Anyone who knows me well knows that I'm a big Phish fan. And given the amount of their music I have in my collection (2.3 gigs or 1.7 days worth) it's no surprise that I usually hear at least one Phish tune per day, usually more.
Some of you not familiar with Phish may wonder how (or why) I can have so much music by a single band. Several reasons: 1) Phish allowed taping of their concerts; 2) Phish played a lot of concerts (1,183); 3) Phish played a lot of songs at their concerts (19); and 4) Phish had a huge repertoire (647 songs).
Today I heard the last song Phish ever played together, The Curtain With. I was lucky enough to be in attendance for this performance, along with my long time phriend and road trip buddy, Chris K. Of the 50 or so shows I attended over the years, Chris was there for many - a better brother one could not have.
Another buddy of mine, David T., recently forwarded me this great link. The set up is basically that a prankster sent a bunch of letters to a variety of bands (The Rolling Stones, Janes Addiction, among others) under the guise of being a rabid fan who "accidentally" downloaded a copy of a song. Along with the letters were checks representing payments for the songs.
I don't want to ruin the prank for you but let's just say that the boys from Burlington showed another reason why they are one of the best bands of all time and will always be one of my favorites.