Who is the Chillest Member of Phish?

Bro. Why do questions have to be so difficult? I’m trying to figure this shit out, but it’s kinda insane. This whole question, ya know? I’ve been sitting here for the past three hours going back and forth in my head. Page is fuckin chill, ya know? But Mike is mellow as shit too! The way he just stands there and bobs his head sometimes? That’s laid back. I bet it would be really chill to chill with Trey. And Fishman, man, that dude probably just lets it his shit flow — which I think is pretty chill.

Fuck man, I guess if I gotta say, it’s Page. Ya know, cause he’s just fuckin chill, bro. What do you guys think?

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DC Podcast Vol. X

Wazzaaa Dece lovers! We’re ecstatic to jam out the tenth edition of our podcast. The Decent Atlanta studios recently upgraded their equipment, and the result is the most professionally produced podcast yet. It’s smoother in every regard, and you’ll really notice the enhanced sound quality.

Click here to listen to and download the Decent Community Podcast.

However, we’re happy to say that all the slick production takes a backseat to the music. The tenth volume is the most cohesive podcast to date — really capturing a chill vibe that we hope will appeal to a broad audience. It’s a little less jam-heavy than usual, but I’m willing to bet that everyone will find some goods they’re really into. Seriously, we’d really appreciate you giving this a listen. One love!

DC Podcast Vol. IX

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Hello DC! Just posted what’s probably have the most decent podcast thus far. Trust me — you’d be missing out if you didn’t jive on these jams. Good mix here, including DC’s fave jam from Phish’s Exile on Main Street cover at Festival 8. We also got some swamp rock, bone-in funk, and some more subtle numbers that totally seal the deal.

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The Community would also appreciate any feedback on these larries. Maybe some suggestions, or some jams you’re dying for other people to hear. Just give us a holler — DecentCommunity@gmail.com. We’d love to hear about what you’re listening to, ways to improve to the podcast, etc. Really hope you enjoy the podcast.

Phish Festivalography

Phish’s Festival 8 is upon us, going down this weekend in Indio, CA. Sure to be a great time. To honor this occasion, Dece Community wanted to share a very heady program that just went down over the past week on Sirius/XM radio called Phish Festivalography.

The program chronicles all seven festivals — Clifford Ball, Great Went, Lemonwheel, Camp Oswego, Big Cypress, It, Coventry — through interviews with band members and jams. There’s also a preview of Festival 8. You get some really cool, insightful, interesting commentary from Trey, Mike, Fishman, and Page — things like how they named and concepted the festivals, the first glow stick war, eating heavy-duty pot brownies, and the hardships at Coventry. That’s just a small sampling of the material.

The choice jams interspersed throughout the program are also bad-ass. Give this shit a listen. Each part is about an hour long, but if you’re a Phish phan we have no doubt this will be a decent investment of your time.

DOWNLOAD PHISH FESTIVALOGRAPHY: Part 1 | Part 2 | Part 3 | Part 4

Thursday Ramblings

Happy 379th birthday to Boston! That’s right, on this day in 1630, the City of Boston was founded by Puritan colonists from England. So all you beantown people out there, grab a brewski and celebrate. …  Nothing like a opening-night scare to knock the “we’re awesome” out of the Patriots locker room. They know they can lose to anyone (even the Bills, probably not the Lions), anytime (Monday Night Football), anywhere (at the Razor). The NFL Network replayed the game a few times during the week and the worst performance I saw on film was Gary Guyton, who was forced into action when Jerod Mayo hurt his knee early in the game. The Bills O-Line had their way with Guyton, and it will be a point of interest to watch this weekend against the Jets’ Pro Bowl center Nick Mangold, guard Alan Faneca and Thomas Jones. … Phish‘s new album, Joy, is extremely decent. For once the critics agree, as Rolling Stone gave it four stars and dubbed it the band’s “best studio album.” For the record, the magazine feels Billy Breathes is No. 2. … Want to go to Las Vegas for free? All you have to do is win the Rose Alley Ale House’s Football Picks contest. Just head in anytime Wednesday-Sunday and enter your picks on their machines. The person with the most wins at the end of the year will win a trip to Sin City with airfare and a 3-night stay at the Bellagio. Weekly winners get $50 giftcards. … For the record, spell check wanted to change Bellagio in the previous note to fellacio. … Remember all the talk many years ago around Boston how Nomar was better than Derek Jeter and A-Rod? I don’t care how many home runs A-Rod has, I’d take Jeter over him in two seconds. He’s been a great leader and the face of the Yankees for years. I wore “Yankees suck, Jeter swallows” tee-shirts for years at Fenway but, but the two words I use these days to describe the Yankees captain? Awesome and respect. Nomar isn’t even worthy to be used in the same sentence as Jeter, by the way. … Decent Community Movie Reviews: District 9 (thumbs up), The Final Destination (thumbs down), The Goods (thumbs kinda up, thumbs kinda down). … Tedy Bruschi looks like a natural fit as a football analyst on ESPN. His work last week before and after the Steelers-Titans kickoff game was superb. Another feather in ESPN’s cap is new NFL analyst Adam Schefter, who has been outstanding so far since joining the network in August. He spent five years with the NFL Network and is the former president of the Pro Football Writers of America. … Some decent advice for our readers: Don’t buy untaxed cigarettes from Indian reservations on the Internet or Mass. Gov. Deval Patrick will send you a bill for hundreds of dollars, like I got earlier this week. … Cheers to David, who recently set the world record on Pac-Man. His last name is being withheld by video game officials pending verification, but reports are that David achieved a perfect score (eat every dot, every fruit and every ghost on all 256 levels without dying) in 3 hours, 41 minutes and 22 seconds. Not bad. … Happy 89th birthday to the National Football League, which was founded in 1920 in Canton, Ohio. What would Sundays be without the NFL? … Happy 35th birthday to new Celtic Rasheed Wallace. He and KG should make the Celtics a scary team come playoff time next year.

Thursday Ramblings

Decent Community is hitting the road tomorrow for the Phish concert in Hartford, Conn. Two set-list predictions I hope come true: Ya Mar and Lizards. … I am very psyched for The Goods: Live Hard, Sell Hard, starring Jeremy Piven as basically Ari trying to sell used cars. I Found a great trailer approved for mature audiences only that shows some pretty decent stuff. The way I look at it, the more Ari the better. I think my favorite Ari line is in season No. 1 when he’s running along and sees his neighbor’s dog taking a dump. He yells to his neighbor as he runs by “If you’re thinking of not picking that up, I’ll fucking kill you,” as he jogs into his driveway. I bet hardcore Entourage fans will agree with me here, though, in that some of Ari’s best stuff is when he’s so pissed he can’t even get a word out of his mouth. … I’m not a criminal, but I think I would have enough common sense that if I robbed someone, I wouldn’t have a yard sale two days later and try to sell off all her stuff. … Decent Community’s favorite softball team, The Rose Alley Isotopes, have their backs against the wall, according to coach Jon Darling. In an e-mail to us a few days ago, he wrote that the Topes lost their first playoff game, 11-2, on Tuesday and face a must-win game today against the Misfits. … One year ago today, Michael Phelps set the Olympic record with his 14th career gold medal. Despite his whole controversy about the pictures of him hitting a bong and becoming a proponent of legal cheeba, he still rakes in $5 million annually on endorsements. …  Jason from Framingham sent us an amusing email after reading the Old Country Buffet Review. “The OCB shit you speak of is legendary. You guys should do a article about other chain restaurant shits. Like the Outback Steakhouse dump (Get the Bloomin Onion) or the Chilis Babyback ribs shit.” I went to Google to see if anyone had a Web site like this. Whatever you do, do not click on anything after Googling “Taking a shit.” I sometimes find a quarter or a nickel when walking on the sidewalk. I usually put it in my pocket and smile. I’ve heard stories of people finding $1 or even $20. Decent! But I don’t know what to say to the people in Florida who found a 60-pound bag of cocaine worth $1 million lying on the sidewalk. … Happy 36th birthday to former porn star Brittany Andrews, who retired from the business a few years ago to attend film school. Andrews used to raise money for L.A. charities by auctioning off fellow porn stars to rich dudes for big cash for an evening. Here’s Andrews in action. … Happy 50th birthday to Danny Bonaduce, the crazy dude who played Danny Partridge back in the day. Did you know his second wife, whom he divorced in 2007 after seven years of marriage, met him on a blind date and they got married the same day? He’s currently banging 27-year-old Amy Railsback, a former substitute teacher who is now his manager.

Thursday Ramblings

Who invented the telephone? Alexander Graham Bell, right? Wrong, it was Antonio Meucci, who was recognized officially by the U.S. Congress in 2004  for inventing the first telephone in 1857. He couldn’t afford the $10, which calculates into $228 today, for a patent in 1847, leaving Bell to sweep in and claim he is the telephone man. He took Bell to court in 1876, but without enough cash to hire a lawyer, Bell was victorious. … Glad to see Patrick Pass back with the Patriots, although I don’t like his odds of making the team out of training camp because the backfield is already a little crowded (Laurence Maroney, Fred Taylor, Kevin Faulk, Sammy Morris) and the Patriots rarely use a fullback except on the goal line, where they commonly use a heavier lineman for extra push. One person who wasn’t a fan of Pass back in the day was my boy, Charlie Weis, who, in Michael Holly’s book Patriot Reign, pretty much said “I hate this guy, but the quarterbacks like him.” … Good news for all you sleezy dudes who like young chicks: Miley Cyrus broke up with her underwear-model-toughguy boyfriend Justin Gaston a few days ago. … Two nuggets left over from the Phish show in Mansfield: I didn’t know so many Phish fans had Apple iPhones, and I was wondering if anyone has ever seen a fight at a show. Hard to get that many people together and have absolutely no fights, especially when heavy amounts of booze and drugs are in play. … Thumbs up to the Tonight Show with Conan O’Brien! You can tell the difference right off the bat in terms of always having A-List guests on the show. Conan is on his game in his banter with guests, and is still making funny shit when he and a camera crew head out into the streets of L.A. I would like to see Andy Richter have a bigger role (he gets lost sometimes). On the other side, Jimmy Fallon is terrible in the 12:30 slot. Seems like he’s trying too hard to be like Conan, but can’t you just see the headline on Google News later this year “NBC seeking replacement for Fallon.” … EARTH IS GOING TO EXPLODE if a recent study published in the journal Nature is true. Scientists say that 5 billion years from now, Earth, Mars, Mercury and Venus could all slam into one another at the same time, causing a mega-huge explosion. … Happy 44th birthday to Manuel Uribe, who Wikipedia describes as a “morbidly obese Mexican.” He weighed in at more than 1,300 pounds at his peak, but is reportedly down to about 800lbs. with a goal of reaching 256. Of note, he married a chick! His wife, Claudia (a normal-looking lady), was dating him for four years before their marriage in 2008. Also of note, in the whole time they were dating, he was never able to get out of his bed due to his weight, and had to be wheeled on a truck on his bed to the wedding ceremony. … Happy 50th birthday to Hugh Laurie, the famous Dr. House. I don’t care for the show, although it is massively popular. It seems like every week is the “Medical Mystery of the Year.”