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Old 09-01-09, 04:37 PM   #1
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Joey Brooks - Bike Messenger?? (VIDEO)

This one is a bit different and features some places not filmed by me until now.

A friend asked (begged) me to deliver some important paperwork for her Downtown early in the AM because she knows I commute close to the CBD anyway and driving a car down there typically sucks. After I agreed, I realized that basically I had the chance to be a bike courier at last, so might as well film it. I picked mostly streets devoid of traffic and timed my arrival 15 minutes after the morning traffic mayhem (just like a real messenger). I did OK.

On the way to work after my delivery, I took a nice slow ride down Bourbon Street and looked around a bit. So those of you who have never been down here can check out that sleazy road in broad daylight. Locals stay away from Bourbon St in droves BTW. It's a Tourist Thang.

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Great music
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Yeah what the hell were they thinking going down there with their kids??
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Yeah what the hell were they thinking going down there with their kids??
I see it all the time. WTF? And people wonder why I call them Zombies???? Like ZERO situational awareness. And man do the pickpockets, con artists, and felons LOVE it.
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YMAW Day ???
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Meh. I know someone who took pics of his little girls in front of a sign that said something like, "Transvestite Girls All Day!" It was either in NOLA or Memphis; I can't recall. It was pretty funny.
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Ahh...*Classical* music!
You have impeccable taste, Joey!
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Ahh...*Classical* music!
You have impeccable taste, Joey!
You are too kind. Without the music I couldn't even watch most of my vids.
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I got to check out the Vieux Carre early last month when I was in New Orleans for a convention. Bourbon Street was definitely slumming. Lots going on and interesting stuff to see and some good music coming out onto the street, but unless you are interested in getting drunk I didn't see much to hang around for. Other streets were cool, and I ate at some of the restaurants.

I was impressed with the quantity of bicyclists I saw all over New Orleans as well.
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^^Lots of folks bike here to make ends meet. I bet you didn't see many wearing race kits!
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Great music
Morrison would roll over in his grave!
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Morrison would roll over in his grave!
No, I think Morrison would have been cool with Billy Idol.

Rumor has it that one night Billy came out of his hotel room onto the balcony when a crowd of
fans had gathered below, and led the crowd in an A cappella rendition of "Rebel Yell"...in the nude.
I'm sure Morrison would have approved.
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No, I think Morrison would have been cool with Billy Idol.

Rumor has it that one night Billy came out of his hotel room onto the balcony when a crowd of
fans had gathered below, and led the crowd in an A cappella rendition of "Rebel Yell"...in the nude.
I'm sure Morrison would have approved.
Yeah youre probably right about that
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surely the original is 100x better but, in my head, the song did something for the video that I don't really know how to explain.
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You are too kind. Without the music I couldn't even watch most of my vids.
Have you done any with a cajun/zydeco music theme....especially some of the more modern guys like Terrence Simeon? if so a link would be appreciated
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Nice gig, nice to see a different side of town.
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You are too kind. Without the music I couldn't even watch most of my vids.

I have to agree. Bike videos are pretty mundane, but good music can lure a starving dog off a meat wagon. And your choice of music is the tenderloin cut.
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