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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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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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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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