Tuesday, August 29, 2006

Interview/Slideshow with Dr.Michael White, Kermit Ruffins and Phil Frasier

Slideshow and interview with Dr. Michael White, Kermit Ruffins and Phil Frasier (Rebirth Brass Band) in the UK's Guardian Oberver.


The Hollywood Reporter touts Los Hombres

Check out what the Hollywood Reporter says about the music of Los Hombres Calientes!

Wednesday, August 23, 2006

The Road to Frustration Program

I have talked about the Road Home program before. It is tremendously important for homeowners to afford to rebuild and help compensate us for the losses we have incurred. Because of the enormous lack of leadership in our city and our state we are very late at putting together a plan to get money into individual homeowners' hands. After completing an application months ago while still in Austin, I found out that a 2nd application is required to be completed that asks almost all of the same information. This one asks questions that should have absolutely no bearing on an individual's grant, such as the amount of money in their savings and checking accounts, and whether they have a lawsuit pending regarding the hurricane. And when I called the toll free number and gave my address so that I could receive the application before I decided to fill one out online, the woman asked me how to spell "New Orleans". We are in BIG TROUBLE.

Governor Blanco says that the reason we don't have a system in place until now is that we didn't know how much funding we would have. Why didn't she ask for the creation of the system while waiting to hear about the amount of funding and create a plan that is based on "x" amount of funding, "y" amount of funding, or "z" amount of funding so that it could have been in place months ago before a new school year started.

If you are one of the 90,000 plus people who completed the application previously, and haven't completed the new application, go to www.road2la.org so you can waste more of your limited free time.

Tuesday, August 22, 2006

Dr. Michael White on NPR's All Things Considered

Dr. Michael White was profiled on the August 21st edition of NPR's All Things Considered. Listen to it online here:


Monday, August 14, 2006

Song For New Orleans airs 8/17 on WDSU and in 25 other markets

Basin Street Records licensed "Make Way for the Rebirth" from Kermit Ruffins' CD, Throwback for the TV show "Song for New Orleans".

Song for New Orleans airs on WDSU-TV in New Orleans on Thursday, August 17th at 6:30pm and will air in 25 other markets over the next couple weeks. It is also scheduled to air on the TV One cable network on August 29.

For a preview of the show, a list of TV markets and showtimes, and to order a DVD of the show please click on http://www.songforneworleans.com.

Thursday, August 03, 2006

Today was a GREAT day!

After a Summer of delays for a large number of reasons, Tuesday I received power at my home by some great guys from Entergy who work their asses off, and today I received new AC units two days BEFORE they were supposed to be installed. It now looks like I will be able to live in the upstairs of my home when my kids return from camp on Monday.

My opinion is that Entergy needs to be bailed out quickly from their bankruptcy, as their services are essential for the recovery of the city of New Orleans.