Please check out “Sonny Meadows Week” at Peace Couple (plus, quiz at bottom of this post)

As many of you know, Sonny Meadows is a local musician and activist, here on Long Island, New York. The Wilders have admired his work — and his many solo performances and band performances — over the years. With the advent of the occupy movement, it seems to us that Sonny’s music about injustice, social justice, war and peace, is even more valuable. Now there are legions of empowered people to enjoy these songs, and learn this music.

At our Peace Couple website, we do a “Peace Song of the Day”, every day of the year. We used this past week to celebrate Sonny Meadows. If you go over there, you can check out which 7 songs we picked from among Sonny’s long list of favorites. (Maybe you want to guess first, or, think which of his songs you would have chosen, before you click over?)

For the real insiders, we could not resist making a game out of this project. So, at the readmore, you can find a quiz. See if you can match the Sonny Meadows song, with a brief quote from the lyrics. (And, if my darling husband is reading this, you have to play, too! And, no cheating!)

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Fun things at Occupy The Hamptons: New music video AND march on Sunday 12/11 at 12:30

Occupy The Hamptons has been holding demonstrations, marches, and teach-ins. See video below of the song “99 Silver Bells”, performed after a teach-in gathering on Thursday night. And..Sunday, December 11th…please show your support for an occupy march:

12:30pm on Sunday, 12/11/11 – Occupy The Hamptons/Southampton March

Meet in the parking lot behind the Parish Art Museum (back of the store). The focus of the march is to bring awareness to the foreclosure crisis, however, all sign messages are welcome. Please bring red armbands! A General Assembly meeting will follow for those who wish to stay. More info at www.occupythehamptons.com

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“Multiple Personalities: The Art of Gary Ivan” on display on Long Island

For more photos of art, musicians, and poets at the reception, please see our onthewilderside Flickr: here.

Table of art: Gary Ivan's work on display

From now until December 19th, you have a chance to see the work of Long Island artist Gary Ivan on display in Huntington. “Multiple Personalities: The Art of Gary Ivan” is showing at The Walt Whitman Birthplace Association. You can view the show when the birthplace/museum is open:

Wed through Fri – 1pm to 4pm
AND
Sat and Sun – 11am to 4pm

The show is free and open to the public. Though, please consider making a donation to The Walt Whitman Birthplace, to take the tour of the home where Walt Whitman was born.

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Ian Wilder @ Folk Groovin’ Cafe 11/19/11

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Add a little GROOVE to your coffee!

SATURDAY, NOVEMBER 19th- 8:00pm

Hosted by: JIM FRAZZITTA 

Featuring: BOB WESTCOTT, IAN WILDER, WALTER SARGENT, SCOTT JAMES, and RADIUM DIAL. 
Open Time at end of show. All performers welcome to share a song.
@The Conklin Barn, 2 High Street(corner of New York Avenue at High Street), Huntington, NY
TICKETS- $10 (at door) Refreshments included.
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Artist Reception: Paintings by Gary Ivan at Walt Whitman Birthplace

Update 11/22/2011 – Photos of the event at Flickr: here.

Exhibit open to public from now (Nov 23) until Dec 19, 2011, when Walt Whitman Birthplace is open, Wed-Sunday. Info at WWBA: here.
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Art Reception:
“Multiple Personalities:
The Artwork of Gary Ivan”
PLUS music,
wine, and cheese

Sunday, November 20th from 4-7 PM
at Walt Whitman Birthplace

246 Old Walt Whitman Road
Huntington Station, NY 11746
(Across from the Walt Whitman Mall,
on a parallel road to Rt 110)

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11/4/2011: PeaceSmiths Gathering with Drivin’ Wheel

A Long Island, NY event. More information,
and lots of good stuff about peace and justice at:

www.peacesmiths.org

PeaceSmiths Gathering

Friday, November 4th at 8pm

Music by:

Drivin’ Wheel

The duo formation with
Bob Westcott and Sonny Meadows

plus…

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LIMHoF Poetry Jam 2011 w/ Public Enemy & DMC

Public Enemy en Vista Alegre

Image by Javier Mediavilla Entertainment via Flickr

YOUNG POETS NEEDED!

THE LONG ISLAND MUSIC HALL OF FAME WITH DMC and PUBLIC ENEMY ARE PROUD TO PRESENT THE SECOND ANNUAL SPOKEN WORD POETRY CONTEST

One Grand Prize Winner Will Get In-Studio Visit With DJ Johnny Juice
(Public Enemy)

The Long Island Music Hall of Fame (LIMHoF), Darryl “DMC” McDaniels, and Public Enemy present the second annual spoken word poetry contest. The contest calls for entrants to write a long poem about their home on Long Island, set it to an instrumental music track of their choice, and submit a recording
of their performance of the spoken word reading set to the 3-minute music track. The deadline for entries is December 23, 2011. Continue reading

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