I’ve got the shoes off and my feet on the coffee table watching Cox Sport’s rebroadcast of the Florida/LSU game, and man, is it a lot less exciting this time around. Saturday night in Tiger Stadium was one for the ages, as was an afternoon on LSU’s campus taking part in some of the best tailgating I’ve been privy to this season. My dad, along with my brother and 2 of his friends were down from Mississippi for the game and a friend of mine from Millsaps, DaBritt, was up from New Orleans as well. Along with a record setting crowd in Tiger Stadium we yelled, stomped and suffered many a near coronary on the way to one of the biggest wins in LSU history. And many thanks to Stanford, whose shocker over USC helped get the crowd into the game late in the 3rd quarter when we were in danger of wearing out after watching LSU miss a number of opportunities to get themselves back in the game.
And look! G got to meet James Carville…
Exhausted as I was from that game, I was back at it the next morning, on the road by 8:45 to be in New Orleans for the Panthers/Saints game. I thought I was going to be able to bring some of the gris-gris from Tiger Stadium down to the Superdome and help the Saints find their first win, but there’s still no magic for the Saints this season. It’s easy to talk about how much this team means to the city and its spirits when they are winning and play off bound, but it’s not so easy on the other side of things when they are losing and you see how hard fans in the city are taking this downward turn. They, along with me as well, were really looking forward to a contending season, but the pendulum just seems to keep swinging the other way for the Saints right now.
After some VERY careful study of this week’s music listings, in an attempt not to repeat my mistake of two weeks ago, I’m looking VERY forward to the Jesu show at the Spanish Moon this Friday. As I said before it’s been too long since I’ve seen a good show in town and this one looks/sounds like it’s going to be incredible. I’m curious if they can sound as big and sonorous live as they do in the studio. We shall see.
Oh, and since my camera has been in the shop (it was mighty waterlogged at the South Carolina game a few weeks ago) the Universe has decided to toy with me and I’ve seen all sorts of great pictures that I’ve missed. Probably the two best were:
- A gentleman, bible in hand, either blessing or rebuking (so hard to tell the difference there sometimes) a street sign at the on ramp of I-12 West on South Acadian.
- A person, fully costumed as the comic book character Venom, leisurely strolling at the corner of South Acadian and Perkins (Professor Fury, you happen to vanquish a pedestrian Venom who hadn’t read his Percy for class this week?).
So I’m not sure what’s going on over on South Acadian these days, but I’m going to set up there with a lounge chair as soon as the Lumix is back in action, for sure.
And that’s about all for this dispatch. I’m going to give the new Radiohead another listen and try to figure out what book I want to read next. The days are shortening, the light of fall is casting those great shadows, and we should be getting some cool nights soon, so I’m in the mood for a good fall read. Any suggestions? Let me know.