TTFM: Summer ’96

Summer 1996—Pollack T-shirt

1996 Summer Tour T-Shirt (Pollock)

With Summer Tour 2012 rapidly approaching, let’s continue a look at summers past with ’96. I’m not trying to pull the ten “best” jams from each summer, but just ten great ones. Enjoy the picks from this underrated tour!

Wilson > Disease” 8.14.96 I, Hershey, PA



Reba” 8.4.96 II, Morrison, CO



Antelope” 8.12.96 II, Noblesville, IN



Split” 8.12.96 I, Noblesville, IN



Tweezer” 8.14.96 II, Hershey, PA



Harry Hood” 8.16.96 III, Plattsburgh, NY

Mike’s > Lifeboy” 8.13.96 II, Noblesville, IN



Slave” 8.17.96 II, Plattsburgh, NY




Robert Champion of The Sloping Companion is running an essay contest for those that “Like” The Sloping Companion Facebook Page. The winner will win a recycled/upcycled wood art piece. All anyone has to do to enter is write a short, two-to-three paragraph essay about why they are so passionate about Phish. The contest is running for about two weeks and the winner will have their piece aired on the show, will be on the station, and will win a specially-created, one of a kind art piece.

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387 Responses to “TTFM: Summer ’96”

  1. Guyute711 Says:

    I’m just breaking your balls Silly. Thought you were gonna go Uni-bomber on us for a second.

  2. BingosBrother Says:

    “im NOT saying to stop watching your own emissions.”

    Every time I cut an emission, I watch. Usually its invisible, praise jah.

  3. SillyWilly Says:

    you can’t bust my balls, guyute

    because i don’t have any

    if i did, i’d blow up a dam.


  4. DaNcInG fOoL Says:

    Memorial Day weekend coming up. I miss Bethel.

  5. thnkfstpal Says:

    Silly, YOUR HEALTH is your responsibility. Dioxin being prevalent is only proof that individual responsibility is largely gone from our society and that government is sanctioning all sorts of toxic substances like GMO and High Fructose Corn Syrup. Again government is the reason these companies get off with no price to be paid while you die, government is the protector of these corporations and they use regulation to enrich and protect themselves.

    The only reason these bad corporations don’t go out of business is because government protects them and sanctions their behavior.

    The FDA has sanctioned all these chemicals and GMO foods. If they were true protectors of liberty these corporations would be finished.

    The bad corporations get unlimited funding and under the table loans from the federal reserve who then funds government at the same time. If they didn’t get free money and government protection they would be finished.

    CRONY Government sanctioning the use of the chemicals is what caused the 3yr old pubic hair NOT capitalism.

  6. Phamily Berzerker Says:

    Devolution is coming….

  7. voopa Says:

  8. Luther T. Justice Says:

    How do you like your gov’t subsidized healthcare @DF?

  9. plord Says:

    If anybody wants it, I am seeding this:

    Best Attics ever played, bar none, and a fun Janis/Pig Lovelight.

  10. thnkfstpal Says:

    This whole idea that we need to de-industrialize our country is absurd. The reason for wholesale polluting of the environment is government sanctioned monopoly through permits, zoning and regulation that doesn’t allow true competition to combat these multi nationals.

    No one pollutes more than the pentagon with their war making and bomb dropping and depleted uranium usage in the ammunition.

    Why don’t we start with de industrializing the pentagon FIRST!

    How about the BP’s of the world don’t get free money from the central banks then we’ll see how good they are at business.

  11. Guyute711 Says:

    Don’t blow up the hydroelectric dam on the Niagra River. I like to fish there.

  12. SillyWilly Says:

    I was so pumped reading your post, thnkfstpal

    until you got to the not capitalism part

    capitalism and the government work hand in hand

    the government exists to protect capitalists from outraged citizens

    capitalism incentivizes profits.

    profits are not real. at least not like clean water and a healthy land base.

  13. SillyWilly Says:

    I’m with you on all of that, thnkfstpal

    but civilization and industrialization have to go to live in a truly sustainable world

    sorry i have to go but ill be back later if anyone still wants me on my soapbox

    my bad on the soapbox

  14. angryjoggerz Says:

    Silly Willy cut down a tree and made a soapbox. Get him!

  15. Guyute711 Says:

    Ha ha ha

  16. alf Says:

    someone get that kid some lambs bread, and send him to the TT stat

  17. dorn76 Says:

    I’m all for starving corporations of their Govt subsidies, neutering the Pentagon, building canoes, etc.

    But I draw the line at all-acoustic Phish.

  18. thnkfstpal Says:

    I’m all for starving corporations of their Govt subsidies, neutering the Pentagon, building canoes, etc.
    But I draw the line at all-acoustic Phish.


    Definition of CAPITALISM

    : an economic system characterized by private or corporate ownership of capital goods, by investments that are determined by private decision, and by prices, production, and the distribution of goods that are determined mainly by competition in a free market

    NO WHERE IN THIS DEFINITION IS GOVERNMENT INTERVENTION. The problem is crony government NOT capitalism.

    If I make the best broomsticks in town I will have a pretty good business. If the federal reserve gives my neighbor 100 million dollars and factories in China to make broomsticks then gets government to make the wood I’m using outlawed I will be out of business.

    The Federal Reserve and government are the problem. NOT THE MARKET.

  19. SillyWilly Says:

    acoustic phish?

    I did write that, huh?

    I must be fucking crazy.

  20. thnkfstpal Says:

    government and capitalism = crony capitalism = not capitalism.

  21. thedayman Says:

    we’re all the problem, man. we’re all fat cat rich capitalist pig fucks. society sux.

  22. SillyWilly Says:


    how do you “own” something without gov’t intervention?

  23. snow Says:

    “The Federal Reserve and government are the problem. NOT THE MARKET.”
    They are all part of the problem.

    do you have any examples where a ‘free market’ (which I consider an oxymoron since you need a government to enforce property laws so that there is a reason to have a market… otherwise you just steal what you want, if you can) has successfully dealt with basic problems like over-fishing? Let alone more complicated issues like toxics, air pollution or child labor?

  24. snow Says:

    That’s awesome silly. I was just trying to make that point, which you made in question form. I like the way you phrase it better.

  25. garretc Says:

    Even Adam Smith admitted the need for government intervention in a free market economy.

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