The Real World: Back to New Orleans, Episode 08
“I used to work for the phone company.” - Ryan While not as dramatically charged as the presence of narcotics in the home of a recovering pillhead, one of this season’s important subplots is the continued and curious absence of Eric. Ashlee isn’t exactly getting a lot of press earlier, but what is going on with Eric is more confusing. Ashlee is trying to get her licks in...
The Greatest Jukebox on This Side of The Moon —... →
My latest for GoNola.com is basically a treatise on jukeboxes featuring some passing references to Half Moon. Here’s an example of what I’m talking about: Regardless of how many crumpled dollar bills you jam in the tip jar at Domilise’s, for example, I doubt they would honor your request for a slice of pizza or a bowl of pho, let alone cede to a demand that your food order get...
The Real World: Back to New Orleans, Episode 07
“The kitchen is where the food is and I want to eat my food.” - Knight A few days before Super Bowl XLIV, a rumor started going around that the Real World cast may be watching the big game at the Rusty Nail. The Rusty Nail is my home away from home, so when I caught wind of this potentially disastrous development, I predictably freaked out and marched on over to get some answers. ...
GPOYTASD: Gratuitous picture of yourself talking about Steely Dan Last Friday, during New Orleans’ inaugural Nerd Nite gathering, I gave a presentation about why Steely Dan is so awesome. The event was a huge success and I feel honored to have been allowed to present. I am going to try to figure out a way to post the full PowerPoint deck online, but until then, here is an approximation...
The Real World: Back to New Orleans, Episode 06
“He’s a weird kid, and weird kids freak me out.” - Jemmye This week’s episode contains footage from the only evening in which I crossed paths with the show’s cast or crew. It was March 13, 2010 and I was down on Frenchman Street covering the inaugural Foburg Music Festival. Just as The Revivalists were about to take the stage for their headlining spot at Blue Nile,...