Wednesday 06/25/2014 by Lemuria

BUY ZZYZX'S BOOK!

We've known him as ZZYZX (a monicker he adopted from a southwestern road name for his persona on Phish.net and elsewhere), the guy with the (original) Phish Stats site (and don't miss IHOZ more generally, nor the related page on Facebook), "The Timer" (for recording song lengths, stopwatch and clipboard in hand), and David Steinberg (his birthname, or what we know of it). Now, we know him as author.

David's This Has All Been Wonderful - A Travel Monologue from Summer 1994: The Year Phish Became Phish was released in late April. And ever since Relix dropped a bomb of an excerpt May 7, reviews have been raves, with ratings on Amazon higher than for Puterbaugh's quasi-official Biography (4.5 vs 4.3; gotta have the stats!)

Unlike most of what you may know from him, it's not (much) about stats, but about the man and the experiences. It's a great, smooth read, about a lost time in Phish fandom. Plus, a portion of sales support the non-profit, volunteer-run Mockingbird Foundation. All for only nine bucks!!

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Comments

, comment by SAMKiND4
SAMKiND4 I LOVED this book! Chances are that if you are on this website, you will too! A must read for any Phish fan.
, comment by HotPale
HotPale Cool...totally gonna get IT! What ever happened to TPC3?
, comment by stimbuck
stimbuck I really enjoyed this book!
, comment by Guern
Guern I bought a copy a few weeks ago, and it's definitely an entertaining read. Some real cool stories that helped get me even more pumped up to see the band in the coming weeks. Dave, thanks for sharing the good times.
, comment by bananaTrees
bananaTrees Enjoyed it, Definitely a good short read for those getting ready for Summer Tour!
, comment by Phishsx78
Phishsx78 Read the fucking book!
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February 21, 1993
24 years ago
Roxy Theatre

Set 1: Suzy Greenberg[1] > Buried Alive, Punch You In the Eye, Uncle Pen, Horn > Chalk Dust Torture, Esther[2] > Dinner and a Movie > Bouncing Around the Room > Run Like an Antelope[3]

Set 2: Axilla, The Curtain > Stash -> Manteca -> Stash -> The Lizards, Bathtub Gin -> Hold Your Head Up > Cracklin' Rosie > Hold Your Head Up, The Squirming Coil, Big Black Furry Creature from Mars

Encore: Sweet Adeline, Good Times Bad Times[4] -> Paul and Silas[5] -> Pig in a Pen[6]

[1] Prior to starting Suzy, the band sung the first line a cappella in a different manner than the rest of the song.
[2] Began with Page modifying the intro (including a brief reggae attempt) and included a Simpsons signal.
[3] Random Note signal.
[4] Performed bluegrass-style; The "Reverend" Jeff Mosier on banjo.
[5] The "Reverend" Jeff Mosier on banjo.
[6] Phish debut; The "Reverend" Jeff Mosier on banjo.

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