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Things I Love New Orleans

From: Eve Abrams
Length: 03:00

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This is an homage to magnificent New Orleans.

Default-piece-image-1 Amid the vast destruction and loss of Hurricane Katrina, I didn't want to forget what it is I value so deeply about the Crescent City. She is unique, magical, and very, very dear.

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Amid the vast destruction and loss of Hurricane Katrina, I didn't want to forget what it is I value so deeply about the Crescent City. She is unique, magical, and very, very dear.

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Review of Things I Love New Orleans

This piece is amazing! I used to live in New Orleans and connected with all the little details and images here. I would have loved it before the hurricane, but, listening to it after Katrina, it made me cry.

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Review of Things I Love New Orleans

What a great tribute to New Orleans. Producer Eve Abrams has produced a musical love letter to remember all the good things about the city and why it needs to be rebuilt. She recites the list with humor and heart. The music comes and out like a character who has something to say. Nicely done. This short three-minute module could be used as a pertinent and certainly timely drop-in for music programs or magazines.

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Review of Things I Love New Orleans

a wonderful and perfect summary of life in New Orleans as it used to be and hopefully will be again.

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Transcript

Things I Love New Orleans

Men know how to flirt
People dance
No one is afraid to look like a fool
It’s slow
It’s really slow.
You can bike everywhere on a cruiser.
People say “hey” when you pass on the street.
People say darlin and baby.
Caliope is pronounced Caliope; Burgundy is Burgundy; Charters is Charters
Everynight, there’s live music, and every odd hour, WWOZ announces all 30 sum
varieties of it on the radio.
There are twenty-two blocks which lie between Piety and Desire.
Pimm’s Cups with a slice of cucumber at the Spotted Cat.
Peeling paint
The southern love of the woman
A plate of beignets drowned in powdered sugar at a table surrounded by tourists at Café
du Monde
All those musicians
Brass bands.
Neutral grounds.
Driving to Gretna for Vietnamese food
Mandina’s
The week after Jazz Fest
Super Sunday
WWOZ 24 hours a day.
The Soul Rebels, Wednesday nig...
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Timing and Cues

This piece is three minutes long, but could be shorter. There's a full 29 seconds of music at the end.

Musical Works

"Cast Your Fate to the Wind," Allen Toussaint, FROM A WHISPER TO A SCREAM, Ardmore &Beechwood Ltd/EMI Music Pub Co Ltd, 1970. Excerpt is three minutes, but only 29 seconds in the clear.