Note of Gratitude to the Mad Ones : 11.06.19

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This past 1st Wednesday of November (aka 11.06.19) Mad Swirl once again whirled up our open mic madness! Once again we did our thang at the historic Top Ten Records! HUGE GRATS to them for opening their arms to us Mad ones & shout out to all you mad poets, performers, artists and musicians who helped swirl us up some googily madness!

This month we celebrated our 15th year of open mic madness! It’s was hard to believe it has been 15 years since we first hosted our event at Absinthe Lounge back in 2004. Such fine Mad mic memories from back then and a whole lotta new ones to make as we venture forward!

Here’s the Mad ones that contributed helped us Swirl-abrate of landmark year by sharing their poetic & musical gifts with us:


Chris Curiel (trumpet)
Carlos Salas (pocket operator)


Johnny Olson
MH Clay
Suza “Hep Kat Mama” Kanon
Chris Zimmerly
Opalina Salas
Paul Sexton
Brett “BA” Ardoin
Devorah Titunik
Tony Robinson
Susan M Duval
Martin Hache
James “Bear” Rodehaver

~ intermission ~

Harry McNabb
Alan Gann
Josh Weir
Colby Charles
Afton Claiborne

Here’s a visual of who was who (HUGE grats to Rosie Lindsey for these mad snaps):

Mad Swirl Open Mic : 11.06.19

Thanks to ALL WHO CAME to support the launch of our creative collaborative love-child & share in this googily, loving, laughing, lasting night of poetry and music!

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

Johnny O

P.S. In case you missed the LIVE feed, your eye can spy on the Swirl’n scenes that was right here…

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