12-12-09 Fort Worth, TX

Photos: by Whiskey on Flickr
Video: Bean Bowl / Hey Thurman / Shake the Chandelier / Gin and Juice

The Gourds
Lola's Saloon
2736 West 6th Street
Fort Worth, TX

01. Magnolia
02. El Paso
03. Ants on the Melon
04. Burn the Honeysuckle
05. Valentine
06. Spanky
07. Blanket Show
08. Bean Bowl
09. Country Love
10. Lower 48
11. Xmas in the City *
12. A Few Extra Kilos
13. All the Labor
14. Hey Thurman
15. Shake the Chandelier
16. Promenade
17. Best of Me
18. The Gyroscopic
19. Luddite Juice
20. Have the Stones Ever Done a Christmas Song? **
21. The Last Month of the Year (What Month Was Jesus Born In) (trad.)
22. Tex-Mex Mile
23. Holiday Road (Lindsey Buckingham)
24. Gin and Juice (Calvin Broadus, et al.) > Cupid (Sam Cooke) > Away in a Manger (Charles H. Gabriel) > Pride (In the Name of Love) (Bono/The Edge/Adam Clayton/Larry Mullen, Jr.) > I Feel Love (Donna Summer/Giorgio Moroder/Pete Bellotte) > Heart of Glass (Debbie Harry/Chris Stein) > Hate & War (Joe Strummer/Mick Jones) > Rudolph the Red-Nosed Reindeer (Robert L. May/Johnny Marks) > Gin and Juice

*1st live performance of an unreleased Kevin song. Originally titled Xmas in the City/Christmas in the Country
**A Jimmy song released on the 2003 edition of Rche's unofficial Christmas compilation cd, Los Ninos de Nada. In Cucurbitaceae message #84,076, Jimmy writes: "the tune is actually a combo of sympathy-19th nervous-last time-and-it's all over now. inspired as the hook at the end indicates. i had heard start me up on xmas day and was flummoxed" (December 18, 2009).

Special thanks to Tony The Plumber, TheFestivalNinja, and the team of G. Nelson & K. Hallowell for the field reports. If anyone has audio/video/photos from this show, please email TheGourdsNews.

1 comment:

  1. It was great to have The Gourds back in Fort Party Worth (as Kev likes to call it). Especially great to have them play at one of my favorite local joints. I think the staff was a bit more laid back than the guys are used to... I heard more than one reference to their laissez faire attitude, but it all worked out. This time out I was able to get ten of my friends who are fans that have never seen them live to come to the show. And, of course, they loved it. Shake the Chandelier, Bean Bowl, and Spanky were some of the highlights of the night. Funny enough, I enjoyed Holiday Road so much during the sound check that everyone seemed sad that they wouldn't get to hear it... then Jimmy busted it out again. Great cover! I got there early and spent some time talking plumbing with a few Gourds and catching up with the others. One guy thought I was in the band and wished me a great show... haha! Always a pleasure to see my favorite band in my home town. Gourds, come back soon!