In honor of Prince’s passing, May will feature the color purple. And this one to start off is too perfect. I can imagine it hanging in Prince’s atelier.
I started this post back in November when Toussaint passed away so suddenly. I had all the feels since he is the soundtrack of NOLA. This weekend I was reading that Prince included 2 (or 3) Allen Toussaint songs on his must party song list…wish I could remember where I read this to cite it correctly.
On Saturday his likeness was added to the ancestors area of the New Orleans Jazz and Heritage Festival. The image was not yet up on Friday when I attended so I look forward to seeing it this weekend when I go back.
And some videos…
Toussaint playing Professor Longhair
Southern Nights live
Yes We Can Can
For my final Untitled posting for April…I would call this one Loup Garou.
I attended funerals for the parents of three friends this week. So it’s been a bit of an emotional roller coaster. Add to that the death of a musical icon…And I was a bit of a mess.
Luckily, I attended Jazz Fest on Friday and was able to hear Janelle Monae who released her grief out into the universe during her Congo Square set. It was the most moving show I’ve seen in a very long time.
I wish I could see this untitled piece in person. Even this photo of it is mesmerizing to me.
“the one way rich people stay rich is by not appreciating true skill and common workman”
from Cleaning Up New York by Bob Rosenthal originally published 1970
Another untitled, not even a date this week but is perhaps from the 1920s.