minarets.net Mailing List Archive

The minarets listserv started in late 1993 and ran until May 1995, and it served as the first organized, large-scale online gathering of DMB fans. The listserv gave subscribers discussions of DMB, songs, shows, tapes (literally), tour dates, etc.

In 2006, Henry Hart, in conjunction with CIO David Todd of the University of Vermont, finally procured the archive of the listserv in the form of a massive text file.

The purpose of this site is to format the archive for ease of reading, eliminating irrelevant information from the headers and dividing the posts up into weekly segments. This will take some time to complete, but just keep checking back for more reading!

As you read through these posts, keep in mind that in the early days of the band, not as much was known about them, so some of the information contained here may be inaccurate. Also remember that some songs were known to fans by different names than they are formally called today.

Last Updated on June 18, 2013.

October 13–16, 1993 (15 posts)
October 17-23, 1993 (77 posts)
October 24–30, 1993 (38 posts)
October 31–November 6, 1993 (56 posts)
November 7–13, 1993 (39 posts)
November 14–20, 1993 (61 posts)
November 21–27, 1993 (12 posts)
November 28–December 4, 1993 (37 posts)
December 5–11, 1993 (71 posts)
December 12–18, 1993 (42 posts)
December 19–25, 1993 (0 posts)
December 26, 1993–January 1, 1994 (0 posts)
January 2–8, 1994 (1 post)
January 9–15, 1994 (13 posts)
January 16–22, 1994 (34 posts)
January 23–29, 1994 (11 posts)
January 30–February 5, 1994 (12 posts)
February 6–12, 1994 (26 posts)
February 13–19, 1994 (33 posts)
February 20–26, 1994 (75 posts)
February 27–March 5, 1994 (62 posts)
March 6–12, 1994 (39 posts)
March 13–19, 1994 (57 posts)
March 20–26, 1994 (17 posts)
March 27–April 2, 1994 (48 posts)
April 3–9, 1994 (70 posts)
April 10–16, 1994 (41 posts)
April 17–23, 1994 (18 posts)
April 24–30, 1994 (47 posts)
May 1–7, 1994 (90 posts)
May 8–14, 1994 (32 posts)
May 15–21, 1994 (13 posts)
May 22–28, 1994 (17 posts)
May 29–June 4, 1994 (18 posts)
June 5–11, 1994 (8 posts)
June 12–18, 1994 (4 posts)
June 19–25, 1994 (5 posts)
June 26–July 2, 1994 (9 posts)
July 3–9, 1994 (16 posts)
July 10–16, 1994 (25 posts)
July 17–23, 1994 (15 posts)
July 24–30, 1994 (15 posts)
July 31–August 6, 1994 (18 posts)
August 7–13, 1994 (13 posts)
August 14–20, 1994 (15 posts)
August 21–27, 1994 (19 posts)
August 28–September 3, 1994 (36 posts)
September 4–10, 1994 (67 posts)
September 11–17, 1994 (65 posts)
September 18–24, 1994 (67 posts)
September 25–October 1, 1994 (161 posts)
October 2–8, 1994 (150 posts)
October 9–15, 1994 (162 posts)
October 16–22, 1994 (152 posts)
October 23–29, 1994 (162 posts)
October 30–November 5, 1994 (224 posts)
November 6–12, 1994 (244 posts)
November 13–19, 1994 (296 posts)
November 20–26, 1994 (110 posts)
November 27–December 3, 1994 (260 posts)
December 4–10, 1994 (254 posts)
December 11–17, 1994 (174 posts)
December 18–24, 1994 (64 posts)
December 25–31, 1994 (44 posts)
January 1–7, 1995 (127 posts)
January 8–14, 1995 (231 posts)
January 15–21, 1995
January 22–28, 1995
January 29–February 4, 1995
February 5–11, 1995
February 12–18, 1995
February 19–25, 1995
February 26–March 4, 1995
March 5–11, 1995
March 12–18, 1995
March 19–25, 1995
March 26–April 1, 1995
April 2–8, 1995
April 9–15, 1995
April 16–22, 1995
April 23-29, 1995
April 30–May 5, 1995

For further reading, check out the archive of the DMB newsgroup, alt.music.dave-matthews.