Mad Swirl’s Open Mic : 05.06.15

by on April 29, 2015 :: 0 comments

Join Mad Swirl at the NEW Absinthe Lounge this 1st Wednesday of May (aka 05.06.14) at 8:00 sharp, when we Swirlers & Swirve will whirl it up madly in the LIVE way that we do every month now for OVER 10 years! This month we are featuring Dallas poetess divas, Opalina Salas & Maggie Smith! This is a dynamic duo …

The Best of Mad Swirl : 04.25.15

by on April 25, 2015 :: 0 comments

“The greater the step forward in knowledge, the greater is the one taken backward in search of wisdom.” Stephen Gardiner Welcome to MadSwirl (4)2.0! As Stephen Gardiner alludes in his sentiment (above), taking a bold step forward requires some wise hindsight as well. We took this site switch-over very seriously as well. We looked both forward to what we were …

Madness, the Meaning of Dots

by on April 24, 2015 :: 0 comments

It’s a tragic world, but so much worse if there’s no concept of expression. Other than yelling at the television, not much happens in far too many places. That alone can at least lead to endless unhappiness when escape is doubtful, when the real world you know is the executor of anything expressive. In church pews or in textbooks, you …

Mad Things Now and Coming

by on April 23, 2015 :: 1 comment

Wow! Here we have it, (4)2.0 – a new direction in the stir o’ the Swirl! We have a cool new look and usability that says, “Hey! We’re Swirlin’ in the world-wide web of the 21st Century!” I like it all! But, I’m most excited about the opportunity we now have as your editors to share our ideas about this …

Welcome to MadSwirl (4)2.0!

by on April 20, 2015 :: 2 comments

It has been a long time coming but finally the time is… NOW! Yes folks, this is your “official” welcome to MadSwirl.com 2.0! Yeah, yeah, we know we’ve been teasing y’all about this whole 2.0 launch. Well today, on 4.20, we flipped the switch from what was to what will be our online stage as we swirl forward. What can …

Featured Artist: Brett “BA” Ardoin

by on April 19, 2015 :: 0 comments

Mad Swirl is mighty proud to shine a spotlight on the works from local madman, BA. (aka Brett Ardoin aka Zipline Shazam) The choices that BA made for coloring the virtual walls of his new Mad Gallery home are just about what we expected they would be. His collages and illustrations are truly all one-of-a-kind. You can, and probably will, …

The Best of Mad Swirl : 04.18.15

by on April 18, 2015 :: 0 comments

“Kurva” (above) by featured artist David J. Thompson. To see more Mad works from David, and our other contributing artists, please visit our Mad Gallery. “Endeavour to be faithful, and if there is any beauty in your thought, your style will be beautiful; if there is any real emotion to express, the expression will be moving.” George Henry Lewes ••• …

The Best of Mad Swirl : 04.11.15

by on April 11, 2015 :: 0 comments

“Lennon Peace Wall” (above) by featured artist David J. Thompson. To see more Mad works from David, and our other contributing artists, please visit our Mad Gallery. “Words must surely be counted among the most powerful drugs man ever invented.” Leo Rosten ••• The Poetry Forum ••• This last week in Mad Swirl’s Poetry Forum… we tried the doors in …

The Best of Mad Swirl : 04.04.15

by on April 5, 2015 :: 0 comments

••• The Mad Gallery ••• “Kiss” (above) by featured artist David J. Thompson. To see more Mad works from David, and our other contributing artists, please visit our Mad Gallery. “Art includes everything that stimulates the desire to live.” Remy de Gourmont ••• The Poetry Forum ••• This last week in Mad Swirl’s Poetry Forum… we exalted in eight’s existence; …

The Best of Mad Swirl : 03.28.15

by on March 29, 2015 :: 0 comments

“Every artist seems to me to have the job of bearing witness to the world we live in. To some extent I think of all of us as artists, because we have voices and we are each of us unique.” Jane Rule ••• The Mad Gallery ••• “Human Ketchup” (above) by featured artist David J. Thompson. To see more Mad …