Wednesday, October 29, 2008

halloween, election, ought eight

D cor,

Have you ever noticed that we almost never bring up politics in this newsletter? This is not easy as we often have politics on the brain, but in the realm of the D Note we try to transcend personal differences. (Hmm, this actually sounds like the rhetoric of a certain presidential candidate we know but aren't publicly endorsing.) If fighting is your thing there are better establishments. We'd rather dance. This reminds us of a story we once heard in which best friends Jimmy Stewart, a die-hard republican, and Henry Fonda, a staunch democrat, broke out into a fist fight over a dinner argument. The two didn't talk for a year, but then they missed each other and became friends once more, agreeing to never discuss politics again. However, we'll be happy to discuss politics with you, next Tuesday, Nov 4, at the D Note, as we gather around with our sponsors, PeaceJam, and watch the election results together. We encourage the McCain/Palin fans to make it out, especially, as they were outnumbered at our debate parties. Should a dance break out there will be live bands playing: Altitudes and The Damon Scott Vibe. Both bands encourage people to bring instruments and play along. Should be the best election night ever!

Wow, we're so swept up in election fever that we almost forgot about our favorite holiday. This Thursday Quillion is having a halloween show, with Denver School of Music opening. Quillion is a band made up of friends of the D, and they will rock you like a hurricane full of hobgoblins. $5

Friday night we have the 4th annual Halloween show featuring the Wendy Woo Trio and The Reals. We defy you to have more fun on halloween this year than we will be. The theme, if you care to be a joiner, is old school halloween, ghosts, goblins, ghouls, etc. Dyxlesic Dinosaurs will play at 6p, Slo Children, featuring ourselves, will play an entirely halloween based set at 6:45p (kids welcome), then Wendy, then The Reals. And there will be costume contests. $10. Should be the best halloween ever!

Saturday night we'll have our friends Angus Mohr, a Scottish highland version of rock and roll, replete with bagpipes. Samhain is the celtic version of halloween. Peace, Love, Jigs and Reels will open the show. $12. Should be the best Samhain ever!

Tough choices. We hope you can make them all.

Ah yes, before we forget, a little birdie asked us to tell you Hazel Miller's coming for a special Thanksgiving show November 28. And we may as well mention that Otis Taylor is coming back Dec. 13 too.



extra credit: Shakespeare, to heighten the mood...

Double, double toil and trouble;
Fire burn and caldron bubble.
Fillet of a fenny snake,
In the caldron boil and bake;
Eye of newt and toe of frog,
Wool of bat and tongue of dog,
Adder's fork and blind-worm's sting,
Lizard's leg and howlet's wing,
For a charm of powerful trouble,
Like a hell-broth boil and bubble.

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