Hi everybody and welcome to this week’s episode of Attendance Bias. I am your host, Brian Weinstein. Today’s guest is Andy Michels of JEMP Radio. For today’s episode, Andy chose to discuss one of the best jams during a summer full of the best jams: “Simple” from July 15, 2017 at Northerly Island in Chicago, Illinois.
JEMP Radio is an internet radio station that occupies a special space within the jamband scene. It’s been around longer than most Phish-centric music sources, it’s totally free, and it’s run and organized by fans instead of algorithms. This truly isn’t a paid advertisement, but I’ve been listening to JEMP radio for over a decade and so it was truly a thrill to have Andy on the podcast for today’s episode to hear the background of the radio station, his insight into Phish’s recent history, and a look into the summer of 2017 outside of the Baker’s Dozen.
So let’s join Andy to talk about The Residents, fuzzy synthesizers, and the marimba lumina, as we discuss “Simple” from July 15, 2017 at Northerly Island.