Published: January 9, 2021
Updated: December 26, 2021
You can watch the 3 Jon Fishman Interview videos here on this post or you can click through to the Lead Safe Mama YouTube channel.
On Christmas Eve 2020 I had a great video chat with Jon Fishman (drummer of the band Phish). In addition to just catching up and being silly (Jon is always entertaining to talk to!) the chat focuses on “all things Lead” (including discussing his experience with his child’s Lead exposure). The video above is the first of three “Ten Minutes With Tamara” video segments from this interview— please check out all three of the videos [I have embedded all three of them at the bottom of this post]!
Each also has their own summary post here on the Lead Safe Mama website (link here), and you can also find them directly on the Lead Safe Mama YouTube channel. Thank you for taking the time to watch them. Here’s what one reader on Reddit had to say after watching the videos:
Topics included in Part 1 of The Jon Fishman Christmas Eve Interview:
- Jon’s Phish water bottle (which may have Lead!)
- Lead in stainless steel baby bottles
- Hydroflasks are a Lead-free alternative
- Licking Leaded garbage pails in Vermont….
- Which vacuum does Jon use for his performances? Does it have Lead?
- What is Jon’s favorite fan group?
- How being involved in politics is like being in a band! (Jon’s experience in politics in Maine)
- Lead in controlled burns for fireman training / practice burns
If you are interested in learning more about childhood Lead poisoning and consumer goods safety issues, you can also check out the other videos in the Ten Minutes With Tamara video series on YouTube – including interviews with parents from around the globe (New Zealand, Australia, Canada, and The United States are represented so far!) Click here to see those videos!
And there’s also a documentary feature film [that Jon helped with!]
For a deeper dive in to the issue of childhood Lead poisoning, the full documentary feature film that I produced and directed (with help on the production side from Jon Fishman, too – as an Executive Producer of the project) can be seen at the following link (this is a private / commercial-free preview screener link* for the film on Vimeo): https://vimeo.com/156169133/7915741044 The film also includes music donated by The Who, Tom Waits, Glen Moore [of the band, Oregon)], Maia Sharp, and others. Highlights include footage from my interview with Noam Chomsky, and from my 2016 presentation with Bernie Sanders in Flint, Michigan.
*We are working on getting distribution for the film – so this is a temporary link that may become unavailable at any time. ff you have not seen the film yet, and this link is not working, please e-mail TamaraRubin@mac.com, and I will let you know how you can watch the film.
Thanks for being engaged in this conversation for childhood Lead-poisoning prevention, and consumer goods safety. Just taking the time to learn about this issue makes a difference. If you are inclined to stay up to date on the latest posts, news and consumer goods testing results from Lead Safe Mama, LLC, please do follow and subscribe to Lead Safe Mama in all the places! (Instagram, Facebook, Twitter, YouTube, our e-mail newsletter, etc.) Thank you. 🙂
Happy New Year!