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  • The Muse and Whirled Retort 2022

    The Muse and Whirled Retort May 2022

    The long awaited new album is here!

    The long awaited new album is here

    May 6, 2022.
    Austin, TX

    Lots going on in Chandlerland!
    I am running behind, I usually get this out on the first of each month.

    Paul Benoit and I have a new album! “Don’t Go Back to Sleep.” We are going to do a small handful of shows around the Bay Area Next Week (see Schedule Below) Including a virtual ON LINE Live stream full concert that you can attend no matter where you are.

    Just go to:
    I Want to watch Chandler and Benoit Live!
    or paste: https://0830club.com/event/chris-chandler-cd-release/

    THE NEW ALBUM IS HERE!

    The New Album is Finally Here!

    if you would like a copy of the new album just go to:
    I want the new Chandler and Benoit album:
    or paste:
    https://chrischandler.org/product/don-t-go-back-to-sleep/

    If you can support me or this news letter on a continuing basis - say, just the cost of a cup of coffee a month - it all helps!

    you can do so at:
    https://www.patreon.com/TheChrisChandlerShow

    Wanna make a single contibution - i can not thank you enough:

    https://www.paypal.com/paypalme/baldchandler

    https://account.venmo.com/u/thechrischandlershow


    But enough of the crass comercial announcments here is your

    M.U.S.E. .A.N.D. .W.H.I.R.L.E.D. .R.E.T.O.R.T.
    May 6

    Austin, TX

    Happy Cinco De Mayo
    (OK OK I know, I am late getting this out)

    The things they don't teach you in history class.



    No, it is not Mexican Independence Day.
    Nor is it a major Holiday there.

    There it is commonly referred to as Battle of Puebla Day
    and no the Battle of Puebla was not a battle against Spain.

    It was against the French.

    It was not in 1820 (when Mexico successfully seceded from Spain,)
    nor was it in 1910 When the Republic of Mexico was born.

    Ya know, the older I get, it seems the faster years go by, so that when you read a little history - ya start to see shorter passages of time ya start seeing greater connections between events that happened 10, 20, 30 even 50 and 60 years earlier.

    Hell, it seems like only yesterday i was worried that all the computers were going to stop working at midnight as we were partying like it’s 1999.

    So, let me back up.

    We U.S. Americans, we “Americans” are always calling our selves that as if we are the only country in North, South or Central America.

    Mexicans are Americans too - so I say US Americans - because United Statesmen is just wrong, and so is USians.

    But I digress.

    When we US Americans finally removed the yoke of European Monarchy in 1783 (the end of The US American war for independence - while leaving Slavery intact - we were quite proud of our selves.

    So, you would think that 25 years later when Mexico lifted her yoke of European Monarchy - we would have become fast friends.

    But since the Mexico’s Revolutionary Army that forced Spain to surrender was made of largely enslaved Native Central Americans, Mexico had the good taste to abolish slavery.

    So instead of accepting, helping and developing a symbiotic alliance with Mexico, we instead invaded it.

    First it was Florida, (which did not allow slavery until we took it) then Texas’ where people like Davey Crocket looking to expand the number of Slave States moved in and took it.


    But the US needed another State
    to balance the number of free states with slave states...

    So Texas got to claim it was its own country until Iowa came along so the two joined the country at the same time...


    But Texas wasn’t enough - we decided we needed California, New Mexico and Arizona too...

    Ya know what they call New Mexico in Mexico?

    Used to be Mexico. (apologies to Dave Lippman for that.)

    So we invaded - Sent our Army all the way to Mexico City - and the the US Marines still sing “From the Halls of Montezuma” all the way to Wounded Knee - that was the Marines too, but I digress.

    After we invaded Mexico, and got all those new well... states the balance of power began to shift and the issue of Slavery started getting really heated and we had a Civil war over it.

    And with the US army engaged in Civil War it was unable to enforce the Monroe Doctrine, which stated that anyone trying to invade anywhere in this hemisphere (except well.. us) will have to deal with us The US.

    Seeing this, France thought this would be a terrific time to invade Mexico so they could sell arms to the Confederacy in exchange for cotton. So they invaded, Installed a puppet government named Maximillion.

    The Confederacy had plans to ally with Maximillion, get arms from France and expand southward from Texas to include all of Mexico in the confederacy.

    But Maximillion’s Army of 2000 was soundly defeated
    at the Battle of Pubela de Los Angelas by Bento Juerez
    with an army of 500 Indigenous Central Americans. On May the 5th 1862.

    Cinco De Mayo

    It was not a deceive victory the war dragged on for 5 more years - but it was a moral victory but it became a rallying cry for Mexicans
    to Remove the yoke of a second European Monarch. The French

    But I want to go back to that
    little US invasion of Mexico in 1846.

    No all US Americans were so gungho about this war!

    Especially those from Ireland.
    The Potato Famine was sending Large numbers of
    starving “poor and huddled Masses”

    And remember Mexico is a
    Catholic Country, and So is Ireland.

    So with that thought, on Cinco De Mayo I would like to read you some song Lyrics by my good Friend and Comrad David Rovics.

    “St Patrick’s Battalion”
    by David Rovics

    My name is John Riley
    I’ll have your ear only a while
    I left my dear home in Ireland
    It was death, starvation or exile

    And when I got to America
    It was my duty to go
    Enter the Army and slog across Texas
    To join in the war against Mexico

    It was there in the pueblos and hillsides
    That I saw the mistake I had made
    Part of a conquering army
    With the morals of a bayonet blade

    So in the midst of these poor, dying Catholics
    Screaming children, the burning stench of it all
    Myself and two hundred Irishmen
    Decided to rise to the call

    From Dublin City to San Diego
We witnessed freedom denied
So we formed the Saint Patrick Battalion
And we fought on the Mexican side

    We marched ‘neath the green flag of Saint Patrick
    Emblazoned with “Erin Go Bragh”
    Bright with the harp and the shamrock
    And “Libertad para la Republica”

    Just fifty years after Wolf Tone
    Five thousand miles away
    The Yanks called us a Legion of Strangers
    And they can talk as they may


    From Dublin City to San Diego
We witnessed freedom denied
So we formed the Saint Patrick Battalion
And we fought on the Mexican side


    We fought them in Matamoros
    While their volunteers were raping the nuns
    In Monterey and Cerro Gordo
    We fought on as Ireland’s sons

    We were the red-headed fighters for freedom
    Amidst these brown-skinned women and men
    Side by side we fought against tyranny
    And I daresay we’d do it again


    From Dublin City to San Diego
We witnessed freedom denied
So we formed the Saint Patrick Battalion
And we fought on the Mexican side



    We fought them in five major battles
    Churobusco was the last
    Overwhelmed by the cannons from Boston
    We fell after each mortar blast

    Most of us died on that hillside
    In the service of the Mexican state
    So far from our occupied homeland
    We were heroes and victims of fate

    From Dublin City to San Diego
We witnessed freedom denied
So we formed the Saint Patrick Battalion
And we fought on the Mexican side

    So we formed the Saint Patrick Battalion
And we fought on the Mexican side

    *************

    Thanks so much for listening.

    Wanna get the new record?
    https://chrischandler.org/product/don-t-go-back-to-sleep/


    If you can support me or this news letter on a continuing basis - say, just the cost of a cup of coffee a month - it all helps!

    you can do so at:
    https://www.patreon.com/TheChrisChandlerShow

    Wanna make a single contibution - i can not thank you enough:

    https://www.paypal.com/paypalme/baldchandler

    https://account.venmo.com/u/thechrischandlershow

    Season 2 of the Poem of the Week

    Finally: Wanna catch up on The Poem of the Week you may have missed? I have been uploading them to You Tube. I am very close the right number to "Monatize" my channel, and since they already run ads shouldn't i be getting that? anyway its really just for you to enjoy.

    LET ME SEE THE Poem of the Week Playlist!

    or Paste: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=wBaqASQSJts&list=PLBIZi-FZvUL_-oR2F5TLO60z9fTK_OoT9





    H.E.R.E.’.S. .D.A. .D.A.T.E.S.


    Sunday, May 8th, 2022 1:00 PM
    The Poem of the Week Facebook Live Stream
    Website: https://www.facebook.com/chrischandler.org
    Each Week I do a poem for you. Sometimes with special guests! Always with "Fun Texas Facts" and your "Moment of Spin"


    Thursday, May 12th, 2022 8:00 PM
    Barfly Caberet Martuni's
    4 Valencia StSan Francisco, CA
    Website: https://m.facebook.com/pages/category/Cocktail-Bar/Martunis-994554857261865/?_rdr#_=_
    As a duo with Paul Benoit and Dawn Oberg


    Friday, May 13th, 2022 6:00 PM
    Live Stream CD Release Party "Don't Go Back to Sleep" 08:30 Club
    Live Stream West Coast time


    Website: https://0830club.com
    Chris and Paul will perform the New Album Live!

    It is a pay what you can event including zero. If you have it please help cover the ones that don't thanks.


    Saturday, May 14th, 2022 11:00 AM
    Call of the Wild Weekend Jack London State Historical Park
    2400 London Ranch RdGlen Ellen, CA
    Purchase Tickets: click here
    With John Elliott

    The theme for the weekend is "Seek the Mysterious Something That Calls." This is from a passage in Call of the Wild: "But especially he loved to run in the dim twilight of the summer midnights, listening to the subdued and sleepy murmurs of the forest, reading signs and sounds as a man may read a book, and seeking for the mysterious something that called—called, waking or sleeping, at all times, for him to come."


    Sunday, May 15th, 2022 11:00 AM
    Call of the Wild Weekend Jack London State Historical Park
    2400 London Ranch RdGlen Ellen, CA
    Purchase Tickets: click here
    With John Elliott

    The theme for the weekend is "Seek the Mysterious Something That Calls." This is from a passage in Call of the Wild: "But especially he loved to run in the dim twilight of the summer midnights, listening to the subdued and sleepy murmurs of the forest, reading signs and sounds as a man may read a book, and seeking for the mysterious something that called—called, waking or sleeping, at all times, for him to come."


    Sunday, May 15th, 2022 1:00 PM
    The Poem of the Week Facebook Live Stream
    Website: https://www.facebook.com/chrischandler.org
    Each Week I do a poem for you. Sometimes with special guests! Always with "Fun Texas Facts" and your "Moment of Spin"


    Monday, May 16th, 2022
    SF or within 100 miles TBA with Paul Benoit TBA Can you help fill this date?


    Tuesday, May 17th, 2022
    SF or within 100 miles TBA with Paul Benoit TBA Can you help fill this date?


    Wednesday, May 18th, 2022
    Chris and Paul with John Elliott Bazaar Cafe
    5927 California StSan Francisco, CA
    Chris and Paul will join our old friend John Elliott for an intimate song swap.


    Thursday, May 19th, 2022
    Chris Chapel presents The Big Easy
    Petaluma, CA
    Website: https://bigeasypetaluma.com/


    Friday, May 20th, 2022 8:00 PM
    Chris Chandler and Paul Benoit return to Santa Cruz The Live Oak Grange Hall
    1900 17th AveSanta Cruz, CA
    Website: https://sites.google.com/site/liveoakgrange/


    Saturday, May 21st, 2022
    CD Release Party "Don't Go Back to Sleep" The Monkey House
    1638 University AveBerkeley, CA
    Website: https://www.themonkeyhouse.org/
    
Sunday, May 22nd, 2022
    Chris Chandler and Paul Benoit return to Nevada City House Concert TBA
    TBANevada City, CA


    Sunday, May 22nd, 2022 1:00 PM
    The Poem of the Week Facebook Live Stream
    Website: https://www.facebook.com/chrischandler.org
    Each Week I do a poem for you. Sometimes with special guests! Always with "Fun Texas Facts" and your "Moment of Spin"


    Sunday, May 22nd, 2022 1:00 PM
    The Poem of the Week Facebook Live Stream
    Website: https://www.facebook.com/chrischandler.org
    Each Week I do a poem for you. Sometimes with special guests! Always with "Fun Texas Facts" and your "Moment of Spin"


    Saturday, May 28th, 2022
    Costa Mesa Highland Games Orange County Faire Grounds
    88 Fair DriveCosta Mesa, CA
    Website: https://www.scottishfest.com/


    Sunday, May 29th, 2022
    Costa Mesa Highland Games Orange County Faire Grounds
    88 Fair DriveCosta Mesa, CA
    Website: https://www.scottishfest.com/


    Sunday, May 29th, 2022 1:00 PM
    The Poem of the Week Facebook Live Stream
    Website: https://www.facebook.com/chrischandler.org
    Each Week I do a poem for you. Sometimes with special guests! Always with "Fun Texas Facts" and your "Moment of Spin"


    Sunday, May 29th, 2022 1:00 PM
    The Poem of the Week Facebook Live Stream
    Website: https://www.facebook.com/chrischandler.org
    Each Week I do a poem for you. Sometimes with special guests! Always with "Fun Texas Facts" and your "Moment of Spin"


    Monday, May 30th, 2022 7:00 PM - June 12, 2022
    The Kerrville Folk Festival The Kennedy Theatre
    3876 Medina HighwayKerrville, TX
    Website: https://www.kerrvillefolkfestival.org/


    Sunday, June 5th, 2022 1:00 PM
    The Poem of the Week Facebook Live Stream
    Website: https://www.facebook.com/chrischandler.org
    Each Week I do a poem for you. Sometimes with special guests! Always with "Fun Texas Facts" and your "Moment of Spin"


    Sunday, June 12th, 2022 1:00 PM
    The Poem of the Week Facebook Live Stream
    Website: https://www.facebook.com/chrischandler.org
    Each Week I do a poem for you. Sometimes with special guests! Always with "Fun Texas Facts" and your "Moment of Spin"


    Sunday, June 19th, 2022 1:00 PM
    The Poem of the Week Facebook Live Stream
    Website: https://www.facebook.com/chrischandler.org
    Each Week I do a poem for you. Sometimes with special guests! Always with "Fun Texas Facts" and your "Moment of Spin"


    Sunday, June 19th, 2022 1:00 PM
    The Poem of the Week Facebook Live Stream
    Website: https://www.facebook.com/chrischandler.org
    Each Week I do a poem for you. Sometimes with special guests! Always with "Fun Texas Facts" and your "Moment of Spin"


    Thursday, June 23rd, 2022
    The Kate Wolf Festival Black Oak Ranch
    Laytonville, CA
    Website: https://katewolfmusicfestival.com/
    with Jen Delyth sitting in and hosting open stages


    Friday, June 24th, 2022
    The Kate Wolf Festival Black Oak Ranch
    Laytonville, CA
    Website: https://katewolfmusicfestival.com/
    with Jen Delyth sitting in and hosting open stages


    Saturday, June 25th, 2022
    The Kate Wolf Festival Black Oak Ranch
    Laytonville, CA
    Website: https://katewolfmusicfestival.com/
    with Jen Delyth sitting in and hosting open stages


    Sunday, June 26th, 2022
    The Kate Wolf Festival Black Oak Ranch
    Laytonville, CA
    Website: https://katewolfmusicfestival.com/
    with Jen Delyth sitting in and hosting open stages


    Sunday, June 26th, 2022 1:00 PM
    The Poem of the Week Facebook Live Stream
    Website: https://www.facebook.com/chrischandler.org
    Each Week I do a poem for you. Sometimes with special guests! Always with "Fun Texas Facts" and your "Moment of Spin"


    Sunday, June 26th, 2022 1:00 PM
    The Poem of the Week Facebook Live Stream
    Website: https://www.facebook.com/chrischandler.org
    Each Week I do a poem for you. Sometimes with special guests! Always with "Fun Texas Facts" and your "Moment of Spin"


    Sunday, July 3rd, 2022 1:00 PM
    The Poem of the Week Facebook Live Stream
    Website: https://www.facebook.com/chrischandler.org
    Each Week I do a poem for you. Sometimes with special guests! Always with "Fun Texas Facts" and your "Moment of Spin"


    Friday, July 8th, 2022
    The Oregon Country Faire Home
    Venita, OR
    Website: https://www.oregoncountryfair.org/


    Saturday, July 9th, 2022
    The Oregon Country Faire Home
    Venita, OR
    Website: https://www.oregoncountryfair.org/


    Sunday, July 10th, 2022
    The Oregon Country Faire Home
    Venita, OR
    Website: https://www.oregoncountryfair.org/


    Sunday, July 10th, 2022 1:00 PM
    The Poem of the Week Facebook Live Stream
    Website: https://www.facebook.com/chrischandler.org
    Each Week I do a poem for you. Sometimes with special guests! Always with "Fun Texas Facts" and your "Moment of Spin"


    Monday, July 11th, 2022
    through August 1 Looking for dates in the NW Oregon, Wahington, British Columbia


    Sunday, July 17th, 2022 1:00 PM
    The Poem of the Week Facebook Live Stream
    Website: https://www.facebook.com/chrischandler.org
    Each Week I do a poem for you. Sometimes with special guests! Always with "Fun Texas Facts" and your "Moment of Spin"

    updated: 2 weeks ago