Hello all, and welcome to the Blog!  I'm Jefferson Arca, and I'll be sharing thoughts, news, artist profiles, and more interesting tidbits several times a month, right here.
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Monday, September 17, 2018

Halloween Goosebumps!

Does anyone else get goosebumps each year, when October arrives? 

Why does this month, more than any other, bring up such a visceral reaction in me, year after year? 

Is it the fact that so many senses and feelings are activated, all at once?

Your skin feels that new, crisp chill in the early evening air... 

The trees change colors to delight the eyes, matching the pumpkins sprouting in the fields...

The sound of 10,000 Zombies cry out in undead misery, as they crawl down the Mall...

The nostalgic smells of pumpkin spice, cinnamon and nutmeg in your coffees and desserts...

The tactile pleasure of strange fabrics, knots and sheets as costumes are crafted and donned...

The taste of CANDY CANDY CANDY everywhere you go!

As the month progresses, our attention turns from The Great Outdoors to The Intimate Indoors, warm rooms and fires, mulled ciders, toasty kitchens and tables.   We hunker down for the beginning of another frosty cycle of holidays, traditions, and cheery gatherings, so different than the giant outdoor concerts, the big-sky camp grounds...  our world goes from huge to small, from bright to dark. 

The vortex of each year must be October, right?

Another 12-month solar journey is wrapping up, days are shorter, nights are longer...  and the annual Turning of the Page is soon upon us, making us feel what...  scared?   hopeful?   excited?   humbled?   Curious?

Goosebumps.  Makes me feel goosebumps.




Tuesday, July 3, 2018

July 4th & Pierre's Thoughts

We asked Naughty Pierre to sit for a short chat about the Fourth of July - here are some of his thoughts!

NP: First of all, thank you for having me here, I love being had.  And second, Happy Birthday to America!  All of us in France are still kind of proud of you.

TCC: Thank you!  Tell me, what do you like about July Fourth?

NP: It's another American holiday about eating, which always delights me.  And eating in a park, the picky-nick?  With all the meat grilling and all the beer swilling and all the music drilling...   and it's not snowing on you, like most Denver holidays... it's actually nice out!

TCC: What's the best BBQ / outdoor party music?

NP: If you do LIVE music, I feel like the Country and the Western is a good fit for Colorado... bands like Buckstein.  I didn't know much of the Country sound growing up in France - our Country music was a different Country's music than your Country's music, so, you know - but it turned out to be great fun.  Live, that is.  I don't know if I like driving with it...  driving is more Vintage Jazz to me.  Like painting, or cooking Al Fresca.

TCC: Al Fresca?

NP: You know jazz?

TCC: Um, do I know--

NP:  Born right here your country.  Made in America.  Why don't we play Jazz at the BBQ? 

TCC: We can play whatever we want!  I love jazz.  I listen to jazz all the time.  We book jazz bands quite often: Eizabeth Rose, Mary Lee, CJ Nicolai...

NP: As you should.  Jazz is good for Burlesque as well, very, very good. 

TCC: Best BBQ Beer?

NP:  Hmmm...  a Mexican lager I think...  Corona?  Ah!  A Michelada - that's beer and Clamato juice, with some lime and salt.  Delicious.  In fact....  (glances away)

TCC: Anything else?

NP: Happy Birthday USA!!  (exits towards the bar)

TCC: Good bye!!

Thursday, June 14, 2018


ComicCon in town - Nerds Unite!

I just got back from watching another movie that was basically either a Star Wars Franchise or a Marvel Universe production.  I'm not sure which!  
Audiences around the world are fascinated by comic book heroes and science fiction fantasies lately - escapism during tough times?  Seeking deep meaning through shiny metaphor?  Or just really like watching cartoons smash things?
Regardless, we know that ComicCon is going to have another big turn-out this weekend in downtown Denver, and we'll see lots of wonderful costumes walking past the Clocktower...  and some amazing costumes onstage that weekend as well!
NERDLESQUE is back - Friday (15th) and Saturday (16th) at 8pm.  You'll see Princesses and Warriors, Nerds and Dorks, Sci Fi and WTF acts galore...  this weekend only, let's celebrate all our favorite fantasies and heroes!
Jefferson Arca
Owner, The Clocktower Cabaret