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    July Muse and Whirled Retort 2005

    July Muse and Whirled Retort 2005

    There are people in the streets.

    AUGUST 10, 2005 UPDATE! NEWSFLASH! EXTRA EXTRA!!!

    I have been hard at work on a video for "Something's In the Air/But It's Not on the Airwaves"



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    American Storyteller is ALMOST here!  

    It is at the manufacturer and I will have it for this tour!

    Check out Volume 1
    [link]

    and Volume 2 [link]



    To get your copy [link]



    Coming this month: Ashland, OR; Portland, OR; Eugene, OR; Seattle, WA; Olympia, WA; Tacoma, WA; Victoria, BC, Cumberland, BC, Port Townsend, WA; Vashon Island, Upstate NY, Vermont, Massachusetts, The Oregon Country Fair, The Falcon Ridge Folk Festival, SolarFest!



    And now!

    The Muse and Whirled Retort

    Volume 6 Issue 10

    July, 1 2005

    Ashland, OR





    Hey Everybody,

    It's that time of the month again.  Ahhh... The summer solstice is behind us and her full moon still lingers over the bright and darkened lands of the earth.  I think of Dennis Pearn who wrote, "She said, 'Your love is like the moon - it comes and it goes.'   He said, 'No, my love is like the moon because it's there when it does not show.'"  



    I am sending this out a bit early this month because I am out here on the west coast and starting a new tour so, I wanted to let the good folks in Ashland, Oregon; Olympia, Tacoma and Seattle Washington that I would be in town at the end of the June.  Check the dates for the deets.



    It's great to be back on the road!  I was off for a couple of months while working on this new record and WOW what a record it is! More about that in the announcements or click either one of these (there is a special treat in there for you - a prize hidden amongst junk.)  



    This is a little preview of the album and how the enhanced CD will work - check this out - it's very cool!  This is a double CD enhanced with 3 never before seen short films - click here (one for each of the two CDs) and let me know what ya think!  [link]

    [link]



    So, now that you've checked it out - I'm sure you are saying - how can I get a copy

    Well, advance copies are best done by clicking: https://www.paypal.com/cgi-bin/webscr



    For now I wanna say I can't wait to get a few mile markers in my rear view.  This is gonna seem like a vacation!  I mean I have been so busy getting this tour and this new record together that the grind of the road will be relaxing.  I think I sleep better in the back seat of a car in a rest stop off I-5 than I do in my own bed.  It's like boiling water just to cool it off.  So, I am sorry if I have been slow in my correspondence - but please know I truly appreciate your generosity and support!  Please,  keep the emails coming, and more importantly keep up the fight!



    Maybe it's because I have been working on a record for so long that I have been thinking about the radio lately. Every time I turn on the radio or the TV I think, the real truth is:

    We have GOT it together.  There ARE people in the streets.  At the very onset of Oil War II  there were already more people on the streets protesting  than there were at the height of the Vietnam war.  And now the thing has been going on longer than we were in what we call World War I.  I tell you, there is something in the air, but it is not on the airwaves.



    If there are a half a dozen Jaycees in Cincinnati on a street corner waving yellow ribbons  Fox news acts like it's  A Republican Woodstock.  "By the time we got to Fallujah we were half a million strong."



    But put a million people on the street and they build a fence around you and call it a protest zone.



    We like to look at Vietnam through the soft focus of Holly wood - which took the blood of war and turned it in to rose-colored glasses.  We see 1000s of beautiful semi-naked 20 something's putting daises in the barrels of M16s all to the tune of Country Joe McDonald singing  "one two three what are we fightin for."



    It makes for spectacular video.  Sometimes I see these images and I want to run naked through the streets singing "Why don't we da do it in the road!"



    But I know better.



    When the first American troops went in to Vietnam in 1964 there was barely a soul on the streets, yet people already singing Blowin' in the Wind, and Waist Deep in the Big Muddy and I Ain't Marchin' Anymore.  These songs were being released on major record labels.  Mega hits would follow.   Today we have more people on the streets and there is not yet there has not been a single hit song on the radio.  How could this be?  



    There is something in the air but it is not on the airwaves.



    It's not like Barry McGuire was a deep thinking anti-war intellectual when he sang "Eve of Destruction."  No, he was jumping on a bandwagon made possible by people in the streets.  Yet right now, there are more people on the streets than there was then, but you have to think twice before jumping on that bandwagon for fear it might be a paddy wagon bound for Guantanamo Bay.



    If you speak the truth on national TV your show will be dropped, regardless of the ratings...ask Bill Maher.  A show doesn't need an audience as much as it needs sponsors.  Sixties protesters were brought up in the brand-loyal fifties, these kids were major consumers of all kinds of goods.  They queued up to buy groovy Carnaby Street  "Mod Gear" and "Wear Your Love Like Heaven" cosmetics.  Today's protester does not BUY anything.  They won't shop at GAP - they boycott Taco Bell - hell, they won't even go to Starbucks.



    Oh, before the Berlin Wall fell we loved to talk about how the Soviet Union would broadcast only the songs of the state and we romanticized that is was our radio broadcasts wafting in from West Berlin that tore down the wall.  .  



    Yet now, the shoe's on the other foot. There is a new wall running down divided America. And it is American radio that is being manipulated by the agenda of the state because the state has become indistinguishable from the corporation - which, as I said before, needs sponsors more and than it needs an electorate.



    But I am warning you, there is something in the air, and soon it will be the people's broadcasts wafting in from The Indie Media and Free Speech TV, that tears down the wall, and this time it will not be the Berlin Wall that falls,  It will be Wall Street.  



    Because the revolution is now, there is something in the air and we have got it together.



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    For the next few weeks I will be out there with Dr D. David D. R. Roe - a new Orleans street music legend and Frankie Hernandez - the living Gabriel - on trumpet.  This tour will be over the Eiffel tower.  Highlights will include main stage at The Oregon Country Fair, The FalconRidge Folk Fest, and SolarFest!



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    DR and I are still looking to fill some dates on the east coast this month between SolarFest and FalconRidge.  So if you are in the north east and know of a house concert or some event that could use this bizarre act to shake its rafters - please drop us a line!



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    The art work will not be done at the top of this tour so we will be selling the new CD "American Storyteller"  with temporary art - sure to be a ummm... collectors item.  Hopefully by the end of the west coast swing we will have the real thing.  For those of you who have purchased an advance copy - I will wait for the real thing before I mail them.

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    If you would like an advance copy and can use pay pal please click here: https://www.paypal.com/cgi-bin/webscr or drop me an email by responding to this missive.



    Till then - check this out!

    [link]

    [link]

    Thanks-o-Rama to Karen Kilroy for putting this together!



    This a double CD enhanced with three never before seen short films - put it in your computer or a regular CD player.



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    I am most appreciative of those of you who contributed to this project!  Thank you! Thank you! Thank you!  It is still not too late for you.  I am a bit over extended on this project - if you have always wanted to be a patron of the arts click here: [link]





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    07/26/2005 9:30

    Chris Chandler with David Roe and Frankie Hernandez

    Medford, OR

    Osprey Brew Pub

    4044 E Main



    phone: 541 734 4808



    Tuesday, June 28th, 2005 9PM

    The Clipper -- Olympia, WA

    Chris Chandler with  David Roe and Frankie Hernandez

    402 4th Ave East,

    website: http://www.pioneermusic.org/





    Tuesday, June 28th, 2005 6PM

    Radio8Ball with Professor Andras and Tammy T. - Olympia, WA

    Chris Chandler with  David Roe and Frankie Hernandez

    TESC,



    phone: 360 867 KAOS

    website: http://www.myspace.com/radio8ball

    This is a call in show. People questions are answered by picking a number that corresponds with a song from Chandler's set list. Chandler plays the song and then the song is interpretted as the answer to the question. It's fun and profound. Try it.





    Wednesday, June 29th, 2005 8pm

    Northern Pacific Coffee Company - Tacoma, WA

    Chris Chandler with  David Roe and Frankie Hernandez

    401 Garfield Street South,

    Tacoma

    phone: 253-537-8338

    [FREE Tickets available at DISC CONNECTION] 405 Garfield Street Tacoma, WA 253-539-5632 Door prizes - we will be giving away CDs and DVDs all night. [HALF PRICE BEER ALL NIGHT!]





    Thursday, June 30th, 2005 7:30 PM

    Paul Trebach's Home / A house concert - Seattle, WA

    Chris Chandler with  David Roe and Frankie Hernandez

    6755 27th ave NW ,

    Seattle

    phone: 206.719.5962





    Friday, July 1st, 2005

    Sirens -- Port Townsend, WA

    Chris Chandler with  David Roe and Frankie Hernandez

    823 Water,

    Port Townsend

    phone: 360.379.1100



    I have now brought Avoiding Godot, The Convenience Store Troubadours, Over the Counter Culture, The Flying Poetry Circus and Now David Roe and The Orchestra to this venue in nearly ten years of semiannual shows there!





    Saturday, July 2nd, 2005 8 pm

    Blue Heron Art Center -- Vashon Island, WA

    Chris Chandler with  David Roe and Frankie Hernandez

    Vashon Hwy. & Cemetary rd.,

    phone: 206-463-1839

    website: http://vashonalliedarts.org





    Sunday, July 3rd, 2005

    Norway house - Victoria, BC

    Chris Chandler with  David Roe and Frankie Hernandez

    1110 Hillside Avenue,

    Victoria

    phone: 250-413-3213

    website: http://www.pacificcoast.net/~vfms





    Monday, July 4th, 2005

    The Abbey - Cumberland, BC

    Chris Chandler with  David Roe and Frankie Hernandez

    2689 Penrith Ave,

    Cumberland

    phone: 250-336-2224





    Tuesday, July 5th, 2005 8:30

    Crazy Fish -- Port Angeles, WA

    Chris Chandler with  David Roe and Frankie Hernandez

    229 West 1st Street,

    phone: 360-457-1944





    Wednesday, July 6th, 2005 8PM

    The Matrix - Chehalis, WA

    Chris Chandler and David Roe

    434 NW Prindle St,

    phone: 360.740.0492

    website: http://www.matrixcoffeehouse.com





    Thursday, July 7th, 2005

    The Oregon Country Fair - Eugene, OR

    Chris Chandler with  David Roe and Frankie Hernandez

    website: http://www.oregoncountryfair.org/





    Friday, July 8th, 2005

    The Oregon Country Fair -- Eugene

    Chris Chandler with  David Roe and Frankie Hernandez

    website: http://www.oregoncountryfair.org/

    1:00 PM Monkey Palace

    3:00 PM Blue Moon Stage



    Saturday, July 9th, 2005

    The Oregon Country Fair -- Eugene

    Chris Chandler with  David Roe and Frankie Hernandez

    website: http://www.oregoncountryfair.org/

    Sat 12:40 PM Shady Grove Stage - opening for the 100 year IWW Celebration!

    Sat 4:00 Main Stage!!!!!!!



    Sunday, July 10th, 2005

    The Oregon Country Fair -- Eugene

    Chris Chandler with  David Roe and Frankie Hernandez

    website: http://www.oregoncountryfair.org/

    Dusk Thirty The annual Library Show



    Monday, July 11th, 2005

    Sam Bond's Garage -- Eugene

    Chris Chandler with  David Roe and Frankie Hernandez

    407 Blair,

    phone: 541-431-6603

    website: http://www.sambonds.com





    Tuesday, July 12th, 2005 9PM

    Mississippi Studios - Portland, OR

    Chris Chandler with  David Roe and Frankie Hernandez

    Chris Chandler with  David Roe and Frankie Hernandez

    3939 N Mississippi ,

    Portland

    phone: 503 753 4473

    website: http://www.mississippistudios.com





    Wednesday, July 13th, 2005 6:00

    House Concert at ABC (Alexander Berkman Collective) House - Olympia, WA

    Chris Chandler with  David Roe and Frankie Hernandez

    Chris Chandler with  David Roe and Frankie Hernandez

    105 Sherman Street NW,

    Olympia

    phone: (360) 352-9524

    Outdoor party!! (weather permitting) Possible hot tub!



    Saturday July 16th Northampton, MA

    TBA



    Sunday, July 17th, 2005 TBA

    Forget-Me-Not Farm -- Tinmouth

    Chris Chandler and David Roe

    Chris Chandler and David Roe

    McNamara Road,

    Tinmouth

    phone: (603) 847-9049

    website: http://solarfest.org

    Ticket price is for the entire weekend





    Monday, July 18th, 2005 8 PM

    The Living Room -- New York

    Chris Chandler with  David Roe and Frankie Hernandezand Anne Feeney

    Chris Chandler with  David Roe and Frankie Hernandezand Anne Feeney

    154 Ludlow Street (between Stanton and Rivington),

    New York

    phone: 212-533-7235

    website: http://www.livingroomny.com/

    We are looking for anything in Upstate NY or Western, MA during these few days

    Anybody got any ideas?



    Friday, July 22nd, 2005

    Long Hill Farm -- Hillsdale

    Chris Chandler and David Roe

    Route 23,

    Hillsdale

    phone: 860 364-0366

    website: http://www.falconridgefolk.com

    tix are on sale now. $85 earlybird*, $95 advance**, $115 regular price 4 day with Camping - 4 day no camping - $65 earlybird*, $75 advance**, $95 regular price Thursday - $30 Friday - $30 Saturday - $35 Sunday - $30





    Saturday, July 23rd, 2005

    Long Hill Farm -- Hillsdale

    Chris Chandler and David Roe

    Route 23,

    Hillsdale

    phone: 860 364-0366

    website: http://www.falconridgefolk.com

    tix are on sale now. $85 earlybird*, $95 advance**, $115 regular price 4 day with Camping - 4 day no camping - $65 earlybird*, $75 advance**, $95 regular price Thursday - $30 Friday - $30 Saturday - $35 Sunday - $30





    Sunday, July 24th, 2005

    Long Hill Farm -- Hillsdale

    Chris Chandler and David Roe

    Chris Chandler and David Roe

    Route 23,

    Hillsdale

    phone: 860 364-0366

    website: http://www.falconridgefolk.com

    tix are on sale now. $85 earlybird*, $95 advance**, $115 regular price 4 day with Camping - 4 day no camping - $65 earlybird*, $75 advance**, $95 regular price Thursday - $30 Friday - $30 Saturday - $35 Sunday - $30



    Washington and Baltimore CD Release Parties TBA



    Last Half of August First half of September we are looking to do a loop of

    Pittsburgh

    Cincinnati

    Louisville

    St Louis

    Carbondale, IL

    Cape Girardeau, MO

    Baton Rouge, LA

    New Orleans

    Pensacola, FL - September 1

    Florida - any takers?

    Atlanta

    Ashville

    Richmond

    DC



    Just putting that out there.











    updated: 16 years ago