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New Orleans Needs More Teamwork

If you’re reading this, you love New Orleans, especially New Orleans music. What’s the best thing about living here? My answer would be the people and the way we interact. […]

Yeah, you right.

All of sudden, and all at once, some massive changes are taking place in New Orleans’ music scene. Why this confluence of changes are happening now is a mystery, but here’s […]

Music Uptown and Downtown

Not as many people have been around music as a business for as long as me, and just like everything else, the local club scene has changed drastically. I’ve written […]

Happy New Year

This is my last blog in 2014, and we wish you all the best so that you and yours will  hopefully have a wonderful 2015. The city of New Orleans is changing rapidly. […]

Skewering okay if it creates an equitable noise ordinance.

New Orleans needs more skewering of politicians and greedy residents and businesses when it comes to the legislation of an equitable noise ordinance. Earlier this week I watched a splendid […]

Why Music Hasn’t Prevailed in New Orleans

I’ve been writing about the reasons why music isn’t respected in New Orleans for probably 30 years, and why it hasn’t prevailed in our economy. I’ve been ranting about it, […]

Americana Music and New Orleans

So fresh back from the Americana Music Festival in Nashville last week–which focused on New Orleans. Here are a few comments on the experience. This year, the Americana Music Association […]

Apple Barrel Is Not Closing,
Just Going Through Changes

The rumors in the Twittersphere started on Sunday: “The Apple Barrel is closing.”—Twitter is a rumor-monger’s dream come true. Well, it’s not true. The Apple Barrel is not closing; it […]

Voice of the Brand

I’m in Chicago this week attending a conference called “Voice of The Brand: Music.” It’s an intense two-day confab of companies looking to brand themselves by using music, giving music […]

More Than Just Festivals and Sports

This afternoon I was lucky enough to be able to leave the office and trek out to the Fair Grounds to take care of a little business. Oh what a […]