Thursday, January 21, 2010


D bockels,

It's funny. We don't miss it. And yet we wouldn't have missed it for the world. What are we talking about? We couldn't say. Only you know for sure.

We can only tell you we are not talking about Something Underground with Wendy Woo and Angie Stevens tomorrow night, Friday Jan. 22, at the D Note, because we haven't missed that yet. We hope you won't either. Something Underground is not only a super talented, freewheeling band of brothers, but also a central axis along the deep, wide grid of local Colorado music. They bring that energy to their shows, especially when they play the D Note. This one will be no exception. Wendy Woo, as many of you know, writes and performs beautifully and you can bet she and the SU will be sitting in with each other. We've also been informed Angie Stevens will be jumping in the mix too. Wendy plays at 8 and SU will start around 10. $7, Alex Boyd opens the night with his precocious Old Age music at 6pm.

Saturday day at 2pm Stone Brewery (yum!) is having a beer tasting for the beer club. If you wanna join the club come on by. You can get details here.

Saturday at 7pm we have Illuminate 2010 - Winter BellyDance Gala! BellyDance Show and Hafla with Phoenix & Yallah! $6 Adults and $5 for kids under 10. These are always filled to the brim so come early to get a seat. After the Hafla, at 10pm we have the return of Pawn Ticket Trio, a fantastic horn-driven lounge band that does covers of everything from Abba to Zappa. $5.

Tonight, Thursday, Jan. 21, after trivia, at 9p, we have a couple cool bands from Boulder, Portal and Free Radt. Portal has shades of both Tool and Portishead, if you can imagine that combo, with lots of interesting time changes and a little bit of freak out. $5.

Heads up. Starting Feb. 13 we'll have ZUMBA classes at the D Note Saturdays 10:30 - 11:30 with Dia. $8. All levels and ages welcome. ZUMBA fuses hypnotic Latin rhythms and easy-to-follow moves to create a fun work out.

Love to see you soonest,

D scribe

Extra Credit: Picked up a poetry newspaper last time we were in NY called The Boog Reader. Found this poem by NY poet Mark Statman among the detritus.

Please Read This

that's how the page started
no salutation
no dear or hello or
I was thinking of you
please read this
but then there was no more
a blank paper page
that on a computer
would have been
an empty screen
a sky
would have been cloudless
at the movies
there'd have been no movie
how do you explain disappeared urgency
how do you explain
what doesn't follow
it seemed terrible
yet something to have been expected--
surf sounds, wind sounds,
what makes worldlessness so painful
and so normal
the word please
it covers it all
we can explain the absent this
explain what can't be read
but not the please
we can explain
so much of everything
but not please
not here

Thursday, January 14, 2010


D baters

Hope everyone out there reading this is good. Or is it more grammatically correct to say we hope you are well? Guess what? They are both grammatically correct. See tricky grammatical details here. It is wonderful to have the choice. "Good" and "well" are different, no? You can be good even if you are unwell. You can be well even if you are not good. It's all well and good and we sincerely hope you are both good and well.

Friday night, 1/15, there is an eclectic and fun line up. First you should check the award-winning Bauhaus style poster Matt Dougherty did for this show here. Then you should come check out the show. FTP, a new band helmed by Steve Werges, plays at 6:30p, then The Way Low Down at 8:30p. There should be a better term for these sorts of neo-folky bands that Colorado is so full of. This one features mandolin, banjo and fiddle and the crowd loved them last time they played the D Note. Around 9:30p, Brent Loveday, from Reno Divorce, brings his band back for some rollicking country punk ballads. Check out Loveday's fantastic "Cemetary Song" on his myspace. Batting clean up at 11p is Hot Damn and The Hell Yeahs. This is another of those neo-folk type bands hard to pin down, with a sort of rag tag Tom Waits sound. The way they describe themselves is "A lumberjack orchestra, pirate romper stomper, toodaloo and tralala, a four man tuba player, if the mountains were smart enough to make music, a mariachi band in a whale's stomache, the sound of suspenders being slapped on a large man's chest."

Saturday at 4pm we have a special edition of the The Music Train Family Concert series, featuring Kutandara, a marimba ensemble utilizing a variety of instruments, songs, and dances from around the world. Primary inspiration and influence comes from the Shona peoples of southern Africa. $7 adults/$3 kids

Saturday night starting at 8pm we have an indie/experimental show with a psychedelic trip hop band called The Good Grime Sound System. They are playing with Malt Thizney and Pure Crates. $5. Cool school.

Next Friday, Something Underground and Wendy Woo.

Exit, stage left,

D fenestrater

Extra Credit: Our friend Anselm Berrigan recently published a book on City Lights called Free Cell. We are slowly making our way through the intensive density of the words. Most of the poems in the book are all called "Have a Good One". Here are a couple.

Have a Good One

Fathom cost by merit
of vainly wracked advances
to light takedown's mist.

Keeping under wrapped pace with
market forces' multi-orbital yet
self-revolving mis-circulation

of service's inference. You will
have more or less money at less
value in the near future. Ideas?

Have a Good One

Non-identification has its rewards.
Hey dude. In the sightless ocean
deep, red-colored shrimp can't
see red. Other creatures that
emit red light dine well at
the expense of such weakness.

Have a Good One

only through porous antique
gestures of will can our love
be truly maintained as the set
of administrative functions we
require it to be, so as to weave
and burn with philanthropic glee