Thursday, June 10, 2010

June 10, 2010

D part

Hey ho, hey ho, it's off on another weekly voyage to musical spheres we go.

First of all, summer is here and students are gone, which means there is a better chance of winning at trivia. Geeks Who Drink do a completely fantastic and fun job with trivia every Thursday at 6:30pm. Keep in mind this game is PG 13. Check out the D Note Geeks Who Drink blog here.

After trivia we are also considering karaoke. The trick will be finding a great host, one not already occupied on Thursdays. Any suggestions?

After trivia this Thursday June 10 (tonight as we write this) we have Bonnie and Her Clydes. Dust off your dancing shoes, real country music has returned. Bonnie & Her Clydes bring a brand of swingin' music that makes it nearly impossible to sit still. They conjure up the sounds of the genre's legends. This is a great band and 9pm on Thursday can be a tough time to get folks out. So if you find yourself on the ranch fence, but love country and especially dance oriented country, then come support! $5 (D Note trivia: Great Uncle Tom DeGraff and his partner were in a shoot out with Bonnie and Clyde. Uncle Tom lived, but his partner did not.)

Friday night we have our friend Jeremy Dion crooning songs for you at 6pm, then a classic rock band called ViDOSUN plays at 8p. We'll give you the same intro to these guys that they gave to us, "My name is Troy Williams and I am in the band ViDOSUN. We played in the Denver area from 1997 – 2004. We have played around 500 shows in the past 15 years before me moving out of state. Now we get together and do one reunion show a year and always have a great turn out." After ViDOSUN, we have the debut of a blueueuesy rock band, Blue Mojo. $5

Saturday we have our old friend The Velvet Elvis back at 4pm for The Family Concert Music Series. This should be an extra fun one. $7 adults/ $3 kids.

Saturday night we have the triumphant return of James And The Devil and DCM starting at 7pm.

James and The Devil spin off Rock'n'Roll sounds with MountainGrass, funk, hip hop, and rhythmic dance chemistry that always gets the house movin! Rocky Mountain RedNeck Gangsta Rock. Also playing Miguel Zavala, Sawmill Joe, North To Nowhere and The Riot.

DCM is Denver Creative Movement. Their mission statement: "Denver Creative Movement was based on the philosophy that in order to change the world, you must start with yourself and your surroundings; and in order to change your surroundings you must first be aware of them. The team consists of Denver artists, musicians, sculptors, photographers, and small businesses with this same philosophy, joining their works together to create local cultural awareness by displaying their works at organized events open to the public. These events are a chance for small “mom and pop” businesses and local talents to be recognized, and also for them to give back by using their skills in helping communities and charities both inside and outside the Denver boundaries, mainly funding school art and music programs currently being cut in half. Denver citizens are exposed to the beauty and culture in their own backyard, which leads to motivation in becoming a proud and active community member." Can hardly not disagree more. $5

Also, heads up, killer show next Friday with Bad Weather California and Action Packed Thrill Ride.

Over and in,

D send

Extra Credit: We had a friendly debate with a friend recently about the merits of Mick Jagger's lyrics. We happen to think he is up there with the best. Here are some inimitable Jagger lyrics presented as poetry. Notice the subtle ways the refrain changes meaning through-out.

You Can't Always Get What You Want

I saw her today at a reception
A glass of wine in her hand
I knew she would meet her connection
At her feet was her footloose man

No, you can't always get what you want
But if you try sometimes you might find
You get what you need

And I went down to the demonstration
To get my fair share of abuse
Singing, "We're gonna vent our frustration
If we don't we're gonna blow a 50-amp fuse"

You can't always get what you want
But if you try sometimes well you just might find
You get what you need

I went down to the Chelsea drugstore
To get your prescription filled
I was standing in line with Mr. Jimmy
And man, did he look pretty ill
We decided that we would have a soda
My favorite flavor, cherry red
I sung my song to Mr. Jimmy
Yeah, and he said one word to me, and that was "dead"
I said to him

You can't always get what you want, no!
You can't always get what you want
But if you try sometimes you just might find
You get what you need.

I saw her today at the reception
In her glass was a bleeding man
She was practiced at the art of deception
Well I could tell by her blood-stained hands

You can't always get what you want
But if you try sometimes you just might find
You just might find
You get what you need, ah yes...