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“It’s not a spill” says Crawfish Monica!

I heard on the Louisiana Gumbo radio show tonight that Monica Spain — one-half of the mural-magicians that will be featured on Treme tonight — say “It’s not a spill!” She was referring to the travesty in the Gulf with BP’s oil disaster. She’s right — it’s not a spill. And as she astutely pointed out, “A spill is something we can clean up …” The effects of this disaster are so far-reaching and as yet unknowable — containment, much less a true “clean-up” is looking less and less like a viable option.

Anyway, I heard her talk a little bit more about the mural — the tromp l’oeil (French for “trick of the eye”) that will appear on tonight’s HBO series, Treme. It’s the background of a scene involving a musician at “Apple Bar” in N.O. It’s of Louis Armstrong (one of my all-time faves).

The mural art that will appear in tonight's episode of Treme (courtesy of

The mural art that will appear in tonight's episode of Treme (courtesy of

Monica said people should “Stay off Bourbon Street” and venture “outside the norm” when visiting N.O. So, I guess I know where I’ll be headed when I visit the Big Easy (do people really call it that anymore or am I just too-big a fan of Dennis Quaid’s N.O. moves on Ellen Barkin back in the day?).

Monica, or as John Osgood, the host of Louisiana Gumbo show referred to her on-air tonight “Crawfish Monica”, (hmmmmm … what’s that moniker all about?), gave out a couple of good websites for folks interested in helping fisherman and others most affected by the totally-not-a-spill-spill:

Check them out at and

Posted on May 16th, 2010Comments RSS Feed
One Response to “It’s not a spill” says Crawfish Monica!
  1. What the hell is everyone complaining about the oil spill .
    It’s damn convenient !!!!
    Now I can just fry my shrimp in a pan
    oil already supplied!!!
    Flambé !!!!!!
    It’s as good as feeding mayonnaise to tuna
    in an effort to make tuna salad faster.

    Well , so much for a good thing
    BP has got the spill under control now!!!!


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