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 Pancake Tuesday, depending on where the celebration is taking place.  No matter the name, it's a day of revelry that includes parades, parties and gastronomic indulgence before the Christian fasting season of Lent begins on Ash Wednesday. It marks the last day of the Carnival season, basically a six-week period of partying around the globe. What began as a holiday rooted in religious tradition has become a cultural phenomenon, leading to parties for the sake of partying, and not necessarily in anticipation of 40 days of penance between Ash Wednesday and Easter Sunday." (CNN Travel)

 

 

No matter how many years 

Sweet Loretta & I have celebrated Mardi Gras together 

the essential ya-ya vibe remains the same!

Here at Mind Smoke Manor

everything is festooned with purple, green & gold!

 

Big Chief Journeyboy is in full costume!

Mind Smoke Manor's Sgt @ Arms aka Sir Leroy is ready for party duty!

The Beer is on ice!

 

The Hurricane Mix has been mixed to the max!

 

There's a big ol' pot of gumbo is simmering away on the stove!

 

Hey!  Wait a minute...We need some music for this here party!!!

HERE'S SOME ESSENTIAL FAT TUESDAY SOUNDS!

GO TO THE MARDI GRAS - PROFESSOR LONGHAIR

 

MARDI GRAS MAMBO - THE METERS

THEY ALL ASKED FOR YOU - THE METERS

 

DRINK A LITTLE POISON (4U DIE) - SOUL REBELS & JOHN MOONEY

WHO DRANK MY BEER WHEN I WAS IN THE REAR - DAVE BARTHOLOMEW

 

MY DARLING NEW ORLEANS - Lil Queenie & The Percolators

 

WOMAN OR A MAN - MICHAEL DOUCET & CAJUN BREW

STREET PARADE - EARL KING

KERMIT'S SECOND LINE - KERMIT RUFFIN

 

Two-Way-A-Pocky Way – Dixie Cups

 

MEET DE BOYS ON THE BATTLEFRONT - WILD TCHOUPITOULAS

 

HOT 8 BRASS BAND - SEXUAL HEALING

IN THE NIGHT - PROFESSOR LONGHAIR

 

THEME FROM GAME OF THRONES - NEW ORLEANS SWAMP DONKEYS

 

“Carnival is a butterfly of winter

whose last real flight of Mardi Gras forever ends his glory.

Another season is the season of another butterfly,

and the tattered, scattered, fragments of rainbow wings

are in turn the record of his day.”

– Lafcadio Hearn  

 

ASPHALT JUNGLE - JAMBALAYA BRASS BAND

 

DO WHATCHA WANNA - REBIRTH BRASS BAND

 

DIVE IN THE GUMBO - ANDERS OSBORNE & MONK BOUDREAUX

 

HEY MA PETIT FILLE - BUCKWHEAT ZYDECO

 

Throughout the day & night WWOZ in New Orleans

Will be bringing the FAT TUESDAY groove!

Click on the icon above & dig the sounds!

 

Here's some shots from a Mardi Gtras hoedown we had  

@ Mind Smoke Manor this week! 

Good Times were had by one & all!

The clock on the wall says it's time

to finish up this here blog post 

with some audio memories from WWOZ from back in the 80's

which was compiled by my fellow raconteur

John C. Engelhardt

Download Link to some  Mardi Gras WWOZ Memories:

HAPPY MARDI GRAS TO ONE & ALL!

 


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  • banjolips
    banjolips the world
    Let the good times roll, compadre!

    Let the good times roll, compadre!

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