The Mockingbird Foundation is proud to announce a new program recognizing key supporters of its core mission through a new annual process.
Many people beyond the Foundation's formal structure invest significant time, care, and effort into building and improving the Foundation's intellectual property, services, relationships, and grant funds. They have coordinated or administered events for the Foundation, represented the Foundation in some official capacity, or otherwise helped fulfill the Foundation's mission in some exceptional manner. As an all volunteer organization, these individuals provide critical, direct or indirect support of our greater goal: the furthering of music and arts education for children.
In recognition of past work on behalf of or to benefit the Foundation, the board will identify Mockingbird Ambassadors each November. The longterm intent is to identify perhaps five such Ambassadors each year. However, the inaugural cohort is a larger group, of ten individuals each overdue for a public expression of our appreciation, debt, and support.
The 2015 Mockingbird Ambassadors are:
It is our honor to have each of them serve as Mockingbird Ambassadors for 2015.
LivePhish.com has announced a new service, LivePhish+, which will allow access to the entire LivePhish catalog on demand.
LivePhish+ gives you unlimited access to the entire LivePhish catalog, including the latest shows, archive releases, studio albums and side projects. Sign up for a free 10-day trial, and then continue your LivePhish+ subscription for $9.99/month or $99.99/year. Non-subscribers may continue to use the new LivePhish App to stream shows in your Stash as well as Featured Shows rotating on a regular basis.
More information on the service is available through plus.livephish.com/faq.html.
Trey's band will play a show at the Brooklyn Bowl on August 17 that will be taped by PBS for the series, "Front and Center." Tickets go on sale on August 8 at 10:00 a.m. eastern. For more information, go here.
The Mockingbird Foundation and Phish.net are pleased and excited to be hosting our 3rd annual meet-up during the Saratoga Performing Arts Center stand.
We have reserved the Orenda Pavilion in Saratoga Springs State Park for Saturday, July 5. This pavilion is conveniently located adjacent to the main venue lot (The East Lot) off Route 50. Check out this Map - the pin for "Geyser Loop Road" is the Orenda lot and pavilion. Attendees can either enter the park (fee is $8 per car) and navigate to the pavilion, or park in the main lots, and walk a short path which runs perpindicular from the back of the East Lot to the paved Orenda parking lot, and will be marked with a sign.
We should have coals going from early afternoon through doors, so bring something to grill, and there is plenty of room for all sorts of entertainment and recreation. More complete details about the facilities, etc., are available in the forum thread.
Please stop by and say hi to some old friends and new, or make an afternoon of it! (And grab a fuego-mas commemorative laminate/nametag while you're at it.)
Phish has released another free Live Bait MP3 download collection, with 11 tracks from 1994 through 2012.
Phish released a stream of their new album, "Fuego," via National Public Radio. You can listen here. Please consider ordering the album from the band via Phish Dry Goods, and also supporting LivePhish Downloads this summer. Phish.net is operated entirely by volunteers as a project of The Mockingbird Foundation, a 501(c)(3) nonprofit devoted to raising funds for music education for children. A portion of the proceeds from LivePhish Downloads supports the Foundation, so please support LivePhish.
Now, when you shop at Amazon, you can have 0.5% of your purchases directed to the Mockingbird Foundation, the all-volunteer Phish fan group funding music education for children. Just click here to select Mockingbird as the beneficiary of your purchaases, then bookmark smile.amazon.com and start your shopping there.
Our online community started 24 years ago this week, with the original PhishNet email list. It's evolved - through a Usenet newsgroup, various website incarnations, and more - and continues to grow and (hopefully) improve each day. Whether you're newly arrived, have been here from the start, or anything in between, we appreciate your interest, interactions, and support; and we look forward to many more years, many more shows, and many more friends. Huzzah!
The Mockingbird Foundation is proud and excited to announce that the third edition of The Phish Companion will now be self-published by the Foundation. We anticipate announcing more news about the book shortly, including where you will be able to purchase it. Meanwhile, we are temporarily suspending preorders of TPC3 through the Phish.net store. Those who previously placed preorders through the Phish.net store will be contacted about your options. Preorders made through any other outlet will likely be cancelled and, if charged, refunded. We are very eager to get TPC3 into your hands so that you can read the !&%#! book and feel the message, and will provide updates as soon as we're able!
Since @Joonze (Kevin) began the Forum's most recent fundraising drive in mid-November (boosted by the "Icculus Challenge" in December), the Mockingbird Foundation has received over thirty thousand dollars in donations from individuals! This is a record for the Foundation, in that we have never previously received so much in individual donations within such a short amount of time.
The Board members and officers of the Foundation cannot thank each of you enough for caring about music education for children as much as we do, by donating so much and so generously these past few months, and for supporting our efforts to cycle our love of music back to others.
Every dollar really counts! If you're reading this and you didn't donate, please consider donating to the Foundation in any amount. Your donation is entirely tax deductible! We are a 501(c)(3) that is run entirely by volunteers and that has no paid staff. So, please consider joining the more than one hundred fans who have donated to the Foundation in recent months, by donating to the Foundation whose volunteers operate this site for the benefit of both you and music education!