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THE MUSE AND WHIRLED RETORT July 2017


A new Show for a new Era: The Chris Chandler & John Elliott Show made it's debut at our beloved Kerrville Folk Festival to (Yes, someone counted.) Seven (7) standing Ovations and two (2) encores!

Holy Cow!

Also, they recorded the show and the CD was the highest selling CD of the festival!!!
Thank you, Kerrville! Thank you, John Elliott!

That said... we will be playing the North West for two weeks this summer.
There are STILL some open dates.

If you live in the area, and would like to to present us or even invite your friends for a house concert drop me a line - I'll bet we could make that happen.

now enough of the self serving crass commercial announcements... it's 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.
July 1, 2017
Oakland, CA

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She said that we'd be home after dark.
I said, "No we'll be home after light."

Sometimes I think,
"If this is reality, I would rather be completely insane."

I wish there was a pill that would cure me of reality. Something over the counter,
that doesn't require a prescription,
because frankly, I don't have health care...
That's my reality...

However, even in my efforts to escape THIS reality,
I found myself having a hard time imagining a hypothetical situation...

So, I went Down To the farmers market of fresh ideas
(also known as sitting in a dark bar with a tumbler of Jameson's a pen and a blank yellow legal pad.)

After all it was Plato that said, "Knowing yourself is the beginning of all wisdom."
I was thinking that knowing my self only justifies my persecution complex.

My persecution complex
comes from the fact that I am a performer,
and vicariously hang out with performers....

and frankly,
I am sick of all these people with their massive egos
who have no interest in "ME!"

They look at me as if I have failed... but I say,
"No! I am the grand discoverer
of a new way that does not work....

Someone should make a plaque."

I mean to me,
the definition of insanity is trying the same thing
over and over again
and actually GETTING different results.

Like... take the wheel...
They say it was mankind's greatest invention.
But I say,
"It wasn't the wheel it was the axel!"

Even that idea was once feared.

Can you imagine the first guy to see some other guy walkin' through the woods pushing a cart?

Him crying out to his friend,
"Damned Kids today - why back in our day just picked heavy stuff up and carried it."

'Cause... if ya think about it...
All the scientific facts that we know on this earth to be true...were once taboo.

Every single human invention was once thought to be popy-cock.

All human discoveries were at some time considered
a threat to some doctrine,
some dogma... somewhere.

Any artistic achievement was once smeared as vice.

In fact... All human progress,
has come about because someone
somewhere
at sometime
refused to bow to Authority.
But, instead bowed to a higher force...
The unstoppable force of ideas.

We could not have come out of the trees...
...hell we could not have gone INTO the trees...
hell, we could not have even crawled out of the primordial ooze...
if it were not for the insubordination and obstinance of the rebellious idea.

Sometimes, I am afraid to be rebellious...
I was afraid to face my fears...
So I turned my back on them.

We are all have to face the fact hat we are not going to live forever...
And that is good...

I don't want to live for ever...
I do want to build a world that will live forever!

We must build that world our selves,
I don't want to ask God for any thing.
God does not have time for my paltry wishes...
I know that...
Which is why.. I just do what ever the fuck I want to do.
Then ask for forgiveness.

Very Christian of me don't ya think?

There is so much pain in this world but...
we have to accept that...
But, you can not have love if you are afraid of pain...

Love causes pain...
Pain is the great equalizer

...holy pain....

Without pain their could be no joy and I love joy.....
I want joy...
Give me joy...

And the only way you can have that is...bring on the pain!

That, is the truth I seek.
I love those who seek truth.
That's my peeps.
Those of us who seek the truth
are usually afraid of anyone
that says they know the truth.

Story telling tells truths that reality can not.
That is my hypothesis...
And from hypothesis we get hypothetical...
Perhaps I live in a Hypothetical reality...
One that doesn't exist but could.
Speculative reality...

After-all, One single daydream can change a million realities.

I want to dream a new reality....
For there is no other way to create a new reality...
Than to dream.
I say, "When life feels like a nightmare...
Wake up and take a nap... Dream."

For dreams, imagination, ideas are the only weapon we have against reality.

For imagination can be so strong it can actually change reality, for as Nietzsche said, "All I need is a sheet of paper and something to write with, and then I can turn the world upside down."

Dream an alternative reality that makes this all go away. Dream An alternative actuality.

And remember...
No one created this world....
Except for you and me...
The bible was wrong... There is no Heaven, or afterlife... The world was not created in 6 days.
In fact it was not created at all...
It is still being created...
And not in 6 days...
In 3.
Yesterday is gone...
Forgotten...
Tomorrow
we will never see...

Leaving us today...
So we better get busy...
'cause all we got is this one short life
in which
we can walk upon the earth
and stare into the clouds
and imagine
the world's glorious design...

For your imagination
IS
the world's glorious design.

For there is no God...
Or forever...

And for that...
I thank God,
Forever."
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A new Show for a new Era will be playing the North West for two weeks this summer. There are STILL some tentative dates and
YES some open dates. If you live in the area, and would like to to present us or even invite your friends for a house concert - drop me a line - I'll bet we could make that happen.

July 2017
1
Saturday
Berkeley, CA
7:30
with The Legendary Anne Feeney
The Monkey House
[ more info ]



7
Friday
Veneta, OR
3:00 PM
The Chris Chandler and John Elliott Show
Oregon Country Faire Shady Grove Stage
[ more info ]



8
Saturday
Veneta, OR
Spontaneous Sightings
Oregon Country Faire
[ more info ]



9
Sunday
Veneta, OR
1:40 PM
The Chris Chandler and John Elliott Show
Oregon Country Faire Blue Moon Stage
[ more info ]



Veneta, OR
9:00 PM
The Chris Chandler and John Elliott Show
Oregon Country Faire The Library Show
[ more info ]



11
Tuesday
Florence, OR
7:00 PM
The Chris Chandler and John Elliott Show
Class Act Theatre
[ more info ]



12
Wednesday
Applegate, OR
7:00 PM
The Chris Chandler and John Elliott Show and The Deer
The Applegate Lodge
[ more info ]



13
Thursday
Portland, OR
8:00 PM
The Chris Chandler and John Elliott Show and Anne Feeney
The Fremont Theatre
[ more info ]



14
Friday
Sandy, OR
3:00 PM
Woody Guthrie's Birth Day, Bastille Day, with Anne Feeney and The Chris Chandler and John Elliott Show
Mt Hood Farmers Market
[ more info ]



15
Saturday
Eugene, OR
8:00 PM
The Chris Chandler and John Elliott Show and The Deer
Tsunami Books
[ more info ]



16
Looking for a house Concert
Corvalis, Astoria?

17
Olympia, WA
TBA

18
Tacoma, WA
TBA

19
Looking for a house concert...

Port Townsend?
Vashon?

20
Thursday
Bellingham, WA
8:00 PM
The Chris Chandler and John Elliott Show
The Green Frog
[ more info ]



21
Friday
Seattle, WA
7:00 Pm
The Chris Chandler and John Elliott Show
Egan's Ballard Jam House
[ more info ]

July 28-30
Enumclaw, WA with Jen Delyth

August4-6
Dublin, OH
Irish Music Festival with Jen Delyth

August 11-13
St Paul, MN
Irish Music Fest with Jen Delyth

August 18-20
Milwaukiee, WI
Irish Music Fest with Jen Delyth

ANYONE in Wyoming, North Dakota or Montana... I would like a gig solo any gig. anytime between August 21-27. Those are the only 3 states I have never played in. It has to be an actuall show, like in the newspaper. I have played the streets in all of the above but not an actual show. if you could help I would be greatful.

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