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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.”


There are 7 comments associated with this post

Matt January 3, 2012, 15:17:35

That hotline message has been up since before MSG. He’s talking about his solo band shows, not Phish.

Cleeet January 3, 2012, 16:22:52

Trey got suspended from UVM for mailing cadaver body parts as a prank, not for “chillin too hard.” Unless you count the medical school fridge as “chillin.” Look who’s in the freezer!

YahDood January 3, 2012, 23:12:00

Cleet, wrong again! Trey was tossed for chillin’ up to the max from groovy uvee.
Fish was ousted for riding a sheen thru Waterman. Hoser!

Cleeet January 4, 2012, 12:56:14

I admire your lingo YahDood, even if you don’t have yer facts straight. party on and happy new year! Trey got suspended (not bounced) for one year for the “heart in the hand” prank. Fish just plain flunked out. (Not ever going to class will do that.) Anyway, fate had other plans for them, so eez all good.

YahDud January 4, 2012, 22:08:29

FUN facts, Cleet. CROWD IS WILSON?

Valentina February 11, 2012, 19:46:59

This just shows you how many pleope’s lives you touch, Trey, on a daily basis! Our community is so BLESSED to have you here!

Richmond February 14, 2012, 02:00:02

beautiful story. that is an elpmaxe of being a servant of god, and the blessings( hugs) that followed. this reminded me of a situation with a little girl in our church who also was very shy. i would talk to her every sunday and then after about a year of doing this last sunday she actually smiled at me and melted my heart. ah ha finally a connection was made. thank you jesus.

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