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July 17, 2018 at 3:21PM
Houseman with @galacticfunknola and @ericafalls at Tipitina’s in New Orleans on May 3, 2015.
Houseman: "Ben Ellman? He was my roommate. Black man and a Jew. It was like a sitcom. I gave him the nickname 'Baba Ganoush,' and then I started calling him 'Bobsky' for short. I nicknamed all them boys [in Galactic]: Jeff, we called him 'Jeffe' because it sounds like a Mexican general because he put the band together. Rob, I called 'Mercamon' after the song. Stanton I called 'Stanley' because of his glasses. He's grown to love it though. And Rich is 'Richie.'"
DYL: “What was that night like, to come out onstage [at @tipitinasuptown]?”
Houseman: “Oh it was phenomenal.”
DYL: "Did you get the chills?”
Houseman: “Yeah. Once you don’t get the chills no more, you get out of it. You are too comfortable. I had the chills. I was happy. I was The Houseman.”
Theryl “Houseman” DeClouet, former lead vocalist for Galactic passed away last night (July 15, 2018). He was 66. Check out @galacticfunknola’s Instagram Story for more photos of Houseman.