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  • The Muse and Whirled Retort 2012

    The Muse and Whirled Retort January 2012

    T.H.E. M.U.S.E. .A.N.D. .W.H.I.R.L.E.D. .R.E.T.O.R.T.
Vol. XIII issue iv

2012 Oakland, CA

    Happy New Year

Jen and I have the Celtic Art Studio up and humming -
2012 Calendars, Datebooks, T Shirts Fine Art Prints and brand new Keep-Sake boxes all appropriately festooned with Jens savory artwork!

please visit us at


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

    Vol. XIII issue iv
January 2011
    Oakland, CA

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

    I know I am late getting this out… Typically I in January I write Last year in review. I failed to do that - this year so instead I am going to spotlight my birthday month with my favorite birthday song.


    Chris Chandler

    Til the Circle is Complete
    By Al Grierson

    Both the turning of the season and the ticking of the clock,
    the planet's one year older, so are you.

    I leave the speculation and the silly idle talk
    for another time and someone else to do.

    There will be a celebration at the end of every street
    when we claim our bread and roses and the circle is complete.

    So if destiny should drag you down or dress you up in style,
    may you never be too weary to walk another mile.

    May you never cease your growing or learning as you grow.
    May the things you discover be the things you want to know.
    May you gain in strength through sorrow and may all your love be true.
    May you turn your hand to something that you really want to do.

    May your friends encounter fortune,
    and your comrades find release,
    though they see the hopes of others disappear.

    May your parents die contended,
    and your children live in peace,
    though the hands of desperation hold them near.

    Should the future find you lying with a lover at your side,
    or left alone with broken arms and all your dreams denied.

    May your footsteps ring like rifles through the darkness of defeat.
    May your spirit never falter till the circle is complete.

    May your life be like a love song, and the act of every breath
    be a poem to the purpose that it serves.
    May you set your feet to dancing at the hour of your death,
    and meet it with the courage it deserves.

    May your shadow pass in pirouettes of such amazing grace,
    that the tears of those who mourn you disappear without a trace.

    In a smoke that shapes their sorrow, to the fading of your feet,
    in a ring around the rainbow, where the circle is complete.


    The new Chandler/Benoit CD titled "Matadors" !

It is done and on the shelves here in our little basement in Oakland, CA

    You could order your copy of it right now for only $15 by clicking
    right here:

I Want The New Chandler CD!

    or pasting:


Or you can write a check payable to
    Ninth Wave Publishing and send it to:

    Ninth Wave Publishing
C/O Chris Chandler

    1095 E 33rd Street,
Oakland, CA 94610

    Pauli has taken off to Asia for several months on a retreat.
    in the mean time I am looking at a little local tour with my old friend Frankie Hernandez.

    If you are anywhere from Ashland to SLO - SF to Reno
    and would like to have us come to your place - bar cathedral living room street corner in March let me know ASAP.

    I created a new video for David Rovics:  Burn it Down:

    and from last month: Stay RIGHT here:

    and 2 for Hali Hammer:
    Interesting Times:
    I Refuse to Believe:

    More video projects coming. including Anne Feeney, David Rovics, and Paul Benoit
    other recent Chandler Videos:
    One Percent/10 Ton Shoes:
    Winter Song/ Girl From the North Country:
    If you have a video project that you would like me to work on just let me know.
    Jen and I have the Celtic Art Studio up and humming -
2012 Calendars, Datebooks, T Shirts Fine Art Prints and brand new Keep-Sake boxes
all appropriately festooned with Jens scrumptious artwork!

please visit us at
    H.E.R.E.’.S. .D.A. .D.A.T.E.S.

    I am taking some needed time off to focus on life - but plan to be up and running in the near future - stay tuned (in all senses of the word)

    January 15 Near San Francisco, CA
    2:00 PM - 3:00 PM
    I will be giving a Workshop “Speaking of Revolution.”
    at  Western Workers Labor Heritage Festival
    Local 1781 of the I.A.M.,
    1511 Rollins Road, Burlingame, CA

    February 10-13
    Seattle WA
    Fairie Con
    with Jen Delyth

    I am looking to Pick up a couple of Shows on the way back down from Seattle.
    Portland, Eugene, Ashland, Williams???
    If you are interested let me know.
    Feb 13 14 15 16???

    I am presently looking to fill Late March with a tour with Frankie Hernandez
    Ashland to San Luis Obispo - San Francisco to Reno.

    If you would like to present us in your home, Bar, Community Center, Living room - drop me a note please

    I am still considering a little east coast thing in early May
    If you are in DC NYC Philly or thereabouts and would like to present me - drop me a line.

    I will be at Folk Life in Seattle in late May and looking to do some shows in the NW at that time

    updated: 10 years ago