Important Shit

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Independence Tap

3932 W Irving Park Rd

Friday, June 11

7:30 PM

That’s right. We are firing up the Hootenanny Machine again! Stann Champion has been keeping the flame alive by himself on Zoom during the Ordeal (all thanks and praises to him).

Now it’s Michael Hollywood’s turn to do the heavy lifting and host/ringmaster FretKnot Friday LIVE.

Bring your *actual physical self* to Independence Tap to either spectate or participate in this celebration the joyousness of community and of human expression in all its forms.

Musicians, Poets, Storytellers, Standup Comics, Jugglers, Magicians, Dancers— Whatever Ya Got To Share.

First Time Performers Encouraged!

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The Independence Tap is a great space and this night is perfect for working out new material and expanding horizons as an Artist/Performer.

When we host Open Stages we create an atmosphere of respect for all genres of performance where Artists can feel safe and secure. [No stylistic cliquishness OR DISRESPECT allowed!]

Our greatest joy comes from seeing someone perform for the first time or watching an Artist try out a new genre: a Musician doing Storytelling, a Storyteller doing Stand-Up, a Poet playing Music, a Stand-Up reading a poem…

The Place Where The Boundaries Meet & Overlap Is Where True Magic Happens.

And there is nothing like the feeling of opening a door into a new room in the mansion of your soul— SO COME ON DOWN & GO ON UP!!!

“If you’re not part of the solution, you’re part of the problem…!”

John McClane

“You’ve got a full-time job taking care of yourself!”

John Corcoran


It’s not just the Trumpers and low-info dolts who are the cultists.

EVERYBODY in America has been brainwashed in one way or another.

Programmed with bad ideas and bogus thought systems that cloud our sense of reality.

ESPECIALLY the “smart” and/or well-educated people who call themselves Progressives/Liberals/Leftists.

They laugh at all those funny dumb poor people and how their cherished delusions cause them to fall prey to hucksters and grifters and to not see reality.

But their thinking is just as clouded by delusions and insane fantasies- just of a different sort.

Like a rich cocaine addict laughing at a poor crack head.

Yeah, you may APPEAR to have it together because your clothes are nice and your teeth aren’t falling out.

But you’re ingesting the same poison as they are (just in a different & less concentrated form) and your life has spun out of control just as much as theirs.

And you’ll both be dead soon if you don’t stop.