Ghost Stories

6.24.10 - Camden (Graham Lucas)


Jams of the Day:

Here are two scorching and under the radar, first-set “Ghosts” from Fall ’98.

11.15.98 Murfreesboro, TN



11.19.98 Winston-Salem, NC




11.24.1998 New Haven Coliseum, New Haven, CT < Torrent

11.24.1998 New Haven Coliseum, New Haven, CT < Megaupload

Keeping in line with the musical theme of the day, this show from New Haven Coliseum during Fall ’98 features a rather large “Ghost,” as part of a powerful, set-opening “Ghost > Halley’s > Tweezer” triumvirate.

I: Down with Disease, The Moma Dance, Ginseng Sullivan, Stash, Brian and Robert, Limb By Limb, Sample in a Jar, Tela, Chalk Dust Torture

II: Ghost > Halley’s Comet > Tweezer > Possum, Wading in the Velvet Sea, Character Zero

E: Suzy Greenberg*, Tweezer Reprise

*w/ Dude of Life on vocals

Source: Schoeps CMC6/MK41 > Apogee AD1000 > Sony TCD-D8

802 Responses to “Ghost Stories”

  1. neemor Says:

    I need to see Phish live right now, as well.

  2. Dr. Pronoia Says:

    ah so there is no actual music “in” iTunes?

    So I’d have to keep the external plugged in at all times to use iTunes then?

    Wow, getting schooled here. Realizing I have no idea ‘where’ information ‘is’ with these applications…

  3. KWL Says:

    i think i got you… you have to direct itunes so it knows where to look

    as it is now, it looks into the itunes library–b/c it copies all of your files over into that folder (creating a 2nd file of everything)

    you can move the originals wherever, and the copy will still be in the itunes library folder

    stop copying, and itunes doesn’t know where to look–you have to point it to the originals

  4. KWL Says:


    right now you have music ‘in’ itunes–b/c itunes physically creates a copy and stores it where it knows where to look

    super easy to keep things organized and neat, but also takes up twice the harddrive space

  5. KWL Says:

    uncheck the ‘copy’ box and you stop creating duplicate files (good for harddrive space/speed)

    but lose that organizational simplicity

    for a while i just dragged into itunes, which made a copy, and deleted the originals

    kept everything organized ‘in’ itunes–this may be the easiest option for you

    (now i do the opposite really only b/c i use VLC to play flacs directly)

  6. KWL Says:

    i have no idea if i’m being helpful, and my head is starting to hurt

    mr c or someone else might be far more helpful on the subject

  7. Nagarjuna Says:

    peak phish tour begins in 9 days! let’s see us come concerts!

    i’ll do my best to give the band a hard face melting workout in brimfilled so they’re ready for you all you east coast beasts

  8. Dr. Pronoia Says:

    hmmm. about half-way to understanding. not sure if it’s worth the work to manually organize and move everything to external all the time. though I have that media library folder backed up on the external already…

    sorry to hijack y’all – I like new phish too, I promise

  9. Dr. Pronoia Says:

    Thanks for the help KWL! Appreciate it…

  10. KWL Says:

    ya probly your best bet is to delete the originals (or back up originals on external), and keep everything copied/organized in itunes

  11. halcyon Says:


    what shows you hitting….all 3 in Broomfield?

    Dr. P

    I just keep all of my music files in a music folder. I do not have itunes automatically create a copy of files when adding to a folder. Under options, or preferences (i am at work and do not remember the exact name) I just click for Itunes to add files from my music folder. That way it doesn’t make a copy of anything, and it just points to the original files. If a folder contains flac files, I just encode a copy to .wav or .mp3 (keeping the original flac file most of the time) and keep them in the same folder.

    It has helped. At one point my podcast total was 180 because it was looking at both my music folder, and the itunes folder. Now that it looks at the one folder my podcast total is in half. I deleted the itunes folder and everything is more organized.

    Of course YMMV.

  12. halcyon Says:

    anyone else like the second half of guyute only…. they should do a BBFCFM and then segue into the second half of guyute then drop back into BBFCFM for a nice dark segment.

  13. KWL Says:

    i was standing outside about an hour and a half ago and a pack of coyotes started howling maybe 200 yards away from me (out on the vega, one of the few, if not only, commons left in the US)

    gonna miss the mountains

    night folks

  14. Nagarjuna Says:

    @hal – all three nights fo shizzle. got lucky with PTBM. you?

  15. halcyon Says:


    all 3 as well. my slf will be joining for the first night. The next two will be kickin it with the BB and other friends.

  16. KWL Says:

    ^i put up a broomfield tab on the meet up sheet

  17. plord Says:

    Moving files around AFTER iTunes has a grip on them can be painful but provided you don’t mistakenly nuke both copies you might be ok.

    What I do is download, unpack zips and convert SHNs or whatever, THEN move to my external drive (where I keep all music) THEN import into iTunes. I never allow iTunes to import when a disc is inserted because I always need to edit the tags; genre is wrong, or disc title has the date in the wrong format– Did you know that 2010/08/07 is sorted different than 2010-08-07?– or something.

    So, move files into place, Control-O, navigate to your one all inclusive sorted and holy music repository, sort that repository file picker by date (!) and then pluck the top items which should be what you just moved. If you accidentally select the parent Folder (“Phish”) instead of the specific show, no foul, iTunes will ask “Do you want to overwrite existing files?” and just clock no. If you are consolidating your iTunes Music Library and a bunch of external directories that iTunes still knows about, do this:
    1. Make a backup of your iTunes Music folder. Do it. Make sure it’s a valid copy by going into iTunes prefs, “Advanced” tab, and entering the location of your backup copy. iTunes should still start and all your music should be there. Good? Good.
    2. Now grab your other music directories and start dropping them into the dir tree under your NORMAL ORIGINAL iTunes Music folder (not the backup!). Mac OS copy will warn you about overwriting duplicates, so if you are careful with how you copy (copy a selection of show-folders to the Phish folder, for example) you should get a no-dupes combination of all of your music without waiting to copy over stuff that’s already there.
    3. Did you remember to edit the iTunes prefs? Point it back to your normal music folder, start up, and try to play a show you just copied. Should “just work”.

    Getting rid of iTunes duplicates is a Great Unsolved Problem but if you select the artist view then sort by album you can usually pluck out the dupes by looking at the “date added” field.

    Hope that’s useful…

  18. plord Says:

    Oh, and: I’ve said it before but for completeness sake, my external drive is a RAID network drive. So when I put stuff there, I automatically have 2 mirrored copies, and I have a third external drive that I use to back up the RAID, which I store offsite.

  19. plord Says:

    You gots to protect the ripped music, son.

    Time is money.

    Failed hard drives cost WAY more than $100 to replace the hardware.

  20. Dr. Pronoia Says:

    wow thanks guys. real idiot with this stuff. as it is I’ve probably read and re-read these posts a half dozen times already.

    My plan for a while has been to periodically dump the originals from the desktop, after I’ve backed them up on the hard drive. That way they’re just in iTunes and on my external. That dodges the duplicate issue right? But doesn’t solve the sorting and tagging issues?

    Ok, headed to bed soon.

  21. plord Says:

    Doh, Step 4 in my how to post: once you’ve got everything copied and sorted into one folder, do the Control-O import described in the previous paragraph before the numbered section. Same caveats apply.

    Dr. P your method gives you a copy in iTunes and a backup, so you’re good there. Where you will run into problems is when you outgrow the drive in your computer. But good news: all you have to do is get a RAID drive, copy the whole iTunes Music folder there, edit iTunes Advanced Prefs and make that new external location your permanent iTunes library. If you’re on a laptop that means iTunes won’t go with you anymore unless you bring the drive or an iPod along.

  22. halcyon Says:

    SLF is down for a show for MSG!!! WOOT!

    Good night BB.

  23. Lycanthropist Says:

    anybody still up?

  24. Absher Says:

    Nice TN Ghost!

  25. Absher Says:

    I’m up

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