TTFF: The Gems of MSG

12.28.12 (Graham Lucas)

The highlights of the Holiday Run make quite a formidable playlist, boasting many versions of the year and some jams that move beyond 2012 into the creme de la creme of the era. Enjoy!

Tweezer > Maze” 12.28 II

This refined, multi-faceted and fully-realized “Tweezer”—my pick for best of the era—leapt onto the top shelf of 2012 offerings on the very first night of the run.



Ghost > Piper” 12.31 II

Another gorgeous New Year’s Eve “Ghost” highlighted the 31st and paired up perfectly with this relentless “Piper.”



Harry Hood” 12.30 E

Trey remains incredibly active throughout this “Hood” and the rest of the band responded beautifully, vaulting it into the elite versions of 3.0.



Wolfman’s Brother > LDB > Wolfman’s” 12.28 I

Swanky funk interplay mixed with holiday cheer resulted in a surprisingly original take on “Wolfman’s.”



Disease > 20 Years Later > Carini” 12.30 II

This exploratory sequence stunned the MSG audience with its patience and sinister tone. “Disease” broke through the sterile playing of the previous three sets with a ever-darkening adventure while “Carini”—the most unique jam of the run—challenged any version ever played with its abstract and menacing path.



David Bowie” 12.28 II

The band dropped the most impressive “David Bowie” of the year to closing out the first night.


Slave to the Traffic Light” 12.30 II

It’s been a while since we heard a “Slave” that packed such an emotional wallop. At risk of sounding repetitive, I’d definitely give this version the nod for the best of the year.

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722 Responses to “TTFF: The Gems of MSG”

  1. kayatosh Says:

    cue phism

  2. gavinsdad Says:

    Down for niners. Hate Ray L. Don’t love Pats. Rooting for Niners to win the trophy.

    Middle sons bowling bday party earlier. He is 8. Crazy here Dec>Jan. Gonna build this electric scooter and taste some garage flavors.

  3. Mr. Palmer Says:

    Haven’t had a puff since Wednesday.

    Tonight…I puff.

  4. Luther T. Justice Says:

    Just chased down some wayward youths who pounded on my picture window. It’s dark so I couldn’t tell they were kids when I stormed out after them using some colorful & threatening language. Scared one so bad he actually shit his pants. Kids these days…

  5. bob dylan Says:

    No way. Pics or it didn’t happen. Literally shit?

  6. xpun Says:

    must see ray lewis tv funhouse

  7. xpun Says:

    he never said the shit was hot…………

    oops wrong board

  8. xpun Says:

    In a way MiA actually led me to the BB through TT. So I’m actually very confused by what phishm said. That’s never happened to me before.

  9. Mr. Palmer Says:

    Ravens +9 was free money kids. Layup city.

  10. Luther T. Justice Says:

    I should have took pics for their inevitable mug shots. I actually felt bad for little shit pants. He was the token fat kid of the crew.

  11. dognamedwilson Says:

    Who Benadryl’d the announcers? This is like listening to a local broadcast. Cheer up, guys, you have to crown the AFC Champ in a few minutes!

  12. Willowed Says:

    Congrats Ravens. Good luck. Go AFC.

  13. Mr. Palmer Says:

    Ravens > Niners

    They will be Dogs. They will win it all. Lock it up

  14. MiA Says:

    Vegas really blew that line. But had a hard time betting against Tom Brady.

  15. xpun Says:

    they are going to ride that kid so bad for the rest of his youth. hes going to regret this night for a long time

  16. Mr. Palmer Says:

    Ravens getting 5.5 against SF.

  17. dognamedwilson Says:

    Kill Piggy!

  18. P.S.H.S. Says:

    ray lewis talking about the bible like he was running for pope.
    too many head injuries for me, wonder how much in fines the ravens will pay for their trip to nola

  19. BNCB Says:

    Bernard Pollards’ ability to injure New England Pats is #uncanny.

  20. P.S.H.S Says:

    Pollard will have about 25k less to spend on mardi gras beads and hookers

  21. Snigglebeach Says:

    Pillars is like the Bill Lambeir of football. If he was on my team I would love him, but ws not so I think he’s a damn monster.

  22. Snigglebeach Says:

    Damn auto correct. Talking about Pollard.

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