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    The Muse and Whirled Retort - June, 2005

    The Muse and Whirled Retort  June 2005
    The Muse and Whirled Retort

    Volume 6 Issue 9

    June, 1 2005

    Washington, DC



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    Hey everybody,

    It's that time of the month again.  June is here already! The weather is fabulous! What are you doing reading this news letter — go out and enjoy yourself OK finish reading this news letter, and then go out and enjoy it. Don't worry, this is a short one (and a little more personal than usual.)   I find myself unable to go out and enjoy the ewather because I have been working like a dog in a mad effort to get out a new CD!  It is going to be the best one yet!  American Storyteller is going to be my first double CD, enhanced, with two music videos!  



    My old friend David Roe is putting together the music for it and so far it is breathtaking.  I met David playing the streets of New Orleans He was wearing a cape, top hat and feather boa, banging on an upright piano with a backdrop of confetti cannons erupting amidst the Mardi Gras madness Dr John on Royal Street.



    He is going to do this west coast tour with me along with Frankie Hernandez.  Those of you who have been on board for a while will remember him as the virtuoso trumpet player from The Convenience Store Troubadours era -- walking across the bar and setting fire to the Breakfast Serial Killers.  Good god!  And here is the topper:  We are going to be playing main stage at the Oregon Country Fair!  Hallelujah baby!



    But, between now and then I will be 24-7 trying to finish the new CD.  I have even started working as a stage hand to try and pay for this thing.  One of these days I'll tell some tales about working as a stage hand inside The Capitol, The Library of Congress, and Yes, The Pentagon.  I stole a bottle of wine from Dick Cheney, does that count?  I did.  Cheap stuff too Cheap ass California Merlot 2001.  I was surprised, but not really.  What did I expect some fancy French Chateau Margaux?  I was a stage hand for lousy cover band when he was the keynote speaker at one of those ten thousand dollar a plate fund raisers.  The band played that insipid Billy Joel song "Movin On" you know — the one with the with the "Heart attack ak ak ak ak" hook.  Anyway, they had cases of  cheap wine.  I took one and gave it to one of the pan handlers outside the fortress.  



    Of course they had extra plates of  Fillet Mignon but I couldn't manage to escape with any of that — they literally threw the extra into the dumpsters and poured bleach on it, and then crushed it in a deficit sized trash compactor so the homeless couldn't get it.   It let's you know where these guys create their vision of America.  Ten thousand dollar plates of food being thrown into the garbage and then poisoned to keep the riff raff from digging out a meal.  Walls, security guards and bullet proof limos surrounded by abject third world poverty.



    These anecdotes seem to slip between trips to the studio and rehearsals with horn and string sections.   I am so into this new record that I have had to skip going to Kerrville this year.  It is the first time I have voluntarily missed it in 16 years.  I will miss it.  I can HONESTLY say, I have spent more nights in a row on the quiet valley ranch that any single place in 16 years!



    I miss Kerrville.  I miss my crew.  I miss my camp.  I miss my family.  I miss seeing the kids one year older.  OK, I miss the beer.  I miss the music, I miss the river, I miss you, the person reading this - especially the one I've never met (at least not yet.)  I miss Chapel Hill and Crow's Nest at sunrise.  I miss Vern Crawford reminding me of what Kerr-Holiday it is.  OK, I miss the beer, I miss hugging strangers, I miss hugging old friends - even on day 19.  I miss the octa-johns, OK I miss complaining about the octa-johns.  OK, I miss the beer.  



    I miss saying hi to all the trees we have planted together, in remembrance of our departed friends. Yes, I will miss planting new ones this year (very much.) I miss the gossip, the rumors, the news of what happened over the dark days between festivals.  I miss the tales that always end with well, it got us to the quiet valley ranch THIS year.  



    Not me.   Not this year.  But please know I am out there, giving it my all, and making what promises to be my best record to date.



    See you on the west coast!



    Chandler



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    David Roe and I have several open dates on the east coast between SolarFest in VT on July 17th and Falcon Ridge Fest  on July 22nd  Got any ideas?  Live in that neck of the beast?  Want to throw a house concert?

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    I would like to congratulate Anne Feeney for receiving The Joe Hill Award.



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    I would like to welcome Francie Kennedy to the world.  Happy Birthday Girl.  You are a lucky gal to have such wonderful parents!

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    Here's da dates:



    Saturday, June 4th, 2005

    Glen Echo Park — Washington, DC

    Chris Chandler and David Roe

    The Washington Folk Festival

    phone: 202-546-2228

    website: http://www.fsgw.org/



    Saturday June 18th, 2005 8:00 PM

    Takoma, DC

    A benefit for The Electric Maid Community Exchange

    This is an all day event I will perform for an hour at 8:00 PM

    268 Carroll St

    http://www.maidspace.org



    Monday, June 20th, 2005 8:00 PM

    The George Meany Center -- Takoma Park, MD

    Chris Chandler and David Roe

    The Great Labor Arts Exchange evening of Spoken Word

    Takoma Park

    website: http://www.laborheritage.org/glae05press.htm



    Monday June 27th, 2005

    Chris Chandler, David Roe, Frankie Hernandez

    Ashland OR  TBA  check the website for new details https://chrischandler.org



    Tuesday, June 28th, 2005 6PM

    Radio8Ball with Professor Andras and Tammy T. -- Oly

    Chris Chandler, David Roe, Frankie Hernandez

    Radio8Ball on KAOS 89.3 FM (http://www.kaosradio.org/)

    TESC, Oly, WA

    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.



    Tuesday, June 28th, 2005 9PM

    The Clipper — Oly, WA

    Chris Chandler, David Roe, Frankie Hernandez

    Radio8Ball and Pioneer Music present Chris Chandler

    402 4th Ave East,

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



    WED JUNE 29TH



    WE REALLY WOULD LIKE TO FILL THIS DATE IN WASHINGTON STATE ANYONE HAVE ANY IDEAS? BELLINGHAM?  TAKOMA?



    Thursday, June 30th, 2005 7:30 PM

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

    Chris Chandler, David Roe, Frankie Hernandez

    An evening with Chandler

    6755 27th ave NW ,

    phone: 206.719.5962



    Friday, July 1st, 2005

    Sirens -- Port Townsend, WA

    Chris Chandler, David Roe, Frankie Hernandez

    Sirens presents

    823 Water,

    phone: 360.379.1100



    Saturday, July 2nd, 2005 8 pm

    Blue Heron Art Center -- Vashon Island

    Chris Chandler, David Roe, Frankie Hernandez

    Backbone Campaign Backyard Benefit

    Vashon Hwy. & Cemetary rd.,

    Vashon Island

    phone: 206-463-1839

    website: http://vashonalliedarts.org



    Sunday, July 3rd, 2005

    Norway house — Victoria, BC

    Chris Chandler, David Roe, Frankie Hernandez

    The Victoria Folk Music Society Presents

    1110 Hillside Avenue,

    phone: 250-413-3213

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



    Monday, July 4th, 2005

    The Abbey — Cumberland, BC

    Chris Chandler, David Roe, Frankie Hernandez

    Chris Chandler's American Independance Day Show in Canada

    2689 Penrith Ave,

    phone: 250-336-2224



    Tuesday, July 5th, 2005

    Crazy Fish -- Port Angeles, WA

    Chris Chandler, David Roe, Frankie Hernandez

    Crazy Fish presents Chris Chandler





    Thursday, July 7th, 2005

    The Oregon Country Fair — Eugene. OR

    Chris Chandler, David Roe, Frankie Hernandez

    July 7, 8, 9, 10

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





    Friday, July 8th, 2005

    The Oregon Country Fair — Eugene, OR

    Chris Chandler, David Roe, Frankie Hernandez

    July 7, 8, 9, 10

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





    Saturday, July 9th, 2005

    The Oregon Country Fair — Eugene, OR

    Chris Chandler, David Roe, Frankie Hernandez

    July 7, 8, 9, 10

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





    Sunday, July 10th, 2005

    The Oregon Country Fair — Eugene, OR

    Chris Chandler, David Roe, Frankie Hernandez

    July 7, 8, 9, 10

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





    Monday, July 11th, 2005

    Sam Bond's Garage — Eugene, OR

    Chris Chandler, David Roe, Frankie Hernandez

    Peter Wilde Presents

    407 Blair,

    Eugene

    phone: 541-431-6603

    website: http://www.sambonds.com



    Tuesday, July 12th WE ARE LOOKING TO FILL THESE DATES!

    Takoma, Chehalis?  Any body out there?



    Thursday, July 14th, 2005 9PM

    Mississippi Studios -- Portland

    Chris Chandler, David Roe, Frankie Hernandez

    Mississippi Studios presents Chris Chandler

    3939 N Mississippi ,

    Portland

    phone: 503 753 4473

    website: http://www.mississippistudios.com



    Saturday, July 16th

    Tentative Northampton, MA TBA





    Sunday, July 17th, 2005 TBA

    Forget-Me-Not Farm — Tinmouth, VT

    Chris Chandler and David Roe

    SolarFest

    McNamara Road,

    Tinmouth

    phone: (603) 847-9049

    website: http://solarfest.org

    Ticket price is for the entire weekend





    We really need to fill dates this week in New England!





    Friday, July 22nd, 2005

    Long Hill Farm -- Hillsdale

    Chris Chandler and David Roe

    The Falcon Ridge Folk Festival

    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

    The Falcon Ridge Folk Festival

    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

    The Falcon Ridge Folk Festival

    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

    updated: 15 years ago