Now the old joint will have to soldier along under new owners. Details to come but here’s a piece I wrote in 2018 more
Remember when second lines were legal in New Orleans? Men like this routinely rolled along with the parades on their highly-customized bicycles. I can hardly wait til January of 2022 when the second lines can legally roll once more.
When second lines were still legal in New Orleans Mr Joe Stern was at nearly every single one of them.
Ever since the “Mistick Krewe of Comus” was organized in 1857, New Orleans has started partying the 12th night after Christmas and not let up til Ash Wednesday. It’s an orgy of food, drink, and dancing without parallel in North America. Continue Reading
It’s a Queen Ida and The Bon Temps Zydeco Band morning here in New Orleans 9th Ward. Put on La Louisiane while you’re frying your morning bacon. I can’t count how many kings of Zydeco there have been but there is only one Queen – and that’s Miss Ida.
Listening to Barbara George’s I Know this afternoon on a lovely fall day in New Orleans. That’s Melvin Lastie tearing up the cornet. His family of musicians hail from Delery Street right here in the 9th Ward. And Miss Barbara? She’s a 9th Ward native too. The cut hit number one on the R&B charts.