OPERATION JUST CAUSE: Patti Smith + Weathervane Music = Shaking Through Vol. 5


BRIAN MCTEAR: It is tough to contain our excitement…. Weathervane Music is honored to have received a generous package of signed items from the legendary punk icon herself, Patti Smith! This singular item is set “FOR REVERSE AUCTION”. Every day between now and when it is claimed, this package will drop by $50! Don’t let it get away from you! This collection includes:

1 signed copy – Patti Smith “Just Kids”
Patti’s National Book Award Winning book

1 signed copy – Patti Smith “Complete 1975 – 2006”
A complete collection of Patti’s lyrics, reflections and notes for the future

1 signed copy – Patti Smith & Kevin Shields “The Coral Sea” – double CD
Exerpts from her 1997 book of the same title, a posthumous tribute to photographer Robert Maplethorpe, with music by My Bloody Valentine legend, Kevin Shields

1 signed copy – Patti Smith “Trampin’” – gatefold Double LP
Patti’s 9th studio album from 2004

1 signed copy – Patti Smith “Banga” – Double LP Edition
Patti’s 11th studio album from 2012

WIKIPEDIA: Weathervane Music is a non-profit organization based in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. Weathervane Music’s mission is to create community, opportunity, and resources that advance the careers of deserving musicians while promoting a healthy independent music ecosystem. Shaking Through is a music and video web series produced by Weathervane Music and WXPN, the non-commercial public radio station from the University of Pennsylvania. The series, designed to show “the birth of a song” by an emerging independent artist, is the outgrowth of the Weathervane Music Project Series (2009), which was re-branded as Shaking Through when WXPN joined the project in 2010. Selected artists record a previously unreleased, original song in a high-end recording studio (Philadelphia’s Miner Street Recordings) over the course of two to three days. The episodes are shot in hi-definition as documentary shorts under the artistic supervision of the series producer/director Peter English. Episodes are released on the Shaking Through website on a monthly basis, excluding the months of July and December. The episodes include video interviews, information on the recording and engineering process, and a free download of the featured track. Shaking Through has featured artists such as Sharon Van Etten, Twin Sister, Reading Rainbow, among others. Shaking Through artists are selected with the help of guest curators. Past curators have included members of well known bands such as Dr. Dog and The Antlers, music writers such as Mark Schoneveld and The Pelly Twins, radio programmers such as Bruce Warren, record label owners such as Ben Swanson, and record producers such as Quentin Stoltzfus. MORE

RELATED: The Godmother of Punk recalled coming to New York in 1967 when she was broke and the city was “‘down and out,’ and you could get a cheap apartment and ‘build a whole community of transvestites or artists or writers.’” But today, she says, “New York has closed itself off to the young and the struggling. But there are other cities. Detroit. Poughkeepsie. New York City has been taken away from you. So my advice is: Find a new city.” MORE