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."
Trey's post-announcement interview on Charlie Rose is now available online.
Mike's 8/11/03 arrest is now part of Today in Music History, sharing a date with Joe Jackon's birth, Rafael Jeronym Kubelick's death, and the arrival The
Trey, Mike, and the Duo Played to a small private crowd last night (7/17/06) in Toronto at The Century Room July 17th 2006. They joined the house band (Grooveyard) for a three-song set: Boogie On Reggae Woman, The Ocean (Zepplin), and Sex Machine (James Brown). The latter two were first for the Phuo, though Phish has soundchecked at least the latter one. Video has surfaced on SendSpace. The event was the fourth in a series of guest-list-only private parties for the band, aptly titled Privacy. (The first was at the Madbar in 1999 with Hippie and Halo, and the 3rd being for Oysterhead. All four have featured DJ Sneak.) An organizer reports privately, "We started it for the band, a place to be private, get away from the regulars, hang and meet some new and interesting people and that's just it."
Trey talked to (northeast Pennsylvania) Times-Leader about both not talking about a reunion and not talking about not a reunion, and concludes: "Some people might not like change. ... I like change, and I think without change, you don’t grow. When I think about Peter Gabriel or Eric Clapton or Bob Dylan or Miles Davis, the people I admired, they constantly changed."