Thursday, September 08, 2005

Aaron Neville on Larry King

He just sang "Louisiana 1927." It was a beautiful moment. Randy Newman's song was just a retro quaint period piece when I first heard it back in the 70's. I didn't realize how well he had expressed the pathos of the flood. And now the song expresses the sadness and desolation of another flood.
"Louisiana, Louisiana, they're tryin' to wash us away. They're tryin' to wash us away."

Yes. They're trying to erase a part of the heritage and culture of my state. Those people who want to see to it that the poor never return. And those people who wanted to see what one person I know called "New Orleans as a self-cleaning oven." I won't forget. They're trying to wash us away.

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