Sunday, November 11, 2012


When I look at some of the silly inductees voted into the Rock & Roll Hall of Fame I wonder if Tiny Tim will ever make it.  So now the original Meters are finally nominated for induction.  Not only were they THE major funk influence in America, they boasted some of the most talented musicians the funk world has heard.  You can easily say George Porter, Jr. may indeed be the all-time greatest funk bassist.  And I say it in the same breath as Stanley Clark, Jaco Patorious, Bootsy Collins, and my cousin, Larry Graham.
Strut You Cissy, Strut!

Saturday, October 13, 2012


Another typical New Orleans October weekend (except that our Saints have a bye):  free festivals, concerts, and beautiful, warm days.

Back and forth again today between the Crescent City Blues & BBQ Festival in Lafayette Square downtown and the Louisiana Seafood Festival in Woldenberg Park on the river.  It's only a 15-minute stroll between both lovely areas.

Last night the Blues Fest ended with bluesman Chris Thomas King belting away old favorites.  His bassist was phenomenal as well.  (Did you know King played Mississippi minstrel Tommy in the film, "Oh Brother, Where Art Thou?" with George Clooney and New Orleans ambassador John Goodman?)  

Drago's BBQ oysters were the best of the Seafood Fest yesterday but today I have a lot more dishes to try.  Enjoyed John Besh at the cooking demo tent.  And was that solo Sean Payton I bumped into?

Back to the Blues and Festin' and Feastin'