Thursday, October 27, 2011

love letter 10/27/11

D Vourers

Our favorite holiday is upon us. Diandra D and Adam Ferrill have turned the D Note into a space ship and we are ready to take off.

Friday night we have a really big shew for you. At 5pm Alex Boyd, then at 7pm Slo Children doing an all Halloween song set. Slo Children consists of D Noters Adam and Jeremy DeGraff, Adam Ferrill, Jax Delaguerre and Alejandro Castano. Then at 8pm Dave Preston and Sam Gathman, followed by Something Underground, with Meniskus batting line up. Meniskus rocked our socks off last time they were in the D Note. People are still talking about it. And Something Underground are always awesome too. We love those guys. Check out the wicked video "poster" by Jim Krzyzaniak here. $8

Saturday at 1pm we have a garage band music recital by Music Lessons Of Westminster ($5). Then at 4pm we have Sentimental Sounds Big Band. Free! And finally at 8pm we have the return by popular demand of Angus Mohr playing their annual Halloween Show and Samhain (highland rock and roll w/ bagpipes) $10.

Sunday we have our 8th annual salsaween. There will be special performances and, as always, a killer costume contest with cash prizes. W/ DJ Louis. $6.

Monday night, actual Halloween night, we have our open stage, and you get extra points for coming in costume and/or performing halloween songs.

Could we do Halloween any bigger or better? We don't think so.

Next Tuesday is another chance to see a big jazz band, w/ Serenade In Blue at 7:30pm.

Around the corner, on Nov 12, is our 3rd annual Beard And Mustache Showdown and beer tasting w/ Oakhurst, Acoustic Mining and Wonderlic. So start working on your beards now. Competition is going to be fierce this year. Q. What do you get when you add the D to Beer? A. Beerd


D notary

Extra Credit: How about the lyrics to a Slo Children song?

Wildwood Holler

Way up in the Wildwood Holler
face to face with my killer

He raised his voice
He raised his fist

I raised my glass

I said here's to you
Here's to me
Here's to us

Now kick my ass

Way up in the Wildwood Holler
face to face with my killer

He raised his sun
I raised my moon

He raised the knife
I raised the spoon

He raised the gun
I put the flower in

Come on now and let's begin

Lightning bolt, lightning bolt
lightning bolt and thunderclap

I had to laugh

Way up in the wild blue yonder
face to face with my creator

He raised the sky
I raised the balloon

He raised the bar
I raised the saloon

He raised the morning
I raised at noon

He raised the evening
I raised my gin

Come on now and let's begin

Lightning bolt, lightning bolt
lightning bolt and thunderclap

I had to laugh

Thursday, October 20, 2011

D Note love letter 10/20/11

D particles,

So much going on. Let's dive in. Ready?

Tonight, after Trivia, Kingman Brewster (hip hop) 9pm, followed by The Gaia Experiment 10pm, followed by Antioquia from San Francisco (psychedelic rock) 11pm. $5. Yes, it will be a late Thur night chock full of beauty!

Tomorrow, Friday Oct 21, we'll have Jamie Lynn performing for dinner hours 5-6:30p. Then we'll have a Flamenco show at 7pm. This will be a "tablao" style show feat. Vincent Chavez, Guitar, Mark Herzog, Cante, Natalia Perez del Villar & her cuadro dancing $12. Recommend getting there early for a seat.

At 9pm Friday we'll have The Old Stage Renegades (gypsy folk rock), and at 11pm we'll have August On The Equator (experimental jazz and hip hop). $5.

Saturday at noon Rockin Raven presents Colorado Vocal Prodigy Contest (18 and under). Benefit for Hope Haven.

At 7pm we have our annual halloween Haflaween, a belly dance spooktacular presented by Phoenix, w/ performances, games, live music from Yallah! and more. Always a blast! $8 adults, $5 kids.

Speaking of halloween we have some great shows next weekend too. First we have Something Underground, Meniskus, Dave Preston and Slo Children next Friday, 10/28. CHECK OUT the awesome promo video for this night here! Saturday night we'll have Angus Mohr in back in the house for a Samhain halloween show. Then the 30th we'll have our 8th annual Salsaween, with a cash prize costume contest.

Also come in and check out the new halloweenish art work by Blk Mtl, Matt Dougherty, Adam Ferrell and Diandra D.


D scripter

Extra Credit: Here's a poem by Vera Pavlova we were struck by, found on the Poetry Foundation website.

To converse with the greats

To converse with the greats
by trying their blindfolds on;
to correspond with books
by rewriting them;
to edit holy edicts,
and at the midnight hour
to talk with the clock by tapping a wall
in the solitary confinement of the universe.

Thursday, October 13, 2011

Love letter 10/13/11

D tocks

How, hi are you?

Tomorrow night, Friday Oct 14, at 7pm we enter into the magic land of the Beatles with the tribute band The 3eatles. This will be the third visit by this band to the D Note. It has been a blast the last few times and we expect the same this time. Goo goo G'joob. $7. After The 3eatles at 9pm we have the Idlewhile band. Hillbilly swagger with a touch of Bauhaus. Driving music. $5

Saturday at 4pm we have a Music Train Family Concert w/ The blue Canyon Boys. We've had this band in the D Note before and they are great. The whole family will dig. $7/$3 kids.

At 7pm Saturday we have our friends The Duke Street Kings rocking out to the classics. Bring your dancing shoes. At 9pm we have a CD release for Squidlick, a hard rocking band worth checking out. And we end the night with Between Fate, slinging melodic grunge a la Foo Fighters. $5.

Yoga on sunday at 10am is calling your name. Salsa on Sunday night will be beautiful too.

We've got a flamenco show next Friday. A halloween themed belly dance extravaganza next Saturday. Then the following week we have Something Underground, Meniskus, Slo Children and Angus Mohr coming your way.


D Facto

Extra Credit: All talk is slippery. So let us have a poem by Elisabeth Frost.


Again I'm trying to explain how all talk is slippery.

See, I might want to convey one thing—frustration, say—
but all that gets conveyed is some other thing—rage—my hand
coming fast, erratic, menacing.

Who can say how a thing in words turns and flowers like that?
It happens.

Now say I want to say to you happiness.

No motive. Nothing behind it.
Just the awareness of a valve suddenly opened and—

It's in the lungs, the bones.
But somehow all you hear is I don't need you.

We're in this room, and you're not hearing
how I'm still trying to say this thing to you.

I'll say it again. Here. Happiness.

Thursday, October 6, 2011

D Note love letter 10/6/11

D coy,

October is pretty much the D Note's favorite month. Diandra always transforms the place for halloween festivities. This year she is turning it into a spaceship with plenty of aliens on board. Come watch the transformation happen...

Tonight after Geeks Who Drink Trivia we have Martin Gilmore's picking circle. If you are a picker, or just a grinner, come on down, always a good time.

Tomorrow night we start with Jeff Lambert and JC McKim playing acoustic at 5pm. Then at 7:30p we have Roscoe's Dusty Bottle Boxcar Band, an excellent jug band helmed by Bret Sloan. At 9pm we have Quillion and Mechanical Dan trading sets for the rest of the night. Rock and roll. Quillion and Mechanical Dan are made up of good friends of the D Note and it is always special to us to have them in. $5

Saturday is a full one starting with Zumba at 10:30am. Then we have a drum recital with ProDrum at noon. Free. At 5pm we have our fourth annual benefit for Friendship Bridge, an organization that helps secure micro-loans for Guatemalan women. Clusterfunk will be providing the tunes. There will be a silent auction too. $10 suggested donation. Then at 9pm our friends at Velcro City Records will throwing a dance party. Free. Check out the beautiful flyer for this event here.

Yoga Sunday morning, then mello cello brunch, then baby boogie, then salsa. Have you ever tried a salsa lesson? It is easy to begin and quite addictive. Way more fun than a rollercoaster ride. Vow that this week will be the week you finally try it.

Next Tuesday there is a big band show with Bob's Big Band at 7pm. Then we have a special rock and roll show with Goldenboy at 9pm. Goldenboy has a very impressive resume having formerly played guitar for The Eels, The Rentals, Neil Finn and Elliot Smith! $5

Next Friday we have the return of the 3eatles, a super fun Beatles cover band.

For the rest of the scoop check out

Hope to see you soon, wink wink

Coy D

Extra Credit: Speaking of Coy, here's one of the great poems of all time, by 17th century poet Andrew Marvell

To his Coy Mistress

Had we but world enough, and time,
This coyness, lady, were no crime.
We would sit down and think which way
To walk, and pass our long love's day;
Thou by the Indian Ganges' side
Shouldst rubies find; I by the tide
Of Humber would complain. I would
Love you ten years before the Flood;
And you should, if you please, refuse
Till the conversion of the Jews.
My vegetable love should grow
Vaster than empires, and more slow.
An hundred years should go to praise
Thine eyes, and on thy forehead gaze;
Two hundred to adore each breast,
But thirty thousand to the rest;
An age at least to every part,
And the last age should show your heart.
For, lady, you deserve this state,
Nor would I love at lower rate.

But at my back I always hear
Time's winged chariot hurrying near;
And yonder all before us lie
Deserts of vast eternity.
Thy beauty shall no more be found,
Nor, in thy marble vault, shall sound
My echoing song; then worms shall try
That long preserv'd virginity,
And your quaint honour turn to dust,
And into ashes all my lust.
The grave's a fine and private place,
But none I think do there embrace.

Now therefore, while the youthful hue
Sits on thy skin like morning dew,
And while thy willing soul transpires
At every pore with instant fires,
Now let us sport us while we may;
And now, like am'rous birds of prey,
Rather at once our time devour,
Than languish in his slow-chapp'd power.
Let us roll all our strength, and all
Our sweetness, up into one ball;
And tear our pleasures with rough strife
Thorough the iron gates of life.
Thus, though we cannot make our sun
Stand still, yet we will make him run.