Laissez-faire urban planning?
This article by a native of Cuba about the unique challenges of the rebuilding and cultural restoration of New Orleans is insightful and encouraging to read. At least some people get it. The city's obvious Caribbean character - well, obvious to some of us - may be irreplaceable; but I sure as hell hope not. It would be a major loss to the planet. Realizations such as those mentioned in the article can only help in the attempt to do the right thing. Thanks to my bro', Larry, for the heads up on this.
I linked to this because understanding the once and future cultural identity of New Orleans is important. We'll get back to more music this weekend. . . .