The Muse and Whirled Retort 2013

The April 2nd Edition of T.H.E. .M.U.S.E. .A.N.D. .W.H.I.R.L.E.D. .R.E.T.O.R.T.

T.H.E. .M.U.S.E. .A.N.D. .W.H.I.R.L.E.D. .R.E.T.O.R.T.
Oakland, CA
Vol XIII issue i suplamental


Yes, I am an evil man. Thank You to all of your kind warm wishes for my April Fool's prank.

For the record I am NOT taking over "Talk of the Nation."

I am flattered by the hundreds of emails I received wishing me well. Especially by those of you who just simply wanted it to be true so badly that you believed it.

I even got one from some one at "Be Here Now!" the show that actually is replacing "Talk of the Nation," in a complete panic. So, don't feel bad you were not alone.
Also, I am honored by the connoisseurs of my semi regular April Fool's pranks who thought this one was just too plausible. I suppose hosting a National Petroleum Radio show is indeed MORE plausible that some of my past pranks:

Such as the time I convinced many of you that I was going to be a motivational speaker for Lockheed Martin trying to boost the moral of workers who did not like manufacturing weapons of mass destruction.

Or the time I was going to do a series of commercials bestowing the virtues of Bank of America.

APRIL FOOLS.

No, hard feelings, please. and thanks again for all the warm well wishes. I am in deed a storyteller. It is what I do.

Speaking of such, I have a few small local shows coming up as I enjoy a semi-sabbatical year. I will be going out this summer and am starting to fill in some dates in the Pacific North West.

This is an important year for me as I am busy growing the kind of roots that will allow me to keep being a storyteller for the rest of my life. Jen and I are working hard to make her business thrive. It is important work and will lay the foundation for us to keep seeing each other in the tiny taverns and Festival lawns across this great country and beyond for many years to come.

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

May will be my 25th Anniversary as a performer and to honor the event I will be releasing a retrospective book of poetry this summer.

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I would indeed like to go out for a few months this summer.
If you have an idea for a show you would like to produce or even a place you would like to see me play (Besides replacing Talk of The Nation - please drop me a line.

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April 6
Freemont, CA
Tartan Day Festival
(with Jen Delyth)

April 7
Berkeley, CA
Ploughy Star
4 PM - 7 PM
3101 Shattuck Ave
(between Prince St & Woolsey St)
Berkeley, CA 94705

April 15
Poetry Express
Priya
2072 San Pablo Ave
(between University Ave & Addison St)
Berkeley, CA 94702
7:30 PM

April 27 and 28
Sacramento, CA
Scottish Highland Festival
(with Jen Delyth)

May 10 - 12
Davis CA
Whole Earth Festival
(tentative)

June 15-16
Santa Cruz Celtic Festival
(with Jen Delyth)

June 28-30
Laytonville, CA
Kate Wolf Festival

July 12-14
The Oregon Country Faire

July 26-30
Enumclaw, WA
The Seattle Highland Games





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