MOCKINGBIRD FOUNDATION ANNOUNCES ONLINE PHISH SETLIST ARCHIVE
Fans encouraged to participate via contributions and new mailing list
The Mockingbird Foundation is proud to announce the release of a free, web-based version of its Phish setlists file. Originally published as a section of the Foundation’s 928-page book The Phish Companion the Mockingbird setlists are now available online at http://www.mockingbirdfoundation.org/setlists/
The result of countless hours of research, incorporating the submissions of hundreds of Phish fans, and featuring the support and assistance of Phish archivist Kevin Shapiro, the Mockingbird Foundation’s setlist file is the most complete and accurate record of live Phish performances in existence. The document released today is the version contained in the second printing of The Phish Companion. A team of volunteers continues to add to the archive in anticipation of future editions of that book, and fans are encouraged to contribute by submitting corrections and additions to email@example.com.
With this release, the definitive Phish setlists archive is now freely available to all Phish fans. The online Mockingbird setlist archive is for the personal, non-commercial use of Phish fans only, and may not be reproduced in any manner. (See the website for a full copyright notice.) Special permission has also been granted for the use of the Mockingbird Foundation setlist archive by the popular “ZZYZX’s Phish Stats” Web site (a free, non-commercial, fan-run site), available at http://www.ihoz.com/PhishStats.html.
The Mockingbird Foundation setlists archive was compiled with two principal goals: raising funds for charity via the sale of THE PHISH COMPANION, and preserving the tradition of fan-based documentation of Phishtory. Revenues from the book and other Mockingbird products have enabled the Foundation to make important contributions to music education programs across the country. The Mockingbird Foundation is proud of these efforts, and such fundraising will remain its guiding purpose.
Therefore, the Foundation encourages all Phish fans who make use of this free resource to contribute to Mockingbird’s charitable fundraising program. All amounts, large and small, are disbursed swiftly in effective grants to worthy music education groups.
MBIRD-NEWS MAILING LIST
In order to better communicate its good works, the Mockingbird Foundation has also launched an electronic mailing list for interested fans and community members. Subscribers will receive occasional updates about the Foundation’s works, and will learn about ways to participate in Mockingbird activities. Mailings will be kept to a reasonable minimum; we plan only to inform our subscribers of key items of interest to them. Users may unsubscribe at any time, and subscribers’ email addresses will never be shared with any outside party.
To subscribe to MBIRD-NEWS, send an email to firstname.lastname@example.org with a message body of “subscribe mbird-news” on a line by itself. Alternatively, see http://www.mockingbirdfoundation.org/mbird-news.html for a web-based subscription form.
The Mockingbird Foundation, Inc. is an all-volunteer, non-profit organization founded in 1997 by fans of the band Phish. The Foundation has released THE PHISH COMPANION, a 928-book about the band and its music, and SHARIN’ IN THE GROOVE, a double-disc tribute album. The Foundation has no paid staff, and all net proceeds go to charity, supporting music education for children. To date the Mockingbird Foundation has disbursed over $170,000 in grants to worthy programs. Full information about the Mockingbird Foundation and its activities is available at http://www.mockingbirdfoundation.org/.