Pink Talking Fish
March 8, 2019
"After careful thought and consideration of my future as a musician and as a loving human being, it is through a bittersweet smile that I announce my time as a member of Pink Talking Fish has ended, indefinitely. Through my years with PTF, I have grown both personally and professionally and it is in the spirit of this continued metamorphosis that we separate at this fork in the stream. I place priceless value in the relationships that I have formed with Eric, Rick, Zack, and... the rest of the PTF family and I have the utmost confidence that they will endure, no matter where the current takes us.
In the wake of this change, I am very excited to commit myself to writing and performing new music with my family of friends in dB. We all have such limited time on Earth to follow our dreams and I feel now that I have never been more ready to bring new music into the world. For those of you that have come to know me as a faithful Trey Enthusiast, fear not! I will continue to express my appreciation for Phish, their culture, and their music by rendering love-filled renditions of Trey Anastasio Band songs on many occasions. It has been my life's journey to spread joy through music and I have no intentions of stopping now.
Transitions like this require time for adjustment so, while we all get our bearings, let me leave you with an anecdote that moors me in these times of turbulent water. Upon returning home from many a trip across the country, I would walk through the JFK display that shines before the exit to baggage claim at Logan Airport. I leave you with a quote from his speech that plays on repeat at this display which, time and time again, has served to bring me courage:
'We choose to go to the moon. We choose to go to the moon in this decade and do the other things, not because they are easy, but because they are hard, because that goal will serve to organize and measure the best of our energies and skills, because that challenge is one that we are willing to accept, one we are unwilling to postpone, and one which we intend to win...'
Be well, friends!"