Friday, October 24, 2014

75. Interview with author Tim Parrish

75.  We interview writer Tim Parrish, author of  Fear and What Follows (a memoir of bigotry and bullying in Baton Rouge),  The Jumper (a coming of age novel), and Red Stick Men (a book of short stories set in blue-collar Baton Rouge). 
  1. This week in Louisiana history. October 25, 1769. "Bloody" O'Reilly executes rebels who ousted Ulloa to hang but no hangman, they were shot instead.  The Martyr Patriots by T. Wharton Collens is about this incident.
  2. This week in New Orleans history. October 25, 1924.  Earl Cyril Palmer  born in New Orleans and raised in the Tremé (October 25, 1924 – September 19, 2008) was an American rock & roll and rhythm and blues drummer, and member of the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame. Palmer played on many recording sessions, including Little Richard's first several albums and Tom Waits' 1978 album Blue Valentine. playing on New Orleans recording sessions, including Fats Domino's "The Fat Man", "I'm Walkin" (and all the rest of Domino's hits), "Tipitina" by Professor Longhair, "Tutti Frutti" by Little Richard (and most of Richard's hits), "Lawdy Miss Clawdy" by Lloyd Price, and "I Hear You Knockin'" by Smiley Lewis.
  3. This week in Louisiana. 
    Brudley's Wild Game Cookoff
    October 25th, 2014
    SugArena @ Acadiana Fairgrounds
    713 NW Bypass (Hwy. 3212), New Iberia, LA 70560
    337-365-7539 | 337-365-4795

  4. Battle of New Orleans  September 15, 1814NO. XIV. Address from the committee of public defence, to their fellow citizens.
    Fellow Citizens,
    by a numerous assembly of the citizens of New Orleans, to aid the constituted authorities in devising the most certain means of guarding against the dangers which threatened you, our first duty is to apprize you of the extent of those dangers — your open enemy is preparing to attack you from without, and by means of his vile agents dispersed through the country, endeavours to excite to insurrection a more cruel and dangerous one in the midst of you. Fellow citizens! the most perfect union is necessary among all the individuals which compose our community; all have an equal interest in yielding a free and full obedience to their magistrates and officers, and in forwarding their views for the public good — all have not only their property, but their very existence at stake; you have, through your representatives in the convention, contracted the solemn obligation of becoming an integral part of the United States of America; by this measure you secured your own sovereignty and acquired the invaluable blessing of independence. God forbid that we should believe there are any among us disposed to fail in the sacred duties required by fidelity and honour. 
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