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Fly Famous Mockingbird – New Pin from PaulyPins

“The Tree of Knowledge in your soul will grow”. On February 7th, 1988, Fly Famous Mockingbird made its live debut at Nectars. 25 years later and now our faithful friend can be yours with this new Limited Edition Fly Famous Mockingbird Pin, another great creation from PaulyPins.

Fly Famous Mockingbird

pinMockingbird (2)
1.25″ – LE 100 3 styles.
(34 Gold, 33 silver, 33 bronze)
$16 free shipping. Send to paulypins@gmail.com paypal send as gift thanks.











 

Donations for Mockingbird, Early Spring 2012

Special thanks goes to the following artists who were featured on PhanArt over March and April! They have been incredibly generous and through their efforts and donations, they will support the efforts of Mockingbird Foundation to promote music education throughout the country.

Total: 11 pieces of PhanArt and $180.42 donated to The Mockingbird Foundation. Adding in the $1000 total raised at First Tube Poster Show on June 16th and that brings the yearly total up to over $2600 and the overall total to over $8000!

Antelope necktubes, cause it’s gonna be cold cold cold cold cold!

Presenting a very heady, very sensible piece of Phish clothing we fully endorse over here at PhanArt: The Antelope NeckTube!

First things first - What the heck is a NeckTube? Well, it’s a durable microfiber polyester/lycra pullover that fits loosely around your neck that you can pull up to cover up the lower part of your face and neck (hence the name, necktube). A softshell necktube, it is ideal for when you are biking, hiking, walking, snowmobiling, or pretty much any other activity where you want to keep cold air from rushing down your neck!
An added bonus, Antelope AND Tube; that makes for some tasty cowfunk jams. A strong selling point.

Neck tube

Antelope NeckTube

NeckTubes are machine washable, durable, will not fade and retains their cylindrical shape with no stretching! Created from a ‘technical fabric’, it keep moisture away from skin and is highly breathable, as well as being wind-resistant and water repellent. They were designed and printed digitally in England by Simon Ossitt, a Phish fan from the other side of the pond.

These qualities make it ideal for use in windy and wet conditions where you might need protection for your face or neck but are working hard and also need that extra comfort from the breathability, making it great for biking and trekking, but very adaptable…. these were designed by motorcyclists after all.

Another cool thing about the fabric is that it wont fuzz as fast as some of the competition due to the durability of the weave. They can also be worn as a skullcap or headband.

A portion of each sale will be donated to The Mockingbird Foundation.

Cost:$23.49 which includes shipping

“TAKE THE SPIRIT OF THE ANTELOPE WITH YOU WHEREVER YOU GO!!!”

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Heady NeckTube

Three Festival 8 Posters and Pins: Auction for Mockingbird

Bid Now on this great auction to benefit Mockingbird Foundation!

You are bidding on a set of TWO Phish pins from Festival 8 in Indio, CA, TWO Posters from Festival 8 and a poster of the Phish 3D movie filmed at Festival 8

by Lizzy Layne

by Franky Scaglione

The items for this auction were donated by

Central Part of Town Pins – Wolfman’s Brother and Frankenstein pins
www.centralpartoftownpins.blogspot.com

Lizzy Layne – Big Black Furry Creature From Mars Poster

http://flavors.me/lizzylayne#525/flickr

Franky Scaglione – Octopus Festival 8 Poster

http://frankyscaglione.blogspot.com/

Phish 3D poster via opening night poster giveaway

All proceeds from this auction will benefit the Mockingbird Foundation, which supports music education across the country. Check out www.mbird.org for more info.

How can you support music education in schools?

With major cuts to education being implemented in state budgets throughout the country, the need to support students is at an all time high. When the ax falls on school budgets, the first to go are typically the arts and music programs. In this day of strained budgets and a heavy emphasis on test-intensive subjects such as science and math, schools in less well-to-do towns and city neighborhoods are often not so lucky. When the time comes for costs to be cut, the arts are seen as expendable — if not frills, then at least not essential to an education that will turn out productive members of America’s economic machinery. The arts and education have been intricately intertwined since the Greeks set up their first schools, with a focus on philosophy, art, mathematics and music, the first three relating to and impacting directly the most important of those, music.

A music education is critical in the development of a well-rounded education and helps to prepare students for life with a greater focus on self-discipline, improved focus and increased ease in learning and synthesizing abstract information. To ignore music is to set our students back in their academic progress and limit their capabilties in future endeavors. Treating music, art and even foreign language as an unnecessary appendage that can be cut as needed lessens the ability for the youth of the nation to develop strong backbones in the academic rigors that are avoidable when the budget ax falls, namely Math, Science, History and English.

This past weekend, The Mockingbird Foundation celebrated their 14th birthday since being founded by Phish fans and becoming incorporated as a non-profit organization in 1997. The purpose and goal of the all-volunteer non-profit Mockingbird Foundation is to raise money for the purpose of donating monetary grants for music education in America. Through sales of The Phish Companion I and II, Sharin’ in the Groove (a Phish cover album) and donations from fans as well as a portion of sales from LivePhish.com releases. In the past 14 years, the Mockingbird Foundation has distributed 193 grants, in 42 states, totalling more than $620,000. Later today, a new round of grants will be issued, ensuring that music education will continue to be made a focus in communities througout the country.

What can YOU do to support music education?

Buy goods on Amazon through Mockingbird

Make a direct donation to The Mockingbird Foundation

Buy a copy of PhanArt: The Art of the Fans of Phish, a 400+ page coffee table book featuring the art made by Phish fans over the course of the band’s first 21 years.

Pick up a copy of The Phish Companion or Sharin’ in the Groove

Each artist and Phish fan taking part in this website voluntarily donates money from sales (typically 10%) or art to be used in future auctions to benefit The Mockingbird Foundation.

Tell your representatives, school board and friends to support the arts and music education in schools, as they are vital to ensuring that students stay competitive and well-rounded in their education through academic reinforcement.

To apply for a grant from The Mockingbird Foundation, visit their funding page.

- PhanArt Pete Mason

$10 Phish 3D posters to benefit Mockingbird!

PhanArt hosted a fundraiser for Mockingbird at the Revere, MA opening of Phish 3D on 4/20/10. We were given a number of Phish 3D posters and are making the remainder of them available. There are only 7 posters left, each available for $10. $7 of each poster sold will go direct to Mockingbird Foundation (the other $3 goes to shipping costs). PhanArt will match each poster sold. If we sell them all, its a collective donation of $100 to music education!




Sweet Evie Auction for Mockingbird!

Another auction for Mockingbird, this one via Sweet Evie by Charlotte Kruse. Great for the ladies and an awesome handmade creation! CLICK HERE TO BID NOW!

This gorgeous Pear Sweet Evie “Lacey” Headband is made with the highest quality super soft and stretchy trim, grosgrain ribbon and a beautiful vintage glass button, which is one of a kind in the collection. The feathers are 2 amazing pear colored peacock feathers, a beautiful ostrich feather and a tiny peacock feathers. This feminine style can be worn four different ways! Across your head in the “flapper” style with the feather either going forwards or backwards, or as a regular headband with the band under your hair and across the top of your head, with the feathers going up or down.

This is a great gift for your girlfriend or special someone in your life around the holidays.

This headband is a one of a kind piece, handmade in Los Angeles by designer Charlotte Kruse. Enjoy!

Wear Your Music Mike Gordon bracelet auction for Mockingbird

CLICK HERE TO BID

This auction to benefit the Mockingbird Foundation is unique and custom made. Donated by Wear Your Music, the bracelet is created out of the guitar strings of Mike Gordon’s bass. This specific bracelet will be made to the specifications of the winner’s wrist.

Mike Gordon’s Wear Your Music page

This bracelet will ship direct, although it will take UP TO 3 WEEKS to create it because it is CUSTOM CRAFTED.

a sample bracelet, actual bracelet make look different

This auction is sponsored by PhanArt: The Art of the Fans of Phish – www.phanart.net/blog

All monies from this sale will benefit the Mockingbird Foundation, which supports music education throughout the country. mbird.org

About Wear Your Music

Propelled by a love for music and a desire to give back to the community, Wear Your Music was founded by two people, music-loving financier Steve Bernstein and jewelry artist Hannah Garrison. Founded over coffee, Craigslist and a pile of guitar strings in August of 2007, the company and its guitar string bracelet projects have since raised nearly a half million dollars total for more than 60 charities.

Combining fashion, music and philanthropy, Wear Your Music has created two similar, yet distinct, lines of unisex music-related jewelry. The original line, the Wear Your Music Artist Bracelet, is a series of bangle-style bracelets crafted from used guitar strings, donated by over 150 artists (such as Eric Clapton, Jack Johnson, Bonnie Raitt, Trey Anastasio and Ani DiFranco). They are sold on the Wear Your Music website (below), with 100% of profits going to a charity selected by the artist. In this way, fans feel close to their favorite artist and the artist’s charity benefits.

The overwhelming response to the artist bracelets inspired the two to release a low-priced line of unisex, one-size-fits-all guitar string bracelets. Available in 7 colors, these have been very popular with nearly every age group and again, a portion of the profits is donated to charity. WYM also provides a range of other music merchandise, from charms to necklaces. WYM has received a warm media reception by such outlets as People, InStyle, Time Out NYC, The Today Show and MTV. Music fans on 4 continents have snatched up bracelets from their favorite artists, and the artists themselves have given the project their ready support and participation. Today, with more artists joining daily, there are no signs of Wear Your Music slowing down.

Six Years of PhanArt: The Art of the Fans of Phish!

Today marks 6 years since the start of PhanArt: The Art of the Fans of Phish! Over the past 6 years, we have made every effort to archive and compile the collection of Phish created fan-art (PhanArt) for purposes of historical and cultural preservation, create a book of this art for benefit of Mockingbird Foundation, and developed the PhanArt Blog as a central marketplace for fans, artists and PhanArtists to sell their wares and creations, with a percentage of all sales benefiting Mockingbird Foundation.

These past 6 years have been amazing and continue to get better. It took 4 years to get the PhanArt book to print, and so far we have sold over 430 copies of PhanArt: The Art of the Fans of Phish, featuring 1600 pieces of Phish PhanArt, collected well over 500 new pieces of PhanArt for a second edition of the book to be completed at a later date, and provided the Phish community with an outlet for their creativity when the lots arent open.

Our Mission Statement remains the same: PhanArt’s mission is to compile and preserve art created by Phish fans for the Phish community and, in the course of such work, to also benefit The Mockingbird Foundation, which raises funds for music education for children.

We look forward to seeing all the great art this fall for the New Years run, and ask you to spread the word about PhanArt to your friends and phamily!

Phamily Poker Tournament

Update 10/16/10: PhanArt is proud to Sponsor the 2010 Phamily Poker Classic. Posters, shirts and a copy of PhanArt: The Art of the Fans of Phish will be included as prizes in the event.

Announcing the 2010 Phamily Poker Classic!

The Phamily Poker Classic is a No Limit Texas Hold-em event that is for the phans and taking place in Atlantic City in the afternoon of October 30th with the final table taking place in the afternoon of October 31st. The Phamily Poker Classic is a completely non profit event with a portion of the proceeds going to The Mockingbird Foundation and the rest to the prize pool along with other cool donated items. The Tropicana Hotel & Casino is being gracious enough to help us run this event and with their help, I know that this will be a great experience for all involved!

Every player in The Phamily Poker Classic will have an opportunity to win the Tournament Bad Beat Progressive Jackpot. As of 9/12 the jackpot is currently at $49,768. Full details and rules for the Tournament Bad Beat Jackpot can be found here.

Each table will have a bounty player. This player is playing for the benefit of The Mockingbird Foundation and a special prize will be given to the player who knocks a bounty player out of the tournament. If a bounty player knocks another bounty player out of the tournament, then the latter bounty player’s prize (or prizes) will be added to the former bounty player’s prize(s). In the off chance that a bounty player wins the Tournament, the prize(s) that that player has will be auctioned off following the final table. While you will win a non-cash prize if you bust out a bounty player, we anticipate that the number and quality of non-cash prizes you receive for doing so will depend on the stage at which you knock out that bounty player and what prize(s) are carried by that bounty player at the time of knockout.

Tournament tickets are $120 and are available for advanced purchase at Cardboard Spaceship. If there is a demand to expand the tournament; additional seats may be available. Do not count on purchasing tickets at the door as this event is likely to be sold out in advance at 100 players.

For further details about the tournament as well as rules and regulations click here.

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