Notes of Gratitude to the Mad Ones : 06.03.15

by on June 4, 2015 :: 1 comment

Oh what a night it was in the land of Swirl’n mic Mad-ness! We were Skype’n, UStream’n, and word around the Lounge, Periscopin’ too! Why all this video streamin’? We needed to get the Emerald Isle closer to Dallas because we featured Irish Poet Brendan McCormack! And what a feature it was…

As Swirve started their jazzy madness, the crowd found their way into and filled the VIP lounge with their heads boppin’ and their fingers snappin’. As the last notes were fading away, hosts Johnny O & MH Clay dropped the movie screen (aka a white sheet hung over a pipe), turned on the camera & projector, and opened up the stage to the mad man across the pond, Brendan Mc Cormack. As his image swayed in the A/C breeze, it was quite reminiscent of the Wizard of Oz. Brendan’s booming voice and Irish brogue, those who witnessed this electric and eclectictic show were mesmorized. If you were there, you know what we mean. If not, well… your loss. But no worries, you can still view it on our Mad Swirl UStream channel.

After a brief intermission, the mic got opened up to the mad ones who filled the Lounge. And what a night of the beat-utifullest poetry and music ensued! 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

Johnny O
MH Clay
Chris Zimmerly

Brendan McCormack

Mad Cast:
Roderick Richardson
Laurie Lynn Lindemeier
Dan Evans
Suza Hep Kat Mama
Kristine Jessup
CJ Critt
Tamitha Curiel
Kelly Cheek
David Crandall

HUGE thanks to Swirve (Chris Curiel, Tamitha Curiel, & Gerard Bendiks) 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!

And as always, big THANKS to the patron saint of the loco local mad ones, Kevin, owner of Absinthe Lounge, who has given 124 reasons to give him all the mad props and love that we do!

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.

We look forward to ALL the m-adventures to come! Stay tuned…

Comments 1

  1. Hem Raj Bastola

    I m a jail
    On a heil
    Kissing to a temple bell
    Can not recharge a cell.

    Echo can not grow
    I m on the go,
    I am sad, so bad
    Dirty walking mad.
    Drinking nicotine
    Tar on my lungs inhale
    Patchin my mad
    Unsocial i became.

    In a stage of:
    Inebriated light
    My mind dazzle
    Lighthouse, its halo.
    Oceans are churned
    By sailing ships.
    It is mad time to explore
    Churn our mind
    And bring into light
    Our vocation.

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