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If I get out to the music store again any time soon, I've got two geezer picks to look for -- new albums by old guys with New Orleans connections.
First, there's Fats Domino's new recording, "Alive and Kickin'." If a 78-year-old Katrina survivor (and a rock-'n'-roll legend) is still putting it out, I'll throw 20 bucks at it.
Then there's British singer-songwriter Ray Davies's new offering, "Other People's Lives," which he created on a sojourn to the Big Easy that lasted many months before it almost got him killed. According to a recent New York Times profile:
Mr. Davies came to America and to New Orleans in 2003 because, having mastered the tidy horrors of the English middle class, he wanted to explore American musical roots and temporarily adopt a new frame of reference.
He succeeded, perhaps too well, getting shot in the leg in January 2004 near the French Quarter after confronting a robber who had taken his companion's purse. From a British perspective, there could be no more quintessential American experience than being injured in the course of a street crime.
The former leader of the Kinks always produces great songs, and I'm quite curious to see what came of his time in Nawlins.