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I Should Have Never Fell In Love

Wayne Toups sings at Rox a song seldom played on radio, cant understand why, you listen to the words, it is a beautiful song that was writen by (a very young)Travis Thibodeaux. Both are artist’s from South Louisiana. This was filmed by my cell phone but still sounds great. Two good artists one touching love song if ever there was one, this is the ONE!

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Posted by admin - August 23, 2010 at 6:56 am

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Where can I get crawfish in Southern California?

I live in the northern Orange County area but I used to live in northern Louisiana. I know they’d be having Mudbug Madness in a couple of months and it’s killing me… I haven’t had boiled crawfish in over 10 years! I hear there’s crawfish inside this very strict state (as far as allowing seafood and the like to cross its borders). But where can I get any?

I never did cook it myself and I’m not so fond of food poisoning as to start now, besides which my husband and kids would probably (absolutely) refuse to try it.

Is there a restaurant in Southern California that serves boiled crawfish in season? Failing that, is there at least a restaurant that serves a crawfish meal that has enough meat in it to be able to tell you’re eating it and not chicken?

Please don’t suggest shrimp. I don’t know who could confuse the two but I never could tolerate the texture of shrimp or lobster.

Try Bayou Grill in Inglewood. The address is 1400 N La Brea Avenue. I’ve never been to the bayou but the crawfish here is pretty good and doesnt taste like shrimp.

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Posted by admin - August 20, 2010 at 11:44 am

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country music and the south?

I have to do a presentation for a class about southern culture.

I chose "How country music has inpacted the southern US states [Louisiana, Texas, Florida, ect.]"

Can you guy give me any ideas of songs to present, or maybe even a description? I’m talking real country by the way, maybe something like Johnny Cash’s generation of country music.

Don’t worry, I’m not asking you to write me a whole paper.
Maybe just a couple brief points?

It’d really help me out a alot :)

I respect all genres of music. Country western music was derived from blue grass music. PBS had documentaries on this. Classic country is the music from Johnny Cash’s generation. Best wishes! :)

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Posted by admin -  at 11:44 am

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Is Wicked the Musical coming to Mississippi or in the Mississippi area?

I love the music for this and I was wondering if it is coming to any of these states. I don’t feel like going to up north. Is it coming to Mississippi, Alabama, or Louisiana.

Check online, I am sure they have a website for it.

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Posted by admin - August 17, 2010 at 7:40 am

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History of the Zydeco Rubboard – MOJO & The Bayou Gypsies

MOJO & The Bayou Gypsies tell the story of the Zydeco Rubboard (Frottoir) in every performance. Mister MOJO and his best friend, Tee Don Landry (whose daddy made the first Zydeco Rubboard for Clifton Chenier), documented the history of the first Zydeco Rubboard. Tee Don still makes Zydeco Rubboards in the tradition of his daddy. Two of his rubboards are in The Smithsonian. The Zydeco Rubboard is unique to Southwest Louisiana music, and serves as a global icon for Louisiana Culture. To learn more history, visit www.zydecorubboards.com .

CORRECTION! This was a LIVE performance, and Mister MOJO mis-stated a fact: There are actually a few more instruments invented in America (e.g., steam calliope, monophonic synthesizer, and others). Mister MOJO should have said “the Zydeco Rubboard is one of only a few instruments invented in America”. Apologies to other inventors and their fans.

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Posted by admin - August 14, 2010 at 7:56 pm

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College problem what do I do?

I am currently a freshman music major at Louisiana Lafayette and I absolutely hate it. I am either going to drop out or maybe stay until the end of the semester although I don’t want to. I am considering options like Berklee College of music or just moving somewhere and working and starting a band while completing an online degree in something besides music. I can’t figure out what I should do. What do you think?

My best recommendation would be to make sure you have all the info you need before you make a final decision. Berklee is a great school and will undoubtedly provide a different experience than your current school. But that doesn’t mean it will be a great fit either.

If you do choose to go the online route I would recommend contacting a number of schools so you can find the best fit for you and your needs (tuition, schedule, career opportunities, etc.) and weigh that against Berklee. This site has some good information on online degrees in a variety of specialties and some colleges to help begin/expand your search if you go that route:

http://www.ecollegefinder.org

Good Luck!

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Chris Schultz the most underrated QB in Louisiana..ranked 9

One of the most under rated kid to come out of Louisiana and was not given a shot. He was an 3.2 student and also ranked in the top 25 in the state and wasnt even look at by Southern Univ.( Check the Louisiana Sport Recruiting mag. fall 2005 vol 9 issue 4) It did a write up on 17 top qbs in the state and he was the 15th that they mention to be the biggest sleeper in the state. I mean the kids high school jersey was RETIRED at his graduation. I had the chance to get my hands on his highlight film. The kid can play, we WILL hear his name in the future

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Posted by admin - August 10, 2010 at 11:36 am

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Sports fan that deserves to be put in the gas chamber?

Which sports fan do you believe deserves to be put in the gas chamber?

1.) Sports fan who picks #15 to beat a #2, or picks Louisiana-Monroe to beat Alabama or LSU (in football) and then once every ten or twenty years when this actually happens claims to be a genius. You sir, deserve to be strapped in the gas chamber and executed.

2.) Sports fan who is still complaining about a bad call more than a day or so after it happened. Yet, bad calls happen. They happen in every game. Your team will be the victim of bad calls and some bad calls will go your way.

I’m giving your 48 hours, max. If you’re still complaining after that, you sir, deserve to be strapped into the gas chamber and executed!!!!!

Your choices?
I tend to agree that Philly and Dallas fans should all be put in the gas chamber.
I know 15 seeds have won. But statistically their chances are very minimal, so you’re no more allowed to act like a genius for correcting picking one than you are for being dealt a good hand of poker.

I can think of a few Eagle fans that I would personally flip the switch on.

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Posted by admin - August 8, 2010 at 7:28 am

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What do you think of Louisiana?

I have mixed feeling about my state. I love New Orleans. It’s a very unique city and there’s so much to do there. There are the many restaurants (and an ice cream shop I really love called "Creole Creamery" that has strange but good flavors), music venues, Audubon Zoo, the beautiful architecture, etc.
I wouldn’t want to live there though because of the crime and the damage it takes from hurricanes (unless you’re rich and live in one of the high-lying areas). I’m glad I’m close enough to visit often (less than an hour), but far enough away.
Cajun country/south La. is great. I love the swamps, the people, the music, etc.
North Louisiana is crap, except for maybe Shreveport. It’s more like the rest of the south and heavily Baptist/Republican.
I live somewhere in the middle of all the cultural regions, in a college town with a rural-suburban feel.
I love the area around campus and downtown, but half of my town is a bit redneck.
I also kind of like Baton Rouge, but it lacks the culture N.O. has.
I’m curious, "I know for sure". Why do I need a reason?

It’s wonderful!. Good food I love their accent.. friendly people
I love their club music.. LoL
forget about the crime it’s crime everywhere.! :D

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Louisiana Girls at Puckers in Gatlinburg

These Louisiana ladies had a Puckin’ good time, and showed everyone how it’s done at Puckers Sports Bar in Gatlinburg, TN

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Posted by admin - August 5, 2010 at 11:02 am

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