You occasionally hear whispers in back alleys. I heard there’s a clandestine information exchange through telephone operators across the nation from 2-3 a.m (EDT!). Does that mail carrier have a funny look in his eye? What are those nail salon ladies hinting at under their breath? Wait, what did that kid just say? !!
First the echo and then the whisper, and then it can almost, just possibly, audibly be made out clearly…. shhh… phshs… pHisH… Phish… PHISH... PHISH… PHISH!!!!
My guest this week is Jeff Tebele, a well-versed a-phish-ionado. Yeah – I just wrote that. 🤣
40+ shows under his belt. Tons of trips with his wife to Phish shows. Mexico, MSG, the devotion over the past 10 years that few exhibit for their favorite music artist. Jeff is in Phish clubs, hangs out with Phish fans, recruits new concert-goers as they present themselves. An entrepreneur, business leader and appreciator of fine live music and entertainment, Jeff Tebele is simply the perfect guest to introduce the mysteries of the band Phish this week to this particular PJDJ. And to you LTNF listener.
Jeff’s Business Blog
And if you appreciate Jeff’s comments on Phish and business in this interview, you are going to LOVE this blog that Jeff wrote tieing this remarkable band/movement to smart business practices.
1/3 Show 1/3 People 1/3 Music
Jeff selected six track for us (playlist below). In editing the show our editor committed outright sacrilege (!) as we wanted to get the most out of our conversation with Jeff and play as much of Phish’s musical artistry as we could fit into our hour. In the end we struck a balance. Jeff and PJ getting in the salient points while desperately trying to avoid talking over jams by Trey and the band.
To round out your Phish 101 education there are some really exciting videos for you below. And for the devoted LTNF fans note that this is just the beginning. I will have more Phish for you soon; this is too big of a topic for just one show.
And Jeff shared a few additional resources with us:
- Phish Net
- Phantasy Tour
- And search on Facebook for Addicted to Phish, Phish Tour 2014, Phish Tour 2021
Long May They Run
Your Continuing Education
This podcast is truly great. I listened to it all in about a day. For Phish pros and newbies like me this is a truly fun journey to go on. Produced in 2019 it is a complete and up-to-date look at this band from seemingly all angles. From artistry, to influences, to business you get a very complete understanding of what is really gong on here with this remarkable jam band Phish. It takes our Phish Primer to a whole new level.
CREDITS: Jeff Tebele, PJDJ.
Tracks included in order of appearance.
|The Curtain With||Phish||2006|
|Back on the Train||Phish||2016|
|Backwards Down the Number Line||Phish||2011|
|Bouncing Around the Room||Phish||2016|
This is the beginning of a journey for me. That journey will come to the inevitable conclusion of seeing this marvel, Phish, live in concert. Maybe Labor Day in Colorado? Let’s hope that becomes a real possibility.
I want to share my appreciation for you. For listening with an open mind. For comments and thoughts. For advice and suggestions. I am very pleased to go on these musical journeys each week knowing you are there to appreciate great music from inspired musicians.