Ten Tunes For Friday

Hampton '09 (J.Volkhausen)

And the weeks continue to peel off the calendar, moving ever closer to the beginning of June. Telluride is all but confirmed, and a full tour should be announced in a couple of weeks. But until then, here we are on Friday again, and here are another ten jams to move the day along just a little bit quicker; a short cut to the weekend. All the selections can be downloaded using the orange song titles, per usual. Enjoy the tunes!


Antelope” 8.28.93 II

Kicking off this Friday is a fierce piece of improv from the band’s last show of Summer ’93 at Berkley’s Greek Theatre. Phish played six out of seven months between February and August, taking only June off, and you can hear the results in the communication during this mind-numbing “Antelope.” Typifying the peak month of August, Phish took this jam to several dynamic places before setting the gearshift for anywhere.



Timber > David Bowie” 7.26.97 II

12.2.09 (W.Rogell)

This extended trip into the dark side opened up the second set at South Park Meadows, the now defunct venue in Austin, Texas. Both Dallas and Austin this summer featured Bob Gullotti on a second drum set, as he sat in with the band for four straight sets. This is the fourth of these sets, and perhaps the most impressive segment from both nights.



Tweezer” 4.21.92 II

This personal favorite took place at a Fairgrounds in Eureka, CA, and catches the band on one of their earliest stretches of truly sublime music out west in the spring of ’92. In this “Tweezer” Phish fuses rhythm and melody in a soaring groove that is truly ahead of its time. Check out one of the greatest gems from the band’s west coast swing of lore.



Reba” 8.16.93 I

12.4.09 (W.Rogell)

Another multi-part journey, this “Reba” bears no resemblance to the song’s usual contour. Moving as far from usual territory as possible, Phish morphs from an eerie canvas into a somewhat more conventional feel, but this adventure never stops, as Phish annihilates this jam like few other “Rebas”in history. And it’s the fourth song of the show. (Bear with the less than ideal recording, trust me, its worth it.)



Runaway Jim > Free”  Oswego 7.18.99 II

With a airplane runway doubling as an over-sized dance floor, Phish took this “Runaway Jim” into the realm of funk, turning the afternoon jam into an overtly playful piece. Eventually segueing into “Free,” the festival-sized grooves continued to flow all day long.



Drowned” 12.3.97 I

12.29.09 (W.Rogell)

On this night, Phish gave “Drowned” the Fall ’97 treatment. Funking up this version at the onset of The Spectrums’ second night, the band prepped the crowd for two sets of non-stop dance music. This is another piece that drifts far from charted territory.



Wolfman’s Brother” 8.6.98 II

This multi-faceted version opened Lakewood ’98, moving from classic Summer ’98 grooves into a more intricate mid-section, and then an ambient outro. This standout version flies way under the radar with so much shining from Phish’s beloved summer tour.



YEM” 7.19.03 II

12.29.09 (W.Rogell)

This stellar “YEM” ended Phish’s two-night, post-hiatus return to Alpine Valley. Within this excursion, the band engages in some thematic jamming that stands up as one of the era’s defining versions of their classic.

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1,038 Responses to “Ten Tunes For Friday”

  1. Mitch Says:

    This site def changed all of us. I’ve got solid friends at my shows now. I don’t even meet up with friends at shows now who used to be some of my go to peeps.

    This is joy in action. Like minded heads with a place to meet. Still waiting on the first real life miner to show up at a meet up. Hint hint.

    Mr c is right tho about miner. I had a mailing list that I tried to modify a bit (partly because the people were filling my inbox with junk) but when I tried to suggest they not do that, it fell apart.


  2. Mitch Says:

    Ps thank you mr miner.

    Typing on my phone on the train makes my points of my post drift.

  3. Hoedown Says:


    I’m on YEM right now and am getting chills from the memory… Straight up Nasty. Any who…

  4. voopa Says:

    Mr. C

    Don’t forget to check that 9/17/99 source when you get home…On my way to see the ‘bane man now, will check back in later.

  5. Mr. Completely Says:

    This seems like a good time to repeat my request that if anyone in the extended Phishthoughts crew knows what happened to Derek Gregory or how to get in touch with him, please let me know, or please just let him know that Tyler from Eugene would like to say Hi and say thanks for a couple things and basically know how he is doing.

    I put this out there every couple months as regulars come and go here in the hopes that eventually someone will be reading that has kept in touch with him.

    I owe him a lot, karmically speaking.

  6. Mr. Completely Says:

    I will, voopa.

    no problem.

  7. Mr. Completely Says:

    heading home in about 10 minutes I think, writing up some project completion notes for the QA testers and then I’m out…

  8. Mr. Palmer Says:

    Great video of the Mike’s from MSg


  9. Hoedown Says:

    Sweetness! Thanks Palmer.

  10. Mitch Says:

    use xact on your mac. I made some scripts that do all the work for you.

    the rest of us read phish thoughts before the paper. Shit. If I get around to the paper. No tv. No newspaper subscription. I’m out of touch.

  11. Lycanthropist Says:

    Chiming in late on the three cheers for BB.

    This board too has affected me. It is so refreshing to find a intelligent group of people to discuss one of my favorite bands with. There are very few people around here that share my passion for Phish. I have searched online before for good discussion, but was turned away by the likes of the greenboard, Lost blogs, and other various internet geek message baords.

    But here was different. I read for Summer Leg 1 and started posting with Summer Leg 2, specifically to praise that Shoreline Disease. Been posting regularly ever since.

    Yet it is so much more than just Phish chatter. This board has become a true think tank. So many intelligent, and some brilliant. The collective conscious of this board is a force to be reckoned with for sure.

    I have had a very amazing experience here one night where I was dosed and on my own, but came here and really wasn’t. That was an amazing night for me.

    I also want to take the opportunity to thank all of the BBer’s who have gotten behind my musical projects. I want to also thank all of you, even those who don’t like the music, for graciously putting up with the regular promotion.

    The response here to CF and TSU has been very uplifting and inspiring to us. So I would like to thank you guys for helping breathe new life in to CF and we hope to playing near some of you soon.

    So a big bow and thank you to Mr Miner and his Merry Bunch for taking a positive evolutionary step in community building!

  12. Gavinsdad Says:

    Word Lycan. Keep doing your think. I appreciate your passion

  13. Mitch Says:

    Well said lycan. Evolutionary step in community building. I dig that.

  14. butter Says:

    i second everyones kind thoughts this afternoon

    what a cool place to have at our fingertips
    and everyone i’ve met in the real world has been legit

    any friends or wives doubts or uncertainties are cured or erased
    as they meet you folks in person

    thanks Mr. Miner and all other fellow BB’ers

  15. Mr.Miner Says:

    heres my issue. every time i adda torrent file to utorent that i want to seed, it automatically begins downloading it. how do i add new torrents to seed? when i dont have to create them.

  16. halcyon Says:

    Miner…..try a force re-check.

  17. Mr.Miner Says:

    oh. i love everyone too, just dropped in…l

  18. (Formally Known As) BrandonKayda Says:

    Hey BB

    Haven’t caught up on posts, wondering how you all have been doing.

    Great post by Lycan there

    Lycan – Get on later tonight, lemme know how that show went

  19. Mr.Miner Says:

    cool…will do

  20. Mr.Miner Says:

    where do i force recheck from?

  21. Lycanthropist Says:


    on now
    cutting up show at the moment

  22. Mr. Palmer Says:

    looking for a great show to listen to ’99-’00 and suggestions?

  23. (Formally Known As) BrandonKayda Says:

    Sweet. I’ll check in on that later

    10.30 Wolfman’s->Piper->Joy is some top-notch Phish.

  24. Hoedown Says:

    I’ve been lurking here since fall of 2008 and always want to chime in here. Alas I’m shy. But this IS a very special place and thanks to everyone for making it so pure. And most thanks to you Mr. Miner!

  25. Mr.Miner Says:

    cheers hoedown. good to see you

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