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Under the Scales

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Under the Scales is a podcast by Tom Marshall, longtime songwriter for the band Phish. The podcast captures and brings to light the rich and complex culture surrounding Phish and its diverse, devoted fanbase. Phish's quirky sense of humor pervades and steers the podcast. Tom will interview the band, fans, insiders, outsiders...and dare to go UNDER THE SCALES to uncover the beating heart of Phish!

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Under the Scales is a podcast by Tom Marshall, longtime songwriter for the band Phish. The podcast captures and brings to light the rich and complex culture surrounding Phish and its diverse, devoted fanbase. Phish's quirky sense of humor pervades and steers the podcast. Tom will interview the band, fans, insiders, outsiders...and dare to go UNDER THE SCALES to uncover the beating heart of Phish!

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1110 Ratings
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1065
26
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4
5

Great podcast

By wireking1 - Sep 19 2019
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You are a fan and phish you will love this podcast.

Thanks Tom

By Jimboskick - Sep 19 2019
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These episodes really make my day at work a lot better!

iTunes Ratings

1110 Ratings
Average Ratings
1065
26
10
4
5

Great podcast

By wireking1 - Sep 19 2019
Read more
You are a fan and phish you will love this podcast.

Thanks Tom

By Jimboskick - Sep 19 2019
Read more
These episodes really make my day at work a lot better!
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Under the Scales

Latest release on Jan 13, 2020

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Under the Scales is a podcast by Tom Marshall, longtime songwriter for the band Phish. The podcast captures and brings to light the rich and complex culture surrounding Phish and its diverse, devoted fanbase. Phish's quirky sense of humor pervades and steers the podcast. Tom will interview the band, fans, insiders, outsiders...and dare to go UNDER THE SCALES to uncover the beating heart of Phish!

Rank #1: 039:Trey's Ghost Story

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Osiris co-founder RJ Bee interviews me on Under the Scales for the 20th anniversary of Phish's album Story of the Ghost. We call a special guest to answer some additional questions.

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Jun 11 2018

1hr 35mins

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Rank #2: 011:TreyGuitars1

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Trey Anastasio shares years of guitar insights with me and Dan Kanter. YouTube version of this podcast.

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Feb 06 2017

57mins

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Rank #3: 048:Mike Gordon Part 1

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Mike Gordon joins Tom for the Under the Scales Season 3 opener. This is Part 1 of 2. Mike is a bass player, bandleader, consummate collaborator, songwriter, inventor. Mike speaks on the metaphysics of groove. See where this is going? WAS MIKE ALMOST IN THE WHO??
Crazy how many topics we covered, couldn’t get it done in one hour, so enjoy part 1 of the interview now, part 2 coming at you next Monday!

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Feb 11 2019

1hr 2mins

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Rank #4: 021:Questions Answers 1

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A new type of episode, in which Tom answers your questions, or at least makes an attempt... YouTube version of this podcast.

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May 08 2017

1hr 7mins

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Rank #5: 012:TreyGuitars2

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Trey Anastasio explains the magic of Paul Languedoc's guitars to me and Dan Kanter.

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Feb 13 2017

46mins

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Rank #6: 040:Brad Sands

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Brad Sands, Phish's longtime road manager - from 1991 to 2004 - talks to Tom and Tebo about the good old days, and has some great behind the scenes stories.

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Jun 25 2018

1hr 6mins

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Rank #7: 051:Deep Dive into Lyrics

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In this episode, Tom dives into the meaning of five popular Phish songs, chosen by co-hosts Tebo Thomas and RJ Bee: Wading in the Velvet Sea, Blaze On, Horn, Bug and Life Boy.

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Apr 28 2019

1hr 9mins

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Rank #8: 052:Lyrics Reprise

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The lyrics for 5 popular Phish songs are examined lovingly by the Under the Scales forensic team. Scents & Subtle Sounds, Walls of the Cave, Joy, Steam and Pebbles & Marbles are all on the table. Is there a nod to David Bowie in Joy? Is there a very valuable Walls of the Cave T-Shirt about to hit the auction block? Did Tom's dad accidentally steer him off the electrical engineering track and into rock lyrics? Did Tom's voice slip unnoticed onto an actual Phish album? Was Steam composed on an iPad? Did a Walls of the Cave prank sow the seeds for Kasvot Vaxt? YES is the likely answer to all the above. Only one way to get the details...jump in to UTS Episode 52: LYRICS REPRISE!

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May 27 2019

1hr 49mins

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Rank #9: 032:Phil and Friends Q&A

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Big Phil and Medium Phil, both longtime Phish friends and fans, stop by to ask Tom questions...only, they forgot the questions. YouTube version of this podcast.

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Sep 04 2017

1hr 34mins

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Rank #10: 002:Riding the Rail

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Derek Gregory joins me in the studio to discuss his extensive experience with Phish...he likes it up close to the band. Real close. I try to figure out the hows and whys of "riding the rail" as it's called. YouTube version of this podcast.

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Nov 07 2016

40mins

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Rank #11: 049:Mike Gordon Part 2

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A sampling of Mike’s music accompanies further discussion about the creative process. Mike’s solo projects are covered, and songs highlighted. Mike’s motives for each subsequent project seems to change as his collaborations with admirable artists continues to abound. However, Scott Murawski emerges as possibly Mike’s longest collaborator. Mike discusses his extensive journals he keeps about his playing, and gives us a glimpse into these as he shares the best jams from previous tours. Mike turns the mic around and interviews Tom about songwriting with a few insightful questions.

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Feb 18 2019

1hr 8mins

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Rank #12: 055:Scott Aukerman

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From 2011 to 2014 there was an amazing Phish podcast called Analyze Phish hosted by Scott Aukerman and Harris Wittels. Once it ended, Tom Marshall, saw an opportunity for another Phish podcast and launched Under the Scales in 2016. In this episode, Tom interviews one of the Analyze Phish hosts, Scott Aukerman. This episode contains clips from the Analyze Phish podcast:

https://www.earwolf.com/episode/a-different-angle/

https://www.earwolf.com/episode/phish-live-in-ny/

Special thanks to Scott Aukerman, RJ Bee and Earwolf’s friendly staff.

Thanks to producers Nick Ruffini and Kirsten Cluthe of RevoiceMedia.com.

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Sep 09 2019

1hr 15mins

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Rank #13: 007:Dude of Life

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Steve Pollak, also known as THE DUDE OF LIFE, talks to me about the early days with Trey in Taft and brings us up to the present musically. YouTube version of this podcast.

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Dec 19 2016

59mins

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Rank #14: 027:Tale of Two Songs

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Tom puts the songwriting and recording process under the microscope with two co-writers and two new songs. YouTube version of this podcast.

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Jul 10 2017

1hr 11mins

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Rank #15: 003:Tapers

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Co-hosts RJ and Jonathan and I take a DEEP DIVE into Tapers. Tapers are a huge part of Phish's history...but what are they? Who are they? Let's find out. Take a deep breath and jump in with us. YouTube version of this podcast.

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Nov 14 2016

52mins

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Rank #16: 029:Posters

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in the studio with Jim Pollock and David Welker, the two cornerstones of the Phish poster phenomenon. YouTube version of this podcast.

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Aug 07 2017

58mins

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Rank #17: 004:Timer

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I interview David Steinberg, long-time Phish fan and the band's unofficial statistician. He's an author and extreme long-distance touring expert. He also times shows...and has the scars to prove it. YouTube version of this podcast.

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Nov 21 2016

55mins

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Rank #18: 028:Petrea Kelly Q+A

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Petrea Davis and Kelly Baines swim Under the Scales to inflict another Q&A upon Tom. YouTube version of this podcast.

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Jul 17 2017

54mins

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Rank #19: 035:Andy Gadiel

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For our Season-ending episode I am joined by the founder of Jambase.com -- Andy Gadiel ushered Phish and fans into the internet age with one of the very first band websites on the World Wide Web. YouTube version of this podcast.

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Oct 23 2017

1hr

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Rank #20: 031:Live Stream

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Eli Tishberg tells us about directing the video feed that allows us to see Phish live in our living rooms in unparalleled quality. YouTube version of this podcast.

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Aug 21 2017

44mins

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060:Ezra Koenig of Vampire Weekend

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Ezra Koenig of Vampire Weekend talks songwriting, Phish, music industry, show biz, influences, New York and more.


RJ Bee joins Tom to interview Ezra in a far-ranging open-ended interview where the Vampire Weekend effect is viewed through a Phish lens occasionally.


Please check out other Osiris podcasts Still Chasing, Freak Flag Flying, 36 from the Vault and Phemale-Centrics.

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Jan 13 2020

1hr 29mins

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059:Pink Talking Cal Kehoe

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Cal Kehoe, guitarist for Pink Talking Fish, talks music with Tom. The two met exactly 10 years ago, and have written three songs together and shared a stage at a Phish after show during the Bakers Dozen in 2017. Listen to Cal discuss PTF and the method and philosophy behind covering three bands.

There's a lot of music in this podcast. "Anthony" from Sonic Boom Studios in Raritan NJ is mentioned several times...but not his last name for some reason...sorry Anthony KRIZAN!!! Anthony and Tom and Cal have written and recorded together.

Those songs along with a lot of Pink Talking Fish are played. Tom and Cal's song Limbo is discussed and played in its entirety at the end of the show.

(BTW...yes, we know that it's actually "Sheep" and not "Dogs".)

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Dec 15 2019

52mins

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058:Beyond the Pond Best Albums

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Another Osiris podcast, Beyond the Pond, has compiled their top-30 albums of the decade. Tom talks to them about their motivations and the thoughts behind making such an epic compilation. We hear music from each of the hosts' top-10 selections.

Brian Brinkman's top 10 albums:

Brian’s Top Ten Albums of The 2010s:

01. The War On Drugs: Lost In The Dream 

02. Deerhunter: Halcyon Digest, 

03. The National: High Violet, 

04. Vampire Weekend: Modern Vampires Of The City,

05. Low: Double Negative,  

06. The Walkmen: Heaven, 

07. Cass McCombs: Tip Of The Sphere, 

08. Beach House: Teen Dream, 

09. Bon Iver: Bon Iver, 

10. The National: Trouble Will Find Me,

David Goldstein's top 10 albums:

David’s Top Ten Albums of The 2010s:

01. Robyn: Body Talk 

02. The National: High Violet, 

03. HAIM: Days Are Gone, 

04. The War On Drugs: Lost In The Dream,  

05. Sturgill Simpson: Metamodern Sounds In Country Music, 

06. The Horrors: Primary Colours, 

07. Wooden Ships: V, 

08. Kanye West: My Beautiful Dark Twisted Fantasy,  

09. Cut Copy: Zonoscope, 

10. Viet Cong: Viet Cong, 

Beyond The Pond on Spotify:

https://open.spotify.com/playlist/7pVgB1jEqrwmWzsTPzkwGj

 

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Nov 18 2019

1hr 17mins

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Special Edition: After Midnight

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We want to tell you about a new show from Osiris, After Midnight. It tells the story of Phish’s groundbreaking festival on the eve of the new millennium, Big Cypress. Phish built a city for 80,000 fans in the Everglades, and capped off the festival by playing for 7 hours, ending the concert during sunrise on January 1, 2000. This five-episode series includes interviews with band members Trey Anastasio and Jon Fishman, fans and crew, and looks back on one of the most unique performances in music history. We're going to play the trailer for you now. Please listen, and go to osirispod.com/aftermidnight to subscribe. 

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Nov 13 2019

6mins

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057:Lyrics Dive 4

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Listening can make you wonder. If you've ever wondered about the songs: Dirt, Guyute, Undermind or Light, then listen to this lyrics-analysis podcast and perhaps pieces will fall into place for you. But keep wondering anyway.

Photo Credit: Tom Marshall

Photo Art: Mark Dowd

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Oct 14 2019

43mins

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056:Lyrics Dive 3

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The lyrics for 3 popular Phish songs are examined lovingly by the Under the Scales forensic team. The Wedge, Crowd Control and No Men in No Mans Land are all on the table.

produced by RevoiceMedia.com

Photo credit: Jay Sweet

 

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Sep 30 2019

42mins

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055:Scott Aukerman

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From 2011 to 2014 there was an amazing Phish podcast called Analyze Phish hosted by Scott Aukerman and Harris Wittels. Once it ended, Tom Marshall, saw an opportunity for another Phish podcast and launched Under the Scales in 2016. In this episode, Tom interviews one of the Analyze Phish hosts, Scott Aukerman. This episode contains clips from the Analyze Phish podcast:

https://www.earwolf.com/episode/a-different-angle/

https://www.earwolf.com/episode/phish-live-in-ny/

Special thanks to Scott Aukerman, RJ Bee and Earwolf’s friendly staff.

Thanks to producers Nick Ruffini and Kirsten Cluthe of RevoiceMedia.com.

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Sep 09 2019

1hr 15mins

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Special Edition: Tapes Archive

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Under the Scales is proud to preview a full episode from Osiris' newest podcast, The Tapes Archive. This one features an interview with Trey Anastasio from 1993 -- a key moment in Phish's growth and transition to a national act.

Subscribe here: https://podcasts.apple.com/us/podcast/the-tapes-archive/id1477111579

Check out: https://www.thetapesarchive.com

Produced and engineered by: revoicemedia.com

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Aug 29 2019

45mins

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054:Waterwheel

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Phish's charitable arm, the Waterwheel Foundation, is discussed by the founders: Beth Montouri Rowles, Matthew Beck and Henry Schwab.
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Jul 22 2019

59mins

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053:Ticketing with CashOrTrade

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Tom speaks with Brando Rich of CashOrTrade.org. Platinum tickets, hoarding, scalping and more are discussed, and how new technology is helping to get face-value tickets into fan’s hands. The ticket secondary market is examined. Buyers often face steep markups, but there are new methods being employed to get more face-value tickets to fans. Produced by revoicemedia.com.

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Jun 17 2019

54mins

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052:Lyrics Reprise

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The lyrics for 5 popular Phish songs are examined lovingly by the Under the Scales forensic team. Scents & Subtle Sounds, Walls of the Cave, Joy, Steam and Pebbles & Marbles are all on the table. Is there a nod to David Bowie in Joy? Is there a very valuable Walls of the Cave T-Shirt about to hit the auction block? Did Tom's dad accidentally steer him off the electrical engineering track and into rock lyrics? Did Tom's voice slip unnoticed onto an actual Phish album? Was Steam composed on an iPad? Did a Walls of the Cave prank sow the seeds for Kasvot Vaxt? YES is the likely answer to all the above. Only one way to get the details...jump in to UTS Episode 52: LYRICS REPRISE!

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May 27 2019

1hr 49mins

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051:Deep Dive into Lyrics

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In this episode, Tom dives into the meaning of five popular Phish songs, chosen by co-hosts Tebo Thomas and RJ Bee: Wading in the Velvet Sea, Blaze On, Horn, Bug and Life Boy.

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Apr 28 2019

1hr 9mins

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050:Kevin Statesir

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Kevin Statesir, Trey’s brother-in-law and founder of the Burlington Vermont music venue Higher Ground, joins Tom in the studio to discuss Phish from a family perspective, and also how Higher Ground has become an integral piece in the Vermont music puzzle these days. Kevin’s long history in the music biz includes brushes with John Lennon and Keith Richards. Kevin also discusses Trey’s efforts to help with the hurricane-ravaged island of Tortola, Please check out http://trey.com/tortola-relief/ to learn more.

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Mar 25 2019

1hr 5mins

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049:Mike Gordon Part 2

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A sampling of Mike’s music accompanies further discussion about the creative process. Mike’s solo projects are covered, and songs highlighted. Mike’s motives for each subsequent project seems to change as his collaborations with admirable artists continues to abound. However, Scott Murawski emerges as possibly Mike’s longest collaborator. Mike discusses his extensive journals he keeps about his playing, and gives us a glimpse into these as he shares the best jams from previous tours. Mike turns the mic around and interviews Tom about songwriting with a few insightful questions.

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Feb 18 2019

1hr 8mins

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048:Mike Gordon Part 1

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Mike Gordon joins Tom for the Under the Scales Season 3 opener. This is Part 1 of 2. Mike is a bass player, bandleader, consummate collaborator, songwriter, inventor. Mike speaks on the metaphysics of groove. See where this is going? WAS MIKE ALMOST IN THE WHO??
Crazy how many topics we covered, couldn’t get it done in one hour, so enjoy part 1 of the interview now, part 2 coming at you next Monday!

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Feb 11 2019

1hr 2mins

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047:New Years Countdown with Scott Marks

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For the Season 2 closer of Under the Scales, Mockingbird member Scott Marks - also known as @bizarchive - helps Tom rank the best New Years shows in the Phish 3.0 era.

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Dec 17 2018

1hr 28mins

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046:The Kasvot Vaxt Halloween Prank

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On Halloween 2018 in Las Vegas, Phish's costume entailed becoming a Scandinavian dance-pop band from the 80's. How? Why? I talk to my pals to sort it all out.

Guests:

Brian Brinkman,
David Steinberg,
Craig Hillwig,
Jen Bernstein,
RJ Bee,
Stephen "Tebo" Thomas,
Scott Gray

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Nov 26 2018

1hr 46mins

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045:Scott Rogowsky

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Amazing host of the sensational HQ Trivia app, Scott Rogowsky, joins Tom and co-host RJ Bee for a spirited discussion and then a Phish trivia quiz!

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Oct 29 2018

56mins

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044:Annabel Lukins

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Jam Cruise Director, Loveboat Hostess, Tanuary, Mother Duck…call her what you will, Annabel Lukins will surprise you with her accomplishments, her love of music, and the depth of her abilities to thrive in the music business and be (actual) friends with everyone she encounters.

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Sep 10 2018

1hr 10mins

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043:Scott Metzger

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JRAD guitarist, and Wolf, RANA, Amfibian, F-Hole, Particle and many many others, renaissance man guitarist Scott Metzger talks with Tom and friend Andrew Southern about his musical journey and all those bands!

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Aug 27 2018

1hr 17mins

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iTunes Ratings

1110 Ratings
Average Ratings
1065
26
10
4
5

Great podcast

By wireking1 - Sep 19 2019
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You are a fan and phish you will love this podcast.

Thanks Tom

By Jimboskick - Sep 19 2019
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These episodes really make my day at work a lot better!