Tuesday, December 5, 2017

NEW ORLEANS DAY 3: EXTREME MEANDERING


Extreme Meandering isn't for everyone.  The training isn't rigorous; the preparation required can be done in minutes; goal-setting and metrics are not allowed.  It's like Death Race 2000, but you get points for finding book stores, back-alleys, and sandwiches.



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FINDS AT OCTAVIA BOOKS



Later in the evening we enjoy oysters at Felix's, a wonderful, creative meal at Cane & Table, and a digestif at the carousel bar.

Monday, December 4, 2017

NEW ORLEANS DAY 2: GOOD TIMES AT BACHANNAL WITH THE ROAMIN' JASMINE




This was a really fine show at Bachannal.  I bought their latest album on Bandcamp this morning while immersed up to my chin in cheddar grits, at the spa.  

THAT'S how easy it is to support independent music on Bandcamp.



We rented bikes yesterday and tooled around for a few hours.  Blue skies, low 70's, and everything as pretty as can be, including this lady. 

Night before last on the trolley we overheard a young deadhead deliver a devastating monologue on Bobby's pink stratocaster and pink-polo-with-popped-color 90's phase.  I was shaking with laughter like I used to do when my sister cut one in church. As we rolled away he was straddling a sign post and mock-racking himself to makes his girlfriend laugh.

I guess I took a break on daily posting in November after some record-breaking traffic in October.  In a world of pre-packaged venom injections on Twitter, my little backwater of appreciations and observations meanders along.

Sunday, December 3, 2017

NEW ORLEANS DAY 1

MY NATIVITY AND CHRISTMAS VILLAGE PASSION UNVEILED
 
VERY SERIOUS ABOUT GRITS AND TABASCO

We walked 8 miles on our first day in New Orleans, starting with a now-traditional lunch at Mother's.  I was enchanted with this crazy nativity and christmas village display, photobombed by Miss Tracy.

SquidsKC have shows booked at recordBAR on 1/12 and 2/23, as well as an solo/SquidsKC HOMETOWN show at The Corbin Theater in Liberty, in August of 2018.