We finally did it. But we are far from salvation.
It took way too many murders in a short amount of time, and two very senseless murders of an amazing drummer/teacher and an artist to get us out the door. Every protest i have been in in New Orleans, or heard of was always met with SAD attendance. But two weeks ago we marched on City Hall from 3 different areas of town, and ended up numbering over 5,000 people. We said something, we said it loud, and they are listening. Just the other day, task forces from the FBI, ATF, and other gov. agencies added to our dwindling police force to help out. And new approaches are being taken to combat crime and drug related murders, and things will be better.
I marched with my Lower Garden District/Central City crew from the little church up on Dryades. Here are some pics:
- Part 2 of ASCAP Music in NOLA series
- My photo is one of 31 selected for “Rituals and Revelry” a juried group show on Mardi Gras Photography – Feb 1-March – 537 Bienville St., reception Feb. 8th 6-9 pm (i’ll be in NY, with my bromoils at NONO…come hang there!)
- Rotary Downs featured on this weeks nationally syndicated NPR show Studio 360 in New York
- Mardi Gras, 2007 — My NOLA bromoils will be hanging finally at NONO Kitchen, 293 7th Ave (Cross Street: Between 7th Street and 8th Street) Brooklyn, NY (718) 369-8348. Dee says their Shrimp Grits and Po-Boys are goooood. Go by for their big Mardi Gras Party, Feb. 20th.