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Auld Lang Syne Nostalgia

According to Wikipedia: Auld Lang Syne  is a Scottish poem written by Robert Burns in 1788 and set to the tune of a traditional folk song . It is well known in […]


In early November, we covered the proposed redevelopment of the Memorial Auditorium as CECI – the Center for Entertainment and Creative Industry. Reviewing what I wrote, I feel like I […]

Someone Finally Made the Corpse Lay Down

Today’s Times-Picayune reports that the Mid-City bonfire has been cancelled this year. As I wrote last year, everything good about the event died when the city got involved, but if […]

Another One Bites the Dust?

I haven’t figured out why the club across the street from my office–currently called “La Maison de la Musique,” formerly “Ray’s Room,” hasn’t been able to make it on Frenchmen […]


It’s not every year I prepare gallons of glögg for our yearly Lucia party, and end up making a second batch. Glögg? YES. It’s Swedish for liquid cheer, and makes the […]

Still the Best

This has been a rough year for Lil Wayne, and the general disinterest that the tracks released from Rebirth makes it easy to think about him as in decline. But […]


I’m in the process of uploading a video I shot last night of my favorite Christmas lights in town – a couple of houses in Jefferson at the corner of […]

(Still) Stirring Up The Pot

OffBeat has been pushing for recognition for the music, musicians, arts and cultural businesses in New Orleans for a long time. Along with MusicSwingsVotes.org, we’re sponsoring the first of a […]

Runaway Crabs

Finally saw Julie & Julia last night. T’was a bit bland. How many times can an American mispronounce the French word for beef (boeuf) in a movie about two Americans […]

Reaching for a Story?

With a Saints-themed December cover, we’re not in a position to throw stones at any other print media’s attempt to get a piece of the attention that the team commands. […]