Notes of Gratitude to the Mad Ones : 11.04.15

by on November 6, 2015 :: 0 comments

Oh what a night it was in the land of Swirl’n mic Mad-ness! Mad Swirl & Swirve parted ways and said our goodbyes to the only open mic home we’ve known, Absinthe Lounge. t’was a Mad Eulogy of sorts as we paid our respects, reminisced on the swirlin’ scenes we’ve seen, and shared what the drunken muses have gifted us …

The Best of Mad Swirl : 10.31.15

by on October 31, 2015 :: 0 comments

“The poetry of the earth is never dead.” ~ John Keats ••• The Mad Gallery ••• “Air Conditioned” (above) by featured artist David J. Thompson. To see more Mad works from David, and our other contributing artists, please visit our Mad Gallery. ••• The Poetry Forum ••• This last week in Mad Swirl’s Poetry Forum… we wept over old wounds, snapshots …

The Best of Mad Swirl : 10.24.15

by on October 24, 2015 :: 0 comments

“I want to speak, to sing to total strangers. It’s my way of talking to the world.” ~ Adrian Mitchell ••• The Mad Gallery ••• “Three Doors, New Mexico” (above) by featured artist David J. Thompson. Featured artist, David J. Thompson, is back at it in this second batch of mad visuals – old, chipped, decayed, and decrepit never looked quite …

New Visuals in the Gallery : 10.20.15

by on October 19, 2015 :: 0 comments

Featured artist, David J. Thompson, is back at it in this second batch of mad visuals – old, chipped, decayed, and decrepit never looked quite this good before. But that’s the wonder of art, isn’t it? Making the ugly, beautiful. The forgotten, found again.

The Best of Mad Swirl : 10.18.15

by on October 17, 2015 :: 0 comments

“Commitment and creativity cannot be captured and handcuffed. Inspiration cannot be jailed. The heart cannot be contained.” ~ Gary Zukav ••• The Mad Gallery ••• “Ruins remain…” (above) by featured artist Aniruddha Sastikar. To see more Mad works from Aniruddha, and our other contributing artists, please visit our Mad Gallery. ••• The Poetry Forum ••• This last week in Mad Swirl’s …

The Best of Mad Swirl : 10.10.15

by on October 10, 2015 :: 0 comments

“When you look at art made by other people, you see what you need to see in it.” ~ Alberto Giacometti ••• The Mad Gallery ••• “Makeshift Door” (above) by featured artist Aniruddha Sastikar. To see more Mad works from Aniruddha, and our other contributing artists, please visit our Mad Gallery. ••• The Poetry Forum ••• This last week in Mad …

Notes of Gratitude to the Mad Ones : 10.07.15

by on October 8, 2015 :: 0 comments

Oh what a night it was in the land of Swirl’n mic Mad-ness! As Swirve started their jazzy madness, the crowd found their way to the stage with their heads boppin’ and their fingers snappin’. As the last notes were fading away, hosts Johnny O & MH Clay got the show goin’ with an introduction of our featured performer Alex …

The Best of Mad Swirl : 10.03.15

by on October 3, 2015 :: 0 comments

••• The Mad Gallery ••• “Abandoned Amidst Greens” (above) by featured artist Aniruddha Sastikar. To see more Mad works from Aniruddha, and our other contributing artists, please visit our Mad Gallery. “Draw your pleasure, paint your pleasure, and express your pleasure strongly.” ~ Pierre Bonnard ••• The Poetry Forum ••• This last week in Mad Swirl’s Poetry Forum… we delved in …

Mad Swirl Open Mic : 10.07.15

by on September 30, 2015 :: 0 comments

Join Mad Swirl this 1st Wednesday of October (aka 10.07.15) at 8:00 sharp, when we will swirl it up madly in the LIVE way that we do every month now for OVER 10 years! This month we are featuring poet/singer/storyteller/comedian Alex Pogosov! (as Total Cult) After our feature set we urge you stick around to get yourself a spot on …

The Best of Mad Swirl : 09.26.15

by on September 26, 2015 :: 0 comments

••• The Mad Gallery ••• “Uprooted Bench” (above) by featured artist Aniruddha Sastikar. To view more of Aniruddha’s works, along with our other featured artists, visit our chockfull Mad Gallery at MadSwirl.com! “You are the music while the music lasts.” ~ T. S. Eliot ••• The Poetry Forum ••• This last week in Mad Swirl’s Poetry Forum… we emoted anger o’er …