The bassist finishes a documentary on the band Gov't Mule

By Tom Sinclair
November 15, 2001 at 05:00 AM EST
Mike Gordon Illustration by Thomas Fuchs

Phish may be on indefinite hiatus, but bassist Mike Gordon has been busy reeling in new projects. Having unleashed his first feature film, ”Outside In,” last year, he recently completed his second directorial effort, ”On the Banks,” a docu-pic on the making of Southern-fried jam band Gov’t Mule’s latest CD, ”The Deep End Volume 1.”

The album, conceived as a tribute to late Mule bassist Allen Woody, features an assortment of bass titans, including John Entwistle, Flea, Jack Bruce, and Gordon himself. ”This is sort of my quest for the essence of bass,” says Gordon, who expects the film to be released on DVD next year and to also have a limited theatrical run. As for when Phish might get back together, Gordon is noncommittal: ”We currently have no plans, though we did have a band meeting recently and it was fun and nice. Everyone’s getting along.”