RIP iMac G3

Posted by on Jun 14, 2012 in stuff | 0 comments

the ol' iMac G3

Ye Olde iMac G3, gone but not forgotten

After 12 faithful years, the ol’ iMac G3 went to Apple heaven today. I pulled her off of life support because she blew out her monitor. Couldn’t see a thing. Just a little green power light indicating that she’s getting juice but not showing a picture.

Her sole job was to broadcast Gumbo Radio. So that broadcast is canned for the time being. If you have a line on a cheap (and I mean painfully cheap) Mac with Firewire, please let me know. Email me at

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The Mardi Gras mix

Posted by on Feb 16, 2012 in stuff | 0 comments

The Mardi Gras mix is on. No pussyfootin’ around. Just high-octane jams all the way through Mardi Gras. Enjoy.

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Steve Conn’s “Let The Rain Fall Down”

Posted by on Aug 26, 2011 in stuff | 0 comments

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Preservation Hall Jazz Band & the Del McCoury Band on Letterman

Posted by on Jul 20, 2011 in stuff | 0 comments

The Preservation Hall Jazz Band swung through Lafayette last year, and it was one of the best shows I’d seen in quite some time. Here’s partially why:

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We’re live again

Posted by on Jul 19, 2011 in stuff | 0 comments

Since April, there’s been a 7-hour playlist in rotation broadcasting from Live365‘s servers. For some reason, I couldn’t connect to their servers and broadcast the live stream from here in Lafayette. Live365 didn’t know what was going on and neither did my ISP – LUS Fiber. This happened once before – strangely enough around April of last year – but the problem only lasted about a month and one day it just miraculously resolved itself. But that hasn’t been the case these last two and a half months. Until today.

This morning (as I’ve done ever morning), I tried to connect to Live365 and voila! No problem. I’ve been monitoring it for the last 4 hours or so, and it looks all right. I have no idea what changed, but I just hope that it continues to work. I’ll keep my ears on it for the next couple of days, and if it’s all back on track, I’ll start adding more titles to the playlist.

So spread the word: Gumbo Radio is live. Again. For now.

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And the Grammy goes to …

Posted by on Feb 14, 2011 in stuff | 0 comments

Cajun Zydeco Grammy 2010

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Gumbo Radio turns two

Posted by on Dec 10, 2010 in stuff | 0 comments

Two years ago today, I cranked up this little dog and pony show, with nothing more than bailing wire, half a roll of duct tape, and a 25-pound bucket of lard. I can play over 8,000 songs in the playlist and not hear the same song within 20 days.

You may ask yourself, “How can I participate in this joyous, money-losing venture?” It’s simple. Tune in to the 24-hour broadcast and then send cash.

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The fancy new playlist

Posted by on Nov 28, 2010 in stuff | 0 comments

Check out the new updated playlist. There’s currently 8,339 songs for 20 days worth of music, including new music from Steve Conn, Gatemouth Brown, Lawrence Walker, Jo-El Sonnier, Lucinda Williams, Red Beans and Rice Revue, Dash Rip Rock, the Louisiana Swamp Stomp benefit CD, and some Christmas music.

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Horace Trahan, Dylan LeBlanc, & Preservation Hall

Posted by on Aug 30, 2010 in stuff | 0 comments

I added 11 albums to the playlist, including new music from Horace Trahan, Dylan LeBlanc, and the Preservation Hall Jazz Band. If you’re not familiar with with these artists, do yourself a favor and check them out. I’ve added some video of each below.

I’ve also added music from Bix Beiderbecke, Eddie Bo & the Soul Finders, Shirley Bergeron, Dr. John, Slim Harpo, the Magnolia Sisters, and B.B. King.

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Theresa Andersson’s new DVD

Posted by on Apr 7, 2010 in stuff | 0 comments

From Theresa Andersson’s website:

On Sunday, February 28, 2010, Theresa performed live at the Le Petit Theatre, with very some very special guests, including the legendary musician, composer and producer Allen Toussaint. …

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