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  • The Muse and Whirled Retort 2012

    July 2012 T.H.E. .M.U.S.E. .A.N.D. .W.H.I.R.L.E.D. .R.E.T.O.R.T.

    July 2012 THE MUSE AND WHIRLED RETORT
    Saturday July 7 2012

    Ashland, OR
    Vol. XIII issue vii

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    After years of people asking me to re-print the old generica T SHirt I have finally done it. You can order it in short sleeve Tank Top and Long sleeve. All 100% Cotton Pre shrunk Made in USA and hand silk scrrened in Oakland, CA by an old Punk rocker in his basement.


    I want a generica shirt! or pasting : http://www.celticartstudio.com/store/benoit-cds/


    you can also get the new Matadors CD there.

    

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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.
    Saturday July 7 2012

    Ashland, OR
    Vol. XIII issue vii

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    I looked past the curvature of the earth into the heavens and the myriad of stars and galaxies and planets all swirling expanding and contracting just beyond the dust on my windshield - and I shouted up to God himself, "I MATTER!" 



    And God responded, "Why, yes. Yes you are."

    And at that point I realized I really am one with God - only - once you become one with God do you then have to pray to yourself?

    I hope not because - i'm the kind of rebel that thinks on those rare occasions when ever I am in charge - i feel a need to question myself.

    Question authority? HA! I find myself looking in the mirror shouting, "Don't let ME tell me what to do!"

    Personally, I always thought that what the bible meant when it said we were created in God's Image is that he created us while looking in the mirror and there fore did it all backwards... explains alot...

    Thats what I don't get - God made us in his image yet he made all of different - everyone is different, well except for me. so that must mean God is... well... different.

    Just like every snowflake - and every speck of dust on my windshield... Just like the planets, the heavens, the stars... our lives --- it's all one big Merry Go Round... the days, the years, the seasons - they go round... we wave to our parents as we pass... they wave back... and then they are gone - we see people on their high horse... a brass ring just out of reach... they reach - and down they go again... the band has been replaced by a calliope that makes "Entrance of the Gladiators" sound like "Pop Goes the Weasel..." no one seems to mind... and in the end we wind up right back where we started.

    Sometimes we dream - sometimes we dream big - which is why I rolled over this morning and mashed the snooze button saying, "I must keep the dream alive."

    In the dream I was standing on the side of the road - there was traffic. Lots of traffic. and on the other side of the road there was this chicken taunting me - saying "Who are you to question my motives?"

    I started to cross the street - and then changed my mind wondering if I was as indecisive as I used to be...

    I shouted back - sounding like Mitt Romney, "Just because I changed my mind doesn't mean I'm not still right."

    Now, the reason I did not cross the road with the chicken was I wanted to go down it - looking for answers - Goin down the road with a rubber chicken hanging from my rearview because I would rather hang with someone who is looking for answers than someone who has found them.

    And whether or not I have ever found any answers I do not remember. Having a bad memory s the only thing that gives me a clear conscious.

    Sometimes my conscious bothers me - but my conscious is just another one of those voices in my head - like God - Yet, just because I'm pretty sure the voices in my head aren't real doesn't mean I shouldn't listen to them.

    I mean, I listen to the news and I am pretty sure that isn't real.

    The voices is in our head may be all we have - sure, God created the stars, but who created the constellations?

    Who sat beneath the stars and told a story -as someone else listened and painted the the pictures in the sky. and those images stayed in his head till he caried them to a cave and painted it. And some one else saw the picture - and told another story - and every pictre tells a thousand stories and every story paints a thousand pictures - you do the math...

    ... count the stars.

    and the math distills the story down to another picture - which is totally abstract - and the universe becomes a Giant Jackson Pollock - and god is up there randomly spilling paint... throwing paint - carefully placing tight detailed lines -- drawing an arrow -- to a thought -- and the thought is boiled down to a haiku:

    Haikus are obscure

    Often hard to understand
    
Vocabulary

    But still the expression is carried on - sometimes it is ugly - sometimes beautiful - but it expresses the truth is: The power of good is greater than the power of evil - it's just not by very much.

    it is a struggle - the future is - and it can be predicted - because what is ahead of us depends upon what is inside of us.


    
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    Paul and I still have some holes in our calendar. 
Check the dates and see if you can help. This is you opportunity to have us at a house concert or your favorite venue.
    
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    After years of requests I have finally made another run of Generica Shirts. 100% Cotton Preshrunk, Made in USA
You can get them at our shows or here:
    

http://www.celticartstudio.com/store/benoit-cds/



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    Jen's new website is really going well. However it will have a major update very soon.
    Please check out www.celticartstudio.com
    Jen and I will be debuting our new Illuminations at the faire on Friday night at our booth.
    Celtic Art Studio please come it will be a party!
    



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    Thoughts go out to the victoms of two seperate tragedies in my extended family...
    http://www.registerguard.com/web/newslocalnews/28281493-57/plane-crash-road-airstrip-lane.html.csp

    http://slog.thestranger.com/slog/archives/2012/06/01/a-memorial-for-shmootzi-the-clod-and-meshuguna-joe-tonight-in-new-york-city

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    T.H.A.N.K.Y.O.U.

    Jen Delyth, Anne Feeney, Paul Benoit, Athonwy Doherty, JC, Caroline Aiken, The Seattle Folk Life Festival, Janet Stecker, Amy Berlin, David Rovics, Kirsten Schipper, The Kate Wolf Festival, Peter Wild, lui Longmyer, Moon, Suzaane at Egan's, Matrix Coffeehouse, The Santa Cruz Celtic Games, Michelle Sellers, Jarrod Kaplan, Sean and Lisa Shannahan, Sean Darrough, insert your name here.


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H.E.R.E.'.S. .D.A. .D.A.T.E.S.
    keep an eye on my site for updates!

    Upcoming Events:

    Tuesday, July 10th, 2012
    A Celebration of Woody Gutrie's 100th Birthday
    Reality Kitchen
    245 Van Buren
Eugene, OR 97402
    website: http://www.realitykitchen.org/
    with Anne Feeney, Brian QTN, Mark Ross, Larry Penn and others

    Thursday, July 12th, 2012 8 PM
    The Pre-Fair Party
    Private Party
    phone: RSVP 541 767 2198
    RSVP 541 767 2198


    Friday, July 13th, 2012 12:00 PM
    Main Stage
    Oregon Country Fair
    Outside Eugene, OR
    website: http://www.oregoncountryfair.org/
    I am honored to be doing the legacy set with Paul Benoit and many special guests

    Friday, July 13th, 2012 5:00 PM
    Chez Rays with Anne Feeney celebrating Woody Guthrie's 100th Birthday
    Oregon Country Fair
    Outside Eugene, OR
    website: http://www.oregoncountryfair.org/

    Saturday, July 14th, 2012
    11:00 AM
    Main Stage as a part of the Woody Guthrie Celebration
    with Anne Feeney Jim Page Adam and Kris Mark Ross

    Saturday, July 14th, 2012 1 PM
    Shady Grove
    Oregon Country Fair
    Outside Eugene, OR
    website: http://www.oregoncountryfair.org/

    Saturday, July 14th, 2012 4:00 PM
    Community Village
    Oregon Country Fair
    Outside Eugene, OR
    website: http://www.oregoncountryfair.org/

    Sunday, July 15th, 2012 4:15 PM
    The Kesey Stage in Energy Park
    Oregon Country Fair
    Outside Eugene, OR
    website: http://www.oregoncountryfair.org/

    Sunday, July 15th, 2012 Dark:30
    The Annual Library Show
    The Book Arts Center
    Oregon Country Fair
    Outside Eugene, OR
    website: http://www.oregoncountryfair.org/
    This is a special annual show at the Library at OCF

    Tuesday, July 17th, 2012 7:00 PM
    With Paul Benoit
    The Public Library
    825 NW Wade St
Estacada, OR
    Wednesday, July 18th, 2012 8 PM
    with Paul Benoit
    Applegate Lodge
    HIghway 238
Applegate, OR
    phone: 541 -761-9394
    PRICE: $10.00
    website: http://www.liveatthegate.com
    $10 Cover
Applegate Lodge
Info – 541 -761-9394

The Applegate River Lodge is located between Grants Pass and Medford, Oregon near Jacksonville and overlooks the Applegate River and historic Pioneer Bridge on Scenic Hwy. 238.

    Thursday, July 19th, 2012 9pm
    Peter Wilde Presents
    sam bonds garage
    407 Blair

    Eugene, OR
    97402
    phone: 431-6603
    website: http://www.sambonds.com

    Friday, July 20th, 2012
    Private Party
    Belingham, WA

    Saturday, July 21st, 2012 8 pm
    The Industrial Workers of the World Presents Chris Chandler with Paul Benoit
    Rhizome Gallery
    317 East Broadway
Vancouver, BC

    Sunday, July 22nd, 2012 7:30
    Victoria Folk Music Society Presents
    Norway house
    1110 Hillside Avenue
Victoria
    phone: 250-413-3213
    website: http://www.pacificcoast.net/~vfms

    Thursday, July 26th, 2012 7:00 PM
    with Paul Benoit
    Egan's Ballard Jam House
    1707 NW Market Street 
Seattle, WA 98107
    phone: 206-789-1621
    website: http://www.ballardjamhouse.com

    Friday, July 27th, 2012
    with Jen Delyth
    Seattle Scottish Highlands Festival
    45224 284th Ave SE
Enumclaw, WA
    website: http://www.sshga.org/home.htm
    65th Annual NW Scottish Highland Games at the formerly known as the King County Fair Grounds showing off Jen's Fabulous Art Work

    Saturday, July 28th, 2012
    with Jen Delyth
    Seattle Scottish Highlands Festival
    45224 284th Ave SE
Enumclaw, WA
    website: http://www.sshga.org/home.htm
    65th Annual NW Scottish Highland Games at the formerly known as the King County Fair Grounds showing off Jen's Fabulous Art Work

    Sunday, July 29th, 2012
    with Jen Delyth
    Seattle Scottish Highlands Festival
    45224 284th Ave SE
Enumclaw, WA
    website: http://www.sshga.org/home.htm
    65th Annual NW Scottish Highland Games at the formerly known as the King County Fair Grounds showing off Jen's Fabulous Art Work

    Tuesday, July 31st, 2012
    Labor in Song and Story
    WAPWU Steward College
    Eastern, WA

    Thursday, August 2nd, 2012 9 PM
    An evening with Chandler and Benoit
    Acoustic Green Frog Tavern
    900 N. State St.
Bellingham, WA
    USA
    phone: 360.756.1213
    website: http://www.acoustictavern.com/

    Saturday, August 4th, 2012
    Lee Brooks Birthday Bash! with The Brown Edition, Arielists and Sideshows
    Privat Party
    Olympia, WA

    Sunday, August 5th, 2012 8:00
    Sirens presents
    Sirens
    823 Water
Port Townsend
    phone: 360.379.1100

    Friday, August 10th, 2012
    shambhala music festival
    Salmo, BC
    website: http://www.shambhalamusicfestival.com

    Saturday, August 11th, 2012 2:30
    Rock Pitt Stage
    shambhala music festival
    Salmo, BC
    website: http://www.shambhalamusicfestival.com

    Sunday, August 12th, 2012
    Spokane WA
    TBA

    Monday, August 13th, 2012 6:30 PM
    Siuslaw Valley Library - Bromley Room
    1460 9th St (At Maple)
Florenace, OR
    phone: 541 997 3132

    Tuesday, August 14th, 2012 8:30 pm
    Chris & Paul play Kazum in a Variety Show Exravaganza!
    Alberta Rose Theatre
    3000 NE Alberta Street
Portland, or 97211
    PRICE: $15.00
    PURCHASE TICKETS ONLINE: click here
    website: http://www.albertarosetheatre.com
    This will be an incredible show!

    Wednesday, August 15th, 2012 8 PM
    with Paul Benoit
    Axe and Fiddle
    657 East Main Street
Cottage Grove, OR 97424
    phone: 541-942-5942
    website: http://www.axeandfiddle.com/

    Thursday, August 16th, 2012
    TBA
    TBA
    Ashland, OR

    Friday, August 17th, 2012 8 PM
    WITH SHELLEY DOTTY
    Caffe Trieste
    2500 San Pablo (@ Dwight Way)
Berkeley, CA
    WE ARE ON FIRST
Caffe Trieste Berkeley

2500 San Pablo (@ Dwight Way)

8pm-10pm(NO COVER! Tips please!)

    Saturday August 18th
    House Concert
    Santa Cruz CA

    Sunday, August 19th, 2012
    Her place
    Kym Trippsmith Presents
    4488 stoez lane
seabastapol, ca
    website: http://www.amazonproductionsmusic.com

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    DAVIS?
    NEVADA CITY
    SACRAMENTO
    SANTA ROSA
    SAN FRANCISCO
    CAN YOU HELP?
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    Friday, August 24th, 2012 8:00 PM
    Ira Marlowe Presents
    The Monkey House
    1638 University ave 
Berkeley, CA
    website: http://www.monkeyhousetheater.com

    Saturday, August 25th, 2012
    House Concert
    e mail: for RSVP micahdavidlashbrook@gmail.com
Los Angeles, CA
    phone: 310-892-0410
    Tuesday, August 28th, 2012
    Songwriters At Play
    Kreuzberg
    685 Higuera St
San Luis Obispo, CA 93401
    PURCHASE TICKETS ONLINE: click here

    Wednesday, August 29th, 2012 8:00 PM
    Berkeley
    Starry Plough
    3101 Shattuck Ave (between Prince St & Woolsey St)
Berkeley, CA 94705
    PURCHASE TICKETS ONLINE: click here
    website: http://www.facebook.com/pages/Berkeley-Poetry-Slam/56551409302
    This is a Poetry Slam Feature. I will be doing about a half an hour as a feature on a terrific evenings entertainment. Seating is usually tight. Doors at 8 PM I will likley be on at about 9 PM



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