Miner’s Dicks Picks

8.30.13 (Jake Silco)

8.30.13 (Jake Silco)

Here are my selections for the top 10 jams in Dick’s history.

10. “Carini” 8.31.12 I

This surprise jam, early in the first frame, set the tone for the FYF show.



9. “Runaway Jim” 8.31.12 II

A rare siting of an exploratory, second set “Runaway Jim” in the modern era. This one is kind of aimless for a while but comes together in the second half. Some might rank this higher, but it just doesn’t hit me very hard at all. It’s kind of messy and all over the place.



8. “Sand” 8.30.13 II

This “Sand” opens up into a gorgeous passage of Phish. While not quite 2012’s version, this “Sand” is quite good in its own right.



7. “Piper” 9.4.11 II

An airtight excursion that passes through several themes, one that Page laces with his magic Theremin.



6. “Sand” 9.2.12 II

A far more fluid jam than I ever gave it credit for, and sick throughout.



5. “Chalk Dust Torture” 8.31.13 II

A defining moment of late-summer ’13, as the band set the course for Fall.



4. “Chalk Dust Torture” 8.31.12 II

An incredibly cohesive monster with some of Trey’s most inspired work of the year.



3. “Tweezer” 9.3.11 II

One of the bands most triumphant moments in 2011.



2. “Undermind” 8.31.12 II

This set closer confirmed that something special was going at Dick’s in 2012.



1. “Light” 9.1.12 II

The mac daddy highlight from Phish’s years at Dick’s. It’s just so good.

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3,444 Responses to “Miner’s Dicks Picks”

  1. dorn76 Says:

    Pow on the backside.

    Mom’s at orgies.


    Phish card redemption at the rear door.

    I’m in a-hole!

  2. MrCompletely Says:

    I like snowball fights

  3. snow Says:

    obvs it’s a drag cause she steals all the attention… even from the ladies.

    @C- then you got to come to baker. best snowball snow in the world. It’s not even allowed at Crystal.

  4. snow Says:

    @jtran- nice. hadn’t seen that site before.
    one thing most of cascadia is short on – blower. but when it comes. have mercy.

    @ricks – haven’t been to big sky. heard great things. Still haven’t cat skiied. getting closer every season.

    If anybody watches absinth films, they film at baker, stevens and in BC a bunch. great films. really good soundtracks too.

  5. snow Says:

    *snowballs aren’t even allowed at crystal.
    all you need to know:
    Warren miller films at Crystal.
    Absinthe films at baker/stevens.

  6. MrCompletely Says:

    mmm hmm. mmm hmmm. that clears it right up.

    which one does werner herzog film at?

  7. BingosBrother Says:

    I draw the line at snowballs. Don’t even try it.

  8. jtran Says:


    it didn’t hurt living in alta the winter after graduation (then visiting every winter after that, then moving to CA)

    although if you really feel like it dig back and there’s a lot of really good VT skiing shots from my ski crew at UVM. like this one: http://goo.gl/SksFF9 or http://goo.gl/U1VQ46

    this is my fav one though: http://goo.gl/TCHKwp


  9. MrCompletely Says:

    ::MrC pops Bingo’s with a snowball

  10. Phamily Berzerker Says:

    Whooooooooaaaaaaooo Oh Runaway Jim

  11. BingosBrother Says:

    If I let anybody snowball me, it’s gonna be Mr. C. No way I’m snowballing you though.

  12. MrCompletely Says:

    what is russell wilson doing with that macklemore haircut doe

  13. MrCompletely Says:

    just an actual snowball like literally made of frozen water

  14. phlorida phan Says:

    NEW POST!!

  15. snow Says:

    herzog films in the mountains of Iran. worst fucking ski films ever. The last one ironically featured nothing but the dialog of skiers on chair lifts at a resort with no snow. Then of one the skiers is killed in an avalanche that seems to come from nowhere while wearing a GoPro. Then we have to watch Werner listen to said GoPro footage, shaking his head and saying “no one should listen to this.”

    Thanks werner. Glad you can handle it but don’t think we can.

  16. little umbrellas Says:

    Herzog.. still pulling that boat over that hill.

    ..wonder if there’s any relation to DF there..

  17. sumodie Says:

    Whats the name of Tzara’s vineyard label?

  18. Chris Says:

    That article about the 8.4.13 Light is really cool. Nice to see that jam getting lots of love here. U guys rock. Phish rocks

  19. MiA Says:

    Thanks for the compliment phishm. I appreciate it.

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