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    The Muse and Whirled Retort May 2010
    Chris Chandler's Muse and Whirled Retort May 2010

    April 28, 2010
    Vol. XI issue viii
    Silver Spring, MD


    ***Please help spread the word ??" it has been a crazy month and I am a bit behind so
    I am counting on you to help spread the word about this infrequent visit to the

    Immediate Destinations: (with Paul) Connecticut; Paterson, NJ; Brooklyn, NY; Long
    Island; The Susquehanna Music Festival; Philadelphia, PA; Washington, DC; Boston,

    (with Jen) DC, Ashville, NC; Atlanta, GA; New Orleans, LA Austin. TX; Kerrville, TX

    (with Paul again) El Paso, Tucson, Phoenix, We need work in Southern CA!

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

    April, 28 2010
    Vol. XI issue viii
    Silver Spring, MD

    Hey everybody,
    It's that time of the month again...

    I just saw all of my possessions drive away aboard a Greyhound bus. (really)

    In Case you were wondering it fits in 22 boxes and I was pleased to discover that it
    will indeed all STILL fit in a van (which is kind of a box... a box truck.)

    It is an important point in a person's life when their possessions will no longer
    fit in their car.  Kinda like your first steps, your first words, the first time you
    loose a tooth, and the first time you loose a tooth (the second time around) as we
    continue on our endless thrift store pub crawl in pursuit of more boxes and things
    to put in them.  

    Ya see, I am relocating to the west coast to be with Jen!  

    I am ummm… getting a new mail box.  

    At present I have one foot in the Chesapeake Bay and the other in the San Francisco
    Bay .  But at the end of next month I will be pulling one foot out and slowly
    rambling to the west where I will have both feet in the same bay ??" Oh and my stuff
    too.  Which is why it is in boxes.

    Even though my life is inside of boxes, that is not to say my thinking is inside the
    box. There are those that would say MY thinking is WAY outside the box

           but they would be wrong!

           Because if you think there is a box ??" then you, my friend, are the one that is in

    And you always will be until you realize ??" there is no box…

    …there is no cutting edge...  
                                             …there are no lines to color inside of…

    Only the thin yellow lines that dot the highways of fat America which carry me ??" and
    my boxes -- forever through the black box theatre of my life…

    …past a few ballot boxes along the way.

    … trying to fill my lunch box.

    …spittin  rhymes with a human beat box…

    …slippin pennies underneath the fuse box.

    As I drive…
                             … drive

                                             …forever towards that inevitable pine box.

    …where I may just open Pandora's box.

    Only to discover the most important tool in the tool box:  The realization that if
    the world you see in your rear view mirror is not better than the one you see in
    your windshield ??" then you should be put in the penalty box.

    That's all I got this month.


    Crossed the country in 71 hours this month ??" No where near my record but worth


    Lost my phone and all the phone #s in it.  If you are someone I correspond with on
    the phone please (OH PLEASE) respond to this news letter with your phone number so I
    will have it again,
    Paul Flies in tomorrow and we head up the East Coast!  If you are in Boston, NYC,
    Philly, DC or anywhere in between check the dates below.

    At the end of this Run Paul Flies to Paris, and Jen Flies to me and Jen and I go
    visiting through Ashville, Stone Mtn, New Orleans, Austin and then  head to the
    Kerrville Folk Festival!


    Paul Flies to Kerrville from Paris (France not Texas), We continue on a tour through
    the SW and then the west coast. Yee Haw!


    Neither Jen nor Paul has ever been to the QVR and I need all those Kerrverts who
    read this newsletter to chime in step up and help welcome them into my family. We
    will be there from Fajita Thursday to Wild Women's Nite.

    Paul and I are booking this summer around a few festivals ??" if you are in the area
    and think you would like to bring this show in please give a holler. A rough sketch
    of the dates follows.
    Paul and I look forward to participating in the 20th anniversary of the High Sierra
    Festival.  Congratulations High Sierra.
    The 2 CDs I made with { Anne Feeney} are now available for
    download at CD Baby
    Live from The Wholly Stolen Empire and Flying Poetry Circus
    Me and Paul with Anne Feeney at The Kerrville Folk Festival!


    Jen Delyth, Paul Benoit, Marianne Bowie, Shirley Myers, Anne Feeney, Celene DeLoach,
    Heather, Jason, Kiristen, George Mann, The Berkeley UU Church, The Berkeley Poetry
    Slam, Brian QTN, Liz Harrison, Amy Malkoff, Atmo

    H.E.R.E.S. .D.A. .D.A.T.E.S.

    Friday, April 30th, 2010
    with Paul Benoit
    House Concert at the Home of  Barbara Getsinger
    potluck supper starts at 6:00, show at 7:30
    Watertown, CT
    or Phone:               860-274-2654

    Saturday, May 1st, 2010 1:00 PM
    Passaic County Cultural and Heritage Council and
    the NJ Council for the Arts Present a Labor Day Celebration
    American Labor Museum/Botto House National Landmark
    83 Norwood Street
    Haledon, NJ
    phone:  973-595-7953

    Other performers include Roy Zimmerman, The NJ Industrial Union Council Solidarity
    Singers, George Mann.  There is a $10 entrance fee, which includes light
    refreshments, entertainment, a museum tour.

    Saturday, May 1 at 10 PM
    Brooklyn, NY ??"
    George Mann  (11:00 PM) and the dynamic duo of Chris Chandler and Paul Benoit (12:00
    AM) are all on the bill at this fundraiser for the New York General Management
    Branch of the IWW and its Starbucks campaign.

    Location: Surreal Estate, 13-15 Thames Street in Brooklyn, $5 - $10 sliding scale
    admission. L Train to Morgan is the nearest subway stop.

    Sunday May 2 4:00 PM
    House Concert at Pincrest
    Long Island, NY
    53 Chestnut Avenue
    Poquott, NY 11733

    Contact Mike Stein at  631.786.7553  with any questions.
    Please RSVP so we can be sure to accommodate.

    Monday May 3 8:00 PM featured set
    Brewer's Alley Restaurant
    124 North Market Street
    Frederick, MD 21701-5422
    (301) 631-0089

    Wednesday, May 05, 2010
    Baltimore, MD
    Andrew Byrne Presents
    Baltimore Hostel
    17 W Mulberry Street.
    Baltimore, MD

    Thursday May 8th 8 PM
    Philadelphia, PA
    House Concert
    Delilah's Den
    RSVP to
    Philadelphia, PA
    A house concert by XFS goddess Courtney Malley

    Friday, May 7th, 2010 8 PM

    Fare Well to DC show!

    House Concert at the Home of  Elise Bryant
    1609 N. Springwood Drive,
    Silver Spring , MD   20910

    Saturday, May 8th, 2010
    Susquehanna Music and Arts Festival
    Havre de Grace, MD

    Sunday, May 9th, 2010
    Susquehanna Music and Arts Festival
    Havre de Grace, MD

    Sunday, May 09, 2010 5 PM
    Chris Chandler and Paul Benoit
    Klekolo World Coffee
    181 COURT ST

    phone: 860.343.9444        

    Monday May 10 2010
    Geoff Bartly's Feature
    Can Tab Central Square
    Cambridge, MA

    Tuesday, May 11, 2010 8 PM
    Brookline Village, MA
    a portrait Party with my good friend Jim Infantino Hosted by Liz Linder
    Liz Linder's Studio
    2 White Place
    Brookline Village, MA

    phone:               617-232-3202


    This will be a very fun show!

    Wednesday, May 12th, 2010 7:30
    Speak UP! Hosted by: Don White
    70 Market St
    Lynn, MA 01901
    phone:               (781) 477-0700

    June 8
    Kerrville TX
    Threadgill Stage with Paul Benoit
    Also on the Bill: Anne Feeney!

    Tentative: Friday June 11
    El Paso, TX

    Tentative: Saturday June 12
    Tempe, AZ

    We need something in Southern CA on June 13 and 14


    July 1-4
    High Sierra Music Festival

    July 8-11 Oregon Country Fair

    July 23-25
    Islands Folk Festival


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