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The music of Mark Allan Wolfe

When you mail your CD to the companies, make sure it is clearly marked to the attention of the supervisor’s name. Keep your package as simple as possible. On the outside of the package write “Music CD” so it is clear what’s in the package. Include a simple cover letter that explains you would like your music to be considered for use in one of their productions. Also, clearly identify the track(s) on the album you would like them to listen to. Don’t just send them a full CD and expect them to sit down and listen to the whole thing until they hear something they like. Make sure you write your contact information directly one the CD, too. This way, if the music director looses your cover letter, they will still know how to contact you.

ImageNo one will ever care for your music as much as you. No one will ever take the time to do what you do about your own music. When you send it out, you have to do it right. for you only have one chance. When I first started out no one told me how to do it. It took time, patience hard work and faith, among other things.

You should even get a nice folder, fancy paper and stickers labels perhaps to stick on CD or DVD cover so you can print the song list on it with all your contact info on it so it can be read properly. I cannot begin to tell you how many times I have heard about music supervisors taking CD that come in with nothing , no paper or anything and tossing it in the trash. If you do not care about it why should they?

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Whats behind the music

So I thought I would try something new today. Always looking for something to cause a stir or get folks like you into learning about my music. I probably do not try hard enough but none the less you need to start somewhere.

I was thinking about how inspiration comes to me and maybe you but it usually comes as a surprise. A sort of wind that fills your heart and mind. Perhaps it is this way with you but today while cleaning I started hearing this melody come thru into my mind. I was thinking yes I dig this now only if I can just get it out of my mind and into music we would be cool. This is the never ending struggle we as musicians, songwriters or composers feel. It is like this passion that fills us, to strive to get it all out there and see what sticks. Some times it is just for you, others it is something for everyone.

Then you have fight past your own feelings and emotions for you constantly wonder, “what will people think?” I always try to throw those thoughts and caution to the wind. Let the muse lead you to the song. Not an easy thing to do hence we try anyways.

So I thought it might be interesting to share this humble journey with you and express what it is that goes on inside the heart when one tries to compose or write music. Now I must also admit and confess something terrible. I do not know how to accurately write out the music. I understand it, I know the chords most of the time, yet it is very difficult and mundane for me to be a copyist and scribe out the notes one by one. I do not have the patience or the desire to do so. I am more happy to try and find the song this way than the other. So lets begin. Over the next few postings I will begin to share a bit about the songs and we shall see what comes of it.

I would also encourage you if you listen to my music, please comment or share an email as some of you have already done, and explain or share your thoughts either GOOD or BAD on my music. I read every email and endeavor to learn and respond to each one, although not as fast as I would like. So if you dig it or hate it give me a word about it but please do not be vulgar or use curse words. LOL Well onward ho and lets begin….

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Moments in Time by Mark Allan Wolfe

This is a NEW Cd cover for my latest project emphasizing on guitar electronic progressive Rock vibe with a twist. Very rocking and ready to go.

The picture is a collage of sorts from past CD releases and videos I have made. There is the logo of markallanwolfe.com with the dragons and guitar with wings. With the title “Divine Inspiration” I took that with the mixture of the “SPIRIT of ROCK” which is the guitar with wings, the golden Paul Reed Smith (PRS). They are on the monument behind as a testimony that I believe all my music is divinely inspired meaning that I believe in GOD and that all good things come from him. That is my personal thoughts and you do not have to subscribe to that but it is cool if you do not.

Then there is the LION statue, the Lion of the Tribe of Judah, which represents to me JESUS Christ, the Messiah. Both the lion and the monument refer to the stability of ROCK and the strength of the trinity and how eternal truth is SOLID.

The shield he is holding up is the other logo the SPIRIT of ROCK or music. The statue and the monument both really were taken when I went to Savannah , Georgia it was at some park that I thought was really cool so if you know were it is you will say “Dude I know where that is” lol

The statue is really of Jame Edwards Oglethorpe info of the statue can be found here I liked the statue for a lot of reasons and made it my own in some ways but it is really interesting on what he did if you’re not familiar he was the main dude responsible for founding the State of Georgia.

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The first spirit of ROCK I created to make look like it was behind a glass window I thought was good and a bit different. I was trying to show how our perceptions of how we see things are very fragile and our perceptions of reality can be easily altered or changed and become dirty. Also I liked the guitar having freedom, (which is a song of mine) but how music is free it can mean many things to different people.

Then you have of course the split face of yours truly again. You need to see who I am maybe you don’t but I thought it looked cool almost mysterious, for those of you who really KNOW me are laughing for I am a mystery lol I say this in utmost humility.

Then finally the sky which comes from the first real logo I created of the wolf in the sky and GOD;s all-seeing eye, not to be mistaken with the EYE of Horus. So all of you conspiracy nuts like myself will not think I am a part of the new world order.

There you have it a little more info on what lies behind the artwork and upcoming music from my spirit, heart and mind. I thought it would be a little interesting if not give you something to laugh at or ponder when listening. I believe music is an art form and there are many facets to music such as a diamond or jewel if we would take a moment to really listen to what the artist is trying to convey we may see it other than hear it.

Mark Allan Wolfe
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New music video from Mark Allan Wolfe

Well I was wanting to share a few new videos I made and created recently. I do hope you enjoy them. The songs are a few years old but the videos are new.These songs have meant a lot to me over the years. I had a lot of fun creating the music and recording them. There is a story behind each one but I guess if your interested I can always tell the story just email me and ask me to share what is behind the songs if your interested.
The song first is LOVE SONG a vocal song I wrote for my wife and I hope you like the music as well as the lyrics. On this track is my vocals and I also played all the instruments as well.

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The second song is called PEACE. A song created about 10 years ago I recorded it in a small studio in southern Indiana. Again I performed all the music and arranged everything. This song has special meaning to my heart as well many different emotions going thru the head during the creation of it. I remember it was spring and the the trees where bursting with green and bird where singing there songs of love hence it was a very magical time yet inwardly I was a mess. So enjoy it.
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Freedom and Liberty

Well my friends and all those musicians out there I thought I would post something a little different today. As I was thinking about what I could possibly write I would follow in my rock n roll roots of rebellion and take on the hardest most strangest and difficult subject and just blast it with some ideas and thoughts. I know what your thinking, “Mark, I know you have no hair but I think the sun has burned your mind bro?” LOL it is all good the difficulty I am sharing about is actually with in our own minds! It is our preconceived ideas and thoughts, or attitudes towards certain issues that make it difficult for the truth to permeate into its dark corridors. Almost like a splash of cold water isn’t it? Hence now you know why I said it would be a little difficult for now I have your attention.

Anyways know first that I am not trying to persuade you into a certain way of thinking. I am not questioning your faith or belief in freedom, or making you switch from a political belief you may have. I am just wanting you, no matter where you are, no matter WHO you are, to stop and think about a few things. to remember that you are NOT a slave, you are not ignorant and you have a destiny.

I know some of you who read these little blurbs of mine come from all around the globe, but this is also for you as well. For no matter where you live or what country you hail from human freedom and liberty are common ideals to which all men and woman can relate to. You may start reading these few quotes and say this is rubbish, you may get mad at me for even posting some of these but I ask you why would you get mad or angry for me trying to encourage you to think about your freedom?

To make music or write songs is a great thing, it is embedded in my psyche. For those of you in in a backwoods,country mind set I am a creative musical person, I eat breath and sleep music. I challenge the status quo of certain beliefs to gain new insight and understanding along with also gaining different ideas to sharpen my craft. It is my job as a composer of music to try to reach into your heart and play the chords I want to play to inspire you, to move you bring you elation and joy to help you tap into your feelings of love and sensual abandonment. All along the way doing it to moving pictures that flash before your eyes. Well may I have a moment more to share with you some RARE gems of decent thought, to perhaps inspire you to think. So with out any further foot draging….

“Let the American youth never forget, that they possess a noble inheritance, bought by the toils, and sufferings, and blood of their ancestors; and capacity, if wisely improved, and faithfully guarded, of transmitting to their latest posterity all the substantial blessings of life, the peaceful enjoyment of liberty, property, religion, and independence.”

Joseph Story (Commentaries on the Constitution, 1833) Reference: Story, Commentaries on the Constitution, 718.

“Cherish, therefore, the spirit of our people, and keep alive their attention. Do not be too severe upon their errors, but reclaim them by enlightening them.”

Thomas Jefferson (letter to Edward Carrington, 16 January 1787) Reference: Jefferson: Writings, Peterson ed., Library of America(880)

“Children should be educated and instructed in the principles of freedom.”

John Adams (Defense of the Constitutions, 1787) Reference: The Learning of Liberty, Prangle and Prangle (96); original The Works of John Adams, C.F. Adams, ed., vol. 6 (168)

“The value of liberty was thus enhanced in our estimation by the difficulty of its attainment, and the worth of characters appreciated by the trial of adversity.”

George Washington (letter to the people of South Carolina, Circa (1790) Reference: Maxims of George Washington, Schroeder, ed. (16); original The Writings of Thomas Jefferson, Fitzpatrick, ed., vol. 31 (67)

“No country upon earth ever had it more in its power to attain these blessings than United America. Wondrously strange, then, and much to be regretted indeed would it be, were we to neglect the means and to depart from the road which Providence has pointed us to so plainly; I cannot believe it will ever come to pass.”

George Washington (letter to Benjamin Lincoln, 29 June 1788) Reference: George Washington: A Collection, W.B. Allen, ed. (403)

“Liberty must at all hazards be supported. We have a right to it, derived from our Maker. But if we had not, our fathers have earned and bought it for us, at the expense of their ease, their estates, their pleasure, and their blood.”

John Adams (A Dissertation on the Canon and Feudal Law, 1765) Reference: The Revolutionary Writings of John Adams, Thompson, ed. (28)

“Men of energy of character must have enemies; because there are two sides to every question, and taking one with decision, and acting on it with effect, those who take the other will of course be hostile in proportion as they feel that effect.”

Thomas Jefferson (letter to John Adams, 21 December 1817) Reference: The Writings of Thomas Jefferson (Memorial Edition), Lipscomb and Bergh, eds., 15:109.

“Liberty, when it begins to take root, is a plant of rapid growth.”
George Washington

“I would rather be exposed to the inconveniences attending too much liberty than to those attending too small a degree of it.”
Thomas Jefferson

“The price of freedom is eternal vigilance.”
Thomas Jefferson

“When the people fear their government, there is tyranny; when the government fears the people, there is liberty.”
Thomas Jefferson

“Those who give up essential liberties for temporary safety, deserve neither liberty nor safety.”
Benjamin Franklin

“The means of defense against foreign danger historically have become the instruments of tyranny at home.”
James Madison

“If tyranny and oppression come to this land, it will be in the guise of fighting a foreign enemy.”
James Madison

“America will never be destroyed from the outside. If we falter and lose our freedoms, it will be because we destroyed ourselves.”
Abraham Lincoln

“The obligations of our representatives in Washington are to protect our liberty, not coddle the world, precipitating no-win wars, while bringing bankruptcy to our people.”
Ron Paul

“The Spirit of the Lord is on me, because he has anointed me to proclaim good news to the poor. He has sent me to proclaim freedom for the prisoners and recovery of sight for the blind, to set the oppressed free,
Luke 4:17-19

“I have the right to do anything,” you say—but not everything is beneficial. “I have the right to do anything”—but not everything is constructive.
1 Corinthians 10:22-24

It is for freedom that Christ has set us free. Stand firm, then, and do not let yourselves be burdened again by a yoke of slavery.
Galatians 5:1-3

You, my brothers and sisters, were called to be free. But do not use your freedom to indulge the flesh ; rather, serve one another humbly in love.
Galatians 5:12-14

“It should be your care, therefore, and mine, to elevate the minds of our children and exalt their courage; to accelerate and animate their industry and activity; to excite in them an habitual contempt of meanness, abhorrence of injustice and inhumanity, and an ambition to excel in every capacity, faculty, and virtue. If we suffer their minds to grovel and creep in infancy, they will grovel all their lives.”

John Adams, Dissertation on the Canon and Feudal Law, 1756

Well I hope I have inspired you to think of a few things. I hope I have caused you to for at least a moment to ponder what our founding fathers went thru as men, and human beings. How they were all willing to suffer and give us, our freedom and liberty. They fought against the tyranny of the day and prevailed. I think we can learn a lot from them, their courage and wisdom inspires me to be a better man. I do hope you have enjoyed your read and I trust the you would give some of this music of mine a listen for you never know what may inspire you along the way. Now you know what is sometimes behind my thoughts and the music.

Mark Allan Wolfe
www.markallanwolfe.com

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Lyrics to a Robin Trower song Day of the EAGLE

Well I thought it would be fun to record and play a few classic jams for fun and place them up here on my site and what not. I have been working on recording other music and preparing stuff for other projects and had to blow off some creative guitar jamming steam so to speak. I wanted to record a few of some of my favorite guitar jam songs that I have loved or have been an inspiration to me as a player.
One of those songs has been this song by the great guitarist ROBIN TROWER, song called DAY OF THE EAGLE It has been played by several bands through out the years one of them being Pat Travers who does a great version of the song.
I am just trying to pay some respect to those who have inspired me over the years as a guitar player. These are my versions of the songs with me playing the guitar. If your interested in some great music from yesterday then I invite you to give a listen and tell me what you think.

Here are the lyrics to this song which I also thought was pretty cool and profound. You can take your own meaning from it but I have mine, being that the eagle in the song is one of evil I think or fighting where by he is living in the day of people struggling not living in the day of the DOVE which is peace and harmony. I liked it saying that sometimes life is hard but you got to go through it to get to the other side.
Also talking about living in as life where everyone is doing there own thing putting him down and He is trying to live a life of love so to speak. I maybe wrong but all in all I had fun playing the song and hope you enjoy listening.
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Day Of The Eagle lyrics
Songwriters: Trower, Robin;

I saw a light, just up ahead
But I couldn’t seem
To rise up from my bed

I’m not alone, then I am
People seem
To think I’m Superman

But I watch for the love
I’m livin’ in the day of the eagle
Eagle, not the dove

It’s like a weight that brings me down
If I don’t move, I’m on the ground
It’s in my mind, it’s in my soul
It’s tellin’ me the things I can’t be told

It’s a watch for the love
Livin’ in the day of the eagle
Eagle, not the dove

‘Nother day, ‘nother night
I want to love, they want to fight
I need the time, I’ve got to be alone
I’ve got to meet a lover on my own

I watch for the love
Livin’ in the day of the eagle
Eagle, not the dove

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To all my friends, family and fans co workers and those of you with whom I have had the joy of sharing even just a few moments with you, I wish you all a very blessed Easter and Happy Passover. I trust that this weekend you will all find peace and healing for your heart, mind and soul.

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