Do Not Include Watermarks.
One of many horse head hitching posts remaining in the French Quarter from the days when a horse was commonly used to transport oneself, one's guests, and one's goods from one location to another.
From New Orleans
Sign of the Time
The most prolific marking that was applied to the flooded homes of New Orleans residents after Hurricane Katrina was the baneful symbol of the "X", which was presented to indicate the rescue troop and the date the property was visited as well as the number of human and animal companion bodies discovered.
From New Orleans
Amourdian (w/ Max Baloian)
To be honest with you, I have never seen a person play accordion quite like Max Baloian. And coming from a person, such as myself, who lives in New Orleans, where every fifth musician plays an accordion, it's not unlike comparing sex to making love: both are wonderful expressions of the human psycho-emotional-spiritual-physical experience, but the latter is, quite frankly, gorgeous to behold and be captivated by. Well, like Freddi Price (who I mention in the photo before this), Max is a member of Rube Waddell, being a band of "cast-off parts, twisted scraps, and rusty hinges of blues, gospel, country, American and Irish Folk, punk [and] rock [combined with] comic Vaudeville, German theater, Mexican Banda, Middle Eastern and Asian ditties into a raw junkyard stew stirred [with a] varied array of traditional and homemade instruments." He too was/is a member of Faun Fables and Polkacide.
To learn more about Max and Rube Waddell, please visit...
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The Bride of Icarus (w/ Madigan Shive)
With her lovely and ethereal cello, voice, and presence, musician, performer and composer Bonfire Madigan Shive lit up the American Conservatory Theater in San Francisco while doing the aural complement to John Ford's "'Tis Pity She's a Whore". This performance was directed by Carey Perloff complemented by the brilliant set design of Walt Spangler. Madigan too is a co-founder of The Icarus Project which "navigates the space between brilliance and madness."
To learn more about Bonfire Madigan and The Icarus Project please visit...
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Priceless (w/ Freddi Price)
Besides being one of the most kind and genuine people I have met over the years, Freddi Price is one of the most talented musicians and vocalists I have ever seen perform. Whether as the lead vocalist for the eponymous band Rube Waddell or playing banjo and singing with friends alongside a fireside, Freddi is archetypal of the contemporary urban blues man.
To learn more about Freddi Price and Rube Waddell please visit...
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The Old Country
Climb every mountain,
Search high and low,
Follow every byway,
Every path you know.
Climb every mountain,
Ford every stream,
Follow every rainbow,
'Till you find your dream.
A dream that will need
All the love you can give,
Every day of your life
For as long as you live.
-- The Sound of Music
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Best Foot Forward
"You have brains in your head. You have feet in your shoes. You can steer yourself in any direction you choose. You're on your own, and you know what you know. And you are the one who will decide where to go." - Dr Seuss
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The Godstar Cometh
“Why is it that aliens can only come up with one model of spaceship? You would assume such intelligent creatures could, once in a while, put out something in a nice powder blue and shaped like a footstool.” ― Cuthbert Soup
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"When other little girls wanted to be ballet dancers, I wanted to be a vampire." - Angelina Jolie
Better check yourself in the mirror ;)
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