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Details on band members Page McConnell, Mike Gordon, Trey Anastasio, and Jonathan Fishman

NAME Page McConnell
AGE 37
INSTRUMENT Keyboards
HOMETOWN Basking Ridge, N.J.
MARITAL STATUS Married, one kid
FAVORITE CHARACTER IN THE SOPRANOS Christopher
ALBUMS THAT CHANGED HIS LIFE The Velvet Underground & Nico and Miles Davis’ Kind of Blue
FAVORITE MOVIE Blow-Up
BEST THING ABOUT LIVING IN VERMONT ”More cows than people.”
PLANS DURING PHISH’S SABBATICAL ”Spend more time with my family, play music, have fun.”
FAVORITE PHISH SONG TO PLAY ON STAGE ”It changes every night.”
WHAT PHISH SHOW WAS A HIGH POINT? ”Madison Square Garden.” (Dec. 30, 1994)
FAVORITE THING ABOUT PHANS ”It’s a rarity to have people who come to hear the music, and our fans are there to listen.”
FAVORITE VACATION SPOT ”Home.”
FAVORITE GUILTY PLEASURE ”Driving a big car.”
BUSH, GORE, OR NADER? No comment.

NAME Mike Gordon
AGE 35
INSTRUMENT Bass
HOMETOWN Sudbury, Mass.
MARITAL STATUS Married, no kids
FAVORITE CHARACTER IN THE SOPRANOS Dr. Melfi
CONCERT THAT CHANGED HIS LIFE Bootsy Collins at Tipitina’s in New Orleans, circa ‘93: ”I realized that good funk is better when it’s slow.”
FAVORITE MOVIE Paris, Texas
BEST THING ABOUT LIVING IN VERMONT ”The lilacs, which bloom in May.”
PLANS DURING PHISH’S SABBATICAL ”Make another movie and write music.” (Gordon moonlights as a film director. Keep an eye out for his feature debut, Outside Out.)
FAVORITE PHISH SONG TO PLAY ON STAGE ”The Moma Dance”
WHAT PHISH SHOW WAS A HIGH POINT? Big Cypress
FAVORITE VACATION SPOT ”My home studio.”
FAVORITE GUILTY PLEASURE Ally McBeal
BUSH, GORE, OR NADER? ”Bernie Sanders, Vermont’s U.S. rep.”

NAME Trey Anastasio
AGE 35
INSTRUMENT Guitar
HOMETOWN Princeton, N.J.
MARITAL STATUS Married, two daughters
FAVORITE CHARACTER IN THE SOPRANOS Paulie Walnuts
CONCERT THAT CHANGED HIS LIFE The Residents at New York City’s Beacon Theatre in 1996: ”A man grew from 5 1/2 feet to 11 feet tall on stage in 30 seconds.”
FAVORITE BOOK The Splendid Table: 500 Years of Eating in Northern Italy by Lynne Rossetto Kasper
BEST THING ABOUT LIVING IN VERMONT ”Grilling on the porch in the summer.”
PLANS DURING PHISH’S SABBATICAL ”Sitting at the piano, drinking coffee, and writing, occasionally getting up to cook.”
FAVORITE PHISH SONG TO PLAY ON STAGE ”Chalkdust Torture”
FAVORITE VACATION SPOT Las Vegas
FAVORITE GUILTY PLEASURE Top 40 radio
WHAT PHISH SHOW WAS A PARTICULAR HIGH POINT? Big Cypress Seminole Indian Reservation in Florida, Dec. 31, 1999
BUSH, GORE, OR NADER? ”Fishman.”

NAME Jonathan Fishman
AGE 35
INSTRUMENTS Drums and vacuum cleaner
HOMETOWN Dewitt, N.Y.
MARITAL STATUS Single
FAVORITE CHARACTER IN THE SOPRANOS Carmela
CONCERT THAT CHANGED HIS LIFE The same 1996 Residents show at New York City’s Beacon Theatre that blew away Trey: ”I couldn’t speak for an hour after the show. Normally there’s nothing that can keep my mouth shut for that long.”
FAVORITE BOOK Cat’s Cradle by Kurt Vonnegut
BEST THING ABOUT LIVING IN VERMONT ”No billboards and lots of space.”
PLANS DURING PHISH’S SABBATICAL ”To see how long I can stay home.”
FAVORITE PHISH SONG TO PLAY ON STAGE ”N.I.C.U.”
WHAT PHISH SHOW WAS A HIGH POINT? Like Anastasio and Gordon, Fishman opts for Big Cypress
FAVORITE VACATION SPOT Bora Bora
FAVORITE GUILTY PLEASURE ”There’s not much I feel guilty about.”
BUSH, GORE, OR NADER? ”I don’t think I trust Bush.”