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

1,203 Responses to “Nassau Wins the Title”

  1. kayatosh Says:

    I am down with 8.9.15 tweezer. feel good version. $$$

  2. uncle-jimmy Says:

    4 sure vape. Love that tweezer. Don’t press turn the dial after Tweezer. The mikes>blaze on>paug is also quite dank.

  3. kayatosh Says:

    you’re dank. like 4 Star General dank.

    also dank, 10.20.18 Tweezer

  4. kayatosh Says:

    10.20.18>12.29.18 tweezer. all day. 10.20.18 ($$$+) fell btw the cracks and won the NIT

  5. uncle-jimmy Says:

    Ha! You are Jah Fleet Admiral (protector of jah keep) 10/20/18 tweezer also has the Dirt landing pad, like alpine 15. I love dirt landings.

  6. kayatosh Says:

    btw. the tweezers and the 5.9.77 GD it all got intense; had to steer the fleet to the khruangbin system. downshift. Friday Morning speed. mellow – Mr. Sulu style

  7. Gavinsdad Says:

    Thanks Miner – I’m still Lakewood 00 and Raleigh 99 cause they are cousins and have that goopy funk I prefer along with that little lick they build off that is one of my fave things they retread

  8. uncle-jimmy Says:

    Raleigh 99 = the people’s champ

    Lol. Vape 0verTweezed. You need some of that Scientist Meets the Space Invaders, brah.

  9. vegas wolfmans Says:

    Agree with gdiddy here. ATL 2000 and Raleigh 99 probably my top two. Love Nassau and Palace obviously. Really all worthy and it comes down to set and setting for me. Honorable mention to AV 2015. This is probably my most listened-to jam of 3.0. Amazing the places they get to in 14 minutes. Thanks for the fun, Miner. Enjoyed revisiting some of the classics.

  10. jonacho Says:

    Happy to report that Khruangbin live stands up well. Boulder Theatre show was a step above their opener for GOTF in Berkeley. They have skills, stage presence, and a great vibe. Long grooves, and overall a very fun show.
    They seemed comfortable up there working the crowd. Definitely recommend catching them live.
    Boulder hotties and chatty bros in full force.

  11. RoosterPizza Says:

    I started listening to Guyutica from start this morning. I just made it through the segue from Drowned>Sand and officially in the groove. It’s not even 9:00am, so good things must be coming.

  12. RoosterPizza Says:

    Thumbs down to chatty bros.

  13. RoosterPizza Says:

    And Rosemont Mercury for a change of pace. Last fall brought IT.

  14. uncle-jimmy Says:

    Tell ya what, Rosemont MercAge sure did ignite the rainbows and fungi.
    “The nets unbreakable so don’t worry about falling” ‘twas grinning ear to ear. nibble….nibble….
    After the Cambell’s soup Merc Jam, that MoonAge was like being shot out of a cannon. So so good. Friday night was just one of those nights where the magic gets sprinkled from the very first note and all you gotta do is smile.

  15. BingosBrother Says:

    Smiling? More like hanging on for dear life.

  16. uncle-jimmy Says:

    Ha! You speak the truth broseph. Second set….yep, that shit got really sideways for uncle-jimmy.

  17. phishm Says:

    Nothing like being in the groove eh Rooster?

  18. phishm Says:

    Has that feeling where it’s like it makes total sense yet as you look around those too are looking around wondering if they’re really this inside the music.

  19. RoosterPizza Says:

    @UJ, I couldn’t help myself from listening to the whole set.

    @phishm, it’s the best feeling. New Phish and SQB just around the corner! Lots of opportunities for sharin’ in the groove over the next few months, and it all starts with Mulatu Astatke on Thursday.

  20. RoosterPizza Says:

    Prague Ghost! I’m bringing my air guitar to SQB.

  21. RoosterPizza Says:

    @UJ I should say I skipped Walls if the meh and then listened to the whole second.

  22. uncle-jimmy Says:

    Ha! I like your style Roo. Yea, Troy totally walls of the dick punched us. It’s hard to dance through that one. There is one part of the song that’s kinda cool… I focused on that. Too puddled to wander to the bathrooms alone.

  23. uncle-jimmy Says:

    That second set. Fucking A. The joint was jumpin’.

  24. Hans Says:

    Fully agreed. 10.20.18 Tweezer is underrated dirt dank.

    The first four min of the jam are delicious grime and at 8:21 they pull the full genius transition to hose town. Amazing. It doesn’t stay there long and the tail end of the entire jam sequence falls short for me. But that first half can measure up to anything.

  25. uncle-jimmy Says:

    7/1/97 Hamsterdam: Limb>Ain’t Love Funny

    Happy Mother’s Day to all you Ma’s out there

Leave a Reply