Thursday, July 22, 2010

7/22/10

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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.

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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