August 30th, 2005

Toilet Paper  Angel

The Levee Has Broken

There's a break in the levee and the water's rising in much of New Orleans.



The mayor of New Orleans is on video right now:



"All of Slidell is underwater. Most of Meterie is under water...."



"Uptown areas seem to be pretty dry...French Quarter seems to be pretty
dry...There seems to be no clear path in and out of the city."
  • Current Mood
    worried worried
Dreaming Demon

Goodbye And Thanks For All the Fish

New Orleans was the first city I ever lived in as an adult. I moved there with my boyfriend after I graduated from high school.

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From http://www.wwltv.com/



****ALL RESIDENTS ON THE EAST BANK OF ORLEANS AND JEFFERSON REMAINING
IN THE METRO AREA ARE BEING TOLD TO EVACUATE AS EFFORTS TO SANDBAG THE
LEVEE BREAK HAVE ENDED. THE PUMPS IN THAT AREA ARE EXPECTED TO FAIL
SOON AND 9 FEET OF WATER IS EXPECTED IN THE ENTIRE EAST BANK. WITHIN
THE NEXT 12-15 HOURS****













  • Current Mood
    sad sad
Space Cadet

A Bottle and My Friends and Me

I Wish I Was In New Orleans
by Tom Waits

Well, I wish I was in New Orleans
I can see it in my dreams
arm-in-arm down Burgundy
a bottle and my friends and me
hoist up a few tall cool ones
play some pool and listen to that
tenor saxophone calling me home
and I can hear the band begin
When the Saints Go Marching In
by the whiskers on my chin
New Orleans, I'll be there
I'll drink you under the table
be red nose go for walks
the old haunts what I wants
is red beans and rice
and wear the dress I like so well
and meet me at the old saloon
make sure there's a Dixie moon
New Orleans, I'll be there
and deal the cards roll the dice
if it ain't that ole Chuck E. Weiss
and Clayborn Avenue me and you
Sam Jones and all
and I wish I was in New Orleans
I can see it in my dreams
arm-in-arm down Burgundy
a bottle and my friends and me
New Orleans, I'll be there