Friday, May 28, 2004

Phishy Short Stories

I wrote a few short stories that involved Phish in some way or another. Take a peek at eight them that I published to Truckin' over the past two years. If you are a Phish fan... don't miss these gems. If you're not into Phish, it's still kick ass reading. Even re-reading these, I felt a little warm and fuzzy inside.
1. Fukuoka, Phishy City
All the workers are tiny Japanese girls who wear the most adorable white and red uniforms and lovely white gloves cover their tiny hands. They greet you with big smiles and sing a nice happy song to you as the customers pay. I have no idea what they are saying but it makes me smile anyway...

2. Nagoya
About thirty or so of the most beautiful Japanese women sit and stand before us, all of them with their eyes fixated on SeƱor's huge smile...

3. A Phishy Proposal
"I cannot believe they got engaged during a Phish show in Las Vegas!" Angela exclaimed, with her wide resplendent eyes reflecting the non-stop twinkle of neon lights in the endless Las Vegas night, as we euphorically walked back to our hotel room...

4. Phish Reunion Concert: A NYE Review
It was the hottest ticket in town, and the most sought after Phish ticket in the history of Phish-dom. Bids were in the thousands of dollars on e-bay and ticket brokers wouldn’t even talk to you unless you were willing to pay big bucks. Even Dead Guru Bruce Cohen declared, “Every Phish freak from here to fuckin’ Idaho will be looking for a ticket.”...

5. New Jersey Blues
On my way to the men’s room, I slowly waited in line with the rest of the fucked up people. Some of the funniest things I ever overheard happened while I was waiting to take a piss at a Phish show... "Hey man, I hear Avril LaVigne is coming out to play the entire second set."...

6. Mollydelphia
I was running late and the last thing I needed was to get into a fender bender in the parking lot of the liquor store. For a few minutes, I really felt the sharp pains of having to come to grips with the worst-case scenario: I am not going to see Phish in Philadelphia...

7. Strong Island Unbound
We met up with Spider and Gil at Penn Station and took the LIRR to the Island. Molly was shocked to see people drinking single cans of beer in brown paper bags on the commuter train. “It’s routine, in many ways ritualistic for the male suburban commuter,” I explained, “in the morning it’s coffee, in the evening it’s a Bud tallboy.” ...

8. Miami Stories: Before We Begin...
With everyone’s attention span as short as Britney Spear’s first marriage, I’ll have to bring the stories hard and fast and perhaps you’ll catch a whiff of the ocean, or feel the warm sun smiling on you, or hear some of the melodious sounds of funky Phish, and maybe you’ll start to understand why Miami was one of the greatest trips that I have ever taken...
Some of these stories would be great weekend reading.

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