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  • Chris Chandler's  Muse and Whirled Retort  January, 2007

    January, 1 2007  Volume VIII Issue iii
    T.A.B.L.E. .O.F. .C.O.N.T.E.N.T.S.

    Happy New Year

    1. Brand new stuff for December
    2. How to get stuff
    3. Greetings and quick run down of recent past and the near future
    4. The Muse and Whirled Retort
    5. Announcements

    6. The DR is In
    7. "Thank You!"
    8. Dates

    BRAND NEW for January 2007:


    Today is January 1st and I, hungover, am headed to the studio in  
    Takoma Park to pick up the finished and mastered NEW CD, AMERICAN  

    We have been in the studio all month, creating another double CD with  
    fabulous special guests, bonus features, and of course includes all  
    the new material from the past year or so as well as a few most  
    requested favorites!

    If you would like to order an advance copy it would sure help a lot:  
    Advance CD Sales

    I have put up one of the new songs on myspace.  Give A Listen: Letters

    We hope to have it in our hot little hands by the time we get to the  
    Tacoma, Washington date. (see below)

    We could still use your help making this CD.  Being in the studio is  
    expensive, and every hour we were in the studio is one we weren't at  
    your favorite neighborhood coffeehouse making a nickel.

    If you are feeling good this month and would like to contribute to  
    the recording efforts, a donation of a hundred dollars will get you  
    in the liner notes.

    Enough of the crass commercial announcements. Lets get to the news.


    3. Welcome to the news letter - It's that time of the month again...
    Biggest news this month:

    We are booking as we go on this tour across the country and we need  
    you help. Check the dates for details.


    4. And now...

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

    The Muse and Whirled Retort
    January 1, 2007

    Volume VIII Issue iii
    Washington, DC

    At the top of the new year I would like to share with you a letter a  
    friend of mine gave to me from his son who was serving in Iraq.

    Dear Mon and Dad,

    Today is Sunday, January 19th.  I have been out at sea for three days  
    and I am starting to feel better.  The first two days I was  
    completely sick from seasickness and some virus.  I come out here out  
    everyday to the skin of the ship to write letters and whale watch,  
    which isn't great because I haven't seen any.

    But there are plenty of dolphins that swim along the side of the  
    ship. I watch the horizon and sunset etc.  This seems so unreal to  
    me.  I have never seen water this blue before.  I have never looked  
    360 degrees around me and seen nothing but water, clouds the sun  and  
    a fleet of battle ships surrounding me.

    Tomorrow is one of my many many training days on the ship to prepare  
    me for my mission.  I will also be training a short time in Kuwait.

    This is hard for me to comprehend.  It seems like my whole life has  
    changed in an instant. Yesterday, I was in a classroom learning about  
    trigonometry and history. I graduated and volunteered for boot camp.  
    I went to school and graduated as a grunt.  I was sent across the  
    country to train, and now I am being sent across the world to fight.

    Today, I am in a classroom learning about tactical urban combat and  
    nuke, bio, and chemical welfare in the middle of the Pacific Ocean on  
    my way to experience first hand what I am learning in the class room.

    I am not afraid of dying, but I am afraid of what will happen to  
    those that I love if something happens to me.

    Soon enough I will be in the city of Baghdad - in the middle of the  
    desert- in full combat gear — ready to carry out my mission —  
    wondering how this happened so fast — wishing I was back home dating  
    Sheila and taking care of my family,  and although I think about this  
    it doesn't mean I am sad about the choices I have made.  It  
    doesn't mean that by wondering why I didn't make the other  
    decision  because if I didn't do it I would be wondering what if  
    I had made to other decision — I am not a proud Marine. Just because  
    I wonder "what if,"  it doesn't mean I am not proud of what I am  
    doing or that I made the wrong decision - I am still proud to be  
    fighting for my country still proud to be participating in Operation  
    Iraqi Freedom.

    I am being called back now I need to send this letter in the next  
    hour for it to get there by Tuesday or Wednesday.  I would love to  
    keep writing but I really have to go.

    I love you both very much,


    And here is another letter.

    This one is from Sgt. Jimmy C Gary and it is dated Tuesday, May 31

    Lance Alex Arredondo served as a fire team leader during a fire fight  
    during the battalion's attack on the old city of Najif. As the  
    platoon attacked to clear a 4 story hotel, it was heavily engaged by  
    enemy machine gun and sniper fire from three different directions —  
    Lance Corporal Arredondo returned fire, exposing himself to great  
    risk to make sure the members of his team were safe.

    After fearless exchanging fire with enemy snipers for more than 3  
    hours Lance corp. Alex Arredondo fell mortally wounded as he moved  
    through the rooms to inspect the marines defensive positions.

    This is all the information I have at this time.

    Sgt Jimmy C Gary Assistant Training Chief


    The Announcements

    We are looking for dates in Northern, CA, Southern, CA

    Arizona, New Mexico, Texas, Louisiana

    See below for details

    Yes, The album is done and at the manufacturer. You can pick up your advance copy at

    We are still looking for some dates in Texas and southern, CA and Arizona and Louisiana!

    T.H.E. .D.R. ..I.S. .I.N.

    Now we bid farewell to 2006, no big whoop. No big revelations. War  
    drags on. Chandler and I tour. New Orleans languishes. Mardi Gras was  
    bittersweet. Orpheus still loves Eurydice. Okeedokee yields veggies.  
    I work as a stagehand for the Martin Luther King Memorial  
    groundbreaking, the Air Force Memorial dedication, The Bare Naked  
    Ladies, The Cheetah Girls and other notable events. Thanks Pat Barnes  
    and Co. for the work. I helped produce a children's album for Nick  
    and Joanne, and an album of gospel tinged brass  
    band music for The Music City Brass Band Music City Brass. Our new  
    American Storyteller album is full of beauty and love and sadness and  
    hope. You can hear Letters at  Letters   . Hope to see you out there  
    on the open road as Chandler and I head west.

    Get our bios and press friendly pictures and ready to use press  
    releases and quotes Sonic Bids Online Press Kit

    Hear our MP3s, view videos and maybe become a "friend" on  MySpace

    For complete tour dates, visit Tour Calendar

    Visit our personal websites Chris Chandler and David Roe

    Call us on the phone. Chandler 240 476 4976 DR 504 525 1973

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

    ~Henry Cross ~Frank ~Maverick ~Anne Feeney ~Shirley ~Mom~ Fishman~  
    Phil and Angie



    Friday, January 5th, 2007, 8 pm
    Columbia, MO
    Open Borders Music Series
    2615 Shepard Blvd

    Saturday, January 6th, 2007, 8 pm
    St Louis, MO
    The Schlafly Tap Room
    2100 Locust

    Tuesday, January 9th, 2007, 7:30
    Los Altos, CA
    Home of Chuck and Joanne Narad
    5872 Arboretum Dr
    650 208-7788 (Joanne's cell)

    Wednesday, January 10th, 2007, 8 pm
    Williams, OR
    Rock Creek Shop, 700 rock creek road, Williams
    700 rock creek road,

    Thursday, January 11th, 2007, 7:00 PM
    Salem, OR
    Salem House Concerts
    Old Central Salem
    503 378 7704

    Friday, January 12th, 2007, 8pm
    Tacoma, WA
    Northern Pacific Coffee Company
    401 Garfield Street South

    Saturday, January 13th, 2007, 9:00 PM
    Port Townsend, WA
    823 Water

    Sunday, January 14th, 2007, 7:30 PM
    Seattle, WA
    Paul Trebach's Home / A house concert
    6755 27th Ave NW

    Monday, January 15th, 2007, 9 PM
    Bellingham, WA
    Acoustic Green Frog Tavern
    900 N. State St.

    Tuesday, January 16th, 2007
    Victoria, BC
    Solstice Cafe
    529 Pandora Street

    Wednesday, January 17th, 2007
    Vancouver, BC
    The Railway Club
    579 Dunsmuir Street

    Thursday, January 18th, 2007, Noon
    Olympia, WA
    Puget Sound Community College
    2011 Mottman Rd SW

    Friday, January 19th, 2007, 2pm
    Salem, OR
    Phoenix Grand Hotel
    201 Liberty St SE
    503 540 7800

    Friday, January 19th, 2007 8 PM
    Portland, OR
    The Lighthouse Intentional Community
    With Adam and Kris

    211 SE Madison
    503 234 6115

    Saturday, January 20th, 2007
    Eugene, Or
    Sam Bond's Garage
    407 Blair

    Sunday, January 21st, 2007, 6:30
    Bandon, OR
    Bates House

    Tuesday, January 23rd, 2007
    Ashland, OR
    for more info:

    WED JAN 24



    Thursday, January 25th, 2007, tba
    Nevada City
    Cooper's Saloon
    235 Commercial St.
    (530) 265-011

    Friday, January 26th, 2007, 8 pm
    Berkeley, CA
    House Concert - Hali Hammer
    1609 Woolsey Street

    Saturday, January 27th, 2007, 7:00PM
    San Francisco, CA
    The Beat Museum

    With Tim Mason
    540 Broadway (at Columbus)
    415 399 9626

    Sunday, January 28th, 2007, 11:00 AM
    Radio interview at KPIG!

    Sunday, January 28th, 2007, 7:30 PM
    Berkeley, CA
    La Pena

    With Dave Lippman
    3105 Shattuck Avenue

    Monday, January 29th, 2007, 8pm
    Downtown Felton, CA
    Don Quixote's International Music Hall
    6275 Highway 9

    OK OK

    Things get crazy here

    Due to a scheduling conflict we are shifting dates like crazy here
    In short we need SERIOUS HELP in Texas

    TENTATIVE: January, 30, 2007
    Phoenix, AZ
    Anderson Artists

    Check website for details

    TENTATIVE Thursday, February 1st, 2007, 8:30pm
    Ft. Worth, TX
    Black Dog Tavern
    2933 Crockett

    Tentative Friday, February 2nd, 2007
    Flower Mound, TX
    Home of John and Regina Fierke
    3025 Yale Dr.

    Tentative Saturday, February 3rd, 2007, 9 PM
    Dan Electro's Guitar Bar
    1031 E 24th


    Friday, February 9th, 2007

    David Roe Solo
    Deadwood, SD
    Deadwood Mardi Gras

    Saturday, February 10THh, 2007
    David Roe Solo

    Deadwood, SD
    Deadwood Mardi Gras

    Chandler needs solo dates in the New Orleans area here!

    Wednesday, February 14th, 2007, 8 pm
    Baton Rouge, LA
    Brew Ha Ha

    Tuesday, February 20th, 2007
    New Orleans, LA
    Mardi Gras
    From the Bywater to the Quarters

    Wednesday, February 21st, 2007, Feb 21-25
    Memphis , TN
    Folk Alliance

    We need Dates between Memphis and Pensacola on 26 27 and 28

    March 1 Pensacola, FL WUWF Radio Live


    Friday March 2

    Atlanta, GA

    The Eye Drum

    With David Lippman


    Saturday March 3

    Chapel Hill, NC

    The Skylight Exchange

    With David Lippman

    WE Need a date between Chapel Hill and Washington, DC!!!!

    See you on the open road
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