TTFW: The Abstract

6.25.10—Camden, NJ (Graham Lucas)

Ghost” 9.12.99 II, Portland, OR

One of the most slept on jams of all time. Don’t sleep.



Bathtub Gin -> Simple” 12.7.99 II, Portland, ME

Phish returned to Cumberland Country Civic Center during December ’99, an era where ambient jams were prominent.



Jam -> Bug” 12.17.99 II, Hampton, VA

Though it sure felt like the Mothership was about to lift-off into “2001,” but the band teased everyone by dropping into “Bug.” This jam was the music behind the Hampton reunion announcement video.



Waves” 8.2.03 II, Limestone, ME

The magic fields of Limestone…



Twist” 2.24.03 II, E.Rutherford, NJ

Aliens visited The Meadowlands.



AC/DC Bag” 11.7.98 II, Chicago, IL

This gorgeous jam from UIC illustrates the ambient shift of Fall ’98.



Drowned” 9.14.2000 II, Darien Center, NY

Forget about it—a true monster.



Roses Are Free” 1.1.00, Big Cypress, FL

The music that dawned a new millenium; the cerebral masterpiece from the end of an all-night marathon.



My Left Toe,  Stash” 6.30.99 II, Bonner Springs. KS

Phish paired the debut of “My Left Toe” with “Stash” to close the second set of  1999’s very first show.

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376 Responses to “TTFW: The Abstract”

  1. joe Says:

    these crazy radical kids amongst us aren’t helping either 🙂

  2. MiA Says:

    “But playing 24/96 off a computer headphone jack is a waste cause of all of the machine noise.”

    I think I posted this earlier, that both the Mac Mini and most of the Mac’s have optical outputs. They can put out 24/96, and even 24/192, but the OS right now limits it (I think).

    Not sure what you mean by machine noise, but I think it is isolated with optical outputs.

  3. BingosBrother Says:

    Just saw a dog pull off a sick move. went up with the hind leg like he was gonna piss on the light pole, but it was just a fake, made an executive decision and made a full turn into a flawless shit. Perfect execution. 10.

  4. MiA Says:

    A full fake piss into shitter 180 McTwist.

    Shawn White’s dog?

  5. SillyWilly Says:

    Tortoise in two hours…

    can’t wait.

  6. Mr. Palmer Says:

    Finally getting a chance to spin these jams. Portland Ghost. Actually discovered this one over the last year. I think i played it for a whole day straight. Sickness.

    Anyone have an extra Woosta ticket….fuck it!

  7. BingosBrother Says:

    Maybe mia. Australian Shepherd. Pretty sure that fucker winked at me afterward. Definitely working that move into my repertoire this summer.

  8. Mr. Palmer Says:

    do you incorporate a poop tent into that maneuver for summer tour?

  9. Phamily Berzerker Says:

    ^ with a w00k move like that , who needs a shit tent!

  10. Mr. Palmer Says:

    True wook move is to pull that off, dead central, in the ring of throw down during a Tweezer….

  11. lumpyhead Says:

    funny shit.

  12. BingosBrother Says:

    The pure freedom on that mutts face strutting away will be my inspiration in the Tweezer Ring of Throw Down. Won’t you step into the shit pile.

  13. Type III Jamming Personality Disorder Says:

    CB Mike’s–>Simple->El Contacto>Paug

    ahhh… yup.

  14. Selector J Says:

    Nice link, @sumo. I’m pretty interested in that kind of stuff because it’s somewhat similar to work I do with processing seismic data.

    I’ve been a skeptic about the playback benefits of the h3tty audiophile uber-sampling rate stuff just based on what I know about the basics of waveform sampling and my wikipedia-based knowledge of human hearing.

    I used to think 24 bit made a difference but I’ve come around to thinking that doesn’t really make much of any difference, for playback at least, either.

    From the article:
    re: 24 bit

    But! Its not that 24 bits of data makes the sound better. It actually does not.”

    He does recommend quite strongly to record using 24 bit so that you can have a lower floor and thus more headroom but points out that these same benefits don’t apply to playback.

    Also this:
    re: 192kHz

    What about the 192khz rate? Ok, let me get you to think of how audio interface manufacturers plan to get you to buy their products. One company comes out with 192 then they all feel they have to or they will lose sales. Its hype in my opinion. If you want to fill up hard drives faster, go ahead and use it. We have debated this long an hard on the forums. In the end, no one can tell the difference.

    This point is what gets me fired up. I don’t believe anything above 48kHz makes a noticeable difference. A 48kHz sampling rate allows for a reproduction of waveforms >/= 24kHz which is ~2-4kHz higher than what the average human ear can detect.

    This leaves plenty of room for the roll-off (low-pass filter) so you’re not getting rid of any of the audible frequencies with it. Not to mention, the ultra-sonic frequencies being preserved by 96kHz/192kHz/etc. aren’t typically recorded in the first place.

    If it didn’t take up so much more room on hard drives, I’d just shrug it off but the fact is, unless you have dog ears, it’s just a ridiculous waste of disk space, imo.

  15. BingosBrother Says:

    In sadder news another NFL player has shot themself in the chest. RIP Junior Seau. Can’t really see anymore how the NFL and civilized society can exist together. Either the NFL goes or we quit pretending to have a civilized culture. Sucks.

  16. Angryjoggerz Says:

    Step into the steamer

  17. Mr. Palmer Says:

    ….and they want these guys to play more games, 18 a year now?

    I don’t know what the answer is, but the league and owners with the Billions of dollars they make off of these players, should at least have some sort of post career program where they can be monitored for head trauma.

    The NFL does a terrible job of taking care of their former players when it comes to health care, both physical and mental.

    Dave Duerson, former Bears safety, also shot himself in the chest a year or two ago. Obviously leaving the brain to be examined. Anyone listening to the message these guys are trying to send?

  18. Type III Jamming Personality Disorder Says:

  19. ae Says:

    Mr. P, I think I have extras for both worcesters, if you’re serious, or for others who may want. Will confirm over the next week…

  20. Mr. Palmer Says:

    Ae- I am serious, just need to try and sure up some logistics, etc.. Keep me in the loop. Muchos gracias!

  21. Angryjoggerz Says:

    Meh, 18 games is how many they play in a week in the NBA

  22. Mr. Palmer Says:

    Imagine D. Rose played football. He’s so brittle his career would have been finished his rookie year.

    Also remember, unlike the NBA, NFL contracts are not guaranteed. You get hurt and can’t play, you get cut and don’t get paid.

    I know Aj is just messin around, but total different scenarios.

  23. Angryjoggerz Says:

    I was joking

  24. joe Says:

    fight during the way spacey ending of waves helps to bring me back to reality and prevents me from drooling on myself so much.

  25. Type III Jamming Personality Disorder Says:

    Sailors fighting in the dance hall
    Oh man! Look at those cavemen go
    It’s the freakiest show
    Take a look at the Lawman
    Beating up the wrong guy
    Oh man! Wonder if he’ll ever know
    He’s in the best selling show
    Is there life on Mars?

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