Thursday, April 23, 2009

Tonight Will Be Fine

Tonight, Premium T. and I are meeting up with my #2 son and his fiancee for dinner followed by Leonard Cohen. I've seen LC once, back when, as he puts it on his new live album, he "was a crazy kid of 60." That show was memorable and this one promises to be. More tomorrow...

It's here! The New Orleans Jazz and Heritage Festival starts tomorrow! Be sure to stay in town long enough for the eighth annual Ponderosa Stomp, "celebrating the unsung heroes of American music." And, it's still not too late to enjoy the Dewey Balfa Cajun and Creole Heritage Week in Evangeline Parish. Or the Festivale International de Louisiane. And then of course there's Chaz Fest. Is NOLA a great town or what?...

Just A Song: Merle Haggard and "Okie From Muskogee": One of the essential songs of the 1960's, "Okie" was widely misunderstood by both fans and detractors. Citizen K. explains why...

Renegade Eye reports on a Cuban conference about socialism and freedom of expression...


Ima Wizer explains how rid oneself of that mortal enemy of decent folk everywhere, and I don't mean Rush Limbaugh. I speak, of course, of the insidious pygmy goat...

Ken Armstrong thinks there's a chance that he's part dog...

8 comments:

Renegade Eye said...

Thank you for the plug.

Did you see the documentary about Leonard Cohen called I'm Your Man? That is really good.

Linda said...

That documentary wonderful!
No doubt you will have a spectacular night! I remember
studying the poetry of Leonard Cohen in high school many years ago!!!

Don Parker said...

Ah, Leonard Cohen, the genius of poetry and sound. I hope he plays DC on this tour.

Scrumpy's Baker said...

I haven't checked in for a bit. LOVE the quote at the top of the page.

ZenYenta said...

Have a great time tonight.

Son's band is at the Blue Nile for a late night - really, really late night set - at the tail end of Jazzfest. This is at least the second time they're doing that. That would be for the younger, up all night, crowd, I guess.

K. said...

Thanks, Scrump! It's the lead from an article by Matt Taibbi in the current RollingSton. Invective can be an art unto itself.

Anonymous said...

Where is the Merle Haggard discussion?

K. said...

Anon: Thanks for stopping by. The Merle Haggard discussion is at Just A Song, which is my other blog here. I look forward to your comments.