Posts Tagged ‘Mardi Gras’

Let’s Pretend it’s Mardi Gras

Tuesday, 16 February 2021

Mardi Gras has been ruined for the 2nd year in a row. Thank God USA Today has a list of the 10 Best Ways to Celebrate Mardi Gras at Home.

1. Decorate in green, gold and purple.
Dare to be ugly.

2. Have a seafood boil.
Eew.

3. Eat a king cake.
Okay.

4. Mix a Mardi Gras martini.
Okay with that also. Oop, made a mistake. Let’s try another one.
Whoopsie. Did it again. Let’s make three and see which one is best. Then we’ll make that one.
Uh-oh…

5. Make a shoebox float.
Then look at it.

6. Learn some Cajun French.
Gitcha gitcha gris-gris gumbo yaya. Done.

7. Snack on some MoonPies.
Got it.

8. See some house floats.
Mardi Gras without the flashers, but a good excuse to keep your Christmas lights up.

9. Dress up your dog.
No. It embarrasses you and annoys the dog.

10. Take a virtual tour of Mardi Gras World.
It’s kinda cool in a 2nd grade field trip kinda way, but it’s virtual so it’s more like shopping for mattress covers online.

Enough of that nonsense. Let’s do this instead.

 

Laissez les Bons Temps Rouler! – It’s Mardi Gras!

Tuesday, 25 February 2020

King Oliver & His Creole Jazz Band – Sugar Foot Stomp (1926)
Louis Armstrong played 2nd cornet, married the piano player Lil Hardin.

Lil Armstrong & Buck Washington – Or Leave Me Alone (1936)
That’s Mrs. Louis Armstrong to you.

Al Hirt – When The Saints Go Marching In
Not sure what year, but I’m pretty sure that’s Pete Fountain on clarinet.

Might as well throw some Cajun into the mix while we’re at it. No idea who the artist is or what year, but the song is called Toot Toot.


Joyeux Mardi Gras!
J’espère que vous en avez un gros!

[Gator roast .gif found here.]

Beads, Beer, Booze, Boobs & Brass Bands = Heureux Mardi Gras!

Tuesday, 13 February 2018

Mardi Gras in New Orleans is a tradition that everyone should experience at least once. Click on each individual image above to see what you’re missing.

[All images found via Google Image Search. If anyone wishes to be credited, please leave us a comment and we’ll update with links. Related posts Heureux.]

Heureux Mardi Gras! Krewes, Booze, Beads & Boobs

Tuesday, 28 February 2017

krewe-of-zulu

mardi-gras-crowd

[Found here, here and here. Related Mardi Gras posts here.]

Saturday Matinee – Jimbino Vegan, Tuba Skinny, & The Rebirth Brass Band

Saturday, 25 February 2017

Apparently that’s Jimbino Vegan and someone or something known as Zugdidi with a decent backup band.

Tuba Skinny on the streets of NOLA. The dog gets it.

The Rebirth Brass Band are the real deal (but please, give us at least one chord change).

Have a great Mardis Gras and Do Watcha Wanna.

Saturday Matinee – Mardi Gras & St. Valentine’s Day Combined: Smoking Time Jazz Club, Grampa Eliot and Doreen’s Jazz

Saturday, 14 February 2015

“Percolatin’ Blues” courtesy of Smoking Time Jazz Club.

Grampa Eliot sings the truth.

Doreen’s Jazz is entirely awesome.

Have a great weekend, folks, remember the Presidents who afforded us our freedoms and those who assist in taking them away, and be back here tomorrow for more stuff.

Oh, and this and this. Do it.

Saturday Matinee – 4 Shorts, A Really Happy Dude, Captain Beefheart & Little Feat

Saturday, 8 March 2014

Four shorts in under 90 seconds, with balloon animals.

What a happy guy. After those two vids, we gotta walk it down.

Here’s Captain Beefheart and his Magic Band (1974) with “Upon The My O My.” We’re not quite at ground level yet, and since we neglected to honor Mardi Gras last week, let’s amend and repair the accidental and unintended oversight with this:

Little Feat performing “Dixie Chicken” with a lineup including Emmylou Harris, Bonnie Raitt & Jesse Winchester on The Midnight Special in 1977. Very cool.

Have a great weekend, folks, and always remember.

Fat Tuesday – Heureux Mardi Gras!

Tuesday, 12 February 2013

Mardi Gras: Treme Jazz Band

New Orleans’ Treme Brass Band kicks it.

“Treme Brass Band parade down Frenchman Street, New Orleans, during the Satchmo Fest 2011 Club Strutt.”

[Top image found here. More Mardi Gras here and here.]

Saturday Matinee – Stag Party, Bottle Ninja & The Neville Bros.

Saturday, 20 October 2012

Don’t disturb deer, and don’t mess with a stag during rutting season. [via]

“He really, really, really hates plastic bottles.” [via]

The Neville Brothers with “Brother John / Iko Iko” 1995, Stuttgart.

According to Wikipedia:
The song “Iko Iko” was written in 1953 in New Orleans by James “Sugar Boy” Crawford about two competing Mardi Gras Tribes/Krewes. “Jock-a-mo” was the original version of the song “Iko Iko” recorded by The Dixie Cups in 1965. Their version came about by accident. They were in a New York City studio for a recording session when they began an impromptu version of “Iko Iko,” accompanied only by drumsticks on studio ashtrays.
[Listen to it on the Utoobage here. Lyrics are in the notes.]

Other trivia: Crawford formed a band which local DJ Doctor Daddy-O named “The Chapaka Shawee” – Creole for “We Aren’t Raccoons.”

Fun Facts to Know and Tell. Have a great weekend, folks.

Merde Mercredi

Wednesday, 22 February 2012

That’s a lotta Mardi Crap there. Bet it smells delightful as well, but I’d rather have to clean up that mess than several month’s worth of Occupoopage. Although Fat Tuesday’s Gone for another year, we’ve still got plenty of Gris Gris Gumbo Ya Ya left.
[Found here.]


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