what it means……..

to miss new orleans………….


(t-shirt via Dirty Coast)

The preface to the book Do You Know What it Means to Miss New Orleans….. “This book should begin with a certain musical phrase – best expressed on the trumpet – that every New Orleanian knows.  It is that four-note announcement, with powerful emphasis on the third note – da-da-DAAAAA-da.  The Mardi Gras call to arms, call to attention, call to parade.  It is a phrase that wakes up the neighborhood and clears the air for a multicolored, umbrella twirling, brass-band singing, shouting and stomping impromptu second line headed straight down the nearest street.  It is a sound of home that I miss. ”


Happy Mardi Gras, friends!

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