Saturday, February 02, 2008

Lame Bryant Groundhog Day vs Mardi Gras Fat Tuesday

So I gotta wonder...

Did anyone in Tinley Park Ill, regret not going to New Orleans for Mardi Gras, instead of getting pinned down in the crossfire at the plus size


Police investigate the scene of the shooting that killed 4 iat a Lane Bryant store at the Brookside shopping center in Tinley Park, Ill., Saturday, Feb 2 2008.
As much as I love a good strip mall story, not to mention bloody shooting spree...

Interestingly enough, back in October the Illinois State Rifle assoc. focused it's sights on the village of Tinley Park because they were enacting stricter gun control laws.

The pro-gun lobbyists were up in arms at supposed "Enemies of Freedom" that would dare mess up Tinley Park by restricting firearm ownership.

Tommy Guerrero - Knives fighting Guns
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Well, I bet those pro-Gun boys are truly happy today to see freedom for firearms being exercised so damn freely in the local shopping plaza. With no enemies of freedom in sight, the shooter was ale to take out plenty of folks in a powerful display of the American Way, and just drive off.

Is this a great country or what?

Here's a relevant tune that somewhat captures the day's emotion...

The Fall of CorinthThe Nightmare Scenario
"Point Blank Range In the World's Finest Shooting Gallery" (mp3)
from "The Fall of Corinth"
(Dressed To Kill Records (USA))
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But, I think I'm gonna focus elsewhere...

How about we focus on Gobbler's Knob... a porn worthy name if their ever was one...

Looks like Puxantawney Phil saw his shadow, which traditionally means 6 more weeks of blustery winter doldrums...

But then in Atlanta, them Yankee hating rebels have their own redneck groundhog, and apparently he didn't see his own shadow...

Honeycut - Shadows Instrumental

Honeycut - Shadows

track from "The Day I Turned To Glass"
(Quannum Projects)
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So anyhow, how about Nawlins?

It's the earliest Mardi Gras in years down in Louisian this year, and I imagine the wet weather & winter chill is keeping breast displays down to a bare minimum...

But there's still prolly a lot more titty & goodtimes to be had than in the Tinley Park strip mall today...

Here's one of my fave New Orleans artists, doing up a bit of Mardi Gras music for y'all

ThrowbackKermit Ruffins with the Rebirth Brass Band
"Mardi Gras Day" (mp3)
from "Throwback"
(Basin Street)
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Here's two more cuts from Ruffins... the first from his album "Live At Vaughans", one of the best selling CD's at the annual jazzfest, It's raucous live sound perfectly captures the ecstatic energetic & casually contagious New Orleanean funk fervor to be found in a Ruffins set.

Kermit Ruffins' spirited jazz trumpet playing and showmanship have seen him compared to the legendary Louis Armstrong, and no trip to the city is complete without a stop in the Bywater at Vaughan's where he generally can be found every Thursday for the past 15 some years.

Kermit Ruffins - Drop Me Off In New Orleans
Live At Vaughan'sKermit Ruffins
"Drop Me Off In New Orleans" (mp3)
from "Live At Vaughan's"
(Basin Street)

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The next cut is from a reunion collaboration between Ruffins and the Rebirth Brass Band

Kermit Ruffins & The Rebirth Brass Band - What Is New Orleans ( pt 2)


See ya next time:

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