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Tuesday, July 14, 2009

Carrie Brownstein = World's Biggest Phish Fan

Posted by Ezra Ace Caraeff on Tue, Jul 14, 2009 at 3:47 PM

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Former Sleater-Kinney guitarist, and NPR blogger, Carrie Brownstein has one more claim to fame: Phish fan. Well, sort of. For her Monitor Mix blog, Brownstein has tossed her impeccable indie cred to the curb and embraced the band:

Phish is a band that some people intuitively don't like; it is the liverwurst, the Twilight book series, and the waterbeds of the music industry! And why should it be? This dismissal of Phish by a large portion of us is both unfair and unwarranted. And that's why I'm willing to change.

So after buying a pint of Ben & Jerry's Phish Food ice cream, then purchasing her first Phish CD (I admire her priorities), Brownstein has devoted herself—for an entire week—to the Vermont jam band. In fact, she's even hosting a little event in their honor:

Tomorrow night—Wednesday, July 15th—Portland Phish fans, along with Portland non-Phish fans who want to see if they could ever love Phish, will meet at 8 p.m. at Moon and Sixpence. (2014 NE 42nd Ave. between Tillamook and Sandy)

If you are a Phish fan, please bring along some burned CDs of your favorite live shows or a mix CD with your most cherished tracks. I've had countless suggestions as to which YouTube links I should click or which shows I should download, but this meet-up will help both expedite and streamline the process. After all, I only have this one week to fall in love (okay, not really, but for the sake of the blog, yes!)

Excuse me, but I have a few questions about this Phish meet-up: Can I bring my dog? Do you allow soundboard taping? Spare any change? Wait, you sure you aren't a cop?

Eh, forget it. I'll be in the parking lot selling PB&J sandwiches out of my killer art car.

End Hits: We miss you, Jerr-Bear.

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