The Gorge (Photo: Graham Lucas)

In the early months of this off-season from time to time, I will be working on other projects and just post a Jam and Download of the Day. Today is one of those days. Happy Thursday!


Jam of the Day:

Maze” 10.18.96 II


One of the the more interesting “Mazes” ever played.



7.3.99 Lakewood Amp, Atlanta, GA < Torrent

7.3.99 Lakewood Amp, Atlanta, GA < Megaupload

Here is the opening night to Lakewood’s Fourth of July weekend. While overshadowed by the fireworks of the next night, this show has quite a but to offer. The second-song “Gumbo” set a funky theme for the opening frame in which they debuted the actual song, “Meatstick,” rather than the lyrical or melodic teases in Lille, FR and Champaign, IL respectively. From this point on, “Meatstick” swept the nation, culminating in its Cypress bookends. The second set featured not-stop action, starting with the oft-combined, “Twist > Piper.” Following a thick second-set “Moma,” Trey brought “Mountains in the Mist” from his solo band to Phish for the first time. A big-time “Antelope” punctuated the second set.

I. Chalk Dust Torture, Gumbo, Sparkle > Cavern, Taste, When the Circus Comes, Tube, Funky Bitch, NICU, Waste, Meatstick*

II. Twist > Piper, The Moma Dance, Mountains in the Mist*, Run Like an Antelope, Contact > The Little Drummer Boy

E: The Little Drummer Boy, Bill Bailey, Won’t You Please Come Home?**

E2: Harry Hood

*Debut, ** w/ Page’s dad, Dr. Jack McConnell

Source: Unknown


1,799 Responses to “Occasionally…”

  1. chefbradford Says:

    any MTV variant that uses the term face-melting in conjunction with music will probably cause a rift in the space-time continuum. MTV doesn’t DO music, it’s not POSSIBLE!

  2. jdub Says:

    Never heard of pot church but in a way the phish culture has a bit of that 🙂

  3. stitchstash Says:

    I should just stick with the night conversation. There were some interesting conversations earlier, sometimes it’s hard not to comment.

    face melting music? In reference to who, I wonder?

  4. chefbradford Says:

    Ok, pretty sure I killed my (computer) mouse.


    I need a new mouse.

    A new computer.

    An external hard drive.

    Probably a new keyboard.

    Probably not a fucking monitor, thanks (or not) to my dad (long, angry story)

    All I need now is the fucking money


  5. chefbradford Says:

    Stitch- the face-melting thing was probably in reference to Nickelback, Korn, Shinedown, or some such all-time great band!


  6. chefbradford Says:

    So, seriously, I fucked up my mouse. How expensive are…mice? mouses? meese? How expensive are those clicky-movey-around-the-paddy-fucking things? Oh yeah, I need a new mouse-pad, too

  7. jdub Says:

    FML Face melting Laugh?, get a mac if you can swing it chef

  8. jdub Says:

    Mice skirt around for 20 to 50 depending on array of capabilities and skill

  9. chefbradford Says:

    Face Melting Laugh, I love it. I meant Fuck My Life (if you haven’t checked out fml.com or the FML app, do so, NOW), but I’m def gonna remember the Face Melting Laugh

    Mac, yeah, but I might want to use a new comp as a gaming device, and I think Macs are basically denied in that area. HOWEVER, that is NOT a deciding factor, and I know Macs are historically user-friendly, which is great for me because I am, as I said before, tech-stupid

    do Macs handle large amounts of music (and potentially movies) well? What are the prices like? I’d probably get a desk-top, but laptop/notebook is not out of the question

    Seriously, any info/insight is welcome

  10. chefbradford Says:

    I’ll hit my dad up, see if he has any extra mice, otherwise, wallyworld here I come…in a week or so…or three

  11. stitchstash Says:

    Face Melting Laugh. Good one!

  12. voopa Says:

    Mouses are cheap. Mostly.

    The face-melting reference was for an upcoming show that seemed to feature snowboarding. Hmmm…snow + face melting…does not compute.

    Although if kids are snowboarding while listening to music they like…can’t hold that against them…

  13. stitchstash Says:

    Murphy’s Law chef. That sucks!

  14. chefbradford Says:

    So yeah, apparently even laser…mice? whatever…don’t respond well to the tried and true American method of “if it ain’t workin’ right, beat it the fuck up”.

    So yeah. The mouse is screwed.

    I’m totally going Office Space on this whole computer when I get a new one.

    I can’t wait.

    I’ve even got a couple of friends pumped about it

  15. KWL Says:

    anything you can do on a pc you can do on a mac, and it is probably easier. Seriously. Sometimes it takes work to learn, but once you do, you will be happy about it.

  16. jdub Says:

    Macs are spendi but will handlle your complete media and computer needs effortlessly. They also are pretty reliable and generally last longer than similar priced pcs. Macs are for computer idiots like me and you, plus the graphics on a typical mac are very nice.

  17. stitchstash Says:

    Is it true? Once you go mac, you never go back?

  18. jdub Says:

    12/13/99 Sand from Providence is bouncing me to sleep, good night all

  19. jdub Says:

    it is true for me stich

  20. stitchstash Says:

    Miner, just gave us some new tasty nuggets.

  21. chefbradford Says:

    night jdub

    must research the Macs

    my dad will shit bricks, for sure

  22. jdub Says:

    first post of the weekend and I’m out. That first post is a first for me.

  23. chefbradford Says:

    moved my tech-rant/discussions to the new thread

  24. Creedreader Says:

    Tons of comments here. I haven’t read a single one.

    RE: TTE It occurred to me the other day that Terrapin Station is similar to TTE in that it’s highly compsed, slightly cheesy, and doesn’t really go well in a live setting in that it’s sprawling and doesn’t command the energy or fire up the crowd. Also, it’s an astonishing piece of music that is beautiful and complex.

    I usually hate to compare the Dead and Phish, but in this case I think it’s relevant because it is really the only analog we have to the current situtation: ie a new very long super composed song without a lot of jamming or high-energy cloggin up the setlists that used to have arrow fests, and open ended, edge of your seat jamming.

    When Terrapin debuted live in 1978 (I think in February) were Deadheads having a similar reaction? Or were they just too peace-loving to do so? Was anyone on here around during that time?

    I agree with Mr. Miner to a large extent that it should be shelved. Then in five years when they bust it out, everyone will love it and think it is so cool(see My Soul)

Leave a Reply