Mike Gordon (Phish bass player) was all over town this weekend. If you go out a lot in NYC, you've probably seen him around but this weekend he was all over. I went to Bonerama on friday night and saw him backstage chatting with Fred Wesely. THat was a sweet show, with Fred on trombone and Stanton Moore of Galactic on drums. No bass player, though, just a kick-ass Sousaphone player. Afterwards, we headed to the knit for some Col. Bruce Hampton and the Codetalkers. We made it for the second set and ended up getting in free (!), and just in time to see Mike Gordon sit in for the whole set on bass (!!). Very good stuff. He was playing a Lakland Hollowbody and unfortunately it wasn't too well defined as it was going through the PA. He's a great player, lots of intricate stuff while really holding down the groove-- and for songs that I'm not sure he even knew. I really love his style-- his basslines are very converstional and flowing without being too flashy. Later on in the weekend he sat in wiht the Allmans for Southbound and Col Bruce again on banjo with Warren Haynes.... and heard some rumours that he sat in with Steve Kimock. All in all a good weekend to be in NYC.