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. Willowed Says:

    There is something special about festi Gins.

    They just seem to work out well.

  2. DryIceFactory Says:

    The Greek Cities video is awesome. Kids are absolutely WIGGIN.

  3. MiA Says:

    Just the pure “mentioning” of Went Gin has me playing it. I’m like Cartman with Come Sail Away.

  4. Shred Says:

    was miner ripping on the latest cmiller remaster for 7/1/98 on twitter last night saying it wasn’t better quality or was that just me not getting twitter language??

  5. stapes Says:

    Punkmug – that Dry Dock DIPA is great! I’ve got 4 bottles of Pliny I’m trying to hold onto for 2 more weeks until my dad is out here. Want him to try it. Also an Avery Maharaja imperial IPA that is top notch.

  6. stapes Says:

    Calpain – they’ve never bottled Younger I don’t believe. If they did, they don’t anymore

  7. stapes Says:

    Check out Mobile Canning. Guys from my town started it. See them over at Oskars taproom often. Doing really well and growing out of CO.

  8. Type III Jamming Personality Disorder Says:

    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.

    sure seems like a prankster thing to do post show back at the crib/campground/hotel…

    Sign me up!

  9. Type III Jamming Personality Disorder Says:

    ::hops on board the Went Gin/2001 train::

  10. Calpain Says:

    my buddy’s dad did this ^ with Toby Keith’s ‘Angry America’–a CD with 15 tracks of the same song. not quite as covert.

    @Stapes- i didn’t think so. as noted previously everyone thinks the Younger is the ( . )V( . )’s

  11. stapes Says:

    Yea a few places out here are getting it. Trying decide if I want to wait in line to pay 10 bucks for a 10 oz pour.

  12. Calpain Says:

    7:10 into this Went 2001, tryza is dishing out the money licks.

  13. angryjoggerz Says:

    I would LOVE to go back to the Greek. Yes the bathrooms sucked, but everything else was awesome. We raged the trench all three nights, there were times where I literally stood on my toes to try to get some non-pungent air. Beautiful venue, great vibe, great shows. Sign me up!

  14. Calpain Says:

    a nice notch to have on the ole beer drinker’s belt @stapes.

    same deal with dogfish head 120 around here

  15. MiA Says:

    So you don’t have to stay overnight in jail overnight anymore for possessing tiny amounts of marj in NYC. That’s one step better for the state….

    Live Bait 05 has sucked me in and won’t let me go.

  16. angryjoggerz Says:

    I am going to a local elementary school to speak to a class of 8th graders who are learning Chinese tomorrow, for an hour long presentation. I am terrified. I am bringing a powerpoint loaded with photos, hopefully that helps!

  17. MiA Says:

    Come in dressed as Chairman Mao and tell them all their cities belong to us!

    Then dance that Gangham style thing. They probably don’t know the difference between Korea and China anyway.

    Then tell them to remember the Japanese are evil people. Evil evil evil people.

    Then powerpoint them to death.

  18. Dorn76 Says:

    I believe he preferred another source, @shred.

    Didn’t rip CM.

  19. Willowed Says:

    Bring the Went Gin too AJ

  20. Mr. Palmer Says:

    8th grade punks.. show them who’s boss.

  21. angryjoggerz Says:

    I figure if all else fails I can make them feel ashamed for being lazy compared to their peers in China. Kids love that shit.

  22. Dorn76 Says:

    I don’t speak Twitter fluently either though.

  23. Mr. Palmer Says:

    If they act up throe egg rolls at their heads.. That’ll learn’em

  24. Willowed Says:

    Start rapping to them about video games and how they will all die of diabetes because they all got fat due to the continuous play of video games.

  25. BNCB Says:

    I may have to post the list of the local stores offerings. I did see some Racer 5 shit. Howzit?

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