Early 3.0 Playlists: 2009-2011

Red Rocks – 7.31.09 (Graham Lucas)

About a month ago, a friend of mine who missed the first three-plus years of 3.0 was saying how Phish wasn’t very musically proficient in these years. I begged to differ. First, I started listing great stuff from each year in a group text, but then I decided to show him instead of tell. With the incredibly useful LivePhish app, I created extended playlists of the most relevant jams from these years. In addition to sharing them with some friends, I figured I’d share them with anyone and everyone who’d want to listen as a reminder of how exciting these years actually were. I find that 2009, 2010 and 2011 get a bad rap. Though the band was less consistent during this early comeback era, they did produce quite a bit of good music.

These playlists got quite long, so I most often included only the songs that had the jams and not the come down songs, so some tracks have abrupt endings, but in the end this doesn’t prove too obtrusive. If you have the LivePhish app, these links will open the playlists in your app. Enjoy!

2009: https://livephi.sh/2FywjTv

2010: https://livephi.sh/2GgGzxC

2011: https://livephi.sh/2G5oDs2

Be on the lookout for 2012 and beyond coming soon!

The Gorge – 8.7.09 (Graham Lucas)

13,484 Responses to “Early 3.0 Playlists: 2009-2011”

  1. Stoney Case Says:

    Damn this kid is smart. $$$

  2. HeadyBrosevelt Says:

    the Park was so, so, so much fun last night. pretty fucking magical. lots of BB reps. my cousin- Chinatown/West Village cuz- even came to the show. dude never saw Phish before, but decided to check out Trey with us… i think he kind of had his mind blown.

    we made the Greyhound on time- back in Philly by 12:45. Went out to the Kyber and Plough and the Stars for cocktails, then we went clubbing at Recess. We were the only white folks there and threw down on the dance floor. Too much fun. i was hoping Embiid would be there, but no such luck.

    i lost my phone somewhere in Philly, Gdad- if you go to the lantern festival this evening, hit up MamaLos- seven 1 niner, dos dos uno, niner 7 sixty two. we will be there between 6 and seven.


  3. HeadyBrosevelt Says:

    next time Greyhound Rising comes on if your spinning a Trio Show, raise a glass to mamalos and me.

  4. Diego Says:

    Pregame in the park was all I hoped it would be. Great boogieing with you fine folks. Lots of backslaps w all the feelz yet merch tables remained entact. Even more excited for tour are we there yet…

  5. aj Says:

    Radiohead tonight, Buddy Guy tomorrow. My cup runneth over. Raise a glass to the architect. Or to the dj, really. Raise a glass to the fucking dj.

  6. DaNcInG fOoL Says:

    but how was the slap back?

  7. Stoney Case Says:

    DF in $$$$ pre-tour form, Fam frfr

  8. gavinsdad Says:

    Finnish prog rec:

    Toinen Toista by Malady


  9. Mr.Miner Says:

    Here’s my perspective.

    The music is the music, there’s no possibility of it being other than what it is. Same for the shows, jams, lyrics, etc. That being said, I find that there are two primary ways to approach phish, with your head or with your heart. Approaching and receiving phish with your head leads to expectations, disappointment, criticism and judgment. Approaching phish with your heart leads to unconditional acceptance, appreciation, the enjoyment of each and every journey, freedom and joy. I have learned that the latter is far more fun and rewarding. I want everyone to reap the benefits of that perspective, but I guess that’s not realistic. Of course, these approaches aren’t fully mutually exclusive, but the presence of one greatly diminishes the possibility of the other having primary influence over one’s experience.

    I think in discussion, preferences should be phrased as likes and dislikes rather than judgements of good or bad, that way we are speaking our own truths, not asserting objective truths. One can like soul planet or dislike soul planet, but judgments of good or bad (or any other definitive adjective) make no sense and are not relevant. Similarly, one can like bliss peaks or dislike them, but judging them as good or bad makes no sense, because they just are. There’s nothing inherently good or bad about (or any other definitive adjective) about them.

    Most of my close friends and I are positive and don’t intellectually analyze the music, thus when I encounter harsh criticism or a level of critique that takes the music from an emotional realm to an intellectual one, it sometimes throws me. Obviously, I realize that the opinions of others don’t invalidate anything I believe or experience, and not everyone will see things from the same perspective. We are all individuals with subjective experiences. I would love everyone to be positive, and approach phish from a heart-based perspective, but that’s wishful thinking.

    Do understand that nothing I’ve said is personal and I love you all. In the same way that the music just is, so are opinions and differences. There’s no other possibility. So I need to accept that truth as deeply as I accept the other. Because ultimately that leads to the same level of freedom.

  10. DaNcInG fOoL Says:

    Does this only apply to phish?

  11. Mr.Miner Says:

    No. Definitely not. But that’s what we are talking about on here. If one can successfully apply this paradigm to everyday life, suffering is greatly alleviated. That’s the ultimate goal for sure.

  12. DaNcInG fOoL Says:

    It’s just weird if phish is the only thing this is applied to. But it also sounds a lot like ignorance is bliss.

  13. Random Poster...Nutbag Says:


    Treybone festy set

  14. Mr.Miner Says:

    Ignorance is bliss is 100% not what it is. Unconditional acceptence is freedom. That is what I’m saying. There’s mugging about ignoring reality on what I said, just not judging it.

    And as I said, it is / can be applied to everything. It’s a life’s practice. There is only one reality. Fighting against it leads to suffering.

  15. Mr.Miner Says:

    Anyway, I’ve laid out my perspective on the issue.

  16. DaNcInG fOoL Says:

    Apply that shit to American politics and tell me it’s not ignorance is bliss.

  17. DaNcInG fOoL Says:

    Yeah I get it, not thinking critically will make you happier. I’d much rather be depressed though.

    Ignorance is bliss. Just accept all the bad shit that is happening and you’ll be happy. Don’t fight it.

    Come. On. Man.

  18. DaNcInG fOoL Says:

    Honestly, it really just sounds like you go to every single phish show and you’re trying to find ways to make it all great.

  19. BingosBrother Says:

    Phish Hearts

  20. Stoney Case Says:

    Miner that’s brilliant and succinct and easy to follow. Df too young to grasp. Lots of gumption. I was young when 3.0 started as well. Like/dislike in lieu of good/bad crystallizes what you’ve been expressing for some time. FWIW I think that’s generally the theme here.

    Df, it’s time to make changes that won’t be easy in amaeridabs because our hearts are screaming at us even tho our head sees the stock market thriving

  21. Sally Says:

    How do you not get the funk down to wombat??? I’m ophishially out for Gorge, see you in SF/LA/Curveball, Vegas

  22. DaNcInG fOoL Says:

    Don’t worry Stoney, a recession is coming – big time.
    There’s been at least one under every single republican presidont

  23. jonacho Says:

    Art is a personal experience. Make of it what you will.

  24. jonacho Says:

    You can feel however you want about art, but to classify it as “good / bad” attempts to apply your experience to everyone else’s.
    Ever been to a show where everyone saw the same music, but two people have radically different experiences because of their own headspace?

  25. DaNcInG fOoL Says:

    Ever been to a show where trey flubbed half the notes but you still had a good time? And then afterwords you talked about it critically, and it didn’t affect the good time you had?

    What have we even been discussing here for the past 10 years?

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