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.
Darling Darla James (none of them are her real name) occupies what she describes as the bottom rung of the sex industry, or the whorachy. The whorachy starts at burlesque, graduates to club stripping, then porn, then prostitution.
Darling Darla is a burlesque dancer. She also calls herself a stripper-light. Among the many things you'll learn from this conversation is how to make your breasts rotate in opposite directions. We'll bet dollars to donuts that if you're a woman you'll put this show on pause and try this technique in the mirror as soon as you hear it.
Ross Karpelman is particularly interested in one of Darla's specialty acts: the one where she sets her outfit on fire and we watch her reveal her naked body as her clothes burn off of her.
Ross's interest in this pyro-stripping is purely professional. Ross is one of the founders of, and the driving force behind, the Halloween spectacular haunted house, The House of Shock. A Halloween annual visitor to Happy Hour, Ross plays the part of Satan aka Belial, though this year he'll be doing it with a body full of intravenously delivered antibiotics that are fighting off a kidney infection.
Singer-songwriters Kathryn Rose Wood and Mikayla Braun are friends who serendipitously and totally by coincidence finished recording their respective new albums at the same time. They're having a joint record release party and doing joint appearances all over town, though it's doubtful either of them are talking about their skin cancer and possible relationship to coffee makers and Hitler too many other places.