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Episode 12: It’s Pronounced Man-Tay-Ca


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Type II Cast host Steve Olker and panelists Scott Bernstein, Tanya Sperry and Justin Wendt each had a tough time waiting for two weeks to discuss Phish’s three-night stand at Madison Square Garden, so much so that you can hear the energy in each participant’s voice as they detail the run’s highlights.

Tanya starts us off by recapping the December 30th performance including discussions and listening sessions devoted to the energy at the venue, the unique version of Tweezer and the highly melodic Bathtub Gin thrown down that evening. Scotty explains how the run, and specifically the New Year’s Eve concert, channeled the best of the band’s previous year-ending shows. Clips from the 31st include a machine gun-laden Rock and Roll, a buttery Ghost jam that the panel flipped over and the grand Meatstick – The Musical segment that put an exclamation point on 2010.

Justin led a discussion about the improv-heavy run closer from New Year’s Day. The panelists gave their thoughts on the Walls of a Cave jam, the Crosseyed jam and the gorgeous full-band interplay that developed out of Simple. All four Type IIers summed up their thoughts on the MSG Run before one of the most fun sequence of the three-night stand played us out.

Show Clips (Alphabetical):

2001, Crosseyed, Ghost, Gin, Manteca, Meatstick, Rock and Roll, Simple, Tweezer, Walls.


12/30/10: Scott Bernstein

12/31/10: Scott Bernstein

01/01/11: taylorc


Cast: Stephen Olker, Scott Bernstein, Justin Wendt, Tanya Sperry

Run Time: 55:35

File Size: 65.9 MB

Recorded: 1/18/11

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Author: UNOlker

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4 thoughts on “Episode 12: It’s Pronounced Man-Tay-Ca

  1. Steve, you are absolutely bonkers to say that the 30th holds up the best.

    Sorry, but you are.

    Set II on the 31st was amazing, and in spite of the My Soul opener, the 1st was legendary.

    • I know… but here is my defense:

      I haven’t listened to any of these shows since, and having been to all 5 shows, the 30th appeared to be the best to me. Plain and simple.

      Maybe I was just jonesin’ after woosta.

      • Nothing wrong with picking the 30th – it was a brilliant show! Truly any of the 3 MSG’s is a worthy pick. Comes down to setlist and preferences.

  2. Enjoyed this episode. Great clips. FTR, though, it’s actually pronounced “mon-TAY-ca.” The term refers to rendered fat in the Hispanishes, ’cause I know you were dyin’ to know that.

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