Promo Video for The Chris Chandler Show Live

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The Muse and Whirled Retort July 2019

Hi Everybody,

Yes, it is true!

I was in deed the Master of Ceremonies for the Kerrville Folk Festival.  Can you believe it.

I had a blast!  Even though my tent was flattened in a rain storm, I got Deathly ill for three days, and my own "The Chris Chandler Show's" main stage set was rained out.  It was still amazing!

Thank you for all you support!

Now, and over the years!  Speaking of over the years The Oregon Country Faire turns 50 this year!  

And we will be there in full force with this year's "Greatest Banned Ever!"

I am going to do a few festivals right after that but on the way back I could use some help.

We have some open dates... so if you are anwhere Between Bellingham WA and Monterey, CA and wanna have a cool storytelling ensamble come into your house, back yard, or local waterign hole please drop me a line at baldchandler@yahoo.com

Enough of the Crass Commercial announcements!   it is time for

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

July 2019

Ashland, OR

Rain makes me feel less alone.

All rain is, is a cloud- falling apart, and pouring its shattered pieces down on top of you.

It makes me feel good to know I'm not the only thing in this world that falls apart .

It makes me feel better to know other things in nature can shatter.

It's not that my heart is breaking - it's that I am falling apart and why should my heart be any different?

Falling apart is great—it's the only chance you get to put yourself back together however you want.

and anyway... Rain clouds add rich color to an otherwise merely blue sky... I mean, who really wants to feel blue all the time?

Don't get me wrong... I celebrate the Blues...

I been to Clarksville, Mississippi.  

I have a bag of dirt from the corner of Highway 61 and Mississippi 49.  Keep it in my glove compartment.   But, I didn't make no deal with the devil... but not for lack of trying. So yea, I celebrate the blues.

Robert Johnson was the king of the blues.  And a King's crown is just a hat that lets the rain in.

Perhaps there is a reason that Rain and Reign are Homophones.

Rain is the sky visiting the earth to perform a symphony upon tin roofs.

So when the rain begins to fall, it may seem like it has no purpose, other than to rain on your parade.  But it is merely filling its natural destiny.  To fall...  and to fall... and to fall again.

for that is how the water cracks the stone prison walls of suffering.

By falling.

Gently falling.  

often, and gently.

"Gently like water cracking stone." - Tim Mason

For from its falling, the ground beneath my feet is nurtured...  and that is the moment life begins.

Langston Hughes said, "Like a warm Summer rain, Humor can cleanse the and cool the earth, the air, and you."

I have lived with pain in my life...  

and I only exacerbate the agony when I fail to genuflect to the heavy perfume of wild magnolias and azaleas...

and the lonesome tune of crickets on humid summer nights...

and to rivers that run like clocks with no numbers...

and new constellations that appear and re-appear through the shapes of dark clouds that pass over head in the night.

... and the morning rainbow that arches its back having a three-way with the sun that rises and the rain that falls and seeps deep in to the earth's core so the people in hell can have a sip of water.

N.O.W. .H.E.R.E.'.S. .D.A. .D.A.T.E.S:

This is a place where you can help!  If you live in any of these places that there is a show.... come on out... bring a friend.  Bring that odd Uncle that repeats the political opinions of AM radio talk show host... we'll turn him around.

If you live in a place that has a TBA or a Tentative or - you see an open date.

Have us over to entertain you, your friends and neighbors!

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Friday

Veneta, OR

2:00

Oregon Country Faire

Community Village

Veneta, OR

5:50

Oregon Country Faire

Shady Grove Stage

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Saturday

Veneta, OR

10 AM

Oregon Country Faire

Times and Stages TBA

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Sunday

Veneta, OR

3 PM

Oregon Country Faire

Shady Grove

AND! at

Dark

Oregon Country Faire

The Library Show

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Saturday

Portland Oregon

The Portland Highland Games (with Jen Delyth)

Portland Community College

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Friday

Enumclaw, WA

Enumclaw Scottish Highland Games

Enumclaw Fiare Grounds

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Saturday

Enumclaw, WA

Enumclaw Scottish Highland Games

Enumclaw Fiare Grounds

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Sunday

Enumclaw, WA

Enumclaw Scottish Highland Games

Enumclaw Fiare Grounds

August, 2019

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Saturday

Florence, OR

7:00 PM

TBA

TBA

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Sunday

Portland, OR

Doors 6 Show 7

A Very Special House Concert

House Concert at The Home of dean mooney boudouris

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Friday

Eugene, OR

8 PM

$15.00

Scott Landfield Presents

Tsunami Books

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Saturday

Seattle, WA

9 PM

The Chris Chandler Show with Sean Shanahan

Egans Ballard Jam House

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Sunday

Port Townsend, WA

TBA

TBA

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Thursday

Ashland, OR

TBA

TBA

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Friday

Garberville, CA

TBA

TBA

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Saturday

Berkeley, CA

7:00 PM

The Official Home Town Show

The Monkey House

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Sunday

Soquel, CA

7:00 PM

$10.00

The New Show comes to Santa Cruz

The Ugly Mug

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