It’s Mardi Gras weekend so I’m going to guess right now that people are flooding into Louisiana.
I’ve always loved Louisiana. My family lived in Shreveport for nearly two years, from December of ’96 to May of ’98. It was the last state that we lived in before returning to Texas and it’s a place that I’ve visited a few times since. (Shreveport, I might add, also celebrates Mardi Gras. It’s just that it tends to be a little bit more sedate in Shreveport than in New Orleans.) Louisiana is a state that is full of atmosphere and eccentric historical oddities. If you ever think your political leaders are crazy, do a google search on “Edwin Edwards” or “Earl Long.” If you ever think there’s never been a stranger moment in history than now, read T. Harry Williams’s biography of Huey Long.
Anyway, today’s music video of the day is all about Louisiana. Radney Foster’s Louisiana Blue has a nice mellow mood to it. Consider it to be the calm before the storm.