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. dorn76 Says:

    Bonus: Hershey Tweeze comes with a side of Theme!

  2. snow Says:

    To attempt to be a unite-er:

    Markets are ruthlessly efficient at allocating scarce resources. They do this automagically far more effectively than any group of people could because they cannot figure out that I want an iPad and AW wants crappy Droid phone cause he hates apple fanboys. Markets solve a complexity problem.

    Markets do not have any sense of things like: the dependence of a town on a drinking water source, the pain of losing a loved one to cancer from toxic waste or slow cooking a living planet through CO2 emissions, etc.

    There are arguments that markets could address those things because will learn about it and then they will stop purchasing products from company X because problem Y. That requires sooooo many things to happen that it doesn’t actually happen. Sure, Apple increase some wages at a plant in China because people raised a stink about it. Does anybody feel like that problem is really solved? And that was a pretty simple problem.

    So we need a government to give our markets bounds. The challenge is that regulating the markets and giving them that aim relies on our representative corpratocracy, which even if it was a semi-function democracy, would still be a pretty poor regulator.

    So what do we do? agree that these are the parameters and try to get better at governing. If we stop having these stupid debates (i.e. Cable news, not the BB) then we could focus on governing better as a society.

    But those that benefit from our collective stupidity continue to do a better job at confusing the issues than we do as a society of making progress. And progress starts with a constitutional amendment clarifying that Corporations do not have the same rights as human beings.

  3. Mr.Miner Says:

    just rocked my 3rd ever listed of gorge1. damn. can we go back?

  4. dorn76 Says:

    Corporations are people, my friend.

  5. snow Says:

    well, my friend, my friend, he’s got a knife.

  6. Mr. False Bravado Says:

    Miner, your love for the finest sounds is admirable. Have you ever thought of doing a post of the nightmare show?

  7. SillyWilly Says:

    Because the civilized economy is extractive, because it rewards those who exploit humans and non-humans, that is, because it rewards those who do not give back to the landbase what it needs, that is, because it rewards people for disconnecting themselves from the reciprocal relationships that characterize (human or non-human) sustainable economies and relationships, those who value the accumulation of money or power over life will always have more money or power than those who value life over money or power.

  8. Mr.Miner Says:

    Miner, your love for the finest sounds is admirable. Have you ever thought of doing a post of the nightmare show?

    ^ yes. I have.

  9. Jtran Says:

    What’s the nightmare show?

  10. Mr.Miner Says:

    the opposite of the worcester dream show

  11. MiA Says:

    ACL 2000 was fun, but as a show, meh.

  12. Mr.Miner Says:

    I. Julius, My Sweet One, Possum, Lawnboy, Taste, Oh Kee Pah > Suzie,

    that’s as far as I could get. It’s making me nauseous.

  13. Mr. Palmer Says:

    Everyone just listen to this a shut the hell up! 😉

  14. xpun Says:

    okay who broke the tt?

  15. tela'smuff Says:

    good suggestion @mr.p

    i’m on it

  16. voopa Says:

    Can one value life and accumulation of wealth equally? I try to.

    Then I spend a day washing cop cars with some of the valley’s sorriest specimens and say fuck ’em.

    That’s not to say I don’t value life. And I’m not turning my back on anyone I care about by striving to be successful. In fact, I’d argue that it helps.

    It’s easy to be idealistic about society until you have to deal with it. It’s hard to not get completely disillusioned.

  17. Phamily Berzerker Says:

    Who doesn’t get a case of the Fuckits every once in a while?

  18. Robear Says:

    Wish I had time to give you all the answers. In the meantime, welcome thnkfstpal.

    Snowdank, howdy.

    I blame people for all of it. Or aliens. One of the two.

    And remember: Meditation is a form of mind control!

  19. angryjoggerz Says:

    Damn, everyone… cheer up! Its not Christmas for gods sake.

  20. Phamily Berzerker Says:

    AJ, I am rollicking in joyful bliss right now.

    Largely becasue I am bailing early from the office to go get my kiddos.

  21. voopa Says:

    I’m not down, just frustrated because of my situation. but I’m making the most of it. Tonight I begin my DUI “classes”…I’ll be pouring on the pronoia for sure!

  22. Phamily Berzerker Says:

    We are the source of our own obstacles.

  23. MiA Says:

    Most important lesson…

    You can still get quite a bit drunker after you quit drinking. This is a big issue for many people. People walk out of bars at .07 feeling “happy” and end up .085 fifteen minutes later when the cop pulls you over.

    I am frollicking in bliss. Little different than PB, but still, better than some.

  24. MiA Says:

    Private Pyle. Get off of my obstacle Private Pyle!

  25. Luther T. Justice Says:

    Well, I’m leaving work to cut down a tree to build a canoe.

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