Wednesday 07/27/2016 by phishnet


Hey, guys, happy summer! It’s me, The Book, writing from 14,420 feet above sea level.

My good friend and Mockingbird Foundation board member Elayne sherpa’d me up here in her backpack, and I can’t think of a better place to shout the news about’s exciting new contest...

Details below, but first, here’s Elayne and me making out high atop Mount Harvard. Meow.

And here’s a lovely view of heaven, oxygen-starved as it may be.

Inspired? Good. Because now it’s your turn!

Your challenge, should you choose to accept it, is to take a photo of me, The Phish Companion, in a setting and pose of your choice. Post it on Facebook, Instagram, or Twitter, with the hashtag #ReadTheBook, by Friday, August 19th. You'll want to make sure your post is set to "public" so that the whole world (including the judges from can see me in all my glory!

I love to go to famous places. I love to be seen with important people. Dress me up, take me out, get me buck naked, feed me grapes — it’s all fair game! All you need is a smart phone, your imagination, and a copy of me, The Phish Companion.

Don't have one yet? No sweat! There's plenty of time to enter the contest and you can get one here right this very second.

On Friday, August 26th, I’ll announce three winners, whose pics will be published in this space along with some honorable mentions.

Those three winners will be awarded with their choice of these three phenomenal Phish posters:

Isadora Bullock’s “Out of Control” is a hand-crafted linoleum cut print in a signed and numbered edition of 150. Introduced at the recent PhanArt show in Chicago, this is the first print from Isadora's new press, and her first print for The Mockingbird Foundation.

Zeb Love’s spectacular new print, “Sunrise Over the Turquoise Mountains” celebrates the release of The Phish Companion. “Sunrise” is a screen print, in a signed and numbered edition of 175.

And just in time for the election season, artist and printmaker Brian Bojo’s “How About a Goldfish?” answers its own question with a resounding NOPE! This three-color screenprint is a signed and numbered edition of 150, and sold out upon its release in April.

Important fine print alert: By submitting your photos to in accordance with this contest, you are granting and The Mockingbird Foundation rights to its unlimited use, including but not limited to use in promotional and marketing materials.

What are you waiting for, shutterbug? Good luck!

If you liked this blog post, one way you could "like" it is to make a donation to The Mockingbird Foundation, the sponsor of Support music education for children, and you just might change the world.


, comment by ProfJibboo
ProfJibboo @the_book can post blogs now? I thought he was a troll.

(JK. Great contest!)
, comment by Piper72
Piper72 @ProfJibboo said:
@the_book can post blogs now? I thought he was a troll.

(JK. Great contest!)
What, just because MOCKING is part of their name? :-P
, comment by User_11821_
User_11821_ Mines crawling through the mail, poor book. It should be here shortly, hopefully.
, comment by Cantankerous_Curmudgeon
Cantankerous_Curmudgeon I do not prescribe to facegram instatweet or any other comparable medium. I'll just enjoy the fucking book in anonymity!!! Thanks for the offer.
, comment by Cantankerous_Curmudgeon
Cantankerous_Curmudgeon And thanks for the gorgeous photos!
, comment by Kriddaz
Kriddaz I'll post a pic of my book later this weekend when I'm halfway to the moon!
, comment by johnnyd
johnnyd Hey Book!!!
Is there a limit to how many times we can enter?
You being the sexy piece that you are, some people might want to take a lot of pictures.

Yeah baby.
Now you're a lemur!

, comment by User_11821_
User_11821_ Let me call my buddy Elon, I think he might have some space on his next ISS bound vehicle.
, comment by bertoletdown
bertoletdown @johnnyd said:
Hey Book!!!
Is there a limit to how many times we can enter?
You being the sexy piece that you are, some people might want to take a lot of pictures.

Yeah baby.
Now you're a lemur![/quote] />
There is no limit to how many times you can enter!
, comment by ElCaballo
ElCaballo Does it have to be the most current version of the Phish Companion?
, comment by jackl
jackl Yes, silly! This is a promotion for our current book. While we appreciate your past patronage, we hope you will check out and buy the new book. Being self published, cost was no object and we didn't scrimp to make this a beautiful book with poster artists and photographers contributing more than 100 color pages. The written content, organizing Phush on a giant 30 year timeline, offers keen insights about the development of Phish and its music from dozens of fan contributors who are super talented writers as well.

Read the book! You'll agree that the Third Edition is light years ahead of the earlier books in organization, content, design, photography and overall execution and attention to detail. Right down to the purple ribbon bookmark and the shipping carton.
, comment by Phishinthewater
Phishinthewater How do we know if we are confirmed entrants??

4:14 You can see me at the top haha
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