2013 Year-End Awards

12.28.13 (Jake Silco)

12.28.13 (Jake Silco)

1st Team Type II Jam Vehicles of the Year: “Carini,” “Tweezer,” “Light,” “Down With Disease,” “Chalk Dust Torture,” “Golden Age”

2nd Team: “Ghost,” “Rock and Roll,” “Twist,” “Crosseyed and Painless,” “Piper”

1st Team Type I Jam Vehicles of the Year: “David Bowie,” “Bathtub Gin,” “Stash,” “Harry Hood,” “Wolfman’s Brother”

Jam Vehicle of Year: “Carini”

MVP: Jon Fishman

Best Music of the Year: “Down with Disease > Carini,” 12/29 MSG

Most Succesful Jam of the Year: “Down With Disease” 12/29, MSG

Most Sureal Jam of the Year: “Tweezer” 7/31, Stateline, NV

First Set Jam of Year: “Split Open and Melt” 7/6, SPAC

Most Sinister Jam of the Year: “Carini” 12/29, MSG

Grooviest Jam of the Year: “Carini” 12/29, MSG

Most Unique Jam of the Year: “Tweezer” 11/2, Atlantic City

Unexpected Jam of the Year: “Twenty Years Later” 10/29, Reading

Underrated Jam of the Year: “Carini” 7/5, SPAC

Best Under 10-Minute Jam of the Year: “Chalk Dust Torture” 7/16, Alpharetta

Comeback Jam of the Year:“Twist”

Best New Jam: “Energy”

Best New Original: “Fuego”

Deepest Pocket of the Year: “Carini” 12/29, MSG

Filthiest Funk of the Year: “Twenty Years Later” 10/29, Reading, PA

Most Adrenalized Moment of the Year: “Piper -> Taking Care of Business” 10/20, Hampton, VA

“Holy Shit!” Moment of the Year: “Woos!”  in Tahoe Tweezer—like it or not

Phishiest Moment of the Year: “Bush” funk jam in AC “Theme”

Best Guitar Solo: End of “Down With Disease” 10/29, Reading, PA

Most Fluid and Cohesive Second Set: 7/12 Jones Beach

Most Explosive Second Set: 10/20 Hampton Coliseum

Smoothest Segue: 7/6 “Carini -> Architect” SPAC

Worst Attempt at a Segue: “Sand > Light,” 7/10 PNC

Shreddiest Peak: “Ghost” 10/19, Hampton, VA

Blissiest Peak: “Down with Disease” 7/22, Toronto, ON

Best Song in Non-Traditional Spot: “Sneakin’ Sally” E, 11/1 AC

Best 3-Night Stand: 10/31-11/2 Atlantic City

Best 2-Night Stand: 7/26-27 The Gorge

Best 2-Set Show: 12/29, MSG, NY

Best 3-Set Show: 10/31, Boardwalk Hall, Atlantic City

Sleeper Show of the Year: 7/16 Alpharetta, GA

Outdoor Venue of the Year (Gorge not included): Verizon Wireless Amphitheatre, Alpharetta

Indoor Venue of the Year: Glens Falls Civic Center, Glens Falls, NY

Best / Most wide open GA Floor: Civic Center, Hartford, CT

Venue With Chillest Employees: Hampton Coliseum

Top “What Song Are They Playing” Moment: “Chalk Dust Torture,” 7/16 Alpharetta, GA

Most Underachieving Jam: “Backwards Down the Number Line”

Best Individual Performance at a Concert: Jon Fishman 8/31, Dick’s, Commerce City, CO

Best CK5 Moment: the “rain” effect at the drop of the Hartford “Tweezer” jam

Worst Show of the Year: 10/22 Rochester, NY

Most Absurd Moment of the Year: 7/19, Chicago—Canceled show mid “Caspian” with no rain

Hardest Rainstorm of the Year: 7/12 Jones Beach

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8,179 Responses to “2013 Year-End Awards”

  1. ren Says:

    Sick post Miner!!!…and yes, great additions by the rainbow pony

  2. the Baker Says:

    LR Tahoe TWEEZE’n 23+mins’ RIGHT NOW (as a Treat for my provocateur, BO MONT)..fuck!!!!!! I’ve been like SIX solid SPACES Already…
    …wooooo set-up begins being built late 26:,& they receive the 1st one@27:27…


    *seven post-wooitus mins of cuddle-time, taBoot !


  3. RicksFork Says:

    I was not at JB, but I cant imagine rain falling any harder than the Harpua night in Chicago. I didn’t know it could possibly rain that hard. Love this list Miner and had a blast reading it. Must have been fun to write. Couldn’t agree more on the venue awards and would only make a case for my 9:50 Carini in Woosta for the under 10 jam. Great read!

  4. the Baker Says:

    ^ damn!
    I forgot about PHrampTon!!!
    #29:5ish…..due ewe FEEL…?


    WHATTANAMAZING36+minutes…taWOO taWOO

  5. ren Says:

    JB was a straight up squall on the shore of the ocean….Captain Dan type shit…rain being thrown sideways and swirled in vortexes in front of CK 5’s setup

  6. Jerome Garcia Says:

    Gonna have to dig into the above #voluminous Nice work Miner!

    MiA I can cruise north; not hemmed in by any constraints.

  7. Jerome Garcia Says:

    ^just have a pack a fatter lunchtime bowl 😎

  8. ren Says:

    You guys better be grabbin some BBQ! So jelly

  9. ren Says:

    The Biebs popped for DUI last night in Miami…still in custy-d.

  10. Jerome Garcia Says:

    Local hood (like 2 blocks from crib) liquor store Chris’ Liquor has a few EBs. Gave me the ‘local’ price of $5/bomber. Going aft work to scoop 2-3 more.

  11. Jerome Garcia Says:

    Speaking of Que have yet to hit Stiles Switch BBQ @ N Lamar & Airport http://www.stilesswitchbbq.com/static/

  12. ren Says:

    Oh my food porn!

  13. HeadyBrosevelt Says:

    most hyped miner review of 2013: phish, almighty (after tahoe tweezer show).

    “that is the best thing that has ever happened on planet earth”

    “After the show, I took a photo of the asphalt on which I was dancing last night, for that was a place of unforgettable power—a few square feet I will never forget.”

    miner, i love your enthusiasm and hyperbole- it is what makes the site fun to read. just having some fun here. thanks for providing a wonderful forum and having a sense of humor. cheers to a wonderful 2013. so much good music unfolded this year. here is to more in 2014! thanks, again.

  14. HeadyBrosevelt Says:

    best new jam: energy

    could also read

    only new jam: energy

  15. MiA Says:

    T3, re: Gopher girls… sadly those are exactly the faces I was making during Tahoe Tweezer too.

    It’s so cold up there, that it literally freezes the synapsis of the brains together creating a sort of short circuit. MrsMiA for instance. Lucky I don’t have to put a cork on her fork to keep from poking herself in the eye at dinner.

  16. Kaveh Says:

    Nice list @Miner.

  17. dorn76 Says:

    A few BB related 2013 awards…

    Best New BB phrase: Jamnesia/Ear Calibration (tie)

    Best New Avatar: Gen. Wingsuit/Wook Palmer (tie)

    Most Creative Use of Punctuation: Baker

    Best BB Cannonball Runner: Phishm

    Worst BB Cannonball Runner: Vape

    Biggest Libertarian Democrat Rainbow Pony: MiA

  18. ren Says:

    Oklahoma! Oklahoma! Oklahoma!

  19. ren Says:

    Poor vape…bitten by his own ambition and distaste for tomacco

  20. ren Says:

    Not upset with Energys 1 and doneness. Long live Carini!!!

  21. George W. Kush Says:

    Agreed Ren, the tune never did much for me

  22. ren Says:

    I think Trey was trying to connect with his daughter or something. Between Wingsuit and coverless holiday I’m happy the band is more interested in their abilities than those of others

  23. Stoney Case Says:

    Best Blog of the Year? The one and only Phishthoughts

    Best Night Moves of the year? Dorn with “Monica>Waiting All Night >Foreplay/Longtime E: Loving Cup”

    Best made up jam category: ‘Most Surreal Jam’

  24. Mr. Palmer Says:

    Trent needs to have a convo with his boy Biebs….

  25. Mr. Palmer Says:

    Someone ( not me) should so a full on BB awards Awards….

    poster of the year, newcomer, jackass of the year, hater etc..etc..

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