An essentially amateur music video created for the song "Esther" from the Phish album Junta, this early example of outside collaboration with the now-legendary jam band is a tribute to Phish's eclectic and interactive spirit. Shown to the public only once, between sets at a show at the Somerville Theater in Somerville, Massachusetts on July 19, 1991, the Esther video has gained semi-legendary status over the years as a footnote in Phish sourcebooks like The Pharmer's Almanac and as a series of shadowy images on fan videos of the event. It was a crude thing, more of a storyboard set to music than a real video, with a series of cartoonish drawings illustrating the vocals and primitive, repetitive computer art bridging the long instrumental sections that came between the song's narrative verses. I am the creator of both the drawings and the semi-animation that is the Esther video, and for these last fourteen years one of only a handful of people in possession of the video in its final form. I created it when I was a new college graduate, not yet settled on a path, and was therefore open to trying something more challenging than I could recognize. The Esther video was part work assignment, part artistic experiment, and, as it turns out, a small part of a much larger cultural phenomenon. It was, as I said, a crude thing as a video, but I'm proud of many of its elements, particularly the drawings, and I'm happy to bring that central part of it back out of limbo and onto the Web for Phish fans to (hopefully) enjoy.