20 February 2007

Happy Mardi Gras

Le bon temps roulette

This whole week has had a Mark Twain theme. From his biography: He worked as a printer and a reporter selling much of his work to newspapers. He continually moved from town to town. In 1857, he decided to move to South America to make a fortune there. He boarded a riverboat and headed for New Orleans where he would arrange the rest of his trip. However, he never made it past New Orleans.

The song is about the people who were stranded at the convention center in New Orleans after Hurricane Katrina. All royalties of the (itunes) download single is given to Musicians' Village in New Orleans, and is available on Harry Connick, Jr's album "Oh My NOLA".
These People


BBC said...


What would Mark Twain

Be saying today?

In this changed world?

I would like to read his angry unpublished works that has never been released.

I would like to sit at a campfire with him.

BBC said...

And screw New Orleans, they need to move that town. They were told not to build it there in the first place.

Nature needs that area. Unless of course you are one of those people that thinks you know more than nature and can ignore her.

I don't like my tax dollars going to help them rebuild there when they can move a few miles.