Right now, we are witnessing what is probably the most insane thing ever to happen in modern America with the flooding and subsequent anarchy within New Orleans, one of my favorite cities. I’m too tired to recap my thoughts on the whole thing right now. I can say that I was glad to learn today that Todd had spoken with our friend Shane who managed to escape the carnage with his wife and children. Shane was a fine host during my visits to the city and on multiple occasions, hosted fantastic crawfish boils at his home which I attended. I’ve included some photos from some of those happy times to make up for the madness that is going on there right now. Unfortunately, I suspect that we’ll never know the city as it once was. My brother commented on how much history was lost in a single day; not just the buildings and parks, but the artifacts of a couple centuries of musical history that had accumulated in the mysterious homes of thousands of New Orleans residents that will probably never again see the light of day. Unreal.