HAPPY HOUR is a cocktail-fueled 60 minutes of random conversation with folks who have nothing in common, other than being New Orleanians in a bar. Featuring extraordinary New Orleans musicians playing live, host Grant Morris and sidekick deluxe Andrew Duhon.
Hugo Montero is the impressario behind the art-space, hip Mexican restaurant and sophisto tequila bar Casa Borrerga on OCH in Central City New Orleans.
The reason the place is a joyful and riotous success on many levels is a direct reflection of Hugo's larger than life personality and intellect. Hugo started out as an intellectual and academic, spent time as a street artist, and has been a part of the New Orleans cultural scene since the early 90's. Even pre-dating the arrival of Titty Bingo, as he relates in this series of tales that include interesting observations of our steretypes about Mexicans and Mexican restaurants that you may not realize you harbor till you hear it laid out.
Hugo's reference to the Titty Bingo days of yore spring from the experiences of Darcy Malone and The Tangle. No strangers to music individually - Darcy has sung since childhood with her dad Dave Malone of Radiators fame - this is the first go-round for the band as a collective. With their new record, Still Life, out any minute the band has some decisions to make. Spotify? Yes or no? Their Solomonic answer might presage a new wave of music marketing.
Andrew Duhon enlists Senor Montero to accompany him on a brand new song about a girl from Plaquemines Parish.
From Plaquemines, take a trip to Aziza Bayou.
Don't look for that on a map, you won't find it. Aziza Bayou is not a place, it's a person. Aziza is an anthropologist who manages in a few well-chosen sentences to explain the absolute insignificance of the cultural evolution of Facebook, Twitter, and the kids today.