Sunday, December 25, 2011

Johnny Horton......Battle Of New Orleans (live unreleased version)

As far as I know, this is an unreleased live version of the song from a Louisiana Hayride show from Harlingen, TX in the late 50's. The audio quality isn't the best, but still a cool and historic recording.

Friday, December 9, 2011

Thursday, December 8, 2011

Jefferson Parish S.W.A.T. hunting nutria in canal

Nutria, an invasive species that cause damage by burrowing into the canals. The team usually goes from midnight until 5 a.m. to avoid traffic. The members have to be a member of the SWAT team for at least a year and take a special training course before the can go out on the shoots.

Nutria hunting in Louisiana

Monday, December 5, 2011

Life In A Day

Friday, December 2, 2011

Thursday, December 1, 2011

Alaska/Louisiana After Black Pot Festival Jam 2010

Just over a year ago, I accidentally stumbled upon an impromptu gathering at the Blue Moon Saloon and Guest House in Lafayette.

About 30 Bluegrass musicians from Alaska were throwing down on a Monday night,

which is not a typical weeknight for a party at the Blue Moon.

There was an open bar and lots of tubs of ice and beer, not to mention smoked salmon, BBQ moose, and lots of pot luck!

It appears the party started at the Black Pot Festival during the weekend,

and these guys and gals just couldn't quit like that!

Unfortunately, it didn't happen in 2011, and the word I got this year is, not enough people came down from Alaska to do it again...maybe next year?