The Problem of Leisure 8/15/05 – 8/17/08
Centuries ago, Academy writers fine-tuned the art of leisure in all its manifestations–opium haze lounging, harem collecting, scrapbooking.
Here they pass that knowledge onto you; the result is a highly-polished calendar of events called The Problem of Leisure.
Friday: Get thee to the Hi Dive for the Adventure Records release party, featuring Kissing Party, Three Cheers Faraday, the Swayback, John Common, Goodbye Champion. Yahoo!!
Editor’s note: photo by Faithdesired
The Truth: The Mercury Cafe. Porlolo, Joseph Pope III and Ian Cooke. 9 PM
I’ve never been to the Mercury Cafe. I realize that might be hard to believe. This place has been around longer than many interesting Denver places and it’s often talked about by an eclectic and large set of people. One look at it’s calendar will evidence that this is an involved and community-minded place. And you can eat very healthy sounding food there too. So, why wouldn’t I have been there at least once? I can’t explain.
The eternally hip Radio 1190 presents an all-ages show at the Merc this Saturday. That means youngsters can come. The always lovely Porlolo, the ever charming Ian Cooke and the equally endearing Joseph Pope III will all perform. And it is only $7. I am tempted to ferry myself and my little entourage over there for a listen. According to the calendar, if you get there too early you’ll run into a Green Party benefit…is Ralph Nader really still running for president?
I’ve been listening to the poetic stylings of Jesse Elliott (TUS) for a couple weeks straight. He seems to be a prolific singer-songwriter in the vein of a less vain Bob Dylan. I know that doesn’t sound very exciting, but trust me on this one. Of course Bad Weather California are legends that I’ve constantly missed seeing live.
Rbt. B. Rutherford: The Denver Modernism Show
The Denver Modernism Show, which will be taking place at the National Western Complex all weekend, will afford one a great opportunity to buy some horn rimmed whatevers and rub elbows with dudes who still use pomade. They’ll have all sorts of vendors from around the country peddling widgets and wingdings in the style of that golden age of design, the middle twentieth century. There’s an informal car show, a performance by The Velvet Elvis, and a Tiki lounge, where I will most likely get shitcanned on Mai Tais and subsequently removed from the venue for shouting about the glory of the flappers.
Bless us everyone
Editor’s note: Donnybrook has never been through the frightening experience of a Jack Johnson concert, but surmises the above picture is what it looks like.
Hey, you know what I haven’t done in a while? Gone out for BRUNCH!!! I’ve heard the Mercury Café has an excellent brunch. They only accept cash though, so beware. 2199 California St. www.mercurycafe.com
I’m so confused! Rogue Wave is awesome! Jack Johnson? Well, you know. My emotions are being torn apart here. No, I won’t be attending this show. I’m sure I’ll get a chance to see Rogue Wave sans JJ sometime. It’s just sad. I guess if I had the opportunity to play Red Rocks I’d play with just about anybody. Or maybe the joke is on me. Maybe as a Rogue Wave fan, I’m also in the Jack Johnson fan demographic. NO!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
Don’t be furious when I tell you that I’ll be at Red Rocks for Jack Johnson this weekend. Dismiss those thoughts of treachery and mutiny. I, your stout captain have weathered many a storm worse than ol’ jacky boy can whip up. Still, my mission will be grim and daring. Many a worthy vessel has been corrupted amongst those bleeding, red rocks. Oh heart, heart, heart! Oh the meaty jocks, I dread! I will endure! My keel will be steady and my ear will be keen for the bells of Denver shore to guide me home. Wish me well!!
This has been a broadcast of the Problem of Leisure. Remember to pray for the Bartender’s soul!