Coco Love Alcorn at the Edge Gallery, Winnipeg

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Coco Love Alcorn at the Edge Gallery, Winnipeg. Simon Farla photo.

Review – Coco Love Alcorn at the Edge Gallery, Winnipeg, Sept 18 2009

– review by Eugene Osudar/photos by Simon Farla

so my pal
Allan and i
are outside
the Edge Gallery
on Main Street
(the heart
of the hardest
streets
of Winnipeg)
speculating
on how many
people are actually
going to show up
and see
Coco Love Alcorn
on this Friday night.

there are two facebook
events pages, one says
17, the other 25.
But i know several of those
saying they were going to attend
are in Brandon (musicians)
for the WCMAs.

musicians
LOve
Coco
and her
smooth
erotic
groove,

Prince without
the crass
seXXX and
a (bi)cyclists
perspective
of the world.

 

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10 minutes
before show time
and we’re the only
paying spectators
so far.
says me, “i’ll go 8.”
says he, “15.”
if i’m right,
i’ll give him a roots
music CD
if he’s right,
i’ll give him a roots music CD.

(i have too many CDs
and i just want to give
and give and give CDs
away)

by the time Coco
returns with her husband
Simon
(he took the pics for this posting)

there are only 7 of us.
i’m counting Simon
and counting Serena,
the gallery’s director
and a wonderful
singer/musician

so Coco says,
she’ll return our money
play a few
requests and call it
a night, so she and Simon
can have a couple
of days off in Winnipeg

the excuses, it’s hot,
it feels like summer time
in the middle of September
and people are getting their
last blast of cottage time
and
outdoor festival time.
(we had a miserable summer,
cool and rainy).

ah, requests…

says me,
“the bicycle songs.”

“sweet,” says Coco
and she Loves
saying Sweeeeeeeet.

Brad says, “Intellectual Boys.”

Serena says, “Sugar and Revolution.”

Coco says, “Sweeeeeeeet!”

what a sweeeeeeet
set,

I Got A Bicycle
Fiori Modena
Sugar
BRC
Revolution
Intellectual Boys
(Your Love Was) The Best Part of My Day

during
BRC (a rapping
bicycle song)
a cyclist! enters
and there we go,
8.

Coco Love Alcorn at the Edge Gallery

Coco Love Alcorn at the Edge Gallery, Winnipeg. Simon Farla photo.

i LOve Coco’s bicycle songs.
sweeeeeet
cool breezy songs
rapping and funky
soulful
erotic and exotic
Fiori Modena!

we’re doing the difficult
handclap
parts in I Got A Bicycle

BRC and Intellectual Boys
are intelligent, witty/fun,
rap
songs, oh,
oxymoronixxx?

check out Ridley Bent
for (a)more
brilliant
rap stylings
with a gritty country
Bent.

Serena and Coco
sing Sugar
together and it is
So Sweeeeeeet!
as if they’ve sung
duets
a hundred times,
instead
of this
first time.

 

oh, the Edge’s
new show,
artists who use
vinyl LPs
as their canvas/
media
so in the background
crazy cool
colorful
LPs hung
on the walls
(if you’re wondering
what those
discs are
in the pics).

finger,snaps
handclaps
sing along
s
we groove to
these heaven
seven soul,fully
sweet
songs

and that’s the night
at The Edge Gallery

Coco Love Alcorn
September 18
Winnipeg

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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