Greetings and welcome!
Please join me as I begin this latest endeavor to try to provide a bit of insight and discussion into this band Phish. I have no grand hope that this will become anything more than what it is: one fan’s introspections and musings on the variety of topics that arise when looking at the long and winding road that started with a few geeky musicians in Vermont only to become a cultural phenomenon and eventually one of the more interesting communities of the music world. What I look to create here is also a place for other like-minded people to share their thoughts and experiences with Phish, their music (and that of others that have even a tangentially-related congruence with them), and any other of a thousand possible topics that may arise from this initial jumping off point.
I look to be more facilitator towards that end rather than someone just putting out content of their own opinion, though there will be that too. I will have an on-going review of tours past starting with Spring ’93 and then branching out elsewhere depending on how things progress here but that will only be one facet of this dive into the depths of our reflection on what is — to me — the best band and communal experience for finding the connection to IT that so many of us crave. In all of this I hope that any who choose to come along will do so by commenting in a respectful and open-minded manner while also leaving their personal gripes at the door. I’m all for constructive criticism and challenging arguments between individuals who show each other mutual respect and hopefully we can maintain that in this teensy little corner of the internet if at least for a little while. And with that I’ll close by reminding you that I am not nor ever wish to present myself as anything more than an amateur in the writing game who happens to have a great deal of passion (still) for this band after 25 years of seeing them perform. Hopefully that is enough to get things off on the right path…
So in the interest of not setting expectations for this too high or too low, let’s get down to the nitty gritty and get this show on the road!