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Beyond the Pond is a bi-weekly podcast in which Brian Brinkman (@sufferingjuke on Twitter) and David Goldstein (@daveg924 on Twitter) use the music of Phish as a gateway to introduce the listener to many other bands, the vast majority of which are not jambands. An episode generally begins with a deep dive into a designated portion of Phish improvisation, and then can spin off to any variety of musical themes and other acts, the overarching purpose being introducing the listener to as many new and different bands as possible.
On the afternoon of January 13, 2018, we were fortunate to sit down with Phish lyricist Tom Marshall for what ended up being a wide-ranging discussion about his songwriting process, musical influences, and stories behind several Phish songs. Part I touches upon the music that Tom got into during the five year Phish hiatus, and in Part II of the interview, we zero in on Tom’s personal musical journey, beginning when he and Trey Anastasio were teenagers, which encompasses LOTS of Yes, Gabriel-era Genesis, Brian Eno and King Crimson.
We appreciate you listening, and are certain that you will learn something new over the course of just over two hours. We certainly did! You can review and subscribe to Beyond the Pond on iTunes, or listen to each part through the players below.
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