NOLA Life

New Orleans or NYC?

Sure, New Orleans has some good stuff going on once in a while.. The parades, the French Quarter, the street cars. But NYC has a million and one cultures all interacting w/ each other whereas I feel NOLA doesn’t have all that plus, the pace is a little slow for me.. Far from being the cultural melting pot.
Where is this leading to
College decisions.
I’ve been told that NOLA has a better college environment BUT NYC seems to have many more opportunities in terms of internships and all that other stuff that I shouldn’t be worrying about right now..
BTW, I live by N.O at the moment.. For at least a year and some.
So, what do you think I should go with?
Street cars and parades OR big city life??
Any answer that will help point me in the right direction will be of great help!!
I’m referring to present time.. Not pre-whatever..
Thanks

I prefer Nawlins pre-deluge.
It was a nice place for vampires then.

——edit

Presently, I’d probably enjoy NYC better. Less wreckage, but not the same vibe, unfortunately.


tatoo artists of the south?

I fell in love with this tattooo

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I am trying to find a great artist with a similar style…good shading/blending, play on positive/negative/white space, and ghosted images. I don’t want a lot of line work, mostly just shading and blending of colors.

Anyways, I’m willing to travel from New Orleans to Tampa. Any suggestions? Found one guy in NOLA I might use. May even consider Texas- my mom lives there. I travel a lot so finding someone outside of my smaller city is an option.

Shaw’s Tattoo Studio
1660 Westheimer Rd
Houston, TX 77006
713)528-1255

Dragon Master’s Tattooing
3640 Barranca Ave
Pensacola, FL 32507
904)457-1444

Mean Machine Tattoo
3415 S. Dale Mabry
Tampa, FL 33629
813)831-1106

Ink Slinger’s Domain
7105 N Armenia Ave
Tampa, FL 33604
813)935-6195

Electric Ladyland Tattooing
610 Frenchman St
New Orleans, LA 70116
504)947-8286


The Story of Milk Studio – It Does a Body Good

Gather round my friends and you will hear the story of a Louisiana couple who persevered.  Once upon a time Mindy owned a lingerie shop on Decatur Street in the New Orleans French Quarter.  In the wake of Hurricane Katrina the city was in turmoil, and full of construction workers who didn’t need lingerie.  Desperate to save her retail space Mindy put the same artistic talent she had used to do the graphic designs on her lingerie to use on handcrafts.
 
Enter David the limo driver. Katrina also did a number on David. Leaving 10 feet of water in his home and making the need for limo drivers, even 25 year veteran limo drivers, basically non-existent in the Big Easy.  It looked like David needed a plan.  So with no place to stay and no job David moved to the French Quarter to try to find work.  What he found was Mindy.  Mindy needed someone to work her table in the French Market and David needed a job.  Sounds like a plan to me.
 
Mindy and David took their plan and a prayer and together turned a floundering lingerie shop into a flourishing business.  These guys with camera in hand went around the area taking pictures of NOLA landmarks, hotspots, and businesses. In a 3 day process that demonstrates detailed workmanship they create distinctive works of art in each beautiful glazed tile coaster, magnet and apron that are loved by locals and visitors alike.

Appreciating their efforts to keep intact some of the culture and history of the city, people started bringing in old grocery bags, matchbooks, notebooks, etc. The rest as they say is history, three years worth.

Next time you are in the French Market look for David and let him share some of his wonderfully nostalgic NOLA stories or stop in to see Mindy at the Milk Studio headquarters at 1309  Decatur and check out the new line of soy candles.  You can also visit David and Mindy at mindy@milkstudio.com           

I am inspired and humbled by the innovative people all over this great state, people like David and Mindy, who have suffered through devastating hurricanes, the aftermath and just rolled up their sleeves, picked up the pieces and kept right on going. Don’t you just love happy endings, it does a body good!

By Sharon Denise Talbot


Lenny Kravitz at Gallery 713

Doin’ it in New Orleans. Now on my way back to the Bahamas to finish the album. Lenny. Song: “Do It” from the forthcoming album. Also featured in the movie “Precious.” Film by Mathieu Bitton/candytangerine.com
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Check out this video of Lenny in the French Quarter with my pal Heidi Young and her dog Schucki.  This is not Lenny’s first visit to Gallery 713 while in New Orleans. He actually has and wears on stage one of Dana Tharp’s badass voodoo doll t-shirts.   Told y’all this place ROCKS!!  On your next NOLA visit make sure to visit Gallery 713.  On top of the super cool art available there, there is just no telling who you will run into.  I love this place!!
by Sharon Denise Talbot

Trophy Scars – Nola (New Orleans, LA)

PART 3 of 3.
I fly back down to Michigan
Bring the picture of the key
I show the locksmith Nigel
And then he laughs at me

The key is something digital
He can’t recreate
So I track her down to New Orleans
To ask her on a date

Man I should’ve done this
A way long time ago
I pretend it was an accident
When I’m at the same hotel

“Hey there, miss, remember me?”
“We used to have a ball.”
She tells me she’s excited
And agrees that we should talk

Yes
Let’s have a drink
Let’s have a talk
Let’s meet at your room at nine
So we do
We drink some wine
We talk about old times
Then she cries
Says her sorry
I tell her that it’s fine
I move in close
I hold her tight
I tell her to relax or

If
she
moves
I’ll
break
her
neck

This is for
Everything
Anytime
Anything
Breaking me
Leaving me
Stealing keys
Comes to an end

She
Cries
Stop
But
I don’t see
Why I should
When she
Didn’t for me

I
Say
Fine
But
It’s
Too late

I didn’t mean to kill her
But I gone done did it
I wish I could’ve told her
It was all over
Love, love, love
And money

So I grab her bottom lip
I pull her mouth wide open
Then I pull out my key
It was covered in
Stom – ach
Ac – Id

Oh oh oh oh oh oh oh oh oh
Then I book my flight
I head back to Geneva
I don’t believe in God
But I do believe I’m evil

Oh oh oh oh oh oh oh oh oh
I think about my life
I ponder my decisions
I walk into the bank
With 20/20 vision

Oh oh oh oh oh oh oh oh oh
I open up my lock box
I only found a note
It reads “I’m sorry that I left you”
“But you have been set up, love..”

Rub my eyes and turn around
Sure enough I had been found
two guys approached me
Put a gun to my head
They told me how lucky
I am to be dead
I kneel down and feel a pinch
All I taste is smoke and soot

Don’t trust
Your luck

Played my cards and now I see
This whole time she was playing me
The only people you can trust
Are in control of your blood’s luck

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New Orleans Ladies Needed

Calling all New Orleans Ladies – Check this out and contact Veleka if interested. 

Sharon Denise Talbot

Seeking Attractive Spunkey Women born in New Orleans between ages of 20 and 50

FROM PRODUCER VELEKA GRAY
email: actorsalliance@earthlink.net
[QUOTE]

Hi,

I’m developing a project for women born in New Orleans who are between the ages of 20 and 50 who are from different parts of the city and can demonstrate the cultural background of their neighborhood in attire, accent, personal style, politics, opinion, etc.

I’m seeking attractive, outgoing, spunky women who have interesting occupations and close ties to the city and their families. They must be from New Orleans.

If you think you qualify (or if you know someone who might), please send me a picture and résumé / bio / curriculum vitae and a description of why you believe you are a good representative of your part of the city. actorsalliance@earthlink.net

Please post this anywhere you think might attract the type of charming New Orleans belle I’m looking for.

Thanks,

Veleka

PS: (I already have someone from the 7th Ward.)


NOLA B COLLAB TV PT.2

COLLAB ENT.
NOLA B MUSIC IS ALL AROUND THE WORLD : So Long Your stores: iTunes Mexico, iTunes U.S., iTunes Australia/N.Z., LimeWire Store,

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New Orleans’ Jazz Still Hurt, Inspired by Katrina

Jeffrey Brown has an update on musician Michael White who continues his effort to keep a musical tradition strong, five years after Katrina.

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Who Dat Want Internet Service?


Hey y’all! Great news! I have just found out about a broadband satellite internet that is perfect for you guys down the bayou. You know how it is living out in the boonies, slow or no internet service.
WildBlue Satellite links your computer to the web at incredibly high speeds. It connects your home or small office at up to 30 times faster than a dial-up connection. All you need is one 26″ satellite mini-dish and a small modem.
WildBlue high-speed Satellite Internet Service has 5 gateways located throughout U.S. and Canada that efficiently connects the WildBlue satellite network with the Internet. Each gateway consists of microwave, Internet, and other broadband equipment that quickly and efficiently routes traffic from the customer’s PC to the Internet and back. WildBlue connects the gateways to Internet via state-of-the-art fiber backbone.
That may be a little more than you need to know but the important thing is that it works! And it works FAST! No more slow dial-up service, no more no service with WildBlue. WildBlue offers high speed internet access over satellite to virtually everywhere in the U.S. If you live within the 48 continental United States and have a clear view of the southern sky, (look toward the Gulf) WildBlue satellite broadband is available to you.


NOLA 4 LIFE – 1

HA

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