Bourbon Street

Sticky: Any Time Is A Good Time At Dejavu

I know this is no news flash – but I just love being in the French Quarter. Especially this time of year when the weather is so nice and people are everywhere. April is a great month in the Crescent City and people come in droves for the festivals as well as for normal NOLA fun.

For me, normal NOLA fun means hanging out with my “Quarter Rat” buds. Part of our routine is trying out the varied but amazing eateries scattered throughout the Vieux Carre. We are all about the food. Yea you right!

In all of our “rattin’ “ (roaming around the Quarter) sometimes we lose track of time and even in the Quarter some places close. Imagine that! Not to worry. At Déjàvu Bar and Diner anytime is a good time because they are open 24 hours a day. Located on the corner of Dauphine Street and Conti (one block off of Bourbon Street) it is a great place to get off your feet and kick back for a while.

The menu holds something for everyone. The Crawfish, corn and crab bisque is really yummy.  Salads, burgers, po’boys and plates like hamburger steak, roast and red beans are but a sampling of the good ole comfort food that Pixie (our favorite waitress) will carry out to you. There are featured specials like Steak Night and Spaghetti Night. The prices are as easy to swallow as their famous Bloody Marys too.

The juke box is jammin’ , the bar is open and there are video poker games if you want a little more to do than eat. Check out Déjà vu at 400 Dauphine next time you are in the area. Like I said, anytime is a good time. See you soon.

By Sharon Denise Talbot

What’s a good Bourbon Street chicken recipie?

I always have eaten a ‘Lucky Dog’ on Bourbon Street. I didn’t see any chicken for sale unless you mean a ‘young prostitute’.

Why is it that, during Mardi Gras on Bourbon Street they always shout ‘Show your kits’? What are kits?

First aid???

Relive The Moment: Bourbon Street Erupts After Saints Win

Bourbon Street erupted in pandemonium on Sunday night after the Saints beat the Minnesota Vikings to earn a trip to the Super Bowl.

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What do i have to do to be able to have a palm reading and art stand on bourbon street in New Orleans, Louisia?

i want to be able to read palms and sell my art work on bourbon street but i know that it is illegal to just set up shop on the street… does anybody know how i can be able to do that legally?

Those are done in Jackson Square by many people. Perhaps just ask one of the numerous vendors where they got their permit.

Moon Over Bourbon Street

Pretty self explanatory. very Louis influenced as well as claudia and minor lestat(i know, shocking) Dedicated to my friend lacy-who i wasnt very nice to this to you.

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Album reviews: Disintegration, by The Cure

The Cure possess a unique kind of brilliance. There is no other band in the history of music that managed to bridge the gap between the punk and the pop with such sentimentality and sadness causing a global chain reaction of melancholy, gloom and euphoric lament in millions of fans. With their dominant, melodic bass lines and the high-pitched vocals of Robert Smith that echo a lyrical obsession with fictional gloom, The Cure mingle the psychedelic, punk, dark Gothic, and pop sounds into an amagalm of what becomes their sound manner.

There is arguably no other album in the history of music that served as a breaking point to a band, offering the peak of their popularity with crawling, glooming,  seductive sounds, hypnotic, mesmerizing vocals and utterly straightforward lyrics. Despite the record label’s qualms that the album would be a ‘commercial suicide’, ‘Disintegration’, released in 1989, is The Cure’s return to the familiar paths of introspective gloominess; and their absolute masterpiece.

Having reached a state of maturity, in their eighth album The Cure experiment with a dark and yet alluring atmosphere that wraps its spellbinding thread around desire, unreciprocated romance, break ups and tainted love. Gloomier than The Cure’s pop release ‘Kiss Me, Kiss Me, Kiss Me’ of 1987, yet more pop than The Cure’s early eighties releases ‘Faith’ and Pornography’, ‘Disintegration’ stands somewhere in the middle. Full of teenage romanticism, melancholic angst, and creative gloom, ‘Disintegration’ is a pop album that treats torment as a finest art.

Characterized by a momentous usage of synthesizers and keyboards, monotonous guitar riffs and Smith’s meditative vocals, the album opens with ‘Plainsong’, a slow orchestral shower of synths and guitars. Then, ‘Pictures of You’ with its ethereal guitar melody and well-structured synths echoes Smith’s lament over a bittersweet taste of relationship that ended abruptly. Although upbeat, ‘Pictures of You’ has emotional, passionate and romantic lyrics that interweave with bass lines and synth slabs.

‘Closedown’ and ‘Prayers For Rain’ drift on layers of keyboards anchored by gloomy guitar progressions. ‘Closedown’ is a soaring track, reflecting Smith’s physical and artistic shortcomings, while ‘Prayers for Rain’ is an ultimately depressing track that echoes the definition of a rainy day melancholy.

‘Lovesong’ is the only top ten hit of the album and maybe the more complex of all tracks. Despite being an upbeat groove, with dance guitar riffs and rhythm sections, ‘Lovesong’ is, in effect, dark and restrained, an open show of emotion. It’s a straightforward love song, which, unlike Smith’s ability to reveal affection, it manages to shake the audiences. Written as a wedding present for his wife-to-be, ‘Lovesong’ simply proves that straightforward emotions can achieve much more than indistinct and ambiguous language.

‘Lullaby’ is an atmospheric track with rhythmic guitar chords that anchor Smith’s whispering lyrics. Practically a frightening dread that describes a picture of being eaten alive by a spider man, ‘Lullaby’ portrays Smith’s nightmares from his childhood when his father used to sing him lullabies with horrible endings.

‘Fascination Street’ comes as a happier, shinier, yet bass-lined, caterwauled track anchored with Smith’s typical alley cat voice singing of corrupt Bourbon Street in New Orleans. After 1.5 minute instrumental intro, the track enters at a fast-pace, with simple, repetitive lyrics and Smith’s voice building in intensity as the track strides to the grand finale, giving one last shout before toppling into a sleepy roan.

The title track, ‘Disintegration’ is a hymn in betrayed love and a typical example of the musical style of the album that drifts on ubiquitous keyboards, repetitive guitar progressions, complex drum patterns and depressing lyrics that are so intricate, and yet so simple. If one has a heart cannot but be touched as Robert Smith sings “I leave you with photographs, pictures of trickery, stains on the carpet and stains on the memory, songs about happiness murmured in dreams, when we both of us knew, how the end always is…’

The tracks that complete the album are ‘Last dance’, ‘The Same Deep Water As You’, ‘Homesick’ and ‘Untitled’. Staying tuned to the album’s style, with the exception of ‘Untitled’ that is quite upbeat, are atmospheric, almost gothic ballads that mingle keyboard slabs with guitar lines and multipart drum patterns, interweaved with the introspective lyrics of Robert Smith.

Having sold more than three million copies worldwide, ‘Disintegration’ remains the highest selling album of The Cure. Besides, the album ranked #3 in the UK Albums charts and #12 in the US Billboard 200. The album produced also hit singles with ‘Lovesong’ reaching #2 on Billboard Hot 100, ‘Lullaby’ peaking at #5 of UK Charts, ‘Fascination Street’ reaching #1 on US Modern Rock Charts and ‘Pictures of You’ reaching #24 of UK charts. Moreover, ‘Disintegration’ was voted as one of the ‘500 Greatest Albums of All Time’ on Rolling Stone Magazine at #326.

Christina Pomoni

Best Hotel to Stay at on or close to Bourbon Street?

Will be in New Orleans in October and would like to be near the action in French Quarter. Don’t want to spend more than $125 a night. Plan on being out late so noise isn’t an issue.

The following are all hotels within a mile or Bourbon Street, in your budget and in order from highest star rating to lowest:

Hilton New Orleans/St. Charles Avenue
from $109.00
0.6 Miles From BOURBON ST, New Orleans, LA USA
3 Blocks French Quarter/Casino / New Orleans
Hotel Info: 800-916-4507

Fairmont Hotel New Orleans
from $99.00
0.5 Miles From BOURBON ST, New Orleans, LA USA
Adjacent To French Quarter / New Orleans
Hotel Info: 800-916-4641

Maison Dupuy Hotel
from $119.00
0.1 Miles From BOURBON ST, New Orleans, LA USA
French Quarter / New Orleans
Hotel Info: 800-916-4507

Maison Dupuy Hotel
from $119.00
0.1 Miles From BOURBON ST, New Orleans, LA USA
French Quarter / New Orleans
Hotel Info: 800-916-4507

Wyndham Riverfront New Orleans
from $96.00
0.9 Miles From BOURBON ST, New Orleans, LA USA
Downtown-Conv.Center-Riverwalk / New Orleans
Hotel Info: 800-916-4632

St. James Hotel
from $95.00
0.6 Miles From BOURBON ST, New Orleans, LA USA
Casino 1blk/French Qtr -3 Blks / New Orleans
Hotel Info: 800-916-4614

Dauphine Orleans Hotel
from $124.00
0.2 Miles From BOURBON ST, New Orleans, LA USA
French Quarter, Bourbon 1 Blk / New Orleans
Hotel Info: 866-226-6223

Lafayette Hotel
from $89.00
0.8 Miles From BOURBON ST, New Orleans, LA USA
4 Blks French Qtr./New Orleans / New Orleans
Hotel Info: 866-226-6223

Doubletree New Orleans
from $99.00
0.6 Miles From BOURBON ST, New Orleans, LA USA
Canal Street – Harrah’s Casino / New Orleans
Hotel Info: 866-229-9144

The Whitney – A Wyndham Historic Hotel
from $104.00
0.7 Miles From BOURBON ST, New Orleans, LA USA
Downtown -Near Harrah’s / Fq / New Orleans
Hotel Info: 866-226-6223

Bourbon Street- Taylor Baggott

A song about being half drunk in the big easy.

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Bourbon Street Parade_Harry Connick Jr.

Bourbon Street Parade_Harry Connick Jr.

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