I’ve shared quite a bit of my series playlist here on the blog, and if you’re a regular reader you recognize Zachary Richard…because, sigh, I love his music…er, I mean my character DJ loves his music.
Anyway, by an unfortunate coincidence, at the time of Hurricane Katrina, I was reading a book by John Barry called Rising Tide: The Great Mississippi Flood of 1927–it was the only book I had with me when I evacuated. Stupid, right?
Anyway, this song by Zachary Richard, “Big River,” is about that 1927 flood, when unprecedented rains in the upper Mississippi basin sent a torrent of floodwater toward New Orleans. In order to save New Orleans from catastrophe, officials decided to blow up the levees north of the city and relieve the pressure on the city’s levees. A big swath of south central and southeast Louisiana was decimated by the flooding that resulted…Over the years it helped contribute to a dislike of NOLA by other parts of the state, and a paranoia about intentional levee blowing.
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