“That Was Your Mother”


Yeah, I know Fat Tuesday is almost over here on the West Coast, and it’s long past in many, many other time zones.  I suppose it’s not really an issue for me.  I’m not Catholic and do not celebrate Ash Wednesday or Lent; I only celebrate Easter in the sense that I like hard-boiled eggs dyed pretty colors.  (I will also enjoy Filet-O-Fish sandwiches being on sale at McDonald’s every Friday for the next month or so.)  But here’s a little Zydeco stylings via the great Paul Simon for your musical enjoyment, anyway.

On a totally unrelated note, if you are in need of a giggle, please check out this tumblr blog.  It’s sick and dark and twisted, and I’ll bet it’s right up a lot of my readers’ alley.  You’re welcome.

“Go to the Mardi Gras”


Happy Fat Tuesday, Y’all!


Today is the big day down in New Orleans.  I’ve never been, but it sure does sound like fun.  And I can’t think of a better way to celebrate than listening to some Professor Longhair, one of the quintessential voices of the Big Easy.  So get out your beads, eat some King cake, and dance around the living room.  Eat, drink, and be merry, for today is Fat Tuesday.  You can repent tomorrow.  (Or not.)