December, 2013

  1. The Phunion’s NYE 2013 Wishlist

    December 28, 2013 by TreyAntipasta

    Once again, The Phunion has sat down, put on our Phishing caps and thought long and hard about what we want from Phish this upcoming New Years run at MSG. This is what we came up with:

    • A NYE run without Wading in the Velvet Sea or Alaska. Not in the first set. Not in the second set. Not in the third set. Just none at all.
    • A Tube that lasts longer than a wait in an MSG beer line. How hard is that?
    • Someone flying down from the new walkways upstairs, wearing a Wingsuit
    • More of those nice ladies that give you back the bottle caps to the beer/soda.
    • Sugar Shack. But instead of Trey’s (Scott’s) solo, he plays Auld Land Syne so he doesn’t have to embarrass himself.


    • Open NYE with Billy Squier’s “The Stroke” to keep the theme of “You got to please yourself” after last year’s Garden Party.
    • No versions of Snow, Amidst the Pearls of Laughter or the shitty tunes from Wingsuit. Seriously.
    • A holiday album covered during Set 2 of New Years Eve. Who wouldnt love to hear Mike sing some Bing Crosby Christmas classics?!
    • More Glowsticks! We want to feel like it’s 12/30/97 again! Or at least 1998. Maybe 1994? Nah. 1997.
    • Anything besides Down With Disease or Runaway Jim out of Auld Lang Syne. You have a big catalog – go nuts!
    • Wooing during inappropriate times – open space of Divided Sky, during Wingsuit, setbreak, bathroom woos, etc…

    Safe travels to YEMSG everyone.


    The Phunion


  2. The Phunion’s Holiday Gift List

    December 20, 2013 by TreyAntipasta

    Want to get something for one of your favorite musicians? Well look no further! We have compiled all the gift ideas for your favorite musicians. Keep them in mind this holiday season while you are out shopping!

    $20 plus shipping on Dry Goods (just a guess)

    $20 plus shipping on Dry Goods (just a guess)

    Trey Anastasio – New flannels and lessons from Scott Murawski on how to play “Sugar Shack”.

    John Popper – A life size Jonah Hill cardboard cutout.

    Marc Brownstein – Neck massage, Fisherman’s Friend and a flat breezy.

    Marco Benevento – Anything Makers Mark.

    Mike Gordon – Scarves. Lots of scarves. Also, shiny sleeves, shiny pants, shiny sneakers, shiny scarves and a copy of The Shining on laser disc.

    The National – Prozac.

    Phish Fans – A live DVD in HD.

    Tom Marshall – A nice pair of slacks.

    Grouplove – lessons on how to jam, to go with their faux hippie image.

    Michael Franti – A pick me up.

    The Baby’s Mouth – Any Phish from before 2009 (they’re new).

    Jon Fishman – A vasectomy.

    Dave Schools – Ribs.

    John Bell – Whisky.

    MGMT – Another 15 minutes.

    Sam from Dog Gone Presents – A sense of humor.

    Tool – Enough of Maynard’s attention to make a new record.

    Phil Lesh – A second verse to the Donor Rap.

    Gene Ween – A sober ninja. (We recommend Scotty B).

    Arcade Fire fans – Gift cards to The Men’s Warehouse so they can afford an outfit for the show.

    Matt Abts – A drum tech who looks just like him.

    PhanArt – A haircut that doesn’t look like Fishman from 2010.

    Bieber – A full mustache and any Phish from before 2009 (he’s new).

    Bob Weir – Life Alert.

    John Scofield – Soul.

    Mastodon – An agent to book them at hippie festivals, because hippies need to be scared once in a while.

    Safe Travels to MSG and Happy New Year everyone!

  3. Warren Haynes Hologram to Sit-in with Warren Haynes at Christmas Jam

    December 13, 2013 by TreyAntipasta

    Christmas Jam is proud to announce that for this year’s installment, held in Asheville, North Carolina over Friday the 13th and Saturday the 14th , a hologram of Warren Haynes will be a featured guest throughout the night, allowing Haynes to be on stage, in one form or another, throughout the night’s. With performances from Widespread Panic, Phil Lesh, John Scofield and Grace Potter & The Nocturnals, among many others, Haynes will be able to add his signature guitar sound and vocal howl to every band. While Haynes is accustomed to taking breaks in between sitting in with most bands, his own hologram, rumored to be the first of its kind for a living musician, will cover these breaks and allow Warren Haynes Christmas Jam to embrace its name more than ever before.


    Real or hologram Warren? Find out at Christmas Jam!

    “This was an opportunity I couldn’t pass up, especially since this is the 25th annual Christmas Jam,” said Haynes. “It just seemed like the right time to debut the hologram and allow me a chance to sit in with everyone without draining myself, but also now I won’t feel bad for not sitting in with a handful of people. I can’t possibly sit in with everyone. The hologram is the great equalizer here.”

    One act that has yet to be announced, but will be closing out the night, close to 1am Sunday morning, will be the Warren Haynes Super Christmas Jam. Featuring members of Widespread Panic, Phil Lesh, Grace Potter, Count M’Butu and Col. Bruce Hampton, Warren Haynes will perform select classic rock tunes with the supergroup, including a duet of “White Horses” with Hologram Warren, followed by 10 minutes of trading licks and playing over each other.

    “I saw them practicing together and it was the closest to seeing God as I will even get,” said Gregg Allman. “I fully expect Colonel Bruce’s head to explode on stage when he sees not one but TWO Warrens. It is going to be some shit!”

    Hologram Jerry was unavailable for comment, due to the hologram company’s priorities being very messed up.


    Hologram or real Warren? Find out at Christmas Jam!