Wednesday, August 31, 2005
A Prayer For New Orleans
To all the poor people who couldn't leave the city, to all those called looters for trying to take care of their family, to all those who lost more than they thought they could, our deepest prayers and hopes go out to you.

Here's Randy Newman on the Flood of 1927:

"What has happened down here is the wind have changed
Clouds roll in from the north and it started to rain
Rained real hard and rained for a real long time
Six feet of water in the streets of Evangeline
The river rose all day
The river rose all night
Some people got lost in the flood
Some people got away alright
The river have busted through clear down to Plaquemines
Six feet of water in the streets of Evangelne

Louisiana, Louisiana
They're tryin' to wash us away
They're tryin' to wash us away
Louisiana, Louisiana
They're tryin' to wash us away
They're tryin' to wash us away"

posted by Zentronix @ 2:31 PM   2 comments links to this post


At 8/31/05, 5:33 PM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

thank you for this jeff. after reporting on this all day, it helps. Now i have a little time to cry.



At 9/5/05, 6:05 AM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

That Newman song is a truly gorgeous piece of work. Popped into my head as soon as the hurricane hit New Orleans.



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