The cover of Trey's new album was designed by Phish.net vet, Jambands writer, and Mockingbird statistician David "ZZYZX" Steinberg (a.k.a. ""The Timer"). It involves a complicated equation to connect Bar 17 (the album title) with "18 Steps" (a track title), and employs Galois Theory, Set Theory, Combinatorics, and basic trigonometry and calculus, ultimately (if simplified) expressing the equation "17 + 1 = 18".
The Mimi Fishman Foundation has announced a new auction to benefit Delta Gamma Center for Children With Visual Impairments and Col Bruce Hampton's medical expenses. The auction ends September 14th, and includes Jon Fishman cymbals signed by him, as well as many Phish laminate packages.
The Mimi Fishman Foundation has announced a new online charity auction to benefit Col. Bruce Hampton (ret.) and the Delta Gamma Center for Children With Visual Impairments. Col. Bruce, longtime Phish collaborator and friend of Mimi, performed at one of Mimi's earliest benefits (the 3/30/96 Mimi Fishman Birthday Party benefit for the American Glaucoma Society, with the Aquarium Rescue Unit) and at the first after her passing (10/5/01, with the Code Talkers as well as Merl Saunders).Auctioned items include many items from son (and Phish drummer) Jon Fishman's past, including various pieces of Fishman’s drum kits used on Phish tours as well as studio recordings, some dating back to the mid to late 80’s, all of which Fishman has signed. Ex Phish Director of Security, John Langenstein, has also donated Phish memorabilia out of his collection sure to be of interest to Phish fans.
Trey will perform twice at Vegoose this fall - first w/ Robert Randolph & The Family Band Friday Oct. 27th, 2006, at the Orleans Arena, Doors TBD / Show TBD, $36.50 plus $2 facility fee; and again under the bill "Phil & Trey..." on Saturday Oct. 28th, 2006, also at the Orleans Arena, Doors 12AM / Show 1AM, $36.50 plus $2 facility fee. Tickets for two-day passes to Vegoose go on sale this Saturday, August 19 at 10:00 a.m. Pacific Time at www.vegoose.com!
Phish's top and the Dead's bottom, not only on the same bill or even playing together, but actually billed in the same act. Woot!
He put out One Man's Trash through DryGoods, then Shine with Columbia. Now Trey's started his own label, Rubber Jungle, for the October 3rd release of Bar 17, a 13-track effort recorded at The Barn with 40 other musicians, including Mike Gordon, Jon Fishman, the Benevento/Russo Duo, John Medeski, percussionist Cyro Baptista, I-Nine vocalist Carmen Keegan, the Dambuilders' Joan Wasser, Ray Paczkowski, Jennifer Hartswick, and Dave Grippo.Items often mentioned in press thus far are that the title track is nearly nine minutes long, and that "Goodbye Head" is a collaboration with Trey's eldest daugher, Eliza. Trey, who reports having felt "totally unleashed" during the recording, will tour following the release.As one reviewer put it, "Through recordings and releases like these, Phish will continue. They will shape the culture they upheld, revolutionize with the music they created and inspire with the free-spirit that is, even now, shimmering in the air above a million small clubs and bars across the world where college kids are picking up guitars and drum sticks."
The former air force base that hosted the Clifford Ball will now host jet fighters, from "Top Aces Consulting Inc., a Canadian jet-fighter training outfit that is setting up shop on the flight line."