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February 10, 2009

Down On The Corner

We're starting to really look forward to Mardi Gras! Just over a week to go before we fly out. Can't wait!

If you find yourself out and about in the Vieux Carre, here are just a few of the places you might be able to track us down, courtesy of Google Maps' street view!

First off, let's start the day right with a hearty breakfast of biscuits & gravy at Deja Vu!

After an hour or two on the streets, it's time for a quick cup of chicory coffee at the Cafe du Monde...

If that caffeine jolt gets you flying, there's nothing better to help gravity regain its grip than a plateful of red beans and rice with andouille sausage from Coop's Place!

So those beers you had over lunch are starting to kick in! Keep that buzz going until it's time for the Derek Trucks band show at the House of Blues...

Woo-hoo! That was a great show, wasn't it? Time for a few more cocktails before settling in for a 4am hub-cap burger at the Clover Grill! Yum!

A couple more beers to wash down the snack and it's time for one last stumble down Bourbon Street before bed...

Laissez Les Bon Temps Roulez!

Oh, and today I seem to be on a 'let's see if it's on' tip. Inspired by a posting on Pribek, I got to thinking about guitar players who actually sound like they're playing guitar, so for your listening pleasure, here's Duane Allman lending a hand to Boz Skaggs on "Loan Me A Dime".

But don't think I'm gonna let you leave New Orleans without a bit of Rebirth! Check out their totally second-line-tastic cut of "Do Whatcha Wanna". Yeah, BABY!


Furtheron said...


However not for the Mardi Gras bit - that isn't really me. I'm a morose, loner kind of person not the join the party, gregarious type.

However - I've always fancied a road trip across USA to visit great music places, New Orleans, Mississippi (spl?), Nashville, Chicago (done), NYC (done), LA (half done), SF (again half done), Seattle etc.

Kenski said...

I have no reference point for New Orleans since Katrina, but it certainly used to be an amazing place for music. I know that the jazzfest still runs, so I'm guessing that some of the soul is still there.

It's one of those places that has its hooks in me and won't let go.

Sign me up for that road trip! Can we ride Harleys?