February 24, 2011

Big Easy Part II: Electric Boogaloo

Sittin' on a sack of beans
Sittin' down in New Orleans
You wouldn't believe what I've seen
Sitting on that sack of beans
Apache Rose Peacock – Red Hot Chili Peppers

Gold coast slave ship bound for cotton fields
Sold in a market down in New Orleans
Scarred old slaver knows he's doing alright
Hear him with the women just around midnight

Brown sugar how come you taste so good?
Brown sugar just like a young girl should

Drums beating, cold English blood runs hot
Lady of the house wonderin' when it's gonna stop
House boy knows that he's doing alright
You shoulda heard him just around midnight

Brown sugar how come you taste so good, now?
Brown sugar just like a young girl should, no

Brown Sugar – The Rolling Stones
Note: Fun little fact, this song was recorded in a local studio
 just over the bridge from where I currently live. 
The soul and heartbeat of music is strong here in Alabama.
There's a man in New Orleans
Who plays rock and roll
He's a guitar man
With a great big soul
He lays down a beat
Like a ton of coal
He goes by the name of King Creole

You know he's gone, gone, gone
Jumpin' like a catfish on a pole
You know he's gone, gone, gone
Hip shaking King Creole
King Creole – Elvis Presley


Did you see him on the street?
Did you pass him at your feet?
Did you think aloud,"how dare they
even look me in the eye'?

And he loves the girls.
And he loves the boys.
Going to make twenty dollars
before the weekends over.

So set him up,
Let him fall.
Turn him over in your hands.
God save the King of New Orleans.
King of New Orleans – Better Than Ezra

It's Mardi Gras Time!!! I hope you all enjoy it in one way or another!
Laissez Les Bon Temps Roulez!!!

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PBJdreamer said...


Beautiful pics and the integration of the song lyrics was sweet

loved it!

that is all

courtney said...

I have never been to New Orleans and am dying to go! This post just made me want to go even more!

Scientific Housewife said...

We have a Mardi Gras party to go to next weekend and I can't wait!

Alicia@ eco friendly homemaking said...

We have never been there either and my husband really would like to go. These pictures are great.

Kristin said...

Wow would I love to visit NOLA for Mardi Gras...just once!

Anonymous said...

Absolutely love these images!

Shauna said...

SWEET! I am new here! Hope you will come follow my blogs also :) Have a great day! Shauna

400 Wakeups said...

I LOVE all things Mardi Gras. Um, except for that gross King Cake thing. Foul ball. But pretty beads and boobies? Hell to the yes. And I always make a vow to go and then it sneaks up on me and before I know it, Fat Tuesday is like tomorrow and there goes that. But perhaps we should have a Bloggers' Mardi Gras? I'll bring the beads!

cailen ascher said...

what awesome photos! seems like a fun place to visit - i've never been...

great blog - so glad i found you : ) i'm your newest follower!

til next time,

ps i'm hosting an earring giveaway over at my blog...

bananas. said...


don't love that someone stole your wallet. definitely didn't make me feel better but it did make me shut up about my virus. lol.

happy hump day to ya!

Deidre said...

Whoa! look at all those beaded necklaces. Great photos. And I love the Rolling Stones!

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