Austin City Limits celebrates its 30th season on television this year with an appearance by Trey Anastasio and his nine piece band on January 15, 2005. The program features an hour of material culled from their performance at the ACL Festival this past September. For air times, please check your local PBS listings or visit the Austin City Limits website.
The Boston Globe has reported that, starting 01/15/05, Jon Fishman's "sonic rhythm dress" will be on display at the Fuller Museum in Brockton, MA, as part of an upcoming exhibit called, "Trashformation" that starts 1/15/05 through 05/01/05.
Mike TORE IT UP with the Benevento/Russo Duo on a four-run mini-tour from 12/28-31/04. The first show, at Philly's Theater of the Living Arts ("TLA") was a fan favorite, but the others were recorded with multi-track equipment (ie.. "multi-tracked") so one or two of those may be released. ... But find the TLA show (too) - it's worth it!!
The all Phish on-line auction organized by John Langenstein (former Director of Security for Phish) and David Shulman (Executive Director of the <A HREF="http://www.mimifishman.org">Mimi Fishman Foundation</A>) ended December 28. The auction raised over $7,100 for the Station Family Fund (SFF) and included items such as the Phish road wardrobe case, a signed Conventry unused ticket, Trey and Mike guitar strings, among many other Phish memorabilia pieces.
Scott Nybakken (firstname.lastname@example.org), the artist who created the video for "Esther" that was shown 7-19-91 at the Somerville show during the setbreak, and which circulates (lightly?) on VHS, has put together a website which includes artwork from the video, the history of its compilations and other information about it.
The body of Phish fan Danny Clune (reported missing 11/24/04; see below) was <A HREF="http://msnbc.msn.com/id/6750124/">found and identified</A> on Christmas day.
Vermont Public Radio is re-broadcasting the "Phish: The Final Curtain" documentary again (Tuesday, December 28, at 7pm) and will archive it on VPR's website for "on demand" listening for one week (December 24-30) at vpr.net. This radiodocumentary was broadcast by Vermont Public Radio on October 27, 2004, and features Jon Fishman, artist Lars Fisk, promoter Dave Werlin and several fans, including Mockingbird Foundation Founding Director Jack Lebowitz. The documentary will not be onlineafter December 30, 2004, but a print transcript of the broadcast is available at the VPR website.
BringPhishBack.com has nearly 1,000 electronic signatures for its "petition to bring Phish back", and has declared Jan. 1st, 2006 as the "1st annual Bring Phish Back Day ... encouraging everyone to wear a 'Please Come Back' shirt and listen to as much Phish as possible on this day". Site founder James Jenkins even wrote a theme song, titled "Please Come Home", available for free via download from the site.