Keep The Tires Off The Line, Dude!


Former Phish frontman Trey Anastasio was arrested in December 2006 by upstate New York cops for driving while intoxicated and illegal possession of a variety of medications (Xanax, Percocet, and Hydrocodone) prescribed in someone else’s name. Anastasio, 42, whose real first name is Ernest, was nabbed by Whitehall police just miles from the Vermont border following a traffic stop. He was charged with criminal possession of a controlled substance, DWI-drugs, and driving without a license.

This comes as no surprise to long-time Phish fans like myself, who watched with embarassment as front-man Anastasio blubbered in tears at the band’s last concert in northern Vermont in August 2004. It amounted to an onstage mid-life crisis in front of 100,000 faithful fans — many of whom hiked dozens of miles into the concert site after a nearly impassable mud-slick prevented their entry into the concert’s parking/camping area.

Besides all that, Phish ‘performed’ the absolute worst sets of music, that weekend, of what otherwise was a remarkable rock & roll career.

Forgive me if I snicker…

Also, I feel compelled to point out that I’ve driven through Whithall NY myself, countless times, in all manner of unlawful conditions & with all kinds of illegal shit in the car. No problem — maybe on account of all the miles I clocked following Phish to weird places like Ft. Worth Texas & Oxford Mississippi. One learns to follow the bands own advice & Keep The Tires Off The Line…

…But I guess not when they travel with a hired driver in the tour bus.

Thanks to Xela for the Heads Up.


3 Responses to “Keep The Tires Off The Line, Dude!”

  1. 1 pippi January 3, 2007 at 9:59 am

    I’ve travled that route many a night….
    I much prefer to take the Interstate up the NY side and cross in Plattsburg or Vergens tho… Less of a hastle, really.. And if you need to snooze, there is the farey ride… No need to go off the road.

    I wanted to pass this on;
    Knitting & heads…. there is a link.. I just need more evidence

  2. 2 Mike E January 3, 2007 at 9:53 pm

    Thanks for the link Pippi…who knew??

  3. 3 Miranda Cosgrove September 8, 2009 at 5:15 pm

    here is a song for pipi pipppippiii LOL

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