First this Sesame Street D D D Dance Video.
Then, as per usual, there is a lot going on this weekend. Party!
Tonight, Thurs, Oct 8, after trivia, we have The Green Screen Effect, a Beastie Boy influenced hip hop/electronica group from Denver. Fun stuff. 9pm. $5.
Friday night we have a fundraiser for Colorado Cross Disabilities Coalition. Starts early with the Clamdaddys at 5pm, then moves into the OC Varmitz, followed by The Flyte Guys. Around 8:30pm there's Sammy Dee Morton, a gifted blues guitarist with a long history, including touring with the great Doug Kershaw for a few years. $10 suggested donation.
At 11pm Friday night we'll have a band called Captain Quirk and The Cosmic Rangers. The nice bit of accidental kismet here is that this band is tied into the phenomenal Phamaly (Physically Handicapped Actors and Musical Artists League) so it dovetails perfectly with the CCDC benefit. Captain Quirk is working on putting together the entirety of Abby Road and will feature several songs from the Beatle's classic Friday night late. $5
Saturday we have one of those unique shows at 4pm which we are so proud to be able to offer. Mohommed Alidu & The Bizung Family from Ghana with special guests from Afro-Fiesta from Congo. Kids will love it. $8 adults, kids free. Come support these musicians and enjoy a great show.
At 7:30pm we have the return of The Lovely & Talented, a great local band with a touch of devotchka, a touch of latin, a bit of tin pan alley and a little tap dancing. $7.
Then at 9:30 we'll have some young cute boy indie bands doing a free show, Regret Night, TShirts For Tomorrow and One Too Many. Free. Fun.
For all you football fans with kids? Come watch the game at the D Note on Sunday while your kids do the Baby Boogie.
Thought I'd give a heads up for Halloween so you can start making plans. On the 17th we'll have a halloween Hafla. Please dress circus/burlesque/goth etc. On the 25th we'll have our annual Salsa Halloween party, with $100 going to best costume. On the 29 we'll have Halloween trivia followed by Without Trees playing Misfits songs. On 30th we have Slo Children, Stonebreaker and Ten Pound Elephant, a thriller dance lesson. The dress code is Dead Celebrities (choose your favorite and come as). On the 31st is Psychozombie Night Of the Dead w/ Redline Rockets, Hillbilly Hellcats and the Hellbound Billies, so polish off your best zombie wear.
See you often,
Extra Credit: Since we're on a roll lately, let us drop another of the great shining poems. This is a fall classic by John Keats, often considered the perfect embodiment of poetic form, intent and effect.
SEASON of mists and mellow fruitfulness,
Close bosom-friend of the maturing sun;
Conspiring with him how to load and bless
With fruit the vines that round the thatch-eves run;
To bend with apples the moss’d cottage-trees,
And fill all fruit with ripeness to the core;
To swell the gourd, and plump the hazel shells
With a sweet kernel; to set budding more,
And still more, later flowers for the bees,
Until they think warm days will never cease,
For Summer has o’er-brimm’d their clammy cells.
Who hath not seen thee oft amid thy store?
Sometimes whoever seeks abroad may find
Thee sitting careless on a granary floor,
Thy hair soft-lifted by the winnowing wind;
Or on a half-reap’d furrow sound asleep,
Drows’d with the fume of poppies, while thy hook
Spares the next swath and all its twined flowers:
And sometimes like a gleaner thou dost keep
Steady thy laden head across a brook;
Or by a cyder-press, with patient look,
Thou watchest the last oozings hours by hours.
Where are the songs of Spring? Ay, where are they?
Think not of them, thou hast thy music too,—
While barred clouds bloom the soft-dying day,
And touch the stubble plains with rosy hue;
Then in a wailful choir the small gnats mourn
Among the river sallows, borne aloft
Or sinking as the light wind lives or dies;
And full-grown lambs loud bleat from hilly bourn;
Hedge-crickets sing; and now with treble soft
The red-breast whistles from a garden-croft;
And gathering swallows twitter in the skies.