A Change of Pace

With tour a week away, I wanted to write a note about some changes this summer. I have loved being a one-man newsreel for five years, cranking out pieces before going to sleep each and every night. I have loved the feedback from all Phish fans and I have always enjoyed the conversations that my reviews have sparked. However, I find this Summer Tour to be a good point of transition. As the band enters a new chapter in their 31st year, armed with an album of fresh material, I am going to step away from my at-all-costs commitment to reviewing every show.

This is not to say that I won’t be writing during tour, I almost certainly will. Maybe I’ll write on the off days, maybe I’ll write after some shows—I really don’t know. Because people have come to expect my reviews every day, I just wanted to put it out there before tour that I am not going to hold myself to writing after every show. Perhaps I’ll get bored without writing and I’ll switch back to my old routine. I just don’t know. I am also not positive that I will be at every show. I’m kind of playing this summer by ear. As always, thanks for reading along and I’ll see you out there.

210 Responses to “A Change of Pace”

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  1. the Baker Says:

    Thanx for the heads up!

    Enjoy enjoying your summer, sir…

  2. Fly Says:

    Enjoy the summer, Miner. You’ve done 200 times your duty to the community. Many, many thanks and I look forward to any Phishthoughts.

  3. Chonzz Says:

    Peace, Miner. Enjoy.

  4. M Says:

    I’ll miss this! Loved waking up wherever I was on tour and reading you over coffee

  5. Jamreveler Says:

    Gotta stop and smell the flowers sometimes in life. You have served us so well man!!!

  6. Luther T. Justice Says:

    Just enjoy tour and do what you feel like doing like the rest of us. Thank you for all you do!

  7. Poop goblin Says:

    enjoy summer man

    you were a lot of our every show voice during the process of phish’s return. nice to have that in every show assessment

    most of all though I’ve learned to be more opened minded towards my own phish experiences. to take it all in. it’s not just about the tweezers. appreciate the entire musical journey.

    never understood how you kept this blog goin. if you never post again you’ve already done plenty for sparkin intelligent discussion on phish and their live experience. although I’ve pretty much ran out of phish thoughts these discussions keep the community vibrant and music centric.

    see ya soon man
    new tweezers

  8. TheLongCon Says:

    Hope you enjoy your summer Miner, but I’ll be Lost without you!

  9. Jerome Garcia Says:

    Thank you Miner for all your great work over the past 5 yrs. My life & personal relationship w/ Phish has been hugely enriched as a result.

  10. Joe Says:

    Enjoy the summer, mr miner. Thanks for everything. It doesn’t go unappreciated

  11. MiA Says:

    Pace changing is a good thing. Hope everyone has a great summer. Can’t believe it is already late June.

  12. ren Says:

    All great sentiments and I certainly echo them. Its always interesting to see how everyone evolves and grows within our community.

    Happy Summer to all!!!

  13. dorn76 Says:

    I’ll be doing what frozen things do, IN SUMMER.

  14. Kaveh Says:

    Morning BBers…

    …SUMMER TOUR AWAITS! (starts this Friday for me and the Mrs. as that is when we hit vacation).

  15. Kaveh Says:

    @miner: hope to see you and the BBers out there as well.

  16. Kaveh Says:

    Alright BBers:

    What is a get ready for summer tour show I should spin this morning? Fire away.

  17. BingosBrother Says:

    1 week!? So excite!

    Have fun Miner. Thanks for everything. Hope to see you in Chicago.


  18. ren Says:

    Bethel II Kaveh. Great show, early in summer, keeps it 3.0

  19. btb Says:

    Do what you gotta do man. Enjoy the tour.


    Jaded Mr. Miner 1.0 vet 🙂

  20. Kaveh Says:

    @ren: Done; rolling from the bottom, from the top.

  21. Mr. Palmer Says:

    Finally listened to the Fishman interview.. Pretty obvious that the stupid shit we obsess over, they are oblivious to… Pretty funny actually.

    Good for you Miner, enjoy the summer.

  22. vapebraham Says:


    Miner: Sounds like a healthy approach. Let it come to you. Thanks again for the spark you have steadily provided for many years.

  23. ren Says:

    Yes Kaveh! Nice play on words there. That show certainly steeped in IT throughout. Just thinking about that whole experience always puts a smile on my face. Can’t wait to get back there with some of you fine folks!

  24. Kaveh Says:

    @ren: the DCU shows from 2012 are another great way to start the day…I’ll spin one of those later today. Both nights full of highlights.

  25. ren Says:

    Indoor summer Phish is the kinda Phish I like!!!! Will reciprocate and spin later today as well.

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