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.
Sage Rouge plays the part of Asterixxx the hobot in an organization called SCROTUM - the Sacred Coalition Responsible For The Total Unfunkification of the Multiverse.
Sage also pays saxophone in Johnny Sketch and the Dirty Notes as well as a funk band called In Business. The latter's newest recording is a concept album about space shenannigans, principally the battle for the multiverse under leadership of a charismatic futuristic loverboy called Andromeo. And that's just one of Sage's stories in this wide-ranging conversation that drifts haphazardly across space and time, from The Good Wife to manicures for the terminally ill.
Carissa Kerner Ramirez says a good manicure or pedicure can make you feel great, even if you're terminally ill. Whether or not any healthcare professionals agree, Carissa speaks from experience. Her company, The New Orleanian, will come to your house or hotel room and give you a bunch of stuff that will certainly make you feel better, from a massage to a full skin treatment. Carissa is a licensed esthetician though she doesn't do much waxing herself. She was at home bed-ridden with a difficult pregnancy for 4 months and celebrates being out and about for the first time with a nice Pear 75 and a handful of great stories. Although some of them include moisturizing, none of them include the word "moist' which apparently has been "scientifically proven" to be abhorrent to most of the English speaking human population, along with the words "oink" and "ointment."
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Jack Nester is a professional hipster. He hadn't actually called himself that till this conversation but it is pretty much agreed around the table that if you spend your time professionally doing Instagram and Facebook for the hip PR firm Bond Moroch and you know social media inside out you qualify as a professional hipster. Jack's resistance to the title is evidenced by his claim that going home tonight to watch The Good Wife after Happy Hour disqualifies him from hipster status. Before he goes though, Jack shares some invaluable information about how and when to post on Instagram for maximum attention. Oh, and he also explains wtf is up with hashtags and when and how to use them.