I was watching some documentary about it, and someone said really beautifully that if you go to most places in America, like 90 percent of America, the popular music is whatever Top 40 is, and the food is McDonald’s or whatever it is. And New Orleans is one of the only places that has its own popular music, its own food, its own everything — and it’s beautiful that it exists. America’s lucky to have a place like New Orleans.
We dance even if there’s no radio. We drink at funerals. We talk too much and laugh too loud and live too large and, frankly, we’re suspicious of others who don’t.
author Chris Rose on New Orleans.
Tomorrow. It’s been far to long my old friend.