The Muse and Whirled Retort July 2018

T.H.E. .M.U.S.E. .A.N.D. .W.H.I.R.L.E.D. .R.E.T.O.R.T. Septemeber 2018

Hey everybody,

Welcome to the latest addition of my newsletter.

Before I get to "THE MUSE AND WHIRLED RETORT"

I wanna say a little bit about some upcoming shows...

As you know, most of my stories start off with the phrase, "My car broke down," and this one is no exception.

It broke down last month in Seattle and I left it there and continued on in the faithful Celtic-Art-Studio-Mobile" known to us as "Casie."  I have just returned to Oakland after a full and successful circle from Enemclaw, WA all the way to Dublin, OH; up to St Paul, MN; over to Milwaukee, WA; across to Portland and back down to Oakland.  SHEW!

Why chandler... WHY are you telling me this.  Well, because next week I am flying up to Seattle to get my car and continuing on with my 30 year anniversary of touring the country.  Yes, it has been 30 years!  

and NOW on this last minute extended leg of the tour I have some dates open - and i need your help.

In particular I need something in Portland, OR and in Ashland ASAP!  If you have a a house and would like to host The Chris Chandler Show with music director Sean Shanahan then drop me a line at baldchandler@yahoo.com.

See the schedule below to see if you can help out.  

Oh, one more thing...

to celebrate the 30 years on the road.  I have released a 3 volume set of well... Chandlerisms called "Chandler's Spin"

You can get, one volume for $15 or all three for $40

right here... https://celticartstudio.com/shop/chandler_books/

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AND NOW, ENOUGH OF THE CRASS COMMERCIAL ANNOUNCEMENTS! it is time for!

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

SEPTEMBER, 2018

Milwaukee, WS

Meek Rising

By Chris Chandler

Blessed are the meek for they shall inherit the earth...

Holy are the misfits, the weirdos,  the outsiders, the socially awkward -- the freethinkers -- for they are the creators and the creators are our saviors.

Saved are the writers, the makers of music, the poets, the storytellers, the dancers, the sculptors and the painters for they celebrate our glory and celebration is our glory, for there could be no glory without them.

Glorious are the makers of myth, the mappers of souls, the various seekers of verity. For they are hallowed, and for them I shout hallelujah!

Hallowed are the radicals.

Hallowed are the intrinsic, the eccentric, the characters and the off-the-wall oddballs... the dregs of society...

Divine are the dregs.

Holy are the hoi polloi.

Holy are the vandals for vigilance.

Holy are those that Howl for humility.

Holy are the riffraff of righteousness,

Holy are the wretched rank-and-file rabble yearning to be roused.

Potent are the passionate, for they fuel the flames of the pleas of the poets...

and from the ashes of all pretension...

the meek shall rise...


.................................into a world...

......................................................worth...

 ..............................................................inheriting.

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So long, Robert DeSpain thank you for all the things that you helped set in motion for us... thank you for your life... you touched a lot of people, myself included.  We have lots of work to do to fill the void you left.  

I am thankful you trained us well.

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H.E.R.E.'.S. .D.A. .D.A.T.E.S.

HEY! any one in WA state wanna put on a show on Thursday September 6?  Olympia?  Port Townsend?

Bellingham?

September 7 Friday

Seattle, WA

7 PM

The Chris Chandler Show with Sean Shanahan

Egans Ballard Jam House

[ more info ]

8 Saturday

Eugene, OR

8:00 PM

The Chris Chandler Show with Sean Shanahan

Tsunami Books

[ more info ]

9 Sunday

Portland, OR

Hey Portland Area wanna Put on a Show?

TBA

[ more info ]

if you can help out here it would truly be appreciated by well... me and perhaps 15 or so of your old friends and new ones!

HEY NORTH WEST!

I HAVE SUNDAY AND TUESDAY SITTING WIDE OPEN - can you help?

10 Monday

Port Orford, OR

Tentative

[ more info ]

12 Wednesday

Ashland, OR

TBA

Ashland, OR

[ more info ]

OK, I had a show here and it seems to have fallen through.  Anyone out there help out with this one... House Concert?

13 Thursday

Kelseyville, CA

Kelseyville, CA

TBA

[ more info ]

14 Friday

Berkeley, CA

7:00 PM

The Official 30th Anniversary Home Town Show

The Monkey House

[ more info ]

15 Saturday

Nevada City, CA

Rio and

House Concert at Robyn and Reo's

[ more info ]

16 Sunday

Santa Cruz, CA

Michael Johnson Presents

House Concert

[ more info ]

updated: 3 weeks ago