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  • The Muse and Whirled Retort 2022

    THE MUSE AND WHIRLED RETORT APRIL, 2022

    Dont Go Back to Sleep Cover

    Coming in May 2022

    Hey Everybody,

    It’s that time again! Time for your monthly newsletter, coming to you monthly since the dawn of the internet.

    But First!
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    and Finally: I want to support the new album from Chris and Paul Benoit “Don’t Go Back to Sleep”


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    ENOUGH! of the crass commercial announcements!
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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 1, 2022
    AUSTIN, TX


    Spring is here! But for far too many in this world that is springing to life in this season of rebirth it is not pretty at all. I think we all look on with admiration at the tenacity of the Ukrainian people, but I also think of the Russians. Forced to fight. Forced into silence, or forced into ignorance. That is not to say that our own peope are by any means a well informed or well spoken lot, but dissent does not mean a 15 year jail sentence.

    I think about that today, as we have Russian Artists genuinely afraid to to speak out, and in the west, artists of Russian birth being forced to give loyalty oaths.

    Sure, for the most part, we have freedom of speech, the freedom to say some of the stupidest stuff ever uttered.

    Sometimes doing it for profit, saying some of the stupidest stuff ever uttered that is. I honestly believe that the Tucker Carlsons of the world don’t actually believe the stuff the are saying but they do it because they know that some people, in particular that poorly informed lot I mentioned earlier, want to hear the stupidest stuff in the world, and therefor they can turn a profit from it.

    Is that freedom of speech? It is an interesting premise to ponder as as I give to you this month, a cover poem, song really, words and music by by Colum Sands. I became aware of it as sung by Anne Feeney.

    If you would like to listen to Anne’s amazing version here it is:

    https://youtu.be/jjXQrSSF3Nk


    What Ever You Say, Say Nothing



    Whatever you say, say nothing
    When you talk about you know what
    For if you know who could hear you
    You know what you'd get
    For they'd take you off to you know where
    For you wouldn't know how long
    So for you know who's sake
    Don't let anyone hear you singing this song

    And you all know what I'm speaking of
    When I mention you know what
    And I think it's very dangerous to even mention that
    For the other ones are always near
    Although you may not see
    And if anyone asks who told you that
    Please don't mention me

    Chorus:
    Whatever you say, say nothing
    When you talk about you know what
    For if you know who could hear you
    You know what you'd get
    For they'd take you off to you know where
    For you wouldn't know how long
    So for you know who's sake
    Don't let anyone hear you singing this song


    And you all know who I'm speaking of
    When I mention you know who
    And if you know who could hear me
    You know what he'd do
    So if you don't see me around
    You'll know why I'm away
    And if anyone asks you where I've gone
    Here's what you must say

    Chorus:
    Whatever you say, say nothing
    When you talk about you know what
    For if you know who could hear you
    You know what you'd get
    For they'd take you off to you know where
    For you wouldn't know how long
    So for you know who's sake
    Don't let anyone hear you singing this song

    Well that's enough about so and so
    Not to mention such and such
    I think I'll end my song now
    Sure I've already said too much
    For the less you say, the less you hear
    And the less you'll go astray
    And the less you think, the less you do
    And the more you'll hear them say

    Chorus:
    Whatever you say, say nothing
    When you talk about you know what
    For if you know who could hear you
    You know what you'd get
    For they'd take you off to you know where
    For you wouldn't know how long
    So for you know who's sake
    Don't let anyone hear you singing this song

    ANNOUNCEMENTS

    Paul and I are doing our first touring since the pandemic. It is wonky getting out there agin.

    If you have some ideas for dates on the west coast this summer. Please drop me a line. baldchandler@yahoo.com

    You can check out info on the new album. and while yer there - check out how we are over hauling the website!

    So, Where Ya Headed? 2010
    Matadors 2012
    Pocket Call 2017
    I have done tons of work up loading some recent albums at band camp:

    https://thechrischandlershow.bandcamp.com/



    The official release date is May 21 CD release party at the Monkey House in Berkeley California.

    WESTCOASTERS: Paul and I are looking for dates on the west coast in both May and July. See below for dates. Drop me a line at baldchandler@yahoo.com

    AUSTINITES: Can you front your own show? Have a decent repertoire? Would you be interested in developing a repertoire with me? Drop me a line at baldchandler@yahoo.com

    KERRVERTS: Can you front your own show? Have a decent repertoire? Would you be interested in developing a repertoire with me? I am going to be there the whole time and want to rock some $hit. Drop me a line at baldchandler@yahoo.com

    I was a guest on ny good friend Jim Infantino’s “Funny Not Funny” Podcast

    The Poem of the Week:
    I am continuing to load The Poem of the Week to YouTube. Here is April’s Editions: While you are there please Subscribe, I am very close to having the magic number of 1000!

    H.E.R.E.’.S. .D.A. .D.A.T.E.S.


    Sunday, April 3rd, 2022 1:00 PM
    The Poem of the Week Facebook Live Stream
    Website: https://www.facebook.com/chrischandler.org
    Each Week I do a poem for you. Sometimes with special guests! Always with "Fun Texas Facts" and your "Moment of Spin"

    Sunday, April 10th, 2022
    Las Vegas Highland Games Floyd Lamb Park
    9200 Tule Springs RdLas Vegas, NV
    Website: https://www.lasvegascelticsociety.org/
    I will be doing this with Jen Delyth's Celtic Art Studio

    Sunday, April 10th, 2022 1:00 PM
    The Poem of the Week Facebook Live Stream
    Website: https://www.facebook.com/chrischandler.org
    Each Week I do a poem for you. Sometimes with special guests! Always with "Fun Texas Facts" and your "Moment of Spin"

    Sunday, April 17th, 2022 1:00 PM
    The Poem of the Week Facebook Live Stream
    Website: https://www.facebook.com/chrischandler.org
    Each Week I do a poem for you. Sometimes with special guests! Always with "Fun Texas Facts" and your "Moment of Spin"

    Saturday, April 23rd, 2022 7:00 PM
    Celebrating National Poetry Month Reverie Books
    5330 Menchaca Rd Ste DAustin, TX
    Website: https://reveriebooks.com
    with Jena Kirkpatrick and Irina Astra

    Sunday, April 24th, 2022
    Community Awareness Event Radio Coffee and Beer
    4204 Manchaca Road
    Austin, TX
    Website: https://www.radiocoffeeandbeer.com/
    Chris Chandler will be performing with Karen Mal amd Ann Sauder
    Community Awareness Event! Other musical Guests Include:
    Suzanna Choffel, and Honey Made.

    If you cannot make it to the event and you would like to make a financial contribution to HSM, you can do that by clicking here: I WANT TO SUPPORT HOME STREET MUSIC

    Sunday, April 24th, 2022 1:00 PM
    The Poem of the Week Facebook Live Stream
    Website: https://www.facebook.com/chrischandler.org
    Each Week I do a poem for you. Sometimes with special guests! Always with "Fun Texas Facts" and your "Moment of Spin"

    Saturday, April 30th, 2022 5:00 PM
    Eeore's Birthday Party Pease District Park
    1100 Kingsbury St
    Austin, TX
    Website: https://eeyores.org/
    With Jena Kirkpatrick and Ann Sauder
    The 57th annual Eeyore’s Birthday! An Austin tradition.

    Sunday, May 1st, 2022 1:00 PM
    The Poem of the Week Facebook Live Stream
    Website: https://www.facebook.com/chrischandler.org
    Each Week I do a poem for you. Sometimes with special guests! Always with "Fun Texas Facts" and your "Moment of Spin"

    Sunday, May 8th, 2022 1:00 PM
    The Poem of the Week Facebook Live Stream
    Website: https://www.facebook.com/chrischandler.org
    Each Week I do a poem for you. Sometimes with special guests! Always with "Fun Texas Facts" and your "Moment of Spin"

    Thursday, May 12th, 2022 8:00 PM
    Barfly Caberet Martuni's
    4 Valencia St San Francisco, CA
    Website: https://m.facebook.com/pages/category/Cocktail-Bar/Martunis-994554857261865/?_rdr#_=_
    As a duo with Paul Benoit and sharing the stage with Dawn Oberg

    Friday, May 13th, 2022 6:00 PM
    Live Stream CD Release Party

    "Don't Go Back to Sleep"

    08:30 Club
    Live Stream West Coast time
    Website: https://0830club.com


    Chris and Paul will perform the New Album Live!
    It is a pay what you can event including zero. If you have it please help cover the ones that don't thanks.

    Saturday, May 14th, 2022 11:00 AM
    Call of the Wild Weekend Jack London State Historical Park
    2400 London Ranch RdGlen Ellen, CA
    Purchase Tickets: click here
    With John Elliott
    The theme for the weekend is "Seek the Mysterious Something That Calls." 


    Sunday, May 15th, 2022 11:00 AM
    Call of the Wild Weekend Jack London State Historical Park
    2400 London Ranch RdGlen Ellen, CA
    Purchase Tickets: click here
    With John Elliott

    The theme for the weekend is "Seek the Mysterious Something That Calls." 


    Sunday, May 15th, 2022 1:00 PM
    The Poem of the Week Facebook Live Stream
    Website: https://www.facebook.com/chrischandler.org
    I will be in Sonoma this Sunday and this time is subject to change.

    Monday, May 16th, 2022
    SF or within 100 miles TBA with Paul Benoit TBA Can you help fill this date?

    Tuesday, May 17th, 2022
    SF or within 100 miles TBA with Paul Benoit TBA Can you help fill this date?

    Wednesday, May 18th, 2022
    SF or within 100 miles TBA with Paul Benoit TBA Can you help fill this date?
    Thursday, May 19th, 2022
    Petaluma CA TBA Petaluma CA TBA

    Friday, May 20th, 2022 8:00 PM
    Chris Chandler and Paul Benoit return to Santa Cruz The Live Oak Grange Hall
    1900 17th AveSanta Cruz, CA
    Website: https://sites.google.com/site/liveoakgrange/

    Saturday, May 21st, 2022
    CD Release Party "Don't Go Back to Sleep" The Monkey House
    1638 University AveBerkeley, CA
    Website: https://www.themonkeyhouse.org/

    Sunday, May 22nd, 2022
    Chris Chandler and Paul Benoit return to Nevada City House Concert TBA
    TBA Nevada City, CA

    Sunday, May 22nd, 2022 1:00 PM
    The Poem of the Week Facebook Live Stream
    Website: https://www.facebook.com/chrischandler.org
    Each Week I do a poem for you. Sometimes with special guests! Always with "Fun Texas Facts" and your "Moment of Spin"

    Sunday, May 22nd, 2022 1:00 PM
    The Poem of the Week Facebook Live Stream
    Website: https://www.facebook.com/chrischandler.org
    Each Week I do a poem for you. Sometimes with special guests! Always with "Fun Texas Facts" and your "Moment of Spin"

    Saturday, May 28th, 2022
    Costa Mesa Highland Games Orange County Faire Grounds
    88 Fair DriveCosta Mesa, CA
    Website: https://www.scottishfest.com/

    Sunday, May 29th, 2022
    Costa Mesa Highland Games Orange County Faire Grounds
    88 Fair DriveCosta Mesa, CA
    Website: https://www.scottishfest.com/

    Sunday, May 29th, 2022 1:00 PM
    The Poem of the Week Facebook Live Stream
    Website: https://www.facebook.com/chrischandler.org
    I will be in Costa Mesa, CA this date and time is subject to change.

    Monday, May 30th, 2022 7:00 PM
    The Kerrville Folk Festival The Kennedy Theatre
    3876 Medina HighwayKerrville, TX
    Website: https://www.kerrvillefolkfestival.org/
    with John Elliott

    I will be at the festival until the end.


    Sunday, June 5th, 2022 1:00 PM
    The Poem of the Week Facebook Live Stream
    Website: https://www.facebook.com/chrischandler.org
    Each Week I do a poem for you. Sometimes with special guests! Always with "Fun Texas Facts" and your "Moment of Spin"

    Sunday, June 12th, 2022 1:00 PM
    The Poem of the Week Facebook Live Stream
    Website: https://www.facebook.com/chrischandler.org
    Each Week I do a poem for you. Sometimes with special guests! Always with "Fun Texas Facts" and your "Moment of Spin"

    Sunday, June 19th, 2022 1:00 PM
    The Poem of the Week Facebook Live Stream
    Website: https://www.facebook.com/chrischandler.org
    Each Week I do a poem for you. Sometimes with special guests! Always with "Fun Texas Facts" and your "Moment of Spin"

    Sunday, June 19th, 2022 1:00 PM
    The Poem of the Week Facebook Live Stream
    Website: https://www.facebook.com/chrischandler.org
    Each Week I do a poem for you. Sometimes with special guests! Always with "Fun Texas Facts" and your "Moment of Spin"

    Thursday, June 23rd, 2022
    The Kate Wolf Festival Black Oak Ranch
    Laytonville, CA
    Website: https://katewolfmusicfestival.com/
    with Jen Delyth sitting in and hosting open stages

    Friday, June 24th, 2022
    The Kate Wolf Festival Black Oak Ranch
    Laytonville, CA
    Website: https://katewolfmusicfestival.com/
    with Jen Delyth sitting in and hosting open stages

    Saturday, June 25th, 2022
    The Kate Wolf Festival Black Oak Ranch
    Laytonville, CA
    Website: https://katewolfmusicfestival.com/
    with Jen Delyth sitting in and hosting open stages

    Sunday, June 26th, 2022
    The Kate Wolf Festival Black Oak Ranch
    Laytonville, CA
    Website: https://katewolfmusicfestival.com/
    with Jen Delyth sitting in and hosting open stages


    Sunday, June 26th, 2022 1:00 PM
    The Poem of the Week Facebook Live Stream
    Website: https://www.facebook.com/chrischandler.org
    I will be at the Kate Wold Festival, this time and date are subject to change.


    Sunday, July 3rd, 2022 1:00 PM
    The Poem of the Week Facebook Live Stream
    Website: https://www.facebook.com/chrischandler.org
    Each Week I do a poem for you. Sometimes with special guests! Always with "Fun Texas Facts" and your "Moment of Spin"

    Friday, July 8th, 2022
    The Oregon Country Faire Home
    Venita, OR
    Website: https://www.oregoncountryfair.org/
    With Paul Benoit


    Saturday, July 9th, 2022
    The Oregon Country Faire Home
    Venita, OR
    Website: https://www.oregoncountryfair.org/
    With Paul Benoit


    Sunday, July 10th, 2022
    The Oregon Country Faire Home
    Venita, OR
    Website: https://www.oregoncountryfair.org/
    With Paul Benoit


    Sunday, July 10th, 2022 1:00 PM
    The Poem of the Week Facebook Live Stream
    Website: https://www.facebook.com/chrischandler.org
    I will be at OCF this time and date is subject to change.

    Monday, July 11th, 2022
    through August 1 Looking for dates in the NW Oregon, Washington, British Columbia

    Sunday, July 17th, 2022 1:00 PM
    The Poem of the Week Facebook Live Stream
    Website: https://www.facebook.com/chrischandler.org
    Each Week I do a poem for you. Sometimes with special guests! Always with "Fun Texas Facts" and your "Moment of Spin"

    updated: 1 month ago