Oh my. I had such an immensely electric time in New Orleans last week.
We were in town for Jazzfest which O lovingly refers to as his Christmas morning. He is one man who is very serious about his fun folks and he waits for this particular vacation all year long.
I was trepidatious about traveling back to this city due to the fact that it was my first return since Katrina. I had spent 2 weeks with Trading Spaces working there and I had totally loved Jazzfest in '05. Needless to say I had fallen hard for this town.
The storm is certainly on the forefront of peoples minds, and outside of the french quarter you can't go one block without seeing a house with FEMA spray paint on it or a FEMA trailer in a driveway. But the folks who stuck around seem so resilient and it's heartening to still be able to see, hear, and eat things that you can only find in this special place.
After a solid 5 days of good times in NOLA, I headed off to my baby sisters college graduation which was filled with nostalgia. Have I really been out of high school for 10 years?
thanks for all of the sweet words about last weeks photos.
Today I sit at my desk listening to WXPN (our killer Public Radio station here in Philly that plays GREAT music) listening to reports out of SXSW. The same reporter that was there last year for NPR is reporting again and his voice keeps bringing me back in time...just like a song reminds me of a moment in the past.
If I close my eyes, I see myself driving down the highway toward set in the morning listening to the report of the days music.
We didn't mean to be in town for Austin's biggest Music Festival, it was very much a happy accident. At that time Austin was almost a mythical place. Crew after crew had spent their two weeks in town and come home with rave reviews. The people, the town, the additude all were given 5 stars by our very well traveled gang. So when my schedule finally read: Austin, TX I was thrilled.
It didn't dissapoint...we had a fabulous time and I would go back in a hearbeat. The sugar on top was the AWESOME homeowners that we had on the show....one of which has started a lovely little blog since our visit.
Noelle has been VERY busy sewing up a storm and booking all of the shows held at the famous Waterloo Records...but please take a moment and check out her lovely little corner of the world wide woods...Lucky Kitty.
I wish I could be in town for this years' fest....bummer...
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