TTFF: Dreaming of Summer

7.22.13, Toronto (Jake Silco)

7.22.13, Toronto (Jake Silco)

Mike’s -> Simple” Clifford Ball 8.16.96 II

A historic chunk of Summertime Phish.



Reba” 8.2.03 Limestone, ME

A daytime, post-hiatus gem.



Sneakin’ Sally” 8.8.98 Columbia, MD

Quintessential Summer ’98 grooves here.



Disease -> Free” 6.26.95 I, SPAC, NY

Simply put, one of Phish most superbly executed  psychedelic odysseys.



Chalk Dust Torture” 8.31.12 II, Commerce City, CO

Some of Trey’s most blissful and cathartic playing of Summer ’12.



Light” SPAC, NY 7.5.13 II

This dense, virtuosic conversation kicked off Summer ’13 in earnest and is now my go-to version of the song.



Crosseyed and Painless” 7.10.13, Holmdel, NJ 

This jam has so much staying power—truly an all-timer.



Harry Hood” 7.22.97 II, Raleigh, NC

After an intense, power-packed set of Phish, the band encored with this sublime “Harry Hood.”



Rock and Roll -> Meatstick” 8.5.11, George, WA

A jam—especially in context—that caused ripples throughout the modern Phish universe.



Ghost” 8.15.98 II, Limestone, ME

The essential nugget of late-Summer ’98 Phish foreshadowed the shift to ambient jamming come the fall. This relatively under-the-radar “Ghost” sneaks into my personal top five.

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3,385 Responses to “TTFF: Dreaming of Summer”

  1. Jerome Garcia Says:

    Speaking of Tahoe Tweezer…

  2. vapebraham Says:

    100 pushups a day, everyday for a month. you’d be lucky to end the month w/o a major injury. same exercise to an excessive degree, everyday = not smart.

    better to hold planks, sideplanks, and forearm planks to build core strength. pushups shred your shoulders. not great, esp. if you’re old(ish)

  3. little umbrellas Says:

    spinning the Freddie Gibs/Mad Lib for a second time:

  4. bob dylan Says:

    I’ve been doing pushups (almost) everyday trying to get some strength in my arms back. seems to be helping. after doing it for a week my elbows stopped popping on every pushup.

    i’m only doing like 20-50 tho depending on how the elbows feel. is it more about how many you are doing or the repetitiveness is the bad part?

  5. lumpyhead Says:

    swim if you can, been helping me a lot

  6. Jerome Garcia Says:

    Can’t get lastrewind to load…back to 11/22/97. Tahweezer w/ an EB post walk it is.

  7. vapebraham Says:

    i’m not a fan of pushing it to reach a predetermined set of reps. as u fatigue, your form slips (provided u had it to begin with) and you invariably put more stress on the upper body — dipping w/o engaging the core or leg muscles.

    slow, controlled pushups w/ good form (using abs and legs as well as upper body) are good, provided u don’t have a preexisting shoulder tear or separation. i don’t like the idea of 100 everyday. need days off for the muscles to recover. so many everyday is asking for an injury. and shoulders are stubborn healers.

    pullups and chinups also good for overall strength. w/ less shoulder strain, provided you’re not using a straight bar.

    tl/dr: mix it up.

  8. vapebraham Says:

    go easy, and listen to your body.

  9. little umbrellas Says:

    groups of men, all across the land.
    drinking EB’s and listening to TahWeezer.
    life love and happiness.

  10. little umbrellas Says:

    thinking of giving the FUCKYOURFACE show a spin. Been a year or so.. any other contenders?

  11. phishm Says:

    I’m glad you said that vape. Now I don’t feel bad never doing push ups. And btw, the Tahoe Tweezer is as good as it gets IMO.

  12. phishm Says:

    I guess I should of read ahead. Both shoulders destroyed. I can pop the left one out of it’s socket at will. It hurts if I do so I don’t.

  13. Jerome Garcia Says:

    Dr Case says take FYF to the dome & call him in the morning.

  14. bob dylan Says:

    1.1.11 if you haven’t in a while.

  15. MiA Says:

    Swimming is best exercise ever

  16. MiA Says:

    In 3′ of water. Minus drowning and all that…

  17. Jerome Garcia Says:

    Love when vape keeps it honest. Like for example Bangor GA > Tahweezer 😉 Appreciate you lookin out. Tis sound advice. Fortunate I’ve got two previously uninjured strong shoulders mix it up w/ other xfit olympic lifting manual body weight brief running & walking. Not to mention I’m a deranged former athlete that has has an otherwise psyhcho view of working out. But don’t worry…I’ve got form for days.

  18. Jerome Garcia Says:

    Luv ya brutha kaya. All in good fun.

    & ftr Tahweezer >> Bangor GA.

  19. Jerome Garcia Says:

    @ that 20 min mark lilum. Magic.

  20. RicksFork Says:

    JG, Vape speaks the truth about overdoing any exercise. Rest is just as important as the work when trying to build muscle and strength. I am on a pretty intense training program, but only work each muscle group once a week. Abs and cardio are really the only thing that I do every day (or try to). Try mixing up hand position on your push ups too. Hands closer in will work the tricep more, while wider will work chest and shoulders. Also, get one of the multi-position pull-up bars so that you can work back and biceps. Pull ups are the easiest way to get stronger fast. Mix in abs, cardio and bodyweight squats and you can essentially do everything you need to at home. I love beer and good food and my workouts are the only way I can combat the ill affects of both.

  21. RicksFork Says:

    JG, you are a wrestler. I forgot. I am sure you know all of this already and didn’t need some dumb ass internet buddy like me telling you how to do it. I just love talking about this stuff and couldn’t help but chime in. Sorry.

  22. Jerome Garcia Says:

    Those are triumphant woos. Perhaps only acceptable form. Woo-x couldn’t have stopped that shit. Literally & figuratively.

  23. Jerome Garcia Says:

    Ricks James bitch! my man you only add to the gumbo cooking somewhere but good. You cats are right. I’m just nuts. Ha! Bring on the FFC. Got my hundo in for the day.

  24. phishm Says:

    Bad news for those going to jazz fest.

  25. RicksFork Says:

    Also, loved the article about classic albums that are shorter than the Tahweezer. Watching Yanks opening day from a hotel in Buffalo. Gonna put this shitty game on mute, pull a Heady out of my travel beer cooler and listen the Tahweez.

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