Thursday, February 26, 2009

Places Not To Move To

New Orleans gave us Louis Armstrong, Fats Domino and many other musicians who the world idolised. We gave them Ray Davies and they fucking shot him.

The point of that introduction is to present this astonishing statistic about the city:

from the criminal-justice system (which is so dysfunctional that in 2008 there were zero trials and zero convictions in the 179 murders committed that year)

How on Earth can a city be that screwed up?


Anonymous said...

I'm not cross they shot Ray Davies, I'm just surprised they waited so long after Muswell Hillbillies (their last good album) to do it.

Just think how grateful the world would be if we hadn't heard Preservation and Schoolboys in Disgrace.

Anonymous said...

Not to mention his recent solo albums.