Wednesday, August 31, 2005

Six feet of water in the streets of Evangeline

Play it: "Louisiana 1927" by Randy Newman

I haven't been writing much lately, as I've been running crazy getting images together of the devastation from Hurricane Katrina. Looking through the images today (photos that just break your heart,) I started listening to Randy Newman's "Louisiana 1927" (thanks Jeff Chang) from the album Good Old Boys (1974,) which tells of the great flood of 1927, and it gives goosebumps:
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 Evangeline
Louisiana, Louisiana
They're tryin' to wash us away

-Randy Newman "Louisiana 1927"
If it's in your heart, I'd ask you to donate whatever you feel comfortable doing in aid to these folks devastated down there. Network for good is good place to do it.

Lord nows, since we're spending a billion dollars a day in Iraq for a war going nowhere, relief back home for disasters like this isn't like it should be.

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