I will rebuild with you, Mr. Prez

  1. http://www.washingtonpost.com/wp-dyn...602167_pf.html
  2. 5 Comments

  3. by   pickledpepperRN
    Thank you Jo Anne!

    It IS time to pull together. Perhaps if we expect the best from each other most of us will try to do our best.

    Link to band my Dad was in when he died. I sang "The Saints" at his funeral with this great accompanyment. My son said, "I'll jam with grandpa and Satchmo, When the saints go marching in."

    Filmmaker Michael Murphy, who fled his New Orleans home for his Los Angeles rental before the storm hit, is worried about the fate of landmarks such as Preservation Hall, the museum and performance venue that opened its doors in 1961.
    "I woke up this morning extremely emotional about an area of town called Treme. Treme is the cradle of jazz within the cradle of jazz," he said. "Treme is that hallowed ground where Louie Armstrong ... and all the greats walked and played their music. It's right outside the French Quarter."

    From Louis Armstrongs last recording in 1971 to the tune of "The Saints"

    I was born long long ago
    July the fourth nineteen oh oh
    Back o' town in King Alley
    Just a boy from New Orleans

    It was there, age five or so
    Down Rampart Street I would go
    And I heard the great Bunk Johnson
    Jazz it up in New Orleans

    Right then I knew
    That I was born
    To play jazz on this old horn
    I'de make them proud of Louis
    Way down in New Orleans
  4. by   Mkue
    Mr. President, I am ready for duty. I am ready to stir those old pots again. Let's roll up our sleeves and get to work.

    The writer, a Democratic political consultant, managed Al Gore's 2000 presidential campaign.
    Awesome article, thanks Jo Anne
  5. by   Spidey's mom
    Reaching out across years of acrimony - nice job Ms. Brazile.:hatparty:

  6. by   pickledpepperRN
    Quote from stevielynn
    Reaching out across years of acrimony - nice job Ms. Brazile.:hatparty:


    Thank you all!
  7. by   NRSKarenRN
    philadelphia inquirer:
    n.o.'s complex, costly return