Nassau Wins the Title

Nassau Coliseum

#1 Nassau Coliseum 52 #1 Auburn Hills 36

In the championship game of Tweezer Madness, Nassau Coliseum’s ’03 version took down the Palace ’97 and captured the trophy. Although the game was competitive, the result was never truly in doubt, as Nassau grabbed an early lead and was able to maintain separation throughout the game. The only 2.0 Tweezer in the tournament out-dueled the Fall ’97 favorite in a battle between two defining versions. We caught up with Nassau in their champagne-soaked locker room, and the champ had this to say, ” We want to congratulate the Palace on an amazing season. That’s a nasty Tweezer over there, and it deserved to win as much as we did. In reality, Auburn Hills is a deeper, more psychedelic jam, but we had the advantage of length, and you know what they say—size matters. I want to thank all the voters that came down on our side, and we are happy to represent the much-maligned era of 2.0 in taking home the title.”

The Palace version offered it’s own take. “I can’t say we’re not disappointed, but its no embarrassment to lose to that monumental Nassau version. That middle section of music is as good as anything the band has ever played. I thought the score would have been closer, but sometimes things just don’t fall your way. They started the game quickly and we could never quite catch up. On another day, I think we could have defeated the Nassau squad. It was an honor to play in the national final, and it’s an experience we’ll never forget.”

It was a game for the ages, and the fitting end to an amazing month of music and basketball. It was truly a fun event and a joy to watch unfold. Hopefully people got exposed to some new versions and were able to revisit some old favorites along the way. And that brings Tweezer Madness to a close. The selection committee and Uncle Ebeneezer would like to thank all of the voters who helped make this tournament happen. We hope you’ve enjoyed the experience, and we look forward stepping into the freezer together in a little over a month as we prepare for new versions to unfold. Until then…please her with a Tweezer.

Championship Stub—2.28.03

649 Responses to “Nassau Wins the Title”

  1. little umbrellas Says:

    Runaway Jim starts in D Mixolydian ( Major with a flag 7, blues Major) ·6:40 Trey hits the m7 (minor 7) chord with the Leslie, big cue. Dm jam> Band playing with a nice balance of open patience and drive. ·7:10 Dm>G7 , they take the Dm7 as the ii chord and move up a 4th to G7. The 5 chord (Mixolydian). Same quality jam as the start, but now in G. Fishman has got his endless roll on, the beat almost feeling like one circling fill. ·9:50 G7>Gm7 Trey minor7 Leslie in the same key. I see a pattern here 😉 . @10:00 Type 2 minor jam, trey playing leads. That tone from the POG2 octave generator, some dirt, and a bit of delay/verb. @11:30 – this trey playing here is sick, trey warbling the leads with wah pedal over the POG2. ·11:50 G minor > Bb Major, after a short but uber tasty minor jam, the band goes for the big relative Major, (treating the minor key as the vi chord, and moving up to the relative (i) chord.) Full Major (Ionian, as opposed to Mixolydian, no flat 7). Bouncy Major jam from 11:50>13:20. At the peak of the fun Major action, Trey starts hitting chords with a wide delay, creating the echo, at 13:20 Mike moves back to G minor! (back down to the vi chord!). Trey responds by turning up the rate of his delay and switches it to a syncopated hit for that signature 2019 effect, and as the delay fades out, starts playing distorted snarling licks in minor. ·14:45 Fishman changing the beat up, groove morph. Trey with monster downbeats whilst page is in floating clavinet phantasy scape, getting the clav to feedback. @15:40, Mike starts doing his own digital delay jam. @16:00 Moog synthesizer. @16:20 Trey’s tone with the POG2 and delay on, following Mike into Delay jam land. @16:50 Mike puts on the Panda Audio Future Impact synth pedal. Endzone Spacecamp vibes, Page uses a sequencer on the new grand Moog to actually start an electronic loop. Gangster, holy crap Page and Mike are like bro we got this spacecamp thing going so hard, but Trey the great audience concert scope mastermind, brings back the tune.

  2. uncle-jimmy Says:

    Umb! Yes! Boom. I’m so happy to see a familiar breakdown, dude. Thanks.
    Me and the wifey caught the 2nd set stream like 10 min late. We could not figure out what the heckin jam was. Straight space. But when trey got that look in his eye, I knew he was about to bail. I was all like, “welp, we’re about to find out what this jam is in a few seconds” Runaway Jim is boss.

  3. uncle-jimmy Says:

    ^^^
    Ignore my gibberish and check out Lil Umb’s jam breakdown on page 11.

  4. uncle-jimmy Says:

    little umbrellas Says:

    June 22nd, 2019 at 11:16 am
    Runaway Jim starts in D Mixolydian ( Major with a flag 7, blues Major) ·6:40 Trey hits the m7 (minor 7) chord with the Leslie, big cue. Dm jam> Band playing with a nice balance of open patience and drive. ·7:10 Dm>G7 , they take the Dm7 as the ii chord and move up a 4th to G7. The 5 chord (Mixolydian). Same quality jam as the start, but now in G. Fishman has got his endless roll on, the beat almost feeling like one circling fill. ·9:50 G7>Gm7 Trey minor7 Leslie in the same key. I see a pattern here . @10:00 Type 2 minor jam, trey playing leads. That tone from the POG2 octave generator, some dirt, and a bit of delay/verb. @11:30 – this trey playing here is sick, trey warbling the leads with wah pedal over the POG2. ·11:50 G minor > Bb Major, after a short but uber tasty minor jam, the band goes for the big relative Major, (treating the minor key as the vi chord, and moving up to the relative (i) chord.) Full Major (Ionian, as opposed to Mixolydian, no flat 7). Bouncy Major jam from 11:50>13:20. At the peak of the fun Major action, Trey starts hitting chords with a wide delay, creating the echo, at 13:20 Mike moves back to G minor! (back down to the vi chord!). Trey responds by turning up the rate of his delay and switches it to a syncopated hit for that signature 2019 effect, and as the delay fades out, starts playing distorted snarling licks in minor. ·14:45 Fishman changing the beat up, groove morph. Trey with monster downbeats whilst page is in floating clavinet phantasy scape, getting the clav to feedback. @15:40, Mike starts doing his own digital delay jam. @16:00 Moog synthesizer. @16:20 Trey’s tone with the POG2 and delay on, following Mike into Delay jam land. @16:50 Mike puts on the Panda Audio Future Impact synth pedal. Endzone Spacecamp vibes, Page uses a sequencer on the new grand Moog to actually start an electronic loop. Gangster, holy crap Page and Mike are like bro we got this spacecamp thing going so hard, but Trey the great audience concert scope mastermind, brings back the tune.

  5. kayatosh Says:

    best Have Mercy ever? yes! its length – 5:55

  6. kayatosh Says:

    last Have Mercy on 7.28.17 also pretty amazing. odd year reggae gold

  7. kayatosh Says:

    quite the first set last night. lovin this YaMar (keeper). jah bless the sweet tonalities and craftsmanship

  8. BingosBrother Says:

    Stand by my side
    And guide us
    We pray Jah mon

    Perfect analogy Jimmy. The ultimate prayer before the feast. Bless up homies. 19 will be a tough team to beat.

  9. BingosBrother Says:

    You getting any action Kaya? SWE Volume 1 bumping in the crib today. Time is going realllllyyyyy ssslllooowwwww….

  10. kayatosh Says:

    I don’t know about action, but i enjoyed today so much I locked myself out. on the up side, I had takeout dinner already purchased, weather is gorgeous, and locksmith was a really nice guy

    back to PHISH. say it to me Santos!

  11. joe Says:

    Was hoping to catch a monster Bowie in Bangor. guess it’ll have to wait till Fenway or Mohegan Sun. Catching 6 in the next few weeks.

  12. Light glaze Says:

    You lost me at m7. Undermind tube to start it off looks sweet. Anyone have a stream?

  13. kayatosh Says:

    The 6.21 Jim jam is $$$. has a Buried Alive feel

  14. Sex&City Says:

    Come on you Signal Phucks!!! Phish is playing and you all are sleeping.

  15. phishm Says:

    I’m watching Sex. Very much enjoyed that last set.

  16. Hadtohavethat Says:

    ^lmfao signal fucks
    Little behind but loved the Bowie!
    I’m stil mercurtweezie twisted from last night tho lol
    Got so many good friends in house tonight, hope the BB contingent is having the best of times too! Love to think of everyone in house. Thanks for the sparkles phishm!

  17. phishm Says:

    Bet this Ghost is good. The band is on.

  18. Hadtohavethat Says:

    I’ve barely begun to unpack last night
    Tweezfest solstice mercury running jim in space smells like possum hella good time

  19. phishm Says:

    I still haven’t unpacked from Blossom. Kinda just been being. Took the rest of the week off knowing said feeling was going to be processed. The music has it all.

  20. Hadtohavethat Says:

    This is a mighty fine ghost

  21. phishm Says:

    Love the Set Your Soul Free placement.

  22. phishm Says:

    Be really cool for them to just let go again and have the music do what it does. Fucking amazing how it does it too. Loving the process this recent tour.

  23. phishm Says:

    I keep thinking we’re live then it’s like no this was played before then it’s like no this is being played now.

  24. Hadtohavethat Says:

    Oh shit! Death DONT hurt very long!!!
    Damn best yet!

  25. phishm Says:

    it has that edge to it most don’t catch

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