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Thu Sep 01, 2005 7:49 am

My heart goes out to the people of New Orleans and of Mississippi.

The land of King Creole is gone forever...

Thu Sep 01, 2005 7:54 am

bpd -
Your heartfelt sympathy is much appreciated as well as consolidated with the rest of us on the board.

However, why start a new thread? We already have one that has been in the top 10 for days. It's in the Off Topic section.

Check it out because it's still there and going strong.

Thu Sep 01, 2005 9:14 am

Sometimes it"s OK to put something like this on the main board...a year a go someone put up the school massacre in russia...it went on for a few pages as well.

May there souls"s rest in peace.

My view.

Thu Sep 01, 2005 9:21 am

I agree that it's worth posting on the main board. I'm not taking away from that at all.

I just thought I'd kindly let him know that we already have another thread on the same topic going strong and would probably be very interesting to him should he decide to read it. That's just the kind of nice guy I am.

No need to thank me though.

Thu Sep 01, 2005 2:00 pm

iamhekev wrote:Sometimes it"s OK to put something like this on the main board.


No, it is not. There is a separate board for Off-Topic.

Thu Sep 01, 2005 3:18 pm

Great heart spelly...when did you become an admin???

I am saying what i know is fact...as it happend last year.

And people payed there respects...Sadly,some people can"t do that.


Just a view.

Thu Sep 01, 2005 4:14 pm

iamhekev wrote:Great heart spelly...when did you become an admin???

I am saying what i know is fact...as it happend last year.

And people payed there respects...Sadly,some people can"t do that.


Just a view.


Heart has nothing to do with it. There is a board specifically introduced for Off-Topic postings.
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Incidentally, your spelling is atrocious. The phrase should be "paid their respects".

Thu Sep 01, 2005 4:49 pm

Rob wrote:bpd -
Your heartfelt sympathy is much appreciated as well as consolidated with the rest of us on the board.

However, why start a new thread? We already have one that has been in the top 10 for days. It's in the Off Topic section.

Check it out because it's still there and going strong.


I didn't think of that. I don't read the off topic board. I was wondering why I didn't see any posts...

Forgive me.

bpd

Thu Sep 01, 2005 5:20 pm

No need to apologize.

Instead of arguing where threads like this belong, we should all focus and think about the horrible situation thousands and thousands of people are facing right now.

My deepest sympathy for those who have experienced tragic loss during the last few days, and sadly also is most likely to experience during the next days.

They litterally have enormous mountains to climb in the days, weeks and months to come.

May they somehow find strinct to overcome these unbelievable crisis, and may people from both the US and worldwide do whatever they can to ensure that these people get the help they need and deserve.

Respectfully,
Kristian

Thu Sep 01, 2005 5:37 pm

Kristian,Good post.

Respect for those that lost there live"s.

Thu Sep 01, 2005 5:46 pm

bpd wrote:I didn't think of that. I don't read the off topic board. I was wondering why I didn't see any posts...

Forgive me.

bpd


Your heart was in the right place and that's all that matters.

Keep on truckin'.

Thu Sep 01, 2005 6:28 pm

No worries bpd... As we have a new thread named as New Orleans, we could talk about the song "New Orleans" from King Creole movie...

Thu Sep 01, 2005 6:44 pm

Say a prayer for these folks, and count your blessings.

Thu Sep 01, 2005 7:07 pm

Rob is right about the off-topic thread...Nice call, but agreed, it's a terrible situation so I suppose we can forgive it.

The news now (from Fox via Rockrap) is that FATS DOMINO is missing.

'Fats' Domino Missing in New Orleans
Thursday, September 01, 2005
By Roger Friedman , FOX News
Katrina Benefits Should Acknowledge Local Legends

Before NBC, MTV or anyone else puts on a telethon
to help victims of
Hurricane Katrina, they might want to explore some
ancillary issues. To
wit: New Orleans is a city famous for its famous
musicians, but many of
them are missing. Missing with a capital M.

To begin with, one of the city’s most important
legends, Antoine "Fats"
Domino
, has not been heard from since Monday
afternoon. Domino’s rollicking
boogie-woogie piano and deep soul voice are not
only part of the Rock 'n'
Roll Hall of Fame but responsible for dozens of
hits like “Blue
Monday,” “Ain’t That a Shame,” “Blueberry Hill” and
“I’m Walking (Yes,
Indeed, I’m Talking).”

Domino, 76, lives with his wife Rosemary and
daughter in a three-story pink-
roofed house in New Orleans’ 9th ward, which is now
under water.

On Monday afternoon, Domino told his manager, Al
Embry of Nashville, that
he would “ride out the storm” at home. Embry is now
frantic.

Calls have been made to Louisiana Gov. Kathleen
Blanco’s office and to
various police officials, and though there’s lots
of sympathetic response,
the whereabouts of Domino and his family remain a
mystery.

In the meantime, another important Louisiana
musician who probably hasn’t
been asked to be in any telethons is the also
legendary Allen Toussaint.

Another Rock Hall member, Toussaint wrote Patti
LaBelle’s hit “Lady
Marmalade” and Dr. John’s “Right Place, Wrong
Time.”

His arrangements and orchestrations for hundreds of
hit records, including
his own instrumentals “Whipped Cream” and “Java”
are American staples. (He
also arranged Paul Simon’s hit, “Kodachrome.”)

Last night, Toussaint was one of the 25,000 people
holed up at the New
Orleans Superdome hoping to get on a bus for
Houston’s Astrodome. I know
this because he got a message out to his daughter,
who relayed to it
through friends.

Also not heard from by friends through last night:
New Orleans’s “Queen of
Soul” Irma Thomas, who was the original singer of
what became the Rolling
Stones’ hit, “Time is On My Side.”

Let’s hope and pray it is, because while the Stones
roll through the U.S.
on their $450-a-ticket tour, Thomas is missing in
action. Her club, The
Lion’s Den, is under water, as are all the famous
music hot spots of the
city.

Similarly, friends are looking for Antoinette
K-Doe, widow of New Orleans
wild performer Ernie K-Doe. The Does have a famous
nightspot of their own
on N. Claiborne Avenue, called the Mother-in-Law
Lounge, in honor of
Ernie’s immortal hit, “The Mother-in-Law Song.”

Ernie K-Doe, who received a 1998 Pioneer Award from
the Rhythm and Blues
Foundation, died in 2001 at age 65.

Dry and safe, but in not much better shape, is the
famous Neville family of
New Orleans. Aaron Neville and many members of the
family evacuated on
Monday to Memphis, where they are now staying in a
hotel.

But most of the Nevilles’ homes are destroyed,
reports their niece and my
colleague at “A Current Affair,” Arthel Neville.
She went down to her
hometown yesterday and called me from a boat that
was trying to get near
town.

“This isn’t like having two feet of water in your
basement,” she said,
holding back tears. “Everything is destroyed. I am
just so lucky to have
been born here and to have had the experience of
New Orleans."

She confirmed that there had been rumors of dead
bodies floating around her
Uncle Aaron’s house yesterday. So far, the Nevilles
are unannounced to
participate in Friday’s TV telethon.

And still there are plenty of other famous
musicians associated with New
Orleans who would probably like to be on TV if
they’re high and dry.

The Marsalis family comes from the city, and
they’ve played at most of the
well known clubs like Tipitina’s, The Maple Leaf,
Preservation Hall and
Muddy Waters.

New Orleans is also one of the few cities with a
House of Blues. And Jimmy
Buffet’s Margharitaville Café chain has a local
franchise that is still an
attraction.

New Orleans’ trademark sounds are Cajun and Zydeco.
So far none of the
listed benefits have named an act that plays that
kind of music.
Last edited by Gregory Nolan Jr. on Thu Sep 01, 2005 7:48 pm, edited 2 times in total.

new orleans

Thu Sep 01, 2005 7:35 pm

I was due to go on holiday there in a couple of weeks time. The travel agent is still saying that the trip is on, but I have my doubts that this will remain the case...

Thu Sep 01, 2005 7:40 pm

My condolances to all those who lost loved ones in this tragedy. I well remember my visit to New Orleans, not only for the music and the fun, but also for the warmth and hospitality of the people there. Lets hope the U.S. Govt gets the place back in business as fast as possible.