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Under the Scales is a podcast by Tom Marshall, longtime songwriter for the band Phish. The podcast captures and brings to light the rich and complex culture surrounding Phish and its diverse, devoted fanbase. Phish's quirky sense of humor pervades and steers the podcast. Tom will interview the band, fans, insiders, outsiders...and dare to go UNDER THE SCALES to uncover the beating heart of Phish!
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069:Vance Powell

069:Vance Powell

2020-08-0301:11:47

Tom speaks to the multiple grammy-winning producer, engineer and mixer responsible for so much of the great music we all listen to, Vance Powell. Recently having completed co-production of Sigma Oasis, he tells us how he got here and about some of the other fantastic artists who rely upon him to create their own signature sound. Audio Engineer: Jesse Lauter @jesselauter Audio Engineer: Matt Dwyer @mdphunk Photography: Rene Huemer @rene_huemer  See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.
RJ Bee and Tom take a deep dive into the lyrics of Evening Song  See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.
This episode is a rebroadcast from June 2018: Osiris co-founder RJ Bee interviews Tom on Under the Scales for the 20th anniversary of Phish's album Story of the Ghost. Tom & RJ call a special guest to answer some additional questions. We are sadly unable to deliver a new episode as planned this week due to an unexpected health issue - see more information on the Under the Scales Twitter page here: https://twitter.com/UnderTheScales We hope you understand, and will bring you a new episode as soon as possible. In the meantime, please enjoy this rebroadcast of a crowd favorite - Trey's Ghost Story.  See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.
067:Don Hart

067:Don Hart

2020-07-1359:56

Tom is joined by a very special guest for the new Under the Scales season premier. Don Hart is a Nashville composer and arranger, and has been working with Trey since 2004 to add beautiful orchestration to so many of his songs. Don discusses working with Trey, and their technique, and illuminates the details behind many of their collaborations in a very musical episode.  See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.
Welcome to UTS Premium! Come Inside the Reef -- ad-free, early delivery, exclusive content -- see the free pin and free shirt! www.osirispod.com/UTSP  See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.
066:Kevin Cassels

066:Kevin Cassels

2020-06-2201:05:12

The secrets and stories behind the Pharmers Almanac Volume 6, bible to Phish fans when it came out in October 2000, are told by its creator Kevin Cassels. Fly backwards 20 years into Phish's remarkable history with Kevin and Tom. Recorded by Julia Shuster  See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.
065:Billy Strings

065:Billy Strings

2020-05-2553:59

The wonderful bluegrass sensation Billy Strings is on the show! Billy shares 5 important songs with Tom and explains how they influenced his career.  See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.
064:Jesse Jarnow

064:Jesse Jarnow

2020-03-3054:44

Rock writer Jesse Jarnow is featured. We discuss his many articles, books and career at large. One article in particular created enormous ripples (a tsunami?) in the Phish community. Jesse is known in the Osiris world as the voice/writer of After Midnight, a tribute to Phish's 1999 Big Cypress festival.  See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.
063:CID Presents

063:CID Presents

2020-03-1101:12:29

Dan Berkowitz, founder and president of CID Presents is interviewed by Tom and RJ. What is CID Presents? How did they pull off yet another amazing Phish gala in Mexico? Why did Phish move to a different resort? What is CID doing next? All these questions and more, answered.  See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.
062:Goose Part 2

062:Goose Part 2

2020-01-3053:36

Conclusion (Part 2). Tom and RJ interview Rick Mitarotonda and Peter Anspach of Goose live onstage at the Brooklyn Bell House as part of the Brooklyn Podcast Festival. They played several acoustic numbers and were joined by their friend Jeffrey Arevelo on upright bass. Those were Arcadia, Time to Flee, A Western Sun, Brian & Robert (Phish), Jive II, Birds of a Feather (Phish).  See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.
061:Goose Part 1

061:Goose Part 1

2020-01-2801:03:39

(Part 1 of 2) Tom and RJ interview Rick Mitarotonda and Peter Anspach of Goose live onstage at the Brooklyn Bell House as part of the Brooklyn Podcast Festival. They played several acoustic numbers and were joined by their friend Jeffrey Arevelo on upright bass. Those were Arcadia, Time to Flee, A Western Sun, Brian & Robert (Phish), Jive II, Birds of a Feather (Phish).  See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.
Ezra Koenig of Vampire Weekend talks songwriting, Phish, music industry, show biz, influences, New York and more. RJ Bee joins Tom to interview Ezra in a far-ranging open-ended interview where the Vampire Weekend effect is viewed through a Phish lens occasionally. Please check out other Osiris podcasts Still Chasing, Freak Flag Flying, 36 from the Vault and Phemale-Centrics.  See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.
Cal Kehoe, guitarist for Pink Talking Fish, talks music with Tom. The two met exactly 10 years ago, and have written three songs together and shared a stage at a Phish after show during the Bakers Dozen in 2017. Listen to Cal discuss PTF and the method and philosophy behind covering three bands.There's a lot of music in this podcast. "Anthony" from Sonic Boom Studios in Raritan NJ is mentioned several times...but not his last name for some reason...sorry Anthony KRIZAN!!! Anthony and Tom and Cal have written and recorded together.Those songs along with a lot of Pink Talking Fish are played. Tom and Cal's song Limbo is discussed and played in its entirety at the end of the show. (BTW...yes, we know that it's actually "Sheep" and not "Dogs".)  See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.
Another Osiris podcast, Beyond the Pond, has compiled their top-30 albums of the decade. Tom talks to them about their motivations and the thoughts behind making such an epic compilation. We hear music from each of the hosts' top-10 selections.Brian Brinkman's top 10 albums:Brian’s Top Ten Albums of The 2010s:         01. The War On Drugs: Lost In The Dream 02. Deerhunter: Halcyon Digest, 03. The National: High Violet, 04. Vampire Weekend: Modern Vampires Of The City,05. Low: Double Negative,  06. The Walkmen: Heaven, 07. Cass McCombs: Tip Of The Sphere, 08. Beach House: Teen Dream, 09. Bon Iver: Bon Iver, 10. The National: Trouble Will Find Me, David Goldstein's top 10 albums:David’s Top Ten Albums of The 2010s:01. Robyn: Body Talk 02. The National: High Violet, 03. HAIM: Days Are Gone, 04. The War On Drugs: Lost In The Dream,  05. Sturgill Simpson: Metamodern Sounds In Country Music, 06. The Horrors: Primary Colours, 07. Wooden Ships: V, 08. Kanye West: My Beautiful Dark Twisted Fantasy,  09. Cut Copy: Zonoscope, 10. Viet Cong: Viet Cong,  Beyond The Pond on Spotify:https://open.spotify.com/playlist/7pVgB1jEqrwmWzsTPzkwGj     See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.
We want to tell you about a new show from Osiris, After Midnight. It tells the story of Phish’s groundbreaking festival on the eve of the new millennium, Big Cypress. Phish built a city for 80,000 fans in the Everglades, and capped off the festival by playing for 7 hours, ending the concert during sunrise on January 1, 2000. This five-episode series includes interviews with band members Trey Anastasio and Jon Fishman, fans and crew, and looks back on one of the most unique performances in music history. We're going to play the trailer for you now. Please listen, and go to osirispod.com/aftermidnight to subscribe.   See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.
057:Lyrics Dive 4

057:Lyrics Dive 4

2019-10-1443:55

Listening can make you wonder. If you've ever wondered about the songs: Dirt, Guyute, Undermind or Light, then listen to this lyrics-analysis podcast and perhaps pieces will fall into place for you. But keep wondering anyway. Photo Credit: Tom MarshallPhoto Art: Mark Dowd  See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.
056:Lyrics Dive 3

056:Lyrics Dive 3

2019-09-3042:59

The lyrics for 3 popular Phish songs are examined lovingly by the Under the Scales forensic team. The Wedge, Crowd Control and No Men in No Mans Land are all on the table. produced by RevoiceMedia.comPhoto credit: Jay Sweet   See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.
055:Scott Aukerman

055:Scott Aukerman

2019-09-0901:15:12

From 2011 to 2014 there was an amazing Phish podcast called Analyze Phish hosted by Scott Aukerman and Harris Wittels. Once it ended, Tom Marshall, saw an opportunity for another Phish podcast and launched Under the Scales in 2016. In this episode, Tom interviews one of the Analyze Phish hosts, Scott Aukerman. This episode contains clips from the Analyze Phish podcast: https://www.earwolf.com/episode/a-different-angle/ https://www.earwolf.com/episode/phish-live-in-ny/ Special thanks to Scott Aukerman, RJ Bee and Earwolf’s friendly staff. Thanks to producers Nick Ruffini and Kirsten Cluthe of RevoiceMedia.com.  See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.
Under the Scales is proud to preview a full episode from Osiris' newest podcast, The Tapes Archive. This one features an interview with Trey Anastasio from 1993 -- a key moment in Phish's growth and transition to a national act. Subscribe here: https://podcasts.apple.com/us/podcast/the-tapes-archive/id1477111579 Check out: https://www.thetapesarchive.com Produced and engineered by: revoicemedia.com  See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.
054:Waterwheel

054:Waterwheel

2019-07-2201:00:14

Phish's charitable arm, the Waterwheel Foundation, is discussed by the founders: Beth Montouri Rowles, Matthew Beck and Henry Schwab. Produced by RevoiceMedia.com  See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.
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