Greg Spence Wolf
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- Pike Place Market Buskers' Festival Sunday, September 20, 2009 11-5
- Me, Myself, and I
- The Lyric of the day is "I get all of My Apparel from the bottom of a barrell"
Come Sing along at Folklife
Folk Life Festival,
Friday, May 22, 2010 4;30-5:30 PM
(Mad Lib Songwriting)
I am a creative person. I write songs and poetry, I am a published journaist, cartoonist and photographer and a film maker. I make my living tutoring and performing.
I play original and traditional songs in a variety of American Folk Styles. I usually travel with my mandolin but love to play the piano as well when one is available at the venue.
My music can be sampled at:
- I listen to alot of independent artists like Johnny Cash, Tommy Dean, Jim Hinde, Shannon Jeigh, Jim Nason, Mike Pryor, Squirrel Butter, Taylor Swift, The Tallboys, The Other Band, Jim Page, Charlotte Thistle, Lisa Peters, Jerin Flakner, Jonny Hahn, Jim Page and Niceol Blue.
- My favorite movies are
"The Shawshank Redemption"
"One Flew Over the Cukoos Nest"
"The Princess Bride"
"Willy Wonka and The Chocolate Factory"
- Hackey Sack, push ups
- Scared Of
- politicians, especially the ones who are running for office
- Happiest When
- I can truly relax.
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Neda Agha Soltan didn't have a gun.
She wasnt brandishing a deadly weapon.
She wasnt threatening anyone's life
Just their authority.
Neda Agha Soltan was demanding a more open democracy
Something we have struggled for in this country
She didn't want to have her vote taken away
She didn't want an autocrat to have the final say.
She was hoping Iran would be free some day
The people who saw the shooter chased him down!
Pulled him off his motorbike to face her body on the ground.
He was a member of the Basij
A voluntary military that was once revolutionary.
Now they're loyal to Khameini.
Who rules autocratically.
The Basij defended Iran from Iraq when Saddam launched a vicious attack.
Now they're attacking people in the street
In their own country
Because they non-violently and defiantly
Resist Khameini's authority to pick the presidency unilaterally
The shooter said he didn't mean to kill her!
He showed signs of regret.
"It was just a warning shot," He said.
His warning shot left an unarmed woman dead.
@ Greg Spence Wolf
I have never been to Iran and I am no expert. I would like to know what other people think, is my poem accurate
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I am excited to be playing two sets at Folk Life next weekend.
Friday, May 22, 2009
Intiman Courtyard 7:00-7:50 PM
MAD LIB SONGWRITING
For this workshop I will bring songs and ask the audience to give me verbs, proper names, weather phenomenon, etc. Then I will sing a song with those word replacements. I will perform this workshop with popular and original songs. I will also take requests from the audience to make Mad-Libs with.
Sunday, May 24, 2009 Acoustic Stage 11:00-11:30 AM
I have been rehearsing with Thomas Hubbard, Rick Aydelotte, Paulette DeRooy and members of the Alki Flats.
We are going to perform "This Land is Your Land," "Dance All Night Long," "I'm a Righteous Dumpster Diver Dude," "My Cadillac Don't Run No More," and if time "Paulette is Beautiful."
Here's the poster:
I have uploaded five new videos to YouTube this month.
Paulette DeRooy tap dancing at the Neptune Coffee Open Mic:
The Neptune Open Mic has been cancelled, but you can stillwatch Paulette dancing online:
Me Singing the Dixie Chicks' "I'm Not Ready to Make Nice" at the Green Bean Coffee House. I liked the Dixie Chicks before they outed themselves as liberals. They are great musicians and they always hae a great band. But now that they are standing up for their principles, I only like them more.
"Lyin Eyes" by the Eagles.
I love this song because it has a nice melody and like many Eagles songs, a unique chord progression.
"Kill Me Down The Road"
I have heard Jim Hinde sing this song a hundred times at the Pike Place Market. It was easy for me to memorize it and keep it alive.
Nickolas Paul singing "Cowboy Boots" and "It's an Emergency" at the Green Bean Coffee House
Rick Aydelotte wants to fire the insurance companies on election day. if you agree watch these videos, learn the song, sing it, write your congressperson, take to the streets and vote.
"Heather is Beautiful"
This is my chick song. Women have gotten out of their cars to tip this song. While singing the "Donna is Beautiful' version Donna came up on stage and kissed me. I didn't even know she was in the audience.
I was playing my mandolin at the bus stop and a woman smiled at me. I said hi and she walked on by, then she came back. We talked for a minute and she told me her name, Lizzie. I sang her "Lizzie is Beautiful."
When she left she hugged me. I sing it for Paulette too.
Paulette and I are hosting an open mic at the Green Bean Coffee Shop.
210 N 85th St
Seattle, Wa 98103
On the #5 and #48 bus routes
Open mic Wednesdays 7:00-9:00
I made a playlist on YouTube of songs that I have recorded there.
Every time you turn around there is a new website to upload, promote, network, etc, your music, writing, artwork and videos.
The most recent ones I have joined are
I hope to see you all soon.
Greg Spence Wolf
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I recently received a comment with a quote from Ronald Reagan about freedom. I feel the need to balance it.
Reagan supported Sadaam Hussein, he said he was our friend. Reagan brought militant Islamic fighters to the US and trained them in counterinsurgency. That movement was led by Osama Bin Laden. They brought those methods to Al Qaeda and used them against us.
Reagan supported the Contras who attacked schools and health clinics in Nicaragua.
He sold weapons to Iran when they were sworn enemies of the United States. And he didn't even have the guts to take responsibility for it. He let Oliver North take the fall.
Ronald Reagan was the worst president of the 20th century not just because of bad policies, but because of his cynical leadership.
And he is falsely credited with ending Communism. The credit for that goes to Gorbachev. How many people would give up dictatorial power willingly. Reagan wouldn't, he would use it to bust unions like he did with the air traffic controllers.
He committed treason and called it patriotism. He committed terrorism and called it freedom fighting. He played Orweiian DoubleSpeak like no other president in my lifetime. He was an actor and a politician, not a hero.
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