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. jtran Says:

    is petrichor the new trey orchestra tune?

    over/under on petrichors on fall tour?

  2. voopa Says:


    I’ll take the under.

  3. phishm Says:

    Have you checked the local sheriffs offices between point a and point b Stoney? He may of got locked up. Just a thought. Some of those podunk sheriffs are of a shady nature.

  4. dorn76 Says:

    Yo, Mr. 10:56!

    It’s me, Mr. 10:52.

  5. Random Poster...Nutbag Says:

    That Dick’s 12 Caspian was legit for sure.

  6. sumodie Says:

    Very excited to hear Petrichor! Awesome name too

  7. dorn76 Says:


  8. RoosterPizza Says:

    After not responding the whole set since seeing the show, MPP 2 sounded damn good to me. Especially the Tweezer, free, simple section. Not sure how I feel about no centerpiece jam, but that was a good set of music.

  9. Mr.Miner Says:

    dicks caspian is not and should not be on this list. i don’t get it. a cool bguitar solo and 2 minuites of open jamming. it wouldn’t even be 11,12, or 13 on this list

  10. RicksFork Says:

    Dorn calling out JTran. Snowcones take accusations of joke stealing seriously 🙂

    Stoney, very sorry to hear about your friend. Maybe he just decided to go Alexander Supertramp for a little while and drop off the grid. Obviously with a better outcome. Hope he turns up.

    Struggling already to get work done this week. Thursday evening flight cant come soon enough.

  11. phishm Says:

    Miner give it a listen again. This time do it on weeeeeed. Seriously, that’s a great jam there. Why no love?

  12. marcoesq Says:

    Dick’s Light still my 1 or 2 favorite jam from this era.

  13. Mr.Miner Says:

    orch tune? huh?

  14. marcoesq Says:

    ’13 Chalkdust needs to be #2 or #3 though, that shit is the heat through and through. I like it better than the ’12 version.

  15. George W. Kush Says:

    cool new fish study


    makes reef restoration a whole new ballgame

  16. little umbrellas Says:

    Stoked for my bud Bhi Bhiman, he’s been opening for Chris Cornell and played with Soundgarden at the Shoreline last night. Go Bhi!

    Check em out. A great singer and songwriter.

  17. Stoney Case Says:

    ::sets calendar for 2 years in the future when Miner comes around on the Dicks Caspian::

  18. George W. Kush Says:

    people call him BB for short?

  19. Stoney Case Says:

    sheriff’s all involved. pretty good sized search. but it won’t last from the authorities side. family heading up to search. authorities tend to assume ‘runaway’ or ‘off-grid’ when a young adult goes missing

  20. Mr.Miner Says:

    dicks caspian is good. always have dug it, but its hardly a jam.

  21. Mr.Miner Says:

    and to think it should replace something on here is kinda crazy imo. no disrespect to the “jam”

  22. Mr.Miner Says:

    spinning now, shreddy as all fuck no doubt.

  23. George W. Kush Says:

    so folks that attended Cypress, 2001 on 12/31 starts with Hood intro. Did Fish start the tune forgetting it was played the previous night, and band switched to 2001 instead on the drop?

  24. dorn76 Says:

    7/1/98 Moma

    In your face, ass-shakin’, joke stealin’ funk.

    Bumping this great audience tape to the newly opened Mega account. Link to come.

  25. George W. Kush Says:


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