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. SillyWilly Says:


    im all set for tomorrow!

    i can leave anytime. I know you’re having dinner with your dad and bro…I think I’ll get over there about 6-630.

    no need to rush your plans or anything. i love cruisin’ around exploring cities.

  2. Kenny Powers Says:

    OK kids

    for the non-torrent-friendly peeps out there, here is a FLAC of that sick 9.11.99 Gorge AUD:


    but you should really take the torrent plunge – it’s easy and addictive!

  3. brother Says:

    Listening to that 99 gorge download from earlier. Wow, that wolfmans>sand drop must have floored everyone who hadn’t heard sand before. Man, incredible stuff.

  4. jay Says:

    hey KP. Thanks. I tried the torrent way but it just sits there queued at 0.0%.

  5. ThePigSong Says:

    BTW anyone have the link for the torrent voopa was going to seed? Looked back and couldn’t find it…

  6. halcyon Says:

    Miner, If I can find the tutorial for that link I posted earlier today, it will help you out. I will look for it this weekend, hopefully find it, and will post it here, or shoot you an email. Your problem sounds exactly like what I went through.

  7. (Formally Known As) BrandonKayda Says:

    Listening to the 19min Sun Guy from the recent CF show on Thursday….craazy stuff.

    What is that 99′ Gorge date?

  8. ThePigSong Says:

    oops, didn’t see that post from Kenny Powers. But still, can I get the torrent link?

  9. ThePigSong Says:

    wish I wasn’t so late to the game, but how ’bout that Brady Bunch riff in the beginning of Antelope?

  10. verno329 Says:

    @Miner Try going to the Preferences tab on uTorrent and then the Directories section. Make sure all of those boxes are unchecked and then try adding a new torrent. It should prompt you and ask where you want to put the fileset. If you direct it there it should work. You’ll be able to tell right away. If it is “checking” you’re probably good and if it says “downloading” right away then that wasn’t it…and I’ve been no help to you at all. I’m gonna hope its the first one. 🙂

  11. Kenny Powers Says:



  12. cal Says:

    SW–yeah, let’s shoot for 6:30 or 7 to meet up. Gimme a call or a text when you get into town. Does Rock Bottom sound okay to you? If I think of something better I’ll let you know…

  13. flarrdogg Says:

    I too was just reminiscing the other day about the bb and how cool this community is that has sprung up around it. I hopped on around Hampton and it has been remarkable to watch it grow and flourish in the way that it has. Most importantly, it has helped me to fall back in love with Phish. I was DONE after Coventry. This place has strengthened and deepened my connection to the music in a way I never would have thought possible. I thought chat boards (including our bastard cousin the green board) were for people that were out of touch with reality with too much time on their hands. Conversely, this community is full of people who I’ve come to really appreciate and admire. It has been a positive addition to my life without question. Good things Good things. I’m genuinely looking forward to meeting some of you folks someday soon.
    Thanks Miner.

    Also, that Wolfman’s posted above is the tits. Totally forgot about that one. ‘Runnin With The Devil’ show. Phish should play more VH. 8)

  14. Michael Kang Says:

    I like the Alpine 03 YEM shout out. Forgot how good that was.

    Such a solid rocking jam. Haven’t listened to that in a long time.


  15. halcyon Says:



    This is the tutorial I used using the link I sent you earlier, and I think this will help you out.

  16. SillyWilly Says:

    Rock Bottom sounds great! i’ll get over there early and hold down a table or a spot in that room where the bar is.

    like i said, though, don’t rush you plans with your family. i’ll be fine with a guinness and a tv to look at

  17. jdub Says:

    Evening all, BB people are feeling good tonight. Great to read the outpouring of love for this community. I’ll share my sentiments as well since its’ that kind of night.

    Discovered this site in summer of 08 before I heard any
    news about a possible return. I found this place because I started to listen to lots Phish again for some random reason, I was longing for the feeling I forgot. Through surfing the web for things related to Phish I came upon these positive, intelligent writings by Miner that were just what I was looking for. Never being very knowledgeable about the band and always on the fringe, miner was pouring his heart out on all things phish related. It was a perfect salve for me. Everyday I would read and learn and feel closer to a band I loved from a distance. Then hope arrived, the rumors started and an announcement followed. I remember sitting at my desk when I opened this site and read the greatest news I’d seen in a while. I’ve been hooked ever since. Watching this place grow to what it is now gave me a feeling I missed by not seeing phish in my younger days. Being an introvert and a relative newbie I didn’t start to post until last summer (I started listening to phish in 92 but just albums, never being a “head” or friends with fans my progression towards obsession took about 16 years, but they
    have been in my life for so long). To wrap up this now winded story, it is quite remarkable what has developed. This site has enabled me to be the fan I always wanted be but never had the space to be. And I finally know real fans, not the half hearted ones who get drunk and loud when all I wanted to do was dose and dance. I still feel dopey every time I post but that is my insecure self and I thank you all for letting me be who I am here which is me. And without judgement and sometimes praise. Thanks miner! Much love to all.
    Sorry for typos or grammer mistakes but this is from my iPhone on my couch. Love technology which has made this place what it is.

  18. ThePigSong Says:

    hmm, I’m the only one on that torrent?

  19. flarrdogg Says:

    ‘Sure, I’ve been called a xenophobe, but the truth is, I’m not. I honestly just feel that America is the best country and the other countries aren’t as good. That used to be called patriotism.’
    Kenny Powers

  20. halcyon Says:


    follow those steps carefully, try it out first on torrent, if it works, progress with the other torrents.

  21. verno329 Says:

    word jdub. very well said. brothers in jams!

  22. Gavinsdad Says:

    Thank you jdub.

  23. flarrdogg Says:

    BK- 9-11-99. They palyed Gorge on the 9-10 also, but Mr. C. turned several of us onto a fire ass source from 9-11 show. Do yourself a favor and pull it.

  24. SillyWilly Says:


    just want you to know that i consider your advice to be some of the best found on here.

    you always give me warm, insightful, and encouraging thoughts.


    Many of you are older than me and I’ve been wanting to express a feeling I get from the board.

    I turn 23 next week, and I find that this is a very unsettling and anxious time in my life as I search for what’s next. College is over and the responsibilities of adulthood hit me in the face.

    It’s great to have a group of people a few years older than me, but very much like me, who show me that everything will be ok. Even though life will always be crazy, you all give me hope that I can hold on to my headiness and still be a good, responsible adult.

    also, many of you are dads, and im a few years away from that, i think all of you seem like the greatest dads ever.

  25. jdub Says:

    Thank you guys, I felt weird posting that but knew it would be ok.

    I can’t get over how good phish was and that I missed it. The greatest thing about phish is that they are here now for us all, old, young and in between. Somehow it all works out in the end.

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