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. KWL Says:

    so, yesterday my landlord was threatening me that if i didn’t return the keys she wouldn’t return my deposit. lease ends today so i have until the end of the day.

    today she enlisted the county sheriff to ensure i didn’t return the keys–she had them contact me to inform me that if i went on her property she would file trespassing claims.

    this woman has a ‘be kind’ bumper sticker on her car, and is incredibly self-righteous with buddhism

    and she’s a fucking crook.

    oh well, i had her neighbor deliver the keys for me. i win.

  2. Mr.Palmer Says:

    Hope you get your deposit back, KWL

  3. garretc Says:

    Well, that was a nice end to a shitty situation KWL… Glad you got things to work out all right!

    I’ll never understand why people are assholes so often… Doesn’t seem like very much fun…

  4. KWL Says:

    thanks Mr P.

    The thing is I don’t care about the money anymore, I just want to put this woman in her place. She has done nothing but disrespect me for months, so karma is going to come back around when I stick it to her in court.

  5. (Formally Known As) BrandonKayda Says:

    Hey BB

  6. garretc Says:


    Or when she’s brought back to life as a wook!

  7. (Formally Known As) BrandonKayda Says:

    I made this composition for school, and was wondering if you guys would be interested in hearing it. It is a little choppy, but I would appreciate some constructive criticism if you have the time.


    Thank you

  8. garretc Says:

    Hey BK, how goes?

  9. garretc Says:

    Haha, of course I ask and then bail…

    Have a good evening everybody! It’s getting close to SUMMER!

  10. (Formally Known As) BrandonKayda Says:

    I wrote a composition for school, and was wondering if you guys would be interested in hearing it. It is a little choppy, but I would greatly appreciate if any of you would listen and give me some constructive criticism if you have the time


    Thanks a lot

  11. (Formally Known As) BrandonKayda Says:

    Not too much garretc

    How bout’ yourself?

  12. Mr.Palmer Says:

    Listening now BK- how did you do this BTW? sounds awesome.

  13. KWL Says:

    What’s going to actually help the largest number of real living human beings the soonest is what I care about.


    just keep thinking about the actual individual people who might be effected by any given question, always think about them first and the “philosophy of law” second if at all…the philosophy of law should be just a tool, a weapon to win arguments

    ^double yes

    more or less my approach to academic theory (admittedly less powerful than the law), use it as a tool to help the people i join in particular struggles. ‘truth’ or what is philosophically ‘right’ doesn’t seem too important for me as an academic. what can i get done, and how can i get it done. those are the questions.

  14. KWL Says:

    of course, much political/philosophical thought goes into how i choose which struggles to join in…

  15. voopa Says:

    Off to Ph3D! Woohoo!

  16. KWL Says:

    you have to think things through, strategize, be insightful, make the right decision in complex situations

    my point is just that once you’re done thinking, move forward with maximum force, speed and aggression, using any and all tactics available to you

    @Mr C is killing it. Be careful though amigo, you’re starting to sound Deleuzian! love it!

  17. Mr.Palmer Says:

    Great Job BK! Sorry, i’m not expert enough to give you any valid feed back or criticism. Very impressive for someone your age. I know when i was your age, i certainly wasn’t that creative. Keep up the good work.

  18. (Formally Known As) BrandonKayda Says:

    Thanks Palmer! I really do appreciate it

  19. Mr.Palmer Says:

    BK – are you playing piano? who are the players? classmates i assume?

  20. fee4zy Says:

    Brandon – my 5 year old just came up while I was listening to it and asked, “what is that from” and I told her you made it. After it was over, she said, “that was good”. I also really liked it. Some parts were a bit too choppy esp at some of the transitions, but overall really good!

  21. (Formally Known As) BrandonKayda Says:

    No, I wrote the whole thing myself, am playing the piano but the other instruments are MIDI instruments i put in through Finale (program)

  22. (Formally Known As) BrandonKayda Says:

    Fee4zy – Yeah I had trouble writing the transitions between each “movement”, but overall, for the first real composition I have written I think it came out pretty good.

    I’m really happy that you guys are liking it. Thanks for the kind words

  23. Voidboy Says:


    Thanks for sharing.

    Very classical feeling.

    What medium did you use to create/make the music? I guess I’m wondering did you play (any) of the instruments (keyboards/drums/horns?) etc.

  24. Mr.Palmer Says:

    wow, technology today. i sound like an old man. It really amazing what you can do these days.

  25. (Formally Known As) BrandonKayda Says:

    VOID – I played piano, but all of the other instruments were put in through a MIDI cable on a keyboard in the class. I just used a different voice

    Yeah i was going for a classical sort of feel, glad that came through

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