The Muse And Whirled Retort

July 5, 2014
Veneta, OR 

Vol XIV issue ix


Looking forward to some summer road dates - If you are in the the Pacific North West of this country or the Great South West of Canada there are some dates for you - and if you are in that area and have a desire to have us stop by your house or venue and do a song and dance drop me a line...



OK, OK enough of the crass commercial announcements and on with...







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


Walking around all this hippy faire - I see all these signs that say, "Yes Yes Yes!"

Well I am here to say “NO NO NO!” but when you say it - spell it with a K.

Ya see... Random thoughts come to me at regularly scheduled intervals....

That’s why...
....I finally made it to the mountain top, when my ship came in...
It made me realize....

...If life were easy everybody would be having one.

But no, it’s not... life is full of paradoxes and opposites - and Oxymorons: Tight Slacks... The Deep South... Marijuana Initiative... Microsoft Works... Holy War.

It all just makes you want to shout!

KNOW KNOW KNOW!
It should be called Obsessive Compulsive ORDER!

KNOW KNOW KNOW!
It was the rooster that came first.

KNOW KNOW KNOW!
Just because it was funny doesn't mean I was kidding.

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Random thoughts come to me at regularly scheduled intervals...

Ya see, I am so cynical I’m optimistic...

...I am too open-minded to truly believe my own defense.

I grab my accuser by the lapels and say, “Come on you can do better than that.”


That’s why whenever someone say's something is fool proof I ride a unicycle and try to juggle.

‘Cause Like I always say, two minds are better than none. (jen had to help me with that line.)

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KNOW KNOW KNOW!
Activist and pacifist are antonyms!

KNOW KNOW KNOW!
I want instant nostalgia.

KNOW KNOW KNOW!
I think therefor I am... not sure

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So. don't give me anything that is medium. I hate Medium. I want everything in life to be either rare or well done - or - both

Though in truth, I thought a "Raw Food Diet" just meant I could no longer toast my Pop Tarts.

Don’t you roll your eyes at me - just because I said the word Pop Tart on a hippy stage!

Random thoughts come to me at regularly scheduled intervals...

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Why do they call them political parties? I know I'm not having fun..

....If you want real gun control in this country, the way to obtain it would be to really form “a well regulated militia” of poor people protecting themselves against the thievery of the rich. Armed take overs of banks and stock exchanges, insurance companies, and other parasites would get gun control real quick.

But as long as it remains poor people killing poor people for chump change - they’ll let you keep your guns.

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Because
When the going gets tough, the tough inherit.

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KNOW KNOW KNOW!
I am not an actor - but I play one on TV


KNOW KNOW KNOW!
The harder you fall…the higher you bounce.

KNOW KNOW KNOW!
Absurdity is perfectly rational.

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Random thoughts come to me at regularly scheduled intervals...
I believe in magic, even more so after I've figured it out.

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There is truly tons of absurdity in this world, you can celebrate it - you can rebel against it - as long as you remember....

Only complacency can crush rebellion.


KNOW KNOW KNOW!
but what about THREE wrongs?

KNOW KNOW KNOW!
Saviors need their sinners more than sinners need to be saved.

OK OK OK!
If Christ died for my paltry sins, I figure he over reacted.

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Ya know, if ya think about it... the most quoted bit in the New Testament - is John 3:16, which, depending on your preferred translation, reads: "Whosoever believeth in me shall not perish but have everlasting life."

I never really liked that bit – it seems rather "I, Me, My" for a guy known as the messiah and all...

So, I was thinking: Somebody down the line must have gotten the translation wrong and by "me" it really meant "my teachings," or more, simply, "forgiveness"?

And what if the "whosoever" had nothing to do with `you' and `your' paltry sins… what the hell does YOU and YOUR paltry sins have to do with anything?

What if the "whosoever" really meant… well... humankind itself?


And most important: What if "everlasting life" was really about the survival of the species not the individual?

Then the translation is… "If we embrace forgiveness, then humankind could live on the Earth forever." - John 3:16.

And that’s not random.

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A.N.N.O.U.N.C.M.E.N.T.S.




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Music Video I made for Paul Benoit a while back.
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=bhNU4pQkwYE&feature=share&list=PLF0EF186A552DB238&index=16



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Still looking for the right musical partner for local shows in the bay area.


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T.H.A.N.K. .Y.O.U.
Anne Feeney, Jason Ecklund, Amy Berlin, JaySea, Tim Mason, Dalis Allen, The Kerrville Folk Festival, Kirsten Schipper, The Kate Wolf Festival, Paul Benoit Insert your name here.

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Looking forward to some summer road dates - If you are in the the Pacific North West of this country or the Great South West of Canada there are some dates for you - and if you are in that area and have a desire to have us stop by your house or venue and do a song and dance drop me a line...



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U.p.c.o.m.i.n.g. .E.v.e.n.t.s.:

Friday, July 11th, 2014  3:30 PM
Oregon Country Faire
Shady Grove Stage



Sunday, July 13th, 2014  2:15
Oregon Country Faire
Blue Moon Stage



Sunday, July 13th, 2014  Dark
The Oregon Country Faire
The Anual Library Show



Thursday, July 17th, 2014
TBA
Vancouver, BC



Friday, July 18th, 2014
The Islands Folk Festival



Saturday, July 19th, 2014
The Islands Folk Festival



Sunday, July 20th, 2014
The Islands Folk Festival

Any one in COuraney, Port Townsed, Bellingham or Olympia wanna chime in on Monday July 21, 22 or 23?
Thursday, July 24th, 2014
(still) Tentative
Egan's Ballard Jam House
Seattle, WA



Friday, July 25th, 2014 - 27th
with Jen Delyth
Seattle Scottish Highlands Festival
45224 284th Ave SE
Enumclaw, WA
website: http://www.sshga.org/home.htm

67th Annual NW Scottish Highland Games at the formerly known as the King County Fair Grounds showing off Jen's Fabulous Art Work

I do not have a firm Portland thing
anyone want to do Tuesday July 29th or


Wednesday, July 30th, 2014
TBA
Portland, OR



Thursday, July 31st, 2014  9PM
with Paul Benoit
Sam Bonds Garage
407 Blair Blvd
Eugene, OR 97402
phone: (541)431-6603
website: www.sambonds.com



Friday, August 1st, 2014
TBA
Oakland, CA



Saturday, August 2nd, 2014
Live Oak Alive Summer Concert Series
Santa Cruz Live Oak Grange Hall #503
1900 17th Avenue
Santa Cruz, CA 95062
phone: 831-325-3376
website: www.greengrange.org



Sunday, August 3rd, 2014  8 PM
with Paul Benoit
Aubergine After Dark
755 Petaluma Avenue,
Sebastopol, CA 95472
phone: 707-861-9190
website: http://www.aubergineafterdark.com











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