“Lagniappe” is a Louisiana French term for “something extra.” In common use as early as the 1840’s—a small gift given with a purchase to a customer or a “bonus” of a few extra shrimps, an additional apple or whatever the shopkeeper chooses to add.

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Eighty-five Words on Awesome

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In days gone by, “awesome” would have been absolutely the best word for describing this mysterious, suddenly-endowed musical wunderkind, but sadly, in the dumbed-down functional illiteracy of our catch-phrase driven modern times—the perfectly apt and powerful adjective’s meaning has become so cheapened by over-use…beaten down…degraded by the ubiquity of it’s presence, that it’s employ here would embarrass, sounding inescapably cringe-worthy—the automatic, doltish response of the aspirationally trendy, desperately seeking appearance as a hipster, au courant.

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JOHNNY GOLDSTEIN
“AN ELEGY FOR THE LOST CITY”
AS LIVE PERFORMANCE

Imagine: that Lake “Wobegone” has wandered south and down the Mississippi River, picked up a multi-generational hipster story-line while churning by St. Louis; and then meanders past Memphis, magically morphing into Lake Ponchartrain, but featuring a warmer, funnier, non-cloddish and less pretentious host. “An Elegy for the Lost City” sounds like that.

An old-school serialized radio drama with accoutrements heightened at home by “personal media” support…

……ALLOW YOURSELF TO VISUALIZE……

VOICEOVER: “POPEYE’S PROUDLY PRESENTS!

From Le’ Petit Theatre duVieux Carre’~just steps off Jackson Square in New Orleans, From Le’ Petit Theatre duVieux Carre’~just steps off Jackson Square in New Orleans,

it’s “AN ELEGY FOR THE LOST CITY” with your host~Johnny “SOUND” Goldstein Featuring Henry Butler and his Ville d’ Coublay Crawlers, led by “King” of the cul de sac, Johnny’s homeboy little brother, Larry Baeder

Tonight’s guests~Kermit Ruffins, Ian Neville with his Auntie Arthel, Harold Batiste, Harry Shearer with Michael McKean and Christopher Guest, accompanied by Elwood Blues, Lou Marini and Steve Cropper, AND~performing tonight’s “surprise” guest version of “Devil’s in the Details” we’re honored to bring you one of the founding father’s of NOLA POP, who worked with Old Soc Boudreaux before either of ’em was famous; Mr. “Personality” Lloyd Price! As always, for “POPEYE’S”…YOU GOTTA LOVE THAT CHICKEN, I’m your announcer Mac Rebbenack…also known as…Dr. John; the Night Tripper.

TONIGHT’S EPISODE: 1991~”THE TWIN KILLINGS” the accidental death by duel suicides of the sybaritic drunken gadflys, the smarmy hemophiliac last two sons of Grampacrazy; Castor & Pollux.

SPECIAL GUEST STARS

ROBERT DUVALL…as Grampacrazy (Sen. Jackson E. Lee DuFossat, Jr.)
PATRICIA CLARKSON as Whitneygrace Dufossat Silverman
DAN AYKROYD as Castor
BILL MURRAY as Pollux
ELLA BRENNAN as Herself
ARCHIE MANNING as Himself

. . . . . . . . . NEXT WEEK . . . . . . . .
BILLY, EVY and AUGUSTINE meet SOCRATES JAMES BOUDREAUX (1986)

Musical Guests: REM’S Michael Stipe and Bill Berry, Deacon John and the Ivories, the Meters, Jamie Foxx (as Little Richard) and Walter “Wolfman” Washington and the Roadrunners.

SPECIAL GUEST STARS
CHRYSTAL SKYE as Evy Corey Silverman
MARY KATE OLSEN as Princess Evangeline
KITTY SUMMERALL as Augustine Le’ Galatoire
JAMES FRANCO as ‘BB”~Billy (BeatleBoy) Silverman

© 2017 An Elegy for the Lost City