I’ve been all over the world. Still, there is nothing like a New Orleans girl.
You better watch out because Katrina put them all over the world. You better watch out if you see a New Orleans girl.
Stay with us at La Belle Esplanade long enough and you’ll recognize all the settings where this video was shot. I can name them all. I drive through most of them every week on my motor scooter en route to pick up bread and pastries.
I don’t spend much time in the French Quarter. I suspect the members of the Mystic Krewe of Femme Fatale don’t spend a lot of time in the Quarter either. If you’re going to make a New Orleans video, though, you’ve got to include a shot of the Quarter. That, like a New Orleans girl, is iconic.
A tip of the fedora to PJ Morton. This is really nice work and I enjoy singing it to myself (off-key) as I make my rounds about the city. I just bought his album, New Orleans, on Amazon. You should, too.
People think its all jazz in New Orleans and, in fact, there is a lot of jazz in New Orleans. About an hour ago a brass band marched up our street in a wedding procession. You’ll hear a lot of jazz in New Orleans. You’ll also see a lot of New Orleans girls in New Orleans.
As wholesome, familiarly exotic, and as sassy as a perfectly ripe kiwi, that’s a New Orleans girl. Without women like this, New Orleans wouldn’t be New Orleans.
Ask Ernie K-Doe:
The former Ernie K-Doe’s Mother-in-Law Lounge is about five blocks from our house. It’s now Kermit (Ruffins)’s Mother-in-Law Lounge. Still true in spirit. As true as a New Orleans girl.
Cherchez la femme,
La Belle Esplanade
…where every morning is the embarkation point to new discoveries about this magical city we call home.
Friday, November 4, 2016: Well, there was a wedding on our street. What else? Love was already in the air. It always is in New Orleans. ‘Tis the season to be gorgeous.