Earlier this evening I crossed paths with Daniel, one of our directors. In the glamorous world of TV his days off are Monday and Tuesday. He’s just gotten back from Camden, NJ where he went to a Phish concert.
I know a lot about Camden, NJ. I know very little about Phish.
Not wanting to seem totally unhip I asked a few questions and pretended to have some knowledge. I’ve heard the name Phish. I’m not totally removed from contemporary culture.
Daniel had already obtained a recording of the show he saw. He asked if I wanted to hear the CD. I said, “Sure,” and before long a hand labeled disk was thrust at me.
Here’s what I quickly learned about Phish: “Audience taping is permitted at all shows..” Wow! Maybe I shouldn’t be surprised. Selling music seems to be a dead business model.
This is a band with a following. I’m arriving ‘already-in-progress’ which becomes obvious as the crowd knowingly applauds each new song.
Their music is rock with a country feel. I like it and will probably listen again. Thanks Daniel. Thanks Phish.