Wednesday, September 9, 2009


From NASA:
"What resemble dainty butterfly wings are actually roiling cauldrons of gas heated to more than 36,000 degrees Fahrenheit. The gas is tearing across space at more than 600,000 miles an hour -- fast enough to travel from Earth to the moon in 24 minutes!"

Monday, July 13, 2009

Afrika Bambaataa in New Orleans

The godfather of Hip Hop makes an appearance tonight in New Orleans.
Thanks to DJ Soul Sister and Truth Universal for making this happen.

Banksy vs. Bristol Museum

Wednesday, July 1, 2009

New Orleans is growing faster than any other city

It just makes me so damn happy that the rest of America can't deny what we have created post-Katrina anymore.

New Orleans Secondline's for MJ

Carol Major hadn’t taken her name tag off from her job at the Louisiana State Museum before she was at the 1400 block of St. Bernard, ready to participate in the Revolution Social Aid & Pleasure Club’s Michael Jackson Tribute Second-Line Parade.

“I said, ‘I’m goin’ to see Mike!,” Major said. “I’m goin’ to dance and be with Mike’s friends.”

Apparently, everyone in New Orleans is on a first-name basis with the recently deceased King of Pop.

From the guys climbing houses to showcase their dance-moves, to the savvy “Remember Mike” t-shirt salesmen, everyone marching down St. Bernard on Sunday was hollering for “Mike!”
Joe Black, founder of The Revolution and organizer of the parade, said there are a number of things that make a Michael-Jackson themed second-line parade relevant and necessary.

“Mike touched people with his dancing and his music. That rhythm he had in everything he did is what we do here in New Orleans. Dancing and playing music? We do that 52 Sundays a year.”
Black said this is a tribute to everything Jackson did for New Orleans.

“We don’t have his body with us, but we got his moves and his music. We got his soul here with us today.”

The parade made its way down St. Bernard all the way to N. Miro St. without reported incident.

NOPD made zero arrests during the parade.

Black estimated 1,500 people would show up for the parade, but that estimate was quite low.

“The parade was a huge success,” Black said. “We had way more people join us than we expected, but that just shows what Michael meant to this city. He embodied what we all love: music and dance.”

The crowed swelled, such is the idea at any second-line parade, as it moved further toward the river. People came out of their cars in oncoming traffic to dance. Others sat and watched the madness from their front porch.

“This city is wild,” Adrienne Williams said. “I can just walk on my porch and watch thousands of people parading the streets on a Sunday dressed like Michael [expletive] Jackson. I love it.”
Rebirth Brass Band kept the beat the entire parade, playing to the crowd with such Michael hits as “Don’t Stop ‘Til You Get Enough” and “Beat It”.

“We did something similar when Tupac [Shakur] died. This is a jazz celebration,” Black said. “This is not a funeral, they can do that somewhere else. We aren’t mourning, we are celebrating this man for all the great things he did.”

Plenty of people tried their best to turn a buck of the loss of such a huge celebrity, producing recently screen-printed t-shirts with Jackson’s face on the front.

But, the overall mood of the day was very positive, punctuating a week of madness over the loss of one of the biggest names in pop culture with a wild parade fitting for both New Orleans and Michael Jackson.


Photos / Rob Davis and Zack Smith
Audio / Rob Davis
Copy / JJ Marshal
Production Coordinator / Michael Lamendola

Monday, June 22, 2009

In New Orleans even the circus must Parade!

I am anxiously awaiting the Circus parade that will pass by our offices today.
I hope that Blake picks up some peanuts.