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The Muse and Whirled Retort
May 1, 2006
Volume VII Issue vii
Paterson, NJ

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3. We are looking forward to returning to some of our favorite Festivals (High Sierra, Oregon Country Fair, and the Islands) but are disappointed not to be able to make it to some of our favorites — I will miss you Kerrville, Falcon Ridge and SolarFest — maybe we can come back next year!



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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.
The Muse and Whirled Retort
May 1, 2006
Volume VII Issue vii
Paterson, NJ

Hey everybody,

It's that time of the month again.

May Day. Oh, I wish I could wax on and on about this day, but the truth is — I am headed out today for a couple of weeks in the Northeast. It is beautiful out — so this may very well be the shortest whirled retort in history.

Dr D has been in Brandywine, MD planting a garden and getting dirt under his nails — and now spring is in full spring. The dogwoods and cherry trees splash color across the marble city like the Jackson Pollick's that hang in the National Gallery. It makes me praise creation itself. Somehow, I realize as I stand in awe of the smells that old lady perfumes try to emulate — that perhaps the reason creationists must regail evolution — is that — if we are created in God's image — and evolution is true — than God must be evolving too. And perhaps, as God evolves he has relaxed some of those old testament ideas. Just a thought. Now, I recommend you do as I am about to do — turn off your computer and go out into it. It is beautiful out there.

We are both very excited about this mini-tour of the Northeast and next month we venture into the heartland and then the west coast!

See you out there!

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Check out this new video. http://chrisvids.org/videos/Auden.wmv
(requires Windows Media Player)

I rediscovered this poem by WH Auden shortly after 9-11 — as it was circulated widely on the internet. D. R. and I recoded it for The American Storyteller Album: http://chrischandler.org/index.php?page=cds&display=88

I am excited about this one — because I actually shot about 80% of it.

If you can't play Windows media player files, check back later in the month for other versions.

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We are looking for a date in Oh say, St Louis or Kansas City or somewhere midwestish on June 22 and or June 23 as well as July 26 or 27.

Ya see — due to credit card problems — we are going to drive for our west coast tour and would really like a couple of dates between DC and San Francisco and on the way back — between Bellingham, WA and Washington, DC

That is a pretty big area — Madison??? You out there?

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On this tour we are now selling a DVD of several of the new videos that we play in the show including "Something's in the Air" "9th Ward New Orleans #2" "The Dutchman/Cracker Jack Cure" "I Dreamed I Saw St Augustine. Florida" and "The newest one: "Green Fields of France/September 1, 1939"

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I am almost done with the new David Rovics DVD including 5 music videos I made for him in the past few months. http://www.davidrovics.com

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The New Orleans Saints drafted Reggie Bush — first time a Bush has been refered to as a Saint I assure you.

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Remember May 4, 1970 (sites recently redesigned by my film partner Karen Kilroy)
- The Kent State May 4 Center: http://may4.org
- Alan Canfora (was shot at Kent State) http://AlanCanfora.com

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HERE'S DA DATES

Monday, May 1, 8pm
Haledon, NJ
Botto House Labor Museum
83 Norwood Avenue
phone: 973-595-7953

Tuesday, May 2, 8pm
Providence, RI
Reflections Cafe
8 Govenor St (corner of Wickenden St,
phone: 401-273-7278
website: http://www.gotpoetry.com

Thursday, May 4th, 8pm
Willimantic, CT
Oobah's Deli
861 Main Street,
phone: 860 456 5674

Friday, May 5th, 8-10pm
Arden (Wilmington), DE
The Buzz Ware Village Center
2119 The Highway
phone: (302)475-2818
website: http://theardens.com

Saturday, May 6th, 6pm
Philadelphia, PA
Philadelphia Folk Song Society
7113 Emlen Street
phone: 215.247.1300
private event, contact society for details
website: http://www.pfs.org

Sunday, May 7th, 7pm
Worcester, MA
Java Hut
1073A Main Street
phone: 508/752-1678
website: http://www.javahutma.com

Monday, May 8th, 9:30 PM
Cambridge, MA
Lizard Lounge
1667 Massachusetts Ave
website: http://www.lizardloungeclub.com

Wednesday, May 10th, 7:30 PM
Provincetown, MA
WOMR Schoolhouse
494 Commercial St
phone: 508 487 2619
website: http://www.womr.org

Friday, May 12th, 2006 - Sunday, May 14th
Darlington, MD
Susquehanna Music and Arts Festival
2564 Silver Rd
website: http://www.smaf.info

Monday, May 15th, 8pm
Takoma Park, MD
Sangha
7014 westmoreland avenue
phone: 301.891.3214
website: http://www.sangha.ws

Saturday, June 3rd, 8pm
Rosendale, NY
Rosendale Cafe
434 Main St.
845.658.9048
http://rosendalecafe.com

Friday, June 9th
Pittsburgh, PA
House Concert

Saturday, June 10th, 7pm
Cleveland, OH
Barking Spider Tavern
11310 Juniper Rd.
phone: 216-421-2863
website: http://www.barkingspidertavern.com/

Sunday, June 11th
Detroit, MI
Detroit Festival of the Arts - Litfest Tent
http://www.springfed.org

Saturday, June 17th, 8pm
Telford, PA
X-Fest
133 Cressman Road
phone: 973 809 1930
http://www.xfsmusic.org


Monday, June 26th, 8pm
Downtown Felton, CA
Don Quixote's International Music Hall
6275 Highway 9
phone: 831-603-2294
website: http://www.donquixotesmusic.com
Tickets and reservations at Don Quixote's - call 831-603-2294

Tuesday, June 27th
Berkeley, CA
House Concert

Wednesday, June 28th
San Francisco, CA
House Concert

Thursday, June 29th - Sunday, July 2
Quincy, CA
High Sierra Music Festival
Plumus Fairgrounds
website: http://www.highsierramusic.com

Wednesday, July 5th, 8pm
Nevada City, CA
Cooper's
235 Commercial St
website: http://coopersnevadacity.com/

Thursday, July 6th - Sunday, July 9
Eugene, OR
Oregon Country Fair
website: http://www.oregoncountryfair.org

Thursday, July 13th, 9pm
Eugene, OR
sam bonds garage
407 blair
website: http://www.sambonds.com

Friday, July 14th
Portland, OR
Mississippi Studios
3939 N. Mississippi
phone: (503)288-3895
website: http://www.mississippistudios.com

Saturday, July 15th
Port Townsend, WA
Sirens
832 Water Street
Phone: 360-379-1100

Sunday, July 16th
Victoria, BC
Norway House
1110 Hillside Avenue
phone: 250-413-3213
website: http://www.pacificcoast.net/~vfms

Tuesday, July 18th
Vancouver, BC
Spartacus Books
319 W. Hastings St.,
phone: 604.688.6138
website: http://www.spartacusbooks.org/

Thursday, July 20th
Courtenay, BC
details tba

Friday, July 21st - Sunday, July 23rd
Duncan, BC
Islands Folk Fest
phone: 250 748-3975
website: http://www.folkfest.bc.ca/

Monday, July 24th
Bellingham, WA
details tba

Thursday, July 27th
Seattle, WA
House Concert at the Home of Paul Trebach

Saturday, July 29th, 5pm-6:30pm
Washington, DC
The Capital Fringe Festival
The Warehouse Theater, Main Stage
1021-21 7th Street NW

Sunday, July 30th, 8pm-9:30pm
Washington, DC
The Capital Fringe Festival
The Warehouse Theater, Main Stage
1021-21 7th Street NW

Saturday, August 5th
Greenbelt, MD
New Deal Cafe
113 Centerway
phone: 301-474-5642
website: http://newdealcafe.com

Sunday, August 6th, 6-8pm
Baltimore, MD
Waterfront Hotel
1710 Thames St
phone: (410) 537-5055

Wednesday, August 9th, 7:30pm-8:30pm
Bethlehem, PA
Liederplatz stage
website: http://www.musikfest.org

Check my events page for up-to-the-minute schedule info.
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