Keepin’ the Jams Flowin’

PNC 2011 (Chris LaJaunie)

Wilson -> Antelope” 10.13.95 II, Ft. Worth, TX

Need a kick start to your hump day? Here you go.



Ghost” 11.19.98 I, Winston-Salem, NC

“Ghost” and 1998 go together like bread and butter. Check out this late first-set version from Winston-Salem.



Suzie Greenberg > Caspian” 11.13.96 II, Minneapolis, MN

A tremendous jam where the band lets loose on “Suzie.” Maybe they could do this more often?



Tweezer” 11.3.96 II, Gainesville, FL

Phish kept Karl Perazzo on tour for the Florida shows after Halloween as they began the their transition into a groove machine.



My Left Toe -> Velvet Sea > Bug” 7.7.99 II, Charlotte, NC

Early in Summer ’99, Phish began working “My Left Toe” into rotation. Here is the second version ever played from late in Charlotte’s second set—a smashing frame of Phish from start to finish.



Runaway Jim -> Free” 7.18.99 II, Volney, NY

An afternoon delight in the sweltering heat of Oswego.


Reba” 12.7.95 II, Niagara Falls, NY

Phish’s performance on December 7, 1995, featured all-time versions of “Split,” “Mike’s Groove,” and this spectacular “Reba.”



Mike’s Song” 10.29.96 II, Tallahassee, FL

With Karl Perazzo on stage for the show before Halloween, the band slips into a “Houses In Motion” jam in this big time “Mike’s Song.”



Harry Hood” 8.10.97 I, Noblesville, IN

Ending the first set in Deer Creek, Phish played a gorgeous, emotional and divergent “Harry Hood.” If you have never heard this one, put your headphones on.

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268 Responses to “Keepin’ the Jams Flowin’”

  1. Leo Weaver Says:

    Having a kid will open your eyes to the world of wet wipes.

  2. tela'smuff Says:

    that’s where it all began, kind of.

    @Alf, i assume you’re just helping Leo out with the on sale info, but if somehow you’ve changed your tune since yesterday, i’m saving a spot for ya. OKC>DEN.

    microbrewery tour – check
    disc golf – check
    cold beer next to a mountain stream – check
    spin some dub on real turntables – check
    free life lessons from a dude that farts on middle-aged women – check

  3. dognamedwilson Says:

    Dead cover band playing here this weekend called–

    Bobby’s Shorts

  4. jerseyjim Says:

    @Leo: good points on songs – wondering how lyrics must be challenging for Trey to write a non-ballad tune that steers clear/moves on from drug-allegory. Light and Steam are great examples of such, but what’s next?

    Indeed. Lyrics are tough. Lyrics with music is even tougher. Can’t wait to see where the band takes us in 2012.

  5. thedayman Says:

    there’s definitely some whale in this jim. not as new of a trick as one would think

  6. jonacho Says:

    wet wipes are awesome.
    multi purpose cleaner for all sorts of body parts on little and big people.

  7. SillyWilly Says:


    I’m just at the SLF’s right now.

    She’s laughing at the term “SLF”

    I was trying to put my best foot forward at that dance

  8. sumodie Says:

    Is there a Ticketmaster App? For Android?

    I always hear about the LiveNation App, will that work for TM shows?

  9. sumodie Says:

    So the Live Nation app is only available for the iphone (not android)?

  10. Jtran Says:

    silly, I showed A the pics of you guys – we’re pumped for her to get down here!

  11. Leo Weaver Says:

    @jerseyjim…simple solution = more jamz 🙂

    Seriously though, I do wonder if Trey has the mindset of “going back to where it all began” to some extent. Like I said, he’s composing again, although primarily in what he perceives as a more mature style and execution. Creative people have to evolve their craft in some form or fashion, especially when they feel they’ve mastered or simply get bored with a style or technique. I can understand why he might want to go back to the beginning, what he mastered first, and start his evolution again but from a slightly different baseline. If he can keep his mind and effort focused on Phish to a relatively large but certainly not complete extent, Phish wins. If his evolution gets his mind and focus going in a different direction, well then…I’m gonna do my best to really enjoy these next couple years. Re: lyrics, you’re right, it’s gotta be tough. He’s not the innocent kid he was when writing all those non-sensical but visually stimulating lyrics. I think he’s told his recent story…Light and Joy being prime examples.

    @SW…tell her the wing guy says hi! I guess you did put your best foot forward at that dance if you’re at the SLF’s right now. 8)

    @sumo…I think that’s right. I haven’t found one yet. Pretty shitty really.

  12. SillyWilly Says:


    She’s totally seen the pictures from Tahoe and she cracks up every time the picture of the plate of wings shows up.


    T is saying she wants to go to the Furthur show in LA at the Greek Theatre on october 6.

    I’ll have her message you.

  13. Leo Weaver Says:

    Good times, miss you guys but looking forward to the summer. Time for Wee Weaver’s last meal then bedtime. Y’all be good.

  14. Jtran Says:

    silly, they’re playing SD right around then too fyi

  15. Robear Says:

    hey all,

    poo g’s advice column is $$$$

    Tela, if you’re still around, it’s a 3 part interview. i don’t have a problem with the interview, or the hair.

    In the third part, the interviewer asks each person their definition of ‘musical success’. This is the ‘WTF?’ part for me. the answer seems forced, other people’s words, inorganic, anti-flow.

    my take is, Phish = musical success. fans that love you and all your crazy forms to the ends of the earth. even the ones that complain.

  16. thedayman Says:

    2012 will see a 5 song second set, of this i have no doubt. bring it on phish.

  17. tela'smuff Says:

    Robear – thanks for pointing that out, i completely missed that there were two more parts. just watched them. indeed interesting. he thrashes the 60’s which i find funny. also some nice Bad Brains shout outs.

  18. thedayman Says:

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