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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…

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…

The Legacy of Brass Bands in New Orleans

Happy Mardi Gras Week to one and all!  If any of you have ever been to New Orleans, I'm sure you would agree that there ain't nothin' like catching the sounds of a New Orleans brass band.  When these…