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Odd Words: Lupercalia Edition February 13, 2011

Posted by The Typist in Cajun, Carnival, cryptical envelopment, Mardi Gras, New Orleans, NOLA, Odd Words, Toulouse Street.
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Poet, playwright and performer Ray “Moose” Jackson got this out by email last night, and I wanted to get it out here right away so you have time to think of creature costumes if you’re so inclined. It doesn’t say and I haven’t asked but if this is the longer version of a short excerpt about an Irish sailor in the slave trade I heard at the Goldmine a few months back, “This Ship ‘o Fools” should be fantastic.

Le Cru du Loup Garou Presents: Lupercalia — La Balle des Loups Garous on Friday, Feb. 18 atg 8:00 pm SHARP with: “This Ship o’ Fools” written and performed by Herbert Kearney and Moose Jackson at Reneavus, St. Claude and Spain Street, Followed by: Slow Danger Brass Band Parading us to the Skull Club for: U.D.D.U and a crazed cajun-celtic jam. Bring yer fiddles. Cajun food by Nick Slie. Dress as your favourite beast (costumes required). Suggested Donation $10 at the door. Proceeds go to fund the Secret Loup Garou Canoe Parade!!! For more info: Come to the ball. Vampyres will be served free stake.

Complicated Life September 16, 2007

Posted by The Typist in cryptical envelopment, Dancing Bear, Debrisville, French Quarter, New Orleans, NOLA.
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As my own swirls life madly out of control and into what a acquaintance who moved from professional musician to corporate citizen once called The Swirling Vortex, it’s time to stop and listen to some fine advice for everyone who lives in New Orleans, or wishes they did: remember why we’re here.

Damn, that felt good, now, didn’t it? Go ahead, play it again. Or better yet, click on the Share This link and give this video five stars now to show your appreciation.

Here’s some info from the You Tube posting:

Filmed in mid-2005, this is a glimpse into life on the French Quarter’s lower Decatur Street before Hurricane Katrina.

Originally written by Ray Davies of the Kinks, this track is performed by the Preservation Hall Jazz Band featuring Clint Maedgen on vocals with a guest appearance by the New Orleans Bingo! Show in the video.