Louisiana Culture

Cajun – Nathan Abshire – French Blues – slide

Cajun accordionist Nathan Abshire’s “French Blues”. One of his best songs. Slide is my tribute to a Louisiana crawfish boil. I hope, for you Louisiana natives who have moved away, or a friend of Louisiana culture, you enjoy the music, and can smell and taste the mudbugs.

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Posted by mark - February 17, 2017 at 10:31 pm

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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 mark - February 15, 2017 at 9:10 pm

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Whats the best advice to start adding seafood into my diet?

I have never had the urge to eat seafood in my first 20 years. I am moving down south in which a huge part of the culture is seafood. I almost feel obliged to start eating this diet. Whats some seafood i can eat that will draw me in and not gross me out? They have such an obsession with crab down in louisiana, whats the best way to eat crab? thanks for your replies!

Boiled or Grilled — Start with Salmon — it has a mild taste. I’ve had crab legs boiled and also had them grilled — it depends … both of those ways are good, and with a little melted butter (dip the meat in it — you will need to crack the shell), it tastes great.

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Posted by mark - February 9, 2017 at 5:38 pm

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Travis Matte 1

Travis Matte plays at Rox in Baldwin Louisiana 2010

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Posted by mark - February 1, 2017 at 1:56 pm

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GRITtv: Courtney Young: BP Threatens Louisiana Culture

We may now have reached a period of national and global fatigue over the havoc wreaked by the spill. But as someone from Louisiana, I can attest that the disaster is very much pulsating through the daily lives of millions of people in the area. Though Louisiana is not the only place affected, it was certainly one of the most hardest hit by the disaster. Even after the hole is plugged, the damage done will last for decades, generations. A complete way of life, culture is under attack and it’s vital that we, as a nation, do not lose our sense of commitment to one of the most vital cultural traditions in the United States. Distributed by Tubemogul.

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Posted by mark - January 28, 2017 at 10:57 am

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I’m a Cajun from Louisiana.?

Just wondering, what is your perception of south Louisiana and the cajun culture? I went to New York about 20 years ago and I talked to people who asked me if I lived with alligators in my yard and if we all rode around in pirogues (small canoes) to go everywhere? What do you want to know about us?
I love all your answers, we are like everyone else. We just have spicy food, spicy music and spicy love lives! LOL
To grizzlyh – Baton Rouge is having more crime than before from all the people who relocated after hurricane Katrina, but it’s not like New Orleans. Unfortunately, N.O. has lots of black on black crime, I’m not making it up, I see it on the news everyday! But, I guess the NO police dept. is doing it’s best to minimize the crime problem. I only go to the French Quarter or to safe places in NO. I know where "not to go".

I figure Cajuns are just like everyone else with perhaps a bit of an accent and some differences in background and culture, just as a New Yorker is different from someone from Salt Lake City. Although I have met and been casual friends with more than one Cajun, I never asked about gators (even though gators fascinate me) or pirogues. I do like their sense of humor and jokes.

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Posted by mark - January 27, 2017 at 10:53 am

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"Loo zee anna" What do you think of the state of Louisiana?

What are some of your first thoughts when you hear the state mentioned or see something about it? What are some of your first assumptions when you think of Louisiana people. What do you know about Louisiana culture?
For those who don’t know: No, we aren’t popular for country music. There’s actually nothing "country" about us, unless it is some of the people who’ve moved in from the neighboring states. đŸ™‚ Even the movies get our accents wrong. =)

As for Katrina, I know no one "mooching" off of the government from it. Trailers were given to residents after Katrina b/c they had no other place to go. *IF* the government actually gets these back they get destroyed, not even used for scraps. Whether someone lives in a Fema Trailer or not is there own business. And for some people, moving on is easier said than done.

But some people just won’t be able to understand unless they go through something similar – which I hope none of you have to do.

I think of it as a laid back, fun loving State.

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Posted by mark - January 25, 2017 at 9:37 am

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***LOUISIANA RESIDENTS*** What is your opinion of the grants for grads program?

I’ve read a lot and did a some research, now I would like to know the opinion of the citizens. The Grants for Grads Program is established in recognition that many Louisiana’s residents relocate from Louisiana upon completion of their college careers due to a perceived lack of economic opportunity. Homeownership reflects a commitment to remain in Louisiana and continue the tradition and culture of the state.

The grants for grads awards any Louisiana resident who has received an associate, baccalaureate, masters/postgraduate degree on or after January 1, 2008 and was:

As a LA resident I have been very aware of the outflow of LA college graduates. I have never heard of this program, but I see the need for it and I will definitely look into it.

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Posted by mark - January 15, 2017 at 5:18 am

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SoyBean Festival “Wayne Toups”

Rare clip from KennyGProductions, back in time to October of 1987 at the once held in Milton Louisiana “Soybean Festival”

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Posted by mark - January 11, 2017 at 3:41 am

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Tulane: Making Louisiana French, 1803-2003

Francois Weil is Director of Studies at the Ecole des Hautes Etudes en Sciences Sociales in Paris and was the Andrew W. Mellon Professor in the Humanities, Fall 2003. His most recent book, A History of New York, was published in translation by Columbia University Press. He is currently at work on a book on the history of genealogy in American culture.

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Posted by mark - January 7, 2017 at 1:01 am

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