Dressy Bessy Denver Band Concert Photos
Jan 2017
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Dressy Bessy with Wheelchair Sports Camp and SPELLS at Hi-Dive

Dressy Bessy was one of the first Denver bands I followed when we moved here in the 90s. Their infectious mixture of pop, rock and punk was (and still is) intoxicating. The band has been playing again lately, with a new album too, much to the delight of our local music scene. The show at Hi-Dive this month included Wheelchair Sports Camp and SPELLS, so it was pretty much a dream lineup. Kalyn Heffernan, the emcee for Wheelchair Sports Camp, is mesmerizing while trumpeter Joshua Trinidad blasts along next to her. And SPELLS? They are their own force to be reckoned with – as I have written about before.

Dressy Bessy will be playing Boise’s Tree Fort Music Festival in March and promises more shows in 2017. You betcha we can’t wait.


Concert Photos

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Photos and Signs from Women's March Denver 2017
Jan 2017
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Photos and Signs from Women’s March Denver

Today, people from all over the world gathered in their cities in a show of solidarity for equal rights. It was called the “Women’s March,” but in my opinion, it should have been the “People’s March,” because it put on display all the issues we have been wrestling with since Donald Trump was elected president (and before). Here in Denver, they were expecting 40,000 people and that number exploded to well over 100,000, with some estimates as high as 200,000.

We found it to be a bit overwhelming, of course, with all those people – but the atmosphere was all about love. A huge variety of signs, as you will see in the gallery below, with creative flair and humor. Today was so uplifting for us! We sincerely thank the organizers, the police, the city of Denver and everyone who made the Women’s March possible. Continue reading…

Jan 2017
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President Trump

I can’t believe I am even typing those words. What started out as a joke on a gold elevator will be, in about 15 minutes, our commander and chief.

I am not going into the reasons he is unqualified; there are many. Nor I am going into all the bad things that can happen to our country; there are many.

MANY.

I am just shaking in fear right now, which is exactly what he wants. He wants us to feel intimidated and helpless.

So he can bulldoze over this country for his personal gain, just like he always does.

When George W. Bush was elected, I was worried. He turned into one of the worst presidents we have ever had, but right now – I would take GW back in a heartbeat compared to the hornet’s nest in DC. And it’s not just Trump. It’s also the GOP who has obstructed Obama for eight years and now think they have a free pass.

Guess what? NO. Continue reading…

Nerf and B-Large from KTCL Channel 93.3 announce 2016 Hometown For The Holidays concert winners
Jan 2017
17

Hometown For The Holidays: Photos of Iolite & Redlands

Obviously, I love local Denver music, and especially the celebration that is Hometown For The Holidays. KTCL Channel 93.3 hosts an annual contest that encourages submissions from Colorado bands, who are then narrowed down to ten finalists for us to choose from. The top three play a concert together at Summit Music Hall and two different prizes are announced. There is the Performance Award – gauged by applause – which was narrowly won by former finalists Pandas & People. (Seriously, Nerf had to use a noise-measuring app to figure it out.)

Hometown For The Holidays 2016 Winner

Then there is the Song Contest winner, who will open next year’s Not So Silent Night. Redlands took that prize for their song “Big Talk” and have had a steady stream of shows since then (Next up: February 4th with Shatterproof).

KTCL Channel 93.3 Denver Hometown For The Holidays 2016 Concert Photos

DJ Alf holding the sign for Redlands during HTFTH 2016.

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Outlook Lodge: Mountain Resort Hotel Near Colorado Springs
Jan 2017
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Outlook Lodge: Mountain Resort Near Colorado Springs

Right before Christmas, we were invited down to Outlook Lodge, a quaint getaway near Colorado Springs. The building itself has been there since 1889 but was completely renovated with modern upgrades that still reflect its original character.

Think rich wood, luxurious fabrics and pine trees all around as you settle in with some wine.

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