It’s been a year since my last blog post. A year. A lot has happened in that year, my life is very different than it was as I wrote “My Thoughts on Phish as 2011 Closes.” I’m a different person, and the things that make me happy have changed significantly. But here, as 2012 closes, […]
The following ramble goes on for far too long. It’s been building inside me all week. I’m sorry to burden you to even read it. You don’t have to. But I’d love to hear if any of you have the same inner conflict I do.
One of the most popular posts on my blog – and by far the most commented, is “The Decemberists’ “The Hazards of Love”: An Interpretation.” Even though it was written and published in March of 2009, it continues to receive comments and pageviews. This week, I was listening to the album again and I spotted […]
Just about a year ago I posted my “Phish Wishlist.” I’m heading up to 3 shows in Atlantic City this weekend, so it’s time to update and revisit this list. What can I cross off this list since then? Two songs: “Dinner and a Movie” and “Walk Away.” So I’ll start off with the remaining […]
“Smegma, dogmatigram, fish market stew.” “Walking across the lawn, stepped upon a log.” “Tipsy, fuddled, boozy, groggy, elevated prime did edit her.” These are the lyrics of Phish. These are the fun, linguistic acrobatics that entertain us. But, from time to time, things get serious we have to acknowledge that we are human, and we […]
The following post originally appeared on the Phish.net Blog: I admit it: I’m a setlist snob. I started formulating this realization on the field in Indio, when ZZYZX turned to me and said, without the condescension implied, “I remember when I was chasing bust-outs.” And my response was succinctly “If we’re going to hear a […]
The following originally appeared on the Phish.net blog: Today starts Phish summer tour 2010, and I can’t help but get sucked into the whole “Phish 3.0″ debate: are they still any good? Can they still jam? Will there be any notable performances? Will 2010 be able to hold a candle to Phish 1.0 shows? My […]
Jillian: Daddy? Me: Yes? Jillian: Dora sings Camel Walk. Me: She does? Jillian: Mmm-hmm. And Benny sings Icculus. And Tico sings Timber Ho. And Isa sings Mockingbird. Me: Really? What about Boots? Jillian: Boots sings…. Timber Ho. Me: Who sings Harpua? Jillian: Uh… Cinderella. Me: Cinderella sings Harpua? What does Sleeping Beauty sing? Jillian: Icculus. […]