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Phish: Classic Or Dud?
And why do they get compared to The Spin Doctors???

Paul Rees, Wednesday, 12 February 2003 23:50 (fourteen years ago) Permalink

Because there's this miasma of bands from 1992/93 that all of us want to collectively write out of history any chance possible.

"Aye, 'twere all Nirvana back then."

"But the Spin Doctors and Phish and Rusted Root and Soul Asylum and..."

"Shut up, SHUT UP!"

Ned Raggett (Ned), Wednesday, 12 February 2003 23:52 (fourteen years ago) Permalink

the drummer is classic for wearing a dress otherwise they never held my attention

chaki (chaki), Wednesday, 12 February 2003 23:58 (fourteen years ago) Permalink

did he wear a dress B4 Cobain?

Oops (Oops), Wednesday, 12 February 2003 23:59 (fourteen years ago) Permalink

Dud.

hstencil, Thursday, 13 February 2003 00:00 (fourteen years ago) Permalink

too many absolutely excruciating encounters with their "music" in college for me to ever forgive their existence.

And I hate it when bands/fans try to shore up credibility by doing obvious covers of artists many times cooler and more interesting than them. So sad.

Shakey Mo Collier, Thursday, 13 February 2003 00:04 (fourteen years ago) Permalink

Not just covering a song, but an entire album.

brg30 (brg30), Thursday, 13 February 2003 01:45 (fourteen years ago) Permalink

that's because whenever they get an idea to do something, they figure it'll be even better if they OVERdo it. Hence: their entire career.

Shakey Mo Collier, Thursday, 13 February 2003 01:47 (fourteen years ago) Permalink

I'd rather listen to jazz

William R Henderson (Cabin Essence), Thursday, 13 February 2003 02:28 (fourteen years ago) Permalink

PHISH is just plain awesome. Again, like the Dave Matthews Band, these guys can PLAY. Trey Anastasio is a sweet guitarist, and with the likes of Paige on piano, Mike on bass, and Jon on drums, I think they can out-jam any rock band.
A definite CLASSIC, they've been around for almost 20 years, and they're not stopping any time soon, especially with an army of devoted fans to answer to.

naga_pampa (naga_pampa), Thursday, 13 February 2003 02:45 (fourteen years ago) Permalink

Can out-jam any rock band: Something to be proud of?

My name is Kenny (My name is Kenny), Thursday, 13 February 2003 03:09 (fourteen years ago) Permalink

uuuuuuuhhhhh..... yes

naga_pampa (naga_pampa), Thursday, 13 February 2003 03:26 (fourteen years ago) Permalink

I really, really love their first album; quite like the second; don't mind the third; was quite disappointed by the fourth; and have barely bothered to listen to anything they've come out with since. They were wonderful up until about 1992, and then they lost the thread and became guilty of most everything they're habitually accused of.

Still, that first album alone has earned them a permanent place in my heart; it may well be my favorite album of the 1980s, or damn near.

Phil (phil), Thursday, 13 February 2003 03:35 (fourteen years ago) Permalink

Yay. I would have done a Phish thread, but they don't seem to interest the ILxor populace. They are formely my favorite band (I don't really have one these days and they don't interest me as much since I broadened my tastes), and I've seen a number of their concerts that's in the double-digits and begins with a 2.

I like some of their albums lots. The first four and the live ones are all good, at least in part, the others not so much. The fourth, Hoist, is unfairly maligned by fans, and the third, Rift, is unfairly maligned by almost everyone - among other things, the production is fantastic. But live, of course, is where it's at. Yes, they overdo it, but it's a measure of their generosity and willing to take chances - there's bad there, but the good can be really good. Their tradition of putting on "musical costumes" at Halloween concerts (playing an entire album by another artist) is not a bid for credibility but a chance to try something new and give a present to their fans (who initially chose the album). It's one of their many gimmicks, but it also identifies who they really are at heart - your friend's not-half-bad cover band with the monster guitar player who play parties on halloween and new year's eve, etc. Except they have tens (if not hundreds) of thousands of friends. Especially good concerts can be found from the months of August 1993 (8/14 especially), October-November 1994 (especially 11/16), and December 1995 (especially New Years). The next year or two had some interesting stuff, but they started to get a bit stale.

I'm not awake or thoughtful enough to really get into what's good about them (yes, I'll admit some bad), but some of it includes: big rawk hooks with a sense of humor about themselves, compositional structure without classical pretentions (well, impressionist ones, maybe), bliss with funk (well, boogie, at least). Also, the arena phenomenon and the lights (if you've never seen these, you're verily missing something; I say this as someone who has never had much interest in seeing a Pink Floyd show) and the dancing and the gimmicks.

Of course jazz is better. I don't listen to Phish for jazz (but maybe for 'fusion' - they sure beat Santana). The Dave Matthews Band may be able to "play" (not so sure about that), but it usually chooses not to demonstrate it. Trey can play. Mike and Fish too. Page (nb - no "i") less so, but he's functional. Also, ask me about my unashamed like of the Spin Doctors. Did I mention I'm a lawyer?

Yes, the drummer wore a dress before Cobain.

gabbneb (gabbneb), Thursday, 13 February 2003 06:58 (fourteen years ago) Permalink

I think Falling James wore a dress before the Phish guy.

Namechecking this Onion story before someone else does.

Chris Barrus (xibalba), Thursday, 13 February 2003 07:18 (fourteen years ago) Permalink

That Onion story = classic. That Phish fans love it is instructive.

gabbneb (gabbneb), Thursday, 13 February 2003 07:27 (fourteen years ago) Permalink

"I think Falling James wore a dress before the Phish guy."

I think Antennae Jimmy Semens wore a dress before either of them

Stewart Osborne (Stewart Osborne), Thursday, 13 February 2003 09:55 (fourteen years ago) Permalink

I actually saw them once, must've been early '95. They were pretty good; they reminded me of some sort of Mahavishnu/They Might Be Giants fusion. The guitar player was the most annoying member of the band; his tone was totally weeny and he seemed to keep playing the same thing over and over. Dave Matthews Band opened for them. They were better!

Kris (aqueduct), Thursday, 13 February 2003 16:28 (fourteen years ago) Permalink

The fourth, Hoist, is unfairly maligned by fans, and the third, Rift, is unfairly maligned by almost everyone

Wait, you're counting differently than I am:

(1) Junta (2) Lawn Boy (3) A Picture of Nectar (4) Rift (5) Hoist

-- was what I thought the order was?

The production on Rift is exactly what I don't like about it -- it slicks everything up to a glossy sheen I find uncompelling. Also the compositions are mostly forgettable, with a couple exceptions, and the lyrics have become more and more obnoxious. Junta is my favorite in part because the lyrics are so often so basic -- "Boy man god shit", "Let's go out to dinner and see a movie", et al. Phish's lyrics are problematic at best, so when they keep them simple and out of the way, I find they generally sit better with me.

Phil (phil), Thursday, 13 February 2003 20:42 (fourteen years ago) Permalink

Dude, wheres my hackeysack?

Mr Noodles (Mr Noodles), Thursday, 13 February 2003 20:45 (fourteen years ago) Permalink

Damm, Chris beat me to the Onion article, but I got a CNN article.

Mr Noodles (Mr Noodles), Thursday, 13 February 2003 20:48 (fourteen years ago) Permalink

Any of you ever listened to STORY OF A GHOST? That's my favorite album of theirs.

naga_pampa (naga_pampa), Friday, 14 February 2003 17:59 (fourteen years ago) Permalink

(putting in shame hat)

I hate to say it, but, well...I really like Phish. Not everything they've done, but a good 80 - 90% is in my "I like" mental-file.

In concert, that's where they shine. I've seen them and the Dead, and I don't think the comparison is fair at all...when Phish "jams", it always feels like it's moving towards something, their jams have momentum, whereas The Dead, jamming, just seemed to be this unbound floatilla just lazing around in a stream of tonal and riffular mediocrity.

The only thing I really dislike about Phish is most of their lyrics; I mean, sure there's an interesting novelness about getting tens of thousands of people singing "David Bowie!" over and over, but compared to some of their lyrics that actually seem to be worth something (such as in "Theme From the Bottom" or "Maze"), it get's SO FRIGGIN ANNOYING.

If you want to listen to a good Phish album, I highly recommend Rift and Billy Breathes above all others; there's something very focused and (for lack of a better word) "deep" about these albums than any of their others.

nickalicious (nickalicious), Friday, 14 February 2003 18:14 (fourteen years ago) Permalink

(okay that should have read..."putting ON shame hat")

nickalicious (nickalicious), Friday, 14 February 2003 18:15 (fourteen years ago) Permalink

and they're not stopping any time soon

That's what I was afraid of.

Sean (Sean), Friday, 14 February 2003 18:59 (fourteen years ago) Permalink

this thread is useful only because it outs several ILMers as Phish Phans (which means I will never take them seriously again)

Dave M. (rotten03), Saturday, 15 February 2003 02:37 (fourteen years ago) Permalink

The fourth, Hoist, is unfairly maligned by fans, and the third, Rift, is unfairly maligned by almost everyone

Wait, you're counting differently than I am:

(1) Junta (2) Lawn Boy (3) A Picture of Nectar (4) Rift (5) Hoist

-- was what I thought the order was?

Yes, that's the order. Sometimes I scribble addresses too sloppy when I jot 'em.

Any of you ever listened to STORY OF A GHOST? That's my favorite album of theirs.

I think it's their worst. Gnomic, depressive. A good song or two at best.

gabbneb (gabbneb), Saturday, 15 February 2003 03:18 (fourteen years ago) Permalink

four years pass...

First Tube is probably one of the most hilarious songs ever:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=M1yrBoO81mU

three handclaps, Friday, 21 December 2007 03:04 (nine years ago) Permalink

I still kinda like Phish.

I have a Trey double-disc live album in my car.

BIG HOOS aka the steendriver, Friday, 21 December 2007 03:15 (nine years ago) Permalink

i saw 15 phish shows in high school!

69, Friday, 21 December 2007 03:17 (nine years ago) Permalink

kids wont know the meaning of drugs without bands like phish and grateful dead. it's a disaster.

CaptainLorax, Friday, 21 December 2007 04:16 (nine years ago) Permalink

and why is that guy so funny looking? you tell me that.

CaptainLorax, Friday, 21 December 2007 04:17 (nine years ago) Permalink

Classic. True originals, even if you do hate the "weeny guitar tone" (as mentioned upthread, which is kind of OTM and funny even though I like some of his playing) and the goofy tunes and hippie nonsense.

I have a soft spot for many of their hallmarks (again, not even factoring in the music or the 'scene'): genuine grassroots success; never-the-same-show-twice setlists; a deep back catalog that always gets dipped into; a fondness for weird venues; relentless showmanship.

Savannah Smiles, Friday, 21 December 2007 10:37 (nine years ago) Permalink

I pulled the witch from out the ditch and turned to face the furry thugs,
The sheep they smiled with teeth agleam,
The weapons in their hooves revolved I detected a prostatic ream,
I gulped and felt my loins dissolve

Make of that what you will.

kingkongvsgodzilla, Friday, 21 December 2007 10:51 (nine years ago) Permalink

kinda dud, i think, and not just for the all the phishheads. just not my bag, i guess.

though i was way into phish in a period in high school, but not to the extent of a lot my friends (i knew a lot of tape traders/collectors.... i could never understand the point of needing so many damn phish tapes).

i can still kind of enjoy parts of junta though, which is the only phish album i hung onto (when i was 17 i used to have all the major studio releases and a few live albums, including that hampton box set).

Mark Clemente, Friday, 21 December 2007 14:40 (nine years ago) Permalink

You know what, I think I hate Phish more than DMB. I mean seriously I'll take Bela Fleck, Widespread Panic and Leftover Salmon over these dorks.

wanko ergo sum, Friday, 21 December 2007 14:44 (nine years ago) Permalink

since when does DMB not have some good random tracks, as does phish?

CaptainLorax, Friday, 21 December 2007 22:19 (nine years ago) Permalink

Hoos I like the way you represent. I always wanted to be able to get into these guys a little more, because I can really enjoy noodly jam stuff sometimes, but the singing - something about the timbre of dude's voice - always keeps me away.

J0hn D., Friday, 21 December 2007 22:25 (nine years ago) Permalink

look at all the nude spocks posting here

gabbneb, Friday, 21 December 2007 22:27 (nine years ago) Permalink

one month passes...

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=WS7a14vXuq8&feature=related

gabbneb, Sunday, 27 January 2008 07:36 (nine years ago) Permalink

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=nl06ch9FDDs&feature=related

gabbneb, Sunday, 27 January 2008 07:36 (nine years ago) Permalink

:( :( :(

BIG HOOS aka the steendriver, Sunday, 27 January 2008 08:08 (nine years ago) Permalink

man why you gotta post the youtubes and make me be like "ahhh yeah" and then hit me with that

BIG HOOS aka the steendriver, Sunday, 27 January 2008 08:09 (nine years ago) Permalink

harshin my steen

BIG HOOS aka the steendriver, Sunday, 27 January 2008 08:10 (nine years ago) Permalink

one year passes...

So this new one isn't bad, as far as Phish studio albums go. I really like Trey's playing.

Size-zero-brigade-embrace-token-chubby-chops (jon /via/ chi 2.0), Tuesday, 15 September 2009 13:05 (seven years ago) Permalink

nine months pass...

I was just reading about Phish covering Neutral Milk Hotel on Stereogum and, you know, I think it make me love them a little bit more for pissing off a whole bunch of those annoying people that hold up NMH as something holy. Some choice comments:

"No one should be allowed to touch this song. This hurt my ears."

"Keep your jam bands off my favorite album. TAKE BACK THE MUSIC!"

he's always been a bit of an anti-climb Max (jon /via/ chi 2.0), Thursday, 1 July 2010 15:06 (six years ago) Permalink

I've never heard the original, but Phish's version sounded pretty decent.

kkvgz, Thursday, 1 July 2010 15:10 (six years ago) Permalink

Won't you STEP into the FREE-ZER

Trip Maker, Thursday, 1 July 2010 15:12 (six years ago) Permalink

eight months pass...

Dud, because of scenes like this.

thirdalternative, Wednesday, 23 March 2011 17:10 (six years ago) Permalink

if anyone ever tries to convince me that phish is good, i will play them this video

http://www.youtube.com/watch?feature=player_embedded&v=om2EQ7YXork

congratulations (n/a), Thursday, 25 July 2013 17:25 (three years ago) Permalink

No no, play them this one.

how's life, Thursday, 25 July 2013 17:31 (three years ago) Permalink

"i think its awesome how they got a rap song with phish beats, i dont mind rap music like that"

Lawyer... SUAVE... (carl agatha), Thursday, 25 July 2013 18:00 (three years ago) Permalink

After reading the whole Harpuabrouhaha, I attempted to watch that live Chicago vid. Halfway through (which is still TEN minutes!) I gave up and realized I will never understand this band's semi-massive popularity. I would rather be almost anywhere else than at that concert.

Byron E. Coli (Dan Peterson), Thursday, 25 July 2013 18:41 (three years ago) Permalink

I can't believe I'm asking this but what is the whole brouhaha re: Harpua?

Lawyer... SUAVE... (carl agatha), Thursday, 25 July 2013 18:48 (three years ago) Permalink

It's got a bunch of narration etc in it - some the same every time, some varies every time. Fans seem to get upset about to what degree it should vary from the "normal" version. Except there is no studio version of the song so who knows what the "real" version should be. Also, they don't perform it much these days and it's a fan favourite.

everything, Thursday, 25 July 2013 19:08 (three years ago) Permalink

carl - in this particular case the band brought up the Second City cast to get involved in the "Harpua" narration. i haven't head it yet, but its apparently riled up the phans something fierce.

true confession, i saw them earlier on this tour at SPAC. i enjoyed myself.

JACK SQUAT about these Charlie Nobodies (jon /via/ chi 2.0), Thursday, 25 July 2013 19:11 (three years ago) Permalink

Oh, well, I hope they work out their differences.

Lawyer... SUAVE... (carl agatha), Thursday, 25 July 2013 19:16 (three years ago) Permalink

Also, they called out some fans about all that and got them onstage to explain themselves. TWhich is actually actually quite amazing and I've never seen anything like this at a show before.

everything, Thursday, 25 July 2013 19:21 (three years ago) Permalink

I'm imagining Deadheads in, like, 1990, holding up signs saying "Play Dark Star the right way."

Byron E. Coli (Dan Peterson), Thursday, 25 July 2013 19:26 (three years ago) Permalink

It's pretty entitled to tell a band what the right way to play their song is. I mean, like it or don't like it, that's your prerogative, but to say that because you don't like it the band is wrong is just silly. As someone who really liked Phish and went to a lot of shows until "Fast Enough for You," which I thought was a dreadful, cheesy, maudlin pile of junk and then "Sample in a Jar," which was worse, I didn't then go to shows (I almost said "get on the internet" but I wouldn't have known what the internet was much less how to get on it at that time) and demand that they stop playing those dumb awful songs. I just found something else to do. ¯\_(ツ)_/¯

Lawyer... SUAVE... (carl agatha), Thursday, 25 July 2013 19:32 (three years ago) Permalink

I quit smoking pot and was like, "Wait a minute, this band sucks!"

Lawyer... SUAVE... (carl agatha), Thursday, 25 July 2013 19:33 (three years ago) Permalink

i've met a wide variety of Phish fans over the years and i think the obsessive nerdy ones are the absolute worst. the ones who talk about the "right" version of songs of endlessly argue about whether a jam was "Type I" or "Type II".

JACK SQUAT about these Charlie Nobodies (jon /via/ chi 2.0), Thursday, 25 July 2013 19:33 (three years ago) Permalink

Yeah, I knew some people like that. You definitely don't want to get stuck traveling in a car with those wieners.

Lawyer... SUAVE... (carl agatha), Thursday, 25 July 2013 19:37 (three years ago) Permalink

the band brought up the Second City cast to get involved in the "Harpua" narration.

Lame improv troupe, meet lame improve troop. Would be funny if Phish was all "quick, give me a place! now give me a food! now give me a profession! Ok, this song is called "Denver Apple Proctologist!"

Josh in Chicago, Thursday, 25 July 2013 19:41 (three years ago) Permalink

Holy shit, I just had a Phish flashback! (Phlashback?) Years ago, while the band was on hiatus, I interviewed one of the guys in the band (not Trey) for the free weekly of the affluent southern resort town he was from. I thought it would be funny to say something to catch him off guard, to show I did my research, so I talked to someone who knew his parents or sister or someone to get a random fact, in this case that he apparently owned two identical Range Rovers. So I'm talking with the guy on the phone, and I bring it up. "So," I say, "I heard that you own two identical Range Rovers." There's a long pause, then he comes back very serious, very stern, with an "I'd appreciate it if you please do not put that into the article." As if I ever was going to include such stupid BS, but the guy really didn't want it in there! What a weirdo.

Josh in Chicago, Friday, 2 August 2013 21:49 (three years ago) Permalink

two months pass...

how's life, Friday, 1 November 2013 13:54 (three years ago) Permalink

(Many years after the overthrow of Wilson, a rebel soldier crouching
high on a hilltop above the war torn forests of Gamehendge spots a
group of loyalists approaching from their lakeside encampment below.

His trusty llama stands beside him, loaded down with a canvas pack
that holds two large bazooka type guns to the animal's sides. Near the
man sits a cache of blastoplast, each capable of destroying the entire
hillside in an instant...)

Sunrise over the turquoise mountains
Messenger birds in sight
They came up through the valley
Both sides at a time
Through the cold steady rain
Raid!
I bend down
Poke a double decker on a llama
Taboot
Llama, Taboot Taboot
Trigger a blastoplast, ramshackle laker recedes
I start to run
It was the loudest thing I'd ever heard
And I knew my time had come
To enter the delta

Leave it on press [2x]
Depress, Depress
Llama, Taboot Taboot
Leave it on press
Depress, Depress
Llama, Taboot Taboot

Llama, Taboot Taboot
Llama, Taboot Taboot
Taboot Taboot
Taboot Taboot
Taboot

Looking back, I have no idea how I stuck with Phish through so much "Llama Taboot" and yet somehow "Gotta Jibboo" was enough to bring the whole thing screeching to a halt for me.

how's life, Friday, 1 November 2013 14:06 (three years ago) Permalink

what did they do last night cover their own new album or was that just an elaborate fake out? admittedly i dont really care @ all

johnny crunch, Friday, 1 November 2013 14:59 (three years ago) Permalink

Yeah, apparently they just debuted their new album. Also featured a dancing Abe Vigoda in a wombat suit.

how's life, Friday, 1 November 2013 15:02 (three years ago) Permalink

Looking back, I have no idea how I stuck with Phish through so much "Llama Taboot" and yet somehow "Gotta Jibboo" was enough to bring the whole thing screeching to a halt for me.

― how's life, Friday, November 1, 2013 2:06 PM (53 minutes ago) Bookmark Flag Post Permalink

Ha, yes.

carl agatha, Friday, 1 November 2013 15:03 (three years ago) Permalink

phishloving coworker (who flew out to the show last night) said that one halloween they psyched ppl in to thinking they would do the dark side of the moon but didnt- then played it the next night at a small venue.

at one point he was saying he thought they were gonna do marquee moon, but later said no, it might be some elton john album.

we're not gonna listen to indie crap like joel monet, ok? (Hunt3r), Friday, 1 November 2013 15:52 (three years ago) Permalink

iirc it was the fans who psyched themselves into thinking that Phish was going to do DSOTM that Halloween.

how's life, Friday, 1 November 2013 15:57 (three years ago) Permalink

I think I could actually listen to a ton of isolated instrumental tracks from Phish. Weirdly hypnotic.

Walter Galt, Friday, 1 November 2013 16:24 (three years ago) Permalink

eight months pass...

is there something really wrong with me, or is the new on, fuego, really kind of good?

reggie (qualmsley), Tuesday, 1 July 2014 11:47 (two years ago) Permalink

I can't listen to Phish in very large doses these days. I made it about 2.5 minutes into the title track. I liked the shambling piano and the dark lyrics; wasn't really braced for the jazz boogie that followed. The second song, The Line, started off feeling like some of the more middling entries in their catalog, but it really picks up! I love the background vocals too. I also listened to 555 though and that starts off like all my Mike Gordon thump bass nightmares, so I don't know. I'll check out some of the other songs, maybe later.

how's life, Tuesday, 1 July 2014 12:23 (two years ago) Permalink

As far as Phish studio albums go, it's pretty damn solid. It's probably my favorite stduio album of theirs since Billy Breathes or maybe Ghost. I'll be seeing them again later this month, now the third straight summer I've seen Phish 3.0 live.

Bus Sex Teen Busted After Queef Beef (jon /via/ chi 2.0), Tuesday, 1 July 2014 14:47 (two years ago) Permalink

"gumbo" is really the only phish song i like. they played it tuesday nite in philly @ mann center.

Mordy, Thursday, 10 July 2014 18:15 (two years ago) Permalink

I was listening to "Gotta Jibboo" today on my ride home; I really love that song.

DERE is no DERE DERE (Stevie D(eux)), Friday, 11 July 2014 02:54 (two years ago) Permalink

fyi see also people dancing to Phish

DERE is no DERE DERE (Stevie D(eux)), Friday, 11 July 2014 03:52 (two years ago) Permalink

their guitar tone is shit

i also enjoy in line skateing (spazzmatazz), Friday, 11 July 2014 07:24 (two years ago) Permalink

I think I could actually listen to a ton of isolated instrumental tracks from Phish. Weirdly hypnotic.

― Walter Galt, Friday, November 1, 2013 12:24 PM (8 months ago) Bookmark Flag Post Permalink

but i was just thinking this too

i also enjoy in line skateing (spazzmatazz), Friday, 11 July 2014 07:41 (two years ago) Permalink

one month passes...

Another thing I ask myself sometimes is "did I really spend 7 years listening to a band that basically had a love song named after a He-Man character?"

how's life, Monday, 11 August 2014 17:53 (two years ago) Permalink

Q: how many dogs/cats did you know named Tela?

carl agatha, Monday, 11 August 2014 18:01 (two years ago) Permalink

Thought this might be about the non-ironic huge Spin article ranking 333 of their songs. I knew as soon as the appreciation for Juggalo culture started, Phish would be next. First it was the Vampire Weekend dude professing his Phish love and now Spin. I'm guessing Whiney will probably follow them on Fall Tour for a book (which, all joking aside, I would definitely read).

Bus Sex Teen Busted After Queef Beef (jon /via/ chi 2.0), Monday, 11 August 2014 18:46 (two years ago) Permalink

xp:

LOL. I was giving away a piano last year to some guy on freecycle and took it over to his house in my father-in-law's pickup truck. The guy opens his door and a little dog comes running out. "Tela, go back inside! Good girl." Sure enough, after we're done hauling the piano into his den, there's a Phish concert poster mounted above the mantel.

how's life, Monday, 11 August 2014 18:47 (two years ago) Permalink

I would totally read a WGW-penned Phish book.

how's life, Monday, 11 August 2014 18:48 (two years ago) Permalink

http://www.spin.com/articles/all-333-phish-songs-ranked/

Any list in which Simple is ranked higher than You Enjoy Myself is a sham.

how's life, Monday, 11 August 2014 18:49 (two years ago) Permalink

Pleasingly high showing for the title track from Rift though!

how's life, Monday, 11 August 2014 18:49 (two years ago) Permalink

i just want to say that if i owned two identical range rovers, i wouldn't want that to get out in the press. it'd make me look like john mccain, or something. (in fact, the two range rovers i own are completely different colors, so i'm safe on that one!)

rushomancy, Monday, 11 August 2014 19:22 (two years ago) Permalink

"Sample in a Jar" is a good song but I just now realized what it's likely about from thinking a microsecond about the title. that's more thinking than I did when I listened to Phish

Euler, Monday, 11 August 2014 20:21 (two years ago) Permalink

My dearly departed and much beloved cat, who was already named when I got her at age 4, was named Sample and I always wondered if she was named after the song. (The person I got her from was not her original owner and didn't know anything about the name.)

Back in the olden days I knew a dog named Tela and cats named Fee, Esther, and Fluffhead.

carl agatha, Monday, 11 August 2014 20:34 (two years ago) Permalink

three weeks pass...

Phish spotted in the wild:

During last night's NFL game, some production team nerd kept playing "Wilson" as bumper music in honor of Seahwaks' QB Russell Wilson.

Bus Sex Teen Busted After Queef Beef (jon /via/ chi 2.0), Friday, 5 September 2014 15:30 (two years ago) Permalink

jon, is someone paying you to keep that display name all summer?

how's life, Friday, 5 September 2014 15:40 (two years ago) Permalink

Just too lazy to think of something new.

Bus Sex Teen Busted After Queef Beef (jon /via/ chi 2.0), Friday, 5 September 2014 15:44 (two years ago) Permalink

one year passes...

hadnt realized they played down in mexico, set up looked gorg wow

johnny crunch, Saturday, 27 February 2016 20:38 (one year ago) Permalink

three months pass...

HOOSy Steenberg

how's life, Tuesday, 14 June 2016 15:22 (ten months ago) Permalink

nine months pass...

waht

Οὖτις, Thursday, 13 April 2017 18:55 (one week ago) Permalink

waht?

brontosaur, Thursday, 13 April 2017 20:09 (one week ago) Permalink

Trey Anastasio's free jazz side project with MARSHALL ALLEN

Οὖτις, Thursday, 13 April 2017 20:25 (one week ago) Permalink


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