Sunday, September 23, 2012
The third season of Treme starts tonight. I can't express how much I love this show.
There's an interesting essay by Jonathan Alexander in the LA Review of Books about how the show depicts the act of creation, and how its gloss and polish and politics are sometimes at odds with the reality of the situation down there. The essay gets pretty cerebral. Option B: Just watch the video of Professor Longhair and the Meters shredding through "Tipitina." Free your mind and your ass will follow.
The author is from New Orleans. I'm just a tourist. But it's still one of my favorite cities on earth. We moved into our current apartment in San Francisco on the weekend that Katrina went down. I remember setting up the TV in our new living room, turning it on and seeing that mess happening. Katrina doesn't seem that long ago, but when I remind myself that it was the same weekend I moved into my house (which does feel like a long time ago), and that life is still a complicated bowl of shit for too many people down there, I just want to cry.