Notes of Gratitude to the Mad Ones : 09.07.16

Desmene Statum

All we here at Mad Swirl have gots’ta say about this past 1st Wednesday is Awww! OK, we have a LOT more words to share, what with ALL the poets & musicians and pics & links & tags & whatnot’s we gots…

A HUGE shout-out to our NEW mad mic home, Dallas’ badass’d City Tavern!

A HUGER shout-out to our feature, loco local poet, Desmene Statum, who delivered us a one-two poetic punch with a heaping’ helping of some UHhhhh! We never doubted that Dez would rock our worlds and did she ever!

If you couldn’t make it to the show and wish you coulda, here’s some live video of Desmene’s feature set.

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

(click on the pic to get ’em movin’! photos courtesy of Dan “the man” Rodriguez

Desmene Statum

Johnny Olson & MH Clay

Chris Curiel & Tamitha Curiel, Gerard Bendiks

Mad Cast:
Chris Zimmerly
Opalina Salas
John May
Carlos Salas
Reverie Evolving
Gabe Mamola
Aye Nero
Gnadia Wolnisty
Maggie Smith
Elliot Pickens
Eileen Simeonov
Becky Sanvictores
Jen Bochenko
Catie McLain

HUGE thanks to Swirve for taking us to another dimension of time and space on the wings of their jazzy madness!

Thanks to all who came out to the City Tavern & shared this beat-utifullest night of poetry and music with us!

and last but NOT least…

HUGEST thanks to The City Tavern’s proprietor Joshua Florence for blessing us with our new digs and welcoming us mad ones with open arms and giving us a swirl’n space we can call home.

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

Your Mad Googily-Eyed Guy

Interested in Performing?

If you are a mad poet, musician, actor, singer and/or performer (circus freaks and Elvis impersonators always welcome) & live in the Dallas-Fort Worth area, come to Absinthe & strut–yo–stuff.

The show starts at 8:00pm and the mic closes when there's no one left standing.

Come one. Come all. Come to participate. Come to appreciate. Come to be a part of this collective creative love child we affectionately call Mad Swirl.

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Mad Swirl Open Mic at The City Tavern. It's THE place to be on the first Wednesday of the month!

Where Doess This Madness Take Place?

The City Tavern is located at 1402 Main Street • Dallas, TX