Reader’s Picks: Joe M.

8.24.12 (Ryan MacNeill)

8.24.12, Pelham, AL (Ryan MacNeill)

 All selections and text by Joe M.

YEM” 12.28.93 II, Washington, DC

The first of many “Oh man, you really should have been there last night!” lot conversations. Some fiery work by Trey once the jam hits stride.



If I Could” 7.1.95 I, Mansfield, MA

I had this tape from the FM broadcast (RIP WBCN) in my car and played it exclusively for quite some time. Love this rendition which came early in the night.



Simple” 12.31.96 II, Boston, MA

Another WBCN tape that doubled my collection at the time. Not a noteworthy two-night stand in most people’s opinion. A highlight was night one when the sound went out and we couldn’t figure out if they were just fucking with us. This version of “Simple” is pretty compact but brings back fond memories of my beat up Toyota Corrola.



Timber (Jerry)” 11.28.97 II, Worcester, MA

My one and only time in the front row. Epic staring contests with Trey all night. This is the second set opener. Gets into a pretty dark place in the jam before coming back to the lyrics.



Maze > Shafty” 4.5.98 II, Providence, RI

My buddy’s first-show-going girlfriend dropped to the floor between us during the middle of this one. The lights and jam were a little too intense for her.



Piper > Dog Faced Boy” 12.8.99 II, Portland, ME

The night after everyone’s favorite CCCC ’99 jam [‘Halley’s Comet”]. General Admission in the whole building for those two nights. I have vivid memories of being really moved by “Dog Faced Boy” after an intense “Piper.”



Harry Hood” 7.6.00 II, Toronto, ON

In honor (honour) of the band’s return to Canada this summer.



Cool it Down” 7.29.03 I, Burgettstown, PA

A swanky take on the Velvet Underground cover.



Backwards Down the Number Line” 8.16.09 II, SPAC, NY

The second set opener from first summer tour closer of the return. Gets pretty far out. I wish they’d tack on an abstract jam to this tune again.



Undermind” 11.29.09 I, Portland, ME

Another song from ’09 and another one from Portland, ME? This ten tune thing isn’t as easy as Mr. Miner makes it look after all. Love the sonic freakout portion of this one though.

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1,083 Responses to “Reader’s Picks: Joe M.”

  1. phishm Says:

    Call it now Voopa. right so far.

  2. Bwana Says:

    he’s a real nowhere man…

  3. Slicksasquatch Says:

    I would love it, and could see phish covering “sheik yerbouti”. Ripping solos and plenty of phishy lyrics. The album flows like a movie soundtrack. A masterful piece of Americana

  4. Slicksasquatch Says:

    Whoa . Giant explosion at fertilizer factory in Texas .

  5. tela'smuff Says:

    “In the rare instances where fans don’t make the trek and the shows don’t sell out, the band punishes the no-shows by performing a particularly epic set.”

    except when it’s Oklahoma City. f’ers.

  6. sumodie Says:

    Voopa, my friend doesn’t have two Saturday TAB balconies, sorry. I’ll bet you can arrange a trade at the show

  7. IrieWalton Says:

    tab brought the jamz tonight.
    Liquid Time started acoustic and then trey threw on the electric and the disco ball started spinning. Didn’t think they had that in them. Trey only said two words all night (thank you) and let the jams speak for him. Bodes well for summer.

  8. MiA Says:

    Scary video in this article from a guys iPhone (re: Fertilizer plant explosion)

    I have two friends on the Austin and Williamson County Fire Department up there.

    Need to starts making phone calls.

  9. MiA Says:

    I meant this…

  10. Fly Says:

    Hope everyone is OK, MiA.

    Selector J still on KVRX?

  11. voopa Says:

    Thanks sumo. Still contemplating keeping the floor tix, I can always hang by the bar or in the lobby if I need to.

    Unless some choice balcs are available (1st 5-10 rows center), I’ll probably stick with the floors. But thanks again for checking.

  12. Angryjoggerz Says:

    At airport, Chicago getting slammed by storms. Highways closed right after I was on them in cab. Should be interesting, boss telling me to just leave if delays too bad… Sounds very tempting. 5th time on plane in 10 days. Gotta get them miles #freephishtravel

  13. sumodie Says:

    MiA, chilling video. Explosion is 2 days shy of the 20th anniversary of the Waco siege

  14. ren Says:

    Morning Ere’body!

    I day closer to Friday making this guy pretty happy

    @Dr.P- great article…got me a little choked up as a proud member of this community

    Gonna dig into some phishtracks today

  15. Type III Jamming Personality Disorder Says:

    spending my morning with jerry
    thanks to MrC’s drop from yesterday

    Fly, the selecta is not doing his show anymore, unfortunately.

  16. btb Says:

    Morning BB.

    So much tragedy this week. Probably the worst week of news in several years. Hard to stay positive, but doing my best. Listening to lots of Bluegrass to remind me of the simpler times.

  17. sumodie Says:

    Any Steven Wilson fans?

    (prog rock artist from Porcupine Tree & several other collaborations)

    Yet another artist I’d like to check out. He’s touring behind a new solo album, The Raven that Refused to Sing

  18. MiA Says:

    RIP “When Roots Attack”

    (Pours a little of his 40 oz coffee on the floor in his office)

  19. sumodie Says:

    Shuggie Otis acoustic jam with Frank Zappa in 1970

    (Just read that Shuggie played bass on Peaches en Regalia)

    Audio with slide show

  20. bhizzle Says:

    apologies if this was posted prior

  21. BNCB Says:

    WTF happened in Texas?? Accident?

  22. littleumbrellas Says:

    Now we know what happenes to MiA’s Sheik tape.
    “Dances with Wooks.”

  23. BNCB Says:

    TAB set 2 last night

  24. Fly Says:

    Thanks, T3. Too bad, always enjoyed tuning in on Thursday mornings.

    If anyone has an extra Bangor, please let me know. I’m going to take my sister to her first show!

    yetanotherfakeemail420 at gee male

    Many thanks.

  25. littleumbrellas Says:

    Just noticed BNCB mentioned our show at the Uptown this saturday. Thanks mr.

    Guys in Afromassive are buddies of mine, we share a tenor player. We are also playin. While Afromassive is more on the Nigerian and incorporates West African influences, we rep the East Side
    … Mulatu Astatqe and other music found in the Ethiopian early 70’s vibe.

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