Hurray! The best music show on radio anywhere ever has returned! Sort of. Sometimes.
It used to be that on Wednesdays from 2 to 4 p.m here in New Orleans one could turn on the radio, tune in to WWOZ, and hear Blues with Lou, two hours of gritty old blues and R&B, the real stuff, no crap, all good, all the time. It was hosted by Louise, a British ex-pat who always sounded like she'd had way too many drinks and cigarettes the night before and was doing her absolute best just to prevent things from spiralling out of control. I liked the show so much, it played a role in the naming of our eldest daughter. Then, one day, she was gone.
Now she's back (again, sort of, sometimes - same time slot but not every week - I haven't quite figured it out yet). It's so good to hear her and those excellent, excellent records again.
For those of you flung far and wide across the country and around the globe, you can listen to it on the net. WWOZ, Wednesdays, 2-4 p.m., Central Standard Time, maybe.
Update: Apparently she's on every other week, so check in 2 weeks from yesterday.