Interviews: Mike Gordon Ready For The Music Hall [Seacoast Online]

“With Phish, everything works so well — from the music, to the personality, to the business end of things,” said Gordon. “It works so well, I hardly need to do anything — which is both a blessing and a pitfall. I’m the type of person that really likes to work, and I really like to be creative. In order to have fun exploring different kinds of songs and songwriting, different grooves and music, I need to be able to do a lot of it — performing, writing, and otherwise. I know from experience how deep music can be if you let it. It’s good to hold on to that passion — the inner quest that is your soul vibrating to different frequencies. For me, with Phish, there’s only so much room for me to do that. I love getting into the Zen of my role as the bass player in Phish, but I also need to have my own music career that allows me to get very deeply into the musical exploration that’s important to me. I’m very excited because I feel like I’m just scratching the surface. It’s been a really great scratching. It’s fun and challenging to make music happen with a group of people that you didn’t grow up with, but still click anyway. It’s fun to sort out the feel and to flow with this new bunch of personalities.

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