Vince Taylor: The Original Ziggy Stardust

 

Vince Taylor, while not widely known to US rock fans, was an influential part of the European rock scene in the late 50's and early 60's.  While not widely known to US rock fans, Taylor was an influential…

Ash Wednesday: The Day After Mardi Gras

HEY DUDE, WHERE'S MY CAR?  WHY ARE THERE BEADS & MASKS IN MY TOILET?  WHY IS THERE GLITTER IN MY FRIDGE?  UH OH, WHAT'S THAT ON THE FRONT LAWN?  WHY DO I HAVE A TATTOO

Fat Tuesday 2021

Hear ye!  Hear ye! Today is the culmination of the Mardi Gras season.... FAT TUESDAY!!

 

It should be noted that Louisiana is the only state in the U.S. where Mardi Gras is a legal…

The Ghosts of Lundi Gras

Lundi Gras, aka Fat Monday, is the day before the ultimate Mardi Gras event Fat Tuesday.  Anticipation fills the air!  For today's post, I thought it would be fun to take a look at The Ghosts of Mardi…

Mardi Gras Time Machine

 

The first formal parade on Mardi Gras day was held in 1838 when a newspaper report on that Ash Wednesday told of a procession of masqued figures through the public streets...with every variety of costumes...from Harlequin to the…

My Mardi Gras Playlist 2021

 

I've always been a music collector whether it be Christmas music, songs by one hit wonders, Tom Waits rarities or various obscure tunes from a wide variety of genres.  One of my favorite music genres to collect is…

The Legendary Mardi Gras Indians of New Orleans

 

One of the most unique aspects of Mardi Gras in New Orleans is the existence of the Mardi Gras Indians.  From the neworleans.com site: “Mardi Gras is full of secrets, and the Mardi Gras Indians are as much…

Mardi Gras Eats!

 

Along with costumes, music, and libations, it's important to serve up some tasty authentic Cajun/Creole dishes!  Once again, As I did last year, thought it would be fun to once again to share with all of you some…