Greg Dulli, Jacqui Naylor Honor Bowie with Covers

{Updated] I expect to leave the David Bowie beat shortly, but today Greg Dulli released his largely acoustic cover of “Modern Love” for download. As is so often the case when Dulli covers a song, he changes the emphasis to see what that shift produces. In this case, the roughly strummed acoustic guitar is a time zone removed from the Bowie version—so much so that I wasn’t sure at first the track released wasn’t a mislabelled file.

Cha Wa Helps Merge Carnival and Carnaval with Mixed Results

The isolation that insulated New Orleans’ music for so long died with the Internet. If someone in Salt Lake City wants to know what’s going on here, they can find out instantly with Periscope and almost as quickly through YouTube, Instagram, Vine, Facebook and Twitter. We’re not alone in this. The only truly solitary places left in America are those with limited Internet access. That means New Orleanians are now part of the country and the world in a way that we haven’t been before. Generally, I think that’s a good thing, but not always.

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