A Winter Playlist


It seems like just about everyone in the country is getting slammed by snow and winter weather this week except the west coast. Even though the sun in shining outside my window, I put together a winter and snow themed playlist for your snow days, slow work days, or fireplace listening sessions. Each selection has a blurb connecting it to snow or winter.


Seven Below > What’s The Use?” 12.27.10 II

After fans braved blizzard conditions to get to Worcester this past December, Phish dropped this winter-laced highlight among new crystals of New England snow.



8.10.10 (G.Lucas)

Walls of the Cave > Carini” 2.14.03 II

Though this gargantuan excursion took place in Los Angeles with no snow in sight, it happened in the dead of winter, kicking off the band’s 2003 return to the road.



You Enjoy Myself” 12.9.95 II

With snow pounding the area, Phish pounded their instruments, dropping the virtually-agreed-upon greatest “YEM” ever.



7.10.03 (A.Markarian)

Slave to the Traffic Light” 12.5.97 II

A driving Midwestern snow storm separated many fans from this show, but when they got to Cleveland, this unorthodox “Slave” was but one of the treats found inside.



Bathtub Gin” 2.22.03 II

This “Gin” provided the centerpiece in the final set of a snow-filled weekend in Cincinnati along the road of  February ’03.



Tweezer” 2.28.03 II

An all-time winter classic from Nassau ’03.



Jam of the Day:

Twist > 2001” 8.6.97 I

An early version of “Twist” that turned into “2001” at sunset at Riverport ’97.




12.17.1999 Hampton Coliseum, Hampton, Virginia

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Hampton '99 (Pollock)

This relatively lackluster effort would be outshined by its surrounding shows, though deep into the night, Phish threw down a dark horse “Split” that salvaged the second set. In addition, the second set features a massive psychedelic soundscape that was used as the music behind the band’s comeback announcement. This Hampton show goes out to Hampton resident, Justin, via reader request.

I: Piper, Meat, Sparkle, Jibboo, Punch You In the Eye, When the Circus Comes, Water in the Sky, Twist

II: Birds of a Feather, The Moma Dance* > jam > Bug, Jennifer Dances, Split Open and Melt, Character Zero

E:The Old Home Place, The Squirming Coil, Loving Cup

* w/ Birds teases



359 Responses to “A Winter Playlist”

  1. SOAM Says:

    Sing me back home…1970 Fillmore east..I think

  2. SillyWilly Says:

    @TypeIII bottom of page’d

    There are three sights in life that make it all worthwhile.
    1. Phish in the middle of a 15 minute Split.

    2. your deepest loved one’s most joyous and shared glance.

    3. a perfectly executed counter run fit where the d-line holds their gap, the d-end wrong arms the pulling guard, the back side line backer replaces the front side line backer who spills the play to the safety who makes a picture perfect form tackle for a one yard loss.

    Diaco gets IT.

  3. SillyWilly Says:

    and Roll Tide.

  4. butterflyeffect Says:

    4. Poop tent

  5. Type III Jamming Personality Disorder Says:

    seriously. that’s how you get recruits. short skirted coeds working the fax machine on signing day. check out the screen caps in that thread for some funny commentary by the deadspin’ers

  6. EL Duderino Says:

    We are living in crazy times… unbelievable

  7. fat bastard Says:

    why dude what now?

  8. Type III Jamming Personality Disorder Says:

    SPAC Disease>Free is a go. I repeat. SPAC Disease>Free is a go.
    Hide your rational thoughts; prepare for mental domination.
    Should be interesting to see if I can actually work while this is going on…

  9. fat bastard Says:

    roll tide is lame. roll home

  10. EL Duderino Says:

    nothing new…
    It’s just wild. I can see why this stuff looks like the end of the world to the so called “prophets”… crazy shit man

  11. EL Duderino Says:

    roll blunts

  12. EL Duderino Says:

    I wonder what it was like for people our age when the ’67 Mid-East war was happening

  13. Guyute711 Says:

    4. Poop tent

    It’s a trap?

  14. Type III Jamming Personality Disorder Says:

    willowed and I were on the train back to new haven after 1.1.11 and the drunk, high schoolers next to us kept blurting out “roll tide” until they all passed out. seemed like an odd phrase for some kids dressed in UC (as in Cincinnati) gear while headed to CT to be using…

    there was that other war (sorry, “police action”!) that was going on around then that probably had the american kids attention a little more than the ME stuff

  15. EL Duderino Says:

    all of it I guess T3.

  16. SillyWilly Says:

    I’m not an Alabama fan AT ALL

    its just the ESPN commercial is pretty funny.

    “Y’all didn’t even know he was virgin until he was 28 and now…Roll Tide!”

    two kids making out in the car outside of the house, lights flicker on, they pull off each other, girl scrambles out:

    girl “roll tide”

    guy “roll tide”

  17. Chuck sweD Says:

    … and war eagle.

  18. voopa Says:


  19. SillyWilly Says:

    i don’t understand the UC gear craze

    never have.

    Oscar Robertson was cool.

    bob huggins was/is not.

    and have you ever been to UC? not cool, either.

  20. dusty Says:

    hampton ’97. I’m still not the same.

  21. Type III Jamming Personality Disorder Says:

    it’s a craze? really?? why???

  22. verno329 Says:

    @T3 I was gonna post the same link. It’s crazy down here in T-town with signing day. Great stuff

    @Silly I couldn’t eat lunch that day cause they closed my favorite restaurant so that ESPN could film that commercial there. That’s when I knew I was in a different world after moving here in June. Can’t get my regular Best Burger in the SEC and fries for lunch cause ESPN is shooting a commercial there. Crazy

  23. SillyWilly Says:


    I guess the craze has mostly passed, but there was a stretch where adolescent boys rocked UC shorts and hats the country over. Even in SLC when I was in HS. UC shorts every where. It was weird.

    i’m going to place the craze from roughly 1997-2002 or about the time Huggins realized he liked the drank


    I can only imagine.

    That happens here in Madison, too. When they bring Erin Andrews this city loses it’s mind. Can’t hardly move on State Street.

    I always tell people (just to be an asshole, of course):

    You can see her naked online.

  24. Guyute711 Says:

    Anyone ever learn how to write with their non-dominant hand? If so how long did it take before it was relatively normal?

  25. voopa Says:

    “The White Stripes would like to announce that today, February 2nd, 2011,
    their band has officially ended and will make no further new recordings or perform live.”


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