Thursday, February 3, 2011

D Note love letter, 2/3/11

D Flowers

If summer is for flowering, is winter for deflowering? We'll leave that question open ended.

Tonight, after trivia (which has been rocking lately), we have a picking circle lead by Martin Gilmore. Martin is entrenched in the Bluegrass scene of Colorado and you never know who you will find sitting in with him. But it is always a great mix.

Friday we are having a birthday party for our friend Bob Marley. He's still looking young at 66! An amazing new local reggae world band called Trichome is playing at 8pm. And Dr.U will be spinning reggae-tinged Dub Step at 10pm. $5.

Early evening Friday the fantastic Melissa Ivey will play for the FFAC (Free Friday Afternoon Concert). Because we are lucky.

Saturday at 11am we have a chocolate tasting as part of the Historic Olde Town Arvada Chocolate Affair. There will be events all over town. A no-brainer really.

Saturday at 5pm we have Serenade In Blue, a local Big Band with panache. $10 suggested donation.

Saturday at 7:30pm we have The Mitch Lehn Folk Trio (which isn't folk or a trio and this paranthetical qualification should just become part of their name). Then The Jake Leg Shakers, original rock and roll, returns to the D Note stage. Are they getting into double digits yet? And we end the evening with the Andy Hackbarth Band. This last band is new to the D Note, but we here they are super fun. $5.

Sunday morning at 10am our friend Laura Schallmoser is teaching yoga while Melissa Ivey, Brittany Williams, Adam DeGraff and others play meditative music. It is Laura's birthday too, so this is a party (of sorts) and YOU are invited.

It looks like next Monday there is a Punk-rock-off during the open stage. We're not exactly sure what that means, but it sounds fun. Next week for open stage, February 14, would be an excellent day to get up and sing a love song to the love of your life. What better gift?

We have a killer flamenco show next Friday at 7:30p, Stonebraker next Saturday night. And Angie Stevens w/ Coral Thief for our 8 year anniversary show Feb. 19th.

Okay, thanks for smelling so sweet,

D thorn

Extra credit: Last week we shared a poem by Anne Waldman, co-founder of Jack Kerouac Poetry School at Naropa in Boulder. Allen Ginsberg was the other founder. Allen got around, so some of you may know him. James Franco just played him in the movie "Howl". Here's a poem by Allen that reaches us through time and space.


The weight of the world
is love.
Under the burden
of solitude,
under the burden
of dissatisfaction

the weight,
the weight we carry
is love.

Who can deny?
In dreams
it touches
the body,
in thought
a miracle,
in imagination
till born
in human--
looks out of the heart
burning with purity--
for the burden of life
is love,

but we carry the weight
and so must rest
in the arms of love
at last,
must rest in the arms
of love.

No rest
without love,
no sleep
without dreams
of love--
be mad or chill
obsessed with angels
or machines,
the final wish
is love
--cannot be bitter,
cannot deny,
cannot withhold
if denied:

the weight is too heavy

--must give
for no return
as thought
is given
in solitude
in all the excellence
of its excess.

The warm bodies
shine together
in the darkness,
the hand moves
to the center
of the flesh,
the skin trembles
in happiness
and the soul comes
joyful to the eye--

yes, yes,
that's what
I wanted,
I always wanted,
I always wanted,
to return
to the body
where I was born.

San Jose, 1954

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