Thursday, May 24, 2012

D Note Love Letter 5/24/12

D Volition,

This weekend we'll keep it cool with freshly minted Mojitos ($5). We'll need to stay cool because we have Flamenco dancing, Rock and Roll dancing, Blues dancing, Hip Hop dancing, Zumba dancing, Baby dancing and Salsa dancing this weekend. And all that dancing gets us hot. It's getting hot in herr. So take off all your...Close the door, the air conditioner is on!

Tonight we have the band Lila Bloom after trivia. Good band with a divatastic 80's vibe. $5.

Friday at 5pm we have Citrus playing Sitar. Any of you know Citrus, used to play guitar in U.S. Pipe and the Balls Johnson Dance Machine, used to play with P Funk? Now come hear him play sitar. Citrus is opening up for his Flamenco guitar master, the legendary musical treasure Rene Heredia starting at 7p.

Rene Heredia plays passionate Flamenco and always brings beautiful dancers with him (including the legendary trumpet player Ron Mile's daughter.) $15

After Rene we have the Take 2 band at 9p, rock and roll, and then the alternative rock of Postal Holiday 10:30p. $5

Saturday at 1pm we have a benefit for friend Doc's teeth. $5-10 suggested donation. Here's Spencer Pyne's thoughtful invite for the event,

"Hi, I want to ask for your help with raising money for a good cause! Most of us take our teeth for granted, at least until they hurt. The we just go to a dentist and get them taken care of. Unfortunately for many people it just isn't that simple. One such person is a gentlemen by the name of "Doc Rhythm". Doc is a musician singer/songwriter who is a regular fixture at the D-Note in Olde Town Arvada. Doc has been helping with the Monday Open Mic nights for several years and he has also been very effective at spreading good vibes and good cheer to everyone he comes in contact with. I recently volunteered to record Doc playing some of his original songs in my home studio. On the day we recorded I became aware of the fact that Doc is in constant pain from bad teeth and rampant oral infections. He hasn't been able to get things fixed because he's one step away from being one of America's homeless.Many of the musicians who know Doc have decided to have an afternoon benefit concert at the D-Note this coming Saturday, May 26th from 1 PM to 5 PM to try and raise some money to help Doc with his teeth. We are asking for any size donation at the door. We want as many folks as possible to come in and enjoy some great Colorado music and help out with a good cause. We have already made arrangements with a great oral surgeon and all proceeds will go to help get Doc out of pain once and for all! Saturday's musical lineup looks like this: 1 PM - Eddy & The Haskells Blues Band - Traditional Blues and Rockin' Originals! 2 PM - Alice & Dan - Acoustic and heartfelt originals! 3 PM - Chris Thompson - Founder of Golden's Coral Creek Band - Jam Band meets Bluegrass and everything in between! 4 PM - Kelley's Red Shoes - Vocalist Kelley Zinge and her quartet - Jazz, Blues and Swinging Standards! We will also be selling Raffle Tickets for $5.00 each that will give you a chance to win a brand new acoustic guitar as well as a vintage Yamaha electric bass guitar. Please consider stopping in even if it's just for a few minutes. If you have never been to the D-Note I think you will find it to be a a very nice venue with great food, friendly people and excellent live music! If you can't make it but would still like to make a donation we can accept funds through PayPal. Please use my account which is the same as my email address:
Thanks and we hope to see you on Saturday!"

Saturday at 5:30p we have The Free Horizon Montessori Choir and Jazz band. Free.

Saturday at 7:30pm we have The Encounters (formerly Blues Torch). The Encounters have a smoking hot guitar player and a singer that can belt a song like there is no tomorrow; Janis Joplin meets Pat Benetar. $5.

At 10pm Saturday we have a hip hop show with 2 groups from L.A. and 4 from CO. No Frequency, Milogic, Non Combatants, Con & Booger, Pawz One (from L.A.), Bullhead*Ded. Hip hop. $5

Sunday morning Keith leads yoga at 10am (to the meditative music of Melissa Ivey and Adam DeGraff). Great way to start your week. $5-$10 suggested.

Sunday night salsa, don't forget to do it. $8 lesson + band.

Killer weekend!

Next Tuesday night at 8:30p we have Henrikson Amp's Jazz Guitar night. Free.


D Molition

Extra Credit: Alicia Fall (our woman at the door on Friday nights) turned us onto contemporary Afghan poet Reza Mohammadi. Here's a poem from Reza.

The Word

I was a word abandoned in an old battered book,
a word forgot by politics, by love and the speaking world.

The poets fled from me. All of my letters detested me,
deserting me for other words without once looking back.

Just like that I was alone, a ghost-word that lacked its letters,
lonely and only the terrible sound of the frenzied centuries

for company, only the sound of the slaves, of the dead,
of the arrows of time flying and flying and flying.

You (o my true love) came with your fierce mouth
and hands of ten desolate fingers and found me,

and so loudly then the whole world did shout me

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