Wednesday, May 07, 2008

Breaking News: Phish Reunion at Jammys?

This is not a cruel April Fool's Joke.

I just got a text message from my boy Kid Dynamite. He went to the Jammy's tonight in NYC. Phish was supposed to get a Lifetime Achievement Award. There were rumors that the boys would play, but I thought it was just another one of those Phishy Reunion rumors.

He just sent me a text at 11:13pm that said, "Full band. Mania."

That's all I got, so far. Stay tuned for more info on the Phish Reunion at the Jammys.

* * * * * Updates * * * * *

11:25pm... One poster on PT (borat_) mentioned something about the all stars (allstars: kyle russo brownie barber jake) playing Wilson.

11:29pm... borat_ posted the allstars played Antelope. No sightings of anyone from Phish yet.

11:49pm... Kid Dynamite sent me a text: "All star cover team ripped through wilson antelope 2001 and maze."

11:59pm... Kid Dynamite sent me a text: "No band. Unreal. They were here and did not play."

12:01am... OK, so from what I gather... everyone in the crowd went nuts when they found out every member of Phish was at the Jammys. They were all on stage together to accept the award, but did not play. At that point, I got a lot of mixed messages about Phish actually playing. Trey sat in with the Fab Faux for While My Guitar Gently Weeps. Turns out it was just The Head Count All Star cover band that played several Phish tunes... without members from Phish.

No reunion. Looks like thoughts of quitting my job were premature.

This completes a test of the wookie alert system. Had this been an actual Phish reunion, you would have been instructed to drop everything you are doing, bust out the patchy pants and patchy dresses, and start loading up the car for Phish tour. We return you to regularly scheduled programming.

Just a reminder that the Coventry gang will be in Atlanta on Thursday providing live coverage of Radiohead's latest stop on their US tour. If you see the joker, stop him and say hello! Then buy him a beer for all his hard work.

5 comments: said...

no shit. wow. i'm hooked on the jam on shit and it sucks!!!

Anonymous said...

Dude, keep the comments coming! We've got a play by play going at join in with some phriends!

Kid Dynamite said...

the show was sick... people would hold up fingers as each band member was confirmed to be there... Fishman.. ONE!

twenty minutes later... page! TWOOOOO!!!

Then my boy comes back from the bathroom and says he just bumped into Mike Gordon in the hallway... THREEEEEEE!

after Joan Osborne came out with the Fab Faux and did Come Together, we could see side stage: Trey... WITH A GUITAR.

the Theatre started buzzing, and when Trey walked out to do While My Guitar Gently Weeps, is was insane - like seeing the Pope at the Vatican - absolutely nuts. He also played "everybody's got something to hide except for me and my monkey"...

it brought to mind the quote he had in bittersweet motel about the reviewer that said something about Phish being able to urinate in the ears of their fans, and they'd still love it - not that this performance wasn't great, but the crowd was just ECSTATIC that trey was there.

when the whole band came on stage to accept the lifetime award, i thought the crowd was going to blow up, but then they just walked off stage... whattttt????? the allstars were incredible - i will try to do a writeup on it...


Kid Dynamite said...

didn't mean to confuse you last night... they were on stage - i am still shocked they didn't play.

Jurassic 5 & Dougie Fresh with Galactic was absolutely insane too - Dougie Fresh was reliving his old school glory

Chus said...

This is what I think: Phish Reuniting For 2009 Shows