133. Part 2 of Bruce's interview with Erin Lierl. If you are walking through the French Quarter and find yourself on Royal St. between St. Peter St. and Pirate Alley, you may see Erin Lierl, the sidewalk poet. Erin Bruce met Erin this summer and interviewed her for the podcast. Erin writes poems by commission -- you can ask her to write on a topic, and she will write a poem in return for a voluntary donation. For the past several weeks, Erin has been joining us on the podcast to share her poetry with our wider audience. Today, Erin discusses her poem "Prowl," and Bruce discusses his haiku, "Place d'Armes."
- We check in with Erin Lierl, the Sidewalk Poet, and she reads us her poem of the week, "Crown of Thorns."
- This week in Louisiana history. December 5, 1960. The Federal Court stops attempt by State Legislature to replace the New Orleans School Board during the desegregation crisis.
- This week in New Orleans history. Born in New
Orleans on December 5, 1925, Alvin "Red" Tyler began playing
saxophone when in the Navy, and by 1950 had joined Dave
Bartholomew’s R&B band. He also played jazz in club jam
sessions. He made his recording debut on Fats Domino’s “The
Fat Man” and went on to play on sessions for Little Richard,
Lloyd Price, Aaron Neville, Lee Dorsey, Dr. John, and numerous
other rhythm and blues artists. From the mid-1960s he
worked as a liquor salesman. He also began leading his own
jazz band in clubs and hotel residencies in New Orleans. While
the baritone saxophone had been his primary instrument during
his years as a studio musician, his jazz playing gradually
came to rely much more on tenor saxophone. In the mid-1980s he
recorded two jazz albums, Graciously and Heritage,
with vocals by Johnny Adams and Germaine Bazzle, for Rounder
Records. Tyler died on April 3, 1998 at age 72 in New
- This week in Louisiana.
Deridder Gem and Mineral Show
December 13 - 14, 2014
Beauregard Parish Fairgrounds - Deridder, LA
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