Ray Davies talks about New Orleans

Interesting read

New Orleans - the ideal place to get shot

A roadie for the band I was in back in 1975 went to New Orleans with his girlfriend, as a “we’re living together forever” honeymoon.

They pulled up to a stop light in downtown New Orleans not far from Canal Street - first day there. Someone ran up to the side of the car stuck in a handgun and killed him on the spot. There was no known motive except maybe robbery or a carjacking, neither of which happened. It was lableled a senseless random murder.

That’s the end of the story. I never heard any more - never saw his girlfriend again.

Nothing more to say about that.

What a tough story that is…

That would be a frightening expirence… Here, there would be no fire-arms involved… What could very well happen is… You’re at an intersection waiting for a “Light-Change”… It’s called a “Swarming”… A bunch of kids surround your car and you are assaulted… in your car… You don’t wantta get charged with running them over… Cause that can happen real easy…

Just don’t be in the wrong-place-at-the-wrong-time…

Bill…

Makes me want to go there first thing after it’s rebuilt ???