An Horse at the Park Theatre, Winnipeg

An Horse at the Park Theatre, June 15 2010. Mike Latschislaw photo

An Horse at the Park Theatre, June 15 2010. Mike Latschislaw photo

Review and photos – An Horse at the Park Theatre, Winnipeg, June 15 2010

– text by eugene osudar/photos by Lisa Varga and Mike Latschislaw

The Good
The Bad
and Yes
The (very/most)
Beautiful

to be good is fine enough.

to be bad,
well, to be honest,
one needs the bad
to cleanse
the
Live Music
palette

oh, brothers/sisters
i experienced
the very baddest in The Bad
recently

a classical event,
The Horror and The Shame
(i won’t go into details
to spare the exploited
and there was
exploitation of innocence)
my friend and i
we escaped
as soon as the intermission
was announced,

freedom!

The Beautiful!

every band,
every musician,
every performer,
every artist,

(every writer)

wants to
experience

dreams of
achieving,

climbing
the grandest heights,

to command
them
to summit
and feel the sense
of awe
some

P
O
W
E
R
!

to sense
that Beauty
all around
and
to shine,

The Beautiful Ones
recently

Montreal’s
Nightwood! at Music Trader

Ridley Bent, Cameron Latimer, Dustin Bentall
and their musician friends, including
Outlaw Social’s Kendel Carson on fiddle
and
Chris Dunn, the Craziest Genius guitarist playing
in My Winnipeg!
The Bottle and The Truth Show
at Times Changed

and The Sheepdogs
at The Park Theatre
60 minutes
of the fiercest Southern
USA mid 1970s rock n roll
for 170 fortunate
sons and daughters.

That’s The Beautiful.
You’ve heard a (very) little
about The Bad.

Now, here’s the good.

An Horse at the Park Theatre, June 15 2010. Mike Latschislaw photo

An Horse at the Park Theatre, June 15 2010. Lisa Varga photo

An Horse,
Kate, guitar, and Damon, drums,
from Brisbane, Australia.
now with a Montreal
connection.

Listen to their myspace,
their website and you’ll hear
good songs and Yes
you’ll hear
some Beautiful songs,
too.

catchy melodies.
however,
there’s a sameness.

and live,
that sameness,

it’s all good and yes,
that
is
fine.

135 people came out
on a Tuesday night. and i would
say
110 of them
young and mostly female
came right up to the stage
and bopped their heads
and cheered
when they finished
their mostly good songs

An Horse at the Park Theatre, June 15 2010. Lisa Varga photo

An Horse at the Park Theatre, June 15 2010. Lisa Varga photo

14 songs
1 hour

Company
Postcards
Scared
Little Lungs
Horizons
Little
Rearrange Beds
Listen
Know This
Tracks (?)
Camp Out
Shoes Watch
Dressed Sharply
and Jealous Sound’s
Abandon! Abandon!

there are songs
that lifted
above the good
and
into the beautiful,
like Camp Out,
Know This,
Horizons
Scared

songs that speak
and scream
and roar
to the youngsters
to the young women
and yes
to the oldsters
like me.

An Horse at the Park Theatre, June 15 2010. Lisa Varga photo

An Horse at the Park Theatre, June 15 2010. Lisa Varga photo

as i was
watching and
feeling An Horse’s
good set, fine set

The Beautiful

Nightwood

came to mind.
into my journal.
i’m writing.

with two women
fronting
both playing guitars
no bass
some bass guitar parts
for sure
and a great drummer
just Like Damon.

the how and ways
of seeing Beauty
just that one
extra
female voice
and guitar
adds so much more
to the brilliance
power
of Nightwood.

just how that extra
(young) female
perspective
and playing
lifts
Nightwood.

into The Beautiful.
most every song.
every set.

An Horse.
The Park Theatre.
June 15.

An Horse at the Park Theatre, June 15 2010. Lisa Varga photo

An Horse at the Park Theatre, June 15 2010. Lisa Varga photo

Concert photo gallery – An Horse at the Park Theatre, Winnipeg, 15.06.10 (photographer: Sierra Blake):

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An Horse at the Park Theatre, Winnipeg, June 15 2010. Sierra Blake concert photo


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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