Wednesday, August 17, 2016

Smalltown Bringdown

Their first smash hit "New Orleans Is Sinking" (released 1989) should have served as a premonition for the devastating effects of both global warming and conservative tax-cutting, but didn't. So it is irony on a cosmic scale that in 2005, the year the Hip was inducted into Canada's Rock & Roll Hall of Fame, Hurricane Katrina teamed up with ill-constructed, poorly maintained levees and underfunded governments to indeed sink the Big Easy, but then got one-upped by another massive, yet unnamed storm this week as they wrap up their farewell tour ... because now the rest of Louisiana is sinking too. What a bringdown these small town folks can be ... Get in the boat. This is not Uber!