Page, Fishman, and Mike are all playing at moe.down 7, September 1-3 - Mike Gordon with his Ramble Dove; Page McConnell with Jon Fishman, Adam Zimmon, Jared Slomoff and Rob O'Dea. No word yet if all three will be on stage at the same time, but this will be the third time that three of Phish's four members play a gig together.Hmmm... if only 3/4 + 3/4 + 3/4 = 1. :(
In a phone interview for an article printed today, Trey told The Aspen Times, "I was a little sick of the goofiness, to be perfectly honest. I wanted to say things that were closer to my heart." But, the Times reports, "He says the members talk a lot and are processing the issues raised by the breakup." No surprise for the guy whose wife calls him "The Relentless Communicator."
The Press-Republican reports "Monday's news of a major aviation company moving to Plattsburgh International Airport as perhaps the biggest economic-development boost the area has ever seen" and mentions the Clifford Ball near the end, about which it says, "The concert was deemed a success, but base redevelopers decided it was time to move forward and nixed the idea of more concerts on the flightline."
Soundboards of the 2/21/1991 Trax show have now been torrented at etree.
Trey performed Friday w/ Oysterhead's return (530-730 CDT), and Trey and Mike performed with the Benevento/Russo Duo for Saturday's SuperJam (12:30am until about 3am Sunday morning, including "Play Pause Stop," "Dragonfly" and "Goodbye Head," then with Phil for for "Casey Jones" and "Goin' Down the Road Feelin' Bad", and then "Mr. Completely" as the quartet again. (Note that AT&T's schedule for the streamed webcast implied that the Trey/Mike/Duo gig was Sunday at 11:15 CDT. We're told that was a re-airing of the previous night's event, and apologie for the confusion of the earlier report.) He wasn't as prevalent as Warren Haynes often is at festivals, but Trey did manage to appear at Bonnaroo all three days - Friday w/ Oysterhead's return, Saturday in the SuperJam with Mike and Phil Lesh and Friends (for Casey Jones, Goin' Down the Road Feelin' Bad, and Mr. Completely), and Sunday for the Superjam with Mike and the Benevento/Russo Duo, all streamed by webcast.
Mike Greenhaus recently conducted an interview with Trey and Mike which went over extremely well and touches a bit on Phish.
Billboard reports, "Rock trio Oysterhead is hoping to mount its first tour since 2001 later this year, drummer Stewart Copeland said during a teleconference with journalists today." The group has already been practicing (see 6/1/06 news item, below) and will be performing later this month at the Bonnaroo festival in Manchester, TN.
The Mimi Fishman Foundation has announced a new auction to raise funds for Conscious Alliance and Staying Connected. Bob Weir, Phil Lesh, Jack Johnson, Margerie Minkin/Mike Gordon, Stanley Mouse, Umphrey’s McGee, Jackson Browne, and Les Claypool are among those who have signed items for the auction. The String Cheese Incident, Keller Williams, Yonder Mountain String Band, and the Gathering of the Vibes festival have donated concert packages, several of which include backstage credentials and/or VIP passes. To date, the Foundation has been responsible for the distribution of nearly $200,000 to the charities it supports.
On the 6/3/06 airing of Ultimate Poker Challenge (episode 15 from season two; originally aired c.12/31/05), third-place finisher Jesse Martin wore a Phish Local Crew shirt and an orange Mockingbird Foundation sweatband on his forearm. :)
As hinted on Mike's hotline message from earlier in the week (given as an example of a leak that "would be inappropriate" content for the hotline, heh), Trey showed up at the Ramble Dove show last night @ Irving Plaza, NYC. Trey came on for Los Lobos' "I Got Loaded" at 11:20, about 35 minutes into the hour-long set one (of 2; second lasted about 1:15) and stayed until most of the second set (through "Possum").