Friday, August 8, 2008

mid to late June, ought eight

Gold D Locks,

There's gold in that thar hill, the one that rises up above the Costco and Home Depot and the endless strip malls, a hill with a grand view of Downtown Denver and the Colorado Plain beyond. The gold upon that thar hill is the music; the live music happening at Bliss, Olde Town Pickin' Parlour, Fiori flowers, 12 Volt Tavern and, of course D Note. And you can mine for all the musical gold you can carry this weekend at Goldstrike Festival. There will be music flowing out of every crook and nanny.

Here's the line up Saturday; noon JD Cordle, 1pm Ten Percent Genius (drum ensemble), 2pm Potcheen Folk Band, 4pm Jared Johnson Trio, 5pm The Clamdaddys, 6pm Dinner Hour Delight with Ken and Amanda from Quillion, 7pm Jessica Sonner (did you see her on the cover of last week's Westword?), 8pm Something Underground, 9:30pm Angie Stevens and The Beautiful Wreck. $7 cover after 7pm. Man, that's quite a line up our gal Danielle helped put together there. Gold star for her.

Sunday because of Goldstrike there will be no Baby Boogie. We'll have music all day. 11:30 am, OTC Varmitz. 12:45 Doc Rhythm, 1:30pm Joseph Barton Trio, 2pm Jay Ryan, 3pm Steve Edmonson, 4pm Kate LeRoux and 9pm La Candela. We go at music hard all year, but never harder than we do during Goldstrike festival.

Friday night we have a great line up too, starting at 7:30pm, bands culled from the Westword Showcase, Tyler Ward, Lazyface and Some Random Band. Only $5. There will also be a slave auction and womanless beauty pageant too during the night to benefit Cruise For a Cure. This a good cause, helps folks dying with cancer to get a chance to take a cruise and swim with dolphins and have some fun. We hope to raise enough to send at least two women.

And tomorrow night the ever popular FACE. Show up early (6ish) to secure a seat. $10

Next Tuesday, June 24, at 8pm is the second installment of our Deep Listening Series. This one features Dave Beegle. Dave is a musical legend around these parts for good reason. If you don't know the reason, just click on his name and listen to a track or two. Our Deep Listening Series is the last Tuesday of every month and starting at 8pm we ask for no talking in the room in order to be able to fully appreciate some of the best musicians in the world. The first one with Trace Bundy was fantastic and we expect no less from this one. $10.

Note, tonight, Wednesday, June 18, we are not having DeWayn Brothers after Clamdaddys. That'll be happening mid July instead.

Please join us soon for some solid gold hits,

D doo run run

Extra Credit: We were reading the 66th verse of the Tao Te Ching this morning and came upon the phrase, "Those desiring to lead must follow." This sounded familiar and then we remembered it was "borrowed" by poet Robert Hunter for the Grateful Dead song "Ripple". The song also has a reference to gold, so it is ringer for the poem this week.


If my words did glow with the gold of sunshine
And my tunes were played on the harp unstrung,
Would you hear my voice come through the music,
Would you hold it near as it were your own?

It's a hand-me-down, the thoughts are broken,
Perhaps they're better left unsung.
I don't know, don't really care
Let there be songs to fill the air.

Ripple in still water,
When there is no pebble tossed,
Nor wind to blow.

Reach out your hand if your cup be empty,
If your cup is full may it be again,
Let it be known there is a fountain,
That was not made by the hands of men.

There is a road, no simple highway,
Between the dawn and the dark of night,
And if you go no one may follow,
That path is for your steps alone.

Ripple in still water,
When there is no pebble tossed,
Nor wind to blow.

You who choose to lead must follow
But if you fall you fall alone,
If you should stand then who's to guide you?
If I knew the way I would take you home.

La dee da da da, La da da da da, Da da da, Da da, Da da da da da...

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