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
title: Folklife, Open Mics and Videos for your enjoyment
How are you doing?
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: http://www.gregspencewolf.com/images/gregatfolklife3.jpg
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: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=LvjuVR9hiNQ
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. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2S520NuRfDE
"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. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=kbfmG4RkD8Y http://www.jimhinde.com/lyrics/killmedownroad.html
Nickolas Paul singing "Cowboy Boots" and "It's an Emergency" at the Green Bean Coffee House http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ebcK-GimA8s
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. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=EGhrAYXIgmI http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4LOmgwhpeOU
"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. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=rByk-B6o6mo
Paulette and I are hosting an open mic at the Green Bean Coffee Shop. HTTP://WWW.GREENBEANCOFFEE.ORG 210 N 85th St Seattle, Wa 98103 206-706-4587 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. http://www.youtube.com/view_play_list?p=E0E1456E6FB46F59
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 http://mycountryspace.com/gregspencewolf http://neptune.cocollage.com I hope to see you all soon.
Egan's Ballard Jam House 9 :00-10:30 PM Ryan Rosnner, Erinn Mae Lukes, Ronn Benway & Greg Spence Wolf Songwriter's Showcase in the round August, 3 2011 1707 NW Market Street Seattle, WA 98107 206-789-1621 Free - Tipping highly enc