Sneakin Salliez are custom painted music-inspired sneakers and feature a number of different designs! Most of the shoes are Phish/ Grateful Dead inspired but the artist is open to music related custom orders. Every pair of Sneakin Salliez are hand painted with satin acrylic paint and sealed with a gloss finish. Some designs are re-created with every shoe but never exactly the same, so each pair is completely unique.
From the artist, Meggy Schaeffer: “It makes me so happy that my artwork is involved with such a beautiful community and I am forever grateful to connect with my customers…it lights me up to light you up! Thank you so much for checking out my artwork!”
Pianist Holly Bowling, known for her transcription and performance of Phish’s “Tahoe Tweezer” announced today the recording of an album of Phish originals, “Distillation of a Dream.”
Melding her classical piano chops with a dedicated love of the music of Phish, “Distillation of a Dream” originates from Bowling’s obsession with Phish’s rendition of “Tweezer” from their 7/31/13 Lake Tahoe show. Bowling transcribed this 37-minute improvisational masterpiece note-for-note and arranged it for solo piano. The process, both painstaking and fulfilling, inspired Bowling to transform other Phish songs and well-known live jams into solo piano interpretations as well.
The dual experiences of studying classical piano since age five and attending close to 300 Phish shows have allowed Holly to unite elements from two divergent musical worlds and synthesize them into a creation all its own. Having transformed several notable Phish jams into solo piano works, Bowling has been fastidious in her commitment to note-for-note renderings of unique live performances of Phish’s music.
Bowling explains the evolution of these transcriptions, saying “I started doing these arrangements and transcriptions for myself, sort of as a hobby, because I really enjoyed it. When I performed them live though, I realized other people really loved hearing their favorite Phish songs and jams transformed into solo piano works. I was getting a lot of requests from people wanting to download a recording, but I didn’t have any good quality audio to offer up. So I decided to record this album.”
When asked the goal of her recorded album, Bowling stated, “I think it would be really amazing if ‘Distillation of a Dream’ influenced people who listen to Phish to expand their musical tastes into some of the solo piano music out there…and on the other side, for people who listen to classical music and would never dream of going to a Phish show to hear the band’s music in a different setting and maybe fall in love with the incredible music and compositions that this band has created.”
“Distillation of a Dream” includes two discs, the first highlighting Phish’s intricate songwriting, and the second a tribute to the spontaneous improvisation Phish creates during their live performances. The second disc, consisting entirely of “jam transcriptions”, contains three piano reinterpretations of standout live performances, including the “Tahoe Tweezer.” All tracks will be released as a double album on CD and the “Tahoe Tweezer” will also be released on 180 gram vinyl. A portion of the proceeds from sales of “Distillation of a Dream” will benefit The Mockingbird Foundation.
The album is available for pre-order exclusively through PledgeMusic.com. Every order includes an Access Pass, which provides videos of the transcription and arranging process, footage from the studio, updates on the album’s progress and a sneak peek at Bowling’s latest jam transcription. Pre-order for the album is available at www.pledgemusic.com/projects/distillationofadream
Disc One (55 minutes)
The Squirming Coil
Fly Famous Mockingbird
The Inlaw Josie Wales
My Friend My Friend
Silent in the Morning
A Song I Heard the Ocean Sing
Disc Two (67 minutes)
Mystery track – jam transcription TBA
Andrews Art Prints presents a new print inspired by the infamous Page Side, Rage Side.
From the artist: “I’ve been here before on countless occasions. Don’t get me wrong, I love Mike’s side, floors, behind the stage, out in the hallway, etc, etc. But I absolutely loooove to rage Page Side.”
This is a numbered and signed 1/200 limited edition print. It is printed on an 15″ by 18.5″ thick matted stock.
Introducing the Mockingbird Air Lines shirt. This design was inspired by something still in the works over at Jiggslot. The print on this shirt comes with a blue and white front and a one color back. The shirts are Gildan 100% preshrunk cotton with Long and Short sleeves available in both Sport Grey and Sand. Ladies shirts are available in sport grey only. Orders will be open for one week, starting now and will close on Wednesday April 15th around noon so don’t wait! Order Yours Here now!
Greetings from Phish! Could there a be better salutation? Tell the pholks you love how much they matter, the pholks who lost how much you care and tell your crew – it’s Party Time – with this new set of 5 greeting cards from Brian Chung, now available on Etsy.
Seriously what better way to add a personal touch when reaching out to a Phellow Phan.
Order the whole set of 5 onEtsy today for only $20!
The Mockingbird Foundation is excited to announce “Rutherford”, the first in a series of art prints commissioned for our upcoming book The Phish Companion – 3rd Edition. Gloriously executed by the brilliant David Welker, the artist behind Phish’s Rift cover art, this print features an armor-suited Rutherford plunging into the depths of a raging river. Framed by rich Gamehendgian imagery, David’s stunning interpretation will be reproduced in TPC3 to introduce the first era of Phish.
This is the first in a series of eight art prints being created by top artists, each representing a different era of the band’s career. Each print will be reproduced in full color in TPC3, and also sold as limited edition prints (both individually, and as a complete set). More details about the print series will be released in the coming weeks.
David has created a special mirror foil edition of “Rutherford”, which we are excited to make available via our friends at Bottleneck Gallery. This screenprint measures 24″ x 18″, is printed on mirror foil paper (similar to David’s acclaimed Alpharetta ’14 print), and has an edition size of 600. (There will also be a standard edition of the print, to be sold at a later date.)
The mirror foil edition of “Rutherford” will go on sale at 12:00 noon EDT on March 31, 2015, via the Bottleneck Gallery website, for $100. Sales are limited to one per person.
Time for the Meatstick (shirts)! ‘The Meatstick’ has featured Japanese lyrics nearly every time since the Japan 2000 tour when the simple lyrics were included in the sing-along/dance-along tune. This shirt uses Kanji to match up Japanese and English lyrics to the beloved song. Special thanks to Yasu for the translation to Japanese.
This shirt is printed on Gildan Sport gray shirts and comes with free shipping and a free sticker. Sizes run Small through XXXLarge. Orders will ship in late March. To order a shirt, visit the PhanArt Store.
Second is The Sloth – Framed with glass front – limited edition print (1/10), original graphic artwork from Doc’s Gamehendge Collection. Made in photoshop, printed on cardstock, and framed by PhamilyArtDesigns.
“The Sloth” features an illustrated Sloth head atop Omar from “The Wire.” The Sloth has a bulletproof vest on and a shotgun; Flying pieces of paper with subtle lyrical text surround him, and a smiling Trey is in the rearview mirror.
$27.50 Buy now: The Sloth
10% of sales by this artist will be donated to The Mockingbird Foundation.
Great thanks and appreciation goes to the following artists who were featured on PhanArt over September, October, November and December of 2013! With these donations, PhanArt and Friends raised more than $4,000 for the 2014 calendar year and over $18,000 since August 2009 for The Mockingbird Foundation. Immense gratitude goes to the dozens of artists and supportive patrons who made this possible. Through their incredible generosity and spreading their art on PhanArt, these donations to The Mockingbird Foundation will help to promote music education throughout the country.
Please give thanks and support the following artists featured on PhanArt this past fall who donated to The Mockingbird Foundation: