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Published: 2014/01/10

The Mayor of Seattle Wants the Mayor of New Orleans to Listen to Phish

Seattle Mayor Ed Murray wants New Orleans Mayor Mitch Landrieu to listen to Phish. In particular, he wants him to listen to“Wilson.”

JamBase has pointed out that Murray made the recommendation today via Twitter, posting a YouTube video of the band’s July 26, 2013 rendition of the song from The Gorge in George, WA. Guitarist Trey Anastasio (now famously) wore a jersey for Seahawks quarterback Russell Wilson during the performance—an event that was highlighted in NFL Films’ recent feature on the Phish/Seahawks connection. In addition, the “Willlllsooooon” chant associated with the song has now been adopted by Seatlle’s fans and can be heard during the team’s home games.

The Seattle Seahawks and New Orleans’ Saints will face off tomorrow at 4:35pm Et/1:35 PT. Who knows, maybe Mitch Landrieu will give Ed Murray a recommendation of his own. It shouldn’t be hard to find one, seeing as New Orleans “Saints” is itself a reference to a song.

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