New New Orleans Theme Song

Spring must be right around the corner, for I just saw my very first, full-grown Granddaddy Roach of the season on the way into the ladies’ room in Houston. An ex-roach, I must say, expertly squished underfoot, NOLA-style, until you hear the pop. Don’t you worry none, they keep on coming back. And they’ll be here after we’re long gone.

I thought of our city, its sweaty streets and how it has always grown, performed and held sway out of the mainstream’s radar, “underground” as it were. The song Roaches by The Trancesetters (electro/trance/beat for you those not up on your club music) came to mind, especially its starting lyrics:

“Underground forever baby, we’re just like roaches. Never die, always live.”

And … breakbeat. Minutes and minutes of glorious, catchy beats and rhythms to dance to.

Someone encapsulated New Orleans in a song. Imagine that.

3 Comments so far

  1. Joe B. (unregistered) on January 30th, 2006 @ 12:54 pm

    LOL. My own irrational phobia of roaches dates back to 1970, when I was three and spent my first night in New Orleans, actually on the Westbank at the motel on the Westbank Expressway between Wright and Stumpf.

  2. ThemSong (unregistered) on January 30th, 2006 @ 7:01 pm

    Splish splash i was swimming in shit on a katrina night; rub a dub i lotted the pub on a katrina night!

  3. Laurie (unregistered) on February 16th, 2006 @ 6:47 pm

    The cardinals’ are going through their ritual mating dance won’t be long til the first robin shows its beak!


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