Thursday, August 27, 2009

love letter, 8/ 27 09

D noms,

There is another super weekend coming up, with some flamenco, some hawaiin music, some surf punk spaghetti western and more. We are always amazed to see the unique shape and scope each week presents at the D Note.

Tonight, Thurs, Aug 27, after trivia, we have the return of a local band called Little Dead Things. Opening for LDT is Jason Horodyski at 9pm. You know you gotta love a guy who lists only these three influences on his myspace page; Leonard Cohen, Gabriel Garcia Marquez and Charlie Kaufman. Also under "sounds like" Jason's got a Chagall painting. Check out the striking poster for this show on both Myspace pages. $5

Friday night we have a benefit for Colorado Trout Unlimited, an organization dedicated to conserving, protecting, and restoring Colorado's coldwater fisheries and their watersheds. The band is Big Universe, old gold rock and roll. $10 suggested donation.

Saturday we have a crazy beautiful jumble...

First, 4-7pm, we have a Hawaiin celebration. Hawaii, as a state, just turned 50. The statehood of Hawaii is the big five-Oh. Hawaii five-oh! That's younger than your grandma. We have two Hawaiin bands playing, Hawaiin Harmony and Island Blaze (your going to love these guys from Colorado Springs). The truly beautiful thing about Hawaiin music is IT SOUNDS LIKE WHERE IT CAME FROM. $4. Bring the family.

Then at 8pm we have a special flamenco performance. Flamenco Denver presents: "Tablao" w/ Maria Vazquez, Bina Martinez & Geannette Trujillo al baile, Even Romero al toque & Veronica Medina al cante. $15

Then at 9:30pm we have two killer rock bands, first, at 9:30pm, Bluebelle, a psychedelic fuzz pop band, influenced by Billy Childish
The Gories, Fran├žoise Hardy, The Pleasure Seekers, The What Four, Ludella Black, The Hectics, Dressy Bessy, Breezy Porticos, Roger Corman, Carole King, The Rondelles, Howlin' Wolf, The Apples in Stereo, The Seeds, The Drags, The Ramones and Mary Jayne. So if you like any of those bands!

Around 10:30 we'll finally have Get Three Coffins Ready in the house. Even though the guitar player's sister Bobby works at the D Note, it still took us awhile to get these guys to come rock the house, pychobilly surf punk style. Influences: THE VENTURES, THE SHADOWS, MAN..OR ASTRO-MAN?, DAIKAIJU, SATAN'S PILGRIMS, THE GHASTLY ONES, FUGAZI, REFUSED, DEADBOLT, THE SPACE COSSACKS, THE MUMMIES, THE PHANTOM SURFERS, THE FILM SKATERDATE. $5

Stoked about this Saturday night.

D Note's Baby Boogie got a rave review in the new 5280. Check it out on the newstands. Or bring your kids on Sunday, 2-6pm. We'll have a copy for you to read on hand.

Salsa has been off the hook lately. As per usual? This Sunday we have a situation for you to take advantage of: if you come before 7:30pm and eat dinner you get $2 off cover. Lesson 8pm, La Candela 9:30pm.

Next tuesday Jay Ryan will host three SURPRISE song writers in a witty musical conversation. 7pm, $5. After Jay and co we'll try to do something secret.

Next Wedneday, before the Clams, there's a free Drag Blues dance lesson at 7:30pm by Scott Plummer. Drag Blues is such a hot dance. You should learn it. Then the Clamdaddys will get freaky with the dancers. Free. Great date night. Darling, can we go ; )?

Whew, and we're out. Almost.

-D nugget

Extra Credit: Presenting the central six stanzas of William Shakespeare's metaphysical love poem, The Turtle and the Phoenix, the two lovers being him, the mourning (turtle) dove, and her, his Phoenix (Queen Elizabeth? You?). We've been contemplating Shakespeare's use of space... "but in them it were a wonder." Check out the negative capability. New favorite word: concordant.

So they lov'd, as love in twain
Had the essence but in one;
Two distincts, division none:
Number there in love was slain.

Hearts remote, yet not asunder;
Distance, and no space was seen
'Twixt the turtle and his queen;
But in them it were a wonder.

So between them love did shine,
That the turtle saw his right
Flaming in the phoenix' sight:
Either was the other's mine.

Property was thus appall'd,
That the self was not the same;
Single nature's double name
Neither two nor one was call'd.

Reason, in itself confounded,
Saw division grow together;
To themselves yet either-neither,
Simple were so well compounded
That it cried how true a twain
Seemeth this concordant one!
Love hath reason, reason none
If what parts can so remain.

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