We do it for the stories we could tell. That’s what Jimmy Buffett said. He’s right. I’ve come out of retirement from the street. Saturday’s events convinced me that there could be no other way. I came out for the Single Ladies Second Line. It was hot. So hot. It didn’t look like anybody was […]


Yes. A New Orleans thing. Where else do you see a musician walking on city streets carrying his instrument? A drum and a cymbal. This is about as New Orleans as it comes. It happens all over the city. This picture could only get better if he was carrying a horn. A trumpet or a […]


I got a little too close. I was working with a 10mm lens. That’s how close I was. I could have helped the musician in front play his tuba. I didn’t mean for this to happen. But, once I broke through the rope, well… let’s just say, I really broke through. I sort of trapped […]


One time. One night. A second line. A commercial one. In the French Quarter. In theory, I’m going to walk out the door and photograph a real second line tonight, Uptown to memorialize Tee-Eva. The 83-year-old legend who passed early last week. I’m pretty sure this will be a big second line, assuming that the […]


Just when you thought I was stuck on spring, I turned left. I walked right into the street, chasing a second line. The weather warmed up a bit. Everybody seemed happy to be there. The ladies rode. The kids rode. The bands played on. No matter what, to me, there is nothing like a brass […]


This post is short. Not because I don’t have much to say. That’s never stopped me before. Oddly, I do have few things to say. Today. See what I did there? Anyway. Big storm a comin’. I’m checking the weather channels to see what parades will be postponed, and cancelled. And, planning and reacting accordingly. […]


One more picture from the Ladies & Men of Unity Second Line in Central City. That’s in New Orleans. Central City is the last bit of land above sea level that is still undeveloped or ungentrified. Note that phrase: last bit of land above sea level. There is plenty of land in the Lower 9th […]


Yes. I just thought. I thought, that I’d better post last night and schedule it for today. Because. The storm hasn’t even officially made landfall. But, we’ve had strong winds and rain since about 1 pm yesterday afternoon. It may never really get stronger this far down river. But, you never know. Besides, you know […]