May 23, 2015

Slave Ship Museum ... What should we do?

SO, the last time I was in NO, as I love to call her, New Orleans was ripe with typical tourism. Yes, it was HOLY Week, but as is true in the Vieux CarrĂ© nothing is sacred, so inebriation was amok! Every few hours I witnessed total "wipe-outs", men and women, completely falling out on the pavement ... drinks, belongings and all ... 

So, when my friend Nordette posted about the 'Slave Ship Museum' ... my stomach literally turned as I envisioned wild drunk people loosing their jambalaya all over my ancestry. Not a pretty picture. Think about it, if our two-term President cannot even be on Twitter for 2 seconds without being called N-word, do we really want to subject sacred ancestry to the likes of the wretched in this USA? I realize that this was the vision of people dedicated to preserving true history ... but I really hope that in the end, it is addressed with the care and dignity it deserves. The blood of my blood is there and I would prefer it not be spit on, literally.

April 8, 2015

Have Faith

One of my favorite voices ... Faith Evans ...

WELL, the awesome video was pulled off YouTube for copyright and brings me to my rant!

Faith Evans is a phenomenal singer.

Her range and emotion is soul-splitting and she really and truly does not get the accolades she deserves. Why are so many performances now unavailable?

I know it is all about the money, honey, BUT we are the reason for the season!

If we cannot easily access the material or have to pay exorbitant fees to share then does't that defeat the purpose? Apps for everything, fees for everything, seriously ... I am growing tired of being strung upside down until every little penny falls out.

Maybe it is time to go back to the way things used to be. 5 channels, no technology, debit this, app that ... get me a coat hanger and a few wires and just wing it ... and read more.

/end rant.