Beyond the Pond is a bi-weekly podcast in which Brian Brinkman (@sufferingjuke) and David Goldstein (@daveg924) 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.
In this episode, we wanted to focus on a jam that is largely led by Mike Gordon, and we landed on the heavily bass-driven version of Down with Disease from 9/12/00 at Great Woods in Mansfield, Massachusetts. This is one of the archetypal jams from a Fall Tour that often seems to get lost in the shuffle on account of the impending hiatus. We also dive into some of the specifics of, and fan sentiments towards that September 2000 run, point out a number of excellent Bay State shows that suggest Phish is indeed in love with Massachusetts, and then pivot to discuss some of our favorite bass-heavy albums, as well as albums that signify the end of an era. Also discussed: whether or not Trey may have actually left the stage during the Mike Gordon fireworks during the jam, and the downright scary fog conditions after the second night of the Fall 2000 tour in Albany.
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