TTFT: Past Balls

Ready to Ball?

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.



Wolfman’s -> Simple” 8.16.97 II

One of so many outstanding musical memories from The Great Went.



Piper” 7.18.99 III

The Clifford Ball

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.



Tweezer -> Have Mercy” 7.17.99 II

The sunset suite on Osewgo’s opening night.



Mike’s Song” 12.30.99 III

The Great Went

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.”



Beyond the ‘Boards: The Taping Tradition Lives On

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!

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  1. DaNcInG fOoL Says:

    i’m ready to ball.

  2. Born Under Punches Says:

    Naming this entry “Old Balls” would have been classier.

  3. Tom Says:

    love IT Waves. Ready to ball, packing up tomorrow

  4. Born Under Punches Says:

    Nice recording of a douchebag battle in that Waves AUD.

  5. angryjoggerz Says:

    I wonder which tunes will get apaloalyptic at the Ball?

  6. bearito Says:

    Northbound to Watkins! Catch you ballers on the phlip side!

  7. bhizzle Says:

    TTFT? NICE!!!!!

  8. ThePigSong Says:

    two more days of work…

  9. btb Says:

    A certain BB’er is interviewed in that article. Pretty dope.

    Ready to haul up to the Ball in 72 hours

  10. Fly Says:

    Drive safe, Bearito.

    Mornin’, all. You make it to BJ, AJ?

  11. btb Says:

    SBIX map is pretty funny

    “eat food. Not too much. Mostly plants”

  12. lastwaltzer Says:

    hate to be that guy…….i know i could google that but……….I came into work today and one of our computers has a virus that is disguised as Xp virus software.

    i’ve tried quite a few things on google and have been shit out of luck getting rid of it. anyone gotten this before?

  13. btb Says:

    “Vehicles left unattended maybe towed. And in certain circumstances, toed.”

  14. Fly Says:


    “The following will not be available for purchase: Genuine human connection.”

  15. punkmug Says:

    “A certain BB’er is interviewed in that article. Pretty dope.”

    @BTB: YES! great interview.

  16. Type III Jamming Personality Disorder Says:

    if you have anti-virus software (and if you don’t well, good luck with that) do a full sweep. DO NOT use the fake one that pops up. It is essentially adware/malware crap disguising itself so that the unsuspecting will click it. your anti-virus should be able to quarantine it (it’ll show up as “Mal-AV” or something similar)

    it will get on the computer by someone visiting a website where it resides. It’ll be in a hidden folder in your program files folder (it will not show up in your installed programs list) so if you want to try to get at it that way, make sure you have the hidden folders viewable and look for a folder with a really long, nonsensical name (like a bunch of numbers and letters). it should have a fairly recent update date. trash it. and then run your anti-virus software again to make sure your quarantine that bitch.

  17. punkmug Says:

    I wonder if any will be toad?

  18. guitarpicker420! Says:

    I see they are having bocce at the ball….hmmmmm

  19. punkmug Says:

    @lw. Yes! I was dealing with that last week a few times. I was able to do a system restore and that has seemed to hide it away. (for now)

    I remember having a hard time getting the system restore function to work without the virus popping up and “stopping” me from doing it. The only thing is (in true baned fashioned) I forget what I did to get around the virus alert.

  20. guitarpicker420! Says:

    And thanks to Miner for linking to the interview. Its greatly increased site traffic to my site and I really appreciate that. I’ll have review of Portsmouth sources up later today and then a tour summary tomorrow.

  21. guitarpicker420! Says:

    Try a program called “malware bites” which strips your system of viruses fairly well.

  22. punkmug Says:

    @gp. Great Job on that interview! I am not around here all the time reading every comment, so maybe I missed talk about this coming up. I was totally surprised to find that article yesterday afternoon. As a slow reader it killed about 2 hours of work time! 🙂 Once again, excellent job. It has piqued my interest in several aud recordings I would have otherwise never pursued.

  23. lastwaltzer Says:

    Thanks for the ideas guys.


    virus protection not installed. All we have is malware bytes and it won’t let me open anything, even in safe mode.

    i’m going to try to show hidden folders and see if i can delete it.


    if you think of what you did, let me know!

  24. NJsurfer30 Says:

    nice this will help immensely with getting through the workday

    super excited for the ball

    i can’t remember… at past festivals have they allowed beach chairs in the concert field?

  25. lastwaltzer Says:


    i have the hidden folders exposed, anywhere in particular i should be looking for this bitch?

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