Next to many classic Phish songs is the credit (Anastasio/Marshall), a testament to the songwriting duo of Trey Anastasio and Tom Marshall. The longtime friends and musical partners have written countless tunes in the band’s repertoire, so it’s no surprise that Marshall would want to talk about said music. Fortunately for us, Marshall has started a new podcast called “Under The Scales,” where he dives deeper into the Phish culture from his unique perspective.Marshall launched the series with three episodes. The first talks about the motivation behind the podcast, the second discusses a songwriting weekend that led to some of Phish’s most prized material, and the third talks about “Riding The Rail” at shows. Check out all three episodes, with titles and Marshall’s descriptions, below.Episode #000: Let’s Take A RideMy producer, Mark Dowd, and I take a ride through Trey’s and my old grade-school, and discuss some history and motivation behind the Under the Scales podcast.Episode #001: The Songwriting WeekendIn 1997, Trey and I escaped for long weekends to write a lot of songs which eventually appeared on Phish albums and became part of Phish’s live repertoire. This is the story of one of those weekends, and how it got off to a *horrifying* start. Trey listened to this and said “it’s like the secret backstory to the song Twist” — and it really is.Episode #002: Riding the RailDerek Gregory joins me in the studio to discuss his extensive experience with Phish…he likes it up close to the band. Real close. I try to figure out the hows and whys of “riding the rail” as it’s called.We can’t wait for more Under The Scales!
AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to FacebookFacebookShare to TwitterTwitterShare to MoreAddThisALPENA, Mich -In a virtual meeting held today the Rogers City Downtown Development Authority discussed available funds that will be issued by the Michigan economic development corporation to support local businesses in that area.The Match on Main program under MEDC has allotted one million dollars in funding statewide allowing each community to apply for a maximum of fifty thousand dollars to help businesses impacted by the COVID–19 pandemic.According to City Manager, Joe Hefele, they will be applying for the grant on behalf of anchor businesses that are considered a draw to the downtown area.To qualify for funding, businesses must specify how COVID–19 has impacted them and what their plans are if funding is received.The money can be used toward COVID–19 improvements such as adding take–out windows or other uses such as rent, mortgage, or payroll.The deadline for the DDA to apply is May 29 and businesses who received funds through Target Alpena are not eligible for these dollars.Also discussed in today’s meeting was the cancellation of the art walk scheduled for June 12 and the pirate festival on July 3rd and 4th. They are still in discussion about the Friday night concert to be held on July 3rd.AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to FacebookFacebookShare to TwitterTwitterShare to MoreAddThisContinue ReadingPrevious Michigan’s online filing system causing frustration for filersNext Local resident creates art from car tire