New Orleans Girl

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.