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September 9, 2005

New Orleans Talking Blues
Posted by Teresa at 04:00 PM * 9 comments

Jo Walton has posted her New Orleans Talking Blues:

When levees are flooded and hurricanes roar,
When the waters start seeping up under the door,
You’d expect the escape plans to include the poor
But this isn’t that kind of song.

Of course there’s more. Go look.
Comments on New Orleans Talking Blues:
#1 ::: Thomas Nephew ::: (view all by) ::: September 09, 2005, 04:52 PM:

Might make a good Whisperados song?

#2 ::: Christopher B. Wright ::: (view all by) ::: September 09, 2005, 06:33 PM:

I want to try putting that to music.

#3 ::: windypoint ::: (view all by) ::: September 09, 2005, 07:53 PM:

Someone needs to set this to music and record and distribute this as soon as possible so that radio stations (which often have a good deal more political freedom of expression than television stations seem to) can start playing it.

#4 ::: Teresa Nielsen Hayden ::: (view all by) ::: September 09, 2005, 08:24 PM:

I'd say this no matter who published it: When Jo's new book Farthing comes out, you want to read it. Trust me, it's relevant.

#5 ::: Jo Walton ::: (view all by) ::: September 10, 2005, 08:37 AM:

If anyone who can sing wants to record that, email me.

(I know not being able to sing didn't stop Bob Dylan or Leonard Cohen, my favourite living singers, but it does stop me.)

#6 ::: Doug ::: (view all by) ::: September 11, 2005, 07:31 AM:

Might as well go to Houston
Nawlins a big ol lake
Cant get no water
Folk is startin to bake

Suns comin down so hot
Like my pappys blacksmith forge
Think I see some bad folks
Comin cross Lake George

Might as well go to Houston
That Dome be crashin down
Buses shore aint comin
Cant get out this town

Neighbor drown in his attic
Couldnt get out the house
First he holler so loud
The quiet as a mouse

Might as well go to Houston...

#7 ::: Jonathan Shaw ::: (view all by) ::: September 11, 2005, 08:16 AM:

I know I'm way behind in my reading, but I've just read Tooth and Claw which makes me think anything Jo Walton writes has to be wonderful.

#8 ::: Arthur D. Hlavaty ::: (view all by) ::: September 12, 2005, 01:38 PM:

Jo, if you sound like either of your heroes, I thank you for your forbearance.

#9 ::: Laura ::: (view all by) ::: September 08, 2006, 10:11 AM:

please help me i need help for my homework i hope you dont mind but i would like to ask a question about when the blues first started and what happened with the africans and americans ? please help x laura and nicole x

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