Aurally, Boulder-based Savoy could pass for an adept electro DJ deftly blending others' cuts together. The truth? Savoy is erecting all their bangers from scratchâ€”barring a few borrowed samplesâ€”and discharging them live via three-piece PA. It's a savvy formula that's caught on like the brush fire that destroyed a portion of my southeast plains hometown. Destruction is definitely an ingredient in Savoy's live recipe, where decimating decibels keep attendees in a perpetually perspiring frenzy.
As some of you know, I auditioned for America's Got Talent this year. Although singing and playing guitar on Power Risersâ€”pogo stilts in layman's termsâ€”impressed many who witnessed it, I did not advance to the televised competition. C'est la vie. There's always next year. I'm not quitting the entertainment businessâ€”ever. Turns out I wasn't the only Denver performer who tried out, though. If you caught last night's episode, you probably witnessed â€œbelly dancing best friendsâ€ Kaya and Sadie. While each is exotic in her own right, both women reside right here in our own backyard.
If what's left of my memory serves me correctly, Erik Deutsch and I first met in the hallway of Hallet Hall during my freshman year at CU Boulder. Hallet was allegedly named â€œBiggest Party Dorm in the Nationâ€ by Playboy Magazine around that time, and its residents were determined to retain the title. On an average night, one might encounter a full bar, more than one four-foot bong and even a nitrous tank.