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Happy Fat Tuesday @ Mind Smoke Manor!

Today is one of my favorite days of the year!  It's the culmination of the Mardi Gras season...  It's FAT TUESDAY!

 

Mardi Gras is French for Fat Tuesday. It's also called Shrove Tuesday, Carnival…

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Remembering Bunny Matthews

Bunny Matthews

Today we celebrate the life and artistry of Bunny Matthews, an American cartoonist and writer from New Orleans, who was best known for his depictions of New Orleans characters and local dialect.

In 1984, I…

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The Life and Times of James Booker

  James Booker: The Piano Prince of New Orleans

As a child James Booker was considered a genuine prodigy and he went on to cut a wide swath on the New Orleans music scene.  He is  best remembered…

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My Mardi Gras Playlist 2022

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 New…

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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…

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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…

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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…

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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…

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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…

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A Short History of Mardi Gras

Hear ye!  Hear ye!  It's MARDI GRAS WEEK on the Rock & Roll is a State of Mind blog!

 

 

 

"The holiday of Mardi Gras is celebrated in all of Louisiana, including…

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The Day After Mardi Gras

HEY DUDE, WHERE'S MY CAR? WHY ARE THERE BEADS & MASKS IN MY FRIDGE? I HAVEN'T EATEN REAL FOOD IN WEEKS WHY IS THERE GLITTER EVERYWHERE IN MY BATHROOM? UH OH, WHAT'S THAT ON THE …Read more

LI Sounds: Fat Tuesday 2020

Here's some cool Fat Tuesday Gigs Happening on Long Island TONITE! Come on out & get your Mardi Gras Groove On!

 

25th - Fishing With Fredo Guy Anthony's Restaurant 2208 Jerusalem Ave.  …Read more

Mardi Gras Fat Tuesday 2020!

Today is one of my favorite days of the year!  It's the culmination of the Mardi Gras season... 

 

 

"Mardi Gras is French for Fat Tuesday. It's also called Shrove Tuesday, Carnival Tuesday or…

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It's Fat Tuesday!

Today is one of my favorite days of the year!  It's the culmination of the Mardi Gras season...  It's FAT TUESDAY!

 

 

 

No matter how many years …Read more

My Mardi Gras Playlist 2019

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 New…

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