Real Loki and Fake Loki
One day I had a fairly lengthy discussion with the person who I thought was George Williams regarding Eddie Jordan’s performance at the Criminal Justice hearing in which he seemed to be under the influence of a pallet of valium. Humid City (Real Loki) is a well-known New Orleans blogger, I was talking about how great it was that he was there and what a fiasco Jordan is as D.A.
I was telling Karen how I ran into him and she told me I wasn’t talking to Loki, I was talking to ‘Fake Loki’. WTF? Fake Loki? Funny thing was, Fake Loki did not correct me that he wasn’t the one at the hearing. Maybe this happens fairly often and they have worked out a deal including a certain interchangeability. Now that I have seen them more, I don’t confuse them. However, we can’t stop calling them Real Loki and Fake Loki.
‘Fake Loki’ is really Jeff Holmes. Here is a photo of him and his wife (right), Andrea Garland. I successfully recognized Jeff at the HDLC hearing last week. He was there with his neighbors to make public comments at the podium regarding the problems some residents have with the ICI NOLA project in the Bywater.
“Jeffrey Holmes and Andrea Garland’s controversial RIP Lower 9 trash-art installation on St. Claude Avenue with its “Field of Silent Screams,” rows of dark Styrofoam heads on stakes meant as reminders of the Lower Ninth Ward residents left stranded on their roofs. (Some National Guardsmen found it offensive and took it upon themselves to dismantle it.)” – Artvoice. http://artvoice.com/issues/v4n40/toxic_art/
Andrea and Nora Natale have started their own crime reporting website and have a number of initiatives regarding Criminal Justice reform on their agenda. nolaagainstcrime.com
I asked Real Loki where he got the name Loki. He told me the story:
“When I worked at the House of Blues in the box office (10+ years ago) I gained a reputation for horrible puns and periodic silly pranks. My boss at the time and my friend who got me the job were sitting in Ol Toon Tavern after work one night and they came up with that. The next morning they presented me with a name tag boldly emblazoned with Loki. I adopted it and have both written under that nome de guerre and produced art/music events under it ever since.
Now you know.
BTW, he added, “Let the uninformed know that Loki is not just a supervillain in Marvel’s Avengers comic book, but also the Norse Deity of Mischief… ”
Thanks to Maitri for the Flickr Photo of Real Loki.