The following is a transcript of a presentation by David Freedman, General Manager of WWOZ FM New Orleans, at the Grammy Week Louisiana Economic Development Office of Entertainment Brunch for 300 music industry executives.
The New Orleans Saints are no longer the "Aint's" after their stunning Superbowl victory. Fans, musicians and a few celebrities got together last weekend for a second line parade to bury the Aint's for good in traditional New Orleans style. Local photographer Jerry Moran shares his experience in words and pictures.
Join Tom Morgan on the Tuesday New Orleans Music Show from 11 am to 2 pm for 1949 in Louisiana music. The show will continue its look at the music of New Orleans and Louisiana on a year by year basis. Tomorrow's show will feature the first recordings of Professor Longhair, Fats Domino, Percy Mayfield and others.
It began with the New Orleans Saints winning their first Superbowl to thundering chants of "Who Dat?!" Then they were honored with a Saints Appreciation Parade, while Brees & Co. were featured in several other parades. And guess which were the two most popular colors at Mardi Gras? We've got lots of video and photo highlights of the Black & Gold Mardi Gras!
On the heels of a new mayor sans foot in mouth disease, a Superbowl win lifting the Aints curse, and Mardi Gras with some new suits and old friends, I figured it’s time to celebrate something else, something special.