New Year, Heads!
Some questions from the TOO Board -
Subwoofer: "I will say this.... it's all very odd. Herring leaves under "interesting" circumstances.... so does Sipe.... Molo bows out for a bit but triumphantly returns....Ryan Adams is the most talked about "poor decision" that he's made, and yet he backs this RA like he's the second coming.... and he finally finds a gem with Barry Sless(too bad he couldn't keep David Nelson around a bit more!). But it's all very mysterious to me....and I'd think that Phil's fans would be questioning his motives."
Phil: Jimmy Herring and I had been growing apart musically since the December 04 shows. It seems we worked better together in the context of the Q. We discussed this after the December shows, after Mardi Gras, after the Colorado shows and we both still felt that it wasn't right after Vegas. Clearly, it would be a mistake to head off on a month long tour together, so rather than forcing the relationship we agreed to go our separate ways sooner than planned. At that point I decided to ask John Molo to do NYE instead of Jeff Sipe as he had more experience with the material- although Jeff will be joining me again in February.
"Couldn't Phil sing Terrapin at least??"
Ryan Adams fan site -
Hey Buddy; since you're a music fan, how about some intelligent musical
observations, instead of writing what could be an article for Star magazine?
Just for you, here are some musical (and some not) reasons why I love
playing with Ryan. I love playing with Ryan because he's fearless; because
he doesn't have to do anything the same way twice; because every idea
he throws out in a jam is a little gem that cries out "polish me";
because he has about nine hundred voices that he can use like a Bene Gesserit;
because of his huge heart and enormous talent.
Phil: JC tells me that everyone wants to know about the Dead and Archive.org.
The Dead - The Dead is a big rusty machine that takes awhile to crank up. I am completely open to doing a Terrapin Station weekend and hopefully we will get it together for this summer.
Archive - I had two conversations with Cameron Sears, our CEO at GDP, regarding Archive, starting when our material first showed up there. I told Cameron that I was fine having the audience tapes up there, but that he should talk to everyone, including Bob Hunter and John Barlow, regarding the soundboards. A year later when I had not heard anything about the boards, I mentioned to Cameron that I felt by not doing anything we were making a decision about the boards and that I was fine with that. Again I urged him to talk to everyone. I was caught by complete surprise when, right before Thanksgiving, the recordings were pulled. I feel that Bobby was not updated properly and unfairly took most of the heat. A lot of our business disagreements are the result of poor communication from advisors. Bobby is my brother and I love him unconditionally; he is a very generous man, and was unfairly judged regarding the Archive issue.
In the end, what we want or enjoy in life comes down to personal preference; the best and the bravest will always follow their own path in their listening, in their reading, in their thinking, without any concern for the opinions of others.
of comfort whispered to the injured,
Words have great power; use them wisely.
From Philzone Admin:
We have put the the discussion board back up and we hope you all take
Phil's words to heart moving forward.
Over the next couple
of days, Phil
will be answering some questions from registered discussion board members
only. Please email your question to firstname.lastname@example.org.
You must include your name, discussion board username and your real email
address. Of course Phil can't answer all your questions. We will post
Q&A updates periodically. Serious questions only please!