5.10.12

*** Sidewalk Weekend! ***

Sidewalk Rating: Über-Blustery

Not a lot works in New Orleans. The infrastructure is … never mind flood control, the potholes there. We had a 3-foot sinkhole at the end of the street where I lived, and the city finally put an orange and white barrel in it. And four months later nothing had happened, so finally for Mardi Gras, the neighbors did something very clever,  they decorated it, they gave it beads and it had a funny little hat, and it looked great. And yet people will not live anywhere else than New Orleans. Why? Why is there such city-state patriotism to this place? Because there’s no other place like it. Because there’s a search for itself every day, culturally. In terms of how people eat, how they dance, how they sing, how they make music, how they walk down the street, how they parade. Everything is asserted for culturally that can possibly be asserted for.

[David Simon, from this.]
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[Beautiful yellow leaves cover the streets of St Paul.]


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2 comments:

Alex said...

Kitty City = greatest artwork of the 21st century

Bill Lindeke said...

agreed. terrifying like a Francis Bacon painting