Notes of Gratitude to the Mad Ones : 07.01.15

by on July 2, 2015 :: 1 comment

What a night it was in the land of Swirl’n mic Mad-ness this past 1st Wednesday (aka 07.01.15)! 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 introduced our feature act, the musical dynamic duo of Stefan Prigmore & John Kelley. The folk-country tunes they chose to play carried us away! 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

John Kelley & Stefan Prigmore

Mad Cast:
Beat the Poet
Carlos Salas
Kristine Jessup
Roderick Richardson
Opalina Salas
David Crandall
Laurie Lynn Lindemeier
Chris Zimmerly
Paul Konieki
Zach Shrotter
Logen Cure
Cj Critt

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 Christensen, owner of Absinthe Lounge, who has given 125 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

    Hope all the team enjoyed a mad
    meet. I wish i recite my madness too. Though, many thanks for the pieces that i can read online.


    Watching out
    Silence of the mountain
    Whisteling brooks
    And rivers.

    I feel the green
    Surreal flow flow of a hill
    Sitting peaceful,
    My eyes are drinking
    A green aesthetic
    An object
    Beside me cross
    A voice.

    A thought
    In me arise
    and gone,
    A noise:
    Talking himself
    A drunkard.

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