Thursday, December 27, 2012

D Note Love Letter New Year's 2013 edition

Happy Holly D,

Once upon a time there was you. And that's where our story begins.

Lots of GREAT music this weekend. Gypsy Flamenco into Tom Petty Tribute band on Friday night! and a night curated by Mark Sundermeier of the Toad Tavern on Saturday night sure to please. Also on Fri, early is a fantastic songwriter Sterling Witt from Kansas City. Worth making the trip out for all by himself. (Check him out on

We have a rocking NYE on Monday night w/ Daniel Lawrence Walker, Broke Bridge Bluegrass and Musketeer Gripweed. From Musketeer Gripweed's website, "Self-described as an “American Revival Stomp Shake Ass Holla” band, Musketeer Gripweed is equal parts roots rock, Delta blues, and performance art, a Musketeer Gripweed performance transports audiences to a world long past – one crisscrossed with dusty country roads and populated by highway bandits, snake-oil salesmen, and charlatans.This experience is centered on front man Jason Downing, who transforms on stage into the charismatic Reverend Monkey-Paw Patterson. A wild-eyed pioneer preacher armed with gasoline, straight razors, and hellfire, Rev. Patterson leads shows with all the energy and hunger of a prairie fire.Crowds at a Musketeer Gripweed concert are whipped into a near-religious frenzy, and can often be seen shaking their own “monkey paws” (an open hand with fingers clenched) in time with the beat.The album cranks the tempo and energy level of Gripweed’s music to the next level, creates a modern day music revival that pulls rock up from the roots, and also features the soulful slide guitar work of Luther Dickinson of The North Mississippi All Stars and The Black Crowes."  Only $10 and includes the great Dan Walker and Broke Bridge Bluegrass opening.

Dec 28

Sterling Witt (Singer/Songwriter)

Tito Malaga (Flamenco/Gypsy/Mediterranean)

Legendary Hitchhikers (tribute to Tom Petty) $5

Dec 29

Eric Coffman

Mark Sundermeier (Sad Star Cafe)

Dusty Radio


Red Fox Run. $5

Dec 30

Free form yoga lead by Nicki Viera

Baby Boogie, bring your kids into dance!

Salsa Dancing (lesson at 8pm, music at 9pm) $8

Dan Walker

Broke Bridge

Musketeer Gripweed

Under and in,

D scribe

Extra Credit: Here's one for the New Year from the great Scottish poet Robert Burns? First the original, for the sound of it, then the "translation" for the sense.

Should auld acquaintance be forgot,
and never brought to mind ?
Should auld acquaintance be forgot,
and auld lang syne?
For auld lang syne, my jo,
for auld lang syne,
we’ll tak a cup o’ kindness yet,
for auld lang syne.
And surely ye’ll be your pint-stowp !
and surely I’ll be mine !
And we’ll tak a cup o’ kindness yet,
for auld lang syne.
We twa hae run about the braes,
and pu’d the gowans fine ;
But we’ve wander’d mony a weary fit,
sin auld lang syne.
We twa hae paidl’d i' the burn,
frae morning sun till dine ;
But seas between us braid hae roar’d
sin auld lang syne.
And there’s a hand, my trusty fiere !
and gie's a hand o’ thine !
And we’ll tak a right gude-willy waught,
for auld lang syne.

Should old acquaintance be forgot,
and never brought to mind ?
Should old acquaintance be forgot,
and old long since?
For old long since, my dear,
for old long since,
we'll take a cup of kindness yet,
for old long since.
And surely you’ll buy your pint cup !
and surely I’ll buy mine !
And we'll take a cup o’ kindness yet,
for old long since.
We two have run about the slopes,
and picked the daisies fine ;
But we’ve wandered many a weary foot,
since auld lang syne.
We two have paddled in the stream,
from morning sun till dine ;
But seas between us broad have roared
since old long since.
And there’s a hand my trusty friend !
And give us a hand o’ thine !
And we’ll take a right good-will draught,
for old long since.

Friday, December 7, 2012

love letter 12/7/12

D lovelies,

Big ups in the cray cray dizzo...

Great music this weekend, from the smooth pop rock aesthetic of Drew Schofield, to the Velvet Underground sound of Sub Sleep to the Indigo Girls sound of Dear Marsha to the real deal Zydeco of Dikki Du from New Orleans. We're excited.

Dec 7
No Cover All Night [5:00p]
Folk Ragout

Drew Schofield Band CD Release, w/ Lexi Shanley. $5

Sub Sleep. $5
Dec 8

Zumba $8

Free Horizon Montessori's Choir and Jazz band. $5

Dear Marsha. $5

Dikki Du and The Zydeco Krew. $10

That's the weekend, plus Zumba, yoga, baby boogie and SALSA! Check for the rest of the scoop. Also, if you don't already have NYE plans, we have a really fun band from Ft. Collins called Muskateer Gripweed that night that will fully deliver the goods. Keep us in mind...


D coy

Extra Credit: Here's a poem from our friend Darin Stevenson

Perfect Kind

A perfect kind of desperation.
Any drop of water knows it.
Falling, in flight, thrown by circumstance.
Or accident. Nothing duplicitous.
This isn’t theater.

Thrown into and through the interval.

A thread of moments traversing an abyss.
Will I manage to become a bird?
Whose eye shall I moisten?
Whose mouth?
Such intimacies as every droplet knows.

By heart.