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.
It totally depends on your defintion of "explicit". If you've ever been in a New Orelans bar and discussed transgender issues, vaginas, insanity, the quality of pies in various institutions from NOPD lockup to remanded-in-custody mental institutions, you're not going to be too suprised or offended by the content of this podcast. However, apparently if you are an attorney or you own a major podcast distribution business with the symbol of a bitten piece of fruit, frank conversation is "explicit."
Rachel Dangermond has got it covered. She's got everything going for her that a human could have - sexually, racially, intellectually, even down to international-jewelry wearing.
P.H.Fred is a sweet, decent, nice guy who can pick up a guitar and pretty much offend everybody in every category of New Orleans life you coluld imagine. A keen observer of inhuman nature and funny as hell, P.H. has been a comedian in New Orleans when there wasn't a hell of a lot to laugh at so he had to pen lines like "I knew she was from Bucktown "cause I woke up with the crabs." These days he's moved on to more clever and funnier rhymes, as you'll hear here. He's also spent a decent amount of time under institutional supervision and can report on the state of pie offered in jail and mental wards.
Hugo Montero, the suave, global intellectual Mexican New Orelanian who is Happy Hour's host at Casa Borrega, looks like he's going to lend some intellectual heft to the proceedings with a report from the New York Times about the differences between men and women, but it turns out to be even more "explicit" than anything that had previously come up.
Andrew Duhon tries to raise the tone, with only marginal, and temporary, success.
This is a classic edition of Happy Hour. As Grant says, "We don't call it Happy Hour because it's an hour." We sure don't. This is zany conversation that's real New Orleans: true and unbelievable.