White Cowbell Oklahoma at the Royal Albert, Winnipeg

White Cowbell Oklahoma concert photo

White Cowbell Oklahoma at the Royal Albert Arms, Winnipeg, Sept 19 2009. Ailsa Dyson photo.

Review and photos – White Cowbell Oklahoma at the Royal Albert Arms, Winnipeg, Sept 19 2009

– text by eugene osudar/photos by Ailsa Dyson

settings
can be
the perfect key
to unlock
The Rock
N Roll Show
Universe
take
a steamy
hot
September
Saturday night
in Winnipeg
Royal Albert Arms
sold out
200 (mostly)
hard drinking
party people.

prom dresses
kilts
grease ballers
punk rockers
and
White Cowbell Oklahoma
redneck (in jest)
southern fried boogie
rock n roll
and lots of Cow,
Bell!

those are the ingredients
let’s do some cookin’

www.myspace.com/whitecowbelloklahoma

listen to Shot a Gamblin’ Man
to get the full-on electric
guitars
flavor
and
then,
Put the South In Your Mouth
to savour the sexy
misbehavior
s
Spinal Tap
lyrical stylings

oh, and Ani DiFranco
was invited to attend…
i’m guessing I was the only
Ani Dee concert attendee
to “head” on over
to the Albert.

the set,

Bombardero
Monster Railroad
Get On, Get Down
Ground Down
Piece Of The Action
Shot a Gamblin’ Man
Keys to the Universe
new song (i think, reading
set list)
Buried in the Desert
Cracker
Frankenstein
Put the South In Your Mouth
Speed King

a song or two missed
70 minutes.

so here
i flow
like liquor
down
the gullet
i even saw
a mullet

heart and soul
southern US
rock n roll
so many guitars
Sssss(creaming)
booze and beer
guzzzzzzling
encouraged
by the band
to get good and loaded
so we can visit
the Winnipeg drunk tank
and fill it to
incapacity.
vomit freely,
although
i didn’t see
any evidence
in the men’s
i did see many
a staggering
prom dress
wearing babe
and tongue to tongue
Russ Meyer vixen
kissing
for photos
and the dancing
mayhem
and the erotic grooving
of women’s hips
swishing
swaying to this good
times
music
oh brother oh sister
chaotic
i’m quaking
at the sign
of those curves
swerves
willow,ing
i’m willing them
to shed their false skins
coco butter
down in “Sugar City”
just for a Piece of the Action!
cowbell player
now that’s a band
i can get into
need more Cow,Bell!

car songs
sparks fly
sanding down
the cowbell
highway speed songs
bad loving
good loving
songs
songs about f#cking
and songs about
sucking,
Put The South In Your Mouth
and it’s a sing along song
and we’re singing it
bringing it
on
and there’s booze
for the dancers
free,flowing pouring down
into the accepting mouths
the band
that shares
White Cowbell Oklahoma
gotta go see
’em
this is a bar band
this is the bar
for them
Royal Albert Arms
on the band’s tenth
anniversary

last year
i was right up front
dancing
and the Very First
to accept the JD poured
into
my mouth
(i don’t drink, alcohol)
this year
i’m witnessing
watching from the periphery
a voyeur
to the party and to the sheer
open sexuality

i like what i see

and

i’m grooving too
to the good time
rip roaring
hard drinking
honky tonk
feeling sexy
being raunchy
songs

i love guitar bands
i love multiple
guitar bands
more
and the added
show like a
chain saw
and rolls
of toilet paper
on a
wooden pole
shredded into
the staggering
dancing
audience

streams and streams
of shredded
TeePee
sticking to shoes
wrapped
around necks
streaming from hair
strobe lights
lightning
flash
your brain
waves as
sodomy songs
rum songs
lash songs
sing a long
sodomy songs
ah, groins rubbing
into asses
The
Home Stretch
songs

and then we’re spent

and wasted
and drunk
on the guitars
and southern fried
stylings
of White Cowbell Oklahoma.

no better place
to be
than the Royal Albert Arms
on a steamy hot
raunchy sweaty
Saturday night
in September
in My 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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