The Muse and Whirled Retort 2012

July 2012 T.H.E. .M.U.S.E. .A.N.D. .W.H.I.R.L.E.D. .R.E.T.O.R.T.

Saturday, July 7, 2012

July 2012 T.H.E. .M.U.S.E. .A.N.D. .W.H.I.R.L.E.D. .R.E.T.O.R.T.
Saturday July 7 2012

Ashland, OR
Vol. XIII issue vii

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After years of people asking me to re-print the old generica T SHirt I have finally done it. You can order it in short sleeve Tank Top and Long sleeve. All 100% Cotton Pre shrunk Made in USA and hand silk scrrened in Oakland, CA by an old Punk rocker in his basement.


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you can also get the new Matadors CD there.



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T.H.E. .M.U.S.E. .A.N.D. .W.H.I.R.L.E.D. .R.E.T.O.R.T.
Saturday July 7 2012

Ashland, OR
Vol. XIII issue vii

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I looked past the curvature of the earth into the heavens and the myriad of stars and galaxies and planets all swirling expanding and contracting just beyond the dust on my windshield - and I shouted up to God himself, "I MATTER!" 



And God responded, "Why, yes. Yes you are."

And at that point I realized I really am one with God - only - once you become one with God do you then have to pray to yourself?

I hope not because - i'm the kind of rebel that thinks on those rare occasions when ever I am in charge - i feel a need to question myself.

Question authority? HA! I find myself looking in the mirror shouting, "Don't let ME tell me what to do!"

Personally, I always thought that what the bible meant when it said we were created in God's Image is that he created us while looking in the mirror and there fore did it all backwards... explains alot...

Thats what I don't get - God made us in his image yet he made all of different - everyone is different, well except for me. so that must mean God is... well... different.

Just like every snowflake - and every speck of dust on my windshield... Just like the planets, the heavens, the stars... our lives --- it's all one big Merry Go Round... the days, the years, the seasons - they go round... we wave to our parents as we pass... they wave back... and then they are gone - we see people on their high horse... a brass ring just out of reach... they reach - and down they go again... the band has been replaced by a calliope that makes "Entrance of the Gladiators" sound like "Pop Goes the Weasel..." no one seems to mind... and in the end we wind up right back where we started.

Sometimes we dream - sometimes we dream big - which is why I rolled over this morning and mashed the snooze button saying, "I must keep the dream alive."

In the dream I was standing on the side of the road - there was traffic. Lots of traffic. and on the other side of the road there was this chicken taunting me - saying "Who are you to question my motives?"

I started to cross the street - and then changed my mind wondering if I was as indecisive as I used to be...

I shouted back - sounding like Mitt Romney, "Just because I changed my mind doesn't mean I'm not still right."

Now, the reason I did not cross the road with the chicken was I wanted to go down it - looking for answers - Goin down the road with a rubber chicken hanging from my rearview because I would rather hang with someone who is looking for answers than someone who has found them.

And whether or not I have ever found any answers I do not remember. Having a bad memory s the only thing that gives me a clear conscious.

Sometimes my conscious bothers me - but my conscious is just another one of those voices in my head - like God - Yet, just because I'm pretty sure the voices in my head aren't real doesn't mean I shouldn't listen to them.

I mean, I listen to the news and I am pretty sure that isn't real.

The voices is in our head may be all we have - sure, God created the stars, but who created the constellations?

Who sat beneath the stars and told a story -as someone else listened and painted the the pictures in the sky. and those images stayed in his head till he caried them to a cave and painted it. And some one else saw the picture - and told another story - and every pictre tells a thousand stories and every story paints a thousand pictures - you do the math...

... count the stars.

and the math distills the story down to another picture - which is totally abstract - and the universe becomes a Giant Jackson Pollock - and god is up there randomly spilling paint... throwing paint - carefully placing tight detailed lines -- drawing an arrow -- to a thought -- and the thought is boiled down to a haiku:

Haikus are obscure

Often hard to understand

Vocabulary

But still the expression is carried on - sometimes it is ugly - sometimes beautiful - but it expresses the truth is: The power of good is greater than the power of evil - it's just not by very much.

it is a struggle - the future is - and it can be predicted - because what is ahead of us depends upon what is inside of us.



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A.N.N.O.U.N.C.M.E.N.T.S.

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Paul and I still have some holes in our calendar. 
Check the dates and see if you can help. This is you opportunity to have us at a house concert or your favorite venue.

drop me a line Baldchandler@yahoo.com


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After years of requests I have finally made another run of Generica Shirts. 100% Cotton Preshrunk, Made in USA
You can get them at our shows or here:


http://www.celticartstudio.com/store/benoit-cds/



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Jen's new website is really going well. However it will have a major update very soon.
Please check out www.celticartstudio.com
Jen and I will be debuting our new Illuminations at the faire on Friday night at our booth.
Celtic Art Studio please come it will be a party!




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Thoughts go out to the victoms of two seperate tragedies in my extended family...
http://www.registerguard.com/web/newslocalnews/28281493-57/plane-crash-road-airstrip-lane.html.csp

http://slog.thestranger.com/slog/archives/2012/06/01/a-memorial-for-shmootzi-the-clod-and-meshuguna-joe-tonight-in-new-york-city

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T.H.A.N.K.Y.O.U.

Jen Delyth, Anne Feeney, Paul Benoit, Athonwy Doherty, JC, Caroline Aiken, The Seattle Folk Life Festival, Janet Stecker, Amy Berlin, David Rovics, Kirsten Schipper, The Kate Wolf Festival, Peter Wild, lui Longmyer, Moon, Suzaane at Egan's, Matrix Coffeehouse, The Santa Cruz Celtic Games, Michelle Sellers, Jarrod Kaplan, Sean and Lisa Shannahan, Sean Darrough, insert your name here.


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H.E.R.E.'.S. .D.A. .D.A.T.E.S.
keep an eye on my site for updates!

Upcoming Events:

Tuesday, July 10th, 2012
A Celebration of Woody Gutrie's 100th Birthday
Reality Kitchen
245 Van Buren
Eugene, OR 97402
website: http://www.realitykitchen.org/
with Anne Feeney, Brian QTN, Mark Ross, Larry Penn and others

Thursday, July 12th, 2012 8 PM
The Pre-Fair Party
Private Party
phone: RSVP 541 767 2198
RSVP 541 767 2198


Friday, July 13th, 2012 12:00 PM
Main Stage
Oregon Country Fair
Outside Eugene, OR
website: http://www.oregoncountryfair.org/
I am honored to be doing the legacy set with Paul Benoit and many special guests

Friday, July 13th, 2012 5:00 PM
Chez Rays with Anne Feeney celebrating Woody Guthrie's 100th Birthday
Oregon Country Fair
Outside Eugene, OR
website: http://www.oregoncountryfair.org/

Saturday, July 14th, 2012
11:00 AM
Main Stage as a part of the Woody Guthrie Celebration
with Anne Feeney Jim Page Adam and Kris Mark Ross

Saturday, July 14th, 2012 1 PM
Shady Grove
Oregon Country Fair
Outside Eugene, OR
website: http://www.oregoncountryfair.org/

Saturday, July 14th, 2012 4:00 PM
Community Village
Oregon Country Fair
Outside Eugene, OR
website: http://www.oregoncountryfair.org/

Sunday, July 15th, 2012 4:15 PM
The Kesey Stage in Energy Park
Oregon Country Fair
Outside Eugene, OR
website: http://www.oregoncountryfair.org/

Sunday, July 15th, 2012 Dark:30
The Annual Library Show
The Book Arts Center
Oregon Country Fair
Outside Eugene, OR
website: http://www.oregoncountryfair.org/
This is a special annual show at the Library at OCF

Tuesday, July 17th, 2012 7:00 PM
With Paul Benoit
The Public Library
825 NW Wade St
Estacada, OR
Wednesday, July 18th, 2012 8 PM
with Paul Benoit
Applegate Lodge
HIghway 238
Applegate, OR
phone: 541 -761-9394
PRICE: $10.00
website: http://www.liveatthegate.com
$10 Cover
Applegate Lodge
Info – 541 -761-9394

The Applegate River Lodge is located between Grants Pass and Medford, Oregon near Jacksonville and overlooks the Applegate River and historic Pioneer Bridge on Scenic Hwy. 238.

Thursday, July 19th, 2012 9pm
Peter Wilde Presents
sam bonds garage
407 Blair

Eugene, OR
97402
phone: 431-6603
website: http://www.sambonds.com

Friday, July 20th, 2012
Private Party
Belingham, WA

Saturday, July 21st, 2012 8 pm
The Industrial Workers of the World Presents Chris Chandler with Paul Benoit
Rhizome Gallery
317 East Broadway
Vancouver, BC

Sunday, July 22nd, 2012 7:30
Victoria Folk Music Society Presents
Norway house
1110 Hillside Avenue
Victoria
phone: 250-413-3213
website: http://www.pacificcoast.net/~vfms

Thursday, July 26th, 2012 7:00 PM
with Paul Benoit
Egan's Ballard Jam House
1707 NW Market Street 
Seattle, WA 98107
phone: 206-789-1621
website: http://www.ballardjamhouse.com

Friday, July 27th, 2012
with Jen Delyth
Seattle Scottish Highlands Festival
45224 284th Ave SE
Enumclaw, WA
website: http://www.sshga.org/home.htm
65th Annual NW Scottish Highland Games at the formerly known as the King County Fair Grounds showing off Jen's Fabulous Art Work

Saturday, July 28th, 2012
with Jen Delyth
Seattle Scottish Highlands Festival
45224 284th Ave SE
Enumclaw, WA
website: http://www.sshga.org/home.htm
65th Annual NW Scottish Highland Games at the formerly known as the King County Fair Grounds showing off Jen's Fabulous Art Work

Sunday, July 29th, 2012
with Jen Delyth
Seattle Scottish Highlands Festival
45224 284th Ave SE
Enumclaw, WA
website: http://www.sshga.org/home.htm
65th Annual NW Scottish Highland Games at the formerly known as the King County Fair Grounds showing off Jen's Fabulous Art Work

Tuesday, July 31st, 2012
Labor in Song and Story
WAPWU Steward College
Eastern, WA

Thursday, August 2nd, 2012 9 PM
An evening with Chandler and Benoit
Acoustic Green Frog Tavern
900 N. State St.
Bellingham, WA
USA
phone: 360.756.1213
website: http://www.acoustictavern.com/

Saturday, August 4th, 2012
Lee Brooks Birthday Bash! with The Brown Edition, Arielists and Sideshows
Privat Party
Olympia, WA

Sunday, August 5th, 2012 8:00
Sirens presents
Sirens
823 Water
Port Townsend
phone: 360.379.1100

Friday, August 10th, 2012
shambhala music festival
Salmo, BC
website: http://www.shambhalamusicfestival.com

Saturday, August 11th, 2012 2:30
Rock Pitt Stage
shambhala music festival
Salmo, BC
website: http://www.shambhalamusicfestival.com

Sunday, August 12th, 2012
Spokane WA
TBA

Monday, August 13th, 2012 6:30 PM
Siuslaw Valley Library - Bromley Room
1460 9th St (At Maple)
Florenace, OR
phone: 541 997 3132

Tuesday, August 14th, 2012 8:30 pm
Chris & Paul play Kazum in a Variety Show Exravaganza!
Alberta Rose Theatre
3000 NE Alberta Street
Portland, or 97211
PRICE: $15.00
PURCHASE TICKETS ONLINE: click here
website: http://www.albertarosetheatre.com
This will be an incredible show!

Wednesday, August 15th, 2012 8 PM
with Paul Benoit
Axe and Fiddle
657 East Main Street
Cottage Grove, OR 97424
phone: 541-942-5942
website: http://www.axeandfiddle.com/

Thursday, August 16th, 2012
TBA
TBA
Ashland, OR

Friday, August 17th, 2012 8 PM
WITH SHELLEY DOTTY
Caffe Trieste
2500 San Pablo (@ Dwight Way)
Berkeley, CA
WE ARE ON FIRST
Caffe Trieste Berkeley

2500 San Pablo (@ Dwight Way)

8pm-10pm(NO COVER! Tips please!)

Saturday August 18th
House Concert
Santa Cruz CA

Sunday, August 19th, 2012
Her place
Kym Trippsmith Presents
4488 stoez lane
seabastapol, ca
website: http://www.amazonproductionsmusic.com

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Friday, August 24th, 2012 8:00 PM
Ira Marlowe Presents
The Monkey House
1638 University ave 
Berkeley, CA
website: http://www.monkeyhousetheater.com

Saturday, August 25th, 2012
House Concert
e mail: for RSVP micahdavidlashbrook@gmail.com
Los Angeles, CA
phone: 310-892-0410
Tuesday, August 28th, 2012
Songwriters At Play
Kreuzberg
685 Higuera St
San Luis Obispo, CA 93401
PURCHASE TICKETS ONLINE: click here

Wednesday, August 29th, 2012 8:00 PM
Berkeley
Starry Plough
3101 Shattuck Ave (between Prince St & Woolsey St)
Berkeley, CA 94705
PURCHASE TICKETS ONLINE: click here
website: http://www.facebook.com/pages/Berkeley-Poetry-Slam/56551409302
This is a Poetry Slam Feature. I will be doing about a half an hour as a feature on a terrific evenings entertainment. Seating is usually tight. Doors at 8 PM I will likley be on at about 9 PM



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