Preservation Hall Jazz Band/My Morning Jacket: Louisiana Fairytale
During the credits, an important event occurs, though most will not understand its significanceJaffe makes red beans and rice and gumbo for the members of My Morning Jacket. In New Orleans, this is akin to making someone your blood brother. You become a New Orleanian through your ears and your stomachthe music you hear and the foods you eat bring you into the culture of this city from a young age. You think and act differently than anyone else in the world because of this influence. When a New Orleans native likes you, they invite you to their home for dinner. They feed you into the culture.
At the conclusion of several Greek mythologies, the gods recognize certain mortals who should be elevated to gods and give them a mixture of ambrosia to bring about that transformation. In New Orleans, that ambrosia is red beans and rice. For My Morning Jacket, this meal was a transformative ending to their Louisiana Fairytale.