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RIP Mike Potashnick
« on: January 14, 2011, 02:35:58 PM »
I can't imagine that anyone here other than myself knew him, but he unfortunately passed this week due to complications from pneumonia.  If you have gone to any festival show anywhere in east, Mike would have been a part of the production crew.  I met him when I was hired to sell tickets for the Gathering of the Vibes here in Plattsburgh.  After becoming quick friends, which Mike did with everyone, and learning that I had been working at the bottom of the industry as a PA for Phish and producing my own shows for a couple of years, he took me under his wing.  For the next seven years I was a part of his crew.  Almost every I learned in that time and all the cool experiences that I had are thanks to him.  I met, worked with, and became friends with many, of the top bands touring in the jam band scene in those years.  So for those of us who knew him and loved him are not the only ones who are going to feel the lose, but all of the productions he was a part of have a huge hole to fill.

In Loving Memory of Michael J. Potashnick
In Loving Memory of Michael J. Potashnick from Vibe Tribe on Vimeo.
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Re: RIP Mike Potashnick
« Reply #1 on: January 14, 2011, 03:20:16 PM »
R.I.P. to Mike and my condolences to you and to all those who loved him.




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Re: RIP Mike Potashnick
« Reply #2 on: January 14, 2011, 03:23:47 PM »
R.I.P.
Sorry for yours and others loss.

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Re: RIP Mike Potashnick
« Reply #3 on: January 14, 2011, 03:25:36 PM »
Thanks for what you did for the music, Mike.  R.I.P.

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Re: RIP Mike Potashnick
« Reply #4 on: January 14, 2011, 03:32:00 PM »
R.I.P. to Mike and my condolences to you and to all those who loved him.

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Re: RIP Mike Potashnick
« Reply #5 on: January 14, 2011, 03:59:42 PM »
Thanks for what you did for the music, Mike.  R.I.P.
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Re: RIP Mike Potashnick
« Reply #6 on: January 14, 2011, 05:02:59 PM »
You never drink alone when you have something good to listen to.

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Re: RIP Mike Potashnick
« Reply #7 on: January 14, 2011, 05:09:16 PM »
R.I.P. to Mike and my condolences to you and to all those who loved him.
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I'm not sure if I followed this thread correctly, but what guys are saying is that Dave Thomas sold crack in inner-city DC in the mid-80's, right?