Reader’s Picks: Joe M.

8.24.12 (Ryan MacNeill)

8.24.12, Pelham, AL (Ryan MacNeill)

 All selections and text by Joe M.

YEM” 12.28.93 II, Washington, DC

The first of many “Oh man, you really should have been there last night!” lot conversations. Some fiery work by Trey once the jam hits stride.



If I Could” 7.1.95 I, Mansfield, MA

I had this tape from the FM broadcast (RIP WBCN) in my car and played it exclusively for quite some time. Love this rendition which came early in the night.



Simple” 12.31.96 II, Boston, MA

Another WBCN tape that doubled my collection at the time. Not a noteworthy two-night stand in most people’s opinion. A highlight was night one when the sound went out and we couldn’t figure out if they were just fucking with us. This version of “Simple” is pretty compact but brings back fond memories of my beat up Toyota Corrola.



Timber (Jerry)” 11.28.97 II, Worcester, MA

My one and only time in the front row. Epic staring contests with Trey all night. This is the second set opener. Gets into a pretty dark place in the jam before coming back to the lyrics.



Maze > Shafty” 4.5.98 II, Providence, RI

My buddy’s first-show-going girlfriend dropped to the floor between us during the middle of this one. The lights and jam were a little too intense for her.



Piper > Dog Faced Boy” 12.8.99 II, Portland, ME

The night after everyone’s favorite CCCC ’99 jam [‘Halley’s Comet”]. General Admission in the whole building for those two nights. I have vivid memories of being really moved by “Dog Faced Boy” after an intense “Piper.”



Harry Hood” 7.6.00 II, Toronto, ON

In honor (honour) of the band’s return to Canada this summer.



Cool it Down” 7.29.03 I, Burgettstown, PA

A swanky take on the Velvet Underground cover.



Backwards Down the Number Line” 8.16.09 II, SPAC, NY

The second set opener from first summer tour closer of the return. Gets pretty far out. I wish they’d tack on an abstract jam to this tune again.



Undermind” 11.29.09 I, Portland, ME

Another song from ’09 and another one from Portland, ME? This ten tune thing isn’t as easy as Mr. Miner makes it look after all. Love the sonic freakout portion of this one though.

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1,083 Responses to “Reader’s Picks: Joe M.”

  1. Type III Jamming Personality Disorder Says:

    sorry, I didn’t mean to pile on there. I just have an irrational hate for pete carroll that will never subside. you are simply bearing the brunt of that by being a fan of the team he currently coaches 😳

  2. gavinsdad Says:

    @rooster – u in JP the entire summer or? I forget what u said. Might we see u at PNC again?

  3. bobby weird Says:

    Snow welcome to the realities of actually being good. Schedule toughens commensurate w success. Helps separate the wheat from the chaff. U should be happy n welcome the recognition n challenge.

  4. Snow Says:

    I really appreciate everyone’s concern. I’m really just enjoying fandom.
    Winning only affects two of your games, the rest are the same as your division.
    The 10am games are still 10am games PST. They will be noon central. Games are always at 10 and 1pm pst. Thought there are the 1:25 games now.

    I’ve watched almost every Seahawks game since 2008, bcnb. You bitch.

    And the time off between games doesn’t affect 10am starts.

    I feel your pain T3. I wld hate Carroll too if I didn’t get to know him better.

    Finally, yes, I want the hawks to earn it but I don’t need the league to make six hard road games harder than they already are.

  5. Snow Says:

    Ps. U r all just jealous that phish will be the Seahawks house band this season.

  6. bobby weird Says:

    Accident of geographic location. Like the rain. Deal with it. O yeah, hey pete carroll, this is a grown mans game w players making more than you… not impressionable high school teens who respond to rah rah im the dad u never had nonsense. Thy win despite him (god knows how). He is pathetic joke. imho.

  7. jerseyjim Says:

    meant to post these earlier…thanks @PSHS

    We have to shout above the din of our Rice Crispies…

  8. btb Says:

    Toby the Thespian’s “thank you” at the end of the Ventura CDT is priceless. Like a 10 year old choir boy just happy to be on stage.

    TTE = Thespian Turtleneck Enthusiast

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