An Invite By Mike

"The Mossery" Invite

Ever the iconoclast, Mike Gordon has announced an out-of-the-ordinary mid-tour event coming up next Monday, October 18, in New York City. While Phish takes two days off between Charleston and Augusta, Mike will celebrate the release of his new album, Moss, with a participatory party in New York. Mike won’t be playing a usual show, but hosting a free event asking audience members to join him on stage jam for jam sessions with intruments to be provided. If you are driving from South Carolina to Maine, this might be the perfect pit stop, or if you’re in New York, head down to Bleeker Street and share this special night with Mike. Details from his website are below:
You’re invited to “The Mossery,” a free-form musical event on the eve of the release of Mike Gordon’s new studio album, Moss. The event will take place at a fully transformed Kenny’s Castaway on Monday, October 18th in New York City. There’s no cost to get in and you can come, explore and leave as you please. Guests will have the chance to pick up Mike’s new album which hits stores on Tuesday.
Attendees will have the opportunity to play along, with Mike on bass. We supply the instruments and mikes and you show up. We can’t guarantee that everyone will get to (it’s first come, first served), but we’ll rotate as many willing participants through as possible, because a rolling stone gathers no moss.
The first half of the event will start at 7:30pm and continue through 9:00pm, at which point we’ll rotate out all folks, making room for the next flock of people. The second half of the event, with all new participants, will begin at 9:30pm and continue through 11:00pm.


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769 Responses to “An Invite By Mike”

  1. BeantownBoy Says:

    @ Kevah

    I’ve seen Phish 7 times at MSG and have sat nearly everywhere from the floor all the way up to the 300s. I’ve never sat in the 400s or behind the stage, mind you, but in my eyes there isn’t a bad seat in the house. Especially when that place is operating as a single, giant, swaying organism (see 12/4/09’s First Tube).

  2. HenryGale Says:

    OK one more. Mike stories get me jazzed up as he’d definitely the most eccentric member of the band. Ran into him on his bike at Jones Beach ’94 and while we were talking a kid with a nose cast came up and asked Mike to sign it. He took the kid’s pen and wrote MIKE in big block letters on the bridge of the cast. Dude’s got a great sense of humor!

  3. HenryGale Says:

    I’ll say it again, the place to be at MSG is Page side in the aisle between the 200 and 300 levels. I’ve been to 11 shows at MSG and every time I’m in that spot it seems like the security guards all go take a nap and let everyone do their thing.

  4. purplehumpbackwhale Says:

    @BTB – sounds good. i sent you an email so you have my mail. lemme know when ur in town

  5. JP Says:

    another MSG question

    can you move about pretty freely in there – i.e. – if you have a 300 level ticket, can you walk down to a nice spot in the 200 level (not in seated areas) and dance w/out security busting your chops? 400 to 300 level?

  6. purplehumpbackwhale Says:

    @btb – actually that email didnt work for some reason?

  7. BTB Says:

    btbuckeye at gmail

  8. purplehumpbackwhale Says:

    @JP – definitely. they only really check tickets for the lower levels and floor, if even. i just walked straight into section 87 last year for msg 3 and i had 400’s.

  9. Phamily Berzerker Says:


    Closed eyes, smiling and spinning will supercede almost all venue ushers and security. It’s almost like they are not there.

  10. purplehumpbackwhale Says:

    think it worked that time

  11. HenryGale Says:

    Yea, you can go pretty much anywhere at MSG. The guard in my section for New Year’s ’95 even had a selection of GD pins on his lapels. We knew he wasn’t gonna give anyone a hard time!

  12. Kaveh Says:

    @Mr. Palmer and BeantownBoy:

    What about floor seats back in Section 11…by the soundboard and tapers. I can’t image that those are bad. I’m always wanting to sit where the sound is better than sight.

  13. purplehumpbackwhale Says:

    @Kaveh – msg2 last year i was section 10… AWESOME place to be in msg. you’re slightly elevated above the floor so u can see over everyone but you’re also kind of in floor seats. the sound is perfect, the view of the lights and stage is perfect. i shall try and sneak there for msg this year probably

  14. nagarjuna Says:

    i remember getting busted for smoking a j at msg 98. ridiculous. i was all “there’s a giant herb cloud all around us, are you kidding?”

    security just swiped it and i’m sure went and hit it themselves. hope they’ve gotten over that silliness.

    but i agree there’s room to slither around, at least until you get to the real choice sections.

  15. JMelby Says:

    Had my ears peeled at Broomfield for the musical hints of Halloween. The places I think you should check out are:
    Start of Sleeping Monkey with Page clearly not playing the normal notes and Trey following.
    The end of 46 days around the 6:10 mark, Trey starts to play a different groove, could just be that or maybe…
    Go to the drone and check it out, curious if anyone can pin down that tease during Sleeping Monkey.
    Thanks all, off to the dog park.

  16. Jtran Says:

    Miami Tweezer, best of 3.0

  17. Phamily Berzerker Says:

    There is still space on gordeaux’s hotline to request Neopolitan Ice Cream Sandwiched for the Mossery



  18. Kaveh Says:

    @JMelby – I hear it. First thought is that is Page just playing an interesting intro to SMonkey and then Trey playing on top of that. I can’t name the tune if it is one.

  19. Mr.palmer Says:

    Those seats by the sbd are just fine.

    Nagar – had a glass piece swiped from me back in that raised section behind sbd on 12/29/98. Security took it then dropped it beneath risers. Sadly I watched it smash before my eyes.

  20. Robear Says:

    ‘Carini>Bowie>Light’ is a $$$ segment of music.

    when they really stretch a jam this tour, spontaneous flight

  21. Hoedown Says:

    ^ Seems like they were teasing O’ Sweet Nothing at the start of Monkey to me. Or something from Loaded…

  22. phoammhead Says:

    Okay guys – hitting the road to N Chuck – safe travels to all going for the ride!!! For the rest of you – hold it down strong on couch tour. I’ll try to check in periodically – peace. Weather forecast for N Chuck is a 10 on the comfort index!!! Let’s get ready to throw down! đŸ˜€

  23. Robear Says:

    heading to the show tonight?

    Stop by the Waterwheel Booth for a dancing pass, and kick down before you get down. Say ‘Hi’ from Robear, too.

  24. voopa Says:

    The all important Dancing Pass.

  25. Jtran Says:

    Holy Miami Ghost!

    hadn’t listened closely enough before, wow.

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