12 Days Of Phishmas 2018: Phish Turns Their 1993 NYE Gag Into Their First And Only Music Video [Watch]

first_imgIt’s that time of year again… In two short days, Phish will return to New York’s Madison Square Garden for their annual four-night New Year’s run. Each year, we like to celebrate the season in the days leading up to Phish at MSG with the 12 Days of Phishmas, a daily series that gives you your Phish fix and helps stoke your excitement in the days leading up to the run. In 2016, we took you back to 12 historic Phish performances at The Garden. In 2017, with the Baker’s Dozen barely out of sight in the rearview, we relived the magic and mystery of the band’s historic residency.For years, we’ve been earmarking some of our favorite Phish interviews, behind-the-scenes footage, and other cool content that we haven’t found the right occasion to share with you…until now. For 2018, we’ve made you a very special Phishmas Advent calendar to help spice up your countdown to showtime. As we approach the start of the run on the 28th, we’ll open up one panel a day and reveal a fun surprise inside—a little something sweet and Phishy once a day until the Garden party begins. No peeking! By the time we’re finished with the calendar, it will finally be time for the gift we’ve all been waiting for: Four nights of Phish on their home court at the World’s Most Famous Arena.2 Days Til Phish: The “Down With Disease” Music Video (1994)On the eleventh day of Phishmas… Phish revisits the 1993 NYE Aquarium for their first—and only—music video.On March 29th, 1994, Phish released their fifth studio album (Hoist) via Elektra Records, which includes “Down With Disease”. Before the release of Hoist, Phish gave fans their first taste of “Down With Disease” as the soundtrack of their 1993 New Year’s Eve gag, which saw the band dive into their onstage “aquarium” for the customary countdown “Auld Lang Syne” before moving into an instrumental snippet of the new song. The song would be debuted live in full in their first show of 1994.The band went on to use that 1993 New Year’s performance as the inspiration for a “Down With Disease” music video in 1994 that briefly made the rounds on MTV and was even featured on an episode of Beavis and Butt-Head. Directed by Mike Gordon, the “Down With Disease” music video portrays Gordon, Trey Anastasio, Jon Fishman, and Page McConnell diving into a fish tank that quickly turns into a life-sized aquarium filled with the same cast of dangling sea creatures featured on New Year’s Eve. After some underwater fun, the video culminates with snippets of footage from the actual performance, giving the MTV crowd watching at home a taste of the medium in which Phish does their best work: live onstage.The video is admittedly on the corny side (as Beavis and Butt-Head will tell you), and the band never made an attempt at a music video again, even throughout the video-dominated mid-90s. But you’re reading the 11th installment of a holiday Phish series in 2018, so it looks like that bold strategy didn’t end up sinking their ship. Either way, we’re glad we have the “Down With Disease” music video to dive back into for a laugh decades later. Check it out below:Phish – “Down With Disease” [Music Video][Video: ROCKVIDEOMONTHLY]We’ll be back tomorrow to open the twelfth and final panel on our Phishmas 2018 Advent calendar. What other Phishmas surprises are in store? You’ll just have to wait and see…In the meantime, you can go back through the previous Phishmas surprises:On the first day of Phishmas… The Big Daddy ShowOn the second day of Phishmas… David Byrne Interviews PhishOn the third day of Phishmas… Trey Anastasio Talks Fare The Well At The New Yorker Festival On the fourth day of Phishmas… A Look Inside The Hoist Sessions From Cactus FilmsOn the fifth day of Phishmas… Mike Gordon Fascinates A Muscle Shoals LegendOn the sixth day of Phishmas… Page McConnell Chats in the Streets of LondonOn the seventh day of Phishmas… The Peanuts Conjure Cartoon Phish for “YEM” Dance PartyOn the eighth day of Phishmas… Trey & Mike Chat with MTV on H.O.R.D.E. Tour (Swig Beer, Cross Legs)On the ninth day of Phishmas… How Chris Kuroda & Phish’s Lighting Team Map out a SongOn the tenth day of Phishmas… Phish Does ITOn the eleventh day of Phishmas… The “Down With Disease” Music Videolast_img read more

They Ride by Dawn

first_imgThey are an eclectic group of Harvard students, staff, faculty, and community members. They range in age from their late teens to 50-something. They can be freshmen or CEOs, but they move fast, and under their own power. They ride by bike.last_img

Achmea removes ‘dented’ Syntrus name from pensions subsidiary

first_imgAchmea concluded that solving these problems would be too expensive and that it would instead refocus on company pension funds, non-mandatory sector schemes, occupational pension funds as well as the general pension fund (APF) of its subsidiary, insurer Centraal Beheer.The company said it would keep the name Syntrus Achmea for the time it would take to guide the departing sector schemes “to the exit”.All pension funds involved have found a new administrator.Achmea introduced the name Syntrus – a combination of the words “synergy” and “trust” – in 2008, when PVF Achmea and Interpolis merged.It had already abolished the name Syntrus at its asset management branch in 2016, when Syntrus Achmea Asset Management was swallowed up by Achmea Investment Management.Achmea made clear that its property management subsidiary Syntrus Achmea Real Estate & Finance (SAREF) would keep its name. Dutch co-operative financial group Achmea has changed the name of its subsidiary for pensions provision from Syntrus to Achmea Pension Services, it has announced.A spokesman explained that the decision was partly meant to improve the subsidiary’s reputation – which had incurred some “dents” – and that the new name indicated a repositioning with a focus on innovative digital services.At the end of 2016, Syntrus Achmea announced that it would cease services to mandatory industry-wide pension funds in the Netherlands.At the time, it indicated that its new IT system could not cope with the multitude of the sector scheme arrangements. Many sector schemes had left Syntrus Achmea following prolonged IT problems.last_img read more

Silay road mishap kills 2

first_imgRoger Deligiro and Lito Peligro died ofhead and body injuries, a police report showed. BACOLOD City – The motorcycle they wereriding crashed against a parked truck in Barangay Rizal, Silay City, NegrosOccidental. Delit meanwhile was arrested and now detainedin custodial facility of the Silay City police station./PN They were rushed to the Teresita JalandoniMemorial Provincial Hospital in Silay City where the attending physiciandeclared them “dead on arrival.” According to police investigation, Peligroand Deligiro were navigating the road in Barangay Rizal when their motorcyclehit a truck driven by 24-year-old Erwin James Delit of Barangay Sta. Rosa,Murcia, Negros Occidental. last_img read more

James Neesham snares five as Kiwis pack Afghanistan for 172

first_imgTaunton: All-rounder James Neesham returned career-best figures of 5/31 as New Zealand bundled out Afghanistan for a paltry 172 in 41.1 overs in a rain interrupted World Cup clash here on Saturday.Neesham broke Afghanistan’s 66-run opening stand by dismissing Hazratullah Zazai (34) before sending back Rahmat Shah (0) and then cleaning up their middle order with the scalps of skipper Gulbadin Naib (4), Mohammad Nabi (9) and Najibullah Zadran (4) in no time.For the Afghans, who are yet to win a game, Hashmatullah Shahidi scored a defiant 59 but it was not enough to take them past the 200-run mark after they were put into bat by Kiwi skipper Kane Williamson. Besides Neesham, tearaway quick Lockie Ferguson took 4 wickets, giving away 37 runs in 9.1 overs. Ferguson ended Aftab Alam’s 14 run cameo as he was caught by wicketkeeper Tom Latham who took as many as five catches behind the stumps.Brief scores: Afghanistan: 172 all out (Hashmatullah Shahidi 59; James Neesham 5/31, Lockie Ferguson 4/37) vs New Zealand. IANSAlso Read: SPORTS NEWSlast_img read more