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Monday, April 28, 2008

The River JazzFest

The river runs through it... JazzFest that is. Yesterday was another incredibly rainy day but that didn't damper the spirit of JazzFest one bit. The sun started to finally peek through the clouds during Irma Thomas's set yesterday afternoon. And Al Green sang us love songs to send us on our way into the nighttime...

The nighttime, which started with an amazing meal at Upperline, took us from Tipitina's where Rebirth Brass Band opened up for Leo Nocentelli's Rare Funk Gathering. Leo is the original source of "super space funk" if you asked me.

As the night got fuzzy, it was time for a trip back downtown to the Howlin' Wolf where there was some major howlin' going on... from Skerik's horn. Not sure what this incarnation was called but we had Marco & Joe with Skerik and Eric Krasno blasting away in a Bustle-esque fashion. This is a band to write home about! So... I'm writing home about it...

Today was the beginning of the "daze between" which I just love. The noise settles down and the brain starts repairing itself. We made the pilgrimage uptown to get Domilise's poboys. People, if you have not hunted this place down yet, you are missing out on the best poboys in town. While uptown we went to visit our friends at the Dirty Coast store to buy some t-shirts. And now for a little down time before checking out the New Orleans Klezmer Allstars tonight at DBA!

Saturday, April 26, 2008

Billy Joel... from under a human held tarp.

Torrential downpours at JazzFest today! But the music is still playing so ya gotta work it out, riight?! We found shelter during Billy Joel's set under a giant tarp held up by people. It was kinda awesome. That piano man sang us some songs and there were still thousands of soaking wet people all in the mood for a melody!

Friday, April 25, 2008

Fairgrounds, Day One.

Soft shelled crab po'boy, strawberry lemonade, crawfish beignets, fried eggplant in crawfish sauce, Cajun duck po'boy, fried green tomatoes, cochon delait, crawfish bread, crawfish strudel, white chocolate bread pudding... oh my. And there was music also. Day one happened. Here's some pics from the glorious fairgrounds.

Thursday, April 24, 2008

NOLA Awaits

Hello blogosphere. It's been one month since my last confession.

I thought I'd fire up ye olde blog here again as I am once again making the pilgrimage down to the Big Easy for 10 days of N'awlins goodness. I'm printing out my grids, checkin' out the nighttime happenings, and my stomach is growling for po'boys and crawfish monica. Tonight after checking in to our house in the Bywater, I think a visit over to DBA for some Anders Osborne is in order. I've got my sights set on Saturday afternoon at 5pm on the Fairgrounds as we patiently wait (while nibbling on some crawfish bread) for Billy Joel to take the stage.

Happy JazzFest! I'll be in touch! Holla!!