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Happy Mardi Gras

I imagine anyone reading this post today will be from outside New Orleans. Here it’s Mardi Gras, and people have other things to do. So for all those people in the rest of America, where it’s just another Tuesday, I offer the following mix for your amusement.

My boss challenged me to whip up an “unlikely” Carnival mix, and this is the result. If you listen all the way through you’ll even hear Persephone wishing you a happy Mardi Gras. That was recorded in 2010 just before her second birthday.

And while I’m tossing out the digital throws, here’s a photo which is the best I snapped this season.


A special shout out to Levees Not War where you’ll see this photo featured. Update: Also featured on

Happy Mardi Gras!

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  1. Martin Lentz Martin Lentz

    I’m writing from the damp & dreary Pacific Northwest (my native country) where we generally wait until summer to have our parades – mostly on the fourth of July – that are pathetic one-shot things that would make y’all cringe with pity.

    I had the great good fortune back in ’08/’09 to spend half a year in your wondrous City (Metairie, really, but we spent a fair amount of time in The Crescent) and witnessed Mardi Gras for the first time – over and over again as the weeks went by. Needless to say, I have a soft spot in my heart for New Orleans and all she means.

    This morning, up and about early, I hung some strings of beads we brought away with us when we returned home and wished my beloved companion “Bon Mardi Gras” when she awoke. She smiled and gave me a huge hug.

    Happy Mardi Gras to you and yours, B.

  2. rickngentilly rickngentilly

    to martin and squeeze.

    happy mardis gras friends.

    think of us in august and september when we are walking thru air water .

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