Bloodless Coup at McGee’s Open Mic! Roucaud Tangled in Plot! Obama to Send in Troops!

Dear friends,

I trust you are safe. I write you from prison, where I have been held captive by Irish Parisian political anarchists since my passport was revoked by the Lilliputians of Orleans. My guitar strings have been cut, my tendons clipped, my pint glass shattered into a million little pieces.
In short, I have been forced to resign as host of open mic to prevent further risk to my already tarnished reputation. I had no choice. I thank you all for your support over the past 18 months of my host career.

Conveniently, our ‘friend’ and political subversionist Tory Roucaud, at great profit to her underground activist organization and waterboarding supplies center, will step in and fill the role of host. She will begin her career as La Presidente on the next Sunday, 3 March at 7:30 pm at Ground Zero of the revolution, McGee’s Anarchist Pub.

I shall attempt to communicate to you again before the week is out. Until then, I feel it is dangerous to attempt to pass information to me. Let us all please try to meet as covertly as possible on the above mentioned date. Speak quietly, bring guitars, drink beer, spend money. In short–make it look like nothing has changed at all.

(I’m serious about the guitar–bring your own, as the hostess’s will disappear before the music ends.)
 
Viva la revolucion! Remember the Alamo! Gretzky scores!

Ryan
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No McGee’s open mic this or next Sunday, 6-13 January

Hi all,

Happy New Year!  I hope your holidays were good, if you had any.

Sorry for the late notice but there will be no open mic at McGee’s tomorrow, Sunday, 6 January, or next week, 13 January.

I am in the US for a few weeks, visiting family and eating burritos.

I hope everyone is doing well. See you soon.

Take care,

Ryan

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Open mic, Sunday 4 November, 7:30 pm, McGee’s Stormish Pub

Hi all,

Just returning from a hurricane-lengthened stay in the wet and windy
New York area. I saw lots of wind, rain and horizontal trees.

This Sunday, 4 November, at 7:30 pm we will have our Open Mic at McGee’s.

It has been too long since we last played music together. I look
forward to seeing and hearing all of you.

Jammers very welcome.

Performers usually get time for 3-4 songs and a free drink.

Free wireless for all, as long as you are posting about open mic.

Email in advance if you want to reserve your slot to play–we filled up
once.

Remember: we have this gig on the first Sunday of every
month, with the next two being:

4 November
2 December

Spread the word. Sign up to receive the emails:

https://groups.google.com/forum/?fromgroups#!forum/open-mic-zurich

Location:

http://openmiczurich.wordpress.com/wheres-open-mic-2/

More general info:

http://openmiczurich.wordpress.com/

Hasta pronto,
Ryan

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Apologies: oops I did it again, er, just this once.

Dear all,

I apologize for the Open Mic mix-up this past Sunday at McGee’s. I know a lot of you made efforts to travel a long way, to bring equipment and to just show up and participate in and support our event. The bad timing of popular sports events on the day of our music coupled with conflicting advertising made for a confusing and bad night for music.

Our once a month Sunday nights are special and we won’t let such a mix-up happen again. Your support is greatly valued and music is important. We’ll try to have a make-up October open mic.

Please accept my apologies. See you very soon.

Ryan

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Open mic, Sunday 7 October, 7:30 pm, McGee’s Funkish Pub

See you this Sunday, 7:30ish, McGee’s. Bring your songs, bring your friends.

Jammers very welcome.

Very strong possibility there will be new components to the sound system this time! You will get to see me stumble around ineptly on entirely new equipment!

Performers usually get time for 3-4 songs and a free drink.

Free wireless for all, as long as you are posting about open mic.

Email in advance if you want to reserve your slot to play–we filled up
last time, er, time before last. Ok, it happened twice thrice.

There have been requests for a keyboard. Anyone have one that you
could bring to help the cause?
Or if you know where to buy one for a good deal, please let me know.

Remember: we have this gig on the first Sunday of every
month, with the next three being:

7 October
4 November
2 December

Spread the word. Sign up to receive the emails:

https://groups.google.com/forum/?fromgroups#!forum/open-mic-zurich

Location:

http://openmiczurich.wordpress.com/wheres-open-mic-2/

More general info:

http://openmiczurich.wordpress.com/

Hasta pronto,
Ryan

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Open mic, Sunday, 2 September, 7:30 pm, McGee’s Scottish Pub

See you this Sunday, 7:30ish, McGee’s. Bring your songs, bring your friends.

2 September, 7:30 pm, McGee’s.

Performers usually get time for 3-4 songs and a free drink.

Email in advance if you want to reserve your slot to play–we filled up
last time, er, time before last. Ok, it happened twice.

There have been requests for a keyboard. Anyone have one that you
could bring to help the cause?

Remember: we have this gig on the first Sunday of every
month, with the next two being:

2 September
7 October

Spread the word. Sign up to receive the emails:

https://groups.google.com/forum/?fromgroups#!forum/open-mic-zurich

http://openmiczurich.wordpress.com/

Hasta pronto,
Ryan

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Street party moved to Sunday night at McGee’s! Renamed ‘Open Mic’!

Hi all,

City of Zurich called me to ask if it would be ok to host the Street Party at McGee’s on Sunday night. Instead of djs on trucks with huge woofers, they want me on stage with an acoustic guitar. Who am I to argue with authority?

See you this Sunday, 7:30ish, McGee’s. Bring your songs, bring your friends.

12 August, 7:30 pm, McGee’s.

Email in advance if you want to reserve your slot to play–we filled
up last time time before last.

There have been requests for a keyboard. Anyone have one that you could bring to help the cause?

FYI, after this weekend, we will return to ‘first Sunday of every month’ schedule, with the next two being:

2 September
7 October

Spread the word. Sign up to receive the emails:

https://groups.google.com/forum/?fromgroups#!forum/open-mic-zurich

Hasta pronto,
Ryan

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