Weekend Nuggets: Ball Videos


” A Song I Heard the Ocean Sing” – 7.3.11

“Tube” – 7.2.11

“Simple > Bug” – 7.1.11


Jam of the Weekend:

Sand” 7.1.11 II

Phish’s outstanding, jazz-rooted interplay in “Sand”—on display all summer—was inflated into this festival-sized excursion on the first night of Super Ball.



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599 Responses to “Weekend Nuggets: Ball Videos”

  1. kayatosh Says:

    greetings, fellows.

    still high on leg I and the Ball. leg II should be gravy.

    In a discussion re. spirituality and religion, a woman this morning (post yoga class) told me that Catholicism is a made up religion. “aren’t they all?” I replied.

    “No,” she said, “The torah was handed to the jews by god.”

    oh really? why isn’t god handing us cool shit these days? or am I missing something?

    any religion that incurs upon my freedom to do what I choose (as long as i’m not hurting anyone or anything) and decide things for myself is a farce to me. Guess that’s why I ain’t religious.

    religions are just clubs that play upon our insecurities and the desire to belong.

    I consider myself to be a spiritual person, but that spirituality is individual, something that can not be encased in a set of rules and preconceived notions. It is fresh and different everyday. it comes from appreciating nature and my kids and feeling love.

    This place and the exchanges here are more enriching and spiritual to em than anything I could receive in a house of worship. thank you.

    yes, I am biased against religion, but I have an understanding of religion and how it works and know that it serves some people quite well. god bless.

  2. vegas wolfmans Says:

    alf- When are you getting married? August 27th here- and I’m also regretting my decision to write the ceremony…

  3. Tzara's Ghost Says:

    @alf, epic moment in that soccer match. Hope Solo can stop one (see what I did there?)

    @tela’s, hell yeah! Can’t believe I’m seeing the next show. (And the next one, and a couple after that)

  4. kayatosh Says:

    The religious arguments lose me when practitioners of one religion dismiss other religions as somehow lesser or even false.

  5. kayatosh Says:

    congrats to those with pending nuptials. I’ve found marriage to be a good thing. married 13 yrs.

  6. negev79 Says:

    The religious arguments lose me when practitioners of one religion dismiss other religions as somehow lesser or even false.


  7. Tzara's Ghost Says:

    @wolfie! Long time no see. See you at the Gorge I’m sure?

  8. joe Says:

    the bb and/or satan couldn’t help me find the car key. Going back to my roots and praying to St. Anthony. (sorry kaya 🙂 )

  9. alf Says:

    great match

  10. vegas wolfmans Says:

    Tghost- What are you Gorge and beyond plans? I’m skipping the bowl and hitting Tahoe and Outside Lands.


  11. tela'smuff Says:

    just celebrated 10 years marriage last month. good luck to the newbies.

    Alf – you got a good one. best of luck with the writing. are you getting married before or after Gorge>Tahoe? I forget.

  12. alf Says:

    in 2 weeks

  13. joe Says:

    well, my fiance (no date yet, not writing own ceremony but maybe being my own dj/band) couldn’t find it. Call to AAA is a sign of weakness and surrender.

  14. tela'smuff Says:

    holy shite!! dude. ha! good luck!

    i guess Gorge>Tahoe will be your post-bachelor party, BB stylie. 😉

  15. Tzara's Ghost Says:

    The religious arguments lose me when practitioners of one religion dismiss other religions as somehow lesser or even false.


    –and yet, if you are basing your life philosophy on a system that, if it’s true, many others can’t be true, how can you give it equal credence? In other words, they can’t all be right, so if you’re saying your religion is the truth, you are also saying others are not true.

    This is one of the most confounding things to me about religion. I’m not religious at all, mostly for this reason. Just don’t have the gene I guess.

  16. Tzara's Ghost Says:

    @wolfie, skipping OL, not really interested in the Festival scene. Hitting everything else though. Once I found out that I could fly to LA->Reno, for the same price as just flying to Reno, it all fell into place. Heading to Chicago out of Reno and seeing family over the weekend before UIC, bitches.

  17. tela'smuff Says:

    Tzara – well said ^

    that’s where i fall on it. i’ve had a lot of battles with religion, and religious folk, at least those that use it as a weapon. i’ve always said i have my own religion, I’m called a Wallsist. ha. church rotates from indoor arenas and outdoor sheds. have a big Wallsist Convention happening at the Gorge in about 26 days.

  18. kayatosh Says:

    good luck, joe. maybe try jah guide.

    tzara’s: good point. confounding.

    I have nothing against religion other than its unfortunate propensity to cause people to think less and hate more.

    If you are thinking for yourself and tolerant loving and open to all kinds, than practice whatever religion you please. It just seems that most religions have some component to them that says I’m right you’re wrong.

    It’s the rigidity I can’t stand. one of the reasons why i love the world of phish – its fluidity and evolving nature.

  19. vegas wolfmans Says:

    Where I come down on religion: Live and Let Live

    Best wishes on your nuptials, cat-eater. Congrats to the long-timers. Marriage #1 lasted 5 months- something far more healthy and profound this time through.

    TG- flarrdogg at yahoo and let me know your Gorge plans.


  20. kayatosh Says:

    wallsist here too, telas, though I mainly practice from home.

  21. kayatosh Says:

    right on, wolfman’s. you da wolfman.

  22. kayatosh Says:

    in true Wallsian fashion, immersing myself in 7.2.2011 set III. Golden Age me.


  23. kayatosh Says:

    golden age is a big tune for the band.

    learning GA and getting better at it has had a positive effect on the band’s playing and has informed their jamming. The tune has a very gripping syncopated beat. infectious

  24. Tzara's Ghost Says:

    I studied religion some in college, it’s so fascinating. It just seems very bizarre to me, and yet every society on Earth has had one (unless it was outlawed and replaced by an equally thought-restricting political system). I read a great book called The Sacred Canopy by Peter Berger. The first half breaks down the religious experience as completely self-made, and the second half explains how he is still a devout Christian and retains his faith despite this. I guess many people just need it.

    It was precisely the ability to use the Catholic faith to suppress people, grow wealth and consolidate power that allowed it to continue to exist in Europe. So yes, I would say violence is at the center of religion.

  25. tela'smuff Says:

    “I have nothing against religion other than its unfortunate propensity to cause people to think less and hate more.”

    ^exactly, and that’s my problem right there.

    i don’t hate the game as much as i hate the player.
    i graduated with a double major in college, one of which was religion. i am fascinated by it, as it shapes society on many levels. i love to engage in religious discussion. as long as it can be fair and respectful.

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