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. MiA Says:

    Enjoy whatever you want Neemor. Just saying I think he/they are idiots.


  2. Shred Says:

    type 3 jam in end of dust is crazy. Fish/Gordo lock up and just destroy.

  3. butter Says:

    If u don’t like BM writing, why cut and paste it here?

    Why talk about it so much. Read or don’t read.

    Zac’s a deep kid, helps gather a portion of fans together and really means the best

  4. InAMinute Says:

    May have been said but to add to the truck set…
    Phish posted a pic of the floor line outside MSG on NYE around 5p. Also handing out cake to eat…since you can’t have it too…

  5. neemor Says:

    Nothing about this stand-along article says, “idiot” to me.
    ‘Course, it’s my first time reading anything from that blog.

    I also donated a pair of Birks to a cowfield in Vermont.

  6. MiA Says:

    I’d rather ignore it myself Butter.

    Was just posting evidence. Zach obviously is a great kid.

  7. tela's_muff Says:

    realized later that the keyboard cake with the mountain backdrop was a recreation of the famed Telluride crossing the street photo. pretty cool, and hopefully a little tease to the band coming this summer.

    the CDT is better second time around. very nuanced. i undersold his contribution throughout the jam. still a little disconnected in a couple spots, but pretty cool jam.

  8. neemor Says:

    I’ve been listening to set 2 12/30 for the afternoon.
    Why is this set ranked so low?

  9. Stoney Case Says:

    Great catch Tela to the rumor you heard.

    Butter, he links those paragraphs for cats like me. I can peruse Zacs latest effort without giving his site the google traffic. Win win.

  10. jtran Says:


    my advice, as a babysmouth fluffer, is not NOT read any of his other writing. Find one you like, and stick with it. Like brand of sneakers.

  11. neemor Says:

    Or, stated differently:
    12/30 Jibboo>First Tube is great Phish.

  12. Stoney Case Says:

    Where is it ranked low?
    Ranking kind of requires higher or lower placement.

    Thought it was excellent myself. Only set 1 from 12/31 felt less than fantastic. And it was good.

  13. Don Gordleone Says:

    ha! just what we needed to bring things full circle – a Baby’s Mouth debate!

    The thing about Zac’s search for meaning is that ten articles later, it’s still just a search. Lots of words. Not much accomplished with them. He does seem like a nice guy.

  14. neemor Says:

    Ranked was a poor choice of words, for sure.
    As I type this I realize just how good this run-this year-has been.

  15. Stoney Case Says:


    Jtran owes me a surf outing after we took him and his girl under our wing at the SuperBall!

  16. marcoesq Says:

    – “realized later that the keyboard cake with the mountain backdrop was a recreation of the famed Telluride crossing the street photo.”

    yeah I just figured that out today, pretty cool

  17. Arty Rankin Says:

    1. 12/31 2
    2. 12/29 2
    3. 12/31 3
    4. 12/30 2
    5. 12/28 2
    6. 12/29 1
    7. 12/30 1
    8. 12/28 1
    9. 12/31 1

  18. George W. Kush Says:

    Neemor, if youre talking rank, what dropped it some for me was the D2D>Ghost. Sounds crazy to even try to explain this but Mikes was in the prime spot for a big jam and although I dig D2Dream, my brain was going down the ‘big mikes jam” alley. Ghost was great as well but stayed rawk instead of getting gooey and cosmic. Sick seg bt Ghost>Week and a really really great set but didn’t reach the intergalactic weirdness I had hoped for mid 2nd set.

    That all is still not a letdown whatsoever. Excellent set of Phish for sure but I think 12/29 gets the love for the depth of jams.

  19. little umbrellas Says:

    note to self. Learn how to torrent. thanks Shred.

    Maybe I’ll finally get a computer soon.

  20. George W. Kush Says:

    Was sure we would hear a Wingsuit somewhere in there this weekend. Greatly surprised that song did not appear at all with its dreamy floaty textures and lyrical significance.

  21. little umbrellas Says:

    Depth. Something the BB is a fan of. Why i started coming here. Was out there jam mining and realized Phishthoughts was here for me and helping pave the way.

  22. Shred Says:

    End of mockingbird is just spell binding. Forbins Mockingbird FYF Reba Icculus

    Is there better?

  23. Jerome Garcia Says:

    & on a completely unrelated topic just want to give a quick & heartfelt Thank You to Bill O’Brien for all that he did the past two years at PSU in midst of the NCAA sanctions. Wishing he & his family all the best in Htown. Looking fwd to watching him coach my NFL squad. Stillers fan by birth right & def a favorite but Htown my 1st pro sports city. Here’s hoping the Nits can land a coach that’ll be around for awhile.

    & now back to your regularly scheduled Phish Thoughts.

  24. BingosBrother Says:

    Zacs about as deep as a puddle of piss.

  25. MiA Says:

    Please don’t LU. I love that you don’t own a computer.

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