Nightwood at Lo Pub, Winnipeg

Nightwood at Lo Pub

Nightwood at Lo Pub, Winnipeg, June 13 2009. Ailsa Dyson photo.

 Review and photos – Nightwood at Lo Pub, June 13 2009

– text by eugene osudar/photos by Ailsa Dyson

i love it when
the women
rock
harder
than the men

Nightwood
Lo Pub
Saturday
night

i love it
when the passion
is strong

and

deep

and cuts
into
and
through you
and hacks

you

d
o
w
n

into the pocket
of Jeremy’s beat
and the dirge
of the guitars
and the voices
of the women
of Nightwood

Erin and Amber

i love it
when the shoes
are for guttersnipe

for the photographer
Ailsa, take a bow,

this is Your
moment
now,

artist
mother
wife
woman

you
‘re
wonder
full

i love it
when
the Heavy Magic
is dedicated
to the writer
of this
p
o
e
m

m
e(ugene)

thank you
amber
and erin
and jeremy

i love it
when
a band plays
hard

even
when they’re exhausted

all the way
from Montreal
they’ve
played
here
to Vancouver
and back
again

and their day off
is spent in
Winnipeg

i love it
when
The Lo Pub
fills up
slowly
and
quickly

after a yawning
Tom Petty
concert

what happened
to him?

two years ago
he kicked ass

i love it when
beautiful women
glow and sparkle
in
beautiful
night gowns
and
summer dresses

and tingle/burst
in
London town
dreams

i love it
when the youngsters
join
this oldster
and dance
the heavy fast
slow tribal
beats
around
and around
the swirling
funneling
guitars

i love it when we’re all moving

to The Bokononists

in the Cat’s Cradle
Kurt Vonnegut rules

i love it when
i’m reminded
of The Quiffs
and
The Hot Live Guys
and of Iggy
and all the rockers

past and present

the poets
and punks

Patti Smith
Charles Bukowski
L Cohen

i love it when
i write and write
and dream
of poets
dancing
writing
and
breathing
now

i even love it
when
my eyes are stinging
from the salt
sweat
seeping
into my eyes

i love it
when
i want to scream
and roar
like a lion
like a Leo
in the moment

in the L Cohen
of this

our moment
now

the wonder of it

of being alive
of breathing fire
of kissing music

i love it
when
we’re dancing

we’re dancing

we’re dancing

and we’re hugging

n
o
w

i love it
when

Nightwood
plays
in Winnipeg
in Anywhere,
Canada
June 19
Lo Pub.

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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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