100 Things Phish Fans Should Know& Do Before They Die

Triumph Books

JUNE, 2018


"Why Phish? Because Phish is so much more than a band. Phish is a culture, a phenomenon, a dance party, a celebration, an inside joke and a practical joke all the same. Phish is a 30-minute psychedelic improvisational meltdown, followed by a two minute 100-year-old a cappella barbershop quartet song. Phish is composition and improvisation. Phish is both humble and confident; spontaneous and rehearsed; four musicians, yet larger than the sum of their parts."

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Watch live interview on Relix.com (May 29, 2018)

The last american gypsy: chronicles of phish tour 2004

august, 2016


Join Andy P. Smith as he travels the country from Phish show to Phish show, from The Mothership in Hampton to the mud fields of Coventry, during what was slated to be the band’s final tour and final festival. This book chronicles the author's bittersweet adventure that was Phish Tour 2004.

Note: This book was previously published as part of Welcome to the Land of Cannibalistic Horses.


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Travel photo books: Iceland, belize, & more



I love to travel and always bring my camera (Sony NEX-6). Over the years, I’ve self-published a number of travel photography books of my adventures in Iceland, Belize, Hungary, Austria, Romania, Slovakia, Portugal, and more.

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Welcome to the land of cannibalistic horses

APril, 2005


I wrote the book Welcome to the Land of Cannibalistic Horses during the 2004 Presidential campaigns while criss-crossing the USA in a bright green RV. Illustrated and designed by Mike Force, Cannibalistic Horses is a nearly 600-page tomb of personal narrative, comics, profiles, political reportage, and cultural criticism.

The book tells the story of visiting Orlando, Florida in search of Freedom and instead finding myself drug-addled in the Happiest Place on Earth… While contemplating who has the best job in America, I interviewed the organ player at Wrigley Field. And, on a whim, I snuck into the BET awards and the Democratic National Convention.

The book also features interviews with Wesley Willis, David LaChapelle, Bernardine Dohrn, Dan Savage, Jim Coch, Gloria Feldt and more.

Selected essays on Medium.com