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Arlene Mantle 1939 - 2012 - September 16, 2012

Arlene Mantle 1939--2012

She lit her candle in the wind. It is with great sadness that we announce the passing of singer-songwriter and social activist Arlene Mantle (Sage), on September 10, 2012.

The trademark headband, overalls, buttons, acoustic guitar, Joplin voice and razor wit and insight will be instantly recognizable to anyone fighting for justice in the ‘80's and 90’s in Ontario, in Canada and around the world.

A woman, a feminist, poor, lesbian, a single mother, Arlene forged her own path. She was not the same, she was a painted bird. She chose to use her magnificent talents to speak up for the causes of workers, women, immigrants and refugees, the injured, the ill, the oppressed everywhere. She sang for peace and justice and against class and race discrimination. She would stride to her stage and speak to us and for us. She would raise our spirits when we struggled. She would help us see with her insight. She would weave our words into a mighty statement and a powerful song. She changed our lives with her songs and her courage to sing them. She stood for overcoming personal adversity and standing up to greed.

She leaves to us a vast collection of songs, many written in collaboration with grass roots groups.  Songs of resistance, struggle and fight-back.

Our thoughts and love go to her sons, daughters, and grandchildren, who journeyed with her through all the ups and downs, and who shared her with us.

Arlene was a life-force. She will be deeply missed. Please share the news of her passing with everyone who has fought with her for change.  Planning for a memorial concert is underway; details will follow.

Sing with us now. You know the tune. “One woman pushing won’t make the mountain move, two women pushing won’t make the mountain move, all women pushing will make the mountain move. Let’s move mountains together.”

Contact: sage@lynnmantle.com

http://youtu.be/_cJJq32tpe0

http://www.nowtoronto.com/news/story.cfm?content=188649    

Arlene Mantle 1939 -2012 - September 10, 2012

Arlene Mantle 1939--2012

She lit her candle in the wind. It is with great sadness that we announce the passing of singer-songwriter and social activist Arlene Mantle (Sage), on September 10, 2012.

The trademark headband, overalls, buttons, acoustic guitar, Joplin voice and razor wit and insight will be instantly recognizable to anyone fighting for justice in the ‘80's and 90’s in Ontario, in Canada and around the world.

A woman, a feminist, poor, lesbian, a single mother, Arlene forged her own path. She was not the same, she was a painted bird. She chose to use her magnificent talents to speak up for the causes of workers, women, immigrants and refugees, the injured, the ill, the oppressed everywhere. She sang for peace and justice and against class and race discrimination. She would stride to her stage and speak to us and for us. She would raise our spirits when we struggled. She would help us see with her insight. She would weave our words into a mighty statement and a powerful song. She changed our lives with her songs and her courage to sing them. She stood for overcoming personal adversity and standing up to greed.

She leaves to us a vast collection of songs, many written in collaboration with grass roots groups.  Songs of resistance, struggle and fight-back.

Our thoughts and love go to her sons, daughters, and grandchildren, who journeyed with her through all the ups and downs, and who shared her with us.

Arlene was a life-force. She will be deeply missed. Please share the news of her passing with everyone who has fought with her for change.  Planning for a memorial concert is underway; details will follow.

Sing with us now. You know the tune. “One woman pushing won’t make the mountain move, two women pushing won’t make the mountain move, all women pushing will make the mountain move. Let’s move mountains together.”

Contact: sage@lynnmantle.com

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New songs - August 23, 2012

Sorry it's been like forever since I updated anything on my site. Hoping to do a complete overhaul in the very near future. In the meantime please check my youtube channel for new songs ...

 

This is my latest ...

Song of the year - August 1, 2011

So, I did not win Song of the year but fortunately I did manage to get an honorable mention.

The song I submitted was my original, Let your light shine. I submitted a rough demo with myself on vocals and Tony Quarrington on guitar. Planning on hitting the studio to record this song for commercial release next month. Anyways, here's a link to the song and a link to the award mention:

 

http://www.reverbnation.com/play_now/song_9030183

http://www.songoftheyear.com/2011results/lynnmantle.html

Poem For Washington Savage - May 8, 2009

Washington Savage

Musician, Writer, Friend and a Very Beautiful Soul ..

Sunrise, December 4, 1963 - Sunset, April 30, 2009

Poem For Washington, by Lynn Mantle

Calling all angels,

I've a message to send

To a friend who's time here

has come to an end

He left before I could tell him

just how much I care

Now the weight of this message

seems too great to bear

I'm in need of assistance,

an angelic hand,

this pain in my heart

is more than I can stand

Please tell him that I love him,

that I'll miss him every day,

that none can touch my heart

like his special way

Angels, help me through the hurt,

carry all the pain you can

Leave only loving memories

shared between good friends

 

I love you Wash, Lynn xx

A beautiful Light Has gone out.. - December 3, 2008

My very dear, long time friend Kenny MacLean has passed away.
Kenny was immensely talented and was truly a free spirit. He saw the good in everyone and always chose to focus on the positive in all aspects of life and the human condition.

I send light & love to his family and everyone, who like myself, are still coming to terms with this tragic loss.
A brilliant light went out when Kenny left us - a beautiful light is now being created in our sharing the gifts he so generously bestowed on all of us.
When we look inside ourselves for those qualities he was in such abundance of and try to share these feelings of; generousity, kindness, pure joy, child-like curiousity, humour, love and a zest for life; we are truly keeping Kenny's spirit alive.

A Memory Book is being created for the MacLean Family. It will be given to them on January 9th, the anniversary of Kenny's birth. Please submit pictures, stories and condolences to me by December 31st for inclusion in the memory book. Submissions may be sent via email to: lm@lynnmantle.com via facebook at:
http://www.facebook.com/group.php?gid=55567086096 Or bring photo's and stories to the Tribute concert on December 19th at the Mod Club. You can also write something there if you have not already.

Bright Blessings to all,

Lynn xx

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