New Orleans

Quiet Sign

New Orleans

Posted: September 30, 2010

After the Saints score their first (and any subsequent) touchdown, the fans do a collective dance to the “Stand Up and Get Crunked” song and do a lot of cheering. At the half time entertainment marching bands take over the field. There must have been over 200 performers on the field, and the sound carried […]

Streetcar

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Water drips from hanging pl;ants on the upper level story balconies at any hour of the day that their tenders feel like watering. It is an out-of-place sound on a sunny sidewalk during the day in New Orleans. The streetcar system in New Orleans is great; it runs down the middle of the street fairly […]

New Orleans

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At the French Market there was a swing dance competition. I recorded the social dance of maybe 35 couples a-jivin’, a-shakin’, a-shimmying’, and definately a-swingin’. They were on a plywood dance floor and you can hear the thudding of feet on the floor and the amazing band that had the biggest sax I’ve seen played […]

New Orleans

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I met a fellow wanderer named Jack, and we wandered together for part of a day through the Gretna Heritage festival (highlights being a 4-trombone rock group called Bonerama, and the Temptations resplendent in blue sequined suits). Then we came across the fair tagged on to the festival. I went on my first circus ride, […]

Men Shouting at Football

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I was in New Orleans for several days and within the first hour it has become my favorite city in America. Music, food, roaches. There was a family of musicians playing on the street in the French Quarter: clarinet, sousaphone, drum kit. It was the most amazing clarinet and sousaphone playing I’ve ever heard. Here’s […]