SiriusXM Announces New “Ask Trey” Segment, Encourages Fans To Submit Questions

first_imgEarlier this summer, SiriusXM radio launched a limited-run Phish Radio station including a special program dubbed “Ask Trey”, the channel’s centerpiece segment in which guitarist Trey Anastasio responded to questions from fans in a conversation with program host Ari Fink.Today, SiriusXM‘s Jam_ON channel has announced another round of “Ask Trey”, and is once again encouraging fans to submit their burning questions for Big Red. Fans have the chance to ask the Phish guitarist absolutely anything by submitting questions via email to [email protected] between now and Tuesday, November 13th. The answers will be broadcast live at a later date.In August, SiriusXM shared a video clip from their “Ask Trey” session about the origins of quintessential Phish composition “You Enjoy Myself”, often referred to by its initials, YEM.As Trey explained, “We went to Europe to play street music, we were nineteen… The whole summer we were buskers, me and [Jon Fishman] when he still had that crazy long hair.” When asked what the setlist for their street performances was like, Trey responded: “It was parts, bits and pieces of what became ‘You Enjoy Myself’ and ‘Harry Hood’.” The story unfolded as Trey recalled crafting the various musical segments which eventually became the composed sections of YEM.He also shed some light on the inspiration for the song’s light-hearted title. “There was this guy we were hanging with, we just met him on the street and would just hang out for hours. He was Italian and barely spoke English at all, but we were laughing. One day we were walking around right near the Uffizi Museum, and he had one arm around me and one around Fishman, and he says, [in a thick Italian accent], “You know, when I am with you, you enjoy myself!” Watch Trey discuss the origins of “You Enjoy Myself” below:Trey Anastasio on the Origins of “You Enjoy Myself”[Video: SiriusXM]last_img read more

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Pac-Man Game Turns 40

first_imgJAMESTOWN – Pac-Man turns 40 today.It debuted in a Tokyo arcade on May 22, 1980 and became a game-changer in the video game world.It went on to become the most successful arcade game of all time. It led to all kinds of merchandise and became an icon of 1980’s pop culture.Pac-Man’s official website says it’s one of the most recognized images on the planet, with 90 percent brand recognition around the world. It all started with a young game designer named Toru Iwatani, who created the game for the Japanese games firm Namco.He says he never thought it would be loved and played so widely throughout the world. Share:Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to email this to a friend (Opens in new window)last_img

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Elizabeth A. Davis & More Complete Casting of City Center’s Zorba!

first_imgThe complete cast is now set for New York City Center Encores!’ production of Zorba! Tony nominee Elizabeth Davis will take on the role of The Widow, joining previously announced star John Turturro in the title role, Marin Mazzie as The Leader, Santino Fontana as Nico, Zoe Wanamekr as Hortense and Adam Chanler-Berat as Mimiko. Performances will run from May 6 through May 10. Walter Bobbie will direct.Davis made her Broadway debut in Once, which earned her a Tony nod. The ensemble will include Enrique Acevedo, Yusef Bulos, Laura D’Andre, Sean Ewing, Richard Gatta, Evangelia Kingsley, Nikka Graff Lanzarone, Vanessa Lemonides, Maria-Christina Oliveras, Michelle Peterson, David Scott Purdy, Waldemar Quinones-Villanueva, Matthew Rossoff, Rommy Sandhu, Gavriel Savit, Allysa Shorte, Evan D. Siegel, Joseph J. Simeone, Alex Syiek, Nicholas Ward and James Zannelli.The show features music by John Kander, lyrics by Fred Ebb and a book by Joseph Stein and follows a larger-than-life Greek jack-of-all-trades and his friendship with a young American student. The musical first premiered on Broadway in 1968 and features the songs “Life Is” and “Only Love.” View Commentslast_img read more

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