Pre-Ball Odds and Ends

6.10.11 (G.Lucas)

Trey In Rolling Stone: In a short but candid interview published in Rolling Stone yesterday, Trey mentioned that Phish will be working on a new album this winter, 2012 will be light on touring, and that he is considering covering Metallica’s “Master of Puppets.” Read the whole piece here!

An interesting excerpt from Trey on the history of Phish festivals:

The festivals grew organically out of our early scene in Vermont. We were always a party band and we used to play outside a lot. People always seemed to show up. I remember a big pig roast at our friend Ian’s farm one summer – everyone came and slept in the field. We did a gig at our friend Amy’s farm in Maine and suddenly it was 5,000 people. Then we went to Plattsburgh and it was 50,000. You have to keep in mind, though, that there were no festivals to speak of when Phish was doing those early ones. I remember hearing about Burning Man, but even that was just getting going in the Nineties. Now there are tons, but it all felt very cutting edge in the mid-Nineties. There was no playbook. We were making it up as we went along.


Live Bait Vol. 5

Live Bait Volume 5: With Super Ball IX just around the corner, Phish archivist, Kevin Shapiro, dropped yet another in the ongoing series of free (MP3) Live Bait download compilations. This time, Kevin featured selections exclusively from Phish “festivals” dating all the way back to 1989. Totaling 34 tracks, this is the most extensive Live Bait to date. Download the selections here!


Phish Thoughts Book Contest #2 Results: This time around, there was much more parity amongst the top contenders, with only two points separating 13 entries. But the only person to score 7 points was Dave Lieben! Congrats, Dave, your prognostication skills have won you a free, signed copy of Phish Thoughts: The Book! Contest #3 is now open. Make your picks for the second leg of Summer Tour, including Colorado. Get your entries in by June 21st to qualify for a free, signed copy of Mr. Miner’s Phish Thoughts: An Anthology By a Fan For the Fans! Below are the tight results of contest #2.

7 – Dave Lieben

6 – Shane Collins, Peter Jans, Lauren

5- Matty Tiscornia, Proj Mersch, Michael Pearlman, Matt Colna, Martin Foster, Kimchi McGee, J.R. Haun, Ed Mello, Don Kane



944 Responses to “Pre-Ball Odds and Ends”

  1. SillyWilly Says:

    Mitch found the fateful receipt in his tour pack yesterday:

  2. ThePigSong Says:

    @not Tom is already streaming the bunny in full force.

    I just don’t see any feasible way you can miss the festi.

  3. [Not Tom] Says:

    I hope you got a nugget or two thrown your way from the other puddled peeps in the car.

    Hetty McNuggs for sale!

  4. RamblinMind Says:

    @Silly – was that your first puddlin’?

  5. [Not Tom] Says:

    The best sounding lawn I’ve ever been on is Deer Creek. For some reason the sound just cascades perfectly up the shallow incline. it’s really the only lawn that I enjoy.

  6. SillyWilly Says:

    I was not dosed.

    Just baked as fuck.

    that was misleading.

  7. SillyWilly Says:

    @Not Tom

    yeah, Mitch and DF were kind enough to hook me up

    I actually think Mitch might have got the short end on this one, because he was nice enough to keep offering me the chicken mcnuggets

    i feel bad for the amount of his that i ate

  8. RamblinMind Says:

    Misleading the BB?

    That’s a puddlin’

  9. [Not Tom] Says:

    I would not get into a fight with Serena Williams. Pretty sure she would rip my heart out and eat it for lunch. Has to be the most aggressive female tennis player ever.

  10. SillyWilly Says:

    I would marry Serena Williams.

    The kids would be monster athletes.

    Actually, I think Venus is more attractive.

  11. butter Says:

    All I know is they gotta chill out on lettin people puff at those southern cross venues

    It’s like I was having a contest to see how little weed I could puff at Phish shows, and still stay sane

    Rolled the fatest joint in awhile on the golf course yesterday, fact.

  12. kayatosh Says:

    12.28.2009 makisupa on the bunny. $$. the origins of mike’s house.

  13. SillyWilly Says:


    that sucks about the southern security

    if i make a run in the south it might be time to subscribe to the AW school of baking.

    i love how non-stressful eating is.

  14. butter Says:

    Headed to gym, have an obnoxious selection of Phish to choose from

  15. [Not Tom] Says:

    While this Makisupa was playing, Mrs. NTM and I had an entire club level box to ourselves. It was so chill that she practically fell asleep. The venue was waaay too empty that night.

  16. kayatosh Says:

    that’s awesome, NT (about the club level)

  17. [Not Tom] Says:

    ^ and before people start making jokes, the boxes at AAArena are the kind that are completely open. on all sides – not private rooms.

  18. SillyWilly Says:

    I hope they do a New Year’s Run this year

  19. butter Says:

    So glad I did the south, I historically skip it. Lots of good folks, the weather was great for 4/5 shows. Easy drives, fine venues, even some hot shows….

    Thanks for having me

  20. SillyWilly Says:


    the great posts that you produced during that run mean that we should thank you and your daughter.

    those were some of my favorite stories on the board

  21. kayatosh Says:

    I second the love for the Butter’s Tour Tales and show/tune commentary. nice work, block o’ dairy.

  22. butter Says:

    hope they dew NYE run, too

    thanks Silly

  23. Phamily Berzerker Says:

    I became a twattor last night

  24. [Not Tom] Says:

    The Dairy Diary.

  25. kayatosh Says:

    nice, NT.

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