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. MiA Says:

    I’m gonna call booby weird “turtle” from now on.

    He has a cute man crush

  2. phishm Says:

    Monica Lewinsky loves Clinton Dix. Ha Ha.

  3. little umbrellas Says:

    …Paul Brady?

  4. bobby weird Says:

    thats gold Phishm! gold!!!

  5. bobby weird Says:

    c’mon MiA… you know he is hot!!

  6. Random Poster...Nutbag Says:

    Go Lions!!

    Ha, one of these years that might actually mean something. Probably not though.

  7. dorn76 Says:

    As a lifelong fan of the Fins (the only franchise to complete an undefeated season), I still pine for Dan the Man. The quick release. That tan.

  8. Berkeley Head Says:

    Because Isotoner gloves are custom made to hug your hands. And you know what they say about big hands… big gloves. I’m Dan the man and I’m dumber than shit.

    Duper and Clayton were my boys though… and I’m a Niner fan.

  9. little umbrellas Says:


  10. dorn76 Says:

    You’re a weird guy, Ace. Weird guy.

  11. MiA Says:

    The best thing going for the Pats is how absolutely shitty the AFC is.

    And Robert Kraft is 10x more of a weird pervert sicko than anything I can conjure up from Rex Ryan.


    Take out the year he was injured, and last year was one of his worst in 10 years. Which is saying a lot. He was damn good in 2010, but 11 was a little worse, ’12 a little more worse, ’13 even farther down. We will see if there is a major change.

    Kraits belief he can toss and recruit is pretty cavalier. I think 12-4 would be exceptional for them. But they will get killed again by Broncos, who were massacred by Seattle. Had the Pats played Seattle it would have been 45-3.

  12. MiA Says:

    Kraft believes…

  13. Berkeley Head Says:

    FTR I know like everyone Marino is easily in the best of all time convy even without a SB… and maybe the best arm talent ever.

  14. Berkeley Head Says:

    Ok I went too far… but you know what I mean. Respek

  15. dorn76 Says:

    Niner’s kept Dan from at least a ring or two. Respek.

    A defense would’ve been nice.

    I’m content with greatest pure passer of all time.

  16. phishm Says:

    You mean Brett Favre there dorn?

  17. Berkeley Head Says:

    MiA glad to hear you’re going to be making it to SB. I just booked lodging at Presidio Motel on State St. for cheap with free bike rentals… Yeah buddy. I hear that’s the way to go; fun rides home downhill I’ll bet. I’ll stay peeled for tix for you.


  18. MiA Says:

    Gonna be good times BH. See ya there!

  19. Mr.Miner Says:

    the board has gone football. im gonna order the sunday ticket this year i think

  20. Berkeley Head Says:

    Haha. Call Directv and tell them you’re switching to cable if they don’t give you the red zone channel for free.

  21. phishm Says:

    All you need is the red zone channel Miner. It’s the best. Commercial free and shows every game real time when something is going on. They show every red zone play from every game. They will go split screen if there are multiple games with the ball in the red zone. It’s great.

  22. MrCompletely Says:

    Watching just red zone plays sounds terrible to me. but okay. don’t really think you learn much about the teams that way which is the fun part for me.

    Pats defense should be much much better @MiA. That’s where I see the improvement. Brady was rough in the first half of last season but played better 2nd half. Much better at times.

    Seahawks are the top tier by themselves

    Coming into the season the 2nd tier is DEN, NE, GB, NO, SF and I think that’s it? Lot of people seem to think PHI moves past SF this year, dunno about that.

    FWIW I’m only in warmup mode now and more clueless than average even. Weather’s still good. Not gonna really watch day games or anything until the rain sets in. So all opinions sure to be even more worthless than usual.

  23. MrCompletely Says:

    Gonna be some bargains on GB in the next few weeks due to the overreaction to tonight’s result

  24. phishm Says:

    When the Packers play I watch the entire game. Of course I record it to avoid being advertised to. When all other teams are playing I watch the red zone channel. Then again I hardly watched football last year. TV really gives me a headache most of the time. Too much advertising for my taste. I hate to be that guy, but commercials really piss me off.

  25. Chris Says:

    I wanted so badly for that light to succeed and become another 20 min Monster for the dicks record books. They started to hit on the same awesome progression as the Rnr from 8.3.13. Exact same chord pRogression. That was the best chance for a type 2 monster. Also had dreams of a Chalkdust repeat. This version is nice but doesn’t blow me away. It’s more of relaxed jam that could go type two if an interesting idea or theme popped up but nothing came so trey cut it off. Dwd had a similar quality. No real peak and 13 min

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