Just Get Back Together Already, Phish

Jun 27th, 2008 // 7 Comments

howcanwemissyouifyouwontgoaway.jpgLong ago, I bought a copy of Billy Breathes, I think because it had a song called “Prince Caspian” on it. That being said, Phish for me is like recreational drug use: Not my sort of thing, but if you’d like to entertain yourself in that manner, just don’t bring it around my kids. Now that its been a month since lead singer Trey Anastasio started floating rumors of a reunion, Page McConnell is starting in with the “closer with all of them now then I’ve ever been” nonsense. Just get back together and play some giant farm or abandoned Air Force base or whatever, OK? I can’t take six months of speculative blog posts and mysterious band pronouncements. Give your fans some notice so they can fix up their vans and regrow their hair to pre-breakup lengths, and we can all move on with our lives. [Billboard]

  1. GhostOfDuane

    It begins…

  2. Al Shipley

    Remember when bands used to go a full decade or two before reuniting? These guys haven’t been broken up for even 4 years yet, I forgot that they weren’t still together.

  3. alec_baldwin

    @Al Shipley: Me 2. I was confused.

  4. JackieTreehorn

    Congratulations, Dan, on shoehorning every possible Phish-fan stereotype and gross generalization you could think of into 300 words or so. Wouldn’t it have been easier just to not write the post at all? Live Music Blog or Stereogum are happy to oblige with updates that are, you know, actually informational without all the cynicism and typecasting.

  5. Anonymous

    Thanks to Mr. Treehorn, we’re all reminded of another totally justified stereotype of Phish fans: total douchebags.

  6. okiedoke

    “Lead singer.” That was cool.

    I’m growing my hair out as I type.

  7. cheesebubble

    As if they had truly broken up, never to reunite again.

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