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Even groups that come to protest here in Sin City feel compelled to post a picture of Bourbon Street. In this instance, it's Operation Rescue who are apparently out to save America. Their target is, of course, death/abortion mills. The... Continue reading
Posted 1 hour ago at FIRST DRAFT
There are many phrases describing inebriation; so many, in fact, that it's nearly a cottage industry, which is also an arcane phrase but not this week's winner. Ladies and germs, I give you: Tight as a boiled owl. Mind you,... Continue reading
Posted 4 hours ago at FIRST DRAFT
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I woke up way too early this morning, checked the Tweeter Tube, and groaned audibly when I saw that the great James Garner had died at the age of 86. Garner made everything look easy. He was an actor with... Continue reading
Posted 2 days ago at FIRST DRAFT
This is a Soundstage show from 1981 featuring a plethora of blooze greats: Continue reading
Posted 3 days ago at FIRST DRAFT
Johnny Winter playing the blooze like a crazed white man; make that really crazed, really white: Continue reading
Posted 3 days ago at FIRST DRAFT
One of my favorite Johnny Winter tunes. The title no longer holds true, alas: Continue reading
Posted 4 days ago at FIRST DRAFT
New Yorker honcho David Remnick wrote a post this morning about that described the commander of the Ukrainian separatist group that intially took credit for shooting down the Malaysian Air jetliner thusly: A wildly messianic nationalist who cultivates an air... Continue reading
Posted 4 days ago at FIRST DRAFT
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Here's an old snap of Oscar from our Katrina exile at my cousin's pad in Dallas. Oskie dug the curtains: Continue reading
Posted 4 days ago at FIRST DRAFT
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Speaking of arcane words, hussy seems to have gone out of common usage. Maybe they've all fled to the backwoods: Continue reading
Posted 5 days ago at FIRST DRAFT
One of the best blues rock guitarists ever, Johnny Winter, has died at the age of 70. As a young man, Winter was a vision: a tall, whip thin Albino, wearing black clothes and quite often a cowboy hat as... Continue reading
Posted 5 days ago at FIRST DRAFT
Georgia wingnut Phil Gingrey is leaving Congress after a failed attempt to secure the GOP nomination for the Senate. He was too extreme even for Georgia Republicans. I am scared shitless that this mook will continue to be licensed to... Continue reading
Posted 6 days ago at FIRST DRAFT
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James Mason's primary asset as an actor was his smooth, silky voice. It served him well when playing either a villain or the good guy. That's why I was so amused to learn of this LP whilst reading By Ken... Continue reading
Posted 6 days ago at FIRST DRAFT
There's something about summer that unhinges people. Some spend way too much on sunscreen and trashy novels and others go crazy in less salubrious ways. Here in NOLA, and in other big cities, it means a spike in violent crime... Continue reading
Posted 7 days ago at FIRST DRAFT
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It's time for a new feature here at First Draft. I like new features and starting one satisfies my inner extrovert or outer introvert or some such shit. Anyway, you may have noticed that I am fond of old slang... Continue reading
Posted Jul 14, 2014 at FIRST DRAFT
Bryan Ferry, Phil Manzanera, Andy MacKay and the gang live in France: Continue reading
Posted Jul 13, 2014 at FIRST DRAFT
Mansplainer is one of my favorite recent colloquialisms. It's vivid, punchy, and makes a point in an amusing, witty way. That's why I love this headline on a column by the Guardian's Jessica Valenti: Older women don't need mansplaining boner... Continue reading
Posted Jul 11, 2014 at FIRST DRAFT
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Meet my friends Brett and David's cats Mac and Bitbit. Mac is the one on top and Bitbit, who oughta be named Bigbig, is on the lower level of the boxy kitty condo.Sadly, Mac has been quite sick of late.... Continue reading
Posted Jul 11, 2014 at FIRST DRAFT
I'm always thrilled when the politician I love to hate is back in the news with a new set of tape transcripts. The latest group are online and one excerpt makes me think of a certain potty mouthed publisher: Nixon:... Continue reading
Posted Jul 10, 2014 at FIRST DRAFT
Zealotry in literally applying the letter of the law in a way that defies common sense can constitute malakatude just as surely as political buffoonery. That is why the Manassa, VA City Police as an entity is/are malaka/malakas of the... Continue reading
Posted Jul 10, 2014 at FIRST DRAFT
I decided to post this under the FOH rubric because I'm feeling a bit foggy this morning. Actually, most of the articles linked to are about stuff in the past so I think the history thing works. It does for... Continue reading
Posted Jul 10, 2014 at FIRST DRAFT
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Perhaps I should be ashamed of posting this lurid book cover, but I'm not: Cult of Shame would be an excellent band name and they could even do this classic pop ditty: Speaking of shame that you cannot dance to,... Continue reading
Posted Jul 10, 2014 at FIRST DRAFT
As you've probably already heard, my former Mayor C Ray Nagin aka the Walking Id aka the Shiny Headed fool was sentenced to 10 years in the slammer. He's required to serve 85% of the sentence, which is long time... Continue reading
Posted Jul 9, 2014 at FIRST DRAFT
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Roxy Music's early album covers had a formula: a gorgeous model reclining languidly. The apogee of this somewhat cheesy formula was 1975's Siren featuring a young Jerry Hall before she became the future ex-Mrs. Jagger. The album itself is, quite... Continue reading
Posted Jul 9, 2014 at FIRST DRAFT
The fact that Warren Gamaliel Harding was a randy bastard is notorious. He was known for having sex in a White House closet with Nan Britton who bore the Presidential bastard and later wrote a book about the affair. Btw,... Continue reading
Posted Jul 8, 2014 at FIRST DRAFT