And all that jazz ...

Discussion in 'Current Events' started by IJ Reilly, Sep 4, 2005.

  1. IJ Reilly macrumors P6

    IJ Reilly

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    If we needed them, some reasons to care about what happens to New Orleans.

    http://www.latimes.com/news/opinion/commentary/la-oe-shearer4sep04,0,854698.story
     
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    New Orleans has contributed more to "American" culture than any other city probably has. I think this is the worst part of the whole mess, after all the death.
     
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    IJ Reilly

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    Agreed. If a person cares even a little bit about American music, the very thought of New Orleans not being what it always has been is deeply saddening if not depressing.
     
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    Of course, it figures that I'm taking the History of Jazz class at my school this semester. Classes started last Monday. And my uncle is the professor :eek:
     
  5. katchow macrumors 6502

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    not sure what the current status is, but i had always planned to go to Pete Fontaine's bar (not sure of the name) where he still played shows on occasion. :(
     
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    I think you mean Pete Fountain (famous clarinetist).
     
  7. katchow macrumors 6502

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    yep, thats him. was thinking fountain but me fingers were thinking of brigette. one of my favorite clarinetist (i use one his crystal mouthpieces). not to mention benny godmane, artie shawk, and pee wee russert :) jes' kiddin

    a quick search pulled this up:

    Pete Fountain's Jazz Club, Hilton Rivers (2 Poydras Street, 504-523-4374)
    New Orleans own Pete Fountain leads his jazz band with his world class clarinet several nights a week. Third floor, New Orleans Hilton Riverside. Reservations are required and shows are contingent upon Mr. Licorice Stick being in town.

    just thinking, there's gonna be some busy webmasters out there.
     
  8. katchow macrumors 6502

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    geez, i bet louie's "do you know what it means" would bring on the waterworks for a lot of people right now. i can't even imagine.
     
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    i've always loved new orleans...even in the horrifically hot and humid months. the music, the food and the people are truly unique. i just pray that it doesn't get disney-fied while being rebuilt. it has an unpolished and dangerous edge that keeps it real.

    lucky dogs
    huckster's saying " i bet ya $5.00 i can tell you where you got those shoes"
    preservation hall
    commander's palace
    st. charles street
    boudain
    chicory coffee
    tipatina's
    yatspeak


    what a place.
     
  10. Mike Teezie macrumors 68020

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    Got that right!

    We do Preservation Hall's apparel line at work. They are the nicest and coolest guys ever.
     

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