phew. Yesterday beat me up. Today, I took a much more chill approach. I played the drums for awhile (I'm not so good, I need a lot of practice) and then I headed out to Bacchanal to meet friends for a girls night with Helen Gillet playing so beautifully under the trees and the lights strung in the branches. The weather was cool enough not to need bug spray!
Another in our series of Saturday night bedtime stories from the BYO folks who sponsor pop up story-telling events in New Orleans backyards. Their next event is Sunday, October 21st at 1649 N. Robertson (between St. Bernard and Annette Streets. The gate to the backyard opens at 8:00pm and the stories start at 8:30pm. Here's a sample:
In backyards across New Orleans, the 100 members of BYO gather to tell stories that are live, unscripted, and true to the teller. Last Saturday night, we featured a recording of Elizabeth Steeby's story of guns, guts and a woman's rite of passage.
24 years ago (September 12th, 1988), Jamaica was blasted by the then category three storm, Hurricane Gilbert. On its way to the Yucatan, Gilbert became a huge category five hurricane with 185mph winds and a then record-setting 888 millibars of low pressure.
I would like to ask for a little help from the WWOZ listeners. As a result of my having to most complete collection of WWOZ CD's I have become the archievist for the collection. I need your help with two of the CD's. CD number 2 and number 9.
I hope to be able to present a South African edition of the World Journey this Saturday and feature music that I learned about and picked up while I was there with the WWOZ team that went to the Joy of Jazz Festival in Johannesburg last week. It was the end of a dry winter when we were there, but there were still some flowers in bloom.
George Ingmire and I are in Johannesburg, South Africa, for the Joy of Jazz festival which started today, Thursday, 23 August. We hope to bring you a broadcast from here during my World Journey show this Saturday.