I gained 60 lbs back this year after acquiring a DVR and serving on a book committee. One of my helpful siblings offered me a roll of duct tape or the loan of a treadmill. I chose the treadmill.
So I happily gave my treadmill a trial run while watching the previously recorded BET awards hosted by one of my favorite performers, Queen Latifah. What a show! The press mainly reported on Chris Brown's emotional performance but the highlight for me was the musical tribute by various artists (including
Do you want to try some new music and not spend ANY money? I'm talking free, folks! Your tax dollars at work.
Yes, the Library has many CDs (22,085 titles today, to be exact) but that's not what I'm talking about right now. Bet you didn't know we had streaming music that you can listen to day or night and never leave your home. All you need is a Denver Public Library card, an Internet connection, and Adobe Flash Player 9 or higher (free).
This Sunday's gonna be a great one for Fresh City Life! Outside we have the venerable Curt Wallach teaching you how to fix your own bike from 1-3, and inside we have the dazzling Esme Collins singing her heart out in the great hall from 2-3. These are two hip young movers and shakers in Denver-
Curt is the owner of The Track Shack and the head of Cheetah Courier- in other words, nothing happens with bikes in Denver that Curt doesn't know about. Covered in tattoos and often sporting a gnarly mullet, Curt is a new mold of Fresh City Life presenter. And Esme, well, Esme is a downright Denver celebrity, comprising one of the three angelic voices in the band Paper Bird- she's got class, she's got style, she's a lady.
"Just Kids" is Patti Smith's memoir of her relationship with New York City, art, music, and most of all, Robert Mapplethorpe. It chronicles Smith and Mapplethorpe's adventures as young, unknown artists in New York City, up until Mapplethorpe's death.
Patti Smith is known as an accomplished musician and poet. In her new book Just Kids Smith reflects on life before she and her friend Robert Mapplethorpe established themselves as professional artists.
After seeing concert footage, new interviews with surviving members Mike Watt and George Hurley, and hearing amazing stories from people like John Doe (X), Thurston Moore (Sonic Youth) and even Mike Watt's mom, I dare you not to love this band. A must-see for any fan of punk/hardcore.
If you're a fan of the music of 1980s England, you should watch this movie. This drama, done in documentary style, follows the story of Factory Records and the Manchester bands that made it big in Europe -- bands like New Order and Joy Division. I picked this movie up...