The time is near…everyone is useless at work at this point. I’m heading back East tonight, to to get prepared for what is sure to be an extravaganza, let’s take a look at some highlights from past Balls. Enjoy the music as you prepare for Watkins Glen International and Super Ball IX.
“2001” 8.16.98 III
A super-sized version filled with chunky, Summer ’98 grooves.
One of so many outstanding musical memories from The Great Went.
“Piper” 7.18.99 III
This scorching centerpiece of Oswego’s final set is among “Piper’s” elite versions.
“Harry Hood” 8.16.96 III
The first the line of many glorious festival “Hoods.” This one , however, just may be the best.
The sunset suite on Osewgo’s opening night.
“Mike’s Song” 12.30.99 III
The apocalyptic version from Big Cypress’s opening night just released on SBD by Kevin Shapiro on SBD; the last “Mike’s Song” of the 1900’s.
“Ghost” 8.16.98 II
This version that forsehadowed the ambient interplay of Fall ’98 is a personal favorite.
“Waves” IT 8.2.03 II
A relic of an era when the band willingly immersed themselves in abstract psychedelic jams.
FROM PHISH.COM: The Bunny on Jam On
“The Bunny is back and will be broadcast on SIRIUS XM’s Jam_On channel. The Bunny (and Sirius XM) will be broadcasting not just Phish sets, but the full mix of eclectic music, festival reports, archival Phish audio and much much more. In addition, for those driving in to the festival without satellite radio, The Bunny will be rocking it old school on WRCE 1490 AM as well.”
The Bunny will begin broadcasting on WRCE at 8 AM on Thursday, June 30 through 8 AM on Monday, July 4. Sirius XM will join us at Thursday at 3 PM and broadcast all the way through Monday morning.”
One can’t begin to discuss even the cursory history of Phish without mentioning the role of tapers and the taping community. After every show and tour, hundreds of padded envelopes criss-crossed the country and helped spread the gospel of Phish in a fashion similar to the way bits & bytes travel the Internet now. From one to one trades, to complex trading trees, to blanks & postage offers, to taping parties, Phish tapes were constantly circulating. At the root of every chain and the beginning of every trade, was a taper who selflessly put recording the shows above all else…Read on here!Tags: Jams, TTFF