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Bovine Serenade  

by Bessie the Cow  


Bovine Serenade is Milkmen mascot Bessie the Cow's dramatic first-bovine account of the band's rise, fall, and resurrection. Here you'll find the loquacious quadruped's recollections of seminal Milkmen events like their first sold-out gig, the fateful day that Rick Parnell played the snare drum with his head, the recruitment of Young Tim, his flashy replacement, and the moo-mentous move from Boulder to El Lay.

Critics have noted that Bessie's account of the Milkmen's "failure" is somehow more compelling than various superstars' accounts (or would that be various superstars' ghostwriters' accounts?) of their mega successes. Then again, ruminants don't often have Bessie's knack for milking every drop of bathos and pathos from the saga of a rock band trying to make its mark back in the halcyon days of hair bands, new wave, and punk rock. Thrill to the agony and the ecstasy of it all!

More chapters coming soon ...

Chapter 1:  Dashing Dairymen
Chapter 2:  Rick Plays The Snare Drum With His Head
Chapter 3:  Tim Takes The Stage
Chapter 4:  Meet Mr. Watts
Chapter 5:  We Open For Missing Persons
Chapter 5:  Conquering Colorado
Chapter 7:  Rick Sees His Successor
Chapter 8:  Westward Ho!