Lafayette’s Bayou Boys have hitched a ride on the Saints bandwagon with a rockin’ new single of the same name that praises the black and gold. “The Saints Bandwagon” does what members of the football team have been reluctant to do, at least publicly — look ahead to the ultimate prize. The tune carries the refrain, “Where we gonna go? Down to Miami,” a not-so subtle reference to the Super Bowl, which will be played in Miami in February. “Saints Bandwagon” has its best moment in an absolutely barn-burner of a fiddle lead by Beau Thomas.
Featuring some former members of Atchafalaya, the band will soon be selling the single at thesaintsbandwagon.com. A portion of the proceeds will go to the Drew Brees Dream Foundation, which has poured millions of dollars into New Orleans’ Katrina recovery effort.
Frank’s Casing Crew, now doing business as Frank’s International, will make its final appearance on ABiz’s list of the Top 50 Privately Held Companies in Acadiana this year, and once again it will likely be at the top with more than $1 billion in annual revenues. The 75-year-old company specializing in tubular fabrication and installation services to the oil and gas industry plans to offer shares of its stock to the public for the first time.
The defeat, or rather highjacking of House Bill 420 in the final days of this year's Legislative Session, say Reps. Vincent Pierre and Terry Landry, is the result of the propaganda spread by one unidentified local media outlet and an unnamed former state Representative, but nothing to do with the original legislation's lack of checks, balances or details.
He’s a singer. A songwriter. A piano man. A family man. He’s even got his own Wikipedia entry. He’s David Egan. And he knows ancient secrets about the monolithic stones of Stonehenge that he’s not willing to share.