I realized yesterday, that I probably haven't listened to Phish in a month. That is, actively listening, thinking about Phish's music. Then I got to thinking… have I listened to Phish this year? Have I distanced myself from the music purposefully? Do I not like Phish anymore? I mean, shit, I don't think I'm gonna go to any shows this summer. And I'm kinda ok with that. So what gives?
Then yesterday, I saw this.
50 seconds. I listened to it on a loop, how many times I couldn't say. Then I went and listened to one magnificent You Enjoy Myself. Then I put on Ol' Dirty Bastard.
But in that loop of 50 seconds and 20 minutes from 1994, I got all the Phish I needed. Kind of a strange feeling. To spend the past few years obsessing about going to shows and hearing something new, it somehow just drifted away. I mean, the core of my love for the band is still there. But somehow that simple rhythm created, spontaneously, by a fan and a tuba sparked an inner realization about the true simplicity of what I need to be satisfied in this experience.
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