Jon Fishman Quotes.
Where we’re living we have a certain amount of our profit every year it’s like a percentage 5 or 7% or something like that that we set aside specifically for charity things.
I mean people have compared us to like the Grateful Dead and all these like psychedelic sixties bands.
You look at the fact that for millions of years species on earth have been developing and we’ve been knocking them off at like a hundred a day.
Phish has never had anything to do with any trends at all in America.
You’re not there to spread any particular- if you’re Bob Marley you’re there to spread a message, but very few people can do that effectively without shoving opinions down someone’s throat.
I think that Phish has been a band, we’ve all had- I’ve had a great life growing up and everybody in my band’s had a really good life, none of us have got anything to complain about at all.
I think that generally music should be a positive thing, I like Bob Marley’s attitude: he said that his goal in life was to single handedly fight all the evil in the world with nothing but music, and when he went to a place he didn’t go to play, he went to conquer.
The Grateful Dead were an influence on our music but they weren’t by a long shot the biggest influence.
When I was seven or eight I was really into Cream, really into Led Zeppelin.
But I do think that we approach music, in of itself, with a religious attitude.
I think that you really don’t have a choice, when you see that things are wrong the only choice you really have is to just do what you can to make it better.
People are trying to live freely outside of, or within a system that maybe for them on a day-to-day level isn’t as free… I definitely think we’re positively orientated.
I don’t know how you can go your whole life and not listen once to Bob Marley – what’s the point?
I just wanted to say one more thing: I also think that when you go to play music, you’re there to play music.