Thursday, August 11, 2011

love letter 8/11/11

D File

The sweetest hours that ever we spend are spent dancing with the lasses. There is nothing but care on every hand in every hour that passes. What signifies the life of man if it were not for the dances? The worldly race may riches chase, and riches still may find them. But though at last they catch them fast, their hearts can never enjoy them. But give me a dance at the D Note, arms about my dearie, and worldly cares and worldly men may all go topsy-turvy. For you so grave, you sneer at this, you are nothing but senseless asses. The wisest man the world ever saw he dearly loved the lasses. Old Nature swears, the lovely dears are the noblest work she classes. Her apprentice hand she tried on man, and then she made the lasses.

All lads and lasses welcome to the D Note this weekend. Friday at 5pm Tyson Ailshe and Steve Denny playing jazz. Free. Wanna wow a date? Bring him/her to the D Note Friday night for pizza and jazz. Then at 7pm there's a double header with Travis Grode Band and Sharla Jackson band (starting at 8pm). $5. Travis has a lyrical whisper of a style that gets inside and intimate quick and easy. Goes perfect with Cello. Listen to Rhubarb Garden on his Reverb Nation page. Also he is from Arvada, always a plus for us. Sharla Jackson is a rocker with a soft side. Sometimes she reminds us of what would happen if Barbara Steisand had been in the band Heart. Check them out.

We have Bachata lessons at 9:30p Friday followed by the tropical latin mix of DJ Juanito. Bachata is like salsa with extra soul, slowed down and sultry. $5

Saturday we have a band called Lila Bloom at 7pm. The Lila Bloom Band is an indie/alternative/folk/pop band from Denver. They say they were born on a warm summer night, when an old woman called the wrong number and spoke in a teary voice of "little songs". They remind one a little of Concrete Blonde. $5.

After Lila Bloom, at 9pm we have the return of The Denver Creative Movement. The theme of the show is Rebirth. Several artists will be on display. They will have some fantastic live art happening too. As usual there will be some great live music too, feat. Lucida Tela, The Daggermouth Spectacular, Free Electric band and ALYY. $5. This collective perfectly embodies the creative and open spirit that the D Note strives for and we are always happy to be included in their celebrations.

Also this weekend, Zumba, Yoga, Baby Boogie and Salsa. Next week includes an Open Stage, an acoustic showcase w/ Amanda Capper, Esther Sparks, Joseph Barton and Jay Ryan, The Clamdaddys, Trivia, Martin Gilmore and more. See for more details.


D Fault

Extra Credit: Robert Burns was an 18th century Scottish poet and is much celebrated in those parts. Here's one of his most famous songs.

Green Grow The Rashes, O

Green grow the rashes, O;
Green grow the rashes, O;
The sweetest hours that e'er I spend,
Are spent among the lasses, O.

There's nought but care on ev'ry han',
In every hour that passes, O:
What signifies the life o' man,
An' 'twere na for the lasses, O.

The war'ly race may riches chase,
An' riches still may fly them, O;
An' tho' at last they catch them fast,
Their hearts can ne'er enjoy them, O.

But gie me a cannie hour at e'en,
My arms about my dearie, O,
An' war'ly cares an' war'ly men
May a' gae tapsalteerie, O!

For you sae douce, ye sneer at this;
Ye're nought but senseless asses, O;
The wisest man the warl' e'er saw,
He dearly lov'd the lasses, O.

Auld Nature swears, the lovely dears
Her noblest work she classes, O:
Her prentice han' she try'd on man,
An' then she made the lasses, O.

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