Muse and Whirled Retort 2011
The Muse and Whirled Retort November 2011
Tuesday, November 8, 2011
Chris Chandler's M.U.S.E. .A.N.D. .W.H.I.R.L.E.D. .R.E.T.O.R.T. Nov 2011November 2011 Oakland, CA Things are crazy here in Oakland! Perhaps you have heard. >>>>>>>>>>>>>Click on the picture of the new album for one of the new pieces 1%/10 Ton Shoes featuring footage from Occupy Oakland. or paste http://youtu.be/ilExjbNj5HY or click Let Me see the new Video! the rest of the album is not so strident but I simply HAD to put this piece on! ********************** If you would like to follow Occupy Oakland with a live feed: Paste: http://www.ustream.tv/channel/oakplaza or Click Oakland Live Stream follow on Occupy Oakland on Facebook: http://www.facebook.com/messages/?action=read&tid=gVUUAPpWoL4Yk/Hrl7gr1Q#!/groups/occupyoaktown/ NOW: FLASH FLASH FLASH FLASH FLASH The new Chandler/Benoit CD titled "Matadors" is being picked up Friday Morning!. Paul and I will have a little tour of the NW in honor of it's RELEASE on November 1!!! Thanks to those of you who contributed! You could order your copy of it right now for only $15 by clicking: I Want The New Chandler CD! or pasting: http://www.celticartstudio.com/store/Matadors_CD.html Or you can write a check payable to Ninth Wave Publishing and send it to: Ninth Wave Publishing C/O Chris Chandler 1095 E 33rd Street, Oakland, CA 94610 FINALLY before the MUSE AND WHIRLED RETORT: Paul and I have some holes in our little NW tour look below at the dates if you think you can help out.and now: T.H.E. M.U.S.E. .A.N.D. .W.H.I.R.L.E.D. .R.E.T.O.R.T. Vol. XIII issue ii November 2011Oakland, CA Hey Everybody, It's that time of the month again. I am a little early this month because our tour starts in a few days. I have been crazy busy marching in the streets, shouting through bull horns and the like - not to mention getting some new videos together. SOOOO.... this repeat seems appropriate - - in that it is where I am and one of the new pieces on the new album. At the Corner of Poverty and Inspiration. By Chris Chandler "That truck sounded like a woman singing." She said, as the first sounds of Monday morning traffic made themselves familiar with the Off Ramp Studio where I live. It is like waking to the inspiration of a world in motion. Oakland. Oakland is the strained vocal chords of a croaky California situated deep in the mouth of the San Francisco Bay.At the Corner of Poverty and Inspiration. Trucks and barges. Commuter trains and bicycles. The BART whips by the third floor so close you can pass notes to commuters. Here at the corner of 880 and 580 there is a yellow truck stop and a blue collar bar that flank the purple building as multi-colored giant container ships unload truck sized boxes upon eighteen wheels of glass and steel. Oakland.The whole building vibrates with the sound of America shouting through a mouth made of two interstate on-ramps, that entangle and clover leaf round the building like chords of kudzu feeding ravenous America with vessels full Chinese plastic, so she can defecate discounted alien wares and with-alls out onto the green lawns formed by the septic tank known as America. Oakland. Oakland has always been the Gateway to the East. She was the start of the Intercontinental Railroad whose golden spike was driven into the coffin of agrarian America in 1881. Oakland.The end of the line. Weary easterners who followed the call "go west, young man," could do so no more, unless they climbed aboard ocean bound freighters that filled her harbors. And many did. It was the gold rush of '49 that brought so many to Oakland's shores, and although there was little gold to be found there was plenty of timber with which San Francisco would be built. But it was also the Gold Rush of '97 – the Klondike Gold Rush – that fanned the flames of a nomadic nation eager to migrate further into the vicious cold, in search of a more viscous gold. Oakland. At the corner of Broadway and Embarcadero, Jack London would embark upon such journeys through that bitter cold, igniting infernos in many a restless heart. His words are emblazoned, "I would rather be ashes than dust." But these days, it is dust – chalk dust – that outlines the bodies of too many restless hearts departing on a very different journey. Oakland.There is a plaque and a statue, and even a ritzy marina named for the socialist and radical Jack London, but there is no plaque or monument at the corner of 56th and Grove where the socialist and radical Black Panther Party was formed, offering free breakfasts to the children of a workforce that had served as the anchor for Oakland's once humming wartime ship industry. But when the shipping industry cut its chains and sailed, it left its anchor to rust in the ghettos. Oakland. The Kaiser shipping industry recruited hundreds of thousands of African Americans from primarily Louisiana in the '30s and '40s creating the blackest population in the United States west of New Orleans. The smell of Cajun cuisine still mingles with jazz along cracked sidewalks at the corner of Adversity and Revelation. Oakland. But all cities in America have their duplicities, hypocrisies and underbellies. Oakland is often viewed as the poor, ugly step-child of flowery San Francisco. San Francisco is indeed a rose – and perhaps Oakland is the thorn. But remember the thorn protects the rose – without the thorn there could be no rose – yet without the flower there is still the bush. Oakland.From Jack London to Bobby Seals and Huey Newton. Sly and the Family Stone to Ed Kelly and Pharaoh Sanders. Yoshi's to The AK Press. The Judy Barry Bombing, The Genral Strike, Oscar Grant, The Black Giants and the Colored Elite to the Oakland Larks. Bullet Meadows to Catfish Hunter and George Blanda. The Black Hole. Black Panthers. Hell's Angels. Oakland. At the Corner of Poverty and Inspiration. ********************* The new Chandler/Benoit CD titled "Matadors" is being picked up Friday Morning!. Paul and I will have a little tour of the NW in honor of it's RELEASE on November 1!!! Thanks to those of you who contributed! You could order your copy of it right now for only $15 by clicking: I want the new Chandler and Benoit CD! or pasting: http://www.celticartstudio.com/store/Matadors_CD.html Or you can write a check payable to Ninth Wave Publishing and send it to: Ninth Wave Publishing C/O Chris Chandler 1095 E 33rd Street, Oakland, CA 94610 ******************************* Paul and I have some holes in our little NW tour look below at the dates if you think you can help out. ******************************** I just finished one of several videos to come for my good friend David Rovics' New Album Big Red Sessions Check Out "John Brown" the first of 5 before year's end. Click Here: I want to see "John Brown!" or pasting: http://youtu.be/IfYhMMY8Q4I *********************** Jen is doing great and sexier than ever. Please check out some of her new work - it is stunning and Remember Celtic New Year is November 1st Click here: I want to see some of Jen's Art Work! or paste: www.celticartstudio.com ********************* T.H.A.N.K.Y.O.U. Jen, Paul, Anne Feeney, Blake, Jakael, Frankie, Colin, Barry, ISO, Charmaine, Occupy Oakland, The Berkeley Poetry Slam, Touretts without Regrets, Jason, those two highschool kids, Jim Infantino, Kat, Jimmy Kelley, el Cerrito Free Folk Festival, All of you who have contributed to this CD - you know who you are and bought an advanced copy! *************** H.E.R.E.'.S. .D.A. .D.A.T.E.S. Wednesday, November 2nd, 2011 9 PM with Paul Benoit Laurelthirst 2958 NE Glisan. StPortland, OR 97232 phone: 503-232-1504 website: http://mysite.verizon.net/res8u18i/laurelthirstpublichouse/ Thursday, November 3rd, 2011 8 PM with Paul Benoit and Frankie Hernandez TBA Ashland, OR ANYONE IN ASHLAND MAKE THIS HAPPEN? check my calander later! Friday, November 4th, 2011 3 PM LANE COUNTY COMMUNITY COLLEGE Friday, November 4th, 2011 9 PM Axe and Fiddle 657 East Main Street Cottage Grove, OR 97424 phone: 541-942-5942 website: http://axeandfiddle.com/ Saturday, November 5th, 2011 6pm Peter Wilde Presents a special early show and CD release Party sam bonds garage 407 Blair Eugene phone: 431-6603 website: http://www.sambonds.com Sunday, November 6th, 2011 8 PM opening for Nicki Bluhm & The Gramblers Applegate Lodge HIghway 238 Applegate, OR phone: 541 -761-9394 website: http://www.liveatthegate.com Nicki Bluhm & The Gramblerswith opening act: The Chris Chandler and Paul Benoit ShowSunday, November 6th – 8PM$10 CoverApplegate LodgeInfo – 541 -761-9394The 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. Wednesday, November 9th, 2011 8 PM with Paul Benoit The Undertown 211 Taylor Street Port Townsend, WA 98368 website: http://www.undertown.com Thursday, November 10th, 2011 9:00 PM special CD release party Egan's Ballard Jam House 1707 NW Market Street Seattle, WA 98107 phone: 206-789-1621 website: http://www.ballardjamhouse.com Friday, November 11th, 2011 8 PM The Roasterie, 19529 Vashon Hwy., S.W. Vashon Island, WA 98070 phone: 206-463-9800 website: http://tvicr.com/ Located in the center of Vashon Island, WA at the corner of Vashon Hwy., SW & Cemetery Road.We're just a short ferry ride from Seattle in the heart of Puget Sound in the scenic Pacific Northwest.From the north end ferry dock heading south, we're at the 2nd stop sign. SATURDAY, NOVEMBER 12TH IS SITTING WIDE OPEN - ANYONE HELP? BELLINGHAM? CHEHALIS? Sunday, November 13th, 2011 8 PM The Tall House Arts Consortium Presents with special guests Citizen Band The Royal 311 Capitol Way North Olympia, WA 98501 phone: (360) 705-0760 website: http://www.facebook.com/people/Royal-Olympia/100000219743514 Sunday, November 20th, 2011 8:00 Spoken Word Feature Java Monkey 205 E Ponce de Leon Decatur, GA 30030 phone: (404) 378-5002 website: http://www.javamonkeydecatur.com Sunday, December 18th, 2011 9:00 PM Northbay Poetry Feature Hopmonk Tavern 230 Petaluma ave Sebastopol, CA 95472 website: http://www.hopmonk.com To Subscribe click: www.chrischandler.org to unsubscribe reply with unsubscribe in the subject line.