Oh what a night it was in the land of Swirl’n mic Mad-ness this past 1st Wednesday! Mad Swirl Open Mic was honored to feature poetry editor, poet, playwright, actor, musician, mad co-conspirator, and all-around top-notch soul… MH Clay & his newest book, ANGST!
(ANGST consists pf 40 pages of poetry by MH Clay swirled up by Mad Swirl Press with art by Jeff Skele Sheely. If you didn’t get you a copy at the open mic, it’s not too late! Find out how to get you a copy here!)
MH put on quite the poetic mad-licious collab-creation! This multi-media’d show highlighted the artwork of Jeff Skele Sheely and was backed by musical guest Earthlinger.
Thanks to all who came out to The Underpass & shared in this collective delicious madness. What a night of the beat-utifullest poetry and music it was!
Here’s a shout out to all who graced us with their words, their songs, their divine madnesses…
photos courtesy of Dan “the man” Rodriguez
ANGST: MH Clay & Jeff Skele Sheely
Hector Ramirez & David Fargason
Johnny Olson & MH Clay
Gerard Bendiks, Chris Curiel, & Tamitha Curiel
Sean “Ta2” Buttram
Vic Victory & Phil Brewer
Suza “Hep Kat Mama” Kanon
Brett “BA” Ardoin
James “Bear” Rodehaver
Christopher Stephen Soden
HUGE thanks to Swirve for keeping the beat til the wee hours of the night. We got taken to another dimension of time and space on the wings of their jazzy madness!
Thanks to The Underpass Tavern‘s Mike & Leo for opening up this fine establishment to us mad ones and making us feel right at home.
And finally we would like to thank ALL of you who freely shared their hand claps, finger-snaps, hoots and howls with all the mad ones who got up on this sacred mad swirlin’ mic.