February 07, 2016


Spent most of this 2016 Carnival season back and forth between here and Memphis...a continuation of the last year. I took lots of trips up there to help out my 90 year old dad, who has been living on his own with memory problems. 

Finally, we got him moved into assisted living near us down here, just in time for his first Mardi Gras in Louisiana. [2021 update: he passed away in 2018] That explains at least part of the reason for my long absence from the blog [another 2021 update: for many reasons, I have not gotten back to blogging, but who knows....check this space from time to time.]. 

Missed the Krewe du Vieux parade for the first time in many years....So not many photos to share. Saw the Mardi Gras Indian bus parked on St. Claude Avenue during a brief respite in Nola [thanks to Kelly at the Lookout Inn] a few weeks back to celebrate the 30th birthday of my step-daughter, Marie. The festive flamingo is from our local diner.

On a musical note, you can stream my radio shows from January up to this past Thursday at KRVS and hear a lot of my Carnival music archives along with an Allen Toussaint birthday special in the mix - and/or listen to shows from further back, too. Also, WWOZ New Orleans has oodles of feel good music of the season going on now through Mardi Gras Day....and the rest of the year, for that matter. 

Wherever and however you do it to it, hope y'all pass a good time.