I recently watched – back to back – What Happened Miss Simone? – a documentary about Nina Simone – and Beware of Mr. Baker? – a film about the rock drummer Ginger Baker for the 60s rock band Cream.
All i can say is. Holy shiz. Like – holy mother flipping shiz. I had heard she was mad as a hatter. But I had no idea. She once walked up to Martin Luther King and shouted I’m not non-violent. On stage, her personal demons fueled by the indignities of the times enhanced her performances to hypnotic and frightening levels.
Ginger Baker looks, plays, and acts like the spawn of Satan. Not someone to turn your back on.
But – wow – what incredible artists. Ginger Baker is really a jazz drummer. Would have been wild to seen them on stage together. What would that have been like?
Best purchase of the year for almost less than $100. A comfy, cheap, light and mobile air mattress. Have a patch kit to repair holes in less than 10 minutes. This is honestly the best bed I’ve ever had.
Come stay with us in Portland (OR), Brooklyn (NY), or New Orleans. We began hosting a couple years. I am the online manager, but there’s a team in each city to meet and greet you, clean up, respond to situations. We can point you to all the cool places or events – whether it’s the Ooh Poo Pah Doo Bar in Treme, or drinks with us under our big oak tree in Portland, or hipster dives in the far reaches of Brooklyn/ Queens.
Private Br/Bath – Historic NE PDX. Our big house in the Historic Irvington neighborhood of NE Portland. This is a shared house. We sleep upstairs. The bedroom and bath we rent out are downstairs – so you will have as much privacy as you want. Have a glass of wine and food with us under the big oak tree in the front yard. Borrow one of our three bikes and see the town.
Brooklyn – Funky 1 Bedroom. On the hipster frontier in Bushwick. Much cheaper and more authentic than the super gentrified parts of Brooklyn (do you hear that Williamsburg?!). Close to the L train and J/M/Z trains.
The Big Chief’s House / Rooms – This house belongs to a Mardi Gras Indian Big Chief. Located in a safe quiet working class neighborhood in Mid City – it’s close to everything . A 20 minute bike ride down tree lined Esplanade Ave. gets you to the French Quarter. It’s 1/2 a block from City Park. A short walk to the Fair Grounds (Jazz Fest). Check our reviews.We rent the house as a whole and individual rooms.
Help a hard working local musician that lives on the road. Presenting a modest 1 bedroom apartment in the 6th ward – in the heart of the Treme – available now and then again for short term rental to. This is one of a few AirBnB listings I help to maintain with small team of people in NYC, Portland, Oregon, and New Orleans.
Note – we are picky about the guest we accept – especially here in New Orleans. Our goal is to open up opportunities for visitors to witness and participate in the unique culture of New Orleans. If you goal in life it to let it rip on Bourbon St., look elsewhere. If you want to jump in that 2nd line, it will most likely pass right by the steps here.
A decent story on the current state of Mardi Gras Indians in New Orleans culture without getting into specifics. Mentioned in the Story are the Red Flame Hunters All Youth Indian Tribe. I saw them pass by the Back Street Cultural Museum on Mardi Gras 2015. I was impressed with their presence, presence and suits. The kids are the real deal.
Working with artist Robert Tannen, I built the set for the 9th Ward Improv Opera for the Creative Alliance of New Orleans. The set was a simple two-piece structure that the dancers puled into the middle of the stage – representing a shot gun shack – a common style of house in New Orleans.