Rodleen Getsic

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Rodleen Getsic
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Rodleen Getsic
Background information
Born (1975-03-18) March 18, 1975 (age 40)
Wenatchee, Washington, U.S.
Origin Granite Falls, Washington, U.S.
Genres Various
Occupation(s) Singer, musician, activist, actress
Instruments Vocals, guitar
Website www.getsic.com

Rodleen Getsic (born March 18, 1975) is an American singer, activist, actress, film producer and performance artist.

Early life[edit]

Born Rodleen Giecek on March 18, 1975, Wenatchee, Washington to Pamela and Ed Giecek, she first began writing a cappella songs in Granite Falls, Washington where she was raised.

Music[edit]

Getsic has archived numerous songs through the Library of Congress and Internet Archive.[1]

Getsic has worked in the studio and live on stage with Dave Aron of Snoop Dogg, Willie Waldman, John Norwood Fisher, Rick Boston, moe., Bob Weir of the Grateful Dead, John Perry Barlow, Brigadistak Sound System), Isaiah "Ikey" Owens of Sublime and The Mars Volta, Stephen Perkins of Jane's Addiction, Mike Watt, and Kirsha Kaechele. [2][3]

After meeting up with John Perry Barlow and Bob Weir in 1999,[4] Getsic recorded solo tracks in Weir's home studio and in the Grateful Dead Studios. She proceeded to play shows opening for bands affiliated with The Grateful Dead and Bill Graham Presents.

In late 2002, Getsic formed the band, Get Sic, with the core group consisting of John Norwood Fisher of Fishbone on bass, Freddy Flint of Eek-a-Mouse on guitar, Spacey T of Fishbone on guitar, Kabade of H.R. on keys, and James Gray of Michael Franti & Spearhead on drums. Other musicians associated with the band included Dave Aron on clarinet, Willy Waldman on trumpet, Steve Giroux on guitar, Jerad Thompson (SkaDaddyZ) on saxophone, and Ralph Rivers on bass.[5] The band played shows from December 2002 through June 2003.

In 2007 and 2008, she had a radio show on KSOW in Cottage Grove, Oregon.[6][7] Her radio show was called The Seemless Disaster, and she played her own music from cassette tapes, and did a live, seamless mix with random audio and music records.[8] Getsic has ongoing film collaborations with Australian writer-producer Anita Ondine[9] and American filmmaker Adam Carter Rehmeier.[10] She wrote the screenplay for the Indie Psychological thriller film The Bunny Game,[11] in which she played the lead role of a prostitute.[12]

Film[edit]

Getsic stars in the extreme horror film The Bunny Game, directed by Adam Rehmeier. She co-produced and co-wrote the film, which was filmed in October 2008 in thirteen days.[13] She received a Golden Gore Award in 2012 for Best Female Performance.[14] She won Best Overall Individual Performance in a Film for her role in The Bunny Game at the 2011 PollyGrind Film Festival.[citation needed] The Bunny Game was banned in the UK by the British Board of Film Classification.[15] She is also an actress in the web-series Charlotta TS, directed by Lewis Teague.

Politics[edit]

In 1992, she attended Presidential Classroom, where she met President George H. W. Bush and his cabinet members, including Dick Cheney.[16]

From 1999 to 2001, Getsic worked with Jubilee world relief efforts, serving as the Lead Coordinator for Perry Farrell's Jubilee Freedom Foundation with organization president Aaron Cohen.[17]

Getsic has worked with Aileen Getty, daughter of Sir John Paul Getty, for non-profit causes,[16] including Gettlove, feeding homeless people in Hollywood.[18][19]

Getsic served as the Spokesperson and Public Relations Chair for the Community of La Conchita, California (2005–2006), following the deadly mudslide (January 10, 2005) that took the lives of several residents of the small beach community. In March 2006, the La Conchita Study committee was formed, commissioned by Governor Arnold Schwarzenegger.[20]

In April 2006, Getsic traveled to the Gulf Coast of the United States and then to New Orleans, Louisiana to help with ongoing relief efforts following Hurricane Rita and Hurricane Katrina.[21]

Personal life[edit]

Her father, Ed Giecek, is an artist and her mother is a guidance counselor.

Getsic keeps a cellular blog called Phonetography.[22]

Notes[edit]

References[edit]

Assemblymember Pedro Nava with Rodleen Getsic at La Conchita Mudslide

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