Some here know that we do a toy drive every year. This is our 8th year. We deliver to the family homeless shelters along with Santa. This year we (my son and I - along with CHSL) will also be delivering to some affected families from the gulf oil spill crisis. So the need is even greater than usual. We have an Amazon wish list for toys - you pick and they ship to us. If you are in the NOLA area you can also reposnd here and I will arrange pick up. Link to amazon list below. Thanks!

100 days/100 things

To mark 100 days of the gulf oil crisis we are asking YOU to send in somethingthing you love about Coastal La. We will post 100 of them on the website and here on July 29th (the 100th day). Please email your submissions (photos also welcome) to us at It can be anything from one sentence to a paragraph, followed by your parish/city/state and first name.

Also, I wanted to remind everyone about the CHSL event Saturday July 31 at Howlin Wolf - Burlesque for the Bayou. Read about it at

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We eat alligators and drink hurricanes... does the NFL really think they can steal our beloved fleur de lis and WHO DAT phrase? Join us in the petition for an apology from the suits at NFL and to boycott any NFL Merch until they back off our local shop owners and artists. Please spread the word!
Petition and comments on the petition are sent to NFL offices and Saints Exe offices daily.


Retro-a-go-go Tonight! 930pm - Rubyfruit Jungle - 1135 Decatur Street. Six AMAZING Bands - Six AMAZING Burlesque Performers ... auction items from Donn Davis -Tattooagogo Scott Allen - FreakiTiki Tattoos, Sharky - Black Sails Photography and more! ALL THIS FOR $10 You dont wanna miss it!! A remission celebration and medical fund raiser for Joannie.

Retro-a-gogo reminder!

Fri Dec 4 930pm
Ruby fruit Jungle 1135 Decatur Street

Hosted by
Spackle McCrackle

Music by...
The Kitty Lynn Band
The Bruisers
The Missing Links
The Swaggers
The Sophisticats
Clockwork Elvis

Burlesque By...
Reverend Spooky LeStrange
Dorian Faust
Kitty Twist
Foxy Flambeaux
Sparrow D'Luxe
Madame Chartreuse

Auction items by
Black Sail Photography
and more!

Six Bands and Six Burlesque Performers plus the comedy of Spackle McCrackle for $10 cover! Begins promptly at 930pm.
All proceeds benefit Joannie's medical fund! (last infusion and brain scan before finally being released to go back to work - so the event doubles as a remission celebration!)

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A remsission celebration and medical fund raiser for Joannie!
Friday Dec 4 930pm
Ruby Fruit Jungle - 1135 Decatur Street
Music by:
Clockwork Elvis
The Swaggers
Kitty Lynn Band
Missing Links
Harry Lamb
The Sophisticats

The Best of Burlesque by:
Rev.Spooky LeStrange & Dorian Faust of the Billion Dollar Baby Dolls
Kitty Twist & Foxy Flambeaux of Bustout Burlesque
Sparrow D'Luxe
Madamn Chartreuse of the Hubba Hubba Review in San Francisco

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I am thankful for so many things this year. Ironically it has been one of the toughest years of my life, but one that has left me most gratefrul. Without some of my friends here pitching in, I would not have made it this far. I am thankful for all of you. Have a wonderful Thanksgiving!

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When you get done watching the Saints game.... go check out the first edition of The Jeaux Sheaux! Members get special exclusive deals around town, so become a member (you can chose to only get one monthly update or a weekly update, or none at all!).
Oh and I am looking for anyone who wants to have a regular video or written column on the site.... AB? You would be awesome at that!  If you are interested just respond to this post.  I need members - trying to get those numbers up so be a friend and join, and spread the word. ok? ok!

Annual Jakes Friends Toy Drive

With Halloween behind us it is time to start Jake's Friends Toy Drive for our annual Christmas toy delivery to the family homeless shelter! Usually I pick things up all year, this year that could not be done so I am counting a lil extra on my friends.... Lets make this Christmas special for some kids who really need that magic! The toy drive runs thru November and if you are not local you can still help out by placing the order on amazon and the toy gets delivered directly to us for the big day! Orders can be placed until Nov 25 Just go here:
Spread the word - and buy a toy!
Feel free to contact me directly with any questions at