Dick’s Picks 2013

8.30.13 (Jake Silco)

8.30.13 (Jake Silco)


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.”



Sand” 8.30 II

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



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.



Stash” 8.30 I

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



Carini” 9.1 II

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



Caspian > Piper” 9.1 II

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



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.



Bathtub Gin” 8.31 I

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



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. marcoesq Says:

    the conversation they have going on right now about yom kippur is priceless

  2. MrCompletely Says:

    I parent, husband, build some damn high quality internets for good money, jam out to all kinds of music, make friends, make enemies, dance like a dervish, read books, watch sports, play sports, play games, blaze the food carts, work out, geek out, rock out though usually not with my cock out, block out bad memories and hazily forget most of the good ones, knock out sucka MCs with my scathing Twitter smartassery, and Spock out on the sci fi tip.

    But no, I don’t put any “work” into Phish. So they got me there.

  3. MrCompletely Says:

    Saw a pretty interesting article about undercovers working the SEA game in SF fan garb in order to get a handle on the increasingly thuggish rep your fans are getting there…not really unexpected to anyone that’s spent much time in the city though, since it’s an actual urban city with all that brings.

  4. Jerome Garcia Says:

    @MiA & Selector yall prob know this but Cent Mkt having their Brewniversity thru Tues 9/24. All kinds of dank & delicious happenings. 20% of beer purch of >/= $25.

    Picked up Sculpin cans & Stone’s 17th Anny Götterdämmerung IPA. Purportedly very piny as opposed to citrus fwd. Anyone tried?

    Also just got the email that Enjoy By 10.25.13 headed to TX

  5. Jerome Garcia Says:

    MrC = modern day Renaissance Man

  6. MrCompletely Says:

    I thought Phish was supposed to be the opposite of work.

    Guess I’ve had that wrong for coming up on 25 years now. Lot of catching up to do!

  7. MrCompletely Says:

    and that’s on a slow day @Jerome!

  8. MiA Says:

    I imagine Baby’s Ass putting a lot of thought into “why is it called Ha Ha Ha when the song says Ha Ha Ha Ha?”

  9. little umbrellas Says:

    say what!?! I must be living in a hole! NEW PYNCHON

  10. MrCompletely Says:

    ya dawg

    I pre-ordered that thing so hard it’ll probly arrive a li’l bit pregnant

  11. MrCompletely Says:

    in fairness @MiA that is a bit of a conundrum

  12. snow Says:

    Thuggish Seattilites is funny shit. I guess alcohol and espresso make for a dickish combination?

    This is what working hard to understanding something really looks like OR more info on the conclusion to Into the Wild (spolier alert, he still dies):

  13. snow Says:

    @TheBabysMouth i've blocked @thebabyswax. i want to find the whole thing funny, but don't, and don't need the occasional irritation.— W H (@waxbanks) September 13, 2013

    .@waxbanks @TheBabysMouth We apologize that the irritation was occasional. Any chance you will unblock if we promise to step up our game?— The Baby's Wax (@TheBabysWax) September 13, 2013

    If you have been following along at home, you know that Baby’s Wax is a quoting Baby’s Ass back at them.

  14. marcoesq Says:

    Good call on the 12.16.99 Stoney. Sand—>Tweezer is a pretty damn good set

  15. marcoesq Says:

    snow, are you babyswax?

  16. Type III Jamming Personality Disorder Says:

    today, on “as the twitters turn”…

  17. snow Says:

    I wish Marco.

  18. MrCompletely Says:

    so is the baby’s wax like supposed to be a combination of Baby’s mouth and Waxy McBankerson or is it a reference to the fact that they sound real smoked out or both or what?

  19. Jerome Garcia Says:

    Whoa @MrC muchas Garcias for the drop on pg 5. Is that the Cleveland HCS?

  20. MiA Says:

    Fully irritating them both deserves donations to whatever cause Baby’s Wax would choose.

  21. marcoesq Says:

    yes and yes, C. it’s some pretty funny stuff

  22. DaNcInG fOoL Says:

    just bought my MBV. tour dates:

    Nov 01- St. Paul, MN – Roy Wilkins Auditorium
    Nov 03 – Chicago, IL – Aragon Ballroom
    Nov 05 – Toronto, Ontario – The Kool Haus
    Nov 06 – Montreal, Quebec – Metropolis
    Nov 07 – Boston, MA – House of Blues
    Nov 09 – Philadelphia, PA – Electric Factory
    Nov 11 – New York, NY – Hammerstein Ballroom
    Nov 12 – New York, NY – Hammerstein Ballroom

  23. MrCompletely Says:


    they didn’t remaster it for the bonus disk, because there’s a Sunshine in the Denver show. But the Denver Sunshine is nothing special, in fact it’s below average, and the Cleveland one is among the greats.

    (this is a topic on which some (jokingly) salty words have been exchanged between myself and the decision makers responsible for the omission)

    But I patched the end of the Cleveland Sunshine ages ago to get rid of the jarring AUD patch, so I included it.

  24. marcoesq Says:

    So Fedex has “misplaced” a very important package that I overnighted to my home office in Texas. Has some very sensitive information in it from a lot of clients.

    And then mysteriously I just received a spam email titled “Your Package from (FedEx Express courier)!!!!!!” I don’t like this one bit.

  25. MrCompletely Says:

    welllllllllllllll that sucks @marco

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