Sunday, October 02, 2005

The music


I'm glad that Jim Hoagland tried for this story -- one of the hardest stories in the world to write, because hardship has to have penetrated the writer to the point where the writer's language sings it. Delighted, too, that those bluesy guitar riffs are back in NOLA.

As for the song that will be sung a century from now...


Sources:

Jim Hoagland, A Song of Sorrow -- and Endurance, WP, October 2, 2005
Wolfman brings the blues, and hope, to New Orleans, Reuters, October 1, 2005