Friday, September 12, 2014

69. Interview with Max Johansson, creator of the Below Board podcast

69.  Interview with Max Johansson, creator of the Below Board podcast. Max lives in Sweden, and he has collaborators in Louisiana to create this old-fashioned police drama set in the New Orleans of yesterday.  Max has created an alternate history line that is somewhat different from ours, and has allowed us to post his first episode script at the Louisiana Anthology.  Read it and look for the clues to solve the crime and the clues to what makes this world different.
  1. This week in Louisiana history. September 12, 1719 Superior Council set up with 12 members MORE
  2. This week in New Orleans history. Dixieland jazz clarinetist Lawrence James "Larry" Shields was born in uptown New Orleans on September 13, 1893.
  3. This week in Louisiana.
    September 18-21
    New Orleans Burlesque Festival

    Drawing talent from around the world, the festival features performances, workshops, panel discussions, a competition, and appearances by legendary stars from the past. Admission: $22-$50. Harrah's New Orleans, 8 Canal St., and House of Blues, 225 Decatur St., New Orleans, 504.975.7425, email    
  4. Battle of New Orleans  September 19, 1814NO. I. Vice-admiral Cochrane to the secretary of state. His B. M. ship Tonnant, in the Chesapeake, Sept. 19, 1814.
    Sir — I had the honour to receive your letter of the 6th inst. this morning, in reply to the one which I addressed to you from the Patuxent.
    As I have no authority from my government to enter npon any kind of discussion relative to the points contained in your letter, I have only to regret that there does not appear to be any hope that I shall be authorized to recall my general order; which has been further sanctioned by a subsequent request from lieutenant-general sir George Provost.
    A copy of your letter will this day be forwarded by me to England, and until I receive instructions from my government the measures which I have adopted must be persisted in: unless remuneration be made to the inhabitants of the Canadas for the injuries they have sustained from the outrages committed by the troops of the United States.
    I have the honour to be, &c.     
    Alex. Cochrane.
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