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Dubious Musician Pin

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Making beautiful music requires energy and enthusiasm. Of course, making terrible music also requires energy and enthusiasm. No musicians can match the energy and enthusiasm of monkey percussionists. A rather small calamity and a perfect subject for a little cloisonné pin.

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Dimensions & More Info
  • Approximately 1.25" (3.2 cm)
  • Hard enamel (cloisonné) pin.
  • Includes rubber back clutch.
  • Pins are free of lead, heavy metals, and phthalates.
  • Made in China.
  • Designed by Don Moyer.
  • Use this pin to mark your possessions from your siblings or roommate’s possessions.
  • Adorn your favorite hat, scarf, sweater, or bag.
  • A superb gift for your friends on the drumline.
  • If you want people to see it, be sure to have the design facing outwards.
  • Or use the pin part to clean your fingernails.
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Who we are

Calamityware is a small, eight-person, one-dog company headquartered in Pittsburgh. We love bringing the darkly whimsical view of our founder and chief monster-maker, Don Moyer, to life. Our products are high quality, meticulously manufactured items that make wonderful gifts for you and other weird-adjacent people in your life. Our goal is to make you smile.

Customer Reviews

Based on 10 reviews
Hamsa V.
Beautiful workmanship, creepily silly design.

I'm absolutely delighted by everything about this pin! The quality is truly outstanding. It's not your usual little light-weight stamping, it's quite heavy, and the enamel work is beautifully done, the same quality you'd find on fine jewelry. For me though, the best thing is the wonderful synchronicity between this pin and an experience of a dear friend. He's a well-known bagpiper who also plays many other folk instruments and has been a fixture at different crafts fairs and festivals in northern California for decades. When he's played hurdy-gurdy and pipes at one particular Christmas crafts fair-I won't name names, though I'd like to-his costume has been almost the same as the monkey's, except for the striped pants and cymbals. The point is coming up soon, I promise. So right before the 2019 Christmas crafts fair, the Powers That Be (Were?) told my friend that his services were no longer required. After this all happened I was commiserating with him about how hard it is for a musician to make a living, honest or otherwise, and he said he was tempted to just show up there to play dressed in a gorilla suit and fez. I can't wait to send him this pin. I know he'll love it.

The moral of this story is: buy some, they're beautiful and strange, and you'll love them!

Mike H.
Efraim Cymbalist, Jr.

My friend saw the pin on my coat collar and said, "Hey...nice manspreading monkey."😒

I like the art-deco grin and the golden trashcan lids...and I intend to purchase matching pants and maybe even a tiny red fez—TOTALLY my style. #pintwinning

Julie G.
Perfect timing

We’ve been sending this exact monkey gif back and forth in our family as a joke. When we spotted this pin we knew we had to buy it to surprise our pin collecting brother!

A. J.B.
San Simian

The seminal simian, a seasoned musician.. Sentimentally stationed at ones beast. Sensational !!


As always, calamity where delivers fun and whimsical items!



Michael S.
A Little Whimsy

Like this pin, I, too, am strange, quirky, high quality, and unexpected.
I always wear a pin on my shirt lapel when I go out. I've done so for ages. This one is currently in TOP rotation. And it gets tons of comments...need I even bother saying universal in their praise.
Calamityware never - NEVER - disappoints.

Kadri W.
The only thing I'm not dubious about is how much I love this pin

Fantastic bright colours, excellent construction, usual great artistry. I look forward to giving this pin to a dear friend, he's going to love it!

awesome monkey!!

what a wonderful monkey! he looks great on my hat! :) well made and beautiful!

A Well-Crafted Pin!

Beautifully crafted, easy to use, and hilarious - this pin has it all! Great gift for the monkey lover in your life.