First a quick note to say we've welcomed another soul to the DeGraff family, little Sofia Alma Marie DeGraff. Woo hoo! She says she's really looking forward to meeting all of you.
We have a fantastic weekend coming up. Tonight, Thurs, April 22, we have the debut of the new band of our graphic designer, Matt Dougherty, called Stealth Hippo. Matt is also the artist exhibiting on our brick walls this month and there is a reception for his show, called Things I've Never Seen, this Friday at 6pm. The artwork, perhaps not coincidentally, includes a few hippos. Stealthy!
We've been fans of Halden Wofford and The Hi-beams for awhile, but have never been able to get them into the house. Fortunately Spunky Presents is bringing them in tomorrow, Friday, 4/23. The Hi-beams are a prime example of the genre called Colorado Country. Opening for the Hi-beams, at 8:30p, is the debut of our friend Citrus' new band Hillbilly Inferno, who bill themselves as a gypsadelic bluegrasstani experience. We can't wait to check out what that is all about. Opening for Hillbilly Inferno, at 7:30p, is Robert Eldridge, one of the most eclectic and interesting guitarists out there and all around great guy. $7
Saturday we have The-Quiz-Who-Must-Not-Be Named. Geeks Who Drink present a Harry Potter Themed trivia quiz. The first quiz at 2pm has sold out. There is still space left for the 5pm quiz. Call 303-GO-DNOTE to make reservations. $5pp, $30 per team. And don't forget to bring our Phoenix Feather-core wand.
At 7:30pm on Saturday we have a benefit for The Sertoma Mile High Soap Box Derby featuring Jen Korte and The Loss, Megan Burtt and Stephen Marcus. These musicians are new to us, but we've heard great things about them and really dug what we heard on their myspace pages. Moses from the Clamdaddys has been talking up Megan Burtt for awhile now. Jen Korte's been making waves too. Check her wild version of Bill Wither's "Ain't No Sunshine" on her myspace. Wow. Great line up put together by Danielle Hastings. $10.
Late night, 11:30 we have Some Random Band. Whew!
Okay, time to sneak in an hour or so of sleep before the party begins.
Extra Credit: A poem by James Joyce dedicated to the new member of the family.
Calm in her cradle,
The living lies.
May love and mercy
Unclose her eyes
Young life is breathed
On the glass;
The world that was not,
Comes to pass.