In our first year, My Spilt Milk did a number of podcast interviews, but we couldn't get the kind of regularity necessary to make them a part of people's podcast diets. Today, "My Spilt Milk: The Podcast" returns, and we plan on it returning every Monday, looking at the week ahead.
In a story that is largely about noise, it's appropriate that Mimi's in the Marigny quietly got a Mayoralty Permit late last week that allows it to present live music. The bar's lawyer, Justin Schmidt, successfully demonstrated to City Hall that Mimi's had continuously been a live entertainment venue long enough to be grandfathered in.
The two-story building at 445-449 S. Rampart St. is listed in the National Register of Historic Places because of the significant role it played during three separate periods in the history of New Orleans music.
Aeschylus wrote, "In war, the first casualty is the truth," and the same holds true for wars on live music. According to lawyer Owen Courreges, Mayor Landrieu's office has declared one, and the loss of live music at the Circle Bar and Siberia was evidence that the first shots had been fired.