Monday, August 29, 2011

A Time And A Place

No single thing abides; but all things flow.
Fragment to fragment clings-the things thus grow
Until we know and name them. By degrees
They melt, and are no more the things we know.


Friday, August 26, 2011


It’s that time once again: Rising Tide 6

The Rising Tide Conference is an annual gathering for all who wish to learn more and do more to assist New Orleans' recovery. Leveraging the power of bloggers and new media, the conference is a launch pad for organization and action. Our day-long program of speakers and presentations is tailored to inform, entertain, enrage and inspire.

Are we really up to six? Things have gotten pretty dusty around here…long story

Thursday, March 17, 2011


I’ve been sleeping for a while and dreaming. Here is one of Akira Kurosawa's Dreams, Mount Fuji in Red”. It seems to be disturbingly relevant.

Monday, January 17, 2011

Fixing A Hole

Congrats to Liprap for 5 years of news, kvetching and keeping us informed of the latest antics of the little guy. Here's some music to while away the time waiting for the hole to get fixed.

Saturday, November 27, 2010

Dead Ninja Christmas

The first blow of the Hostilidays has been unleashed (pretty lame one, borrowing someone elses work). Liprap counters with a truly vile display…just like racid budder.

Of course, in Bushido it is the weaker warrior who strikes the first blow, and what could puts one in the mind of Christmas more than dead Ninjas.

For the Anime fans, Samurai Pizza Cats do something having to do with Christmas.

For those who just have to see how it turns out, here is part II

Sunday, August 29, 2010

Five Years

It’s simple, really: We stand up for ourselves. We stand up because often the criticisms of this place seem as misinformed as they are unrelenting. We stand up for ourselves because we figure that speaking the truth — in all its complexity and all its ugliness — is better than keeping quiet after pretty-sounding lies. - Jarvis DeBarry

Saturday, June 05, 2010

Danke Schoen

I’ve not completely fallen of the edge of the world, or been sucked into a plume of oil, just busy with other things. But I have a moment to pass along a bit of semi-good news.

The word on the street is that the Deutsches Haus, now sitting in the footprint of the bazillion dollar medical center development has been given a temporary reprieve. The organization that has celebrated the German contribution to the tapestry that is New Orleans culture will stay put at least through the Octoberfest.

A temporary location has been secured while the future and how much cash they will be awarded for the property is determined. The only snag is that the location is a good bit smaller than the original, with limited meeting space. Anyone who has been around the place when there isn’t a festival going on knows that it can be a real three ring circus with multiple events and meetings on any given night.

And now James Watt and Ferris Bueller's favorite... a little Wayne Newton: