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Wednesday, June 08, 2005

Some items from the Jenkins collection, & the new improved Grant Street district

Jenkins (of Blind Cavefish / The Bluebird Lounge / Metropolis fame) has dug up a few morsels. Check out the Dizzy flyer from Grant Street. How badass is that? And don't forget his band of hard workin' musicians that will book it for your kind appreciation. I also hear that Rusty Maynard is fine as wine. We also got a color Dambuilders flyer from probably 1995, and a photo of Mcbane exercising his precision rock chops for the screaming ladies at Juliana's. There are also an old AGKL print, and a few more flyers added to the zines and flyers pages.

Dizzy Gillespie @ Grant Street 

Dam Builders @ Metropolis 1995(?) 

Mcbane rocking the whammy bar w/ Blind Cavefish @ Juliana's  

If you haven't seen the UL CDW plan for downtown yet, check it out here (the Grant Street area). If I'm reading the drawing right, it looks like they're planning on levelling everything between the tracks and the Thruway. Maybe I'm misinterpreting, but that would be typical Lafayette planning. Piss away what little of the old character of an area remains and replace it with brand new blandness. They also have other bright ideas here. I know I'm being harsh, but given the city's track record for obliterating anything of historical value, I have little faith in community planning people. Does anyone else get the feeling that none of these guys ever live in the neighborhoods they're redesigning? And yes, I know I don't even live in Lafayette anymore so it's none of my damn business. But when has that ever stopped me from mouthing off?
Denny from Mccomb


Anonymous crackdaniel@hotmail.com said...

Well. . . ya know. . . its all about the. . . Benjamins. . . Lafayette will always. . . be swayed by oil money. . . and oil money is not. . . local money. . . to expect them to care about 'locale' or historical value. . . is asking a bit much. . . I'd be willing to bet. . . that the plans. . . are designed to. . . cushion/barricade. . . Lafayette. . . from Northside and. . . the blacks. . . just my opinion. . . what do I know. . . I left there in '93. . .

12:44 PM  
Blogger Great Boudenny said...

You're probably right. 10 years ago nobody gave a crap about downtown, but now that it's become rich folk playground, they're like, "Maybe we should raze this unsightly neighborhood. Sorry Grandpa, you're going to have to move in the name of progress. And by progress, we mean a Starbucks."

1:31 PM  
Anonymous rey rey jenkins said...

The unused land theyre talking about cant be used because for a hundred years Southern Pacific stored railroad ties and all sorts of other heinous shit there. Southern Pacific offered to donate the land to the city, but it would apparently cost 3 to 4 million $ to clean the land to EPA standards.Maybe all the homeless guys who lived out there can sue if they get rickets or scurvy or some shit.

1:44 PM  
Anonymous crackdaniel@hotmail.com said...

From a brief view. . . of the plans. . . and agenda. . . They are trying to 'create' a green belt. . . but it is a disguise. . . it is a government funded. . . project. . . see USL. . . in the proposal. . . what will. . . actually happen. . . is that it will turn into. . . a 'needle park'. . . filled with transients, crackheads and muggers. . . try going to. . . central park. . . after 10:30pm. . . the ferals. . . come out at night. . . Lafayette. . . will be. . . in serious shit. . .

3:09 PM  
Blogger Great Boudenny said...

I hope they leave it alone. There are some cool buildings there. The Pussycat, the old Lautre-X, that weird building behind the Salvation Army that supposedly was a hotel or a boarding house, those couple of remaining big houses up by the underpass. Bernard's talking about buying the old Pussycat...

9:42 PM  

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