Remember, when life hands you lemonade, make lemons. Life'll be all like, "WHAAAT?"
There are some terrific things happening this weekend starting with In Due Time's EP release on Friday night. In Due Time is just one of our favorite bands, very very fun and we are excited they are having their release at the D. And of course the halloween hafla is a highlight every year. This one will be packed so come early if you want a seat. The band playing afterward is a terrific surf/reggae band from Orange County California called The Originalites. These guys need a place to stay, so if anyone has room for four surfers let us know. Below you will find the rest of the scoop for the weekend...
In Due Time's EP Release Party
Hot Cheeze Soup
Petals of Spain
The fat lady sings: In Due Time
7pm Topsy Turvy Spooktacular Halloween Hafla: w/ several dance troupes performing themed routines followed by the band Yallah!
10pm The Originalites. Hot surf reggae band from Orange Country, CA. $5
Free form yoga lead by Nicki Viera w/ live music by Melissa Ivey, Adam DeGraff and friends. Donations accepted for local charities.
2pm Benefit for I Can Jam Studios w/ Mute:Man's:Microphone, Twin Flame, Julio Perez, Dustin Moran & Katie Rose. $5-$10 suggested donation
Salsa Dancing (lesson at 8pm, Conjuntos Colores at 9pm) $8
That weekend is just what the doctor ordered!
Extra Credit: A gentleman came and read at the D Note's 100,000 Poets For Change event a few weekends ago named Dale O. McCoy. He told us he had written a poem at the D Note a few years ago and gave it to us. It's a sweet one. Here it is.
D NOTE Angel
An evening at DNOTE my wife at my side
Settling in for music, food and drink to imbibe
Surveying the scene people sitting, talking
Laughing enjoying the fare
My eyes rest on a young woman nearby
In a wheel chair
Lovingly attended to by her family
From the back nondescript and unremarkable is she
She turned with wide open saucer shaped eyes
Looking around with inquisitive wonderment
Her face opened and gazed upon me
An angelic aura mesmerized me instantly
Framed by dark brown hair with eye brows to match
I am struck by the beauty of this face
Natural, unadorned beauty radiating
Innocent serenity from within
A smile disarming, sweet and sincere
Our eyes met I smiled said hello and nodded her way
With nary a word she had her say
She turned back to the affairs of her family
Giving me pause to reflect and appreciate
How blessed was I to have this face gaze upon me
A child of God full of innocence and grace
Brought momentary calm to this busy, noisy place