February 28, 2006, was Mardi Gras. It had been a stellar weekend and I posted three times that day: A Cinza das Horas, Demander la Charité, and Lundi Gras (this was originally posted February 27). This evening I almost turned into a pot roast because one of my tires blew out on a busy bridge … More Pot Roast
It is no longer Carnival time, but it is the weekend, so we will sing! This song contains a piano lesson. We will not sing the song I heard on the radio while driving, by a famous singer from the fifties, in which the speaker said he had told his driller he was quitting, but … More Piano Lesson
The radio is still playing Carnival music, so I will, too … and introduce a song everyone should definitely know: Al Johnson on his very own Carnival Time. As lagniappe there is the more recent Mardi Gras Strut. Axé.
Entre el dolor y el placer median tres criaturas, de las cuales la una mira a un muro, la segunda usa de ánimo triste y la tercera avanza de puntillas; pero, entre tú y yo, sólo existen segundas criaturas. Apoyándose en mi frente, el día conviene en que, de veras, hay mucho de exacto en … More Entre el dolor y el placer
I am violet. “You surround yourself with art and music and are constantly driven to express yourself. You often daydream. You prefer honesty in your relationships and believe strongly in your personal morals.” You can discover your color here. A It is Mardi Gras. Happy Mardi Gras! You ain’t done sent me hardly no birthday … More Mon couleur: violette
It is Lundi Gras and I am up the bayou. Listen to the original Jambalaya, it is really brilliant. Les Mardi Gras s’en viennent de tout partout. Hear the Balfa brothers’ beautiful version of the ancient song. Axé.
Bacchus and Orpheus roll tonight! Here was Orpheus in 2007: Axé.
On February 21, 2006 I published my third blog post, the first one that had any confidence or verve, and I had not yet mentioned Carnival. This year Undine has pointed out that she, and perhaps others, are waiting for my 2009 Carnival posts. I am flattered, but mostly I feel Carnival is unrepresentable unless … More Carnival Post
It’s Carnival time, and Professor Longhair is the only professor who counts. Professor Zero did not post on February 20, 2006 – or if she did, Blogger has lost the post. I am glad I began transferring the archive to WordPress later that year, and I wish I had transferred it all. Meanwhile, speaking of … More Tipitina
The avant-garde rules! I read R.U.R., Čapek’s 1921 play, and it is brilliant. You can read it right here. Our post for February 19, 2006 is archived here. It was an expansion on my statement of purpose, the other two key parts of which can be found in the first post (18.II.2006) and on the … More Reading For Pleasure Wednesday (late): Karel Čapek