Postcards from New Orleans

Two years down the road

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.

Ed Wills and Blues4Sale at Vaso.

Ed Wills and Blues4Sale at Vaso.

nolahistoryguy:

Louis Armstrong’s Hot Five. Today in 1928, the band recorded “West End Blues,” at OKeh Studios in Chicago.

nolahistoryguy:

Louis Armstrong’s Hot Five. Today in 1928, the band recorded “West End Blues,” at OKeh Studios in Chicago.

mulishmusings:

nolabeings:

"What’s the playground like?" “The ground is rocks that people can slip on and sticks that people can trip on and leaves that people pullin’ at. And that’s not being safe: what if they have glass in the leaves? We don’t have a playground. Sometimes you just gotta help a kid out.”[NB NEWS FLASH! This young being’s school is in the finals to win a $20k playground from KaBoom, but is really lagging in votes. Let’s see if the NB community can help. Only takes 3 clicks to vote for Mildred Osborne Charter School here: https://www.facebook.com/LetsPlay/app_486254294756872]

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mulishmusings:

nolabeings:

"What’s the playground like?" 

“The ground is rocks that people can slip on and sticks that people can trip on and leaves that people pullin’ at. And that’s not being safe: what if they have glass in the leaves? We don’t have a playground. Sometimes you just gotta help a kid out.”

[NB NEWS FLASH! This young being’s school is in the finals to win a $20k playground from KaBoom, but is really lagging in votes. Let’s see if the NB community can help. Only takes 3 clicks to vote for Mildred Osborne Charter School here: https://www.facebook.com/LetsPlay/app_486254294756872]

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Cajun Zydeco Fest

Took the streetcar down to the Quarter on Sunday, got to Armstrong Park just in time to catch the last couple of numbers from one of our favorite local bands, The Lost Bayou Ramblers.

Always a great show, cher.

MUNCHIES Presents: A Short Film on Cajun Boudin - YouTube

cajunkate:

Everything you ever wanted to know about boudin! I am a boudin fanatic. I will try any and all boudin. I don’t have one specific place that I exclusively buy from, but I do have a Top 5 - 1) T-Boy’s (Mamou) 2) Bourque’s (Port Barre) 3) Best Stop for smoked boudin (Scott) 4) Billy’s for smoked and regular (Scott) and 5) Janise’s (Sunset). My absolute favorite boudin ball is Billy’s in Scott. The pepper jack stuffed ones shown in the video are incredible. I do have two places on my list of never, ever again. I will not name them, but it was a consistency thing for me. If a boudin is TOO ground up, for me, it takes on the texture of like pasty cat food. Disgusting. I have had boudin noir. When I was a kid and someone brought boudin, they always brought both kinds. Now, it’s very difficult to find. I’m not a huge fan. It’s too “wild” tasting, I guess, for me. It’s okay, and I’ll always eat a slice, but never a whole link.

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