the jam. What lasted 6 minutes would have felt like a life time.

    Similar shit happened during the Woosta Hood.

    I lost time. I like when that happens.

  10. Type III Jamming Personality Disorder Says:

    my favorite way to spin the greek cities is to go Cities>jam>jam>jam>jam (and repeat as much as you feel fit or as the party needs it)

    it can be done so seamlessly due to the way the tracks were cut

  11. Willowed Says:

    I will need to save up all of my concert cards for this summer and fall.

    As much as I would like to see that Palmer, I need to stay in the good graces of the wife.

    Then drop like 12 shows on her this summer and fall.

  12. DaNcInG fOoL Says:

    The irony of IPAs being better fresh is that they were originally made for long voyages to India because normal beer would go stale. Natural preservatives for the win.

  13. DaNcInG fOoL Says:

    dad going to cali next week, friend going to vermont this week. slight possibility that i will have a heady-topper and pliny the elder in hand at the same time.

  14. Willowed Says:

    Invite me to that party TIII.

    I can picture it – you and I sitting in a corner just laughing our faces off knowing that the patrons have just listened to that jam on loop 16 straight times without noticing.

  15. punkmug Says:

    @DF. Being able to hold Pliney and Heady-Topper at the same time would be great. I snagged some super fresh bottles of Pliney in Colorado during the Dicks run. Gawd damn I freaking love that beer. I made pretty quick work of them. Speaking of Colorado..Dry Dock – DIPA is pretty damn nice and worth checking out.

  16. gavinsdad Says:

    Went 2001. will always remember getting down in the daylight with my friend Paul. pageside midway back…crowd was starting to rev up.

  17. gavinsdad Says:

    i’m trying to drop 9 on the wife this year @willowed. need to space em out.

  18. Calpain Says:

    have not checked the ‘craft beer in a can database’ recently but every week it seems a new brew is being canned. this is a great trend that seems to be catching on.

  19. Type III Jamming Personality Disorder Says:

  20. DaNcInG fOoL Says:

    punk, good to know you can get pliny in CO. more reason for dick’s.

  21. gavinsdad Says:

    19:25 of the Went Gin…welcome to the funk dimension

  22. MiA Says:

    19:25? I don’t think it’s that long …

  23. Calpain Says:

    lots of russian river bottles to be found in phila. never seen a pliny (young or old) bottled.

    cheers @TIII

  24. MiA Says:

    “it is an imperial amber so isn’t that the point with Nugget Nectar?”

    These Breakfast Tacos taste nothing like Waffles!

  25. MiA Says:

    I think Gdiddy is still on the 2001 timing …

    This Went 2001 sounds nothing like Went Gin!

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