Thursday, December 31, 2009

NYE newsletter

D tastic,

This will be our last newsletter of the aughts. Best/worst name we've heard for the last decade? The naughties. Best/worst name we've heard for the next decade? The one-ders.

We put away the naughties and kick off the one-ders tonight, Thursday, Dec. 31, with all the oomph of Pete Townshend's signature guitar playing windmill maneuver. We've got the Phamaly (Physically Handicapped Actors and Musical Artist's League) band Captain Quirk playing the entire soundtrack of the Who's Tommy from 10pm to midnight. This show is an encore of the show Phamaly put together as a fundraiser last year. So many people asked for a second show that they approached us about doing a show on NYE and we loved the idea. Captain Quirk will do a dance set before and after Tommy so come prepared. (For future note, Captain Quirk is also going to recreate Abbey Road at the D Note on April 30.) At 6pm we will have the Cameron Hicks quartet to start the night out right. $15

Tomorrow, Friday, day one of twenty ten, we have a CD release for Mono Verde. Mono Verde is one of our most favorite bands in the world, a latin reggae band influenced by many different cultures. The CD will be great, but this band is best heard live. Baila! Opening will be The Pawn Ticket Trio, another local favorite, doing lounge versions of everything from Abba to Zappa. $7.

Saturday we have After Babylon, an able cover band, playing at 4pm, bring the family. Free! At 7:30pm our friend Ptomaine Tommy put together an interestingly eclectic show.
He says, "The Everhopefuls for one set about 45 minutes starting around 7:30 pm. They are folk music. The big universe for one set of about 1 hour maybe a little longer starting around 8:30 pm, Jazz and Blues maybe some rock and roll.The Pan Handle Daddyz starting about 10 for about 1.5 to 2 hours depending on the crowd, country western swing band." Thanks Tommy, Sounds like fun. $7.

Next Tuesday we have a special fundraiser. Here's the deets: " Learn Salsa Dancing and Save Lives! Tuesday January 5th at 7:00pm join us for a fun evening including a salsa lesson for beginners, performances by skilled salsa couples, open dancing, door prizes, cash bar/food. Salsa Lesson: 7:30-8:30pm with Joseph Snowhawk. Open Dancing: until close with DJ Nelson. Donation: $25 requested donation per person for the evening and door prizes. Benefit Nonprofit: Kick Start My Heart is a local nonprofit foundation who raises funds to provide Automated External Defibrillators (AEDs), emergency training and cardiovascular wellness education at local schools and sports facilities, specifically to benefit in the event of traumatic heart conditions. Nationwide, over 5,000 to 7,000 children and young adults die each year from cardiac issues. In most cases, their lives could have been saved by Cardiopulmonary Resuscitation (CPR) and a portable AED. Athletic children are particularly susceptible to sudden cardiac arrest, but people of all ages can experience traumatic, life-threatening heart events. 300,000 people die in the US from Sudden Cardiac Arrest (SCA) every year killing more than HIV/AIDS, breast cancer, and lung cancer combined. Survival rates can jump from 5% to nearly 75% with availability of an Automated External Defibrillator." God bless good people.

Next Friday night we got the Paper Bird.

We're thinking about changing up Tuesdays, doing something regular like we do Sunday (salsa), Monday (open stage), Wed (blues jam) and Thurs (trivia). We've got some ideas, but thought we'd put the question out to you. Any of you creative geniuses out there got a good idea? Send them along. If you are inclined to help get behind an idea and make it work, even better!

Auld Lang Syne

D fine

Extra Credit: Because we cannot find decent translations of Mallarme (arggh!) we have recently taken to doing them ourselves. Here's our first Mallarme translation. More may or may not be coming.

The Faun

The nymphs I would keep forever.

So clear,
their light incarnate, that it hovers
in the air heavy with slumber.

Did I love a dream?

My doubt, a mass of ancient night, is finished
in many subtle branches, which, leaving
the true wood itself, proves, alas! that I offered
myself alone for the triumph of the perfect rose.

if the girls you speak of
figure in the desire of your fabulous senses.

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