Thursday, July 29, 2010

July 29, 2010

D mericans,

For those of you with internet, wink wink, take a listen to A.I.R., possibly the best internet radio station we've run across. Like now might be a good time. If you listen long enough you are bound to hear a tune by the band coming in this Friday night to the D Note, SAMBADENDE. Formed several years ago in Boulder, this percussion heavy Brazilian band has become a formidable source of Brazilian music. And we are lucky to have them in Arvada. We love having this kind of multi-cultural music at the D Note, but remember, your support counts. We really want to be able to bring Sambadende back again. So tell your friends and come dance. Opening for Sambadende is the brazilian jazz of Francisco Marques and Dexter Payne 7-9pm. $10 for the evening.

Opening for the Brazilian jazz on Friday, from 5-6:30, for the D Note FAC, will be Ben Long.

Saturday we have Zumba at 10:30pm, a reminder for those of you who are ready to get down and shape up.

At 3pm Saturday we have a terrific big band jazz group called Serenade In Blue. Come dance the afternoon away in classic style. $8

At 6:45pm Saturday we have one of our favorite local bands, The Saurus. Just killer genius jazz and hip hop fried seemlessly together. Free.

(Speaking of killer jazz, a reminder that we have D Note Summer Jazz Fest coming up Aug 14 with Ron Miles, Greg harris, Serafin Sanchez, Lelah Simon, Alejandro Castano, Tyson Ailshe, Antwon Owens and many more.)

Saturday night we have 3 solid local bands, Bret Sloan, Trees and Trashcans and Conscious Elliot. All these artists are worth checking out, but start with Trees and Trashcans Bike Song on their myspace. Great song, kind of Moldy Peaches with a little Soweto guitar thrown into the mix. $5

Sunday morning we have the official GRAND OPENING of the MELLOW CELLO BREAKFAST BRUNCH. We have a whole new brunch menu which features pizzas with eggs, hashbrowns, country sausage, bananas, nuts, etc. It is a beautifully conceived menu and our tongues are excited. Our ears too. Monica Sales will be womanning the cello. Adam and Jeremy D will come play a few mellow tunes too. We can't wait to try the breakfast pies. The frittata looks great as well. Also featuring $10 bottomless bloody marys and mimosas.

Next Wednesday we have a Farewell, So Long, Auf Weidersehen, Goodbye party for the Genkes. Lisa Genke was the smiling bartender with the long red dreads you've been digging at the D Note for years now. She and Scott are leaving for Wisconsin and will be sorely missed. Come next Wednesday while the Clamdaddys play and send them off with extra love.

Thanks for everything,

D nada

Extra Credit. On Internet BBC radio show "Poetry Please" we heard a poem by performance poet Rachel Pantechnicon. Here it is.


My mother used to say:

“Rachel, don’t mix with the folk-song girls,
the folk-song girls from the Folk Estate,
staying out, going out in their calico dresses,
irrespective of the season.
They hang around the parade of cowsheds
at weekends for no discernible reason.
I’ve seen them in the park, in the dark,
sniffing nosegays on the park benches.

And Rachel, stop drinking out of my vase,
it isn’t a wassail bowl.
Turn out your pockets –
what’s that you’ve got, another piece of coal?
Have you been listening to that song
About the Durham pit lockouts of 1861 again?

No, I’m not interested in your so-called new friends,
Nancy, Polly, Betty;
That awful music they listen to,
that horrible group The Yetties –

And what do you want a pet skylark for?
You’ve already got a guinea-pig
that you never clean out.”

Thursday, July 22, 2010


D backs

This morning we went outside and took a big breath in, just to get some "fresh air". As we were breathing in we smelled a peppery sweet floral scent, probably from some neighbor's tree. This lead us to wonder about the multi-tasking quality of breathing. You smell with the same action as taking oxygen into your body? Genius!

Smell you later. Hopefully tonight, Thursday July 22, for Geeks Who Drink Trivia at 6:30p or afterwards at Kick Ass Karaoke.

Friday night, we have a Single Parents Empowered Benefit w/ Clusterfunk and Nate Moore, $10 suggested donation. The music and dancing will be a lot of fun and the cause is worthy.

Saturday we have another fun benefit. It is the first annual Ball and Chain Pub Crawl (White Trash Wedding Theme) to benefit Autism Speaks. Here's a little write up in Culture Mob. "Social drinking is the best way to meet others, and this Saturday July 24, 2010, it will also be the best way to volunteer in your community. On Saturday Big Ball Pub Crawls will be hosting the Ball and Chain Pub Crawl to benefit Autism Speaks. Ya'll invited, cordially! Costumes are strongly encouraged and please visit the website to know what to expect! Start recruiting your bridal party, cousins & maids/men for this hilarious pub crawl, making fun of this nuptual tradition in a lighthearted way right in the middle of wedding season! Registration at the 12 Volt across the street fromt he D Note from 11:30 a.m.-12:30 p.m. The crawl is from 1 p.m.-5 p.m. and then enjoy the after party at the D Note with the super fun 80's cover band Raygunomics from 5 p.m.-7p.m.The cost is $35/person + processing fees online which includes beer and after party or just do $10/person for the after party only (not attending the crawl). $15 "I Survived" shirt & sharpie for autographs!" You can also check out the Westword article here.

After the after party for the pub crawl we have the return of the Stan Jones Band at 8pm. A band new to the D Note, a blues rock reggae band called Hot Cheese Soup, plays at 10p. $5.

Sunday morning we'll have Our Mello Cello Breakfast Brunch with Monica Sales on Cello plus special guests. Yay. Come try out the breakfast pizza. Yum.

Next Friday night we have a night of awesome Brazilian music and dancing, starting at 7pm, so start making plans.


D front

Extra Credit: We have presented many pop song writers here AS poets. But one we have thus far ignored is Paul Simon. So here's a rare and beautiful gem from the poet Paul Simon. Notice the subtleties, for example the tricky way "before" comes to mean both "before" AND "after" in the first stanza.

Señorita With a Necklace of Tears

I have a wisdom tooth
Inside my crowded face
I have a friend who is a born-again
Found his savior’s grace
I was born before my father
And my children before me
We are born and born again
Like the waves of the sea
That’s the way it’s always been
And that’s how I want it to be

Nothing but good news
There is a frog in South America
Whose venom is a cure
For all the suffering that mankind
Must endure
More powerful than morphine
And soothing as the rain
A frog in South America
Has the antidote for pain
That’s the way it’s always been
And that’s the way I like it

Some people never say no
Some people never complain
Some folks have no idea
And others will never explain
That’s the way it’s always been
That’s the way I like it
And that’s how I want it to be

If I could play all the memories
In the neck of my guitar
I’d write a song called
“Señorita with a necklace of tears”
And every tear a sin I’d committed
Oh these many years
That’s who I was
That’s the way it’s always been

Some people always want more
Some people are what they lack
Some folks open a door
Walk away and never look back
I don’t want to be a judge
And I don’t want to be a jury
I know who I am
Lord knows who I will be
That’s the way it’s always been
That’s the way I like it
And that’s how I want it to be


D Vitamins,

Karaoke was fun last week. There were more than a few triumphs during the evening, not least of which was our trivia quizmaster Paul Nagy starting the night off with Louis Prima's scat heavy version of "Just a Gigolo." Nor did our server Travis suck when he ended the night with a punked up lounge version of Hall and Oates' Rich Girl. Bring yourself and your crew tonight, Thursday, July 15, at 9pm and let us see what you got. Start it off with trivia at 6:30.

Friday we start at 7pm with the return engagement of a nifty little a cappela group called Cool Shooz. $5. Then we venture into independent rock and roll territory with Kosmos at 9p and The Say So Crazies at 10:30p. Check out the tune "She's So See Through (Lucy Loo)" on the TSSC myspace page for some flavor.

Saturday we have JT Nolan and The Lovely and Talented back for a Music Train Family Concert command performance at 4pm. Bring the family and gt out of the heat of a few entertaining hours. $7 adults/ $3 kids.

Then at 7pm we have a funk band from Honolulu called Friends of Adam (and any band called Friends of Adam is a friend of ours). Kamuela Kahoano--local boy from Hawaii, will open the night. Outstanding ukulele player who conveys the spirit of aloha. It's going to be a summer party. $5.

Sunday morning we continue our Mello Cello Brunch. Come try the brand new and already famous breakfast pizza. Also a little bird told us the bottomless Mimosas and Bloody Marys are only $10. Join Cellist Monica Sales and special musical guests for a beautiful way to start the week.

Future news. The great Brazilian band Sambadende is coming through the D Note July 30. August 13 the great Flamenco maestro Rene Heredia will bring his dancers in to the house. Then Saturday Aug 14 we have Ron Miles, Greg Harris, Serafin Sanchez, Lelah Simon, 3 Squared, Hybrid Sound, Alejandro Castano and more coming your way for the first annual D Note Summer Jazz Fest.

See you earlier,

D tard

Extra Credit: Here is a belated July 4 song for you by Adam D. Sing it in a minor key a la Gogol Bordello.

Declaration Of Independence

My baby likes the minor key, the minor key, the minor key

She doesn't like the monarchy, the monarchy, the monarchy

She prefers democracy, democracy, democracy

And a little bit of anarchy! ANARCHY!