Ten Tunes For Friday

12.3.09 (W.Rogell)

Don’t look now, but it’s almost May! Summer tour sits but six weeks away. Until then, we’ll continue celebrating Fridays with Ten Tunes. This week’s playlist features diverse selections between ’93 and 2000. Enjoy the jams and the weekend!


Tweezer” 12.31.93 II

I hadn’t spun this “Tweezer” in a while – wow! A top-notch jam that opened the second set of New Year’s Eve features some straight up funk stylings fused with the balls-out energy and precision of ’93 – a devastating combination.



2001 > David Bowie” 10.27.95 II

This deep dive into darkness features a furious opening half with Trey speaking in tongues, before the band resets the jam halfway through.



7.31.09 (G.Lucas)

Split > Buffalo Bill > Makisupa > Rift” 10.29.94 I

This ending of the first set features some point-on improv and great transitions from the band in their last show before Halloween. (We’ll count this selection as two songs.)



Ghost” 11.11.98 II

While the “Halley’s” gets most of the attention from Van Andel ’98, this second-set closing “Ghost” is one of the best of the tour.



Stash” 8.28.93 I

This first-set version from Phish’s tour finale features some mind-bending, full-band interplay.



Bathtub Gin” 9.29.00 I

The impressive first-setter gets into some infectious grooving, offering, arguably, the best jam over the band’s last Vegas stand before hiatus.



Free” 11.9.98 I

This chunky first set version from UIC 98’s third night became an instant classic.



Reba” 12.7.95 II

A phenomenal version from one of the stronger shows of December ’95.



YEM” 6.9.00 E

On Japan 2000’s opening night, Phish dropped this swank, laid back encore in Tokyo.

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866 Responses to “Ten Tunes For Friday”

  1. Stupendous Says:

    MOrning once again BBoard!

  2. SillyWilly Says:

    Howdy, all!

    Hope your friday is going well!

  3. ohhphee Says:


    I would love to know what’s going on in Trey’s head at any given time, for that matter.

    I didn’t see the boys until about 3 weeks later at Champaign, my 1st show. *ting* But I have listened to the 10-27 show at this board’s recommendation and, wow, this whole show is a keeper!


    Glad you enjoyed the movie. Can’t wait til tonight to see it for myself!


    So far, so good. Howz about you?

  4. Mitch Says:

    It’s a real Friday for me for once. I took tomorrow off. Granted I work Sunday but no matter.

    That said, who’s coming for Raq tonight?

  5. Stupendous Says:

    im tempted to go see it again, just to see if theres more of a crowd on the weekend… Is that nuts? I mean how many times have yall seen the it dvd…?

  6. Mitch Says:


    gorgemango at facemelt dot net

  7. EL Duderino Says:

    @ willowed

    You feelin’ any better? Fever down? Back to normal?

    @ ophee

    I think you have the years mixed up. Champaign was a week before Kalamazoo. 10/22 was the date I believe. ’96 and ’97 were in November

  8. llamalee Says:

    miner slacking up there, i count 9. THIS IS AN OUTRAGE!!!!

  9. EL Duderino Says:

    @ Stup

    Fuck yeah! Go again! It won’t hurt, well at least I don’t think it’ll hurt!

  10. Stupendous Says:

    elDude, yeah I dont see how it could.

  11. Type III Jamming Personality Disorder Says:

    in the 10.29.94 one he mentions counting that as two entries since there are four songs in the sequence

    seeing the ad on tv made me want to catch it in the theater again before it is gone…

  12. llamalee Says:

    @stup, i have a friend who already saw it and is planning on seeing again. not crazy at all, i’ve watched my phish DVDs too many times to count

  13. Stupendous Says:

    T3 yeah right?

  14. llamalee Says:

    now i just feel stupid and am going to get to work

  15. willowed Says:

    Hey El Dude – no fever but still a little out of it.
    Much better though.
    Thanks for asking!

  16. ohhphee Says:


    I’m sure there are others who would say that’s nuts, but I say you can’t see too much Phish, even at the movies.

    @El Dude

    You are absolutely right. You’d think I would remember the date of my 1st show. It was October in ’95 and November of ’96. Were you at any of those U of I shows?

  17. EL Duderino Says:

    Good to hear willowed!
    Nothing worse than feeling way ill and having to absolutely have to go to work.
    You out early today for the kids thingy tomorrow?

  18. EL Duderino Says:

    @ ohhphee

    All three Champaign shows

  19. ohhphee Says:


    How can we tell if you’re out of it? JK. I hope you’re feeling well soon.


    Same here. Just get the dates mixed up. I loved the college circuit!

  20. willowed Says:

    I just saw a note asking about going to a bar in the movie theater. Do movie theatres have bars in them now?
    If so, I need to start going back to the movies.

    I made a business plan in high school in which my business we the following:
    Movie Theater
    You would have server
    Tables (ala jazz club w/ candles etc.)
    You get dinner (nice dinner not Applebee’s type shit)
    Proper dress required. Suites etc…
    We would only show classics.
    Shawshank, God Father etc….

    Bring the dinner and a movie together!

  21. Stupendous Says:

    Man only 3 hours of sleep and im full of energy almost born again…
    we’ll see if it lasts till 2pm…
    the strange things the phish does to ya

  22. Type III Jamming Personality Disorder Says:

    All three Champaign shows

    me too!

  23. willowed Says:

    I sure am. Leaving at 12:00 p.m.
    Doing the lawn, setting up all the tables and tents.
    85 degrees and sunny tomorrow. We lucked out!

    Then I am tying on a solid buzz with my friend Grey Goose Orange and Seven!

  24. willowed Says:

    I know what you mean. I am always a little off!

  25. Type III Jamming Personality Disorder Says:

    multiple people have stolen your idea then. 😉

    along with the overpriced bar/restaurants attached to the national chain theaters, there are high end specialty theaters charging like $30 a seat (big, comfy seat mind you). on top of that you have the classic theaters in some towns (Boulder Theater, Somerville Theater, etc.) where you can catch a live music show one night and beer and a movie the next.

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