May 2009

fully loaded
live music sets
in the month of May

“you’re crazy.”

“that, is crazy.”

“that’s insane.”

glen says, “that’s
an addiction.”

it is mind,boggling.

i am crazy
and i’m 45

89 is not separate
bands,
separate full sets
from beginnings
to ends
89 in May
is crazy
is insane
is madness
is an addiction

what am i trying to prove?

that i’m not getting too old for this?
(but i am)

89 does not
include the partial sets
“the just missed beginnings
so they don’t count sets”
add another 15
or so.

i work full time.
i get up for work at
6:30 AM
Monday to Friday
until June 30
and then,
the insanity really begins!

the Eugenius of it all,

all 89

my plan tonight
Monday June 1st
is to take it easy

no John Fogerty
(i’d love to)
writing and reading
and then
i receive a facebook
message from Jack
(of Novillero),
The Lo Pub,
The Paint Movement
play tonight
and i’m listening
to their myspace,
Faults, the type
of pop music, bright
and
alive that makes
me wanna dance
and i’m
weakening.

The Weakerthans!

strength

battle the addiction
against PoP
and dance

89

and the best show of May
(that i saw)

Monotonix.

“a legendary show,”
says robbie.
he was there.
so was Mike.
and Kim. Matt.
Zenon/Aviva.
and about 70 others.
and no more.

at The Pyramid.

Monotonix
Rox.
and brings us
The Audience
into the experience
the show
the performance
the dance
the art of it
and the artifice of it
it’s post modern
it is Now
it is immediate,
we’re roadies
we’re lifters
we’re participants
(don’t even have to keep
our pants on,
Levi didn’t).

the show that i thought was
going to be The Best of May,
Romi Mayes and the Weber Brothers
was undeniably Hot.
(although, mike would disagree)

the other hotties,

The Wind Ups
(every time)

Braggarts and Pepper Laing
and the Lonestar Killers

Joel Plaskett

C’mon (vs.) Pride Tiger

Weatherman Underground

Lay Low (from Iceland)

Meatdraw!!!!! (great cd too,
Fin Du Monophone)

Emm Gryner/JP Hoe

The Afterbeat

Talk City

Ridley Bent

Patrick Alexandre and the F-Holes

Bob Dylan Birthday Tribute
(Dan Frechette, Grant, the Jakes, Joel,
Andrew)

Envy Front King

The Ripperz/The Playing Cards

Ghost Bees (beautiful)

Subcity Dwellers/Farrell Brothers/The Magnificent 7s

Ghouls Night Out/
Bulls On Parade

D Rangers/Oh My Darling

Retro Rhythm Revue
(Michael jackson medley
followed by a Stevie Wonder medley
we were all dancing!)

Jessee Havey and The Quirks
(to remind me, Jessee is
The Best Female Vocalist
in Winnipeg)

89.

i’m hoping June
will be a little more sane
a little less
hopping around
dancing around

but then again,

the Winnipeg Jazz Festival
begins during the last week
of June. my last week
of school…

Al Green

in Winnipeg.

oh my winnipeg,

Al Green

!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

About Eugene Osudar

“born, august 16, 1963. i’m 45, and yes, i’m getting too old for this. bring out the rocking chair. my first concert, november 1978, elvis costello and the attractions. i was 15. their blisteringly brilliant 65 minute set only served somebody to affirm my new direction in the musical parallel universes, new wave punk alternative, oh sanctity oh celebration (!Freedom!) college radio! i’m old, i’m used up and i’m free. i see 50something Full sets of music every month and dance most of them. and when i dance, i mean to say, I Dance and Celebrate, 2/3/4 hours a night. The Gaslight Anthem. The Boss. The Weber Brothers. The Wind Ups. i’ll dance with Los Campesinos. i’ll move to The Long Winters. The Replacements. Husker Du. The Pogues. oh elvis costello, oh Clash! i could go/go/go Gogol Bordello forever. L(eonard) Cohen. come, Dance With Me (Old 97s) wherever you may be, sincerely, eugene

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