Wednesday, May 27, 2009

Late May, 09

D nuggs,

What is it with sports in Denver? Guess you gotta love a team called Nuggets with a star player named Melo. Mile high madness is upon us yet again. Come check out the fifth game of the semi-finals this Wednesday night (5/27) on the big screen with the Clamdaddys providing the soundtrack.

And Friday night, we've got a jazz band called Baseless Accusations as soundtrack to game six. Then after the game, around 9:30pm, we're gonna dance hard to Irie Still to celebrate the win. If you've never heard Irie Still they are a super fun high energy African Reggae Band. We'll have 2 for 1 Red Stripes on special all night to toast the Nuggets best season ever. And you gotta check out the awesome poster Matt Dougherty just put together for this night at

Sunday night, if there is a seventh game, we'll have it on it on during salsa too. And note to salseros: our floors have been fixed expressly for your dancing ease. Come give the new and improved floor a spin.

Thursday night, no basketball game, but I bet the Geeks Who Drink will sneak a few nuggets in the trivia quiz. After the trivia at 9pm Jade Day from Austin Texas is playing a special gig. $5.

Saturday day we have a belly dance swap from 1-5pm. Along with shopping there will be events, discussions, mini workshops and fashion shows. Always fun with Phoenix. See full schedule for event here.

Saturday night we have a very special show put together by our old friends, the strange angry lounge band The Inactivists. A little background. Scot Livingston, the lead singer of the Inactivists, met his fiancee, Michelle, at the D Note. Therefore they are having their wedding reception at the D Note, with a full night of twisted music provided by many guests including My Mourning Sickness and Yerkish. You are all invited to the madness and love. We're proud to be a part of it. $5.


Chauncy D

Extra Credit: Robert Frost continues to be a surprise. His poems are so common in their popularity, it's easy to forget how uncommonly good they are. Here's a beaut we came across in Harold Bloom's anthology "The Best Poems of The English Language". The last four lines just keep unfolding...

The Oven Bird

There is a singer everyone has heard,
Loud, a mid-summer and a mid-wood bird
Who makes the solid tree trunks sound again.
He says that leaves are old and that for flowers,
Mid-summer is to spring as one to ten.
He says the early petal-fall is past
When pear and cherry bloom went down in showers
On sunny days a moment overcast;
And comes that other fall we name the fall.
He says the highway dust is over all.
The bird would cease and be as other birds
But that he knows in singing not to sing.
The question that he frames in all but words
Is what to make of a diminished thing.

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