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Thursday, September 01, 2005

New Orleans

A horrible, horrible scenario is laid out by this article from Fox News.

Apparently Fats Domino, Irma Thomas and Antoinette K-Doe are all missing in the wake of Katrina. Allen Toussaint is in the SuperDome waiting to be evacuated - he managed to get a message out to his daughter. The Nevilles are safe and dry, though the family may have lost absolutely everything.

After the lives lost, the economic impact, the crime, the displacement, the absolute disruption in the lives of such a large segment of our nation's population - after that's all totted up, we'll have to start looking at the cultural and historical impact of this damned event. An entire generation of a vibrant locality's musicians and artists who, by ALL rights, should be living out their golden years in the glow of recognition may be wiped out - either literally or financially. Not to mention everything they had to tell us and pass on.

This shit can make you a praying man.


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