Happy Hour

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.   

Wife Me Bad Boy February 23, 2017

Kate Wright is a romance novelist. If you read romance novels you've never heard of her. But there's a good chance you've heard of Vivian Wood, Kate's pen name (created by the way by a "mellow yat guy").

kate wright aka vivian wood

Vivian is the creator of a range of titles like "Noah's Revelation," "Gavin's Salvation," and "Taken By The Pack." These novels and novellas mostly feature covers of men who are "ripped"  - but not necessarily "driven" or "got their sh*t together" - which is the kind of guy Kate (not Vivian) is looking for.

If you've ever wondered it might be like spending all day every day in a sex fantasy, Kate (like Noah) has some revelations. And if you're wondering what men say to an erotic novelist and what kind of insight Kate has gotten about what men and women really want - listen up.

alex mcconduit aka chuck wood

Alex McConduit is going straight home from this conversation to take a nap - with Kate or alone at the time of writing was TBD - then get up and launch his career as an erotic novelist under the name Chuck Wood. In his more sedate real life Alex is a children's novelist, author of the popular The Little Who Dat, Who Didn't. Alex's latest title, Snowballs For All is published by prestigious Pelican and is taking Alex around the world with his trumpet. Alex is planning on changing careers to become a jazz musician in about 22 years. In preparation he has quit listening to music with words and has - for the first time - heard of David Bowie. True story.

josh ray

Josh Ray from the band Hazy Ray shows up at Happy Hour with his guitar, his wife, and his 18 day old daughter, Evangelina Grace. Yes, 18 day old. As the new dad of a daughter Josh is suddenly looking at the implications of female fantasies from a whole new angle. To celebrate the occasion Josh sings a song he has been working on very intermittently for the better part of 16 years, called Just Good Sex.

grant morris, chris kehoe, josh ray, kate wright, alex mcconduit

This is one of the most educational and informative conversations you will ever overhear in a bar anywhere, though your definitions of "educational" and "informative" have to run fairly wide of the traditional meanings of information and education. Perhaps "revealing" would be a better word choice, but we'll leave that up to the novelists.

Photos at Wayfare by Alison Moon.

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