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Phish on LSD

Trey, Fish, and Mike reminisce during Gorge soundcheck (July, 2013) about one of their earliest shows where everyone took LSD (but not Mike) and they scared away Jeff Holdsworth. This video was shot from the cliffs overlooking the Columbia River (incredible views) and recorded the conversation between Trey who was checking his vocal mic and front of house sound engineer Garry Brown.

Here’s the transcript I’ve managed to cobble together — like I said it was soundcheck and they’re setting levels and there is some tuning going on in the background.

Trey: (cough) My voice isn’t coming out of the speakers. Is that where my mouth was? It was too much. Page trying to talk and it didn’t work. We stood there for like, fifteen minutes, and then we realized that … if I played my guitar and some actual chords (inaudible) finally we just ran away and never played.

Fish: Actually, the other guitar player Jeff Holdsworth ran away and never came back.

Trey: He never came back. That was the last gig he ever played.

Mike: I remember he kept walking up to the mic and trying to sing and he couldn’t.

Trey: And Mike turned to me at one point … we were up there for at least ten minutes … it was the most awkward thing …. Mike turned to me and said, “Check everyone’s minds they’ve turned to egg yolks” which, meant so much to me.

(inaudible, bass tuning in background)

Trey: It was the most profound thing that anyone had ever said to me. We never played. That was it.

Fish: Didn’t Mike also say, “let’s go to G now” … I think he was playing a C …. And said “just play a G”

Trey/Fish: Just play a G chord.

Mike: You couldn’t figure out a G chord.

Trey: And what’s a chord? It’s so many wires, it’s so many frets.

(bass tuning)

Trey: Maybe we should try that tonight, what do you think Garry?

(jazzy guitar noodling & Columbia River Gorge views)


Phish – Destiny Unbound – Merriweather Post Pavilion – 7/13/03

After a 61 gap absence, Phish busted out the Mike Gordon penned “Destiny Unbound” during summer tour 2013 at Merriweather Post Pavilion on July 13th. Destiny, which follows the tale of star-crossed lovers Highway Bill and Highway Jill, saw most of its performances between 1990-1991 and dropped off the radar until it’s return in 2003 (after 796 shows). The band has never performed the song at Madison Square Garden — here’s hoping it will this New Year’s Eve run.

Behind the Board ~ Light Director Chris Kuroda ~ Phish ~ SPAC 2013

Chris Kuroda took on a whole new light rig the summer of 2013. I watched Kuroda work his magic from behind the board during this beautiful Phish jam at Saratoga Performing Arts Center (my first shows of tour and with this new camera, not to mention ck5’s 2nd-4th shows with this rig.)

Phish – Say Something – Mike Gordon debut – The Gorge, WA – 7/27/13

HD VIDEO :: DEBUT of the new MIKE GORDON and SCOTT MURAWSKI tune “Say Something” from the Gorge, WA, July 27, 2013. As soon as this song started, the crowd erupted and started dancing to the sounds of this 70s inspired funk groove. I was positioned between Mike and Trey about three people deep — you’ll see towards the end of the video that there’s soot (dust-like particles) flying through the air which was the result of a neighboring “fire on the mountain.” Great song, literally set the night on fire.

Fishman’s New Marimba Lumina – Merriweather Post Pavilion – 7/14/13

Fishman busted out a crazy solo on the Marimba Lumina during “Scent of a Mule” on Sunday night at Merriweather Post Pavilion.

The first video has Trey and Mike watching along completely fascinated—and putting their instruments down to let him solo.

Part II has Fish creating some really cool, super spacey, “out there” sounds as he takes his solo.

Trey Fans: Hands On A Hard Body Ticket 40% Discount



Dude, this is the best offer we’ve seen yet. Because Trey is so cool and wants to say thanks for all your support — he’s offering fans a 40% off ticket discount on upcoming performances of HANDS ON A HARD BODY — his awesome new musical that’s on BROADWAY.

To get the discount, call (877) 250-2929 and mention code FAF1HH, or order tickets online through crappy and enter code FAF1HH or walk your butt over to the Brooks Atkinson Theatre and mention that you’re Trey’s biggest fan.

For more info like performance dates and availability (like, did y’know that theaters go dark on Mondays — and there are matinee performances on Wednesdays, Saturdays and Sundays? in addition, of course, to regularly scheduled evening performances)  visit

Win Two Tickets to Trey’s New Musical: Hands On A Hard Body!!


NYCJAMGAL is stoked to be giving away TWO tickets to Hands On a Hard Body – the new Broadway show opening this spring featuring music from Phish’s Trey Anastasio, lyrics by Amanda Green and book by Doug Wright.

The new Broadway musical follows 10 down-on-their-luck Texans who are competing for a chance to win a new truck—the last man standing (with his/her hand on the truck, of course) wins! There will only be one winner in this contest of HANDS ON A HARD BODY (just like my giveaway!) so read below on how to win a chance to see this hot new show.


  • To win, follow @nycjamgal AND @hardbodymusical on Twitter and tell us what extremes you would go to win these (2) tickets. In order for me to track winners, please use #treymusical

For example: Hey @nycjamgal @hardbodymusical I would join the Polar Bear Club and jump in the freezing h20 for a chance to win tix. #treymusical

  • If Facebook is more your thing, “Like” my NYCJAMGAL’s Live Music page and comment what extreme thing you would do to win tickets to see Trey’s new musical. While you’re on FB go check out the Hard Body page and “Like” it too! 

These two preview tickets gain you access to see Hands On A Hard Body before it opens to the public! Valid for performances from February 23rd through March 21st. See it before the critics! Go support Trey!

Hands On A Hard Body is a story about hope, strength and endurance and you’ll be hardpressed to find another musical this spring that leaves you with that feel-good (about Hood?!) feeling. Good luck phanners!

Contest starts Friday, February 1, 2013 and ends midnight on Friday, February 8, 2013.


PHISH – 2011 NYE RUN – Friends & Photos

Who had fun on New Years? I did, I did!! We had an amazing four-night run at Madison Square Garden with Phish! Here are some moments (you won’t find them in a box) that I captured of the band, the scene and my friends! Oh, and there were fans dancing in the air (SKYWALKERs!!) AND a bunch of WHITE meatsticks!! Don’t miss my video of “Down With Disease” showing all the New Year’s madness in my previous post!


Phish rings in the New Year with “Down With Disease” at Madison Square Garden. Complete with aerial dancers, balloon drop and a white out of meatsticks!!

Phish on Jimmy Fallon – Kill Devil Falls – 6/9/2010

Jimmy Greets Mike and the Band

Thanks to the long and delayed Flyers v. Hawks game, I had to stay up just past 2am to catch the second appearance of Phish on Jimmy Fallon. They performed a solid and pop-driven version of “Kill Devil Falls” which originally taped on May 13th, 2010, as part of “Stones in Exile” week. Jimmy Fallon introduced they band while holding up the cover of the band’s latest album, Joy, on which the tune appears. Phish, whose TV spots are as rare as say “Kung,” had last graced our TV sets in 2004 when they played Letterman.

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