D light of the world,
THIS WEEKEND. WOWSERS.
There's a lot of really great things happening, beginning with tonight, Thursday, Sept. 24. After Trivia, at 9pm, we have a CD release for Molina Soleil and Aju. Because their bio is so interesting we're gonna quote it here for you...
"Molina Soleil & Aju’s genre-bending style is pure fusion. The bold and eclectic duo blends cultures, languages, and artistic styles, pairing masculine and feminine energies, water and fire. Molina Soleil is a nationally acclaimed poet, emcee and performance artist from a blue-collar Mexicano/Chicano background. Molina’s savvy, streetwise lyrics reflect his sense of social responsibility. Molina is a first-generation college student who graduated from law school in 2006. He chose to forgo a career in law and follow his passion, working tirelessly as an artist, educator, and youth advocate. Molina has performed at hundreds of events in clubs, cafes, parks, community centers, universities and public schools. Molina has shared the stage with artists like Saul Williams and the Flobots./ Aju is a human bridge, gypsy traveler, poet, dancer, and vocalist who spent the first half of her life in Japan. Aju weaves her verbal repertoire of five languages into soulful verses that reflect her hybrid cultural upbringing and distinct artistic flare. As a poet and presenter, Aju is a candid divine feminine voice; her emerging body of work focuses on her experiences as an Asian-American woman, as well as her concerns for human rights and the global environment. "
Tomorrow night we have benefit for Elana Rogers, a local musician very much tied into the scene. Those ties will be apparent on Friday night as Something Underground, Tempa and The Tantrums, The Demon Funkies, Naor Nave and the Melanie Susuras Band come to rock the D Note to help raise funds for Elana's medical bills. That's a lot of incredible music coming together for a beautiful reason. We love this community. If you need an uplift in your life you will get it at the D Note on Friday night. $10 suggested donation. Also, check out the elegantly beautiful poster Matt Dougherty put together for this show on Elana's website.
Saturday we have the return of Paul Green's School Of Rock and this time the kids are doing all Rolling Stones. There is a show at 1pm and 5pm. $8. These kids make the classics feel young again. Time is on their sides.
Starting at 8pm on Saturday we have an alternative country vibe for the night, first with ramshackle freak folk out from Seattle WA, The Foghorns, then with country rock of local veterans Tequila Mockingbird and ending the night the psychobilly surf music of Whiskey Throttle. $5.
Sunday at 4pm we have a special Baby Boogie treat, Aden Harrell and friends are going to do a free show for the kids. Aden is working a bunch of amazing new kids songs that are gonna sweep the nation. Aden Harrell will undoubtedly delight your child.
Finally, we want to remind you to work on your beard and mustache design and execution for the first annual Beard And Mustache Showdown coming November 14.
Who could ask for more?
Extra Credit: The poet Jim Carroll died a few weeks ago. They made Jim's autobiographical novel "The Basketball Diaries" into a movie starring Leonardo DiCaprio. And Jim's also famous for a song he recorded in the seventies, "People Who Died". And now Jim himself is a person who has died. Jim wrote some great poetry. Here's two. The Frank mentioned in the second is the poet Frank O'hara, Jim's favorite poet.
from "8 Fragments For Kurt Cobain"
If only you hadn't swallowed yourself into a coma in Roma...
You could have gone to Florence
And looked into the eyes of Bellinni or Rafael's Portraits
Perhaps inside them
You could have found a threshold back to beauty's arms
Where it all began...
No matter that you felt betrayed by her
That is always the cost
As Frank said,
Of a young artist's remorseless passion
Which starts out as a kiss
And follows like a curse