Tuesday, June 14, 2011

A rare but important victory
~American Zombie

Da Train! Da Train! City of New Orleans
~How We Rollas~
On another one of our "work trips" for Editilla's House of Piety (EHOP) we take the southern rails. 7am comes hard on our nerve, but soon the MS Delta is sliding by, shining like a... like a laser-plained, leveled, leveed, over-irrigated, precision- agriculture guitar. We've been riding this particular train since 1979. It leaves Memphis, exiting the bluff into the delta at the beginning of the Corps Levee, then quickly into the very center, en route to Greenwood to Yazoo City, MS, the bottom gum line of the delta. Just passed Marks (they used to just beat the Hell outta my Cleveland High Wildcat football team. I mean every time. Mean delta boys in Marks.) The fields are beautiful golden -fresh cut wheat- and green of new soybeans. The cotton is moving along, but there is still a Lot of water around. The corn to me seems late. These little towns are but slivers of a glory they never had in the first place. This is across the tracks from Faulkner's Delta, "Their Day" was taken along time ago, if not by the Corps of Engineers' flood strategy then whittled down and sold to feed China. But in the space of a crack in an old oiled wooden floor, art has remained embedded in the land of my yout and festered. Many of these towns have secretly taken in Nolafugees, like Water Valley where Waiting Room Gallery immigrated.

Low levees get boost from corps
~Nikki Buskey
~Houma~ The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers is raising a floodwall at the Golden Meadow pump station from 11.5 feet to just under 14 feet, said Joey Wagner, corps manager for the Larose-to-Golden Meadow levee project. The corps will also improve protection at the Louisiana Offshore Oil Port deepwater facility and low-lying floodwalls along the Gulf Intracoastal Waterway in Larose.

As if we had to be told, I mean... Goddamnit!

Lawmaker wants BP Oil Spill medical cases monitored

30 more bays closed at Bonnet Carre Spillway

Have You Seen This? ~GRN

Follow the Money~Indie Film Guru

Postcards of the Hanging
~Tara Jill Ciccarone

Vinterview~Blackened Out

I’ll Have What He’s Having. Not!
~He Said/She Said NOLA

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