Albert Lambreaux, a Mardi Gras Indian chief, suggests that they should be the ones to stand and fight the developers that threaten to level their neighborhood and that only they can properly mourn and bury their friend. Yet, their traditions must be passed down to the next generation, otherwise they’re lost and as we’ve seen so far, neither his daughter nor his son have any interest in the past (although with the introduction of a new character, we do have someone else that might).
On to the music, the title of this week’s show refers to the Dr. John song, Right Place, Wrong Time. The song was originally produced in 1973 by Allen Toussaint and backed by the Meters. If you listen carefully, the song is also played in the background of the wine shop as Sonny picks out a birthday wine for his girlfriend, Annie. (a relationship that’s on shaky ground)
I had to look up the song that gets a drunken Antoine Batiste beaten and arrested. For his character, this whole episode is about him using and then losing his ‘bone (and almost a tooth). The song is I Don’t Stand a Ghost of a Chance with You and was written in 1932 by Victor Young, Ned Washington and Bing Crosby and has been covered by everyone from Ella Fitzgerald, Billie Holiday, Etta James, Mel Torme, Frank Sinatra and more. The version below is from Diana Krall’s album Love Scenes
We also get three different versions of Indiana Red. First by Dr. John as mentioned above, the second by the Mardi Gras Indians at the memorial, and lastly by Donald Harrison, Jr as we go to credits. Each one is as different as the people who sing it and we’ll leave you with this beautiful version by Laura Vecchione below.
What did you think of Sunday night’s episode? Where do you think David Simon will take these characters over the next few weeks?