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Kermit Ruffins and the Barbecue Swingers
Les Bon Temps Roule (10:00 PM)
Candlelight Lounge (8:00PM)
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Maple Leaf (8:00PM)
One of New Orleans’ best percussionist invites his friends to the stage
PubliQ House (9:30PM)
Brass with electric guitar and keyboard
Chickie Wah Wah (8:00PM)
Americana from Austin
City Park (6:00PM)
Thursdays at Twilight, tonight with one of New Orleans’ premiere contemporary jazz pianists
Gasa Gasa (8:30PM)
Hosted by the Swamp Lilies, feat. Greg Good
Mid City Lanes Rock N Bowl (8:30PM)
Zydeco from Ville Platte
Ogden Museum (6:00PM)
Tonight, Jimbo Mathus performs while guests enjoy contemporary southern art after hours, sip on cocktails, and enjoy grub from Miss Linda’s Soul Food Catering
Smell Test Redux
In the wake of the Big Oozy, running a close second to BP's "We'll fix this" push was the Louisiana Seafood Promotion and Marketing Board's "The seafood's safe...really" campaign. Well, turns out there's still some questions floating around about that. Environmental dragon slayer Stuart Smith is gathering info to mount a challenge to the feds' assertion that the seafood is safe to eat, MSNBC reports. Smith's team used independent testing, and said the analyses that were used did not probe for several important particles that make up crude oil.
by Kyle Gilmore
BP is going to remove the thousands of anchors left behind by the booms used throughout the gulf to aid in the oil spill cleanup. Well, they’re not going to remove the anchors, they're going to search for them. Well, before they actually begin their search they're going to place more anchors in local waters to see what is the best way to search for them. Then they’re going to begin the actual search for them. Finally they're going to seriously consider removing the anchors.
Smoke, Water, Fire, Sky
Not often does a story from the Gray Lady veer into Jerry Bruckheimer/Michael Bay territory, but such is the horrifying series of events that led to up to the evisceration of the Deepwater Horizon. The paper of record laces the facts with high drama in a story about the final hours aboard the infamous drilling rig from the perspective of the people who were there. Turns out, there was an actual red button (that nobody pushed), and someone actually said "We're all gonna die!" But difficulties with lifeboats, and the peculiar nature of safety handbooks offer a chance to lean off the swelling strings, and ponder in detail how the forsaken disaster actually happened.
Oozy in the Round
Ah, good. Finally, the Big Oozy is in the national news again. Well, maybe. It all seems to be about regulations and Beltway stuff. Could it have any real consequences? Follow the rainbow sheen with us, now. In a gaggle-coveted backpedal, the Obama administration ruled there would be no new oil drilling off the coast of Florida for at least 7 years, setting off another round about drilling safety/need/greed, etc. Even as the move appeared to be designed to give lawmakers time to figure out stiffer offshore drilling regulations,the Senate was pronouncing a BP-spawned regulatory bill all but drowned in the muck. But that's not all...
BP Probes BP...Again
With the Big Oozy still a key cog in this environmental terror we've constructed, BP is hard at work insuring that nothing about the disaster looks as bad as it is. To put a lasting artistic statement on a trove of hard-hitting docu-ads, the glass-half-full behemoth recently commissioned a production company they have on speed dial to make a feature length film about the oil.
Big Oozy Still in da' House
Do y'all remember when we had that oil spill in the Gulf? You know the reason, they're handing out those checks? And, then remember when everything was magically alright?
Surprise! Apparently, everything is not alright!
We watch some quality footage in which a Cajun fishermen demonstrates the oil's staying power with only outboard motor. [VIA] And then we take a look at some folks a lot smarter than us at MIT usin' science to make us even more concerned about the seafood. [VIA]
The Six Million Dollar Ersters
Despite the lingering fear that they might be a little slick, oysters taste so good you'd think they were plucked from Eden. But, they're, well...they're just not. The much-opined fertile estuaries on the Louisiana coast are actually seeded like a bed of crops. In the wake of the Big Oozy, other tactics are being called upon.
Poor, Unfortunate Souls
Today's tiniest violin award goes to the state oil and gas industry. With Sen. Mary Landrieu breaking Congressional gridlock last week, the Mo-Town magnates thought they were getting a real concession on drilling regulations today out of Interior Secretary Ken Salazar as he visited Houma. Turns out, the only reassurance they got was that Salazar looks salt-of-the-earth in a baseball cap. David Vitter, sitting liuetenant gov Scott Angelle, and likely every other high-dollar donor to the state Republican party joined in the chorus of jeers.
Oozy on the Wall
As the Big Oozy continues to leave its indelible mark on the Louisiana coast , Anthony Burrill of Happiness Brussels collaborated with Purple Monkey in the Bywater for printing to turn oil into art. Happiness Brussels created 200 limited edition posters, screen printed using the oil from the spill as its "ink." The placards, displayed on the website with the coveted "gulfofmexico2010" URL, are emblazoned with the phrase, "OIL & WATER DO NOT MIX." All proceeds go to the Coalition to Restore Coastal Louisiana.
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