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Song of the Day: Dr. John – Mood Indigo 23 September, 2006

Posted by ~V~ in New Orleans, Song of the Day, Sounds.
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because if silence is golden,
then music must be made of diamonds.

This one goes out to wetbankguy @ Toulouse Street

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you

ain’t been blue

till you’ve had that mood indigo

Duke EllingtonDr. John

that old feeling

goes ceiling

down to my shoes…

[odeo=http://odeo.com/audio/3494093/view]

Dr. John – Mood Indigo (6.3MB mp3) from the album:

“Duke Elegant: Dr. John Performing the Music of Duke Ellington”

Wikipedia links:

a brief history of “Mood Indigo”             Dr. John             Duke Ellington

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Picture of the Day: French Quarter Balcony Postcard 8 April, 2006

Posted by ~V~ in Images, New Orleans, Picture of the Day.
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because one picture is worth at least a thousand words.

French Quarter Balcony

About this image:

The French Quarter of New Orleans is renowned for its historic architecture.

Like a psychedelic sundial, the ornate wrought ironwork of this balcony casts its intricate shadows through both time and space – remaining a constant, silent witness as the human dramas of birth, death, and rebirth unfold in the old city beneath it.

i scanned this image from a limited-edition postcard. Click on it to see a larger, higher resolution version.

Thanks to Kerri (wherever you are!), who took the original photograph.

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Kid Koala – Basin Street Blues 28 March, 2006

Posted by ~V~ in New Orleans, Sounds, Video.
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So here’s my first attempt at embedding a YouTube video.

If it doesn’t work, you might have to update your Flash Player.

This spooky and surreal animated music video from Kid Koala perfectly captures the gritty, sad, yet “uplifting” vibe of a traditional New Orleans funeral.

If you liked this video, you can watch a higher quality version (11MB QT) here.

You can find out more about Kid Koala here.

see my YouTube videos