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On 04.02.08 we called all you mad ones, beatniks, hipsters & ca-razy cats out there to dig on the Mad Swirling Open Mic action at Absinthe Lounge and you came...in record numbers!

30!, yes 30! wailin’ poets, musicians, rappers and a couple miscellaneous mad ones for good measure came gatherin' 'round to turn the mic on!

Swirve started wailin’ & playin’ ’round 8:00. Your mad host Johnny O and April's guest co-hostess with the mostest Opalina Salas woke the mic up ’round 8:45-ish & the mic closed when we run out of gas & it was time to cut out.

Mad Swirling gratitude to ALL you mad ones who made this past 1st Wednesday one for the record books, both in numbers and in the levels of intense insanity...

1st Mad Round:

Johnny O
Opalina Salas
Paul Sexton
Daniel Candiotta
Chris Zimmerly
Gordon Higers
Josh Weir
Desmene Statum
Ledroc Smith
Roderick Richardson
John Kelley
Audacious
Jolee Cloudy
Joey Cloudy
Michael Clay

2nd Mad Round:

Mister Natural
Stefan
Kerseymere
Michael Anthony Lagocki
Tim Thomason
Max Earl Blair
Gomez
Wesley
Poet Echo
Amy
Suzanne
Crystal
Jennifer
Johnny Big
Todd Buckley

Huge Mad Swirling gratitudes to Swirve's amazing wailin' trumpeter Chris Curiel, anachronistic vocalist Tamitha Curiel & mad man G-Man Gerard Bendiks on skins for setting the tone, the rhythm, the momentum & for keeping us movin' & groovin' all night long!

And, as always, the deepest grats to Absinthe Lounge owner Kevin & the fine Lounge staffers, for keeping the light on for us mad ones.

Did we say AUDIO? No? Well now we did! Huge thanks to the maddest mad man Chris Zimmerly for the audio proof of the insanity that was this past month's mad swirl open mic night. Click the links below to get an ear-full of some of the mad ones on mic:

Opening / Johnny O 1 2 3 / Opalina Salas 1 2 3 / Paul Sexton 1 2 3 / Daniel Candiotta 1 2 / Chris Zimmerly 1 / Gordon Hilgers 1 2 3 / Josh Weir 1 2 3 / Desmene Statum 1 2 3 / Ledroc Smith 1 / Roderick Richardson 1 / John Kelley 1 2 3 / Audacious 1 2 / Jolee Cloudy 1 / Joey Cloudy 1

where's this madness take place?

Absinthe Lounge is located
in the SouthSide on Lamar building.



1409 South Lamar Street • Dallas, TX 75215
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