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4 minutes | 11 days ago
Undermine is the definitive Phish podcast. The first season will focus on Phish’s genesis in the 1980s—through deep-dives into the music, shows and songs; interviews with people who were there for the early years; and discussion about the lasting impact of these foundational years. Undermine is a combination of Under the Scales, Helping Friendly Podcast and Beyond the Pond. Presented by Osiris Media. See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.
51 minutes | a month ago
079:Two Versions of Me
This is the final Under the Scales episode! We are merging with two other Phish podcasts to form Undermine, a new weekly podcast starting in February 2021.In this episode, friend and Osiris colleague Mike Finoia joins Tom to discuss the song Two Versions of Me, a Phish song written in 2003.If you are currently an Under the Scales subscriber, you don’t have to do anything — you will automatically be subscribed to the new podcast Undermine. Otherwise, subscribe NOW to not miss any amazing Phishy, weekly content!Special Thanks to Mark Dowd - original Producer for Under the Scales, photo artist AND designer of the famous Under the Scales logos over the years.Thanks to Anna Marshall who sang on both Under the Scales intro-jingles AND was a great guest.Thanks to Nick Cejas for somehow always getting Under the Scales to bubble up to the top of the Osiris Media social feeds.Thanks to Christina Collins for exemplary sponsorship and advertising work for Under the Scales.Thanks to Adam and Kirsten and the Osiris team for overwhelming support and encouragement.Thanks interns Sammy and Matt for all your hard work!Thanks to Matt Dwyer for helping me out of tough audio fixes now and again.Thanks to Jesse Lauter for REALLY saving my bacon TWICE with completely broken interview audio that somehow you magically fixed!Thanks to Tebo for being there always.Thanks to Scott Herman for finding the right words.Thanks to Scott Gray for keeping the dream alive.Thanks Trey for the music and mystery!Thanks Beth Rowles on the Phish team for so much help and support.Thanks Patrick and Jason at Red Light for endless and tireless assistance.Thanks to my amazing Reefers!Thanks to my faithful longtime listeners!Thanks to my brand new listeners and everyone in-between!Thanks to all the amazing guests who appeared on Under the Scales!Thanks to RJ Bee for saying “yes, and…” — plus, literally everything else.Hugs to my family for dealing with living in the same house as a podcaster…it’s not always easy!It’s been a great ride!Love, from Tom See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.
69 minutes | 2 months ago
078:A Special Announcement
UNDERMINE comes to life!! What is Undermine? It's a new podcast!!! It is nothing short of the biggest and best Phish podcast ever. The "Big Three" Osiris Phish podcasts, Under the Scales, Helping Friendly Podcast and Beyond the Pond are merging to form the new go-to WEEKLY Phish podcast, Undermine. Weekly we said, you read that correctly...we are going to have the hosts of all the three shows working together to bring you stunning Phishy content every week. Undermine will excavate the deep history of the band through interviews, in-depth analysis of the band’s music, and looks at broader musical themes and influences. This episode is hosted by Tom Marshall from Under the Scales, RJ Bee from HF Pod and Brian Brinkman from Beyond the Pond. We give you an idea of what to expect with Undermine.Also -- listen to this episode and something will jump out at you -- not RJ's jokes...but rather, the MUSIC! Amar Sastry, known as @brahmin_noodles on Twitter, is famous for his beautiful guitar renderings of Phish songs. We're so lucky to have gotten him to provide unbelievable original music for Undermine, and we preview it here! You will thank us.We also each personally select a jam for your listening pleasure.We hope you enjoy. Undermine premiers in February 2021 with the full compliment of hosts from the three shows: Brian Brinkman and David Goldstein from Beyond the Pond, RJ Bee, Matt Dwyer, Jonathan Hart and Brad TenBrook from HF Pod, and Tom Marshall from Under the Scales.MUSIC:8/3/98 Halley’s>2/28/03 Gin >8/16/09 Number Line See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.
46 minutes | 2 months ago
077:Mountains in the Mist
Tom is joined by fellow Osiris podcaster Mike Finoia (Comes a Time). Mike pilots the submarine as they do a deep dive into the 1998 Phish song Mountains in the Mist. Awaken beasts!----Get 15% off your order of CBD products at Sunset Lake CBD with the code "SCALES15"Visit Synlawn.com/scales and enter to win a FREE 5x7 turf area rug, which you can use for yoga, bring on camping trips, indoor recreation, or simply to rest your feet in the grass while you watch TVVisit buyraycon.com/sor up to 20% off your order of Raycon headphones See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.
64 minutes | 3 months ago
076:November 1995 with Brad Sands
This November, the top 3 Osiris Phish podcasts are focusing on November 1995 - a great era in Phish history. Under the Scales welcomes back Brad Sands who appeared two years ago on Episode 40 in June 2018. Brad and Tom today discuss Phish’s November 1995. Coming after their ambitious cover of The Who’s Quadrophenia for Halloween that year, Phish was off to the races. Their playing was stellar, and their antics were top-shelf Phish. Listen to Brad look back at that era as he relives it show-by-show. See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.
74 minutes | 3 months ago
075:This Isn't Happening
Fall 2000 was a tumultuous time — politics were dividing the country, the internet was advancing faster than society could keep up, and the recording industry was undergoing major change. We take another look at this time through the lens of another band, Radiohead. Steven Hyden, author of a great book “This isn’t Happening” about Radiohead’s revolutionary album “Kid A” which came out in October 2000, joins Tom for a discussion which covers Phish, Radiohead and everything in between.This Isn’t Happening can be found here: https://www.amazon.com/dp/0306845687/ref=cm_sw_r_tw_dp_x_tSkLFb0QVX3ZZSteven Hyden co-hosts an Osiris podcast of his own about the Grateful Dead called 36 From the Vault.https://www.osirispod.com/podcasts/36-from-the-vault/ See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.
49 minutes | 4 months ago
074:Fall 2000 Pt. 2
As part of the Osiris Phish podcast ‘October Project’, along with Beyond the Pond and HF Pod, we are examining Phish’s epic Fall 2000 tour. In this second of two episodes, Tom interviews John Paluska who was Phish’s first manager. John sheds light on Phish’s decision to take their first hiatus after playing hard on the road for 17 years. See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.
74 minutes | 4 months ago
073:Fall 2000 Pt. 1
As part of the Osiris Phish podcast ‘October Project’, along with Beyond the Pond and HF Pod, we are examining Phish’s epic Fall 2000 tour. In this first of two episodes, Tom interviews Andy Gadiel, the founder of Jambase, who was at every show for the latter part of this tour. Andy sheds light from the audience perspective on what it meant to have the band take their first break from touring for 17 years. See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.
22 minutes | 4 months ago
072:Lyric Dive Leaves
RJ and Tom dive deeply to examine the Phish song Leaves. See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.
70 minutes | 5 months ago
Tom talks with Bob Lefsetz, music industry analyst, author, podcaster and Phish fan about the state of music in the world today.Check out the Lefsetz Letter archive: https://lefsetz.com/wordpress/Subscribe to the Lefsetz Letter: https://lefsetz.com/lists/?p=subscribe&id=1Get 15% OFF sitewide at Sunset Lake CBD - use promo code SCALES15Visit SYNLAWN.com to learn more about the environmentally friendly alternative to grass. See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.
36 minutes | 5 months ago
070:Lyric Dive Chalkdust Torture
RJ Bee and Tom take a deep dive into the lyrics of Chalkdust TortureGet 15% OFF Sunset Lake CBD with promo code SCALES15 See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.
72 minutes | 6 months ago
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 @jesselauterAudio Engineer: Matt Dwyer @mdphunkPhotography: Rene Huemer @rene_huemer See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.
18 minutes | 6 months ago
068:Lyric Dive Evening Song
RJ Bee and Tom take a deep dive into the lyrics of Evening Song See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.
97 minutes | 6 months ago
Rebroadcast: Trey's Ghost Story
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/UnderTheScalesWe 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.
61 minutes | 6 months ago
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.
4 minutes | 7 months ago
UTS Premium INSIDE THE REEF
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.
67 minutes | 7 months ago
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.
55 minutes | 8 months ago
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.
59 minutes | 10 months ago
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.
77 minutes | 10 months ago
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.
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