Note of Gratitude to the Mad Ones : 03.04.20


This past 1st Wednesday of March (aka 03.04.20) Mad Swirl whirled up our open mic madness! Once again we did our thang at the historic Top Ten Records!

HUGE GRATS to Lily Taylor at TTR for welcoming us Mad ones these past few months. Our time there has been mighty fine and we wouldn’t “trade” it for anything. But those mad “winds” are blowing us in a new direction starting April 1st (no fooling!) Stay tuned for more news on that…

A huge shout out to all you mad poets, performers, artists and musicians who helped swirl us up some googily madness!

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


Chris Curiel (trumpet)
MH Clay (harmonica)


Johnny O
MH Clay
Opalina Salas
Carlos Salas
Alan Gann
James Barrett Rodehaver
Josh Weir
Imelda Aguirre
Quinn Loach
Harry Mcnabb
Tamitha Curiel
Tony Robinson
Max Morris
Thomas Cantu

Thanks to ALL WHO CAME to support our creative collaborative love-child & share in this 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…

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.

Got questions? E-mail us at for further details that may not be listed here.

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