Listen To Phish Lay Down A 27-Minute ‘Ghost’ Funk-Fest On This Day 20 Years Ago

first_imgWhile Phish has just kicked off their historic thirteen-night residency at Madison Square Garden, it’s still a joy to look back at their storied history. When Phish was on in 1997, they were on a whole different level. The band toured relentlessly during that era of their career, with their performance at Lakewood Amphitheatre in Atlanta, GA, constituting a show no one would soon forget. Their 7/23/97 itself is chock full of highlights, including one of the best “Julius” performances ever in the opening spot. The show also features an unusual “You Enjoy Myself” in the second set, that moved from a jam section reminiscent of “Scent of a Mule” into a bust out “Rocky Mountain Way” jam session, eventually concluding the set with “Chalk Dust Torture.”However, when fans talk about 7/23/97, it’s the “Ghost” that comes to mind. The 27-minute version really grooves through the many instrumental themes of Phish’s repertoire, gliding from porno funk to melodic to dark to feedback. It’s quite the testament to Phish’s ability to jam, as the whole thing flows cohesively through the different themes. This is some top-shelf Phish.Listen to the 27-minute version of “Ghost” below, courtesy of astavely56.You can also check out full audio from the show below, courtesy of fromtheaquarium, as well as the Phish.net setlist below.Setlist: Phish | Lakewood Amphitheatre | Atlanta, GA | 7/23/97Set 1: Julius, Dirt, NICU > Dogs Stole Things > Ginseng Sullivan, Water in the Sky, Limb By Limb, Split Open and Melt, Billy Breathes, PossumSet 2: Punch You In the Eye, Ghost > Sample in a Jar, You Enjoy Myself[1] -> Rocky Mountain Way Jam > Chalk Dust TortureEncore: FrankensteinNotes: Ghost included Spooky and On Your Way Down teases. YEM included a Jeopardy! theme tease, a very unusual SOAMule-like jam segment, and did not have a vocal jam. Chalk Dust included Rocky Mountain Way teases.last_img read more

SUB consults students, anticipates spring

first_imgSenior Kaitlyn Keelin, executive director of the Student Union Board (SUB), said the group strongly emphasized consulting students to determine the organization’s offerings this semester. “We’ve been focusing on getting more student input and collecting a lot of data so that we can plan events that students want to see on campus,” Keelin said. SUB’s most-attended event of the semester was Comedy on the Quad, in which comedian Jim Gaffigan drew approximately 4,000 students to his performance on South Quad, Keelin said. She said other popular SUB events included a presentation by “Breaking Bad” star R.J. Mitte, a Legends stand-up comedy performance by SNL’s Nasim Pedrad and a Legends concert featuring Eric Hutchinson. Keelin said SUB’s biggest challenge was a lack of participation in the Purdue Ticket Lottery. She said SUB purchased the tickets from the Athletic Department at face value last spring, so they lost out when reduced-price tickets became widely available from other sources, such as StubHub. The final SUB event of the semester, Stress Relievers, will take place Sunday from 6 to 8 p.m. in the Notre Dame Room and the ballroom of the LaFortune Student Center, Keelin said. The event will feature free food, energy drinks and massages, she said. Keelin said the spring semester will feature several large-scale events, including the Collegiate Jazz Festival, the Notre Dame Literary Festival, the Holy Half, The SUB Concert and AnTostal week.  Next semester, SUB will also distribute frequent moviegoer passes that enable students who regularly attend SUB movies to earn free admission, Keelin said.  Keelin said the spring’s kick-off event will be a fireside talk and a networking reception with Reddit co-founder Alexis Ohanian. Grade: B+ SUB brought some interesting acts to campus so far, but the money they lost in the Purdue Ticket Lottery may affect next semester’s programming. Contact Christian Myers at cmyers8@nd.edulast_img read more

Event tackles use of racial slur against two USC students

first_imgZiru Ling | Daily TrojanAgainst hate · Lisa Hines, Melina Abdullah, Pete White and Nyallah Noah discussed Black Lives Matter and relevant issues on Thursday.Every seat in the Sol Price School of Public Policy auditorium on Thursday evening was covered with a paper that said, “Two students were called ‘n—gger’ today.” The flyers, which referenced two incidents of bias that had flared up on campus in recent days, were part of a panel discussion on the status of the Black Lives Matter movement and its role following the election of Donald Trump to the presidency. The panelists included Lisa Hines, the mother of a woman who died while in LAPD custody; Melina Abdullah, a professor of pan-African studies at California State University, Los Angeles; Pete White, founder of the Los Angeles Community Action Network; and Nyallah Noah, a sophomore majoring in popular music and a member of Black Lives Matter LA. The event was moderated by LaMikia Castillo, an adjunct professor at the Price School. Trump has long been accused of racism by activists due to his encouragement of stricter policing as well as support he has received from white supremacists like the Ku Klux Klan. Over the past several days, claims of racist acts carried out by his supporters have appeared across the nation. Noah expressed her astonishment at the continuing racism around the country and her realization of the necessity of movements such as Black Lives Matter movement.“The reality is that this country isn’t that open-minded and that there’s a lot of hatred around this country that was suppressed during the Obama era that is finally coming out,” Noah said. “Just as we want to see change, they want to see their type of change as well. That’s why this movement is so much more important now than it ever was.”Abdullah said that a sustained movement was all the more necessary because anger at injustice couldn’t just flare up every time someone is killed, as it did during a series of highly publicized police shootings of unarmed black people across the country over the past few years. “We have to engage in the black radical tradition,” Abdullah said. “And for me, the question is what the black radical tradition looks like now. I find the answer in Black Lives Matter, and feel that Black Lives Matter supports who I am as a black mother.”Hines had a more personal reason for joining Black Lives Matter. Following the death of her daughter Wakiesha Wilson, who was found in a Los Angeles jail days after missing her trial in court, Hines immediately joined the movement to support other individuals facing forms of oppression.“My daughter is not resting, and will not rest, until we get justice,” Hines said. “For me, the only way I can get justice is by being part of a movement that stands up to our oppressors. You don’t want to get involved until it happens to you, and now even though it’s for my own child that I’m fighting for, I know that it’s not all about her — it’s about all of us.”Some of the goals of the Black Lives Matter movement, White said, are to promote equality of diverse groups, to ensure the safety of black people across the country and to decrease funding for the police. For the final goal, White rationalized the importance of using funds from police departments to instead create larger budgets for housing and other safety nets for underprivileged groups. Beyond that, however, White discussed the subliminal threat police represent through historical instances of police brutality against the black community.“Police are not just slave catchers — at every point in history, they were used to oppress any movement that attempted to create greater equity,” White said. “That’s why a big goal of Black Lives Matter is to decrease funding for the police — because at a certain point, the police are no longer keeping us safe.”Abdullah added that one of the best ways to support the movement is to show up.“Yes, we do need financial support among other kinds of support,” Abdullah said. “But beyond that, we need your skills — whatever you can bring to the table — whether it’s singing, dancing or just being present. That’s the most important thing we need from our black supporters and our allies in general: just be present, and that’ll make us that much stronger.”last_img read more

Place Of Honesty

first_imgWe are yet to determine that placeA spot where we will state the truthWith open hearts to accept our faultsSeeing all of us as one people by GodWith human equality right and dignityJust because we are of the same stuffPlace Of Honesty……. We SeekWe simple as a group of easy goersVent our hates for the season propel usHungry souls are bent low in plain lackGather the lot of the inner clique to shareIn nasty water lodged corners families hidesThat they have nowhere to protect their kidsPlace Of Honesty……. We StriveWe deserve a land rich like our mountainsRivers filled with stones that the world craveForest God grown with massive costly treesPlain lands that yield yellow golden rocksValleys planted with ore needed everywhereRains so much we will feed every child a literPlace Of Honesty……. We SurviveShare this:Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)last_img read more

This day in history

first_imgTODAY IS THE 327th DAY OF 2007 There are 38 days left in the year. Highlights in history AD Quality Auto 360p 720p 1080p Top articles1/5READ MOREPettersson scores another winner, Canucks beat Kings In 1765, Frederick County, Md., became the first colonial entity to repudiate the British Stamp Act. In 1903, singer Enrico Caruso made his American debut at the Metropolitan Opera House in New York, appearing in “Rigoletto.” In 1936, Life, the photojournalism magazine created by Henry R. Luce, was first published. In 1963, President Lyndon B. Johnson proclaimed Nov. 25 a day of national mourning following the assassination of John F. Kennedy. In 1980, some 2,600 people were killed by a series of earthquakes that devastated southern Italy. In 1996, a hijacked Ethiopian Airlines Boeing 767 crashed into the waves off Comoros Islands, killing about two-thirds of the 175 people on board. Ten years ago: Iowa septuplet mom Bobbi McCaughey left the hospital and returned home while her seven babies stayed behind in intensive care. Five years ago: President Bush visited Vilnius, Lithuania, and Bucharest, Romania, where he vowed to defend hard-won freedoms behind the former Iron Curtain. Miss World organizers moved the beauty pageant from Abuja, Nigeria, to London after about 100 people died in violence triggered by a newspaper’s suggestion that the Islamic prophet Muhammad would have liked the event. One year ago: Former KGB spy Alexander Litvinenko died in London from radiation poisoning after making a deathbed statement blaming Russian President Vladimir Putin. Car bombs and mortar rounds struck a Shiite slum in Baghdad, killing 215 people. Death claimed Broadway librettist Betty Comden at age 89; jazz vocalist Anita O’Day at age 87; and French actor Philippe Noiret at age 76. Today’s birthdays Actor Franco Nero is 66. Screenwriter Joe Eszterhas is 63. Actor Steve Landesberg is 62. Singer Bruce Hornsby is 53. Actor Maxwell Caulfield is 48. Actress Salli Richardson-Whitfield is 40. Actor Oded Fehr is 37. Actor Page Kennedy is 31. Actress Kelly Brook is 28. Actor Lucas Grabee is 23. Actress-singer Miley Cyrus (TV: “Hannah Montana”) is 15. Actor Austin Majors is 12. Thought for today “It is better to debate an important matter without settling it than to settle it without debating it.” – Anonymous. – From The Associated Press 160Want local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set!last_img read more