Aquarium Drunkard Presents: Road To Jazzfest: Pt 1
RIP documentary filmmaker Les Blank. I’m not touching down in New Orleans until the second weekend of jazzfest in May, so it's a fine time to revisit Blank’s 1978 NOLA documentary, Always For Pleasure. For those curious, the film is described by Blank as an “intense insider’s portrait of New Orleans’ street celebrations and unique cultural gumbo: Second-line parades, Mardi Gras, Jazz Fest. Features live music from Professor Longhair, the Wild Tchoupitoulas, the Neville Brothers and more.” More indeed.
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ABOUT AQUARIUM DRUNKARD
Based in Los Angeles, Justin Gage is the founder of the long-running, eclectic music blog Aquarium Drunkard. In addition to the blog you can catch his weekly radio show, Fridays, on SIRIUS XMU satellite radio -- noon-2pm EST.
Gage is also the founder of Autumn Tone Records and works as a music consultant and supervisor.