Glide magazine reviews up & downs of Phishtory.
Trey tells Guitar World (on newstands August 10th), “I think I’m going to have to face some deep demons when this thing actually stops. I’m nervous about it.... Part of what made Phish what it was, from my standpoint, was the group’s 100 percent focus…So, yes, of course it could go on. But I couldn’t maintain that. And once I stopped doing that, what people saw, maybe in like ’99, was a sloppier Phish. And I can’t live with that. It made me feel like this thing I cherished was being disrespected....”
The Caldonian Record has made available a map showing the sole access route, prepared by the Vermont Department of Public Safety.
The Mercury News (_) has reported that Phish "will donate at least $100,000 of the proceeds from the band's final concert to nonprofit groups in Vermont. Phish has already earmarked $75,000 for groups including Bread and Puppet theater, Dairy Farmers of Vermont, and the Vermont Foodbank, the WaterWheel Foundation announced Friday. The balance will be donated to other nonprofit organizations in the region, according to the foundation."
You may have missed the Waterwheel auction, but now Sweet Relief Musicians Fund is auctioning off two tickets. Sweet Relief was founded in 1994 by Victoria Williams to provide assistance to all types of career musicians who are struggling to make ends meet while facing illness, disability, or age-related problems.
Phish semi-stealthily announced a last-minute show at Hampton, the Monday before Great Woods, remniscent to some of the Grateful Dead's late-announced shows performed as Formerly the Warlocks, and prompting joshing about a "Help on the Way" opener for the show. (And note that "Hope on the Way" is one of several slogans..asaw4e
The Coventry sets will be broadcast via satellite to XM Radio and movie theater simulcasts is roughly 35 markets nationwide. (Rumors of a Pay-per-View option remain unconfirmed.)
Spongebong Hemp Pants, anyone? (BTW, rumors of Phish on MTV's "Backstage" 7/30/04 are wrong.
The Caldonian Record now has a page archiving all of their stories in continued coverage of the nearby site of the forthcoming finale to Phish's career (or, at least, what they're calling the last shows ever). Note: Google's placing ads for scalpers on this page, of which you should beware, but the news is solid!