Daily Archives: August 25, 2017

String Cheese Incident drummer who said “Jewish banking agenda is fairly irrefutable” feels “like scum” about it

I have many many dear friends that are Jewish. (Even if they never read the Torah but that’s a whole different topic),” he wrote, and continued, “to not be allowed to notice trends in industry for fear of being called anti Semitic might be part of the way the Rothchilds and their cronies came to control the worlds monies. A post on his personal Facebook page on Wednesday erupted with hundreds of comments, with many of his followers outraged as he discussed what he described as “the Jewish banking agenda.”
“The Jewish banking agenda is fairly irrefutable ..  
Michael Travis, drummer for The String Cheese Incident and member of Boulder electronic band EOTO, seen here in the Daily Camera’s live recording studio Second Story Garage in 2015, has apologized for what some of his Facebook friends are calling anti-Semitic remarks. I truly had no idea the banking thing was a central tenant of the Nazi agenda.”
Read the full story at DailyCamera.com. Of course their are other bankers that are doing evil money things. (Daily Camera staff)
Michael Travis, drummer for Colorado jam band The String Cheese Incident, has apologized for “extreme ignorance” after what some of his fans are calling anti-Semitic social media posts. do you think I’m anti Semitic for saying so? I don’t. But the Zionist banking cartel is a thing… let me know if you can refute its existence.”

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Travis, of Boulder, who is also a member of the electronic band EOTO, apologized via social media, including in a Monday post, writing, “I feel compelled to put out another apology and recognition of my extreme ignorance and shame regarding my previous statements about Jewish banking. (Paul Aiken, Daily Camera file photo)
A screenshot of comments about the “Jewish banking agenda” made by The String Cheese Incident drummer Michael Travis on Facebook.

With a fire in its belly, DIY-championing Titwrench Festival digs in for ninth year

“As someone once told me after attending Titwrench for their first time, ‘It’s a great place to discover new music and an even better place to discover yourself.’ There will be plenty of dancing and celebration, which is so important in life, especially in these times.”
TITWRENCH FESTIVAL. “Did I mention Titwrench is a lot of fun, too?” she added. “The importance of Titwrench, to a lot of people, is that it’s one of the few spaces where they feel safe and affirmed in who they are, and they know they can find a community here.”
Slater noted that last year’s surprise crack-down on Denver art spaces that have hosted Titwrench in the past, such as the Rhinoceropolis and Glob venues in what’s now called the RiNo neighborhood, instantly displaced parts of the community with which she has long been involved. Additionally, the election of President Donald Trump in November has encouraged hatemongers to openly harass people and organizations that advocate for racial equality, feminism, LGBTQ rights and other causes that Titwrench has spent its entire existence supporting, Slater said. The lower level of the Mercury will also host a local artisan market on Friday — imported from Mutiny Information Cafe, which itself is hosting the High Plains Comedy Festival this weekend — and a visit from Witch Collective on Saturday, with herbalists, artisans and crafters, plus astrology, tarot readers and “other things you often find at the Mercury Cafe,” Slater said. Performers from across the country have appeared at the grassroots confab representing a kaleidoscope of race, age and gender perspectives, with progressive causes always at the fore. 25-26 at various venues including the Mercury Cafe, 2199 California St. Related Articles

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“It feels like the largest amount of programming we’ve had in quite a long time,” she said of the dozens of performers. Admission: $10-$45 at the door. “(Mercury Cafe owner) Marilyn Megenity offers her space for a very reasonable price compared to the increasing costs that are happening all over the city.”
Slater did not comment on the terms of the deal, but said her revenue comes from door admission and that Megenity takes a percentage of that. “But we prioritized it this time around.”
The core of the event is the performance schedule taking place upstairs at the Mercury Cafe, including headlining bands Midwife (Denver), Laura Ortman (New York City), Shooda Shook It (Tucson, Ariz.) and Chicharra (Albuquerque). Titwrench, Denver’s provocatively named experimental music and arts festival, has always flaunted its underground, activist bent. 303-294-9258 or mercurycafe.com. But in light of two major shifts in the local and national scene since Titwrench’s last appearance, the event is returning for its ninth year with a renewed purpose, according to co-founder and creative director Sarah Slater. Topics follow Titwrench’s mission of empowering young and marginalized creatives: “Getting Over Stage Fright,” “Making Beats for Beginners,” “DIY Marketing & Self Branding” and more. Aug. “We’re always kind of going by the skin of our teeth, budget-wise and time-wise, so we just haven’t had as much capacity to do as many workshops in last few years,” Slater said. Titwrench will return this year to the locally owned and operated Mercury Cafe, from Aug. “It’s actually really expensive to put on an event that lasts all day and all night,” Slater said of renting space for this year’s festival. “Anyone who has an underrepresented voice in our society is feeling under attack, but at the same time feeling like we have more of an urgency to stand together and to fight back,” Slater, 41, said. Ninth annual experimental, all-ages art and music festival. Supporters can donate to Titwrench’s online funding campaign — which helps pay the artists and performers who travel nationally for the event — at gofundme.com/titwrench9, and RSVP for panels and other events at facebook.com/pg/titwrenchfest/events. True to its DIY nature, Titwrench does not have any sponsors and counts on donations and volunteers for most of its resources. Titwrench remains an all-ages event that offers donation-based pricing for students and senior citizens. “That’s always been the intention of what we’re trying to do, but we’re especially struggling to find our beacons in the darkness right now,” said Slater, a community organizer, DJ and cultural worker who is well-known in the Mile High City’s DIY art scene. 25-26, as well as increasing its Saturday programming in the form of more panels and workshops around town.

The tap of an app triggers the two-ton bells of “Ascent,” Denver’s proposed signature sound

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Two years in the making, “Ascent” arose from a contract for a new roof for the City and County Building. “Virga: the Sound Performance” dedicated an installation on the Delgany Pedestrian Bridge with a harmonic-rich musical movement led by two drummers and 12 bagpipers. Bush’s artwork heading to Steamboat Springs for one-day exhibition

The art of war: Healing, and protesting, through George W. The song skips up a scale of notes in the key of F major, designed to fit the constraints of the carillon. It offered $5,000 to any Colorado resident who could craft a signature sound for Denver to ring out of the bell tower. “The purpose of the piece is to announce special events and grasp people’s attention. There are 10 bells in the tower. Though the melody sounds from 10 massive bells gifted to the city in 1932, the largest weighing 5,000 pounds, the system can be triggered by a simple smartphone app. Related Articles

President (and painter) George W. Bell-tower chimes may be timeless, but thanks to an accompanying upgrade to the carillon, the execution of “Ascent” is as much a modern marvel. “The goal of the composition was to capture the essence of the people the music aimed to represent — the people of Denver,” Padworski said in a news release. Richardson, The Denver Post)
An unfamiliar melody rang from the bell tower in the City and County of Denver building Thursday evening, a tune composed to herald special occasions in the city. Public dance production “White Mirror” was born from a $15,000 renovation of southeast Denver’s Babi Yar Park. Padworski. (Helen H. “Ascent” will be here for the marquee moments, but the standard Westminister chime that sounds at the quarter, half and top of the hour, will still ring out tomorrow. The song had to be “celebratory in nature” and work within the notes available on the bell tower’s 10-chime carillon. Padworski composed the piece in part on the bells themselves, and was inspired by the throngs of Denver’s downtown dwellers. Thursday’s celebration — which featured a simultaneous performances of “Ascent” on the University of Denver carillon and at the Daniels & Fisher Tower on the 16th Street Mall — was supposed to be the composition’s proper public debut in Denver. Denver’s Public Art Ordinance requires 1 percent of the construction budget of any improvement project costing more than $1 million be set aside for the inclusion of art. Bush’s portraits of veterans

“Ascent” takes its name from the composition’s rosy thematic thrust. (They can be trusted not to sound the bells frivolously, Cerri said.)
But don’t fear, old Denver: The new won’t completely usurp the old. “With a quickly growing population, full of diversity and a multitude of backgrounds, I sought to create the music that would evoke this catalytic energy.”
Though visual art accounts for most of the projects commissioned by the 1 percent Public Art Ordinance, “Ascent” isn’t its first performance-based piece. Padworski said the resulting composition’s ascending musical lines are intended to represent the city’s growth, people, topography and future while staying rooted in the “iconic and timeless sound” of the tower’s bells. How cool is that?”

Dan Conway, facilities superintendent for the city of Denver, checks out the bells in the bell tower in the City and County building on August 24, 2017 in Denver, Colorado. “It was the perfect occasion to do it,” Cerri said. When the city replaced the roof on the City and County Building last year, they used the 1 percent for art fee to commission a new composition by Kevin Padworski to be played on the bells in the tower. But the melody upstaged its own premiere on Monday, when Denver Public Art administrator Rudi Cerri triggered “Ascent” at 11:47 a.m., the moment the Great American Eclipse was nearest to totality in Denver. We fired it up and people did notice. Denver Arts and Venues received 52 applications for the commission. Titled “Ascent,” the jingle will be used to announce moments such as Broncos victories, festivals in the adjacent Civic Center Park or a night of fireworks to Denver dwellers. Denver Arts and Venues hopes it will become the city’s sonic calling card, as synonymous with Denver as the airport’s tented terminal roof. In 2016, it selected a proposal by Colorado Chorale artistic director Kevin T. (Helen H. In 2011, a project called “Playing Apart” saw the 90-piece Bear Creek Marching Band dismantle and spread across the city to play a protest march. Dan Conway, facilities superintendent for the city of Denver, checks out the bells in the bell tower in the City and County building on August 24, 2017 in Denver, Colorado. Only a few folks at the City and County Building and one of its IT employees have it on their phones. Denver Arts and Venues used some of the money from the set-aside to back a call for submissions in November 2015. The bells now are played electronically.

Best shows: Father John Misty and Ghost Tapes

We have some ideas what it could be. If you do, mind where you put your jacket. The band, who’ll release its debut album in October, plays Globe Hall on Aug. Father John Misty

On Aug. A scathing look at screen-obsessed society, Tillman’s is a laugh-so-as-not-to-cry schtick, considering the intersection of survival of the fittest and the culture who brought you the reality TV show “Survivor” on songs with titles like “Things It Would Have Been Helpful to Know Before the Revolution.” Catch Tillman’s flippant balladry on Friday. Twin Flame Medicine will open. Tickets are $45-$55 via axs.com. That’s the night sardonic indie singer-songwriter Father John Misty, real name Josh Tillman, slinks into the venue to check it off his list, with songs from his new album, “Pure Comedy,” in tow. At a set at the Skylark Lounge, Ghost Tapes was a major takeaway, popping triumphantly above the din with a care-free, funky set of throwback R&B. Built to Spill opens. Father John Misty performs at the Ogden Theatre in Denver, Colorado on April 9, 2015. See you there, and if you don’t make it out, follow our music musings on Twitter and our selfies on Instagram. (Seth McConnell, The Denver Post)
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1Spike – A Song For Emma lyrics

1Spike Please don’t say no
Please don’t say no
They say that in life
Sometimes love is blind
But the love that you give me
In all that you do so divine
And sometimes I don’t show it
I fall behind
Take you for granted
Be unkind
Don’t do those things
That I know I should do
And I’m sorry my love
For hurting you
When we are together
They are my happiest times. When we are together
They are my happiest times
Sometimes you annoy me
Other times blow my mind
And sometimes we’re like ships
That pass in the night
Then like new found lovers
Holding so tight
Sometimes when I hold you
Don’t wanna let go
Will you be mine forever?