iVoryTowerz Radio: The Belated Katrina Memorial

After a five-week hiatus, the podcast returns with an overdue musical tribute. Perhaps this is the appropriate musical metaphor for the struggles of New Orleans and the Gulf Coast, still rebuilding more than two years after Hurricane Katrina. The travesty is that New Orleans is too often an afterthought as we look at the challenges facing the U.S. So we offer our own belated offering to the spirit of New Orleans, Louisiana, Mississippi, and other areas of the coast. Perhaps, such memorials are better in their own way, than all the attention gathered around Katrina's anniversary, because the city's rebirth and the region's efforts need to be in our minds day by day. And now that the anniversary is two weeks past, where is the remembrance of those hit by Katrina? This is our way of admitting we were late, but better late than never.

(This podcast is no longer available for download.)


"Higher Ground" by The Red Hot Chili Peppers
"Alive & Kickin'" by Fats Domino*
“Have You Ever Seen the Rain" by Creedence Clearwater Revival
"Tupelo" by The Subdudes
"Confidential" by The Radiators
"My Girl Josephine" by Queen Ida
“You Can Have my Husband” by Irma Thomas
Cover Me: "Big Chief" by Dr. John
“Can't Find my Way Home'” by Blind Faith
“Born Under a Bad Sign” by Cream
"Motherless Children" by Eric Clapton
Rick's Metal Shoppe: “Rock You Like a Hurricane” by The Scorpions
"Swamp Thing" by The Chameleons
"Snakes & Martyrs" by TV on the Radio
"Here Comes Your Man" by The Pixies

Jeff’s New Wave: “Non-Stop Dancing” by The Jam

(Mp3 Runs - 1:15:17; 69 MB.)

*The latest release from Fats Domino can only be obtained through Tipitina's Foundation. All proceeds from the release are being donated to the foundation's efforts to support musicians in New Orleans and to rebuild the city's musical culture after Hurricane Katrina.

(The photo of the famous New Orleans club Tipitina's © copyright by Masahiro Sumori, but used with permission through a GNU Free Documentation License.)

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