Thursday, November 5, 2009

D Note letter, 11/5/9

D notary

Hey there. How are you? We hope you feel as incredibly fantastic as we know you actually are.

This a beautiful weekend coming up, full of new art, music, a fundraiser and a focus on diverse community. Check it out:

Tonight, Thursday November 5, 9pm, after trivia, we have a couple local bands, Fighting for the Universe, acoustic rock trio with sounds of Jimmy Eat World, John Mayer, Foo Fighters, & Counting Crows. The Bottom Line - Denver/Colorado Springs, CO - Featuring Phil Taylor (of American Idol), up front and vocally flawless, backed by a rock solid band that plays everything from Maroon 5 to Jack Johnson. $5

Friday night we have our annual fundraiser for Intercambio de Comunidades. This is a non-profit organization that offers English as a Second Language classes to adult students in Denver. The mission is to build respectful communities and broaden opportunities for immigrants through language education, cultural exchange, and friendship. There will be lots of dancing so if you are looking for some Salsa mixed with some Merengue, Bachata and Reggaeton then you are in luck. DJ Diablo will be spinning all night. There will be a latin dance lesson at 9p. There will also be a silent auction. $12 suggested donation. It is also Monica D's birthday and she will be there and would enjoy a birthday spanking from you!

Saturday night at 6pm we have the second installment of Telling Stories. Hard to describe this series, but, from our perspective, it is phenomenal. Basically several talented classical musicians perform with local writers. The theme for this installment is something old, something new. Here's the program: The “old”: Alaunde Copley-Woods, flute, plays “Les Folies d’Espagne” by Marin Marias. More “old”: Leah Biber clarinet, and the Meo String Quartet perform Mozart’s Quintet for Clarinet and Strings, first movement. The “new”: Luke Wachter and Dean Hirschfield play “Three Moods of Two Percussionists” by David Mancini, 1st movement. And some more “new”: Jennie Dorris, marimba, Leah Biber, clarinet, and Chris Jusell, violin, play “When the Smoke clears” by Barbara White. Essays read by Dave Burdick, Megan Quinn, and Jeanine Fritz. I've read Burdick and always dig his humor. And Megan Quinn just so happens to write for Arvada Mile High News. $10

At 8:30pm we have an art opening for Benjamin Coleman w/ Pawn Ticket Trio, Junk Drawer and After The War. First time for Pawn Ticket Trio at D Note. It's more than a trio and they are cool, loungy and horny, with influences from Abba to Zappa. Junk Drawer is a local band we've had before and dig, the bluesier side of Ween. After The War is a new band with members from The Pinkoes.

Next Friday night we have Flamenco at 7pm and next Saturday we have The Beard and Mustache Showdown with The Clamdaddys, Wonderlic, The West and Wisebird. Start waxing your stash now.


D man

Extra credit: We recently found a great little book of riddles. There is a long tradition of riddles as poems. We'll buy a drink for the first to get any of the following riddles (without cheating!) We'll give the answers next week.

1. In marble walls as white as milk,
Lined with skin as soft as silk,
Within a fountain crystal clear,
A golden apple doth appear.
No doors there are to this stronghold,
Yet thieves break in and steal the gold.

2. A bright red flower he wears on his head;
His beautiful coat needs no thimble nor thread;
And though he's fearsome, I'll have you know
Ten thousand doors open when he says no!

2. What is that which goes up the hill
And down the hill,
And of all yet standeth still?

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