Friday, September 02, 2005


They stayed because they could not run, and now they might die because they cannot swim.
Disjointed thoughts on the socio-economics of disaster via making light

Home to the French Quarter, Bourbon Street, Mardi Gras, & JazzFest, a city rich with tradition, art, and culture, now drowned. How does one write about losing an entire city?
The Next Atlantis via wood s lot
and see link to a first hand account by poet Camille Martin

Sullivan said museum workers had taken down some pieces in the Sydney and Walda Besthoff Sculpture Garden before the storm.
But a towering modernist sculpture by Kenneth Snelson was reduced to a twisted mess in the lagoon.

NOLA via wood s lot

Comments: katrina

"The animals in the New Orleans zoo got free and are roaming the city.
Sharks from the Gulf ended up in NOLA and are swimming around the flooded city."

Just rumours. This bunch of predominantly New Orleans people on LJ have made for interesting and poignant reading lately:
Posted by Kent at September 2, 2005 01:01 AM

Still such stuff of rumours and nightmares seems to be occurring...
Posted by boynton at September 2, 2005 12:55 PM

Each step each day, in, the news gets more fantastic. It's as though what we are is still not attainable, so that what we are is a striving toward what we are. Looters. And collapse. Gas prices. And it's distant from something we think of as real. This is real. That is real.
Inisist on the validity of what you hold dear.
Posted by Juke Moran at September 2, 2005 03:00 PM

Did you know Fats Domino is one of those missing?
Posted by Tony.T at September 2, 2005 03:06 PM

Oops. That was timely, they just found him.
Posted by Tony.T at September 2, 2005 03:09 PM

I can see the headline:

Posted by Tony.T at September 2, 2005 03:17 PM

Well I googled news to check the headlines, and found this, (which may tie in with Juke's comment).
"They could tear the whole place to the ground and within a couple of weeks, you'd hear somebody walking around playing a trumpet," he says. "Thank God we have music. It's the one thing a hurricane can't blow away."
Posted by boynton at September 2, 2005 03:42 PM

- though watching the latest news that might seem rather optimistic?
Posted by boynton at September 3, 2005 07:24 PM

Why, what was in the latest news?

I was going to say a hurricane is music's greatest enemy - try singing outside into a windy day. Doesn't work.
Posted by Kent at September 4, 2005 02:17 AM

Playing cymbals presents all sorts of problems.
Posted by Tony.T at September 4, 2005 06:59 PM

I've got a list of NOLA musos lost and found at my spot.
Posted by Francis Xavier Holden at September 5, 2005 01:13 AM

The city i've most wanted to visit in the US, one of the only places I wanted to visit in the US, is no more.

This is like losing venice.
Posted by armaniac at September 6, 2005 10:31 AM

"Muisti|kirja" has posted a long passage on New Orleans from Bob Dylan's 'Chronicles'
"A city like A very Long Poem"

(via Topher Tune's Times)
Posted by boynton at September 6, 2005 11:03 PM
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