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Mike Gordon: Don’t Call Him ‘Cactus’

December 01, 2016

Mike Gordon may have been known as "Cactus" for Phish's entire musical career, but that doesn't mean he enjoys it. In a response to a tweet, Cact--Gordon explained the timeline of the nickname before adding he doesn't "like it at all. Friends don't call me it." 

For what it's worth, "Cactus" is a hell of a lot better than "Toidi Bowl." 

This isn't the first time Gordon has alluded to his "Cactus" nickname bugging him. A tweet from 2015 mentions he does mind it, and that "it was made to sound demeaning." Interesting. 

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