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Tuesday, April 1, 2008
I just got back from Louisiana and a really great Crawfish Boil. Can you believe that 33 years ago when I first went south, I thought they were talking about a "Crawfish Ball" with prom dresses and all. Many are passionate about crawfish, there's even a club. At this recent boil, a teenager had crawfish colored nails. It made me think of the painter, Marilyn Minter.
Here's one of my favorite songs--Crawfish!
Well I went to the bayou just last night There was no moon but the stars were bright Put a big long hook on a big long pole And I pulled mr. crawfish out of his hole Crawfish
See I got him, see the size Stripped and cleaned before your eyes Sweet meat look, fresh and ready to cook Crawfish
Now take mr. crawfish in your hand Hes gonna look good in your frying pan If you fry him crisp or you boil him right Hell be sweeter than sugar when you take a bite Crawfish
Sung by Elvis Presley, Buckwheat-Zydeco and Zach Richard among others.
Susan Shaw is an internationally exhibited painter and photographer. Private and public collections include the Museum of Modern Art and the Metropolitan Museum of Art. Shaw is the recipient of two New York State Artist’s Fellowships and 2007/2009 residency fellowships at the Vermont Studio Center.
Kurt Hoss is a freelance photographer capturing the exuberance of
New York City for 35 years. A favorite project has been documenting life in south western Louisiana, culminating in two recent books, Going to Lafayette and Bosco Swamp.
Shaw and Hoss recently received an AVA gold award for video production, as producers of The Mermaid Parade.