12 February 2013

Happy Mardi Gras

Throw me somethin', Mista!

Over 8 years ago, I quit drinkin'. I remember at the time, I made a list of places I love that I better not visit for a while. At the top of that list was my beloved New Orleans. And I spent a good bit of time last night rollin' through some fine memories of many a Mardi Gras celebration I thoroughly enjoyed.

But, without regret, I know my Mardi Gras days are behind me. To be frank, it's the most alcohol-soaked, wonderful celebration this country (the U.S.) has to offer. Now it's not lost on me that in some of the most special cities in the world, Carnivale is being celebrated to mark the last day of reverie before Lent kicks in tomorrow.
And damn it, I want to play too. So, to all those partying today around the world, I offer this wonderful tune from a band everyone should know or learn about, The Meters.


Patti said...

You sure have a long list of places visited!! While I have been in 41 of the 50 states (even if just on the interstate driving through), I have never spent time in New Orleans. Spent the night in other Louisiana cities while driving I-20 on 2 different occasions. I'd like to go there one day, but I don't know if that will ever happen.

Paco Malo said...

Patti, the way I look at it, traveling is a state of mind. Introducing a song once, I heard Steve Earle say, "All you need to get through life is an inquisitive mind and a fearless heart." As long as you've got both, you've got what it takes to travel the world and learn as you go.

Thanks for your comment.