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.   

RIBS 790 September 24, 2015

Last time Julie Tizzard stopped by Happy Hour one of the guys from Flowtribe spilled a glass of red wine all over her. This trip Andrew Duhon re-works her marketing plan.

julie tizzard

Julie is a criminal defense attorney whose phone number is 877-SHARK90.

andrew duhon

Admitting that it's not the greatest phone number and needs updating Andrew works on various combinations of the number assigning different letters to it and comes up with Julie's new same phone number: 877 RIBS 790.

sophia preston - so long storyland

Members of the band So Long Storyland are less likely than Flowtribe to spill booze all over Julie as 50% of them are 14 years old. Sophia Preston is still in school - after an hour hanging out at Wayfare she has to go home and work on her Shakespeare and geometry homework. Before she does though she and her musical partner Andrew deBuys - who a few months back was Sophia's middle school music teacher - sing a couple of songs.

andrew deBuys, sophia preston - so long storyland

One song is off their new album, the other is not. See if you can figure out the marketing sense behind that decision after hearing Andrew explain it.

paul little, joel little

Joel Little knows a thing or two about teenage singers. He co-wrote and produced the 2014 Grammy winning song of the year, Royals, with teenage artist Lorde.

paul little, joel little, andrew duhon

Joel happens to be passing through New Orleans on a music appreciaton tour with his father, acclaimed New Zealand author and publisher Paul Little.

mega happy hour

For a change, the happy hour conversation swings around to discussing pot, but this time from a different angle from the usual stoner talk. Julie (RIBS 970) has an up close and personal association with criminals ("not all of them have done something heinous") and has a theory about how legalizing pot could greatly reduce New Orleans crime, but it may also defund the federal government.

This is the greatest number of guests to show up ever in the history of Happy Hour. There's a lot to digest.

Photos at Wayfare by Alison Moon.

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