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Kathy Peck, H.E.A.R. / 415-409-3277 /


Great Music Memorabilia & Pro Audio Gear Benefits Hearing Health & Education

October 3, 2005, San Francisco. In conjunction with the prestigious 21st Annual TEC Awards set for October 8 in New York City during the 119th AES Convention, the Mix Foundation announces the 2nd Annual TEC Awards Music and Sound Auction on eBay, running Oct 3 to Oct 16. The auction homepage is

The online eBay auction will be managed by H.E.A.R. (Hearing Education and Awareness for Rockers ( a nonprofit dedicated to informing musicians and the public about the prevention of hearing impairment in the music environment. Proceeds will benefit H.E.A.R., as well as the Sound Partners campaign of the House Ear Institute ( in Los Angeles, a hearing conservation program co-founded by the Mix Foundation ( and the House Ear Institute.

Music and Sound Auction items will include the top music and sound manufacturers' new products, autographed musical instruments and treasured music memorabilia, all going to help the number one hidden health hazard: hearing loss.


* Mick Fleetwood autographed SG Epiphone Guitar donated by Engerzier It's Hip to H.E.A.R. Campaign"
* Autographed Gibson Guitar by Les Paul
* Pat Benatar autographed Stratocaster Guitar donated by Engerzier It's Hip to H.E.A.R. Campaign
* Alvarez acoustic guitar autographed by Bob Weir, Crate Powerblock, Mackie D2 DJ Mixer and TAPCO Studio Monitors donated by Loud Technologies
* Shure Beta 87C microphone signed by Keith Urban
* Vox AD50VT guitar amp signed by Collective Soul
* Slims and Great American Music Hall Tickets
* 8x10 Original photograph of Jerry Garcia Band by Robert Minkin
* HILLSTOMP signed tour poster
* Neumann KMS 105 MT microphone, HHB CDR830 BurnIT CD Recorder, E 935 microphone donated by Sennheiser USA
* Future Sonics brand Ear Monitors
* 2x Personal Monitors and 3 pairs of custom Musicians Earplugs donated by Sensaphonics
* Mark Mothersbaugh Beautiful Mutant print titled "Prinx Alexander Ferdinand" donated by artist Mark Mothersbaugh, Michael Pilmer/ Mutato Visual Arts Gallery.
* Set of wAvY GrAvY signed Posters with Haikus, printed by Regent Press donated by Vinglo Studios.
* San Francisco Opera tickets 2005-2006 Season donated by the SF Opera
* Monster Power Home Theater Reference Power Center HTS3500 mkII donated by Monster Cable
* Westone UM1 " In - Ear Music" True Fit Single-Driver Earphones donated by Westone
* ER-4P MicroPro Earphones donated by Etymotic Research
* Signed Winston Smith "Idol / In God We Trust Inc." Dead Kennedy's Artists Proof donated by Winston Smith
* Chet Helms Tribute Poster Pak by 14 legendary psychedelic artists, donated by the Chet Helms Family
* Last Gasp Book catalog donated by publisher Ron Turner
* 8 hour Recording Session at Ex'pression College for Digital Arts
* Firebox donated by Personus
* HDJ 1000 headphones donated by Pioneer Pro DJ
* Walden G1070 SupraNatura steel string acoustic guitar donated by American Music and Sound
* UAD-1 Ultra PAK donated by Universal Audio
* TASCAM GigaPulse VST plug-ins, GigaStudio 3 Orchestra, Normad Factory Essential donated by TascamStudio Suite Plug-ins
* Reveal donated by Tannoy
* Sony ACID PRO 5, Chicago Fire: A Dance Music Anthology,Drums from the Big Room,Bill Laswell Collection donated by Sony Pictures Digital Media
* Powered CF loudspeakers donated by Renkus Heinz
* $500 gift certificate towards any purchase from Millennia Media
* VariAx Acoustic 700 donated by Line 6
* KRK RP10s and RP6 donated by KRK
* Digi 002 donated by DigiDesign
* Obedia support
* Cycling 74 Hipno, 74 Max/ MSP/ Jitter combo, 74 Pluggo, 74 Radial donated by Cycling
* LSR6325P studio reference monitors donated by JBL Professional
* Audio-Technica 2000 Series, Audio-Technica ATH-M30 headphones, ATW 212 donated by Audio- Technica
* Meyer UPA-1P monitors donated by Meyer
* Kontact 2 donated by Native Instruments
* Aphex Acoustic Xciter, Bass Xciter, Guitar Xciter, Punch Factory donated by Aphex
* AKG C 414 B/XLS, WMS400/HT/C900 system donated by AKG
* Aviom AN-16/i- Input Module & A-16II Personal Monitor Mixer donated by Aviom
* The Jellifish pick and HotRods donated by Jellifish
* Plant Studios Recording Time donated by Arne Farger
* ATW202 handheld wireless donated by Leo's Pro Audio
* Lexicon Omega Studio donated by Harman Music Group
* Computer and Pro tools Help Books donated by Peachpit Press
* Discmakers/CD manufacturing package of 1000 CDs in jackets
* Emulator X Studio donated by Emu Systems
* Mastering time with Paul Stubblebine- San Francisco
* Rosebud Agency Roots Music Starter Package
* Manic D Press book catalog donated by publisher Jennifer Joseph
* David Bowie rare photo by Craig, Original Art Prints " Children of the Future" and "Skull and Crossbones" by Craig Popartist
* Jay Blakesburg rock photo book rare Primus autographed by Jay
* Jerry Garcia poster "Jerry Garcia Day" Jerry Garcia Amphitheater
* Warner Brothers Publication Music Videos
* Martin Guitar Acoustic Strings
• Amoeba Music Gift Certificate and goodie bag
* Six Degrees Records catalog
*™ 5 Pro White Ear Phones by Ultimate Ears
* Jesse Colin Young Autographed CD
* Melissa Etheridge Autographed CD
* Charlie Musslewhite Sanctuary Autographed DVD
* David Gans autographed book on the Grateful Dead
* Joel Selvin autographed book
* Poster donated by Les Claypool
* More!!!


Presented by the Mix Foundation ( and sponsored by Mix magazine, The TEC Awards is the world's foremost event recognizing the achievements of technical professionals in recording and sound. This year the TEC Awards will induct producer Arif Mardin to its Hall of Fame and present the Les Paul Award to Talking Heads founder David Bryne.

The 2nd Annual TEC Awards Music and Sound Auction runs Oct 3 to Oct 16 on eBay. The auction homepage is


Kathy Peck, Executive Director
1405 Lyon St.
San Francisco, CA 94115

A few items from the Recent
Chet Helms Family Dog
Memorial Auction
presented by H.E.A.R. on eBay

14 different posters created for ChetFest by 14 legendary poster artists

Please click here to see more Chet Helms Memorial Auction listings for more great posters, books, photos, memorabilia and other rare collectibles for a worthwhile cause.


Kathy Peck, H.E.A.R. / 415-409-3277 /


Benefit Auction for Legendary San Francisco Promoter has been Extended through August 21 due to Overwhelming Response from Music Community

August 5, 2005, San Francisco. Your help is greatly needed to help spread the word about the Chet Helms Memorial Auction, which was kicked-off with the year's most coveted ticket: the All-Star Chetfest Benefit Concert on Friday July 29th 2005 at Great American Music Hall in San Francisco. Thanks to all the musicians and artists for donating their talents and memorabilia to the concert and auction. Chet's kindness touched so many lives that this event keeps growing and growing. Every day we continue to receive more generous donations for the auction. Please tell your friends to stop by and check out these unique items. The website for the auction is:

Auction highlights include:
* Guitar signed by 26 performers at ChetFest, including Mickey Hart, Bob Weir, Paul Kantner, Pete Sears, and other Bay Area music legends
* Signed Bass Guitar used by Ross Valory of Journey on the 12-million-selling "Escape" album, to be presented in person by Ross Valory
* Basketball, photos, posters, NBA All-Star Game Program and books all autographed by basketball star Bill Walton
* "Further Tour" poster signed by all The Other Ones, including members of The Dead and Bruce Hornsby
* Original Woodstock poster signed by promoter Micheal Lang
* Amazing original Ken Kesey "Can You Pass the Acid Test" psychedelic art
* Limited Edition signed artwork by Carlos Santana, Jerry Garcia, Bill Kreutzmann, Grace Slick, Janis Joplin Estate, and Wavy Gravy
* Numerous rare photos of Chet Helms, Janis Joplin, The Grateful Dead with Bob Dylan and others, by noted photographers such as Herb Greene, Jay Blakesberg, and Jim Marshall
* Guitar workshop with Jefferson Airplane's Jorma Kaukonen or Jack Casady at the Fur Peace Ranch
* Howard Hesseman (aka Dr Johnny Fever) signed photos, vintage T-Shirt and script from WKRP
* Jerry Garcia bobble head doll
* Set of all 14 ChetFest Benefit Show posters by 14 legendary poster artists: Mouse, Kelly, Griffin, etc

Plus many more rare, signed, and unique collectibles. A full list of items, plus late additions as they become available, may be viewed at the auction homepage:

Auction proceeds will benefit the Chet Helms Memorial Fund, administered by Chet's brother John Helms, plus a small portion to the hearing health programs of San Francisco nonprofit organization Hearing Education and Awareness for Rockers (H.E.A.R.) who are also managing the auction. For donation information, please call Kathy at 415-409-3277 or email

Bid now at: plus look for more items soon

Chet Helms, who passed-away in June, was the leader of the legendary Family Dog production company of San Francisco. Known as the "Father of the Summer of Love," Chet's nurturing of the San Francisco music scene with events at the Avalon Ballroom and the Fillmore Auditorium in the 1960's influenced a generation of musicians and fans and paved the way for the success of Bill Graham and other promoters at venues across the country and around the world.

As manager of Big Brother and the Holding Company, Chet Helms persuaded childhood friend Janis Joplin to hitchhike with him from Texas to San Francisco to join the group.

ChetFest: A Tribute to the life of Chet Helms, at Great American Music Hall on July 29, 2005, included performances by Big Brother and the Holding Company, T Bone Burnett, Bob Weir, Mickey Hart, Flying Other Brothers, David Nelson, Country Joe McDonald, Terry Haggerty, Leigh Stephens, Bobby Vega, Joli Valenti & Friends, MC Wavy Gravy, Merl Saunders, Paul Kantner and others. More info at:

Hearing Education and Awareness for Rockers (H.E.A.R.) is a non-profit organization dedicated to preventing hearing loss and tinnitus in musicians, music fans, and music industry workers. Since 1988, we've raised awareness of the dangers of excessive sound levels; we've distributed earplugs to many thousands of people annually; our volunteers have tested the hearing of music industry workers; and we've trained educators on hearing protection. We've accomplished this with the support of the music industry, musicians, audiologists, physicians, hearing health organizations, health manufacturers and individual donors.

Our H.E.A.R. Partners™ Program is a national network of hearing professionals who support our mission. We've delivered vital information on hearing loss and tinnitus to over a million people through, public service campaigns, and educational programs. For a free online hearing test, or to find a H.E.A.R. Partner audiologist near you, please visit

H.E.A.R. managed last year's Benefit Auction for Spencer Dryden, of Jefferson Airplane & New Riders of the Purple Sage, and other benefit auctions. Newsweek Magazine featured H.E.A.R. in their June 6, 2005 cover story.

Kathy Peck, Executive Director
1405 Lyon St.
San Francisco, CA 94115


Please click here to see more Chet Helms Memorial Auction listings for more great posters, books, photos, memorabilia and other rare collectibles for a worthwhile cause.

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