Qualing in Hobbes and Schmitt? Yes please.
"Readings will cover the entire Leviathan, several of Schmitt’s texts between 1922 and 1961, as well as pre-Hobbesian and post-Schmittian analyses of the problem of friend and enemy."
A literature review on contemporary friend/enemy distinctions sounds promising. Probably need to narrow the focus further than that though.
"If you could only see what I see when I walk onstage…I see the faces. I see joy. And if that’s escapism for three hours then fine. There are enough bad messages in our culture that people are getting bombarded with CONSTANTLY: you’re not good enough, you don’t look right, you don’t have enough money. And to be able to look at a large group of people looking back at me who look like they don’t have a care in the world for fifteen seconds…not only that, but they feel like they’re…joy, there’s actual joy etched into there faces for a bit of time. It’s such an honor."
- Trey Anastasio
Trey sat in with Mike’s band last night! Here is their rendition of “Cities,” by the Talking Heads, arranged more like the original than Phish’s slowed down version. Fun stuff.
My friend at the show tonight just texted me and said Page and Fishman were on-stage!
2003/07/29 - “Crosseyed and Painless” (Post-Gazette Pavilion at Star Lake, Burgettstown PA)
This set two opening “Crosseyed” is the first gem of this celebratory northeast run as the band tours their home turf proper for the first time in three years. The band stays within the song’s groove for 10 minutes before breaking into a more minimal funk groove. Page and Mike take the lead as Trey focuses on rhythm. After a few minutes Page lands on some triumphant piano lines, Mike on a driving bass line, and Trey on those washes of noise he loved so much seemingly simultaneously. From there it’s on full on glorious hose. They ride this out for several minutes before settling on a blissful, mellow groove; always a perfect fit for an outdoor summer show. Segues into “Thunderhead” after 25 mins.