Reader’s Picks: Ryan Ciriello

8.17.12 - Bill Graham(Graham Lucas)

8.17.12 – Bill Graham (Graham Lucas)

 All text and selections by Ryan Ciriello

Funky Bitch > Jam > Yerushalayim Shel Zahav” 11.22.94, Columbia, MO

An under-the-radar sequence of Fall 1994, this one spans the full spectrum of ’94 Phish. You can almost feel the energy in the room when the band reaches near silence at a few points during the “Jam.”



Light” 10.19.10 II, Augusta, ME

Fall 2010 was full of stellar versions of “Light.” The highlight of a solid second set, this one gets my vote for tops of Fall 2010.



Antelope -> 2001” 8.11.04 II, Mansfield, MA

This unfinished “Antelope” melts into an infectious “2001” and is one of the few highlights from the last run of 2004 that still has replay value today.



Seven Below > Ghost”  11.28.09 II, Albany, NY

The jam many consider to be the unofficial re-birth of 3.0—over 50 minutes of pure Phish.



Halley’s Comet” 12.7.99 II, Portland, ME

Pure December 1999 Phish. Too bad they don’t make “Halley’s” today like they used to.



Rock and Roll” 6.7.11 II, Mansfield, MA

One of the only highlights of yet another underwhelming Great Woods visit, this “Rock and Roll” contains a full-band effort at some truly heartfelt music.



Simple” 11.18.96 II, Memphis, TN

Speaking of heartfelt music, this “Simple” jam initially finds some tranquil space before Trey leads the troops into an emotional peak.



Bathtub Gin 8.13.93 II, Indianapolis, IN

The Murat “Gin” doesn’t need too much of an introduction…this is August ’93 at its absolute finest.



Tweezer” 11.23.94 II, St Louis, MO

While 1994 had its share of monster “Tweezers,” this one may be the most blissful of them all.



Twist” 6.20.04 II, Saratoga Springs, NY

On a weekend full of top tier 2004 Phish, this “Twist” contains patience, communication, and whole-band offerings we can all enjoy.

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1,778 Responses to “Reader’s Picks: Ryan Ciriello”

  1. ren Says:

    Anny run in oldschool NE…DCU, maybe Boston, Albany

  2. phlorida phan Says:

    Screw that, get out of the cold, and hit florida. Or just a 4 pack in Miami.

  3. sumodie Says:

    Telas, I’m digging that Sun Araw, Gengras, Congos album, FRKWYS #9. Surprised, too, as for some dumb reason i thought i wouldnt

    Periodically check Eternal Tapestry’s tour schedule too, someday!

    Ever heard of Kylesa? I havent, till they announced a tour with White Hills recently. Tho the band has metal roots, Allmusic said their last album was a great psychedelic rager

    Already a fan of White Hills & their thunderous space rock

  4. frit0pendej0 Says:

    Exactly 15 years ago… drinking a 40 of Old E in a paper bag on the LIRR on the way to Nassau. Musical taste and use of public transportation are intact, while beer preference has improved. You’re still hot, Island Tour.

  5. DaNcInG fOoL Says:

    albany, montreal, vermont, phili, brooklyn

  6. joe Says:

    boston should be on there for selfish reasons or some combination of Worcester, Hartford, Providence would be just as nice a trip down memory lane for new england dates in addition to Albany and Nassau and Hampton.

  7. angryjoggerz Says:

    Sigur Ros tonight, rollin solo, should be interesting. This is a show I really wish my wife was going to, she digs em too. Hard to leave a 4 month old at home at night, though. Next time.

  8. joe Says:

    20th anniversary in boston was underwhelming except for Hood opener, setlist video and that we purchased seats in a luxury box that the venue sold day of show that turned into a free for all with random heads.

  9. snow Says:

    really good point about plane tickets Irie. Not sure that is a factor for the band. And given the capacity is just shy of 10k, not many will be flying there.

    Anyway, good to hear the skepticism. I’ve heard of people booking hotel rooms.

  10. joe Says:

    (and yes, I do love feeding into the fall rumors 3 months before summer tour even starts)

  11. Mr. Palmer Says:

    If I’m traveling somewhere it isn’t to shitty Hampton Va.

  12. angryjoggerz Says:

    My inlaws live in Williamsburg VA, which is close to Hamoton… which is not a motivator at all.

  13. IrieWalton Says:

    The sentimentalist in me wants the 30th Anny in Big Cypress.
    The realist in me is aware that will not happen.

  14. Leo Weaver Says:

    I love that dump of an arena in Hampton. IIRC, capacity is around 12,800.

    Hope they go back there in the fall, but not over Thanksgiving weekend…just too much stuff going on that weekend to bargain my way out of. That’d sting…wouldn’t be nearly as bad if they played in the NE.

  15. angryjoggerz Says:

    Leo, any suggestions on vegetables that would grow well in a container, on a rooftop (4 stories up), full sun, lots of wind? I will do tomatoes again, but was thinking lettuces? I have several pots of herbs, lavender, sage, basil. Preferably something that does not need to stay very wet.


  16. Leo Weaver Says:

    Peppers!!! They do GREAT in containers and can tolerate drying out to some extent (I’ve read you can increase their heat by drying out then flooding them). In Chicago the lettuces should work OK, but I’d suggest locating them so they get afternoon shade and protection from the wind. My dad has had success with squash, zucchini, and cukes in containers as well, but he uses 10 gallon nursery pots…with their large leaves they’ll probably tend to dry out quickly due to wind.

  17. snow Says:

    I’m feeling Indio for Halloween Festy #2. I was thinking that planning a fest during the summer might be too much for them. So if they leave it for fall, they will have more time and energy to plan.

    Everything about the site was great. Weather is practically guaranteed.
    They could leave their gear out west (only two months from dicks to Halloween). Halloween is on a thursday which is only kind of awkward.

  18. joe Says:

    surprised we didn’t get more snark about the trey acoustic video from the new york times site. his staring at them while they are singing is pretty funny to me. It would freak me out if I were the one singing.

  19. joe Says:

    need the island tour twist video to cleanse my pallet after that trey video. wow is it uncomfortably funny, though.

  20. tela'smuff Says:

    @Sumo – yeah, it’s a grower. i like the vide of the album. glad you’re digging the tunes. haven’t heard of that other band. added to the list though! thx.

    @gdad – 4/2/98 Twist has to be in that groove jam list. not sure if we added it.

  21. Littleumbrellas Says:

    i thought it was pretty weird joe. a lot of non phish people will see that on the New York times

  22. MiA Says:

    @AW – Radishes too. They take 28 days for maturity and are delicious. Kids can plant them, and they’re about as simple as can be.

    Planted 3-4 boxes of French Breakfast Radishes. If I can get them before the rabbits and beagle do, I’m really gonna enjoy them.

  23. snow Says:

    You know what would be awesome? If Global warming wasn’t man made.

    I wonder what the real effect of warming will be in my lifetime. Sometimes I feel like I shouldn’t have had a kid and shouldn’t have another because the world is going to be so crazy from global warning.

    I may just be depressed that the 9ers signed Asmougha. Can’t tell.

  24. phishm Says:

    What’s better in that Twist? The music or the lights. They both seem to come for a world beyond. Love the strobe effect by CK5. Island twist is very good.

  25. gavinsdad Says:

    Fairly sure island tour was the first digital archival purchase I made from LP. Need to revisit tonite. @telas – u got it I remember your tweet about this

    @frito – my friend and I took our wives (then girlfriends) to nassau on the LIRR but on 4/3. 4/2 was fun on the floor my buddy Thomas mixed it up w some kids over dance space. I’m no antelope greg but when we used to get going we took up some space.

    Kinda jels that I never had that transformative experience you all did at those shows (and I hit 4/4 too). I mean we raged but I didn’t catch the impact in the moment. I feel way more present in 3.0 for some reason (the dr00gs?)

    Great hike and visit to boulder field w kids here in Hickory Run State Park. If any of u ever make it out to the Poconos I recommend

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