Second line season rolls on with two parades this weekend: Black Men of Labor on Saturday (10/18) and Men of Class on Sunday (10/19). Check out Takin' It to the Streets to get the route sheet and hear Action Jackson talk with Fred Johnson from Black Men of Labor.
New York City is getting a bum rap! We’ve watched the theme as it slowly develops in the Simon psyche – this New York vs. New Orleans thing. New York’s glowering chef Enrico Brulard (based on real-life kitchen nazi David Bouley) verbally abusing poor Janette Desautels (real life Susan Spicer?) who valiantly suffers in exile (“Listen to the fish!”).
Was so dead tired from Jazz Fest (the true mark of a Fest well spent) that I fell asleep both times I tried to watch this week’s ‘sode--will try to catch up in future blogs on what promises to be a descent into the heart of darkness in the weeks to come.