things to hear The New Orleans Mardi Gras Playlist by Alex Balk March 4, 2014 Happy Mardi Gras! While you watch the joy unfold down in New Orleans, listen to this: Remember, don’t be alarmed tomorrow when you see people walking around with ash on their foreheads. It’s a thing. facebook twitter google+ pinterest email The "quiet" one. Read more by Alex Balk on The Awl Kaitlyn Aurelia Smith, Sound PaintingHow To Hate Yourself LessClick Your Way To The GraveChikiss, "Dusha"Matias Aguayo, "Run Away From the Sun" Mardi Gras Music New Orleans the circle of life Magazine Taken to Slaughterhouse The Concessionist My Friend Is a Die-Hard Elitist Snob, So How Do I Fix Her? reasonable conjectures Thoughts Likely to Pop Into Your Head While Meditating at Davos Pop Culture Under Pressure Culture (and TV) Kaitlyn Aurelia Smith, Sound Painting the salad economy How to Power Lunch When You Have No Power Insider Baseball Where Your Favorite Gawker Writer Sits Now Culture (and TV) Toro Y Moi, "Empty Nesters"