Notes of Gratitude to the Mad Ones : 04.04.18

by April 5, 2018 0 comments

This past 1st Wednesday of April (aka 04.04.18) Mad Swirl​ stirred it up again! As always, we opened the mic up to all you mad poets, performers, artists and musicians and as always, we swirled us up a mighty fine night!

Here’s a shout out to all who graced us with your words, your songs, your divine madness…

Mad Swirl Open Mic : 04.04.18(click to start the slideshow : photos courtesy of Rob Dyer & David Parham)


Johnny O
MH Clay


Swirve (with special guest Aaron Gonzalez)

Live Art:

Edward Hatter

Mad Mic Cast:

Johnny O
MH Clay
Elliot Pickens
Rob Dyer
Opalina Salas
Brett Ardoin
Joshua Balis
Carlos Salas
Elliott Hill
Christopher Calle
Jack Ritter
Chris Zimmerly
Poetry Teacher
Desmene Statum
Aaron Gonzalez
Josh Battenhorse

GREAT BIG thanks to Swirve (Chris Curiel​ ~ trumpet; Gerard Beniks ~ Skins; Aaron Gonzelez ~ bass) for stirring the Swirl the best way in the world!

More HUGE thanks to City Tavern​’s Thad Kuiper & Noble Tse for makin’ our stay most righteous.

And lastly, but never leastly, thanks to all who came out to the Tavern & shared this loving, laughing, lasting night of poetry and music with us!

May the madness swirl your way! ’til next 1st Wednesday…

Last Swirl in the Tavern by Edward Hatter
(painted LIVE during Mad Swirl Open Mic)

P.S. In case you missed the LIVE feedS, it’s not too late to be a fly on the wall. Check it out in all its LIVE glory right here…



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