“Wait, Don’t I Know You From Somewhere?”

April 30th, 2007 by Larry Smith  


The phrase “life imitates art” is overused to the point of meaninglessness, but sometimes it can’t be denied. Pictured above is the meeting of two of the “characters” in A.D., Leo and The Doctor, who mingled in real time at a pre-Jazzfest party hosted by Cree McCree. Cree, a SMITH writer (she wrote the diary about returning to New Orleans doctor.jpgleo.jpgafter Katrina), artist, vintage clothing and costume maven, and 18-year Jazzfest veteran, can now boast one more talent on her resume: Big Easy-approved gumbo cook. As the watermelon margaritas moved briskly and the assembled buzzed with pre-fest giddiness (and not just because longtime High Times editor and now founder of Celeb Stoner Steve Bloom was in the house), The Doctor gave her the ultimate N’awlins praise: he told her she made great gumbo.

4 Responses

  1. josh

    Oh, wow! That picture speaks so many words — The Doctor’s CAS outfit, Leo’s shirt, Cree’s art-filled home (not to mention Leo’s red-tinged demon eyes)! Wish I coulda been there. And, yes, I have been drawing the Doc’s face too fat; gotta work on that.

  2. jahfurry


  3. Leo McGovern

    It was a team-up, Jahfurry. We fought against the villainy of sobriety!

  4. Cree

    The New York-New Orleans loop I’ve been working since ‘89 is very much in evidence in this pic. Just above Leo’s cap in the upper right corner there’s a picture of guitar magus John Fahey — one of House of Boo’s heroes — taken backstage by yours truly at CBGB’s. He actually slept in our bed that night (John Fahey slept here!) but that’s another story for another time…..

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