?When Phish broke up, I made some comment about how I?m not gonna go around playing ?You Enjoy Myself? for the rest of my life,? Anastasio said with a laugh. ?And it?s so funny because Fish and Mike and Page have been talking to each other a lot lately and now ? it?s not that I can?t believe that I said that, but its symbolic of how much I lost my mind or how much I lost my bearings or something. Because at this point in time I would give my left nut to play that song five times in a row every day until I die. I certainly thought about that while I was in jail.? [Rolling Stone]
Wondering if he was also thinking about his cell-mate and having flashbacks to watching Shawshank Redemption with the guys.? Regardless, I sort of hope that Phish doesn’t get back together, which is blasphemous, I know.
It’s just that these type of reunions almost never work out, the magic that was there in the first place generally isn’t there or it is but it’s off by a fraction.? Enough to notice a slight difference.?? Was there anything worse than the stories about Coventry and Whitehall when the band had no spark and the letter Trey wrote to fans announcing the band’s breakup four years ago?
Anyway, when Trey, Mike, Page and Fish were on, there was no better musically oiled machine.? The left heads exploding in the aisles and though we can assume that drugs played a part in their breakup, fans have never really gotten a truthful explanation of what the hell happened to the foursome.? How did seemingly four best friends end up on the outs with one another.? Or was it just Trey who was on the outside looking in?
And yet .? .? .? and yet.? I find myself thinking about all the shows I’ve been to and thinking what if?
“Bohemian Rhapsody” 12/31/96 Fleet Center, Boston, MA