You could win a FREE ticket (Sec. 222) to the Phish NYE show on December 31, 2012 at Madison Square Garden in New York!
There are three ways to WIN:
1. GEAR UP! Visit our online store and use promo code PHISHNYE at checkout to receive a 10% discount on your order (on top of the store-wide 5% off). For every $10 you spend, you will receive one entry into the ticket giveaway drawing.The more gear you grab, the more chances you have to win!
AND, if your order includes any one of our reusable products (LED Gloves and/or LED Shoe Laces), you will receive twice as many entries into the ticket giveaway drawing from that order. Go green or stay home!
PLUS, we’ll throw in a few extras so that we can really party down on NYE! Included with your order, at no extra charge, will be one (1) Pair of Glow Glasses (frames only), one (1) YEM Family Decal, one (1) YEM Family Koozy and one (1) GSW Sticker.
That’s over $10 of goodies for FREE, and a chance to WIN a ticket to the Phish show on New Year’s Eve!
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Back with more pins, Pauly Pins! Here are three more pins that are inspired by Phish.
The Backwards Down the Number Line pin is featured using the Back to the Future logo style. This pin is made of hard enamel and a limited edition of 50. The pin is 1 1/8″ long. The cost is $12 with shipping.
The Inferno Bass pin features Mike Gordon’s bass that is a limited edition in a series of 100. The pin is 1 1/8″, hard enamel, double backed, and numbered. This pin is inspired by Phish’s Alpine Valley 6-21-2009 Frankenstein. The cost is $12 with shipping.
The Cactus/Destiny Unbound pin is first in a series of Band Tribute Pins from NJP Productions & Pauly Pins. This pin is a limited edition of 100. This pin is unique that features the golf kart that glows, the wheels spin, the cactus has green glitter, and all the font is silk-screened. The cost of the pin is $20 with shipping.
Among the iconic Phish tours of the 1.0 era is The Island Run, four shows played at Nassau Coliseum on Long Island and at Providence Civic Center in Rhode Island. These shows kept the fire of 1997 rolling along and set the stage for a phenomenal 1998. Dave Calarco, aka Mr. Miner, wrote extensively on the Island Run and later collaborated with MYFE. Designs to create a set of pins that represent these shows in a creative and artistic way. Dave offered some insight into his pins in a short Q&A below. Pick these great pins up, its a fine example of the band’s music inspiring the art of the fans!
PhanArt: Why did you choose to make pins that feature Island Tour jams?
Mr. Miner: I wanted to fuse the lastest fad in Phish memorabilia with some of the most memorable shows of all time. These four jams are four of my favorite pieces of music the band has ever played.
PhanArt: What is so special about this run of shows that has put them into the history books as one of the most notable runs ever?
Mr. Miner: The Island Run needs no introduction. Four shows that were spontaneously announced in the spring of ’98, because the band was teeming with creativity have become legend in the Phish community. Following the well-loved tours of Fall and New Years ’97, the band had a European jaunt planned for June—but they couldn’t wait that long. They wanted to play now. And the rest is history. As they began to blend a spacey ambiance into their funk stylings of ’97, Phish dropped, arguably, the greatest four-night run of their career in Nassau and Providence, resulting in timeless jams that sit amongst best of all-time.
PhanArt: What are your top highlights of the run?
Mr. Miner:4/2: Wolfman’s -> Sally -> Relax -> Twist; 4/3: Mike’s -> Old Home Place -> Weekapaug, Roses > Piper; 4/4: Tweezer, Birds > 2001 > Brother, Ghost, Harry Hood; 4/5: Oh Kee Pah > YEM, Disease > Yamar, Possum -> Cavern
Twist, April 2nd, 1998
Coming late in the second set of The Island Run’s opening show, this “Twist” jam elevated in full, giving us the first true sense that something greater was at work. What started as an outrageous Phish concert had turned into a completely sublime experience. As “Twist” reached a higher plane, Kuroda blanketed the venue with moving, narrow white beams of light, creating an overwhelmingly, extra-terrestrial feel. As the futuristic music with this alien lighting display, a powerfully cathartic moment crystallized; a moment so surreal that if you were there, you’ll never forget the Nassau “Twist.” We paused the video at the exact moment, capturing a screen shot of the lights, as precisely as they were during the jam. – Mr. Miner
This pin features Kuroda’s lights, measures 1.5″, has two posts on the back and is stamped with the show date, MYFE/Miner logos and pin # out of 250. The cost for this pin is $20 plus shipping.
Roses/Piper, April 3rd, 1998
Hailed by many fans as their favorite jam of all time, “Roses -> Piper” is a household term in any Phishy abode, and has come to define the astounding capabilities of Phish for an entire generation. Kicking off the second set, this timeless pairing covered 45 minutes of the greatest improv you’ll ever hear. April 3, 1998—a night that will always live in infamy—is eternally synonymous with this unparalleled jam. – Mr. Miner
This pin features Roses and the red worm surrounding Nassau Coliseum, measures 1.5″, has two posts on the back and is stamped with the show date, MYFE/Miner logos and pin # out of 250. The cost for this pin is $20 plus shipping.
Birds/2001, April 4th, 1998
Blending spacier textures —sounds that would come to define 1998—to say the interplay within this “Birds” is airtight would be a gross understatement. Carving a ferocious and forward-looking jam out of the brand new song, Trey hit the final chord of the song with a delay effect that immediately morphed into the beginning of “2001.” Crafting an alien-like ambiance before liftoff, with Fish’s snare hit, Phish spun into one of the elite versions of “2001” ever played. Clocking in at over half hour of infectious improv, the pairing of “Birds > 2001” is but another timeless paring of Island Run lore – Mr. Miner
This pin features a space helmet with birds in the visor reflection, measures 1.5″, has two posts on the back and is stamped with the show date, MYFE/Miner logos and pin # out of 250. The cost for this pin is $20 plus shipping.
Oh Kee Pah/YEM, April 5th, 1998
Rolling with the momentum of the past few nights, Phish came out and played one of my favorite versions of “You Enjoy Myself” in history. Taken entirely by surprise, the audience erupted as the band dropped into “YEM” out of “The Oh Kee Pah Ceremony” for the only time in their career! This move signified a rabid band ready to tear apart the Civic Center once again, and what a way to get the party started! One night we had an idea: instead of spelling out “Oh Kee Pah”—both literally and figuratively—we’d include images of all the elements that comprised the band’s infamous, collegiate rites of passage. We’ll let you do the detective work from here. – Mr. Miner
This pin features a trampoline superimposed on the state of Rhode Island, measures 1.5″, has two posts on the back and is stamped with the show date, MYFE/Miner logos and pin # out of 250. The cost for this pin is $20 plus shipping.
Collectible Display Tower
This special collector’s set commemorates those four legendary nights in April 1998 in Long Island and Rhode Island. Each pin depicts the peak jam/sequence from each night as considered by Mr. Miner. To push this series over the edge, each matching set will arrive in a customized, crystal-clear plexi-glass Tower display that fully reveals both sides of these jewels.
The cost for the plexiglass tower and set of 4 matching number pins is $60 plus shipping
If you are in the Connecticut area next week, head down to Blank Space Gallery in Milford on Friday October 19th for “Same as it Ever Was: A Talking Heads Group Show”. This art exhibit features work by David Welker, Nate Duval, Justin Helton, James Flames, and others artists from around the country.
Attendees will be able to view exclusive new work by: Tracie Ching, Goatface, Dan Grzeca, Brain Methe, Branden Otto and more. The gallery is located just steps from the Metro North station, in the heart of downtown Milford. You can find more info here
Great thanks and appreciation goes to the following artists who were featured on PhanArt over August and September! Their incredible generosity and efforts to spread the art and donation to The Mockingbird Foundation in the process will help to promote music education throughout the country.
Total: $134 and 33 posters, four ties, 1 shirt and 6 stickers raised for The Mockingbird Foundation through donations made by artists via sales on PhanArt.net and at Phish shows. Please continue to support these generous artists!
If you would like to purchase any of the items donated, please contact Pete at phanart (at) gmail.com
Screens ‘n’ Suds’ mission is to enhance appreciation for craft beer and art while raising money for charity. “Screens” as in screen printing—posters, t-shirts and the like ‘n’ “Suds” as in beer—malt, hops, yeast and water. Since 2009, Screens ‘n’ Suds activities have generated over $50,000 for the National Multiple Sclerosis Society and other charities through sales of beer-inspired art donated by artists from around the country, MS Walks, beer dinners, and events.
Saturday 11/3/2012 is the Screens ‘N’ Suds Big Event from 4pm-9pm at Gallery5
No cover charge, suggested $5 donation. All ages, 21+ to drink.
All proceeds from Screens ‘n’ Suds table sales and donations benefit MS Society and Gallery5.
Tentative Brewery line-up: Hardywood Park, Legend, Starr Hill, Midnight Brewing, Devil’s Backbone, Dogfish Head, New Belgium, Sierra Nevada, Blue Mountain, Terrapin, and St. George.
Screens ‘n’ Suds Inaugural Brew: Look out for a very special collaboration between Hardywood Park and Screens ‘n’ Suds. There will be a very small amount of limited edition, signed and numbered bottles available at the event.
Screens ‘n’ Suds 2012 Fall Series for Sal
In celebration of Screens ‘n’ Suds 4th year, the 2012 fall print edition theme will be “Quad.” In Suds terms, Quad is short for Quadrupel, a trappist style strong ale of great strength and flavor. The strongest of the four common trappist styles, the Quadrupel is generally a dark ale with big flavors of dark fruit. In Screens terms, artists explore the artistic world of “Quad” or “Four.”
Belgian beers, including Trappist, Abbey, and American-Brewed Belgian-style beers paired expertly with several mouth-watering courses prepared by TJ’s award-winning chefs
Screens ‘n’ Suds prints and tees available for purchase benefitting charity
Menu, beer pairings, and pricing will be available shortly.
RSVPs are required.
Screens ‘n’ Suds Halloween Fan Bar Crawl, including a scavenger hunt for prizes, Wednesday 10/31 at 6pm, at several baris in Carytown and The Fan
Screens ‘n’ Suds Fall 2012 Print Series preview and first tasting Thursday 11/1 from 4-9pm at Hardywood Park Brewery
Gallery5 First Friday Opening and Fall 2012 Print Series preview with beer from featured Virginia Breweries and screen print artists displaying and selling their art and merch Friday 11/2 7-10pm at Gallery5
Screens ‘n’ Suds Big Event RVA – QUAD – Four Years Celebrating Beer, Art, Music and Charity – Saturday 11/3 at Gallery5. More info here
Second Annual Autumn Bottom Brews & Art Show Featuring Local Brews, Food, Live Music, and Art Sunday11/4 12-5pmat 17th Street Farmers Market
A collaborative pin from Budsand Pauly Pinshas created a new Possum pin. This 1.5″ tall cloisonne hard enamel pin (without epoxy) has double backing and is backstamped with each number out of 200. The cost of each pin is $12 plus $ 2.99 shipping and can be purchased on Buds’ site.