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Jazz Funeral for Helen HIll

Hey, ya'll! We're gonna do Helen up right with a big old jazz funeral in New Orleans. Can you believe it?

The procession starts at Paul and Helen's old place at 3438 Cleveland St. on Saturday, February 24 (the Saturday following Mardi Gras). The procession forms at 12:30 p.m. and rolls at 1:00 p.m. sharp.

We're planning on two brass bands, a vegan cupcake wagon parade, and, of course, Ernie K-Doe's hearse. We'll head up Angela Davis Parkway, then toward the river on Orleans Ave., then up N. Claiborne Ave. We'll disband at the Mother-in-Law Lounge, 1500 N. Claiborne Ave., where we'll unwrap the cupcakes for an official tea party as well as shang-a-lang-a to some really cool tunes. So come on out -- we'll remember Helen and help try to put ourselves and our crazy city back together again.

For more info about the jazz funeral, or for info about joining the vegan cupcake brigade, just reply here and we'll get back to you. Helen, we love and miss you, baby.

xo
kittee

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dorisp
Jan. 26th, 2007 01:59 am (UTC)
Did I just hear "vegan cupcake parade"?
kittee
Jan. 26th, 2007 09:42 am (UTC)
yes! contact me if you need recipes. we want wagons full of cupcakes...

xo
kittee
entheos93
Jan. 26th, 2007 03:03 am (UTC)
I'm unclear as to where Angela David Parkway is.
kittee
Jan. 26th, 2007 09:42 am (UTC)
Jeff Davis...
bettyboot
Jan. 26th, 2007 03:48 am (UTC)
gah! i had no idea how close to my house that was. i'd made some lifestyle changes, but..... geez this has only made me more paranoid. well you can count me in for the procession, you could have if it was in any other part of town, but now.....
kittee
Jan. 26th, 2007 09:42 am (UTC)
paul and helen lived on cleveland before the federal flood. helen was killed in a rental they had on n. rampart and spain.

xo
kittee
bettyboot
Jan. 26th, 2007 01:22 pm (UTC)
ah ok that reduces the fear factor a smidge. i'll still be there.
infrogmation
Jan. 26th, 2007 04:22 pm (UTC)
Jazz Funeral for Helen Hill
Great, glad to hear this is happening.

Saturday after Mardi Gras? Drat, I think I have a daytime gig I'm committed to that day, but if timing circumstances allow, I will be there.

What bands?
kittee
Jan. 26th, 2007 06:45 pm (UTC)
Re: Jazz Funeral for Helen Hill
i'm not sure these are solid-solid, but panorama jazz band and the jazz vipers in the second line. there are other bands lined up at Atoinette's and an open mike.

xo
kittee
cuntishness
Jan. 26th, 2007 05:49 pm (UTC)
make sure you make a post reminding us a few days before!
velvetrut
Jan. 27th, 2007 11:33 am (UTC)
Strict Vegan Ethics Frosted with Hedonism
What's the significance of the route?


Cupcake inspiration: "Strict Vegan Ethics Frosted With Hedonism"
http://www.nytimes.com/2007/01/24/dining/24vega.html?_r=1&em&ex=1169874000&en=f158f8e4a1b488c4&ei=5070&oref=slogin
kittee
Jan. 27th, 2007 12:50 pm (UTC)
Re: Strict Vegan Ethics Frosted with Hedonism
we want to start the 2nd line at paul and helen's old house, because helen loved that little place. she always said, "there is no shortage of cute houses in new orleans," and that place was adorable. we want to end at the mother in law, so that's the route we came up with from point a to point b.

thanks for linking to isa's article. there is also a vegan cupcake pool on flickr that is gorgeous.

xo
kittee
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