Big 6 are one of the best brass bands in the US.
Soulja Slim was born on this day back in 1977. He was gunned down in Gentilly November 26th, 2003. Here’s an article I wrote on Slim’s brief, snake-bitten rap careerThe Ghost Of Soulja Slim
It’s Joe Simon day here in the Florida Development of the New Orleans 9th Ward.
What makes it remarkable is that Lafcadio Hearn had quit our city some 130 years earlier in 1887 for the greener pastures of Martinique in the Caribbean Sea.
He would die in 1904.
And over a century later a raucous street party would fete the man who famously spoke on New Orleans saying “…it is better to live here in sackcloth and ashes than to own the whole state of Ohio.”