Thoughts on Hurricane Katrina, New Orleans, and having a brand new baby boy
Friday, July 14, 2006
New Orleans Musicians News
Sony Music has just signed a deal to sell "Sing Me Back Home" CD by the New Orleans Social Club (http://www.burgundyrecords.com/nosc/) at Lowe's to raise money for the Musician's Village. Conceived of by Harry Connick, Jr. and Branford Marsalis, Habitat for Humanity will help build 81 homes for displaced New Orleans musicians in the Upper Ninth Ward. The deal was just brokered this week and should provide a very nice chunk of funding. Good news at last!
I grew up in Metairie, LA and lived in actual New Orleans for 12 years. The day that I turned 30, I moved to New Jersey and then to Easton, PA 4 years ago. As luck would have it, I was in New Orleans when Katrina approached and evacuated to Jackson, MS. Other than that, I am a Latin and history teacher at a small, independent school in NJ. I miss New Orleans a lot, think about it all the time, and try to go there whenever the work schedule allows.