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. tela'smuff Says:

    yeah, that was awesome. another reason i love Asher.

  2. stapes Says:

    Oh yea, and the guy next to us telling us how to unload elbows.

  3. tela'smuff Says:

    oh shit. forgot about that. “sorry, but i’ve been listening to you’re conversation. you just need to travel with it and make an easy 400.”

  4. stapes Says:

    You mean 4000. Haha.

    Yea, um, I’d rather not cross state lines preferably.

  5. stapes Says:

    Just realized it ‘s 1/1/11.

  6. tela'smuff Says:

    it’s all about the midwest brah.

  7. stapes Says:

    I meant 11/1/11. Obviously

  8. garretc Says:

    1/1/11 you say?

    So there’s a Phish show tonight?

    Oh crap, I have a ticket to that! But I’m not at the Garden! Noooooooo!

  9. garretc Says:

    Dang, your correction was faster than my joke…


  10. thedayman Says:

    Garret, you got mail dawg. (of the electronic variety. i was thinking of sending you a messenger pigeon, but you know how those things go)

  11. Fly Says:

    @SW i just like how eagleton knows theology. most of these peeps don’t.

    but honestly i don’t know jack about theory or the lack thereof. dabble here and there, but mostly stay away. the shit i do has mostly become historical/philological anyway.

    although i will pimp one dude who i’m sure i’ve pimped here before: ian hacking. dude is the shit.

    have a good night, y’all. sweet dreams.

  12. stapes Says:

    Damn straight Telas. Your kid is so cute too, makes me want to get started.

  13. Mr.Miner Says:

    @MiA That Mike’s > Breathe > Weekapaug is the from St Paul is the BOMB! As is the Reba that opens the set! Great show.

  14. garretc Says:


    You’ve got mail yourself, my friend! I apologize for the double send… (Goes for Tom as well, if he’s around anywhere…)

  15. tela'smuff Says:

    thx man. now go get your wife geared up to talk mine into 12/28 and 12/29

  16. angryjoggerz Says:

    I know some of you guys are into the DJ Kicks series over the years. Really been loving the Gold Panda one that just came out, look it up on your spotify’s

  17. angryjoggerz Says:

    Oh, word Tela’s, you coming to MSG? Nice. I knew I could count on you. Stapes too, looking forward to meeting you.

  18. tela'smuff Says:

    just read the review for that one on Pitchfork AJ. dj kicks has rarely let me down. thx for the rec.

  19. tela'smuff Says:

    doh. no sir, as of now i am in no way coming. but i did hatch a plan to get stapes to convince his slf to my slf how it’s a great idea to be cool with letting us fly out for the first two night. stapes kinda hurt the seeds of the plan, but i think there could be something there….

  20. angryjoggerz Says:

    First two? Might as well do the first three at that point (evil plan maker). I mean, it would be rude to your friends not to.

    See you there.

  21. Tom Says:

    @ Garret, TDM

    Just sent some electronic mail to you guys

  22. butter Says:

    MSG may need another remodel after our 4 nights

    there is a “Walk Away” looming that may implode the building

  23. plord Says:

    Nice call butter. Was rocking out to Bethel Wolfmans->Walk Away on the ride home from yoga. Had to plug in the guitar even though I have a nasty burn on my fretting hand index finger, right on the barre spot.

    Fucking Joe Walsh. A dude so righteous he could even make the Eagles (briefly) interesting.

  24. Mike in Austin Says:


    My buddy got us floors by paying some scalper outside $80 each for the floors and we ended up giving my tickets away. Great B’day present. My wife didn’t go with this night.

    After a above average first set, my buddy said “So what’s your Birthday song?” I said “Reba” then BAM. Gorgeous.

    The first notes to “Life on Mars” and I fell over backwards. Then Cars, Truck, Busses which was just electric. Before it waas over he looked and me and smiled and said “Now what?” I said “Of course, Mike’s Groove.” Then then bam.

    Half way through Mike’s, I’m like “Game over man. Game over”

    Then a whopping Suzy and Crossroads with a Fire encore?

    Probably my favorite second set of all the Phish I’ve seen. Wandered up to Summit and Grand for the rest of the night, and ran into friends.

    Glad it gets the Miner seal of approval.

    Great complete second set for those that haven’t heard it.

    g’nite y’all.

  25. Robear Says:

    @MiA means 10-25-95

    Looks like a sweet one!

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