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SunshineSue
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Happy Mardi Gras!

#124054 2 years, 5 months ago
It's Mardi Gras time in New Orleans! Tomorrow is Fat Tuesday. So break out the beads, boil up some crawfish and crank up a little NOLA music for a couple days! Here are some web cams if you want to check out the festivities later today and tomorrow:

NOLA parade cam: http://www.nola.com/paradecam/

Bourbon Street: http://www.earthcam.com/usa/louisiana/neworleans/bourbonstreet/

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#124059 2 years, 5 months ago
WWOZ a fine listener supported radio station. www.wwoz.org/
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Re: Happy Mardi Gras!

#124082 2 years, 5 months ago
Thanks Sue, totally digging the Bourbon St. cam


here's a fine example of NOLA sounds



and some N'awlins natives



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Re: Happy Mardi Gras!

#124106 2 years, 5 months ago
New Orleans is such a great city, with so much incredible music! Here's another favorite of mine, the Radiators (couldn't find a clean live version). We were there in 1996, and while out on a lovely carriage ride through the French Quarter, our lovely FQ hotel room was being totally cleaned out (broke in through the lovely french doors). And it was still one of the best vacations ever!

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#124112 2 years, 5 months ago
Happy Mardi Gras, everyone. Laissez les bons temps rouler (Let the good times roll !)

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#124118 2 years, 5 months ago
Yeah, ya Raght!!!
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#124121 2 years, 5 months ago
man that bourbon street camera is tooooo funny
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#124124 2 years, 5 months ago
SunshineSue wrote:
New Orleans is such a great city, with so much incredible music! Here's another favorite of mine, the Radiators (couldn't find a clean live version). We were there in 1996, and while out on a lovely carriage ride through the French Quarter, our lovely FQ hotel room was being totally cleaned out (broke in through the lovely french doors). And it was still one of the best vacations ever!



It's an extreme city. Historically it was one of the major slave ports and I think a lot of that dark mojo stills flows through the streets. I spent a lot of time down there in the early to mid 90's. A friend of mine from Philly got me to come down and introduced me to a bunch of locals who looked out for me and I in turn looked out for the friends that I subsequently brought down. No one's safe from that darkness, though. The person who originally brought me there is now a crack head, living in the streets and turning tricks for drug money.

There's a kind of psychedelic aspect to New Orleans. It can be wonderful and truly eye-opening but sometimes, when you least expect it, that city can really test you.
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#124130 2 years, 5 months ago
Chester wrote:
Happy Mardi Gras, everyone. Laissez les bons temps rouler (Let the good times roll !)



What he said! Aiko Aiko!
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#124237 2 years, 5 months ago
Something tells me that the guy standing in the middle of Bourbon street with a sign saying "Repent America" probably isn't getting many converts tonight!
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