Top 5 Live Moments, 2005

Top Five Live Music Moments, 2005 (National) 1.  Mayor Ray Nagin on stage; Voodoo Fest I’ll spare the explanation and just say that it was incredibly heartwarming to see Nagin on stage; he wasn’t smiling, he wasn’t laughing, he was positively giddy over the site of 15,000 coming together.  Every other time I’d seen him … Continue reading

Trail of Dead [HOB, March 25, 2005]

February 22nd.  3:00 pm.  My first interview.  I would have been nervous if I were talking to Ballzack, or even my friend’s house party band.  But  here I am, preparing to make a  long distance call to Sweden to talk to Conrad Keely, lead singer of …And You Will Know Us By The Trail Of … Continue reading