Late in 2018, Katy Tur’s two favorite worlds—politics and Phish—crossed at her day job when drummer and local Maine politician Jon Fishman joined her on MSNBC Live to discuss an issue for which he has fought for some time, ranked-choice voting. You can watch Katy Tur’s on-air interview with Jon Fishman here. The sign-off borrowed lyrics from “Cavern”, “Mike’s Song”, “Wading in the Velvet Sea”, “Silent In The Morning”, “Split Open and Melt”, and “Wilson”. You can read the transcript and watch the video of the monologue below:So guys—the time is near, the mission’s clear, it is later than we think. 2018 is coming to a close, and you’ll want something to drink. The White House is trapped in time and Congress doesn’t know what to do. These schemes of theirs, we can see right through. So I took a moment from my day and wrapped it up in things you say, and mailed it off to your address. You’ll get it pretty soon unless D.C. stays silent in the morning. So time to put your money where your mouth is. Deduct the carrots from your pay, you worthless, swampy fool. Run the wide load to the lip and watch the big core crack and glow. I talked to Christian, Rog, and Pete the same. They gave some last advice: Give the director a serpent deflector, a mudrat detector, a ribbon reflector, a cushion convector, a picture of nectar! And whatever you do, take care of your shoes. See you in 2019.Katy Tur Phishy 2018 Sign-Off[Video: MSNBC]After saying goodbye to 2018 at work, Tur headed down to Madison Square Garden, where she rang in the New Year with Phish and hung with Tom Marshall backstage. Katy Tur finished off her year on Monday with, you guessed it, more not-so-subtle Phish references. Much like she did to end 2017, the MSNBC news anchor signed off for the year by stringing together a slew of lyrical references that loosely pertained to current political events but, in actuality, really just gave her one last chance to raise her Phish fan flag on national TV before the calendars flipped to 2019.