September 14, 2020 3 min read
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If a private school in Princeton doesn’t appear as the most obvious settings to form one of the world’s most popular bands beloved by cannabis consumers everywhere, you may want to think again. It all started when a young Tom Marshall met Trey Anastasio as a classmate at the Princeton Day School in New Jersey. The two 8th graders instantly hit it off as friends and noticed they each had a way with words and a musical approach that complemented one another. They gathered to jam in between classes, and soon became the musical talk of the town, or at least the local house party. Now that band is Phish, with over 300 songs, 25 albums, and 1600 live shows with a unique setlist, thanks to a combination of good chemistry—and great weed.
On the latest episode of Wana Brand’s new podcast, Enhance Your Life, Tom dives more into how cannabis enhances his connection to music. The episode also features RJ Bee, who started as an avid Phish fan trading their live tapes and is now the co-founder and owner with Marshall of the podcast network and entertainment company Osiris Media, producing a slew of 420 friendly shows on the roster curated for passionate fans.
Tom shares the connection between cannabis and his ability to experience music from a holistic yet finely detailed perspective. “It helps me unravel what’s going on. I hear stuff better, I hear the layers a lot better, and I also marvel more at the artistry of it. It opens the side of my brain that allows me to be more impressed than I am.”