The four members of Phish stood onstage together for the first time since Coventry to accept the Lifetime Achievement Award at the 7th Jammy Awards. All four members of Phish addressed the audience - 3 briefly, then Trey in a rambling but heartfelt fashion. The full acceptance speech is available on YouTube.
The Mimi Fishman Foundation has launched another in their continuing series of on-line charity auctions, this time an all-festival auction - most of which includes VIP passes. The auction, which concludes April 24, 2008, will benefit Rock the Earth and the Delta Gamma Center for Children With Visual Impairments. The auction items include VIP packages to Bonnaroo, 10,000 Lakes Festival, Summer Camp, Northwest String Summit, and Gathering of the Vibes, as well as a Rothbury package.In addition, a very special guitar with tons of signatures (to benefit The Victory School) is still available for bidding through April 9. David Crosby, Graham Nash, Yonder Mountain, Billy Nershi, and many other signatures are included.To view and/or bid on the auction, as well as read about the charities the auction supports, please visit the Mimi Fishman Foundation auction page http://www.mimifishman.org/auctions/
Phunny blogger Wayne Fontes has imagined Mike, Fish, and Page calling Trey about the upcoming Jammy event, lol.
The current Mimi Fishman Foundation auction features signed guitars among other items. Many of the guitars are a benefit for the Station Family Fund. Just added to all the "Phoenix Rising" guitars are the signatures of 2 original members of BOSTON (Tom Scholz and Gary Pihl). In addition, there is a signed guitar with all proceeds to go to The Victory School for Children with Autism. This guitar is signed by many artists including David Crosby, Graham Nash, all of Yonder Mountain String Band, all of Railroad Earth, Michael Franti, Billy Nerhsi (String Cheese Incident), Derek Trucks (Allman Brothers, DTB), STS9 and others. The bidding ends on all Station Family Fund items on April 3. The bidding on the Victory House item ends April 9. Check it out at www.mimifishman.org/auctions/.
The Winter 2008 catalog (no. 423) for TLAraw.com includes this description, on page 54, for Snatch Patch (2007, 120 min, discounted from $19.99 to $9.99): "The only place you can get two hours of hairy snatch for this cheap is tailgaiting at a Phish show, but then you'll end up on a bad trip that ends in Crabcrotch U.S.A. Save yourself the trouble and get your muff fix from us!"
This shocking revelation appears as the photo comment in a broader story: "God Smiles on Stoners, Eases Drought in Kentucky".
New York Press' Becca Tucker tracked down Phish lyricist Steve Pollak, now a schoolteacher and suburban dad, and interviewed him alongside his three-year-old daughter Jamie (not to be confused with Jim) and five-year-old son Jesse. Good stuff, and some surprises - from him now being "the responsible one" to his continued plans to conquer the rock world (or at least his "mid-life crisis"). .. And, by the way, it is "just a matter of time"... dammit!
Okay, there's no Phish connection - it's not Led Zeppelin - but it's a damned fine lineup, announced just hours ago!