Great story Doc, thanks for sharing .I lived in N.O. for a couple of years a long time ago, and was back last week for a vacation. I didn't see the flooded areas, downtown, uptown, the quarter were untouched by the flood and appear as always. And here is the thing, on Friday nite there was a bunch of black high school kids on Royal St, three trombones !, two trumpets, a tuba, a couple of drummers, and these kids were blasting ! Absolutely great, the best N.O. marching music I've ever heard, and these cats weren't 'nostalgia-ing', they were playing for real. Between tunes the drummers would drum and there were various chants. It was amazing. A few old timers were second-lining in the street. The spirit of N.O. lives !