Sarah Woolf

Sarah Woolf

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Punk rocker trapped inside a folksinger's body.

Biography

Sarah Woolf - timeline

1968- Born
1970- Began to play ukulele. Learned
“Pennylane” by the Beatles on uke.
1976- began first grade. Couldn’t read
but was already playing 4 instruments.
1984- trapped in highschool. played several
woodwind instruments, percussion, and guitar.

Began busking in Harvard Square.
1986- graduated from highschool, but couldn’t read
what was on my diploma. Moved to Israel.
1987- Back from Israel after teaching saxophone,
observing Palestinian/Israeli chaos, and first aid.
Broke the news to my folks I couldn’t read. Learned
how to read.
Attended a homophobic art school in Columbus, Ohio
Transferred to Antioch College, Yellow Springs, OH.
1988-1991 was part of an amazing music scene at
Antioch. Co-billed with “Big Brown House”,
“Tom Roadkill & the Flat Rabbits” and “The Gits”.

Sold 500 copies of demo tape to a campus that only
had about 300 students.
1991- BA in Education and visual arts.
1993- Released self titled EP in Boston. Toured extensively
nationwide.
1995- Released CD called “Ask My Lover”
Toured the East Coast extensively.
1996- Busking in the MBTA and playing the local venues.
1997- Ah...hello my hands are moving. Diagnosed with arthritis.
Rehab for 3 years.
2000- Back out there playing electric guitar.
2001- Diagnosed correctly with Sjogren’s Syndrome. That’s
what made my hands fuck up. Treatable and won’t kill me.
2002-2003 Recorded my new songs with my pals Richard Gates, Carolyn
Castellano, Holly Figueroa, Chadd Ferron, and Suzannah Luna.
Appropriately entitled “Salutations from Somberville”.
2004- Spring US/Canada tour
presently gigging East and West coasts.
Why call it “Salutations From Somberville”?
Being sick made me somber and sarcastic as all hell.
It’s also a play on words since I live in Somerville, MA
which I think of as a somber town with a lot of character respectively.

Lyrics

60 Degrees

Written By: Sarah Woolf

Sometimes I want my arms tattooed
Sometimes I just want to rub up against you
Here we are in our big orange car
Stuck in a parking lot
No money for the meter or gas
Wondering what’s going to happen next

Well you are my bible
Your eyes are my rival
Thinking about survival
And realize we’re doing fine

Because life ain’t so bad
When it’s 60 degrees in February
And the trees are as bare as you and me (2x)

I got enough pain to fill this empty lot
I got enough inner turmoil going on inside of me
I got enough prescriptions to change the world
Or at least get rid of my hee-bee-jee-bees

Well you are my bible
Your eyes are my rival
Thinking about survival
And realize we’re doing fine

Because life ain’t so bad
When it’s 60 degrees in February
And the trees are as bare as you and me (4x)

I got enough dead friends looking out over me
This time I know I ain’t going to get things for free
This time I got both feet on the ground
I ain’t gonna be locked up in no lost in found

Well you are my bible
Your eyes are my rival
Thinking about survival
And realize we’re doing fine

Because life ain’t so bad
When it’s 60 degrees in February
And the trees are as bare as you and me (fade)

Marie Antoinette

Written By: Sarah Woolf

One day you'll be wanting me
But you'll be to drymouthed
To even speak
You're the reincarnation
Of Marie Antoinette
So you better watch which way
You turn your head

Because I'm not your ordinary ideal
I'm just an image that is surreal
Like behind a driver's wheel
Of a night vision gone bad
And you're like a meal
That has no acquired taste
You have a happy expression
Upon your malicious face
Knowing what you want
But you and up being fisherman's bait
Your watch says you're ten minutes early
But you end up being ten minutes too late

One day you'll be wanting me
But you'll be to drymouthed
To even speak
You're the reincarnation
Of Marie Antoinette
So you better watch which way
You turn your head

I don't need to bleed for you animosity
It's just plain old simple curiousity
I don't expect your feeble mind to expand
Into an artist's working hands

One day you'll be wanting me
But you'll be to drymouthed
To even speak
You're the reincarnation
Of Marie Antoinette
So you better watch which way
You turn your head

When I Think Of You

Written By: lyrics by Sarah Woolf. Music by Sarah Woolf and Carolyn Castellano

I know exactly how I feel about you
I know you don't feel the way I do
I guess that's ok
Actually it ain't
But if you were to kiss me now
I'd probably fucking faint

'cuz when I think of you I ya huh (2x)

I serenaded you
Fell out of the tree
And cracked my head
(but my guitar was okay)
I was asked out by most of your neighbors but you just went away
I guess I can take a little hint
Well actually that's not true
Because here I am singing about you

When I think of you I ya huh (3x)

Discography

1990 Sarah Woolf - On the Levee (demo- out of print)
1993 Sarah Woolf - self-titled EP
1995 Sarah Woolf -Ask My Lover CD
2003 Sarah Woolf - Salutations From Somberville CD (Wicked Queeah Records/BMI)

Set List

One or two 45 minute sets (depending on scheduled performance length)
Sarah performs songs from her 1995 cd and her latest cd. Ocassionally covers by Joe Jackson, Two Nice Girls, The Beatles. Each memeber of the band can pick out just about any song by ear.