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