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Born: 1965-02-19
Profession: Musician
Nation: American
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For me from a pretty young age up until about 21 years old hallucinogenics had a huge place in my life.

Tags: Age, Life, Pretty

When I go on stage man I just want people to have fun, I don't want people to think about their problems, I want people to get energy and nutrition and food from that so they can go back into the real world and work on their problems.

Tags: Food, Fun, Work

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.

Tags: Few, Opinions, Someone

But I do think that we approach music, in of itself, with a religious attitude.

Tags: Attitude, Music, Religious

I don't know how you can go your whole life and not listen once to Bob Marley - what's the point?

Tags: Life, Once, Whole

I just wanted to say one more thing: I also think that when you go to play music, you're there to play music.

Tags: Music, Wanted

I mean people have compared us to like the Grateful Dead and all these like psychedelic sixties bands.

Tags: Dead, Grateful, Mean

Led Zeppelin was pretty much what made me pick up drum sticks.

Tags: Drum, Pick, Pretty

Phish has never had anything to do with any trends at all in America.

Tags: America, Phish, Trends

The Grateful Dead were an influence on our music but they weren't by a long shot the biggest influence.

Tags: Dead, Grateful, Music

When I was seven or eight I was really into Cream, really into Led Zeppelin.

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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.

Tags: Earth, Fact, Off

I think it's like music for the sake of music, and a lot of the words stem from liking music a lot, wanting to be a good band and having a good sense of humour, and living in a situation where we're free to pretty much do what we want.

Tags: Good, Music, Words

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.

Tags: Life, Music, Positive

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.

Tags: Good, Great, Life

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.

Tags: Choice, Wrong

Madonna is a pro. I don't like her and have no respect for her but- I don't think she should be called a musician or a dancer or whatever you know, but I do have, well I do have respect for her ability to completely manipulate the media and have them work for her.

Tags: Her, Respect, Work

Nirvana was like that- Nirvana was like the only band to come out of that- it was like the same thing, Seattle was like this whole scene and it was like this big scene that was thrust upon America.

Tags: America, Big, Whole

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.

Tags: Free, Trying, Within

We like where we live and we wanna participate in our neighbourhoods and communities and stuff and try to- we're not like benevolent- it's pretty basic.

Tags: Pretty, Stuff, Try

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.

Tags: Charity, Living, Year