Saturday, December 27, 2008
Tuesday, December 23, 2008
Saturday, December 20, 2008
Tonight, Lagniappe played at New Orleans To Go in Springdale. Even after a long day on her feet, a tired Mother-to-be again, Latoya (in colorful hat) was smiling and in the mood for music. Or as I call it "Music Therapy". Folks were dancing and a good time was had by all. In case you've never been there, I can recommend the red beans and rice, jambalaya and the tilapia...The band favors the Po' Boys. Here are some photos of this evening. Stop by for food/carry out the next time you are in the area, and Lagniappe plays there about once a month. Check the interesting links column on the right for the phone number of Nola2go. Click on photos to view full-sized in your browser.
Thursday, December 18, 2008
A holiday gift from this blogger who is still a kid at heart!
Okay, so I do not have any cinematography worthy, studio sounding clips of Lagniappe. But I do have one of my favorite dog cartoons to share. It's called "Dixieland Droopy" and was written by Tex Avery, a cartoonist far ahead of his time. This was my introduction to old time New Orleans Jazz. I remember as a kid watching the Dixieland "fleas" smoke cigarettes and no, it never influenced me to smoke. But Droopy Dog as jazzman "John Pettybone" is a hoot. Not enough bands work to keep the history and flavor alive of this old style jazz in this area. Thankfully, Lagniappe does. From 1954. ~~ Sophia
Monday, December 15, 2008
Lagniappe played at the Earthsave Holiday party. Folks danced and had a great time. That's Earthsave's Mr. President on keyboard and various brass instruments, the beautiful Jessie and her beautiful Accordion. Is there an instrument she does not play? Other members; Yvan on drums and rub board, Chris on trumpet/ guitar and Chico on Violin and Sax. Just a good lookin' bunch on the stage. (It ain't braggin' if it's true)
And the dancers weren't bad either.
Great to see so many having fun. Nice bunch of people. Music was great, as always.
Please feel free to leave a comment below if you attended this wonderful get together. Just click on the word 'comment'.
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Friday, December 12, 2008
12/12/08 7:00 - 10:00 pm Dilly Deli
EDIT: My thanks again to Mark for emailing me cell phone pictures from the Dilly Deli. Always nice to hear from fellow Lagniappe fans. Photographs are always welcome. Just send to me in my profile. ~~Sophia
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12/13/08 9:00 - 12:30 am Arnold's
12/14/08 4:00 - 7:30 pm EarthSave Christmas Party
Clifton United Methodist Church
3416 Clifton Ave
12/20/08 6:30 - 8:30 pm Nola2Go
Sunday, December 07, 2008
The CEA Award Nominee for World Music !
The CEA Awards were held November 23rd at the Emery Theatre. Though Lagniappe did not win, it was nice to see a low key band nominated out of the hundreds of good bands around town. I wanted to post a mention here and that the photo was taken by drummer Yvan's daughter, Gini, for the show. She caught the eclectic group in a great, fun, offbeat photograph taken a few weeks ago. If you look closely, Chico's dog Norman is on the stairs. :-)
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Saturday, December 06, 2008
Song bite from New Orleans to Go on the 22nd.
Well, it's a slow cold month for gigs. The 22nd was another lesson in frustration with the THIRTY minute FLIP Video for this blogger. I was borrowing one from my sister for a couple of band jobs and it eats batteries like crazy and often dies mid song, OR fills up with no notice! &^%$#?!
I did capture 1 minute, 52 seconds of this song (but who's counting) and the band sounded great. When the Flip cam slammed off and said Camcorder full, I wanted to throw it into the deep fryer...... but I rather enjoy listening to the band at this venue and the food is great!! So I did what any adult would do; swore, sulked and sat down to enjoy the rest of the music. :-)
THINKING of the Flip Video cam for a gift, I STRONGLY suggest the 60 minute ULTRA and it allegedly has a fitting for any tripod! 30 minutes is not enough time and unless you travel with a laptop (where you can empty out the cam after a few songs ) save yourself the aggravation and get the Ultra. This is not a commercial just a consumer tip from one who knows. There is the FLIP Mino 60 minute Cam but it's more expensive than the Ultra (by about $40) and the battery is built in. I would NEVER trust a battery I can not remove to charge or replace. Cause if the battery goes dead, there goes the ENTIRE camera.
Anyway, it's still been fun to capture the band at some gigs and I hope Santa brings me a 60 minute video so I can get some 'good stuff in 2009 and really make the band shine.'
Slam poetry at it's finest. Not.