I just added a new tab to the menu on my site. “ARTSY STUFF“. It’s where I’m going to post all the projects that Sharisse and I work on that aren’t about my music. We get to work with some cool people/events, mostly shooting video/photography and we’re often thrilled with the result. There are 3 videos there right now. Please check it out. Here’s one that we did just for fun (like one should).
ANOUNCEMENT: 55 cities. 5 months. Lee Coulter “Mr Positivity” U.S. Tour January – June 2013! I’m booking now so please let me know your favorite acoustic venues near you. And/or if you’d be interested in hosting a house concert. So excited!
In the past few months, you may have seen images of me acting like a fool, in ridiculous clothing, being overtly awesome etc. I wanted to clarify for anyone who might be confused or concerned – this is NOT the new direction for my solo career. Square Pegs Baby is simply a side project of mine that I’m extremely excited about because it is an outlet for fun, laughter, dancing, collaboration and music – all things dear to me. “Because it’s fun because we can!” Please help get the word out about the debut album. It will make you cooler.
Thanks for caring.
Lee (aka Walter LeGeaux)
If this video moves you like creating it did for me, please share the love!
Follow Grant & Shawna Korgan’s adventures at http://www.facebook.com/korg3.0movement and http://korgmovement.com
My wife went to high school with Grant and after the accident she asked if I would play at his fundraiser. I met him that night and witnessed the force that he and Shawna are. A force of positivity, inspiration and love. Over a year later and I was following Grant’s journey to the South Pole on Facebook when a status update that embodied their love just floored me and I felt the need to share it… and how I do that is through song so I spent the next few days writing this and called it “Mad Love” because that is how the Korgans sign off on everything. That is how they live – “Madluv.”
Huge thanks to: Grant & Shawna for the inspiration and the permission to use their story and footage from their youtube channel http://www.youtube.com/grantkorgan
Duncan Lee and Alpine Assassins at http://www.alpineassassins.com for footage from the films “Assassin Nation” and “We Ride”.
Steven Siig, Tom Day and Petter Nyquist for footage from “The Push” trailer. Visit http://southpolepush.com to see more.
Keoki Flagg http://www.gallerykeoki.com for the photo at the end and this amazing TEDx Talk about enduring The Push http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=anvIsIg1lU0
High Fives Foundation for what they do http://www.highfivesfoundation.org
Christopher and Dana Reeve Foundation http://www.crpf.org
My wife Sharisse for shooting the footage of me in this vid and for supporting my dreams and being my “madluv”. http://www.sharissecoulter.com
(Update: The video was originally scheduled to be up at 8:30 this morning but has been pushed to noon today 7/18/2012)
Friends, I’m releasing a new song and video on Wednesday morning and if it doesn’t move you, I will give up trying to. You’ll be able to see it right here at http://leecoulter.wordpress.com
Video still of Lee by Sharisse Coulter, photos of Grant Korgan and Shawna Korgan by Gallery Keoki.
I have been honored with permission to incorporate epic footage of a more epic real life tale – the tale the song was inspired by. I wrote “Mad Love” about a friend of mine, Grant Korgan, and his trek to the South Pole – the first adaptive athlete ever to do so. Though, the song is less about a specific feat and more about the human spirit and what it can accomplish with determination and love.
Cheers and as Grant and his wife, Shawna, always say…
Happy Monday all! Just wanted to share some pics from this awesome night last week at Belly Up Tavern with Dawn Mitschele, Michael Tiernan, Megan Combs and Square Pegs Baby! Click the pic to see the album. Thanks to all who were a part of the night!
2 thirds of Square Pegs Baby… Kate Vincent (aka Annika) and me as Walter Legeaux.