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Help Phat Man Dee's music be heard around the world! 1st stop World Body Painting Festival, next stop? Only YOU can help her get there!
Help Phat Man Dee's music be heard around the world! 1st stop World Body Painting Festival, next stop? Only YOU can help her get there!
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    One autographed 8 x 10 color photograph of the filmmaker, multi talented boylesque and international sensation, Smokin' McQueen! This young filmmaker moved to Pittsburgh, on my advisement, in order to pursue his dreams of filmmaking. He has been studying and working at Pittsburgh Filmmakers since his arrival 2 years ago, and is the producer of a new web series "The Nomi Darling Show"! He has performed as a dancer in burlesque festivals and clubs in Australia and all over Europe! He is also a giving humanitarian who spent nearly a year in Jaquemel, Haiti, after the earthquake to assist in their recovery efforts. I am very excited he will be joining me on this daring journey to Europe as both my assistant and videographer!
    For more info on this wonderful multi disciplinary artist please visit:
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    One signed photograph of me, Phat Man Dee! Autographed and kissed with glitter lips! Nothing says thank you like an 8 x 10 glossy!

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    One item from Phat Man Dee's jewelry and accessories line, crafted by Angela Rocco. You may choose from 1 hair barrette, or 1 set of earrings, or 1 necklace, or one bracelet. (note the bracelets run small so they're not for everybody) These items feature images of Mandee photographed at concerts over the years. You can proudly wear an image of Phat Man Dee wherever you go and show the world you too celebrate music and don't care if the beat of the drummer you are following marches in 4/4....or a five seven hook with hits on the 4 and the 9 and the 11....see update #13 for images....

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    I will send you one signed copy of one of my cd's, with a glittery kiss on it. You may choose "Life Just Goes On", "Torch of Blue", "Merry ChristmaChannaKwanzaa Vol 1.1" or "Hey Phat Chick! (ya got it comin' to ya!)" For music samples visit: http://www.phatmandee.com/music.html

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    According to Douglas Adams, author of "The Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy" the meaning of life is 42....and if you counted up the number of times fans have asked after the show "How DO you get your lips to look like THAT?!?!?" meaning the ever present glitter lips....then one might be led to believe that well done glitter lips are the secret to the answer of the never ending question of life itself

    SO, I say unto you, as Mrs. Fields sold her cookie recipe to the world for cash money, I will reward you the recipe to creating a perfect glitter lip for the monetary donation associated with the # which is the meaning of life, according to the Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy. I shall send you one scroll, with illustrations and instructions, detailing EXACTLY how to get that perfect glitter lip.... Normally I tell people that my Great Aunt Velma left me her most prized possession, a mock up of Dorothy's red slipper left over from Judy Garland's rehearsals, and I suck on it before every show for luck, but the truth is, it's just a 6 layer process and I could totally tell you how to do it on yourself or a loved one. Note: I am not sending you the ingredients, or products, necessary to achieve the look, just detailed set of instructions of exactly what to get, where to get it and how to apply it. They aren't especially expensive, but it would be like $40 to fulfill each reward if I tried to include it, so I will just tell you what, where, how

    and then you too can light up every room with a glittery smile in the color of your choice!

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    I will send you TWO signed copies of two of my cd's, with a glittery kisses on them. You may choose "Life Just Goes On", "Torch of Blue", "Merry ChristmaChannaKwanzaa Vol 1.1" or "Hey Phat Chick! (ya got it comin' to ya!)" For music samples visit: http://www.phatmandee.com/music.html

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    I will send you THREE signed copies of three of my cd's, with a glittery kisses on them. You may choose "Life Just Goes On", "Torch of Blue", "Merry ChristmaChannaKwanzaa Vol 1.1" or "Hey Phat Chick! (ya got it comin' to ya!)" For music samples visit: http://www.phatmandee.com/music.html

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    I will send you MY ENTIRE DISCOGRAPHY, with a glittery kisses on them! You will get "Life Just Goes On", "Torch of Blue", "Merry ChristmaChannaKwanzaa Vol 1.1" AND "Hey Phat Chick! (ya got it comin' to ya!)" For music samples visit: http://www.phatmandee.com/music.html

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    FOR PITTSBURGH, PA, USA DELIVERY ONLY
    One spiced berry pie made by the caring hands of artist Edward D Pinto. Mr. Pinto is known for many things, the quality of his carpentry, glasswork and mold making, and historic home restoration, but his friends know he is always willing to help get the party going on with the creation of one delicious, homemade, spiced berry pie. Phat Man Dee will personally deliver this pie with a song to you at your home, place of work or other venue. Only delivers to Pittsburgh, PA.

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    A private viewing session with Tommy Amoeba and Phat Man Dee in their home watching Saturday Morning Cartoons and eating overly sugared cereal! Join Mr and Mrs Amoeba in their home at a time convenient for both parties and enjoy a companionable couple of hours watching cartoons curated by pop culture and animation aficionado Tommy Amoeba! Enjoy your sguary rainbow colored cereal with milk and bananas (or oatmeal for the more health conscious) while spending time with Phat Man Dee and Tommy amoeba in their home. Warning, they have a small yappy dog named Pumpkinseed.

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    Enjoy a private listening party with Tony DePaolis and Phat Man Dee. Tony DePaolis is the musical arranger/producer and bassist for 2 of Mandee's albums, "Torch of Blue" and "Hey Phat Chick!". Mr. DePaolis has played countless shows with Mandee in many different venues, from burlesque shows, to society engagements and fire festivals in Pittsburgh, PA, California, New York and beyond. Hear him regale you with road stories of gigs gone off the deep end, while we listen to any records you like from his impressive and vast vinyl collection. Most of the records he has are no longer in print and this is a once in a lifetime opportunity to hear many of these songs. We will set up the dates for the listening sessions in April, but they may occur at other times. They must occur when he is actually at home in Pittsburgh and not out on a gig. (Which is not often, hence the limited # of this reward. ) There will be souvenirs of this special experience provided, so ou may always remember the beautiful and knowing Tony intense and sometimes bizarre musical selections....which are up to you, since it is your choice what we listen to. I will bring a bottle of something tasty.

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    Friends, I would like to sing a personal shout out on video to you from the Eiffel Tower. Alistair and I shall ascend the world famous tower in the international city of love, and I shall record a personalized greeting and song for you (or someone of your choice) and upload it to the internet as a public pr privately viewable video on m youtube channel. I will dedicate the song to you and I will choose a song, or I will honor a request, and sing it to you a capella!

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    Artist Edward D. Pinto (who also is contributing the spiced berry pies in a separate reward) has kindly offered to contribute his glass female figurines. (See update #11 for a picture) Made of glass, these lovely female forms look like they are fallen or flying.... and if you claim one of these figurines, you will get a hand written copy of a poem I wrote to accompany them.

    Note: the glass figurine picture posted in Update #11 is an example of what he will make, they are not actually the ones you will receive, but a very close approximation. Each figurine is unique.

    "Or Am I Flying?" by Phat Man Dee

    "Am I falling, or am I flying?
    Cuz to me they feel the same...
    But when I am flying, if I am falling,
    Call me home and say my name.

    They say there is a glass ceiling,
    and if I try to fly,
    I'll just crash in and cut myself,
    tho' I still see the sky.

    I insist that I move past,
    the boundaries set for me.
    For I am blessed by being,
    and my soul is ever free.

    So while you may say I am falling,
    I tell you it's not true.
    I'm practicing how to fly,
    and I shall fly to you."

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    A photo shoot by celebrated photographer Erica Dilcer with Phat Man Dee! Ever wanted a stunning photo session with Pittsburgh's favorite multi lingual cabaret jazz cosmic chanteuse? (Or maybe you just need new headshots and don't want me anywhere near the camera....it's all wood!!)

    Erica Dilcer is one of Pittsburgh, PA's most sought after photographers, she has captured beautiful images of local performers, weddings, art happenings and me for many years. Working with her is always a joy and she has kindly offered to shoot who ever claims this award and me together and provide the rewardee with an 8 x 10 print for you to take home as a memory of our wonderful afternoon being models together! I will help style you, I have a plethora amount of costumery, finery, frippery and glitter, so we can totally make this a bright shiny gaudily gilded lily blast!

    Note: This shoot must take place in Pittsburgh, PA, you are responsible for your own travel and lodging in the area if you decide to claim this reward.

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    I will sing to you over the phone or via skype at a time that is convenient for us both. You may use this for a party or a gift for someone else, or keep our interaction ALL TO YOURSELF!

    I will ALSO send you MY ENTIRE DISCOGRAPHY, with a glittery kisses on them! You will get "Life Just Goes On", "Torch of Blue", "Merry ChristmaChannaKwanzaa Vol 1.1" AND "Hey Phat Chick! (ya got it comin' to ya!)" For music samples visit: http://www.phatmandee.com/music.html

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    I will mail you a Phat Man Dee charm bracelet, necklace and earrings set, made by artist Angela Rocco, featuring pictures of me shot at performances over the years.

    I will also sing to you over the phone or via skype at a time that is convenient for us both. You may use this for a party or a gift for someone else, or keep our interaction ALL TO YOURSELF!

    I will ALSO send you MY ENTIRE DISCOGRAPHY, with a glittery kisses on them! You will get "Life Just Goes On", "Torch of Blue", "Merry ChristmaChannaKwanzaa Vol 1.1" AND "Hey Phat Chick! (ya got it comin' to ya!)" For music samples visit: http://www.phatmandee.com/music.html

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    Phat Man Dee will compose and record a song for you. You choose the subject matter and give me the back story, I will compose a poem about it, and when you approve of the lyrics, I will have my arranger Tony DePaolis put music to it! We will include it in our next recording session and email you the mp3. (We reserve the right to include or not include the final recording on future releases, but make no promise to do so, or not do so, but you will get your copy of the song with Mandee singing as accompanied by at least one live musician in studio.)

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    "Release the Jazz Band!"

    Ever wanted to get Phat Man Dee to come sing in your house? It doesn't happen often, but when it does it's a blast! Receive one personal visit, if geography allows. Meaning, I will come to sing for you when I am actually near your area. As this entire fundraising campaign is based around me realizing my goal of singing and traveling around the world, I will work your destination into my travel plans. This appearance includes Phat Man Dee and at least two of her trusted jazz warriors (note if chosen for Pittsburgh there will be more musicians, see below) ! We'll play two 45 minute sets and make your party swing with style!

    I will also include your name on a web page thanking my sponsors, and if you like, a link to your website, twitter account or whatever online presence you would like promoted.

    Note: If the performance it to occur in Pittsburgh, PA, Phat Man Dee can actually provide a full band, complete with piano or guitar, bass, drums, and horn section of trombone, saxophone and trumpet. I'll even book my favorite Afro Latin percussionist. If we have to travel for it, then it's more likely me with a duo or trio. This reward is completely transferrable. You may use it for yourself, or give it to your favorite charity function, Bar/Bas Mitzvah party, post Bris celebration, wedding, office holiday party, any thing you want. I'll bring the band and a small pa system. You just tell me where and when.

    What did Zeus say to Poseidon when he was trying to school those poor ancient Greeks in Clash of the Titans??? "Release the jazz band!" Are you sure? I was sure thats what Orson Wells said....but whatever, you get the point....by choosing this reward you are entitled to release the jazz band, fronted by Phat Man Dee at will.... Imagine the possibilities!!

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    One hand made zipper clutch by Suz Pisano, of By Suz Bags! These little wallet purses are beautifully printed with images of Phat Man Dee! See Update #13 for pictures! These bags are perfect for carrying small things, I use mine for keeping my gig jewelry in so I don't lose it before or after the show!

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    One pair of beautiful and funky glass earrings made by glass artist Michael Mangiafico!!! Michael, or Fig, as his fans and friends call him, is a brilliant glass artist who has been been teaching torchworking and glass blowing in the capacity of teacher or teaching assistant since 1993 at the Pittsburgh Glass Center, Pilchuck, Corning School of Glass in NY, Touchstone Center for the Arts in PA, and Penland. He served two terms as the vice president of The Three Rivers Glass Beadmakers, the Pittsburgh Chapter of the International Society of Glass Beadmakers.
    I am currently working with Fig and his art partner Edward Pinto to create a video to highlight their work creating glass honeycomb and bees, and I shall be wearing a pair of Fig's earrings when we make video of me singing to you from the Eiffel Tower!
    To see examples of his stunning work please visit:
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    One beautiful glass wasp by Michael Mangiafico of FIG Studios and an accompanying poem handwritten on parchment by Phat Man Dee! A collaboration in poetry and glass! I will post a picture in the UPDATES section so you can see it! So many hours and skill go into the creation of these fragile pieces! Glass artist Michael Mangiafico, or Fig, as his fans and friends call him, is a brilliant glass artist who has been been teaching torchworking and glass blowing in the capacity of teacher or teaching assistant since 1993 at the Pittsburgh Glass Center, Pilchuck, Corning School of Glass in NY, Touchstone Center for the Arts in PA, and Penland. He served two terms as the vice president of The Three Rivers Glass Beadmakers, the Pittsburgh Chapter of the International Society of Glass Beadmakers.
    I am currently working with Fig and his art partner Edward Pinto to create a video to highlight their work creating glass honeycomb and bees, I find the work they are doing in glass and sculpture to be incredibly inspiring.
    To see more examples of his stunning work please visit:
    http://www.figstudios.com/

    The poem I wrote for his glass bees and wasps:

    "Glass Wasps Don't Sting" a poem for Michael Mangiafico by Phat Man Dee

    "Glass bees don't buzz so's you can hear them
    And wasps of glass simply cannot fly
    But the beauty of their being can be witnessed
    As delicate wings of glass entrance the eye

    A honeycomb of glass gives no sweetness
    But it's beauty lasts forever and a day
    A fragile tribute to the beauty that surrounds us
    As artisans preserve nature in a way

    That all can see for generations
    Though the bees that made the comb are long since stilled
    Their descendants will make the honey of tomorrow
    And we celebrate the life that God has willed.

    So when you listen for the sounds of glass wasps flying
    You never need to fear their glassine sting
    For though they are a complex thing of beauty
    They can never actually take wing.

    Like my song and thoughts are but simple words on paper
    Like the drum beats singing from a far off land
    We celebrate the beauty we see in others
    Be they works of God or be they works of man.

    In a glass wasp we can appreciate the lovely
    And we can take time to see what we can see
    A fragile sculpture can make us wonder
    At a tribute to the world where we all can be."

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