TTFF: Grab Bag II

Denver 2011 (Charles Bridwell)

Tweezer” 7.8.03 I, Chula Vista, CA

A scorching daylight version—the fourth song of the show.

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Reba > Walk Away” 10.29.98 II, Los Angeles, CA

During the first second set of Fall ’98, Phish illustrated the musical direction the tour would take with this jam.

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Split Open and Melt” 7.12.99 I, Mansfield, MA

A funked-out first setter amidst a gorgeous sunset at Great Woods.

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Mike’s > Keyboard Cavalry” 11.21.95 II Winston-Salem, NC

In a new Miner/Trey Is My Friend joint—Phish Loops—some hidden gems have been unearthed by a series of master “chefs.” This “Mike’s Song” is one of these gems, and its last few minutes are worth the price of admission on their own. Come check out the page!

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Bathtub Gin” 9.29.00 I Las Vegas, NV

This bangin’ first set version was the highlight of Vegas’ entire two-night stand.

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Piper > Mist” Atlanta, GA 7.26.03 II

One of many outstanding “Pipers” from Summer ’03.

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Ghost” 9.8.00 I, Albany, NY

In the very first set of Fall ‘0o, the band threw down this, largely, under-the-radar jam.

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Run Like an Antelope” 5.16.94 II, Los Angeles, CA

Ever hear of this beast from The Wiltern?

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425 Responses to “TTFF: Grab Bag II”

  1. SillyWilly Says:

    Good morning, everyone!

    @Dancin’ Fool

    congrats, man

    this is the last week of school in my life, too.

    no exams for me this semester, but that employment thing looms large

  2. Luther T. Justice Says:

    Good Monday! Survived my big 4-0 b-day yesterday. But barely, because I got the gift of a kidney stone. Hope to give birth to it sometime this week. I will call him Rocky.

  3. Guyute711 Says:

    That sucks Luther, it only gets worse I hear. 🙂

  4. MiA Says:

    Congrats SW and DF.

  5. kenny powers Says:

    Joe Joe DiMaggio (from last night)

    i’m all good, thanks. i’ve just been MIA from the BB i guess. it comes in waves. I’ve actually been really good the past week, much healthier and staying busier. i tend to get on the BB the most often at night when i’m effed up and needing to “socialize”. under normal circumstances i’m kind of a major introvert.

    which is why i made myself join this “meetup” group that did an awesome hike on Saturday. was nice to spend a warm day outdoors, meet some new peeps. get some serious exercise…and top it off w/ a couple tastings at the Wachusett Brewery.

  6. Type III Jamming Personality Disorder Says:

    @kp
    spent some time saturday at Armsby Abbey. if you can find it, the New England Brewing Co. Galaxy Pale Ale is phenomenal. so fresh off the tap.

    and Saturday was a perfect day to hike Wachusett. Wish I hadn’t been teaching climbing but doing it instead.

  7. P.S.H.S. Says:

    Green Monsta’!!!

  8. Type III Jamming Personality Disorder Says:

    @luther
    happy 40th. regarding stones, as the saying goes, “this too shall pass”, though probably not as quickly as you will want 😐

    congrats to the students hitting their end. a couple more semesters over here. I thought I had taken my last classes ever once upon a time too. and yet, here we are.

  9. SillyWilly Says:

    Yeah, TypeIII

    I think I can’t go to anymore school because of the debt

    only way I’m coming back is if someone can pay me

    Maybe that’s what I should do?

    Become a poet. Go to a super-swank poetry program, get paid for it, talk slick like I know what I’m doing

    except for the whole “being talented” part…

  10. Type III Jamming Personality Disorder Says:

    you could be a deconstructionist poet. for any critique of your style you can pose a philosophical response indicating why you chose to go against convention. might get tiring though.

  11. Kaveh Says:

    Happy belated-birthday Luther!

    Morning BBers.

  12. [Not Tom] Says:

    The hardest part about transitioning into the workplace is that for one’s entire life all he or she has ever known is how to be a student. If we paid to go to work, instead of getting paid, work would probably feel a lot like school. Show up if you feel like it; try just hard enough to pass, i.e. not get fired; sexually harass the cute girl sitting next to you without fear of reprisal much less legal action, etc.

  13. [Not Tom] Says:

    Welcome to the 40 club Luther. You will receive infinite wisdom in this coming year. You will also age twice as fast as you did when you were 30. fun times!

  14. [Not Tom] Says:

    Finally watched set II of Coral Sky last night at midnight (on laptop with headphones in a dark room). I’ve listened to the fm recording so many times (it was one of my best tapes back in 1997), but seeing KP rock those congas and cowbells brought back some great memories of Phish 1.0, especially the Halloween show that preceded it. It also reminded me how this is not 1996 anymore. I’m not 25 and the band isn’t in their 30s and destroying America anymore. It hit me (or I was reminded at least) that both I and Phish are in mid-life …

    At least I’m healthy and so is the band, even if I don’t look like I did 15 years ago and the band doesn’t play like they did then either.

  15. SillyWilly Says:

    Need some common sense (which means non-lawyerly sense):

    I’ve been trying to think of ways to argue sentencing for defendants who come from very poor backgrounds, have horrible histories of being abused as children in both sexually violent and non-sexually violent ways, with low levels of education, etc. etc. BUT, they also have long histories of their own crimes.

    My question is, How do I construct an argument for defendants who have horrible backgrounds and long lists of crimes? Like what are some common sense ideas that strike you guys?

    Say for instance you have Person A: A white male, 30 yrs old, with a college degree, gets busted 3 times for selling coke. Parents are professional. He gets sentenced more leniently because he’s statistically more likely to turn his life around. His background is viewed as inherently less scary.

    You have Person B: A black male, 30 yrs old, gets busted for the same thing: 3rd time selling coke. He did not finish high school, father is an H addict, mother is unemployed, was abused as a child. He gets sentenced more harshly because his background suggests he’s more likely to re-offend. His background is viewed as inherently more scary.

    I want to say look judge this person comes from a horrible background, he or she cannot be treated in the same manner as someone without this background.

    On the other hand, the judge is going to say, well this horrible background makes them much more dangerous.

    The judge could look to your liklihood of being a criminal – or he or she could look sympathetically on your horrible past. On one hand, crime is more rampant in impoverished areas, so if you’re impoverished you’re more likely to re-offend. On the other, if all you’ve seen is crime, is it any wonder you become a criminal.

    But, the first way feels like a horrible way to sentence someone. It’s not your fault what situation you’re born into. And we can’t sentence one person more harshly for being poor.

    how do I make this into a common sense argument? One that feels more fair for Person B?

  16. Robear Says:

    For you all:

    Yesterday I thought I was clever, so I tried changing the world. Today I am wise, so i try and change myself…- Rumi

    much love

  17. SillyWilly Says:

    @TypeIII

    that was funny.

    Only thing is, I kinda think the deconstructionist poets are the best…

    undermining language in order to create new meanings and new consciousnesses.

    sort of like Phish does with music when they jam…

    when they jam…

  18. [Not Tom] Says:

    two wrongs don’t make a right, yet two negatives make a positive … will confound me forever.

  19. [Not Tom] Says:

    The Coral Sky C&P’alope reminded me that Phish can jam, and do it so hard that it makes you high. I miss Trey being super geeky with his equipment.

  20. SillyWilly Says:

    @Not Tom

    I always use the “two wrongs don’t make a right” argument with the victims’ rights people in casual conversation.

    I’m an ass.

    And it never works.

  21. Robear Says:

    Silly, just keep quoting all the stats re: the revolving door of prisons. Also, drop the stats re: offenders on the street become full-blown criminals in prison.

    Tell the judge it’s time to break the cycle. Treat people as if they have similar potential given the same chances.

    Also, grab your surge protectors!
    http://www.businessinsider.com/the-feds-are-in-serious-disagreement-with-utility-companies-over-the-solar-storm-emp-threat-2012-4

  22. [Not Tom] Says:

    @ silly – as a defender, what sort of punishment/action do you feel is warranted for recidivism?

  23. Guyute711 Says:

    Personally, I can’t wait to go to con college. I need to sharpen my skills.

  24. kenny powers Says:

    @t3

    totally would’ve stopped by! but since i already had a light buzz, probably not a good idea.

    you know, i’ve never even heard of “New England Brewing Co.”, but i will look for it. so i guess the stouts have started to get kicked? it was all stouts as late as Weds or Thurs of last week i think. so sad i’ll probably miss out on that since i’m trying to avoid after work drinks when i have the willpower, unless other people are going and extend an invite.

  25. Robear Says:

    Silly, hammer them with stats. Harder to argue against Math than opinion sometimes.

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