Wednesday, February 22, 2012

for your float viewing pleasure

Frankenstein Float, Krewe of Houmas, Mardi Gras Day 2012, Houma

Fugazi, In On the Kill Taker and Instrument Soundtrack
Marginal Man, Identity
Dag Nasty, Can I Say
Bad Brains, I Against I

Hüsker Dü, Candy Apple Grey
Sugar, Copper Blue
The London Suede, Dog Man Star
Public Image LTD., The Flowers of Romance

Detail of "Civil War" float, Krewe of Kajuns, Mardi Gras Day 2012, Houma

Ramsay Midwood, Larry Buys a Lighter (4 times)
The Allman Brothers Band, Eat a  Peach

Now Ensemble, Awake
William Faulkner, Absalom, Absalom!

Cops arranged in a Fibonacci sequence before the Krewe of Houmas, Parade

Warren Zevon, Excitable Boy
Talking Heads, Fear of Music
Galactic, Carnivale Electricos
The Quantic Soul Orchestra, Stampede
Alice Russell, My Favorite Letters

Otis Taylor, Otis Taylor's Contraband
Tindersticks, The Something Rain

The purchasing of plastic swords at Krewe of Houmas

I don't have much of a Mardi Gras wrap-up thesis statement to make. I had a 10% inclination to go to New Orleans this year, but really I love the way Mardi Gras Day plays out in Houma. Sweet, hodgepodge, a little trashy, the streets alive but not clogged with whole down-the-bayou families that otherwise don't venture into town except to party it down. Here are a few others for your float viewing pleasure.

Maya and her friend "goin' walk" - their first stab at the great MG tradition of aimlessly traipsing the route while waiting for the parade to start.

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