December ’95 Haiku Finalists

Fall 2013 (Andrea Nusinov)

Fall 2013 (Andrea Nusinov)

Here are the ten finalists of the December ’95 haiku contest. I put the names into a hat and drew three winners, who are highlighted in blue. Winners, send me your mailing address and I’ll get these out in time for the holiday. Thanks to all twenty-five people who entered a haiku! (I wanted to publish em all but thought it might be overkill!) Happy Holidays!


It’s cold in Gamehenge.

Hershey to Garden we step

Into the freezer.

– David Herscowitz


Surgically precise

Firing on all cylinders

‘Free’ used to get weird

– Jon Wozniak


Underground no more

Unstoppable express train

Next stop, MSG

– David Shutan


A band on a peak

Excitement ever splendor

A garden party for all

– @MaggiesFarm2001


iced brains elevate

unbridled, psychedelic

MSG awaits

– Sean Hanna


Let’s scare the children

Make ’em think they’ve really flipped

Push and pull and squeeze

– Tony Gray


short days, chilly nights

fiery facial peak onslaught

deftly thrilling phans

– Vapebraham


We all stopped at once.

And the stars all turned around.

The Four Wiseman played.

– @Nateek


Polished and gleaming

’Twas a culmination, man

Pinnacle of Phish

– Brennan Tiffany


New Year’s Is Brewing

Like Sketches From Ol’ Vermont

Seven Steps Beyond

– Corey Lareau

2,443 Responses to “December ’95 Haiku Finalists”

  1. marcoesq Says:

    Haven’t read but looks decent

  2. little umbrellas Says:

    btb! Illmatic!

  3. Jerome Garcia Says:

    Had to have that. Wombat!

  4. jtran Says:

    I actually dug this one too. Normally don’t like what they write. Less musical analysis (his weak point), more heady nonsense (his strong point), and it worked for me.

  5. harryhood Says:

    @ BTB

    That photo just proves that Willowed is a freakin liar. Lol. If those shoes were at coventry then they were never actually worn. Most shoes that were worn there are still stuck there……

  6. MiA Says:

    Fair enough Marco. I like hating on them both regardless if one is Hardy and does all the talking and the other is Laurel.

  7. Shred Says:

    Those are soundboards. Honestly aud’s suck. Learn how to Torrent. It’s all out there for you—

    Dust was a monster. Watching the dust unfold live was very entertaining.

    12/28 wasn’t close. Steam is cute but it ain’t Ghost. Wasn’t even close. 31,29,30,28.

  8. bob dylan Says:

    shred! thank you kindly!

  9. Stoney Case Says:

    Nice. Neemor linking babysmouth here. Makes perfect sense.

    30th was great. Devotion to a dream, bitches.

  10. bob dylan Says:

    shred! thank you kindly!

    alac no less! score one for the home team.

  11. marcoesq Says:

    Was that guy spitting Nas’ rhymes over that acoustic?

  12. harryhood Says:

    @ willowed

    When I say you are a liar, I mean that I the most respectful way 😉

  13. marcoesq Says:

    I hear you, Mia. I just saw that transpire on Twitter last night so that’s the extent of my knowledge. It’s just. too. much.

  14. btb Says:

    I lost my world famous duck tape shoes at Coventry. I was so bummed.

  15. MiA Says:

    “It’s likely that this experience will never stop teaching me though. Throwing myself so fully into something, with only the best expectations, with the truest sense of purpose; that was and shall always remain, to live, to feel, to be and exist purely, with as direct an experience to life itself as possible. Free from the irony and detachment that is as much a part of modern life as the cellphone and the status update. Free from the performative, free from the assumed, free from the constrictions we can’t help but ladle upon ourselves every single day. Free from the snark that has infested our culture. Free from the spectacle of confusion that separates us from the things that truly matter. Not sport and reality tv but human connection and personal meaning.”

    I just threw up in my mouth.

  16. btb Says:

    Marco – Yes. He was really drunk…the guy actually playing guitar busted out “Cripple Creek” and then another the Band song so I tipped his wo0k ass $1.

  17. George W. Kush Says:

    too many commas and run on sentences. hurts my head. don’t compose the YEM of reviews.

  18. marcoesq Says:

    Yeah, cut that paragraph.

    Onto YEM now, excited to revisit what I thought I heard. And the epic Trey dance that comes after.

  19. marcoesq Says:

    Wouldn’t it be great if Fuck Your Face HAD been in Gamehendge. Shit would be getting real. Fuck that Wilson’s face, yo

  20. MiA Says:

    It’s the literary style, not that he feels like a real person at a Phish show.

  21. btb Says:

    I have pics of the shows, but those weren’t nearly as awesome

  22. bob dylan Says:

    misread the file sizes but still happy with the link shred.

  23. neemor Says:

    I didn’t know that I wasn’t supposed to like the way he writes and the emotion he touches.
    My bad.
    Can I go back and delete?

  24. Stoney Case Says:

    Only miner has that power. Try and email him. Bet he’s stuck in NYC.

  25. MiA Says:

    I went barefoot into the concert field at Coventry. It was that or just take them off and throw them into that mud lake with the 2×6 across it for 500′

    I would have just taken my pants off too, but MrsMiA wouldn’t have it.

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