Muse and Whirled Retort Archives 2005

July Muse and Whirled Retort 2005

July Muse and Whirled Retort 2005

There are people in the streets.

AUGUST 10, 2005 UPDATE! NEWSFLASH! EXTRA EXTRA!!!

I have been hard at work on a video for "Something's In the Air/But It's Not on the Airwaves"



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American Storyteller is ALMOST here!  

It is at the manufacturer and I will have it for this tour!

Check out Volume 1
[link]

and Volume 2 [link]



To get your copy [link]



Coming this month: Ashland, OR; Portland, OR; Eugene, OR; Seattle, WA; Olympia, WA; Tacoma, WA; Victoria, BC, Cumberland, BC, Port Townsend, WA; Vashon Island, Upstate NY, Vermont, Massachusetts, The Oregon Country Fair, The Falcon Ridge Folk Festival, SolarFest!



And now!

The Muse and Whirled Retort

Volume 6 Issue 10

July, 1 2005

Ashland, OR





Hey Everybody,

It's that time of the month again.  Ahhh... The summer solstice is behind us and her full moon still lingers over the bright and darkened lands of the earth.  I think of Dennis Pearn who wrote, "She said, 'Your love is like the moon - it comes and it goes.'   He said, 'No, my love is like the moon because it's there when it does not show.'"  



I am sending this out a bit early this month because I am out here on the west coast and starting a new tour so, I wanted to let the good folks in Ashland, Oregon; Olympia, Tacoma and Seattle Washington that I would be in town at the end of the June.  Check the dates for the deets.



It's great to be back on the road!  I was off for a couple of months while working on this new record and WOW what a record it is! More about that in the announcements or click either one of these (there is a special treat in there for you - a prize hidden amongst junk.)  



This is a little preview of the album and how the enhanced CD will work - check this out - it's very cool!  This is a double CD enhanced with 3 never before seen short films - click here (one for each of the two CDs) and let me know what ya think!  [link]

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So, now that you've checked it out - I'm sure you are saying - how can I get a copy

Well, advance copies are best done by clicking: https://www.paypal.com/cgi-bin/webscr



For now I wanna say I can't wait to get a few mile markers in my rear view.  This is gonna seem like a vacation!  I mean I have been so busy getting this tour and this new record together that the grind of the road will be relaxing.  I think I sleep better in the back seat of a car in a rest stop off I-5 than I do in my own bed.  It's like boiling water just to cool it off.  So, I am sorry if I have been slow in my correspondence - but please know I truly appreciate your generosity and support!  Please,  keep the emails coming, and more importantly keep up the fight!



Maybe it's because I have been working on a record for so long that I have been thinking about the radio lately. Every time I turn on the radio or the TV I think, the real truth is:

We have GOT it together.  There ARE people in the streets.  At the very onset of Oil War II  there were already more people on the streets protesting  than there were at the height of the Vietnam war.  And now the thing has been going on longer than we were in what we call World War I.  I tell you, there is something in the air, but it is not on the airwaves.



If there are a half a dozen Jaycees in Cincinnati on a street corner waving yellow ribbons  Fox news acts like it's  A Republican Woodstock.  "By the time we got to Fallujah we were half a million strong."



But put a million people on the street and they build a fence around you and call it a protest zone.



We like to look at Vietnam through the soft focus of Holly wood - which took the blood of war and turned it in to rose-colored glasses.  We see 1000s of beautiful semi-naked 20 something's putting daises in the barrels of M16s all to the tune of Country Joe McDonald singing  "one two three what are we fightin for."



It makes for spectacular video.  Sometimes I see these images and I want to run naked through the streets singing "Why don't we da do it in the road!"



But I know better.



When the first American troops went in to Vietnam in 1964 there was barely a soul on the streets, yet people already singing Blowin' in the Wind, and Waist Deep in the Big Muddy and I Ain't Marchin' Anymore.  These songs were being released on major record labels.  Mega hits would follow.   Today we have more people on the streets and there is not yet there has not been a single hit song on the radio.  How could this be?  



There is something in the air but it is not on the airwaves.



It's not like Barry McGuire was a deep thinking anti-war intellectual when he sang "Eve of Destruction."  No, he was jumping on a bandwagon made possible by people in the streets.  Yet right now, there are more people on the streets than there was then, but you have to think twice before jumping on that bandwagon for fear it might be a paddy wagon bound for Guantanamo Bay.



If you speak the truth on national TV your show will be dropped, regardless of the ratings...ask Bill Maher.  A show doesn't need an audience as much as it needs sponsors.  Sixties protesters were brought up in the brand-loyal fifties, these kids were major consumers of all kinds of goods.  They queued up to buy groovy Carnaby Street  "Mod Gear" and "Wear Your Love Like Heaven" cosmetics.  Today's protester does not BUY anything.  They won't shop at GAP - they boycott Taco Bell - hell, they won't even go to Starbucks.



Oh, before the Berlin Wall fell we loved to talk about how the Soviet Union would broadcast only the songs of the state and we romanticized that is was our radio broadcasts wafting in from West Berlin that tore down the wall.  .  



Yet now, the shoe's on the other foot. There is a new wall running down divided America. And it is American radio that is being manipulated by the agenda of the state because the state has become indistinguishable from the corporation - which, as I said before, needs sponsors more and than it needs an electorate.



But I am warning you, there is something in the air, and soon it will be the people's broadcasts wafting in from The Indie Media and Free Speech TV, that tears down the wall, and this time it will not be the Berlin Wall that falls,  It will be Wall Street.  



Because the revolution is now, there is something in the air and we have got it together.



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For the next few weeks I will be out there with Dr D. David D. R. Roe - a new Orleans street music legend and Frankie Hernandez - the living Gabriel - on trumpet.  This tour will be over the Eiffel tower.  Highlights will include main stage at The Oregon Country Fair, The FalconRidge Folk Fest, and SolarFest!



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DR and I are still looking to fill some dates on the east coast this month between SolarFest and FalconRidge.  So if you are in the north east and know of a house concert or some event that could use this bizarre act to shake its rafters - please drop us a line!



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The art work will not be done at the top of this tour so we will be selling the new CD "American Storyteller"  with temporary art - sure to be a ummm... collectors item.  Hopefully by the end of the west coast swing we will have the real thing.  For those of you who have purchased an advance copy - I will wait for the real thing before I mail them.

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If you would like an advance copy and can use pay pal please click here: https://www.paypal.com/cgi-bin/webscr or drop me an email by responding to this missive.



Till then - check this out!

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Thanks-o-Rama to Karen Kilroy for putting this together!



This a double CD enhanced with three never before seen short films - put it in your computer or a regular CD player.



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I am most appreciative of those of you who contributed to this project!  Thank you! Thank you! Thank you!  It is still not too late for you.  I am a bit over extended on this project - if you have always wanted to be a patron of the arts click here: [link]





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07/26/2005 9:30

Chris Chandler with David Roe and Frankie Hernandez

Medford, OR

Osprey Brew Pub

4044 E Main



phone: 541 734 4808



Tuesday, June 28th, 2005 9PM

The Clipper -- Olympia, WA

Chris Chandler with  David Roe and Frankie Hernandez

402 4th Ave East,

website: http://www.pioneermusic.org/





Tuesday, June 28th, 2005 6PM

Radio8Ball with Professor Andras and Tammy T. - Olympia, WA

Chris Chandler with  David Roe and Frankie Hernandez

TESC,



phone: 360 867 KAOS

website: http://www.myspace.com/radio8ball

This is a call in show. People questions are answered by picking a number that corresponds with a song from Chandler's set list. Chandler plays the song and then the song is interpretted as the answer to the question. It's fun and profound. Try it.





Wednesday, June 29th, 2005 8pm

Northern Pacific Coffee Company - Tacoma, WA

Chris Chandler with  David Roe and Frankie Hernandez

401 Garfield Street South,

Tacoma

phone: 253-537-8338

[FREE Tickets available at DISC CONNECTION] 405 Garfield Street Tacoma, WA 253-539-5632 Door prizes - we will be giving away CDs and DVDs all night. [HALF PRICE BEER ALL NIGHT!]





Thursday, June 30th, 2005 7:30 PM

Paul Trebach's Home / A house concert - Seattle, WA

Chris Chandler with  David Roe and Frankie Hernandez

6755 27th ave NW ,

Seattle

phone: 206.719.5962





Friday, July 1st, 2005

Sirens -- Port Townsend, WA

Chris Chandler with  David Roe and Frankie Hernandez

823 Water,

Port Townsend

phone: 360.379.1100



I have now brought Avoiding Godot, The Convenience Store Troubadours, Over the Counter Culture, The Flying Poetry Circus and Now David Roe and The Orchestra to this venue in nearly ten years of semiannual shows there!





Saturday, July 2nd, 2005 8 pm

Blue Heron Art Center -- Vashon Island, WA

Chris Chandler with  David Roe and Frankie Hernandez

Vashon Hwy. & Cemetary rd.,

phone: 206-463-1839

website: http://vashonalliedarts.org





Sunday, July 3rd, 2005

Norway house - Victoria, BC

Chris Chandler with  David Roe and Frankie Hernandez

1110 Hillside Avenue,

Victoria

phone: 250-413-3213

website: http://www.pacificcoast.net/~vfms





Monday, July 4th, 2005

The Abbey - Cumberland, BC

Chris Chandler with  David Roe and Frankie Hernandez

2689 Penrith Ave,

Cumberland

phone: 250-336-2224





Tuesday, July 5th, 2005 8:30

Crazy Fish -- Port Angeles, WA

Chris Chandler with  David Roe and Frankie Hernandez

229 West 1st Street,

phone: 360-457-1944





Wednesday, July 6th, 2005 8PM

The Matrix - Chehalis, WA

Chris Chandler and David Roe

434 NW Prindle St,

phone: 360.740.0492

website: http://www.matrixcoffeehouse.com





Thursday, July 7th, 2005

The Oregon Country Fair - Eugene, OR

Chris Chandler with  David Roe and Frankie Hernandez

website: http://www.oregoncountryfair.org/





Friday, July 8th, 2005

The Oregon Country Fair -- Eugene

Chris Chandler with  David Roe and Frankie Hernandez

website: http://www.oregoncountryfair.org/

1:00 PM Monkey Palace

3:00 PM Blue Moon Stage



Saturday, July 9th, 2005

The Oregon Country Fair -- Eugene

Chris Chandler with  David Roe and Frankie Hernandez

website: http://www.oregoncountryfair.org/

Sat 12:40 PM Shady Grove Stage - opening for the 100 year IWW Celebration!

Sat 4:00 Main Stage!!!!!!!



Sunday, July 10th, 2005

The Oregon Country Fair -- Eugene

Chris Chandler with  David Roe and Frankie Hernandez

website: http://www.oregoncountryfair.org/

Dusk Thirty The annual Library Show



Monday, July 11th, 2005

Sam Bond's Garage -- Eugene

Chris Chandler with  David Roe and Frankie Hernandez

407 Blair,

phone: 541-431-6603

website: http://www.sambonds.com





Tuesday, July 12th, 2005 9PM

Mississippi Studios - Portland, OR

Chris Chandler with  David Roe and Frankie Hernandez

Chris Chandler with  David Roe and Frankie Hernandez

3939 N Mississippi ,

Portland

phone: 503 753 4473

website: http://www.mississippistudios.com





Wednesday, July 13th, 2005 6:00

House Concert at ABC (Alexander Berkman Collective) House - Olympia, WA

Chris Chandler with  David Roe and Frankie Hernandez

Chris Chandler with  David Roe and Frankie Hernandez

105 Sherman Street NW,

Olympia

phone: (360) 352-9524

Outdoor party!! (weather permitting) Possible hot tub!



Saturday July 16th Northampton, MA

TBA



Sunday, July 17th, 2005 TBA

Forget-Me-Not Farm -- Tinmouth

Chris Chandler and David Roe

Chris Chandler and David Roe

McNamara Road,

Tinmouth

phone: (603) 847-9049

website: http://solarfest.org

Ticket price is for the entire weekend





Monday, July 18th, 2005 8 PM

The Living Room -- New York

Chris Chandler with  David Roe and Frankie Hernandezand Anne Feeney

Chris Chandler with  David Roe and Frankie Hernandezand Anne Feeney

154 Ludlow Street (between Stanton and Rivington),

New York

phone: 212-533-7235

website: http://www.livingroomny.com/

We are looking for anything in Upstate NY or Western, MA during these few days

Anybody got any ideas?



Friday, July 22nd, 2005

Long Hill Farm -- Hillsdale

Chris Chandler and David Roe

Route 23,

Hillsdale

phone: 860 364-0366

website: http://www.falconridgefolk.com

tix are on sale now. $85 earlybird*, $95 advance**, $115 regular price 4 day with Camping - 4 day no camping - $65 earlybird*, $75 advance**, $95 regular price Thursday - $30 Friday - $30 Saturday - $35 Sunday - $30





Saturday, July 23rd, 2005

Long Hill Farm -- Hillsdale

Chris Chandler and David Roe

Route 23,

Hillsdale

phone: 860 364-0366

website: http://www.falconridgefolk.com

tix are on sale now. $85 earlybird*, $95 advance**, $115 regular price 4 day with Camping - 4 day no camping - $65 earlybird*, $75 advance**, $95 regular price Thursday - $30 Friday - $30 Saturday - $35 Sunday - $30





Sunday, July 24th, 2005

Long Hill Farm -- Hillsdale

Chris Chandler and David Roe

Chris Chandler and David Roe

Route 23,

Hillsdale

phone: 860 364-0366

website: http://www.falconridgefolk.com

tix are on sale now. $85 earlybird*, $95 advance**, $115 regular price 4 day with Camping - 4 day no camping - $65 earlybird*, $75 advance**, $95 regular price Thursday - $30 Friday - $30 Saturday - $35 Sunday - $30



Washington and Baltimore CD Release Parties TBA



Last Half of August First half of September we are looking to do a loop of

Pittsburgh

Cincinnati

Louisville

St Louis

Carbondale, IL

Cape Girardeau, MO

Baton Rouge, LA

New Orleans

Pensacola, FL - September 1

Florida - any takers?

Atlanta

Ashville

Richmond

DC



Just putting that out there.











updated: 11 years ago