Chris Tomson (Vampire Weekend) Talks Phish’s Fuego, for The Talkhouse: [x]
Chris Tomson currently plays drums for Vampire Weekend. When he was a child he and his mom decided his spirit animal was a cheetah. He loves sandwiches, bowling, the Nets and his future wife.
I used to be obsessed with Phish. I once responded to a $1000 cash offer for my ticket to their NYE ’02 show with a terse yet decisive, “No fucking way, bro.” I once drove 12 hours to see a weekend of Phish shows in northern Maine and competed in the attendant Runaway Jim 5K for a chance to get onstage. I still know what YEM, PYITE, TMWSIY and DWD are acronyms for and who Jeff Holdsworth is. I’ve seen 25-30 Phish shows in the last 15 years. And, to a lot of people, that still makes me a newbie who doesn’t know shit.
i love listening to a song so much that i start noticing lil bass grooves that i didn’t notice before or little guitar riffs that sounded like vocals at first and a tambourine in the middle of a song that i totally overlooked like how do some people not find music interesting it’s like an audio scavenger hunt