A couple of things to pass along:
1. We're gonna start doing a free blues swing dance lesson once a month before the Clamdaddys start at 7:30pm. The first one will be next Wednesday and will feature Lindy Hop and Jitterbug. Subsequent lessons will be on the first Wednesday of every month starting September 2. Yes!
2. We have now joined the addictive twitter universe. If you are in a fellow twit then follow us at DNOTETWEETS and we'll follow you back. If you haven't tried it, check it out. It's fun. We are also on Facebook now too and would love to have you there as a friend. You can see our Facebook page here and check out the oh so clever poster that Matt Dougherty did for the show this coming Friday, Aug 7.
Why is the poster so clever? Because it depicts King Friday from Mr. Rogers, who was a king named after a day, and playing THIS Friday is a great local band called King For A Day. The mind reels. Playing with KFAD is Chella Negro (starting the show at 7pm), The Dave Boylan Band and The Hot Robots. If you check out myspace pages for KFAD and THR you'll see two more cool posters done for this show. $5
Saturday we have a benefit for the Denver Family Institute, which helps provide mental health care to low income families. A "surprise" reggae band will be opening up (because of contractual agreements elsewhere we can't formally advertise their name) and a dance groove band called Clusterfunk will play around 9pm. $10 suggested donation. We love nothing more than nights we can dance and help those in need out at the same time.
Tonight, Thurs, Aug. 6, at 6:30pm we have Trivia. Have you tried the Geeks Who Drink Trivia yet at the D Note? It's addictive and lots of fun. For those of you with young kids keep in mind that is PG 13. After GWD we have a local band called Mohney and The Groove Machine making their first appearance at the D Note. $5
Extra Credit: It's been awhile since we had any Rainer Maria Rilke in this newsletter and we miss him. How about one if his classics then, superbly translated by Stephen Mitchell.
The Sonnets to Orpheus: XIII
Be ahead of all parting, as though it already were
behind you, like the winter that has just gone by.
For among these winters there is one so endlessly winter
that only by wintering through it all will your heart survive.
Be forever dead in Eurydice-more gladly arise
into the seamless life proclaimed in your song.
Here, in the realm of decline, among momentary days,
be the crystal cup that shattered even as it rang.
Be-and yet know the great void where all things begin,
the infinite source of your own most intense vibration,
so that, this once, you may give it your perfect assent.
To all that is used-up, and to all the muffled and dumb
creatures in the world's full reserve, the unsayable sums,
joyfully add yourself, and cancel the count.