I've been sober for two-and-a-half years, My children are happy. In August, my wife and I will celebrate our fifteenth wedding anniversary. My band is back together with a sold-out tour.
We're never going to stop! Three hundred shows a year forever!
Music has always been my protection against the world, from a very young age. I feel safe inside of a jam.
Musicians from the beginning of time have been there to express the mood and the musical feelings in the air for whatever's going on in that particular culture. It's the greatest joy as a musician to be able to translate that, be part of something and watch the scenery around you.
If there's one thing I discovered since I came back from hiatus, it's that you can't go backwards.
What I thought at the moment was the worst thing that could happen was absolutely the biggest gift I've received.
Equality implies individuality.
I've always loved the experience of working together with other people toward an artistic goal.
There's so much excitement around the Phish tours, and if it stopped feeling that way, it would ruin everything we've done for seventeen years.
Things don't go on forever, and the quicker you accept that change is inevitable, the happier you're gonna be.
As long as your intention is pure, and you know what you're in it for, then you're alright. And I'm in it because I enjoy it. I take it seriously... real seriously. I mean I could sit and talk all day about the music.
September 30, 1964