Tag Archives: Mardi Gras

A-Z April Challenge (Cities Visited) – N for New Orleans

In 2001 I paid a working visit to New Orleans to speak at a fast ferry conference and managed to arrange a few days of leisure before my engagement. Bourbon Street, New Orleans World famous Bourbon Street was a place of revelry – Larry Flynt’s girls strutted their stuff on the Hustler Club balcony, party […]

French Quarter New Orleans

A-Z April Challenge – French Quarter, New Orleans

The architecture of the French Quarter was left largely unscathed from the havoc caused by Hurricane Katrina in 2005. Lucky for visitors as the area houses some of the finest buildings to be found is Louisiana’s best known city. My visit was in 2000 when I was lucky enough to be paid to travel there […]

New Orleans & All That Jazz

One hundred years ago today the ‘First Lady of Song’ Ella Fitzgerald was born in Virginia USA. The iconic singer was first known as the finest female proponent of scat singing. Wikipedia describe scat singing as ‘vocal improvisation with wordless vocals, nonsense syllables or without words at all. Scat singing is a difficult technique that […]