Treme

HBO’s Treme season premier is tonight (4-11-2010), created by David Simon & Eric Overmyer (The Wire)  Treme takes place 3 months after Hurricane Katrina decimated New Orleans and focuses on the residents coming back to the neighborhood and the rebuilding effort.  The show will feature some familiar faces to Simon’s previous works such as Khandi Alexander (The Corner) Wendell Pierce & Clarke Peters (The Wire) as well as new actors such as Steve Zahn & John Goodman plus a slew of local New Orleanian actors.  Enjoy the trailers and don’t forget to tune in.

Watching the Detectives – Elvis Costello

“Watching the Detectives” by Elvis Costello is considered by Rolling Stone magazine to be #354 on their all-time list of the 500 greatest songs of all-time.  This record was first released by Elvis in 1977 on his “My Aim is True” album, which also features “Allison”  which is where he got the name for the album itself.  The song is not traditional Costello in that it has a heavy Reggae/Dub influence fused into it.  My favorite part of the song is in the third verse when Costello sings “it only took my little fingers to blow you away” gangsta…