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http://phish.com/news/index.php?year=2008#story396

A LETTER FROM PAGE 06.26.08

Given the volume of speculation and rumors that have bubbled up recently, I have been asked to make a statement.Here goes.

For me, the last four years have been great. I've spent quality time with my family and have watched my daughter grow. I took great pleasure and pride in writing and recording an album. I'm living a healthy lifestyle. I travel as little as possible and I sleep in my own bed. It took a couple of years after the break up to begin talking to my old band mates, but once the conversations began to flow it wasn't long before the friendships were rekindled. And I can honestly say that I'm closer with all of them now then I've ever been in our 20-year relationship.

Recently the conversations have turned toward the possibility of spending some time together. Currently many of us have plans and projects already in the works, most notably Mike, who made a great album and is about to hit the road in support of it. Given that I might not even see some of the guys for the next six months, I would say that the announcement of a reunion is premature. However, later this year we hope to spend some time together and take a look at what possible futures we might enjoy. In fact the only real decision that has been made is that when we do get together, it will only be the four of us, hopefully with no distractions. I am really looking forward to that.

I want to say just a few more things. The prospect of Phish reuniting is something I consider very seriously, and I think about it a lot. And lastly, as always, there is plenty of misinformation floating around. Try not to focus too much on secondhand sources and random gossip. If there is anything real to announce, it will come from the four of us as a group.

Until then,

Page

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And Mike....

http://www.rollingstone.com/rockdaily/index.php/2008/06/26/phish-reunion-mike-gordon-is-optimistic-says-band-met-with-lillywhite/

Phish Reunion? Mike Gordon Is “Optimistic,†Says Band Met With Lillywhite

6/26/08, 1:06 pm EST

Last month, Trey Anastasio set off a flurry of Phish mania when he told Rolling Stone, “At this point in time I would give my left nut to play [’You Enjoy Myself’] five times in a row every day.†Last week speculation that one of the world’s biggest jam bands — who split in 2004 — would reunite was stoked by rumors that Steve Lillywhite has been tapped to record a new Phish disc (he produced their 1996 album Billy Breathes). So we checked in with Phish bassist Mike Gordon — whose solo disc, The Green Sparrow, hits stores August 5th and features collaborations with Anastasio and Phish keyboardist Page McConnell — to see what’s true. “The band has had a couple of dinners and they’ve just been great,†Gordon tells Rolling Stone. “We’re all just excited about the idea of doing something sometime. I can’t guarantee it, but I’m optimistic.â€

As for Lillywhite, Gordon says, “We talked to him, actually. [The rumor] stemmed from reality. We love Steve Lillywhite. He would bring out some great things in us. But we don’t have specific plans to work with him. It was an idea and hopefully it’s something that if we rev things up, it could happen some day. We don’t know if we would tour first or make an album first. We have no idea.†Check back later today for a Q&A with Gordon.

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Gotta love Phish, communicating honestly with their rabid fans.

More than likely, they are sick of dealing with the constant shit thrown at them. Especially right now. Its like those stickers some of them would wear during the last hiatus:

"Dont ask me when we are coming back."

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Lovin every minute of it!

Sounds good and real and for the right things. I like the news of them getting very close and being together for the first time in a long time. I think as we all get older we experience what they are going through, and if you have you know how amazing a feeling it can be to reconnect with old friends on an emotional level not just a quick hey on the phone.

"I've got a lot of old friends

That are getting back in touch.

And its a pretty good feeling

Yeah it feels pretty good.

I get alot of double takes

When I'm coming round the corner.

And its mostly pretty nice

Yeah it feels alright.

Cause most kids give me credit

For being down with it.

Way back in the day

Back when things were way different."

-Craig Finn

!!!,

SEAN

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good call there Mike... Im thinking 09 personally... with the possibility of recording an album later on in the fall this year... alot of talk on PT on the subject as well thinking Coventry might be the perfect location to start it off again... picking up where they should never have left it...

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good call there Mike... Im thinking 09 personally... with the possibility of recording an album later on in the fall this year... alot of talk on PT on the subject as well thinking Coventry might be the perfect location to start it off again... picking up where they should never have left it...
Yeah, and they should play exactly the same set lists, but correctly this time.

Aloha,

Brad

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