Dick’s Picks 2013

8.30.13 (Jake Silco)

8.30.13 (Jake Silco)

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Tweezer” 8.31 II

This late-set surprise completely blew up as Trey prominently featured his Camden ’09 “Tweezer” lick plucked from Led Zeppelin’s “When the Levee Breaks.”

[audio:http://phishthoughts.com/wp-content/uploads/2013/09/2.08-Tweezer.mp3]

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Sand” 8.30 II

This jam provided the centerpiece of night one; the best version in a light summer for “Sand.”

[audio:http://phishthoughts.com/wp-content/uploads/2013/09/2.02-Sand.mp3]

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Chalk Dust Torture” 8.31 II

The jam of the weekend at Dick’s—a multi-thematic monster anchored by the morphing rhythms of Jon Fishman.

[audio:http://phishthoughts.com/wp-content/uploads/2013/09/2.01-Chalkdust-Torture.mp3]

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Stash” 8.30 I

Though not quite on the level of Merriweather’s gem, this version elevates beyond the norm.

[audio:http://phishthoughts.com/wp-content/uploads/2013/09/1.09-Stash.mp3]

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Carini” 9.1 II

A feel-good jam to cap a feel-good summer.

[audio:http://phishthoughts.com/wp-content/uploads/2013/09/2.01-Carini.mp3]

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Caspian > Piper” 9.1 II

The second consecutive, out-of-character Denver “Caspian” segued, unfinished into a hot “Piper.”

[audio:http://phishthoughts.com/wp-content/uploads/2013/09/2.04-Prince-Caspian.mp3,http://phishthoughts.com/wp-content/uploads/2013/09/2.05-Piper.mp3]

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Ocelot” 8.30 I

This was the jam with which the weekend began to elevate; my favorite version of the three thousand played this year.

[audio:http://phishthoughts.com/wp-content/uploads/2013/09/1.08-Ocelot.mp3]

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Bathtub Gin” 8.31 I

A straightforward, though peaked-out and inspirational “Gin.”

[audio:http://phishthoughts.com/wp-content/uploads/2013/09/1.09-Bathtub-Gin.mp3]

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Say Something > Walls of the Cave” 8.30 II

It didn’t take long for the band to place “Say Something” in the second set. Look for big things from this jam come fall tour.

[audio:http://phishthoughts.com/wp-content/uploads/2013/09/2.03-Say-Something.mp3,http://phishthoughts.com/wp-content/uploads/2013/09/2.04-Walls-of-the-Cave.mp3] Tags: ,

2,406 Responses to “Dick’s Picks 2013”

  1. Stoney Case Says:

    Bobby and the homers:

    Pats are one extension to Richard Seymour from their fourth ring. How ya’ like them apples?

  2. little umbrellas Says:

    “unreasonable burden” exactly. not what the fan base should become;

    “Things are falling down on me
    Heavy things I could not see
    When I finally came around
    Something small would pin me down
    When I try to step aside
    I move to where they’d hoped I’d be”

  3. little umbrellas Says:

    ps. It’s Friday the 13th

  4. Jtran Says:

    “Izabella, Girl, I’m holding you in my dreams every night.”

    would be funny if Trey sang that to daughter

  5. bhizzle Says:

    should have never release Tebow….knuckleheads.

  6. avila Says:

    Pats are 1 David Tyree miracle catch from 4 SBs

  7. MrCompletely Says:

    I realized awhile back that I was rooting against the Pats not because of the video thing, and not because they were winning too much for a bit, but because I had the absolute worst Dead show experience (both the show itself and the crowd) out of my 10 years of shows at Foxboro Stadium in ’87, an absolute clusterfuck from top to bottom.

    Which is a dumb reason to have a rooting interest to say the least. Funny how one thing blends into another.

  8. little umbrellas Says:

    “He’s a habitual line-stepper.”
    Bobbie D. We gotta kick it some time this coming season.

  9. little umbrellas Says:

    Maybe, trade Izabella for Icculus. dig the set Trailz.
    ….Ah fantasy land….

  10. Trailz Says:

    Ha! Thanks Stoney! I suppose it is an open letter to Trey!

    Most of my letters would all have the same one word on them “JAM!”

    ; )))

  11. P.S.H.S Says:

    aviv needs a serious wake the fuck up dick punch.

    I wonder if the baby’s mouth think that it’s the BEST letter ever written

  12. sumodie Says:

    Foxboro lot scene was always a clusterfuck

  13. avila Says:

    Religion is where you find it. Phish….sports….church…….watching Bird steal the ball and pass it to DJ who layed it in….now THAT was a religious experience.

  14. MrCompletely Says:

    ’87 was hot as a Tunisian camel-rider’s ballsack, the show blew, and the crowd was in full rampaging Masshole mode

  15. Type III Jamming Personality Disorder Says:

    well, at least we know the root cause now, mRc.
    rational or not, it’s a reason.

  16. P.S.H.S Says:

    c- you called it, game was garbage. I wouldn’t be surprised to see a wr signing sooner than the trade deadline.

  17. P.S.H.S Says:

    rude massholes in ’87?

    no way, no how

  18. little umbrellas Says:

    Bird= Parker
    Amendola= Charlie Hunter’s current drummer

    that’s what you guys are talkin about right?

  19. Trailz Says:

    @ Little Umbrellas…Icculus sounds great to me too! I wasn’t as attached to the songs themselves…but rather the overall message of the letters..given the constraints of 8/30. ; ))

  20. marcoesq Says:

    Rude massholes in “_____”

    never.

  21. MrCompletely Says:

    I mean, I’m down with people having transcendent experiences at Phish shows, or as @avila says, wherever they find ’em

    it’s when you start talking about it out loud that you run into trouble. gotta be really, really careful about that.

    the tone of that letter just confuses me on another level though. It sounds like he’s worried about something. Everything I hear from “behind the curtain” is that all is well, better than well in fact. The guys are all stoked for Phish music and doing fine to great in their personal lives, everyone’s getting along, the positive vibe is strong. Heard that from a few people who should know in the last little while.

    I guess it’s just more of the delusional projection on this guy’s part? Basically there is no problem here…

  22. Stoney Case Says:

    Avila, there you have it.

    One Tyree catch from 4,
    One Seymour extension from 5

    I love LilUmb’s word associations!

  23. Stoney Case Says:

    Everything I hear from “behind the curtain” is that all is well, better than well in fact. The guys are all stoked for Phish music and doing fine to great in their personal lives, everyone’s getting along, the positive vibe is strong. Heard that from a few people who should know in the last little while.

    ^this is the exact thing I hear, over and over, from people that ought to know.

    Mike did get the phan / waterwheel Birthday Banner from Pine Knob in ’11.

  24. sumodie Says:

    speaking of religion, the pLord got me Spiritualized last night at the Boston’ Paradise

    J Spaceman knows a thing or three about walking with jesus

    Similar setlist to the spring 2012 show but didnt matter in the least
    Purified today!

  25. Mr. Palmer Says:

    Letter is creepy, selfish, garbage. It honestly doesn’t even deserve to amount of time it is receiving.. Exactly what the weirdo wanted. I’m sure within days this guy will present a “blog” of his own.. wait for it…

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