Saturday, January 26, 2008


"Lies" by Abby Travis with the Bangles to Benefit New Orleans Musicians~Karen Dalton~Beninato

Chris Rose~30 years of Tipitina's mojo, magic, madness and tralala

Weather Stalls Most New Orleans Parades Friday

Rain easing as Saturday parades begin rolling

But look at all the smiles!

Oshun Rolls singin' in'da rain! Krewes still prepare for more Saturday parades
Pontchartrain~Uptown 1:00 p.m.
Shangri-La~Uptown 2:00 p.m.
Sparta~Uptown 6:00 p.m.
Pegasus~Uptown 6:45 p.m.
Caesar~Metairie 6:00 p.m.
Chocktaw~Gretna 11:30 a.m.

Adonis~Westbank 12:00 p.m.
Push Mow~Abita Springs 11:00 a.m.
Olympia~Covington 6:00 p.m.
Mona Lisa & Moon Pie~Slidell 7:00 p.m.
Tee Caillou~Chauvin 12:00 p.m.
Aquarius~Houma 6:30 p.m.

New Orleans Mardi Gras Krewes in order of appearance

Money matters

Sold!; Deja vu for Amato; Going to the dogs?

Lawyer disputes Broussard's liability in storm

FEMA going forward

Editor cringes at such picayune journalism~HS director Michael "Jack" ChertOff cites a new, streamlined, nimble, 97 page "living document" (his words)~~not to be confused with the more famous and legally superseding living document, the US Constitution.
Editor continues to wonder why the TP forgets to ask any salient questions of its sources, like for example: what control will the Governor of Louisiana have over our National Guard troops not in Iraq?
Or, what roll is played and under whose command are Private Security Contractors, particularly Black Water who deployed into the French Quarters, looking every bit as Armed, Mean & Stupid as they do in Iraq--4 days before then FEMA director, Brownie the Nose, went to Baton Rouge in search of fine dining; 3 days before The Little Dick'tater flew by New Orleans in his Big Jet after first needing to finish a golfing vacation Clubbing His Little White Balls into Little Black Holes; 1 day before DHS director Michael 'Jack' ChertOff was finally located in Atlanta quietly laying down flu epidemic troop deployment & quarantine scenarios with the CDC. How does this new protocol even pass Constitutional muster?
Why coddle these people? They are Not our elected officials. They are Forking Icehole Somnamanabish, NeoCoward
, TransFriedmanesqual, Syllodomite Corksucker Machiavelli-wannabeeeeezzz, who left us to drown like rats in the City That Care Forgot. Remember 8/29. Do we, The People, face down our God'damnNation or do we just assume the position, faced down, of 'those in charge' without continuing to demand answers of 'those who made the calls' on the Crucifixion of New Orleans?
I agree with Noble Bro'Mon Ashley that we should turn our backs, face the sunrise, face the rising tide and secede
Sinn Féin!

Screwing Katrina Victims Once Again~Scott-O-Rama

State of Mississippi steals Katrina survivors' money~Caribbean Lioness

Former President and First Lady Continue Legacy with 25th Annual Habitat for Humanity Carter Work Project in Gulf Coast

Tell the networks to make Gulf Coast rebuilding the top topic in the presidential debates

N.O. embarking on road work bonanza

Schools streamline application process

"Cajunization" invents a new kind of Cajun surf music fusion~Twilightzone


11pm at Apple Barrel
Frenchman Street

Ratty Scurvics and the Invisible Gambling Jews~10pm at the Hi-Ho Lounge, 2239 St. Claude Ave.


Editor contribulates~If you think this stinkfish came from Harry Shearer you must remember that truth is often stranger than satire, which is what makes him such an avatar of both. So while yer'Arrant Editor does cop to a degree of Bourgeois Nievete when it comes to stepping in and out of it, even Harry would not put so much effort into a fake website to back up such a Schlemeal'n on'da Camino Irreal.

Thank you, Swamplot

De Colores~Dillyberto

Sundance's 'Trouble the Water' Reveals New Orleans Heroine

Friday, January 25, 2008


Lassezes Nouveau Orleans Pierre!
Lassezes Le Bon Temp Roule'!!!

Krewe of Cork~French Quarter, 3 p.m.
Oshun~Uptown, 6 p.m.
Cleopatra~West Bank, 6:30 p.m.

Pygmalion~Uptown, 6:45 p.m.
Excalibur~Metairie, 7 p.m.
Atlas~Metairie, 7:30 p.m.
Eve~Mandeville, 7 p.m.

THROW ME A BONE, MONSIEUR!~The Krewe of Barkus Sniffing the Streets Again~Sunday, Jan 25th.

Pontchartrain~Uptown 1:00 p.m.
Shangri-La~Uptown 2:00 p.m.
Sparta~Uptown 6:00 p.m.
Pegasus~Uptown 6:45 p.m.
Caesar~Metairie 6:00 p.m.
Chocktaw~Gretna 11:30 a.m.
Adonis~Westbank 12:00 p.m.
Push Mow~Abita Springs 11:00 a.m.
Olympia~Covington 6:00 p.m.
Mona Lisa & Moon Pie~Slidell 7:00 p.m.
Tee Caillou~Chauvin 12:00 p.m.
Aquarius~Houma 6:30 p.m.

Carrollton~Uptown 12:00 p.m.
King Arthur~Uptown 1:15 p.m.
Barkus~French Quarter 2:00 p.m.
Rhea~Metairie 2:00 p.m.
Centurions~Metairie 5:30 p.m.
Alla~Westbank 11:30 p.m.
Knights of Nemesis~St. Bernard 2:00 p.m.
Dionysus~Slidell 1:30 p.m.
Hyacinthians~Houma 12:30 p.m.
Editor thanks & highly recommends this website for the most comprehensive schedules, maps, pics and all manner of Mardi Gras Craziness. Let's show'em we care!

Our strange ways are never so visible as during Carnival

Real family fun~Ashley Morris

Editor shivers & rasps~Sometimes you really scare me, Dr. Morris!

A Royal Tent houses Olympians' revelry

Pontchartrain celebrates 33 years of Jeudi Gras

Short Season: Rush is on for Mardi Gras work whirlwind

New Orleans Area Events: January 25 To January 29~Margarita Bergen with the Bayou Buzz

Army's push for new recruits blunted in La.

Port of N.O. hails joint venture

Exquixotic Corps
~ MO Governor Blunt calls for review of river project
~CT-Upset over proposed Army training center
~MN-Funding approval means levee work will get under way this year in Monte
~MS-Lack of funding keeping project from taking off
~CA-Storms fuel frog-vs.-people creek battle
~OH-Engineers update commissioners on dam status

Council urges demolition changes

Liprap's Lament - The Line

Gentilly Girl

City inspector can start hiring

Blue-Collar N.O. Faces Cost Squeeze

Jindal to pay ethics fine

Charity hospital officials say hiring freeze could hurt recovery

Hospitals question hiring freeze

MS Governor Barbour doesn't want state funds used for recovery
~approved to use Katrina money for port

Initial impressions of New

Residents vow to make New Orleans better

Gumbo to Geaux

Panorama Brass Band~Mimi's in the Marigny~10

The Chris Rose 60-Second Interview: Matt Perrine

Editor oh'so humbly Opines~While our Noble Mon may or may not have Hung the Moon, Chris Rose definitely cut the rope and carried Her away into the night to safety in the City That Care Forgot, laughing like Lafcadio!

Doug Ramsey: Paul Desmond Part 2~JazzWax

Eric Lindell shines on new release "Low On Cash, Rich in Love"


Thank you, William Greiner Photography

Artist Ralph Lemon unveils his 'live performance novel'

Thursday, January 24, 2008


thank you eat 2 love

Dough me something, mister! King Cake Yeeeaaahhh!!!

King Cakes! Get Your King Cakes!!! Shipped Anywhere~Randazzo's Camellia City Bakery

Jazzfest draws the best of the best
~Full Line-up & Schedule here

D.C. Mardi Gras puts a mask on ethics codes

Not Your Average Joe ~As the driving force behind the Culinary Classic and Washington, D.C.'s annual Mardi Gras ball, Joe Broussard knows how to put Lafayette in the spotlight.

Happy Mardi Gras, y'all!~NOLA-dishu

Super Sunday!~Ashley Morris

French Quarter Festivals, Inc. names Marci Schramm new Executive Director

Developers want Louisiana businesses for $42M Bywater project

New Orleans' record on rebuilding firehouses: 0-22

Court Upholds New Orleans Same-Sex Partner Benefits

Code enforcement court not financed

Insurance panel backs bill package

Panel wants ethics to trickle down
Editor notes~Judging from the NO City Council's (bend over and assume the) positions they will soon tell us that what is trickling down our backs is really just rain!

Jindal's Louisiana Ethics Reform Is Not Squat~Stephen Sabludowsky
Editor continues to wonder about the origins of the word 'Squat' and how that could possibly apply to Louisiana politics.

The Illusion of Prosperity~Tin Can Trailer Trash

Analysts say La. budget picture skewed by federal recovery aid

The cruelty of the false narrative~Scout Prime

Miss. AG says criminal probe of State Farm has new focus

Mississippi to Use Some Hurricane Aid for Housing Program

Emergency response plans restore local authority

New FEMA blueprint seeks to clarify emergency response roles

The Two Percent Solution~First Draft

Katrina lecture explores impact on universities

Exquixotic Corps

~Newport to Corps: Dredge It, Then Give It Back
~Corps' flood meeting draws many questions
~Officials tour Vidalia port site

Seeking someone who survived Hurricane Katrina or aided in the relief effort and would be willing to come to a New York City classroom to talk with teens

Hurricane Katrina cats need home

Al Gore is for Freedom to Marry~NOLA radfem blog

N.O. woman creates CD as a post-Katrina guide

The Graffiti Sculptor
Editor shrieks, spews coffee~Oh Dear Fontno! Will this run afoul of The Gray Ghost and his Dark Artsy Minions of Great Nothing Anti'Graffiti Sympathizers~DAMGNAGS???
It's that pesky Free Speech Thingy all over again!

Interview With Adrian Phoenix!

Dragonfly Photography

Photographers- Make plans for Image X in New Orleans, you don’t want to miss this!

Herman Leonard's portraits of 'Jazz Giants' capture the magical story of an art form

'Twenty Thousand Roads: The Ballad of Gram Parsons and His Cosmic American Music' by David N. Meyer

Doug Ramsey: Paul Desmond, Part 1~JazzWax

Interview: Fred LeBlanc of Cowboy Mouth


Happy Birthday Aaron Neville!!!

The Music of the Mardi Gras!~Hellchef

Thank you New Orleans Daily Photo

A feast fit for a queen

Wednesday, January 23, 2008


New Orleans Jazz & Heritage Foundation~Finances Solid, Fest revenue reinstates grants to 97 organizations, brings back "Nickle-A-Dance"!

Mardi Gras Is A Louisiana and New Orleans Event

Found on a park bench this morning~Liptraps Lament

Broad failings found in audit of N.O. finances

Phoney Baroni
~Your Right Hand Thief

Many early applicants waiting on Road Home

Bond panel extends time on projects

Council to decide on recycling yards

St. Tammany Parish Council will help buy property-appraisal tool

Louisiana Small Business Buzz: La Divina In New Orleans ~additional comments from Chowhound

Developer buys Mid-City building

Amtrak to suspend Atlanta-to-New Orleans service

Exquixotic Corps
~Engineer told to revise pump specifications
~Cypress Creek lawsuit gets fast-tracked
~Corps wants public ready for the worst if nearby da
m fails
Army seeks more of N.O.-built vehicle
~Flood project to cost about $45 million

Online sex net ensnares teachers in Kenner, Wisconsin

Infection proves fatal for student at Dillard

Jena Joke: Failed Louisiana Race Protests

Jefferson's defense submits photos of cell phone

Louisiana Congressional Seniority: Politics Unusual

"The Breach" at The Seatle Rep

Katrina Survivors Score a Sundance Hit

History is not to be forgotten~Finding My Voice

Does George Bush Care About Black People?~Slate

Chicken Little Might Be Right This Time~Motley Fool

Ignatian Corner:
Bayou La Batre service trip a reminder of Katrina's wrath

New Beginning for Small Business Owner Displaced by Hurricane Katrina

More from Katie in New Orleans!
Editor tickles~Ya'gotta love these weather people. Y'all makes sure to say hello!

Pianist Jamal returns to the area that gave his career a boost

Family, Friends Celebrate Musician's Life Through Music

Corey Harris Named New Blues Artistic Director

Charmaine Neville's Lundi Gras Party highlights Snug's February

One of NOLA’s best singer/songwriters comes to BR

Upcoming music in Denver/Boulder STS9>>Big Easy Blowout

Phil Melancon
Bombay Club
7:00pm till 11:00pm

“Badass Emma and the Levee Hearing,” from WWOZ


Still Standing~'Holding Out and Hanging On: Surviving Hurricane Katrina'~Buy this book at Amazon and help out WWOZ

Shelf Life~Adventures in Reading

Opening chapters

NBCC Award Finalists in Autobiography:Joshua Clark's "Heart Like Water"~Critical Mass

School to donate 6,000 books to Katrina relief

Tuesday, January 22, 2008


New Orleans Mayor Asks: "What Would Dr. King Say About Katrina"
Editor does wonder what Dr. King would say about Willie Ray Wonka and da'Chocolate City Council?

Not Much Chocolate in Nagin's 2008 'Got MLK' Speech

Black Mark Over Jena Louisiana On MLK Day

New Orleans New Waterfront - Investors - Watch This Space

$1.5 million will go to water projects

After a slow start, New Orleans Redevelopment Authority is taking on a few dozen abandoned lots

Governor Jindal Announces $50M to Cyber Command Center

Why is sex still fair game for the bigots?

Ron Paul outlines platform for local backers~ "I just think the Katrina response was a failure and that local control works better," Paul said in an interview after the speech.
Editor gags~Weeeeellllll, duh my bignets! Is that it??? Whoa! This guy has really got it goin'on for K'ville, eh? Can't'ya just bellyfeel the love! Does anyone remember anything he said about New Orleans Recovery~~during the entire speech? Maybe someone could pass this man a newspaper or potable computer? Send him a piece of levee? A clue?...anything? With friends like this who needs competition, eh?

Where have all the phone booths gone?
Editor pleads~Please leave at least the old pay phones in the French Market. During the flood, they were the only phones working within 150 miles. Yeah, installed back when Huey P. Long was governor.

Advocacy group pushes for restoration of Amtrak’s New Orleans-to-Orlando service

Riding into the Sunset

IAFF Begins Human Relations Conference in New Orleans

Crisis chief recalls Katrina hurdles

Louisiana Business: New Orleans Security, Interest Rate Slash, Lafayette Chamber

Schadenfreude, bidness style~Ashley Morris

Liprap's Lament - The Line

NOLA Bloggers Catch Wind Of Gray Ghost~Maitri's VatulBlog

Exqixotic Corps
~Are We Getting Any Closer To Getting Wind Power?~Delaware Way
~OK-Shaw Awarded Two Task Orders by the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers
~WA-A Flood of Opinions
~Groups Say Seaway Study Missed Sustainable Shipping Opportunity

Thank you, Alternative Arts New Orleans

Novo Mundo Carnival in Trinidad~Impose Magazine

New Orleans a Movement~alldaybuffet

Day Fourteen: January 2008~SMCNOLA

New Orleans Bound~In Search of Walden

Iko Iko~medulla noodle

Carnival is music to them


The World That Made New Orleans

Poppy Z. Brite~The Vice Interview

Chasing the Rising Sun~j.b. spins

New Orleans as Hellespont redux? Continuity and contiguity in the poetry of Lord Byron and Lil' Wayne~galactic mystery solvers

New Orleans Photo Alliance to offer wet plate collodion workshop

Monday, January 21, 2008


Mardi Gras World is expanding to the East Bank, according to owner Barry Kern~Photo by Frank Aymami

Rollin' with the Throws, little bywater Mardi Gras wholesaler also becomes 24hr neighborhood grocery/deli

Carnival sparkles with her couture creations

Rush is on for Mardi Gras work whirlwind

Security districts develop budgets

BioInnovation deal to be summer blockbuster

Boh Bros. replacing Causeway overpass for $4.1M

Court clears New Orleans businesses on service denial claims

Absent owner stops Gentilly Town Center project

Exquixotic Corps

~Whither water?~Affluent homeowners on Fort Worth's west side were upset about initial plans in the Trinity Uptown project to store periodic floodwaters temporarily on several hundred acres near their homes.
~US Army Corps of "Engineers" Says They Can't Check For Bombs Under Classrooms
Errrra...editor just could not pass up such a headline.
~Missouri farms are being flooded because Corps has not repaired damaged levees; Nixon calls for expedited action
~Carteret County, NC files lawsuit against Army Corps of Engineers
~How to file a claim against the Army Corps of Engineers under the Federal Tort Claims Act
~Corps assumed the position

Insurance rates are immoral

Photo by Michael Dingler
‘Gray Ghost’ feuds with Nola Rising creator
Editor prattles on...Hey Fred! Git'cha Git'cha Git'cha!

'The Rising' Rebuilding Hope in New Orleans~Day 13

Tulsa says thanks for the help

RTA limits bus service on MLK day

Black History Month at the Library

N.O. Guardian Angels graduate

FQF names Schramm executive director

8/28~thanks Utah Amicus

YatPundit's Mardi Gras Music Playlist

Thanks Beth...and Ray

Jesse McBride: Crescent City's Next Generation

The face of the bass~by Don Mopsick


Baby's Coffee supports WWOZ

State film shortfall fix works

Young Men Illinois Club explores Langston Hughes ' 'Rivers'

Sunday, January 20, 2008


Estação Primeira de Mangueira samba school

Brazilian Boom Boom

New Orleans Outlaws Bias By Mardi Gras Parade Clubs

New Orleans Craft Mafia wants your swag!~stupendous badass

Library Will Host Mardi Gras Mambo!

Mardi Gras cuts a parade route through the South

A New Orleans Diary--Two Kinds of Craziness~Harry Shearer

New Orleans Daily Photo as usual 1st on the scene!

Lack of clout to hurt in D.C.
Editor queeries~What? Me worry?
Who'dat wit'da word, ya'herd from
K'ville to K'street?
BreauxLotts Congressional Dealersheep!
Breaux Gots Lotts and Lotts Gots Breaux, ya'herd?
Late model Baker's Dozens, ya'heard, Ya'herd???

Sure fire cracker eye catchers!
Word, ya'herd!
BUTT DON'T STOP HERE! There's more...
Sporty, New, Rising Up and Coming Members
sparked, parked, puffed & buffed...waiting just fo'you
to take them fo'a Ride!

City Hall sitting on aid money, critics say

Processors, shrimpers fight over payouts

Caution Urged on Icy Southern Roads

New York mayor wishes N.O. well

Capsized boaters rescued by passing levee officer

Barge Hits Sunken Warship Replica in La.

Did Oil Canals Worsen Katrina's Effects?~Cain Berdeau

Exquixotic Corps
~Stakes High In Fence Fight Border, Landowners Say USACE/DHLS Lawsuits Against Them Are Worrisome Sign
~Nothing pleasant about damage from flooding

There's a definite upside to Trinity Uptown
~Kahului EIS Plan Dangerous
~Action Alert: Our Water Is At Risk~COR
~One Family's Story~AnimaMundi

Somebody learned how to use the google~Ashley Morris

Short Stuff~Liptrap's Lament

Nonprofit Technology Conference coming to New Orleans

Backstage at Mardi Gras to Help Kirk Joseph

A year after his wife's death, Aaron Neville returns to the studio -- with Dr. John

Storm generated flood of damaged instruments

Big and brassy in the Balkans

Eric Lindell, "Low on Cash, Rich in Love" (Alligator)~Spin Control

Unlikely pairs make beautiful classical music together


Happy Birthday from the promised land