soft-shell crab po'boys, peach cobbler, and...
Ok, Terri persuaded me to begin blogging again in earnest. (But I'm not so sure about pitch to get on Facebook for real.) In any case, here I am again, restarting what I hope will be a daily ritual. Look out: ListenGood is back.
The annual Jazz & Heritage Festival in New Orleans is always more than you can possibly take in, and not the half of it-- there's just so much happening in NOLA musically and in general. Here's my account (or what I could fit in, anyway) of the goings on within and outside the Fair Grounds, in this week's Village Voice.
And here's my pantheon of jazzfest delicacies (and the number consumed):
Soft-shellcrab po'boy (3)
cochon de lait po'boy (2)
crawfish enchilada (1)
Creole file gumbo (2)
barbecued ribs, white beans, and rice (3)
peach cobbler (1 each day, except for the day I had 2)
mango freeze (1 each day)
Best overheard comment (props to Katherine):
"Between Bonerama and The Johnson Extension, I'm going to need to take a cold shower."
(And a shout out to Deborah and Ken, for putting me up, and putting up with me.)
And I swear it this time: I'm going to learn how to post my photos, and share my shots from this trip. Then, I'm going to move slowly back, archiving the photos I've taken in NOLA during the past three years.
Alex Ross: The Rest is Noise
Dave Douglas: Greenleaf Music
point of departure
Jazz Journalists Association
Steve Smith: nightafternight
Willard Jenkins: Open Sky Jazz
music/food/justice in NOLA
Howard Mandel's JazzBeyondJazz