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. Mr. Palmer Says:

    I see Mia, Tela’s and Voopa have some nice playlists on Spotify. Going to pillage these for a bit.

  2. garretc Says:

    Or you could, you know, just be something else. Also a good way to avoid being an attorney.

  3. joe Says:

    no discussion of Manteca teases in this tweezer. #thissitehasgonetoshit.

    seriously though, some pretty cool tweezer action right here (finally able to blast it again). we’d all be raving about it if we get one at MSG this time around. guess it wasn’t all bad leading up to now.

  4. Mike in Austin Says:

    Palmer, check out my Billy Squire reqs.

  5. Chuck sweD Says:

    too many concurrent herb fasts makes site go to shit~

  6. SillyWilly Says:


    we’re not into being honest with ourselves right now

    and by we I mean me.

  7. garretc Says:

    Ah, the royal we…

    That takes me back to my days as a prince. Happier times, to be certain! Oh nostalgia, your warm sepia-toned glow rights so many wrongs…

    But seriously, quarter-life crisis, I know the feeling…

  8. Mr. Palmer Says:

    Damn!@ Billy S mixes? Shits about to get serious.

  9. kenny powers Says:

    alrighty, the updated Leaked SBD Project (main and tier 2 comps) are up on the ‘Noid now. See the blog for full details of what tracks are new to this version.

  10. Mr. Palmer Says:

    Luscious Jackson. There’s a name i haven’t seen in a LONG time. haha

  11. Fly Says:

    My boy Terry Eagleton:

    “Culture is the new barbarism.”

    I tend to agree.

  12. SillyWilly Says:

    don’t know where I am on the Terry Eagleton feelings

    has some good points
    has some bad points

    which is really just to say that I haven’t thought about him enough

  13. SillyWilly Says:

    i do like that he’s Catholic in Britain

    always produces some fun thinkers

    graham greene comes to mind

    maybe our boy, Ben Jonson?

  14. poop goblin Says:

    Found 2 corner jars (about 4 bongs worth)
    Half gram of hash I forgot about
    And a half bar of xanax

    My dude giving 9:30 eta

    Crisis diverted

    UIC DWD Def in top 3.0 jam discussions
    Just dirty

  15. kayatosh Says:

    weezo – on.

  16. kayatosh Says:

    traders w/ margin cash w/ MF global got jammed up. $ was commingled and probably blown on asinine Italian debt wagers. corzine’d.

  17. Selector J Says:

    I started a Spotify account a good while ago but never really explored it. I probably should, huh?

    Last Eek-A-Mouse comment for me today:
    One thing is for sure, Simple Simon loved Eek-A-Mouse.

    ::tires peel::

  18. butter Says:

    very tender rhodes work from Page in 12.30.97 Hood

    Page keys are as clear as you’ll ever hear in this remaster

  19. joe Says:

    working my way through the new Michael Lewis book, Boomerang. Some interesting stuff on Greece and Iceland so far but seems a bit “mailed in” compared to The Big Short. not his most extensive work for sure. not as in depth as it’s more a collection of magazine essays than one coherent, well researched piece. Easy read, not too big. still worth checking out for someone like me that isn’t entrenched in the world economic issues of the day.

  20. alf Says:

    agreed poop. been saying uic dwd is most underrated jam of summer. doesn’t get talked about much, overshadowed by night 1 maybe?

    limb, let it loose, dwd>twist

    the goods right there

  21. Mr palmer Says:


    Before I left my old job with crazy boss we opened 3 margin trading accounts , depositing 500k in each… With MF Global !


  22. Mr palmer Says:

    Reading Big Short now. Never got around to it.

  23. SillyWilly Says:

    i had a great time with Tghost and Fat Bastard and his girl up in the seats UIC 2

    never forget watching UIC move with the DWD jam

    definitely one of those “the venue is one organism” moments

  24. Mr palmer Says:

    Don’t forget Espn 30/30 , Unguarded tonight at 8pm est. supposed to be a good one.

  25. Mr.Miner Says:

    UIC DWD Def in top 3.0 jam discussions

    ^ come now.

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