Outtakes from NOLA
The carpetbagger's view of New Orleans
Outtakes from NOLA
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they met on eHarmony
they met on eHarmony
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independence 
Bayou St John, 4 July 2014
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Krewe of Zulu parade, 12 Feb 2013 
Krewe of Zulu parade, 12 Feb 2013 
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duck w/ attitude
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Krewe of Tucks parade, 1 Mar 2014
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they live (Krewe of Muses parade, 27 Feb 2014)
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i’m touched 
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7 Dec 2013, St Charles
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lostcosmonaut:


“… Altercation and Freedia discuss with them how the dance pertains to first moments of sexual awakening.  They preach cultural reciprocation instead of cultural appropriation, how instead of just taking from this New Orleans bounce culture, you give something back to it.  And one of the ways you can give back to this culture is literally by dancing when Freedia tells you to.  No other American dance music besides bounce really has a human being front and center, except square dancing, so to dance when Freedia tells you to is to participate in this cultural conversation.”

           — Jay Pennington (DJ Rusty Lazer), OffBeat, 1 July 2011
lostcosmonaut:


“… Altercation and Freedia discuss with them how the dance pertains to first moments of sexual awakening.  They preach cultural reciprocation instead of cultural appropriation, how instead of just taking from this New Orleans bounce culture, you give something back to it.  And one of the ways you can give back to this culture is literally by dancing when Freedia tells you to.  No other American dance music besides bounce really has a human being front and center, except square dancing, so to dance when Freedia tells you to is to participate in this cultural conversation.”

           — Jay Pennington (DJ Rusty Lazer), OffBeat, 1 July 2011
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“ I am an entertainer. I love to make people have fun. And no matter where I am booked—it can be a party of 60 or 70-year-olds and I would go in and rock it and not short change them.” On Valentine’s night 2009, Freedia famously came from another show to take the stage at One Eyed Jacks for a ferocious performance to a gigantic crowd not three hours after learning her boyfriend had been shot and killed.

lostcosmonaut:


“It’s interesting to hear music about what other people go through, and I love the boys who rap about the guns and the money and the murders.  But it all has an influence on us.  A lot of time the beef starts with music.  They hear these lyrics like, ‘Beef ain’t never squashed ’til your enemy dead’ in the club, and they see their enemy and they’re having evil thoughts, so yeah, music has a big influence on the city. That’s why I try not to rap about nothing too negative …”

                — Big Freedia