TVTV - The Good Times Are Killing Me (Cajuns)
TVTV Volume 2 • 58m
Most of TVTV’s work takes place in the city, at the center of some pop culture event. “The Good Times Are Killing Me” takes place in the country – Southwest Louisiana, around the towns of Mamou and Eunice, the heart of Cajun country. This is an indigenous culture of food, music, language, and bawdy French-language jokes – something you don’t see much anymore in America. The event is rural Mardi Gras, where beer-drinking, boudin-eating men and boys on horseback capture and behead chickens for a big gumbo and town dance. In the center is Cajun musical icon, Nathan Abshire, showman by night, junk yard labor by day. Dancing, music, and an infectious love of life. As it says on the side of Nathan’s accordion, “The good times are killing me!”
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