Friday, February 24, 2006

Ninth Ward Underground

My former bandmate Jonathan Toubin of burgeoning media empire New York Night Train now has an engrossing oral history section up on his site about the plight of lesser-known underground musicians from New Orleans' Ninth Ward in the wake of Hurricane Katrina.

While some of the people Jonathan interviewed aren't planning to return to New Orleans, enough of them have for organist/inventor Mr. Quintron, his singing puppeteer wife Miss Pussycat, MC Trachiotomy, and many others to muster up the decade-old Ninth Ward Marching Band for the 2006 Mardi Gras parade season. They've even got electro-punk diva Peaches on board as celebrity guest.

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