Saturday, October 22, 2011

Ivor van Heerden allowed to proceed to trial in case against LSU ~Sandy Rosenthal
~Ivor van Heerden, Feb 10, 2010
~"My own University (U.C. Berkeley) was also approached in an inappropriate manner during that same Winter of 2005-06, but such untoward pressures were simply rebuffed. That, in the end, probably goes right to the heart of what really separates a top-flight university with one of the top Colleges of Engineering in the nation (and the top-rated Department of Civil Engineering in the nation) from a university like LSU." ~Prof. Raymond B. Seed, Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering

Atchafalaya River reroutes local impact


Cleared man freed from La. prison after serving 30 years

Katey Red at the New Orleans Public Library this afternoon ~Gambit

NOLA Craft Beer~Hullabaloo

2011 New Orleans Film Festival might set attendance record, official predicts

Goooooood morning, Gentle'rillas!
~Voodoo Fest Schedule!

Open Mic in New Orleans~WWOZ

Thursday, October 20, 2011

Aaron Bennett, convicted of bribery, keeps Army Corps of Engineers work

Payton returns to practice; plans to coach from press box

24 Reasons Why New Orleans Is the Best City on Earth & L.A. Is Bullshit
~god-eat-god worlds
~Hat Tweet @The_Gambit
#24. We are immune to financial crises. The market collapsed? We’re in a recession? When did that happen? We’re so poor on the whole and so pre-fucked by things like oil spills and broken levees that by the time the country goes through money problems, we’ve already fixed our economy. Right now? We’ve got a 7.2% unemployment rate. The country? 9.1%. California? 12.1%.

They call him “Lil’ Piece” for a reason: A (non)Performing Arts Center follow the money update ~Slabbed

King Georges just can't stop throwing turds ~American Zombie

Sheriff blocking reform, says councilwoman, causing group to delay decision on jail size~Matt Davis, The Lens

Walmart coming to Gentilly with the aid of a federal grant~Ariella Cohen

Louisiana education board approves changes to New Orleans' master plan for school construction

Ken’s world tour – next stop, Dublin…
~Disenfranchised Citizen

RTA lists worthy projects; let’s be sure they’re well designed

Light show on the Dome every night!

Filmmaker Helen Hill's husband returns to complete her story in the city she loved

.:.UNDER CONSTRUCTION.:. Building a Foundation for Home with Community Word, Song and Dance ~Junebug Productions & The Homecoming Project

1915: 'The Picayune's Creole Cook Book' was wildly popular

Thanksgiving is Coming!~Blackened Out

Oak Street Po-Boy Fest rolls out improvements to deal with crowds?

Hart and Soul: Talkin' Turkey with Bluesman Alvin Youngblood Hart

A New Life for Zigaboo Modeliste

Bywater 'Music Box' to Wind Up for the First Time This Weekend!

The New Orleans 6t'9 Social Aid & Pleasure Club's 7th Annual Halloween Parade ~Humid Beings

Wednesday, October 19, 2011

The Big Uneasy at The Green Project
~Press Street
~Film Screening: 6:30pm Thursday, October 20, 2011
Location: The Green Project - 2831 Marais Street, New Orleans, LA 70117

~Hat Tweet ~WWL TV Channel 4 Eyewitness News in New Orleans has created a special webpage for LeveesOrg archived stories.

New Orleans Film Festival: Oil-spill doc 'The Big Fix' gets an encore screening

How I Learned To Stop Worrying And Love The Bomb ~moosedenied~Well that sure was a kick to the crotch.
And I'm not gonna lie, it rocked my world. I wish it hadn't but it did. It shook my confidence right to the bone. And it changed the way I'll be approaching the season from this point forward. On one hand, I don't have it in me to bitch and moan and rant and mope my way through the rest of the season. And even if I were capable of that, I'd choose not to. I refuse to let Saints football be a drag and a downer. Those days are long gone, and I'll be damned if I allow them to return. On the other hand, Sunday brought to light certain unpleasant truths which I no longer have it in me to ignore. So, where do I go from here?

A Guide to this Week’s Elections ~NOLAFemmes

“Something is definitely rotten in Jefferson”: The (non)Performing Arts Center Boondoggle in the news ~Slabbed

Dardenne, Nungesser race for lt. governor gets down and dirty~Mark Mosely, The Lens
~Also~Landrieu saying little about two no-bid contracts given to Gusman worth $1 million ~Matt Davis

~Hat Tweet ~Nungesser claims endorsements of 14 mayors; four mayors say it's not true: • This story was reported by Leslie T...

New Orleans judges' spending gets attention from Louisiana attorney general

British Petroleum: (still) encouraging the responsibility of others…
~Disenfranchised Citizen

Dredging is top priority to maintain
Bayou Lafourche's health

Louisiana oil shale site impact ‘huge’

The InvadeNOLA Guide to New Orleans

Autumn In New Orleans
~Adrastos, First Draft

Dress to Impress: Southern Costume Company~He Said/She Said NOLA

Winnity, Winesday the Chinese Chicken
~Blackened Out

Coming to New Orleans – Freixenet Tastings and Tapas Truck!

Old Mint Exhibition Celebrates Preservation Hall's 50th Anniversary

~Hat Tweet ~A spectacular beautiful day for the Music w/ 5-7:30. Be there. w/

Tuesday, October 18, 2011

Coach Sean Payton faces long recovery

Out Of Bounds by Jabari Greer: DJ for a day ~Hat Tweet

The Big Fix Presser~American Zombie

The Big Fix - New Orleans Premiere - Kindra Arensen from Jason Berry on Vimeo.

And round and round we go…NOPD windfalls ~Disenfranchised Citizen

~Polly Jackson~Waterproof art for patio, garden, of a kind, original
"Raven, Full Frontal", acrylic on waterproof board, 8 1/4 x 6", $75

Proposed 2012 N.O. city budget grows by nearly $50 million

It's what we always suspected:
Stacy Head is actually James O'Keefe.
~Library Chronicles

In this episode of Magnum J.D.: Brother can you spare a dime with special guest star Bull Durham ~Slabbed

Billy the Mountain leveraging celebrity as Lieutenant governor candidate

St. Charles levee armoring project

East St Louis officials bristle at key levee's rating of 'unacceptable'

Fish kill reported in Bayou Castine in southeast Mandeville

1913: New Orleans drainage system is a marvel of the world
~Please also click our flag upper right for other history of Storm & Water Management in New Orleans such as October 1915: The Hurricane of Sept. 29th, 1915, the official report to the Sewerage and Water Board, written a few days later, on how New Orleans weathered the first hurricane after the flood control measures were implemented.

US State Department bringing about 40 ambassadors & their spouses to occupy NO

N.O. Film Fest First Look: Helen Hill's The Florestine Collection~NOLA DEFENDER
~Also~Happy Lawrence Ferlinghetti Day! NOLA's Andrei Codrescu Talks About the Renowned Poet-Publisher

Dueling Bloggers: Ch-Ch-Ch-Changes
~Blackened Out

The Creole Grande Dame~Sarah Roahen

Harvest the Music Wednesdays in Lafayette Park now offering tickets online!

Acro-Cats jump through hoops -- and more -- in New Orleans shows

Cyndi Lauper, Dr. John have date, headlining the "Memphis to Mardi Gras Tour!"

SGIA Expo: Benefit Show For New Orleans Musicians

Monday, October 17, 2011

Walter Isaacson, authorized biographer of "Steve Jobs", supports's quest to list New Orleans breach sites to National Register ~Sandy Rosenthal
~Editilla Markerellas~Click pic to enlarge
~~Artifacts Not Politics
The title comes from R. Buckminister Fuller.
I wish there were enough flowers at Robert's to honor all those souls lost to the Flood of 8/29... but perchance Gentle'rillas will take it to heart to bring flowers or whatever mementos to the base of these fine Historical Markers... much like a cross beside a lonely highway, or a telephone pole wrapped in teddy bears to mark the spot where someone died needlessly, negligently. During the short time cutting the flowers and such, 2 tour busses and 4 cars from as many states stopped to check out this Fine Marker and read about how the Corps of Engineers killed so many fellow citizens. They were all very cool and respectful. We should honor as well these folks who come to look, as they would bare witness to this crime. We should wave to them, thank them, welcome them to the horror of resurrection. It doesn't matter to me how they do it. Nola will take them as she takes us all, without a care to pretense but a graceful tendency towards The Line...
Here's an example of why NRHP designation is so necessary: rampant, self-imposed and goddamned stupid Katrina Shorthand: Op-Ed: 'Disaster Tourism' in post-Katrina New Orleans

New Orleans Saints Coach Sean Payton talks about his injury
~Update~Sean Payton surgery a success, according to New Orleans Saints

Owen Courreges: Louisiana’s complicated purchase~Uptown Messenger

Fishing in Barataria Bay; Catching trout almost as fast as you can cast~Bob Marshall

Impacts on river navigation may halt freshwater diversion effort~Amy Wold

Bangkok Leader Calls for Sandbags as Floods Besiege Capital

Despite community input, Landrieu increases NOPD spending, cuts most other areas ~Ariella Cohen, The Lens

Meeting the 'Gestapo'
~Alex Woodward, Gambit

We Must Continue to Hold Oil Polluters Accountable~Bridge the Gulf

UNO gets grant to collaborate with South Korean researchers

Transcript: Mayor Mitch Landrieu's budget presentation to City Council

TIGER III Grant Opportunity: Send a letter of support to the RTA~Transport for NOLA

Offline with The Lens at Cafe Treme

~Hat Tweet ~My wife, Kelly, is an organizer of tonight's XU program and one of the featured poets.

New Orleans Film Festival, Day 4: Dale Brown gets the documentary treatment

Edible Schoolyard New Orleans Receives $5,000 Birds Eye Grant to Help Local Communities Discover the Wonder of Vegetables

Burger Bonanaza: The Company Burger ~Blackened Out

Sunday, October 16, 2011

Saints vs. Tampa Bay and…uh, my grandparents? ~Disenfranchised Citizen

Insistent Appeals to Evacuate Did Not Warn That the Levees Could Break
~Sandy Rosenthal, Huff Post

Outdoors notebook: Estuaries taking losses ~Bob Marshall

It’s Duck Season on the Upper Mississippi ~Quinta Scott
~Wigwam Slough off Goose Island © Quinta Scott 2009

Gulf of Mexico oil spill researchers report trouble getting samples

Disc Spins Its Way to $1 Million Oil Spill Clean Up Prize

Problems in New Orleans Police Department go beyond Katrina: Jarvis DeBerry

Apartments planned for Editilla's former, pre-Federal Flood writing studio! Marigny Arts Resource Collective
~Editilla and Dog Flora rode out Katrina and then the Corps' Federal Flood on the fire escape 2nd floor just left of corner. 27 inch thick double brick walls, 12X14 inch rafters set in steel... even then at one point it felt like the building would twist and fall flat like an aluminum can.
I was the only resident in the building during the Kafkatrina Nightmare for 7 days.
~Click pic to enlarge.

SMV: Meet on the Ledge~Adrastos

Editilla's SMV Thingy: Walking Spanish Down the Hall, Tom Waits

He's got himself a homemade special
You know his glass is full of sand
And it feels just like a jaybird
The way it fits into his hand
He rolled a blade up in his trick towel
They slap their hands against the wall
You never trip, you never stumble
He's walking spanish down the hall

Slip him a picture of our Jesus
Or give him a spoon to dig a hole
What all he done ain't no one's business
But he'll need blankets for the cold
They dim the lights over on Broadway
Even the king has bowed his head
Every face looks right up at Mason
He's walking spanish down the hall

Latella's screeching for a blind pig
Punk Sander's carved it out of wood
He never sang when he got hoodwinked
They tried it all but he never would
Tomorrow morning there'll be laundry
But he'll be somewhere else to hear the call
Don't say goodbye he's just leaving early
He's walking spanish down the hall

All St. Barthelemew said was whispered
Into the ear of Blind Jack Dawes
All Baker told the machine
Was that he never broke the law
Go on and tip your hat up to the Pilate
Take off your watch, your rings and all
Even Jesus wanted just a little more time
He's walking spanish down the hall