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Repudiate Everything and Waiting for Waits

I wanted to wait until I read Vanity Fair‘s Miley Cyrus piece before commenting on the furor over the Annie Leibovitz photo of her wrapped in a sheet. It’s silly […]

Block that Metaphor

The Democratic primary has proven to be an interesting study in what constitutes effective political speech, and yesterday Hillary Clinton gave us another fine example. At the Indianapolis Motor Speedway, […]

Housecleaning: Reissues

CDs stack up like cord wood under the best of circumstances; going into the black hole of Jazz Fest just exacerbates the problem. Here’s a quick trip through recent reissues: […]

Jazz Fest – Last Word for Now

We’re doing more Jazz Fest wrap-up in the June issue of OffBeat, so I’ll leave it here and move on. The best things I saw? In no particular order, done […]

Jazz Fest Notebook Dump, Day 7

Finally, a cloudless day. I started the day with the Oyster Rockefeller Bisque, which was a rich, murky green broth with six or so good sized oysters in a small […]

More Required Reading

A good story from New Orleans City Business on the marketing of Mardi Gras Indians.

Required Reading

Yesterday I meant to put up this link but was preoccupied with the rain. Katy Reckdahl’s story in The Times-Picayune on the police breaking up a jazz funeral is really […]

Jazz Fest Notebook Dump, day 6

After six fest days and two nights of Stomp with only Monday off, I’m ready for Jazz Fest to be over. Yesterday was a good day, and I remembered that […]

Jazz Fest Notebook Dump, day 5

My day started with a merguez from Jamila’s on a tip from the Times-Picayune‘s Brett Anderson (who took my tip on Guil’s Gator), and it was an excellent sausage sandwich. […]

Jazz Fest Notebook Dump, day 4

It’s Friday morning, and for the first time this fest, there are closers I want to see. With Stevie Wonder, Terence Blanchard with the LPO, the tribute to Clifton Chenier […]