Wednesday, March 09, 2011

Mardi Gras Parades on You Tube

Just for fun, I've taken some of the photos from last Sunday and put them together into a video, with a soundtrack from Kevin MacLeod. It's only two minutes long, and I think gives a good feel for a day at the parades. The initial shots are from before the first parade arrived in the morning; it then progresses through the day until early evening, when we called it quits and left before the madness that was Bacchus and Endymion.

I've heard this Mardi Gras was unusually rowdy since it coincided with spring break and a lot of college kids came down to party. I think that shows as the day progresses.

I notice the photo quality degrades when uploaded to You Tube, and I'm obviously doing something wrong with the embed since it's bleeding into the right margin. Sigh. Anyway, here it is:



And don't forget to check out the link in the post below to a second interview, which also includes a drawing for a free copy of Where Shadows Dance.

9 comments:

le fleur said...

Great video, you guys did a good job! Did I see you in there?

Also, is this website about you?
http://zbrodniawbibliotece.pl/pogawedki/978,zawszewolalamstaroswieckieopowiescidetektywistyczne-wywiadzcandiceproctorczylicsharris/

Barbara Caridad Ferrer said...

What fun! My next adult story I'm setting completely in New Orleans, so I'm hoping for the opportunity to visit so I can conduct some, erm... research. *g* Although not at Mardi Gras, I don't think. I did New Year's Eve on Bourbon and that was nutty enough. :)

As far as the vid size, go back to YouTube and check your embed code-- it may have defaulted to one that's larger than what you need. All you need to do is select a smaller size, copy the code and replace it in the blog entry.

cs harris said...

Thanks, le fleur. And yes, we were there. The website is a Polish interview I did a while ago.

Barbara, I fixed it, sort of. Thank you. And New Orleans is a great place to set a book. If you come, be sure to look me up.

Charles Gramlich said...

oh yeah, they had mardi gras didn't they? :)

Steve Malley said...

:-D I don't know what was more exciting- the sight of that styro container of boiled crawfish or catching a peek of a certain famous husband-wife writing team!

Reading your interviews now... :-)

paz said...

Thank you for sharing your lovely video. Again, it does seem like it was a lot of fun!

On another note... I bought books by two of the authors that your book has been compared to in reviews. And was left baffled -- your writing was nothing like them! I had to pick up and read myself some more Sebastian to clear my head. Definitely an argument against jacket review blurbs.

cs harris said...

Hey, Charles, at least you get a holiday out of it!

Steve, those little kids eating those crawfish on the parade route was a hoot (and made me hungry).

Paz, that is interesting! I'm flattered that other publishing houses not only know I exist but think my name will help sell their books. I guess since you've already said you didn't like them you can't tell me which books?

Barbara Caridad Ferrer said...

Candy, I've long wanted to set a book there (of course, being me, I waited until I moved from Florida, from which was easily accessible-- or at least drivable) to Seattle.

And I think my subconscious is really trying to tell me something-- after lopping nearly 50K off a 60s-set WF that just wasn't working and trying to reshape the synopsis, I had a giant meltdown, after which my agent said, "Yanno, maybe you should just set that one aside and work on the new one for a few weeks?"

The new one being the New Orleans-set story. :)

*rolling eyes*

Amazing how after struggling to get a couple hundred words down over the last three days, nearly 2K came pouring out-- of course, it was at midnight and the quality is still in question; at least until the coffee kicks in, but man, it felt good to just write.

cs harris said...

Barbara, isn't it nice when the juices start flowing again?