Postcards from New Orleans

Two years down the road
murielsnola:

“There are nights when the wolves are silent and only the moon howls.” —George Carlin

murielsnola:

“There are nights when the wolves are silent and only the moon howls.” —George Carlin

Bayou St. John

Bayou St. John

People don’t live in New Orleans because it is easy. They live here because they are incapable of living anywhere else in the just same way.

—Ian McNulty, A Season of Night: New Orleans Life After Katrina (via fleurty-girl)

(via jazzcatter)

funyuns-n-coffee:

congenitalprogramming:

naturepunk:

Apparently, in an attempt to paint Michael Brown as anything less than innocent, people have been spreading an image of an armed 17-year-old Joda Cain around the web and claiming that it’s Michael Brown.

Joda Cain is accused of murder in my home state of Oregon, and has literally jack shit to do with the Michael Brown murder in Ferguson, Missouri. THESE ARE NOT THE SAME PEOPLE. Anyone using the above image as “proof” that Michael Brown “deserved” to be shot should be called out for defamation, and promptly thrown down a spiral staircase. 

The bottom photo is the real Michael Brown. He was called a “gentle giant” by friends and family. He was unarmed and innocent, and he was murdered by a police officer after being shot more than seven times at close range. Witnesses, including a friend who was with him at the time of the shooting, all agree that he was doing nothing deserving of such violent actions from the officer who gunned him down. 

UGH UGH UGH would it be TOO MUCH to believe us when we say MICHAEL BROWN WAS AN INNOCENT MAN WHO WAS RACIALLY PROFILED AND EXECUTED??

I’d note how they’re not even the same shade. Then again we all look the same to these piece of dog shit racists.

John and Alan Lomax in Louisiana, 1934

An amazing collection of recordings. I’ve been wandering around the past all morning. On a side note, this is the kind of thing our government used to be able to do.

Preservation Hall on rainy Sunday afternoon.

Preservation Hall on rainy Sunday afternoon.