Tuesday, June 16, 2009

early to mid June, 09

D liberators,

We begin this d-mail with a loud thunder crack. This isn't meant metaphorically (at least not that we know of), but just to say that as we began to write this we heard an actual thunder crack so loud you can still hear it reverberating off the mountains. Also, we just noticed that every time lightning flashes the radio station goes static. Here comes the rain.

Thursday night after trivia we have J Mitch and The Electric Switch at 9:30pm. These guys are a good example of musical mixology. Old style blues shuffle morphs into Sublime style rap. Listen to a couple tunes and fall into the groove. $5.

Friday night we have a lot of music happening. First at 6:30pm we'll have 40 Gallon Still doing a beautiful job with traditional bluegrass harmonies and finger-picking. Then The Triptones will play around 8:30pm putting an emphasis to the "blues" in bluegrass. These guys are not only excellent local players, but good people too. At 10pm we have Junk Drawer, a rifftastic indie blues rock band. Check out the magnificent "Gold Beard" song on their myspace page for a taste. Batting cleanup at 11pm will be an acoustic set from local Tool influenced metal band Disaffected. $5

Saturday night we have our old friends The Otone Brass Band back in the house (finally). Hard to say enough good things about this energetic and soulful brass band. If you've heard them, you know. If you haven't, now's the time. Those of you that know the leader of Otone, Aden Harrell, should know this: Aden just got married! Congrats Aden! Come help Aden celebrate. $7

At 9pm we have a Zydeco legend, Lil Pookie, from Louisiana. Listen to "Return Of The Mack" on his Myspace page and try not to move. This is an event put together by the Colorado Friends of Zydeco and Cajun, and they always bring us a highly danceable and fun show. $10. We feel fortunate to be part of this corner of the world music community.

Next weekend we have Goldstrike festival, including Velvet Elvis and Brent Loveday on Saturday night, June 20, and a salsa band from L.A. on Sunday night, June 21, called Lucky 7.

See ya soon,

D bilitator

Extra Credit: Last week we had a poem by Leonard Cohen. Just because he is so great let us have another...


The birds they sang
at the break of day
Start again
I heard them say
Don't dwell on what
has passed away
or what is yet to be.

Ah the wars they will
be fought again
The holy dove
She will be caught again
bought and sold
and bought again
the dove is never free.

Ring the bells that still can ring
Forget your perfect offering
There is a crack in everything
That's how the light gets in.

We asked for signs
the signs were sent:
the birth betrayed
the marriage spent
Yeah the widowhood
of every government --
signs for all to see.

I can't run no more
with that lawless crowd
while the killers in high places
say their prayers out loud.
But they've summoned, they've summoned up
a thundercloud
and they're going to hear from me.

Ring the bells that still can ring ...

You can add up the parts
but you won't have the sum
You can strike up the march,
there is no drum
Every heart, every heart
to love will come
but like a refugee.

Ring the bells that still can ring
Forget your perfect offering
There is a crack, a crack in everything
That's how the light gets in.

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