All the news I can stand to post. . .
To say I am in utter disbelief about the aftermath of Katrina is to seriously understate the case. Anyway, I've got some music to post later tonight, I hope, to get my mind off the never-ending bad news in my part of the planet.
Just to throw in some music related distaster news, here are a couple of items sent to me by friends at WEVL in Memphis today.
Fats Domino and others were/are missing, or at least unaccounted for. What's up with Allen Toussaint having to go to the Superdome, the refuge of last resort? He's one of the stars of HOTG and not a poor person, or so I thought. He drives a Rolls, or did. And now he is being taken to the Astrodome? That's better than Superdome Hell; but, has he no kinfolk, no friends to stay with, no line on a motel somewhere? Forgive me for trying to make sense of anything to do with all this.
And, here's the story that tells of Fat's rescue.
To quote Stevie, "heaven help us all".
Friday, September 2 - One of my readers, e-unit, posted this in the comments: "Hello Dan, greetings from Chicago. Did Eddie Bo make it out unharmed? How about other New Orleans greats such as Dave Bartholomew, Cosmo Massima, and Huey "Piano" Smith?"
I have have no news about these legends. As I recall, Huey Smith has lived in the Baton Rogue area for many years. Other people are asking these same questions. I suggest any of you who are interested might check the message boards of several New Orleans sites, Offbeat and WWOZ (see my links to the left), that are still operational by some miracle. Also, for other fairly current New Orleans updates, try nola.com.
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