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Jesse DeNatale at WECC, Winnipeg

Jesse DeNatale

Jesse DeNatale at the West End Cultural Centre, Winnipeg, Sept 24 2010. Cheyenne Rae photo

Review and photos – Jesse Denatale at West End Cultural Centre, Winnipeg Sept 24 2010

– text by eugene osudar/photos by Cheyenne Rae

it’s been days

(now,)

and
in the midst of great,
big
shows,

a quiet,
cabaret show at
the WECC

:(100 people);

quiet
reverence

like a holy
place

this
sacred music
is

stars
moons
and planets

these lights
comets are

these songs,
meteor showers

sparkling
lights

beneath our
children’s
blankets

enchantments
broken
by the whoops
and hollers
after every
sacred
hymn

(we’re) singing
praises
in your hallelujah
rain

it’s in the keys
the ivories
it’s in the soul
of the dreamer

(The Artist)

tickling souls

(these magic/dust
fingers)

on piano
the eternal soul
Jesse DeNatale
burning bright
in
optimism’s
fire

words and melodies

keep on walkin’
pilgrimages

soul parade
journeys

the same week as
The Flaming Lips,
a sold-out
Burton Cummings Theatre,

1,600 people

(oh my deities,
my childlike heart
celebrants
united elation)

check you/tube
for the clips
from the Winnipeg show
(it must be true)

the show
of shows.

Jesse DeNatale at the West End Cultural Centre, Winnipeg, Sept 24 2010. Cheyenne Rae photo

Scott Nolan at the West End Cultural Centre, Winnipeg, Sept 24 2010. Cheyenne Rae photo

Arcade Fire
those first 4 songs
as good as it gets
but then,
the sag
the lull
the zag
the dull.

Jesse DeNatale,

the lips and the fire
don’t have the songs

the command
the knowledge
the wisdom
the freedom

poet
tree

lifting

“you never know
what can come your way,
you never know
until you say
okay
and the door swing
wide
and you step
on in…”

(from keep on walkin’)

the depths
of visions

to explore

the mystic moon

the poetry
the melody
enthralling lullabies
gorgeous
nursery rhymes

(yes,
i believe in nursery rhymes)

shhhhhhhh,
secrets shared,

the understanding
of literature

short stories

the essence of
Tom Waits

the magic of
Van Morrison

what Bob Dylan
has always known,

poetry
short stories
novels
paintings
sculptures
dreams
nursery rhymes
and
the books
the sacred stories
of great religions

feed our collective
imaginations
inspires our
creative fires

these blessed
soul infernos.

100 minutes

carry me
shangri-la west
a lot to lose
beside you
hallelujah rain
she’s the one
oscar grant
montgomery st.
dreamer’s holiday
keep on walkin’
riding gloves
pretty boy floyd
lucinda
nightingale

encore,
soul parade

(i wish)
i could simply write
jesse’s poems
his every song’s
poetry
every dream
every light shooting
across the night sky
and walking
in the blinding
sunshine
of a glorious
nursery rhyme,

and that’s where
we begin
the walk
the parade
the child
the girl
the man and woman

little Lucinda
his daughter

hand in hand
in hand in hand
in little delicate
baby hands,

from the perfect
work of art
titled
Lucinda,

“c’mon
skip to my lou
there’s a place
in the world
for you,
c’mon
skip to my lou
my darling.”

and dance!
and lift!
and Love,.

“the universe black
and the earth so gray
heaven poured through
the room
like an ocean
wave
and the pretty blue peacock
up in the tree
yeah, he sang with the dawn
and the new baby
singing
i’ve been thinking about you
we’ve been thinking about you
i’ve been thinking about you
whoa, Lucinda!”

nothing
No
Thing
is as beautiful
as these words
in this melody
in this walk
this lover’s stroll
of man and woman
and newly
created
birthed
baby
girl,

Lucinda.

find these cds
these illimitable
masterpieces,

Shangri-La West
and
Soul Parade

www.myspace.com/httpwwwmyspacecomjessedenatale

Jesse Denatale
words and music
voice
keys and guitar
like a raggedy
marionette
doll
bopping
up and down
when he plays
guitar
feeling the lifting
dancing gliding
spirit
of the songs

and scott nolan
guitars
effects
whammy bar
voice
and joanna miller
drums
percussion
voice

beautiful
artists and
musicians.

(thank you)

let’s keep on walkin’

shall we?

Jesse Denatale
WECC
September 24.

Jesse DeNatale

Jesse DeNatale at the West End Cultural Centre, Winnipeg, Sept 24 2010. Cheyenne Rae 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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