1229 – A Book Signing and Afterparty

Book Cover (Masthay)

This year’s highly anticipated New Year’s Run represents more than just another four Phish shows. Not only will MSG be the culmination of the band’s progression from 2009 to now—a triumphant re-growth process that has landed them in a Golden Age—it will also be a celebration of the joy that permeates the Phish community again—a community dispersed by Coventry, divided in their confidence when the band returned, and finally united by the musical lightning of 2011. And now we have four days in New York City to party!

On December 29th, in the spirit of the season and in conjunction with the release of Mr. Miner’s Phish Thoughts: An Anthology By a Fan For the Fans, I, personally, invite one and all to “1229: A Book Signing and After-Party.” Here are the details!



The Irish Times – 254 W 31st St. (b/w 7th and 8th Ave)

Less than 1 block from MSG!

The Book Signing: 4 pm – 6 pm

Once you’ve settled into the city for a day, come on down to The Irish Times—one of the nicest bars in The Garden’s vicinity—to celebrate the release of Mr. Miner’s Phish Thoughts! Grab a pre-show drink in the shadow of The Garden, check out the new book and purchase one if you’d like. I will have a table set up for book signing and for anyone who just wants to say hello. (Obviously, no purchase is necessary to come and hang out!) In addition, a large video screen will feature a hand-picked “Four-Song Set” DVD highlight reel for enjoyment during the pre-game festivities. This will be a great place to meet-up with friends and get ready for another installment of Phish: December 29th.  Since nobody wants to tote a hardcover book to MSG, a “book check” service will be provided to ensure the safety of all books during the Phish show. Then, once the encore is over, come on back to The Irish Times for more fun!

The Afterparty: Post-show – 3 am – FREE!

After the show’s final notes, don’t worry about grabbing a cab, come back across the street to The Irish Times for a post-show party! Without skipping a beat, Coltrane and Friends (funk, nu-disco, re-edit) will keep the grooves going for hours—and everyone is invited free of charge! With two floors, booths to sit and plenty of room in the bar, there will be ample to space to dance or chill, whichever your post-show selves prefer. Come and celebrate all that we, as a community, have to rejoice over at the end of an amazing year! Books will also be for sale throughout the after-party.

Check out some of  Coltrane’s mixes here!

I hope to see many of you on the 29th! Stay tuned for a Facebook event page. If there are any questions, email at mrminer@phishthoughts.com.


Jam of the Day:

Tweezer > Caspian” 12.29.o9 II

A modern-day 12/29 classic.


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907 Responses to “1229 – A Book Signing and Afterparty”

  1. Type III Jamming Personality Disorder Says:

    sorry. more than two links

  2. Kaveh Says:

    @MiA: email sent. Thanks!

  3. ae Says:

    #NowPlaying The Covers of Phish on @Spotify

    this one is fun.

  4. Mike in Austin Says:

    Gotcha Kaveh

  5. ae Says:

    try em one or two at a time…

    #NowPlaying Phish Studio CDs on @Spotify

    #NowPlaying LivePhish CD Series on @Spotify

  6. ae Says:

    #NowPlaying LivePhish.com on @Spotify

    includes island run.

  7. Mike in Austin Says:

    Good to see the spotify love on here.

    Second best thing is the TT. Tela’s throws a track, and I click “spotify” and I grab the album. Then Vooopa throws a track. I click “spotify” and I grab the album. Then T3 throws a track … AJ, etc.


    Then I have 300 albums in Spotify.


  8. SillyWilly Says:

    Things like Spotify are going to revolutionize music

    when you talk about post-modernism you gotta point to Spotify and the TT

    all of a sudden you can hear music from all over and from different time periods

    genre boundaries will be blurred even more than they are now. Eclecticism reigns supreme.

    i wonder what genres will be fused in the future. so cool.

    Makes Phish seem like absolute prophetic geniuses

  9. Mike in Austin Says:

    I agree SW. Or also, they unfuse the music. People find the roots, and go back to the basics. Selector Jay has exposed me to so much.

    I’m sure there are folks that are going to listen to “New Mastersounds” and realize that it’s “The Funky Meters” and start gobbling that up too.

    I actually like the sharing, and the radio aspect of it. Mix Spotify and Turntable together and you have a potent combination.

    I hope they make it easier for smaller labels to get on there though.

  10. joe Says:

    it’s certainly a revolutionary time period for music distribution. It’s never been easier for a band to get their music out there, and maybe never harder to get anyone to pay for it or even actually listen to it.

  11. joe Says:

    can’t the smaller labels just upload their stuff MIA? maybe I’m ignorant to the process.

  12. joe Says:

    I’m a dinosaur when it comes to digital music consumption, though. I still miss reading liner notes (be it album, cassette or cd)

  13. stapes Says:

    Too much music, too little time

  14. Kaveh Says:

    I have honestly, never heard of Spotify. I find it interesting that once I created an account; it picked up all music on my computer, including the tunes that are NOT in my iTunes library. I going to have to do some homework to see how this all works. But I do love how you can share and play no problem from someone else’s playlist.

    Like right now: @ae: I’m listening to the monster YEM from 10.31.95 from you link.

  15. Mr. Palmer Says:

    great, another music site to get hooked on. How do you play an album straight through? Probably simple , but can’t see it.

  16. Mike in Austin Says:

    This stuff will be my undoing. People come by my office and say “You always have your headphones on and looking at that black forum you’re reading”

    Uh oh.

    I need a sneaky widget.

  17. Robear Says:

    What is ‘Spotify’?

    No really, do I need to log in via Facebook or can I get an invite and circumvent FB?

  18. Mike in Austin Says:

    Click on the album in the list (Track/Artist/Time/Album) and the whole album should come up?

  19. Mike in Austin Says:

    Gotta have facebook now Robear. You can use it on your iPad.

  20. Type III Jamming Personality Disorder Says:

    do you just have the one monitor? I keep the BB and music sites on my less visible second monitor (i.e. laptop screen) while the GIS and other work-y stuff is on the big guy.

  21. joe Says:

    I finally broke down and did facebook so I could check out the turntable, now I guess I need to get with the times and do this one too. can’t be lagging behind the bb…

  22. SillyWilly Says:

    There’s so much that’s ripe for the aestheticians and the cultural theorists right now

    Post-modernism gets a bad name for some theorists, but I see it has incredibly hopeful.

    Like you’re saying, Mike, people are tracing backwards and all of a sudden there’s a history opened up that may have been lost.

    Where’s Alf?

    Frantz Fanon argued that one of the first steps for the colonized in re-claiming their autonomy was to take back their history for themselves.

    This musical re-tracing preserves these histories – making it harder for histories to be destroyed and adding to the community of all of us.

    of course, there will be new fields of history to grapple with, new rhetorical ploys to see through, but culture has never been more accessible

    and I think that’s unifying.

  23. Mr. Palmer Says:

    thanks MIA.

    Damn, i didn’t notice it grabbed my whole music library. Good lord this is pretty cool. Gonna have fun exploring. I mostly like TT and now Spotify because it gets me to listen to lots of different music i never would have otherwise.

    AW suggests some obscure Dub record and bam…I can listen to it immediately. Tela’s or AJ throws out some crazy ambient trip hop artist and there you have it.

  24. Mulitbeast Says:

    Sent you an email

  25. Mike in Austin Says:

    T3, I have two 21″ monitors. Usually have Outlook, Word, Excel and Explorer up at the minimum with Chrome up. Also have Spotify up. Worse if I have TT up too.

    I need 3 monitors.

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