Wednesday, August 20, 2008

mid to late August, ought eight

D terminators,

What a tiny little thing it is, this moment. So forgettable. You'll forget it in a few seconds. Yet this moment will form an integral part of where you are a few seconds later, not to mention where you will be for the rest of eternity. Each second is a potential minefield of possibility. It's telescopically enormous, this tiny moment. No pressure or anything.

Get thee to the D Note. Tonight, Wednesday, August 20, the ever loving Clamdaddys.

Tomorrow night there are some teen singers at 6pm that go by the name Dynamix. Free.

Then at 7:30 there is a benefit for Arvada Middle School with the band Alright Alright. About this band Alright Alright. WOW! You must click on the link right now and listen to the first song "Orion". Amazing what falls into our laps. $7, with the proceeds going to a good cause.

Friday night we have The Saurus at 7pm. This band is jazzy hip hop funk. They recently won a new band competition at Dazzle. Check 'em out. $5.

At 9pm Friday we have the return of DJ Hot To Death. Click on the link and listen to "Pop it Like Kanye". This guy is just the best 80's DJ around, maybe ever. He'll be joined by DJ Goose. We love having these guys and so if you love to dance to 80's music, come support so we can keep them coming back. Disco-Bama! $3.

Saturday night we have another benefit for Bring on the Change Presents, a 501 3 c started by Colorado Lawyers, with a mission to provide educational tools to indigent students to empower the world through education. The music will be provided by Xiren, Hand of Zeus and the power punk of Primasonic. $7, or $5 with donation of 2 technical books. (Xiren has a song on a new VW commercial. Congrats Xiren.)

And not to overload you, but you would be remiss if you missed our next installment of our Deep Listening Series next Tuesday with Boulder Acoustic Society and George Inai, two of the shining stars of the local music scene. $10, 7:30pm. A reminder, The Deep Listening Series presents the best of the world's musicians in a quiet room, no talking. Be there, or be a unilateral four-sided shape.

In other news we are proud to announce the birth of a new family member. Damon Scott will be helping us book shows. Welcome to the D Damon. Amen.

Ever and over,

D bilitators

Extra Credit: So many poems, so little time. Strike that, reverse it. We googled "poem + moment" to see if we could find a poem that fit the theme of the preamble of this d-mail. The top google entry was this gem by Margaret Atwood.

The Moment

The moment when, after many years
of hard work and a long voyage
you stand in the centre of your room,
house, half-acre, square mile, island, country,
knowing at last how you got there,
and say, I own this,

is the same moment when the trees unloose
their soft arms from around you,
the birds take back their language,
the cliffs fissure and collapse,
the air moves back from you like a wave
and you can't breathe.

No, they whisper. You own nothing.
You were a visitor, time after time
climbing the hill, planting the flag, proclaiming.
We never belonged to you.
You never found us.
It was always the other way round

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