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Published: 2012/01/03

Mike Gordon’s Video Chat and Hotline Reflections

Fans who watched the webcasts of Phish’s Madison Square Garden shows were treated to a number of fun bonuses between sets, including interesting (if not completely true) pop-up fun facts “Trey got kicked out of UVM for chillin too hard” and “Trey is Wilson j/k Barack Obama is Wilson j/k the neighbor in Home Improvement was Wilson.” Another segment tried out such standup comedy questions as “What’s the deal with no narration during Col. Forbin’s?” or “What’s the deal with no jammed out ‘Tubes.’”

But the best webcast bonus was a likely a video conversation between Phish bassist Mike Gordon and veteran rock promoter Ron Delsener. The humorous conversation touches on a number of subjects, including why Delsener wore a dress to Coventry, how Phish sustained its popularity and Trey Anastasio’s recent sit in with The National. The video can now be found above or in a larger format over on

In other Gordon news, the bassist has updated his hotline with some reflections on his recent solo shows. “I had a really good time, I loved it,” Gordon says. “For a band that doesn’t play too much, I thought we really let music take over and get into some crazy, energized stuff…it is not the stuff that you practice, it is when you surrender when you get the little treasure delivered to your doorsteps.”

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