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Listen to Democratic presidential candidate Pete Buttigieg’s ‘Buttijams’ playlist featuring Phish’s “Tweezer Reprise.”
Listen to all of Phish and most of the Trey Anastasio Band team up for a wild “Sand” as part of “The Vermont Easter Jam,” which took place 15 years ago today.
Fenway Park will host a Phish Night on June 24, when the Boston Red Sox take on the Chicago White Sox.
On the anniversary of night three, here’s a list of 10 little known facts about Phish’s Island Tour of April 1998.
Max Creek/Mike Gordon guitarist Scott Murawski talks to JamBase’s Chad Berndtson about Max Creek’s new album and 48th anniversary as well as his relationship with Mike Gordon, Trey Anastasio’s sit-in and more.
Watch 500 drones simultaneously choreographed to the music of Phish’s “More” in the skies above Phoenix on Monday night.
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- Only a Dream
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- Go Away
- I Am Random
- Gimme Some Lovin'
About Mike Gordon
Life is a balancing act. Mike likes to think he learned to live in the moment. He let go of self consciousness, surrendered to each passing moment, and right in the backwoods of Vermont, he blended his body, brain, soul, and heart into one bloody heap of musical intention. On one fateful night after a peak jam session, Mike went deep into the forest, hugged a tree, and vowed to live in the woods and play music every night. So life can be framed by peaks and epiphanies, but it’s a balancing act.
If you reach nirvana through music, that doesn’t mean you can reach it the same way again, since nirvana doesn’t work that way. Well; who knows how it works, but it might require new parameters and be framed by new paradigms with each passing decade.
Life’s a balancing act. When do you live in the moment, and when do you plan for the next? When are you James Bond, so cool without needing to speak, or out of sorts like Gomer Pyle. And when does one actually feel like God (now scientifically proven to be Fred Armisen)? I guess one can act with nobility and hope for the best. I’ll shut up now – this is supposed to be about Mike, not me.
Bass has been Mike’s passion – he learned ways of combining propulsion with flight, opposing integral components of new musical ecstasy. Whatever the fuck that means. Mike set on a lifetime’s journey to make things, and forget about balancing acts. Except when it comes to making things – in which case he’s balancing the moment of now with the moment of… I don’t know if Mike would even agree with any of this; I’m just kind of saying it knowing he won’t read it. I know, for one thing, that Mike wouldn’t want this bio to be “all about me,” but what the fuck am I supposed to do? I mean, I’m writing about Mike. I was chosen to do it, I’m doing it, and that’s my subject matter. Jeesh.
But life is a balancing act, and after all the bullshit of Inside In, Outside Out, Upside Down, and whatever the fuck, Mike has kinda gotten inside, and is no longer outside. Yeah, right.
PS I lied when I said that life was a balancing act. Never trust anyone who uses the word “life” in a sentence… Such tripe!
Guster announced a cross-country summer tour that includes dates on both coasts and in the Midwest.
Watch a short film Led Zeppelin posted to their YouTube channel detailing the start of the ‘History Of Led Zeppelin.’
Twiddle will welcome sacred steel specialist Robert Randolph for a special set as part of Saturday’s three-set show at Brooklyn Steel in New York City, which will be webcast live and for free.
Spafford has replaced drummer Cameron LaForest with former drummer Nick Tkachyk.
- Phil Lesh's Friends In Las Vegas Include Blind Boys Of Alabama, Luther Dickinson, Jackie Greene & Others
Grateful Dead bassist Phil Lesh will be joined by Blind Boys Of Alabama, Luther Dickinson, Jackie Greene, John Medeski and others for a Phil Lesh & Friends’ concert in Las Vegas on May 4.