1001 Albums #5

Fats Domino (Yes, he called himself Fats, but today he could not get away with that name. It would hurt the feelings of all the fat people) is someone I have heard of and someone I have heard a few songs from, but I would not consider myself a fan at all. I appreciate what […]

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1001 Albums #4

Three albums behind me and I have not heard from one artist who writes his own songs. It seems that artist in the 50s were not able to write their own music. The Louvin Brothers wrote a couple songs as does today’s musician Louis Prima who was born in New Orleans, Louisiana did on his […]

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So Hard For The Money

i went to the world famous French Quarter. It happened that i was fortunate to be there during the last day of the French Quarter Festival. There was live music on the streets and many people out enjoying the sunshine. It was a bit more expensive than usual for parking, so that was unfortunate. The […]

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Avery Island the Home of Tabasco

Today i went to Avery Island. It is where the most famous hot sauce, Tabasco, is made. It was really fascinating hearing about the process of making the sauce. It is stored three years in wooden barrels and then stirred for 20 something days. Even more exciting to hear, Tabasco Company is into saving the […]

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Slavery Bad, Payback Bad Too

Many people today believe that they are owed something because of something that happen a long time ago. i disagree. If we go with that mentality then many of us could find a group that owes us for something. This is in regards to Haiti wanting money from France. You can read the article at […]

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Galette des Rois

Galette des Rois (or King Cake in New Orleans where i grew up) is part of the French tradition for Epiphany. Epiphany is a Christian holiday on January 6 marking the epiphany of the infant Jesus to the Magi, but to many people in New Orleans it is the start of Mardi Gras. It was […]

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