What Is Doniac Schvice?
The Doniac Schvice was an official newsletter distributed from the band's production office (Dionysian Productoins), with the subtitle "from the fish to the tongue". (Prior to late 1993, it was simply "The Phish Update.") It was last distributed Spring 2000, and Phish.com reported in 2010, "The Schvice has been discontinued indefinitely." Prior that, according to Page in an interview published 7/97 in the LA Times, the Schvice "goes out to between 100,000 and 200,000 people six times a year."
Mike said in one issue that "Doniac Schvice is that experience when you are coming home and you hear the phone ring and you fumble for your keys to get the door unlocked - and when you finally get inside and to the phone - right then and only right then, it stops ringing."