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.
You just know that the #MeToo movement is going to be a feature at Mardi Gras this year. What you don't know, yet, is quite how sexual harassment is going translate into New Orleans style humor. So here's a bit of an early sneak peek at what you can expect.
You'd expect that the founder of the largest women's marching organization in the world who gave her club the name of "Bearded Oysters" would probably have a few unbridled and surprising points of view. Katrina Brees turns the tables on men and gets the upper hand by means of her own harassment, and the liberal advocacy for the recreational use of amyl nitrate, aka rush or in Katrina's shadow world online, VHS cleaner.
Camp Morrison remembers using rush back in the day when he started his private detective agency the first time around. The second time was the charm and Camp has been in the private detective business in New Orleans since 1988. If you're looking to hire a private detective to snoop on people you'll have to use your own sleuthing skills to find Camp. His view of marketing is singularly unique, amounting to the belief that no good whatsoever can come from any public pronouncement.
Lynn Drury makes a return appearance on Happy Hour with a brand new record, new songs and a new attitude about sex which begins with turning her phone off at midnight and not turning it back on again till 10AM when the male libido has supposedly quietened down. Lynn's take on the #MeToo movement hasn't made the mainstream media. Because she's a Southern woman Lynn has reportedly had plenty of experience at getting harassed and is inclined to suck it up, or as Katrina re-phrases it, lick it up.
If you're looking to take the temperature of the average drinking New Orleanian at this beginning of the second year of the Trump era, this Happy Hour conversation is a good place to start.