The Burlington Free Press has reported that Trey has been indicted on seven counts - three felonies, three misdemeanors, and a traffic violatoin and faces up to 14 years in prison.
We try to stick with news and not be marketers, but several DryGoods (Phish merchandise) items are noteworthy. First, there are several dozen new items that may be of interest. Second, there's a big sale, up to 50% off and some items (mostly stickers, but also includes Mike's OutsideOut video) as low as $1.
Trey will host a Q&A tomorrow night at the 92nd St Y in NYC, scheduled prior to his bust and already sold out but could be interesting. (This editor would ask if he's written anything since December 15th and, if so, what he can say about it.)
Phish has released the University of Central Florida Arena show, in video and audio, via the growing LivePhish.com catalog, featuring "crystal clear, mastered soundboard audio". Get the full show in MP3s for 9.95, FLAC files for $12.95, or fifteen videos for $19.95. The videos will play on any player that supports MPEG-4, and users can freely transfer videos onto popular portable video players, including Apple's video iPod. Other recent released include 12/29/07 at Madison Square Garden; and the historic "Headphones Jam", recorded near the beginning of the Undermind album sessions (and from which proceeds go to Ocean's Harbor House in New Jersey)
A Washington County, NY, grand jury filed a felony drug possession charge against Trey yesterday. The degree of the charge is not yet public, but represents an upgrade from misdemeanor criminal possession of a controlled substance and indicates a grand jury finding that there was sufficient evidence for the DA to bring a felony case.As reported earlier (see below), Trey was arrested December 15th with 60 pills (prescribed to someone else) and heroin, after crossing into the wrong lane, while driving with a license that had been suspended because he failed to show up for a previous court date.
he Smoking Gun has posted the "Supporting Deposition" (the arrest report) with details of Trey's being stopped, field tested, and interviewed at the station.
Trey, who performed Michael Jackson's "Wanna Be Startin' Somethin'" as his first song of 2007, apparently also had heroin in the car when he was stopped and will probably need to go through rehab to avoid jail time.That Jackson tune's final lyrics provide some topical self-help, and perhaps constitute Trey acknowledging and owning his drug problem as steps towards resolving it: "Lift your head up high and scream out to the world, 'I know I am someone', and let the truth unfurl."
The Washington County DA is considering felony charges due to the amount of pills Trey had on him, according to The Times Union.
Trey - whom Glide says is now "a real rock star" - has issued a statement of apology. Several sources (e.g. E! Online) cite an e-mail from his manager saying "I feel terrible about what happened last night" and "I am deeply sorry for any embarrassment I have caused my friends, family and fans." (The apology may have been longer; it was not sent to Phish.net, and we're only seeing these extracts from it third-hand.)