Note of Gratitude to the Mad Ones : 12.01.21

by on December 3, 2021 :: 0 comments

If you joined Mad Swirl Open Mic this past 1st Wednesday of December (aka 12.01.21) at our OC home, Barbara’s Pavillion, you know that we celebrated the Swirl-tide season by whirlin’ up the Swirl and gettin’ the Mad mic opened for all you Mad ones out there! Here’s a shout out to all who graced our stage (LIVE & VIRTUAL) …

The Best of Mad Swirl : 11.27.21

by on November 28, 2021 :: 0 comments

“I am happy to have some friends here in the kitchen.” Charles Olson ••• The Mad Gallery ••• Woods Behind the House ~ Tony Gentry To see all of Tony’s mad pics, as well as our other former featured artists (over 50 in total), take a virtual stroll thru Mad Swirl’s Mad Gallery! ••• The Poetry Forum ••• This past week …

Mad Swirl Open Mic : 12.01.21

by on November 24, 2021 :: 0 comments

Join Mad Swirl this 1st Wednesday of December (aka 12.01.21) when we’ll once again be doin’ the open mic voodoo that we do do at our OC home, BARBARA’S PAVILLION! (and celebrating 17 year of open mic madness!) Starting at 7:30pm, hosts Johnny O & MH Clay will kick off these open mic’n Mad Swirl’n festivities with some musical grooves brought …

The Best of Mad Swirl : 11.20.21

by on November 21, 2021 :: 0 comments

“Appreciation is a wonderful thing: It makes what is excellent in others belong to us as well.” Voltaire ••• The Mad Gallery ••• Rooted Mushroom ~ Tony Gentry To see all of Tony’s mad pics, as well as our other former featured artists (over 50 in total), take a virtual stroll thru Mad Swirl’s Mad Gallery! ••• The Poetry Forum ••• …

The Best of Mad Swirl : 10.31.21 – 11.13.21

by on November 14, 2021 :: 0 comments

“Don’t judge each day by the harvest you reap but by the seeds that you plant.” Robert Louis Stevenson ••• The Mad Gallery ••• Three-Minded Oak and Barn ~ Tony Gentry Mad Swirl is pleased to once again welcome Tony Gentry back to the Mad Gallery with some of his chilling black and white photographs. This collection consists of photos he …

Another Mad Review: Hesitancies

by on November 8, 2021 :: 2 comments

Hesitancies by Sanjeev Sethi CLASSIX (July, 2021) Available at Amazon I read Hesitancies, front to back, for the first time while on vacation in the first half of August. We were relaxing in the Caribbean and reading this collection fell right into the easy groove of random associations; tied to sun, sand, rum-based beverages, and introspection. I have read it …

New Featured Artist : Tony Gentry

by on November 5, 2021 :: 2 comments

Mad Swirl is pleased to once again welcome Tony Gentry back to the Mad Gallery with some of his chilling black and white photographs. This collection consists of photos he took along the trail near a correctional facility in Virginia, where he lives. And even without knowing that, you can just kind of… tell. The photos are simple yet haunting, …

Note of Gratitude to the Mad Ones : 11.03.21

by on November 4, 2021 :: 0 comments

If you joined Mad Swirl Open Mic this past 1st Wednesday of November (aka 11.03.21) at our OC home, Barbara’s Pavillion, you know that we celebrated our 17th year by whirlin’ up the Swirl and gettin’ the Mad mic opened for all you Mad ones out there! Here’s a shout out to all who graced our stage (LIVE & VIRTUAL) …

The Best of Mad Swirl : 10.30.21

by on October 31, 2021 :: 0 comments

••• The Mad Gallery ••• Harass (1) ~ Thomas Riesner To see all of Thomas’ wicked squiggles & scribbles, as well as our other former featured artists (over 50 in total), take a virtual stroll thru Mad Swirl’s Mad Gallery! ••• The Poetry Forum ••• This past week on Mad Swirl’s Poetry Forum… we were schooled to be fooled; we went …

The Best of Mad Swirl : 10.23.21

by on October 24, 2021 :: 0 comments
I want to speak, to sing to total strangers. It's my way of talking to the world. Adrian Mitchell

••• The Mad Gallery ••• Caution (1) ~ Thomas Riesner To see all of Thomas’ wicked squiggles & scribbles, as well as our other former featured artists (over 50 in total), take a virtual stroll thru Mad Swirl’s Mad Gallery! ••• The Poetry Forum ••• This past week on Mad Swirl’s Poetry Forum… we made from life enough of escapades from …