Thoughts On The Dead

Musings on the Most Ridiculous Band I Can't Stop Listening To

Turnout’s A Bit Light, But It’s Early

“You’re just gonna have to crouch down a bit, Josh.”

“I can’t keep having this conversation, Bobby.”

“Listen: I’m, uh, the tall guy in the band. I’m the good-looking one, and I’m the tall one. Those are the rules.”

“You were never the tall one. Phil was.”

“Only in inches. In spirit, I was the tall one.”

“Not gonna crouch down, Bobby.”

“Maybe I should get some lifts put in my sandals.”

“How would that even work?”

“No idea. Have to ask my sandal tech. Y’know, Josh, I gotta tell ya: I’m very impressed.”

“With what?’

“13 nights with no repeats? You’re just killing it.”

“Uh-huh. Bobby, that was your famous fill-in guitarist from two summers ago. I’m the new ringer.”



“Ah. Well, you know, I guess I’m proud of you, too.”



  1. In the spirit of nit-picky complaining jam band fans everywhere I have to question the count…

    Are you going to count Rocky Top ?
    I mean.. really Best not to count that, because it is like the Country Roads of bluegrass, they certainly did not play it so much as a song, but as “audience trolling”

    Dem Bones ?
    This is the biblical/nursery rhyme? This connected to that.. yeah if phish is counting that, then “take a step back” is a song, and “we’re gonna take a short break so everyone just hang loose” is a song.

    “In the good ole summertime”?
    Yeah… maybe a “song” but not one you would include in the phrase “phish makes rock and roll history”

    I Love Nillson as much as the other guy, but this song has ONE CHORD, C7.
    So not hard to play hundreds of songs like this one.. just sayin

    “You Sexy Thing” !!!
    Okay I take it all back, that is amazing, I love these guys..

    “Boogie on Reggae Woman” !!
    Best song in the world, Phish Rulz

  2. Bobby is old school, likes to be able to see that he is connected. JM knows that he is connected.

  3. Mean, Green, Devil Eating Machine

    August 7, 2017 at 10:50 am

    That was time that Bobby and John showed up for the soundcheck – a day early!

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