Thursday, September 22, 2011


Re is usually an abbreviation for "regarding", and this is also true in the case above. But, since we always lead off with some variation on the "D"... it is also the name of the note D in the solfege system. "Oh, if you ain't got the do re mi, folks, you ain't got the do re mi." Woody Guthrie.

So, fa, la, tonight, Thursday, 9/22, after the hilarious good time trivia with Geeks Who Drink, at 6:30p, we have a DJ in the house, a genre bending DJ known as Aphonix. If you are into that, then come support a brother. 21+ free, under $5.

Tomorrow night, Friday, 9/23, we have a very cool line up. Starts out with Diet Folk at 5pm. Diet Folk's bio says "imagine Amos Lee leading Old Crow Medicine Show, Ray Lamagntane sharing a stage with the Avett Brothers, or Bon Iver and the Del McCoury band birthing a wild americana/bluegrass love child." After Diet Folk at 7pm is The West. The West is made up of local players we have long known and loved. 2 of the players used to be in The Reals. According to their bio "The West is a Denver-based rock band that has been compared with Spoon, The Smithereens, Elvis Costello, and Tom Petty." Then at 8:30 we have Firebird 4000 Project. According to their bio, "Influenced by Black Rebel Motorcycle Club, Brian Jonestown Massacre and Braid." Finally at 9:30p we have Offcolor, very tasty indie rock. Check out the poster for the show here. $5

Saturday at 1pm we have a poetry reading. We will be taking part 100thousand Poets For Change, the largest international poetry reading in history, Arvada chapter. There will be several featured readers, including Piper Mullins, D. Brooks, Ian Dougherty, Claire Connolly, Peter Aquino, Adam Degraff, Mary McDonough, Miranda McGuire, Kate Schilling, and more. Free.

At 4pm Saturday we have a swing dance lesson followed by the big band jazz of Serenade In Blue. At 7pm we have a salsa dance/ fundraiser for Addison Kleinhans. Addison is an awesome 7 year old with acute lymphoblastic Leukemia. We're really hoping to raise a bunch of funds to help this family and hope to see you there. $10 suggested donation.

There's a couple of cool bands playing next Tuesday too. High 20 (ska, reggae) at 8pm and Back To The Woods (Funk-Folk-Reggae-Acid-Jazz-Swing-Bluegrass) at 9pm. Free.

Awesome weekend! And we didn't even mention Zumba, Yoga, Baby Boogie or Sunday night salsa, which you can find out about at


La Re

Extra Credit: Somethings just have the spirit of poetry, even if they might not strictly be poetry (whatever strictly poetry means). So here's a found poem for you. You have to watch the youtube video for full effect. Thanks to Brice Hobbs for sending. See video here.

Reality Hits You Hard Bro

Well, I was just driving down Northern Avenue
I was just minding my own business.
And all of a sudden

It hit me hard from the back!
The fire was everywhere!
Blowin' up, made a big loud noise like

I was like - OH!
The fire was arcing like a rainbow
A little spark jumped up and I was like
Totally out of the blue.
Reality hits you hard, bro!

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