Zac Cohen

“The secret of durable pigments, prophetic sonnets, the refuge of art.” — Lolita. Digital Strategy @BlankSpaceMedia. Essays on Phish @TheBabysMouth


Why I Moved to Colorado

I’ve been in Denver four weeks. It seems not that long.

People here are used to new arrivals. It’s part of the history of the place. One gets the impression that Denver’s always been a bit of a way station, and that it might always will be. The people I’ve been meeting really want to know why I have moved though. Their interest is genuine. They ask…


Rethinking Time/

A few weeks ago Apple revealed their long awaited TV.

No they didn’t.

They revealed the Apple iCar.


So I quit smoking. 15 years. Half a pack a day. Sometimes more. Rarely less. I’d quit a few times over the years, and each time I’d end up with some new ailment. Bronchitis one time. Walking Pneumonia the next. You almost die just from quitting. That’s how fucked up smoking is.

Even then, I wasn’t ready to give up smoking. I liked it too much. What it did for me. How it functioned for me. What it…


Trees, Meet Forest


You think you see it all, but it’s impossible. So you surround yourself with people who can see for you, who can cover your blind spots, and you hope and trust that they are watching what needs to be watched. You can’t even begin to think about what those things are. Because you are neck deep building something for which there is no model to review, no template to follow…

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Why I Moved to Colorado

I’ve been in Denver four weeks. It seems not that long.

People here are used to new arrivals. It’s part of the history of the place. One gets the impression that Denver’s always been a bit of a way station, and that it might always will be. The people I’ve been meeting really want to know why I have moved though. Their interest is genuine. They ask…


Dancing on the Edge of a Volcano

A Love Story


Unlike last year, when I had a pretty well-calibrated internal map of how the Summer and Fall might go, I had almost no…


Spongeworthy

How to BE at Shows


For the past several years, I’ve afforded Phish a great deal of power. Over me, in me, with me, for me. This was a conscious decision. Two years ago I could feel how the trajectory of my life was unaligned with my hopes and dreams, how place, people and situation was beginning to cause friction for me.


Spongeworthy

How to Be at Shows


For the past several years, I’ve afforded Phish a great deal of power. Over me, in me, with me, for me. This was a conscious decision. Two years ago I could feel how the trajectory of my life was unaligned with my hopes and dreams, how place, people and situation was beginning to cause friction for me.


Phish Reviews Me

Saratoga, Night 1.


When you invest enough of yourself into something else, anything else, that thing, whatever it may be, becomes one of the primary…


House of Cards Season 2 

Marble and Blood


It took me a couple of days longer that I would have liked, but I did manage to finish House of Cards in a weekend sprint…


Values Based Artistic Patronage

Thoughts on building a NEW Record Label


Look this is super fascinating. And by fascinating, I mean cringe-worthy and vomit…