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Noisy Parks?

Okay, so I’m out of town at SXSW, and I get this email from Leo Watermeier, who’s lived on North Rampart for some years and who maintains the antique rose […]

HBO’s Treme Finishes Shooting Final Season

It was a raw and misty late afternoon in February during Mardi Gras. Spotlights illuminated the gloaming Marigny shadows with a surreal, almost funereal light. David Simon and Eric Overmyer […]

Most of My Favorite Local Records of 2012

Reading the lists and catching some flak made me itch to put my own preferences down. What follows is necessarily incomplete because I can’t even pretend to listen to everything […]

A First Look at Treme’s Second Season

You can’t tell much from this 27-second teaser for Treme‘s second season, but in addition to familiar musicians to the Treme family – John Boutte and Kermit Ruffins – Juvenile […]

Go For It!

Spent a good part of this afternoon at Piety Street Recording Studio in the Bywater, meeting great people whilst observing the recording of Paul Sanchez and screenwriter Colman deKay’s upcoming […]

Paid in Whiskers

My husband is John Boutté’s piano tuner. He’s a darling, Boutté, and he pays well. Cash plus. Last time it was a pound of fresh shrimp that somebody had brought […]