Thursday, April 19, 2012

Levon Helm, R.I.P.~Adrastos, First Draft
How He Got Rich: New Orleans Hornets Owner Tom Benson~Anthony Schneck

Sean Payton essentially barred from any contact with New Orleans Saints, players
~James Varney

New Orleans Saints 2012 Schedule: Predictions for All 16 Games
~Knox Bardeen, Bleacher Report

Recovery money redirected to Superdome upgrades

To amplify a point ‘Gate and I are making… ~Slabbed

More Navy Week Pics!
~Sailors aboard the Ecuador tall ship Guayas are greeted by waves from people and a salute from Andrew Jackson. ~Photos: Ted Jackson

A list of Navy Week NOLA events can be found here. The tall ships -- Coast Guard's Eagle, Ecuador's Guayas and Indonesia's Dewaruci -- are open for tours 9 a.m. to 7 p.m., at Woldenberg Park and the Aquarium of the Americas. Britain's HMS Montrose and Canada's St. Johns, both at Thalia Street Wharf, are open for tours from noon to 5 p.m. The USS Mitscher and the USS De Wert are open from noon to 7 p.m., at Governor Nicholls Street Wharf.

Aquaponics puts the green in West Bank gardens ~Melinda Morris

Feinberg made few mistakes, but 10,000 Gulf oil spill claimants shortchanged, audit says

2 years later, fish sick near BP oil spill site

Mutant Crabs Turning Up in the Gulf

Deepwater Horizon aftermath: how much is a dolphin worth?

Researchers discuss oil spill’s impacts

~Mathew Albright, Daily Comet

V-Day Reprise Helps Safe Space

Levon Helm and the Great River of American Music~Mark Salter

Tamarama jazz fest set for Saturday at Mandeville's Dew Drop

Wednesday, April 18, 2012

I would love to interview Mark St. Pierre right about now ~American Zombie

Deformedelicious ~Library Chronicles
New Orleans Saints have four prime- time games scheduled in 2012

BP oil spill medical claims settlement covers workers, some coastal residents

Bless these shrimps: Faith, fishing and Gulf Coast restoration~Facing South

City contractor accused in kickback deal is set to plead guilty and is cooperating
~The Lens

Louisiana bill would force woman hear heartbeat before abortion~WWL

'Hospitality zone' taxes on downtown meals, hotel rooms proposed~Michelle Krupa

Congressman blasts Corps of Engineers report on Missouri River

Aerial photos of NOLA Navy Week Ships

Brown widows creeping into south Louisiana~Nikki Buskey

Heart of Louisiana: Migratory birds
~Dave McNamara

Guides highlight Louisiana’s ecotourism

Earth Day to be celebrated in a number of ways in New Orleans area

Date Night: LaPlace Edition
~Blackened Out

NOFS & The Prytania Present Diverse film-O-rama Showcase This Week

Which Cities Are Setting Music Trends? Not the Ones You’d Think

Big Easy Roller Girls Fundraiser Features All-Skater Bands, Drink Specials
~Also~Tom Petty, Heartbreakers Get Back Their Guitars!

Warren Battiste Part 2: One Musician, One Tune~Greg Rhoades,

WWOZ Piano Night!

Theresa Andersson, Mia Borders and 610 Stompers Will Perform at Wednesday at the Square

Search And Restore: New Orleans

Ian Hoch's Hit N Run Guide to Jazzfest
~Hat Tweet

Tuesday, April 17, 2012

Welcome to the Hostility Zone
~American Zombie

New Orleans Saints 2012 schedule!!!
Levon is in the final stages of his battle with cancer~Dear Friends, please send your prayers and love to him as he makes his way through this part of his journey.
Thank you fans and music lovers who have made his life so filled with joy and celebration... he has loved nothing more than to play, to fill the room up with music, lay down the back beat, and make the people dance! He did it every time he took the stage... We appreciate all the love and support and concern.

From his daughter Amy, and wife Sandy

Are the Saints Being Railroaded?
~Should we implicitly believe there was a three-year, institutionalized bounty program in place simply because Roger Goodell said so? Remember that the NFL Players' Assocations in preparing to defend Saints' players from pending sanctions has repeatedly asserted, again as recently as Monday, that "to date, the NFL has not provided the NFLPA with detailed evidence of the existence of such a program." Read that one more time and let it sink in.
~Editilla Whodat'tellas~the longer you smoke the blacker the lightning...

~Also for our friends at NOLA Smokehouse!

Well-played, Mr. Benson
~The Angry Whodat

NOLA moonshot idea~Library Chronicles

Krystal Comeuppance?: Bama BCS Trophy Shattered~NOLA DEFENDER

~Special Thanks to our padnas at Shrimp Juice

Seniors raise concerns in BR over plan to move Elderly Affairs

Companies to pay $14.8M in FEMA trailer settlement

Editorial: An Army Corps of contradictions
~Sacramento Bee
~Ever since New Orleans was inundated during Hurricane Katrina, the national Corps office has aggressively enforced vegetation removal on levees, attempting to make trees a culprit for other institutional failings that led to the flooding of the Big Easy.
~Also~Homeland Security's Science & Technology Directorate and Dams Sector partners team up to develop new software systems for fast simulation of catastrophic flooding

'Roster of lost Titanic is closed; total rescued may not exceed 705': New Orleans learns of the disaster~Hat Tip

Tall ships grace the New Orleans riverfront: See photos

Navy Week NOLA gets underway today under threat of rain~Also~Service members in town for Navy Week to complete community-service projects

Gabrielle: Is It Worth It?~Blackened Out

Live: Dr. John Parades Through The Musical Legacy Of New Orleans
~Larry Blumenfeld, Village Voice

~By the third week of "Insides Out," Dr. John's residency at the Brooklyn Academy might have been dubbed "Occupy Howard Gilman Auditorium." The vibe at this high-culture outpost had been that powerfully transformed through a participatory democracy not often witnessed at supposed pop-star showcases.

Tupac's holographic performance amazed Coachella; which New Orleans icon would you want to see 'resurrected'?
~Alison Fensterstock

Jon Cleary on the music of Allen Toussaint ~The Bob Edwards Show

Monday, April 16, 2012

Heartbreaker: Tom Petty's Guitars Stolen in Front of JazzFest Date~NOLA DEFENDER
Damage in oil’s wake, tensions mount on long-term solutions~Amy Wold
~State and local officials continue to express frustration that long-term monitoring and cleanup efforts do not appear to be moving forward. Garret Graves, director of the Louisiana Governor’s Office of Coastal Activities, said he thought the state would be in a different position by now.“I expected the cooperation between the state, BP and the Coast Guard would have been much better,” Graves said. “To continue to see this really weird alliance between BP and the Coast Guard continues to be baffling.”

"I see you Jake Sulley"~American Zombie

Low seafood catches remain a mystery

Dangers of Katrina Shorthand, "Big gaps found in nursing homes’ disaster plans"
~Editilla Cotellas~ If we don't learn that man-made disaster happened in New Orleans 8/29/05, then we'll never be able to deal when it happens again.

Bodi White wastes $6 Million of our tax dollars and refuses to answer why
~C.B. Forgotston

Corps says more room needed in MO River channel, not reservoirs, for flooding

War of 1812 bicentennial events launch in New Orleans with tall ships, air show

The 10 best roast beef po-boys in the New Orleans metro area

~Hat Tweet ~Shrimp au Gratin – delicious Monday night dinner! via

French Quarter Festival eyes expansion after record year~N.O. City Business

Ziggy Marley, Warren Haynes in, Bunny Wailer, Levon Helm out at Jazz Fest

Sunday, April 15, 2012

'1,500 Thought Lost by Sinking of Titanic': New Orleans learns of the disaster
With fewer picks, Saints looking to make most out of the draft~James Varney
~Also~New Orleans Hornets owner Tom Benson is feeling invigorated and ready to go after an NBA title

Nearly Half of All Living Nobel Prize Laureates in the Sciences Personally Endorse a Repeal of Bobby Jindal’s Science Education Act ~CenLamar
~Hat Tweet~ ~The LSEA is chasing away people our state needs according to the Daily Advertiser

Orleans Parish Sheriff Marlin Gusman finally addresses prison's sexual assaults
~Jarvis DeBerry

La. National Guard unit returns to welcoming arms after tour's nomination for National Park Service -Final Version

Gulf of Mexico oil spill researchers look into effects on wildlife, ways to improve response~Mark Schleifstein

Demand for deep water offshore vessels growing

'Robo-ship' could soon be working for Navy

American Queen's maiden voyage marks start of business relationship with Memphis

New Orleans Nanotech Cotton Opens Up New Possibilities for the Fiber
~Starting in the 1950s, chemist Ruth Benerito and her colleagues at the Agricultural Research Service (ARS) Southern Regional Research Center in New Orleans conducted groundbreaking studies that gave rise to easy-care, permanent-press clothing and other consumer-friendly improvements that helped cotton better compete with synthetic fibers, like polyester. Today, under the leadership of Brian Condon, the ARS cotton researchers in New Orleans are leveraging the latest developments in nanotechnology to bring cotton fully into the 21st century.

1.1 Gardening in New Orleans
~New Orleans Food & Farm Network

Polly Jackson~"Branch Brook Park", acrylic on canvasboard, 16 x 20"

Sunday Reads: The Dick That Keeps On Ticking and Auroras on Uranus
~Sky Dancing

Parades, bars, bantering locals and a life of scholarship shaped Lawrence Powell's acclaimed New Orleans history

Hundreds riot in the streets as trollies attempt to run~Hat Tweet

Nola Smokehouse

Houmapalooza continues to grow

New Orleans Earth Day!

French Quarter Festival lineup for today!