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explain phish to a friend?
« on: April 01, 2009, 03:14:30 PM »
just about all my friends know that i'm a phish fan. they call it a "weird obsession". so last night i was trying to explain this "weird obsession" to someone and they just didn't get it. they didn't get understand trading shows, listening closely to certain parts of songs. maybe i wasn't explaining my self clearly. guess if your not in to it you just don't get it. does anyone else ever run in to this?

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Re: explain phish to a friend?
« Reply #1 on: April 01, 2009, 03:25:32 PM »
This has been covered before, so

Here you go


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Re: explain phish to a friend?
« Reply #2 on: April 01, 2009, 03:28:21 PM »
just about all my friends know that i'm a phish fan. they call it a "weird obsession". so last night i was trying to explain this "weird obsession" to someone and they just didn't get it. they didn't get understand trading shows, listening closely to certain parts of songs. maybe i wasn't explaining my self clearly. guess if your not in to it you just don't get it. does anyone else ever run in to this?


Yes, except the "friend" in question is my wife. 

She actually wants me to hook her up with a Gorge extra, I said she could come hang in the lot but she's not gonna ruin the show for me with her hatorade.   :evil:
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Re: explain phish to a friend?
« Reply #3 on: April 01, 2009, 03:35:37 PM »
While we're at it...  does anyone know how to explain color to a blind man? He insists he knows what it must be like but unless he sees it first hand he thinks that color may be overrated.

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Re: explain phish to a friend?
« Reply #4 on: April 01, 2009, 06:27:49 PM »
While we're at it...  does anyone know how to explain color to a blind man? He insists he knows what it must be like but unless he sees it first hand he thinks that color may be overrated.

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Re: explain phish to a friend?
« Reply #5 on: April 01, 2009, 06:29:19 PM »
Props on spelling friend correctly.

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Re: explain phish to a friend?
« Reply #6 on: April 01, 2009, 07:28:48 PM »
"it's like, picture the universe, you know? and it's all like exploding with swirling galaxies and supernovas and all this shit just going BOOM everywhere you look, only you're not even looking because your eyes are closed, but that's the thing, man, it's like, even though your eyes are totally shut, you can see all these colors and rainbows, only the rainbows are like moving at warp speed and they're screaming at you and you just totally fucking know your head's about to explode, but it doesn't explode, it, like, expands, man, it's like your whole fucking head is its own universe being born all around you and the screaming, it's not real screaming, it's the most magicalest music ever, it's like dream music, it's like you're flying in a dream only you're not dreaming, you're wide awake and the flying part is really the music and it's shooting right at you at a million miles an hour right out of trey's fucking eyeballs, man, like in that movie 'scanners' where all that lightning shoots out of that dude's eyes, the same dude who blew up that other dude's head, he's like trey and it's his guitar shooting out the lightning and he's going to blow up your fucking head and the whole fucking universe too, and it's just exactly like that at EVERY FUCKING SHOW, DUDE!"

that should work.

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Re: explain phish to a friend?
« Reply #7 on: April 01, 2009, 07:32:50 PM »
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Re: explain phish to a friend?
« Reply #8 on: April 01, 2009, 07:35:30 PM »
"it's like, picture the universe, you know? and it's all like exploding with swirling galaxies and supernovas and all this shit just going BOOM everywhere you look, only you're not even looking because your eyes are closed, but that's the thing, man, it's like, even though your eyes are totally shut, you can see all these colors and rainbows, only the rainbows are like moving at warp speed and they're screaming at you and you just totally fucking know your head's about to explode, but it doesn't explode, it, like, expands, man, it's like your whole fucking head is its own universe being born all around you and the screaming, it's not real screaming, it's the most magicalest music ever, it's like dream music, it's like you're flying in a dream only you're not dreaming, you're wide awake and the flying part is really the music and it's shooting right at you at a million miles an hour right out of trey's fucking eyeballs, man, like in that movie 'scanners' where all that lightning shoots out of that dude's eyes, the same dude who blew up that other dude's head, he's like trey and it's his guitar shooting out the lightning and he's going to blow up your fucking head and the whole fucking universe too, and it's just exactly like that at EVERY FUCKING SHOW, DUDE!"

that should work.

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Re: explain phish to a friend?
« Reply #9 on: April 01, 2009, 07:37:08 PM »
Just feed them Acid and drag them to a show...
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"Your answer is silly. What'd do you want the song to do? End world hunger?
It's a fucking Phish song, some of them are very complex compositions, some are not.

This one with its complex vocal arrangement falls right in between.
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Re: explain phish to a friend?
« Reply #10 on: April 01, 2009, 07:42:26 PM »
While we're at it...  does anyone know how to explain color to a blind man? He insists he knows what it must be like but unless he sees it first hand he thinks that color may be overrated.

Give him some LSD. Blind people can still get visuals! Just ask Stevie Wonder!
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Re: explain phish to a friend?
« Reply #11 on: April 01, 2009, 07:54:18 PM »
While we're at it...  does anyone know how to explain color to a blind man? He insists he knows what it must be like but unless he sees it first hand he thinks that color may be overrated.

Give him some LSD. Blind people can still get visuals! Just ask Stevie Wonder!

Heh...  thanks sprobeck. My comment, however, was a joke. I always tell people that they should just go see the band play to understand what Phish is like. That way, if they don't get it or like it, all they've lost is the price of a ticket.

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Re: explain phish to a friend?
« Reply #12 on: April 01, 2009, 09:01:04 PM »
That's cool.  I think they gotta really want to learn what it's all about to be receptive to it.  Some people think that Phish is a closed society or something. It's not but it does take some stud to understand.  Not all the songs are about universal themes. 
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Re: explain phish to a friend?
« Reply #13 on: April 01, 2009, 09:53:09 PM »
"it's like, picture the universe, you know? and it's all like exploding with swirling galaxies and supernovas and all this shit just going BOOM everywhere you look, only you're not even looking because your eyes are closed, but that's the thing, man, it's like, even though your eyes are totally shut, you can see all these colors and rainbows, only the rainbows are like moving at warp speed and they're screaming at you and you just totally fucking know your head's about to explode, but it doesn't explode, it, like, expands, man, it's like your whole fucking head is its own universe being born all around you and the screaming, it's not real screaming, it's the most magicalest music ever, it's like dream music, it's like you're flying in a dream only you're not dreaming, you're wide awake and the flying part is really the music and it's shooting right at you at a million miles an hour right out of trey's fucking eyeballs, man, like in that movie 'scanners' where all that lightning shoots out of that dude's eyes, the same dude who blew up that other dude's head, he's like trey and it's his guitar shooting out the lightning and he's going to blow up your fucking head and the whole fucking universe too, and it's just exactly like that at EVERY FUCKING SHOW, DUDE!"





funny...   i don't remember ever saying that
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Re: explain phish to a friend?
« Reply #14 on: April 01, 2009, 10:07:03 PM »
"it's like, picture the universe, you know? and it's all like exploding with swirling galaxies and supernovas and all this shit just going BOOM everywhere you look, only you're not even looking because your eyes are closed, but that's the thing, man, it's like, even though your eyes are totally shut, you can see all these colors and rainbows, only the rainbows are like moving at warp speed and they're screaming at you and you just totally fucking know your head's about to explode, but it doesn't explode, it, like, expands, man, it's like your whole fucking head is its own universe being born all around you and the screaming, it's not real screaming, it's the most magicalest music ever, it's like dream music, it's like you're flying in a dream only you're not dreaming, you're wide awake and the flying part is really the music and it's shooting right at you at a million miles an hour right out of trey's fucking eyeballs, man, like in that movie 'scanners' where all that lightning shoots out of that dude's eyes, the same dude who blew up that other dude's head, he's like trey and it's his guitar shooting out the lightning and he's going to blow up your fucking head and the whole fucking universe too, and it's just exactly like that at EVERY FUCKING SHOW, DUDE!"

that should work.

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