If you haven't read the new issue of State of Mind with Mike Gordon on the cover‚ read the digital version here, or hold it in your hands by purchasing a copy here. I did several interviews with Mike for the cover story - over 4 hours of tape. There's ton of great stuff on improvisation‚ his new band‚ dreams, books, playing with Phish and the making of his new album‚ The Green Sparrow. In the coming weeks‚ we'll be putting up different sections of the interviews that didn't make it into the article.
The bands' show from the Fox Theater in Boulder‚ CO flowed wonderfully from start to finish. You can hear the band really start to gel‚ spontaneously finding great pockets to stretch out. The download and CD of the show is now available for purchase over at Live Phish. Enjoy the series of linear and non-linear thuds.
I was fortunate enough to see one of the band's first gigs‚ a few middle gigs and the last gig of the tour. It was an amazing transformation from the first to the last - more risk taking‚ more patience and relaxation, and a band that's a lot tighter. Don't miss the upcoming shows in late December…

December 27 Lupo's Providence‚ RI
December 28 Portsmouth Music Hall Portsmouth‚ NH
December 29 The Pickle Barrel Killington‚ VT
December 30 Higher Ground Burlington‚ VT