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.   

The Expandable Wedding Ring

The Expandable Wedding Ring
April 19, 2017

Frank Scurlock is ready to propose at the drop of a (top) hat. Admittedly, being super-wealthy increases Frank's chances of getting a woman he's just met to agree to accept his Jason of Beverly Hills diamond engagement and wedding ring and commit to live with him and love him for all eternity, but so does the prospect of being married to the next mayor of New Orleans who has an actual... Read More »

That Funky Daytime Abortion

That Funky Daytime Abortion
April 12, 2017

Even for New Orleans, this is an unusual bar scene: a woman in a vagina costume, a drag queen, and a super-sexy African American guy having drinks.   Which one would you like to know about first? Okay, the drag queen. That's Kitty d'Litter. It's 3pm on a Wednesday afternoon and Kitty is wearing what she calls "Day Drag." The difference between day and night drag is that day drag is a little... Read More »

The Art & Science of Dandelion Heroin

The Art & Science of Dandelion Heroin
April 5, 2017

April Stolf wrote the book on success. It's called The Art and Science of Success. After a couple of cocktails Neuro Linguistic Programming seems pretty easy. April has enough material at this table to keep her busy for a year re-programming personalities. First there's Zach Quinn. Zach dropped out of high school in Chalmette in 10th grade due to "mental problems." Today he claims to be riddled with insecurity and self-doubt, but it's... Read More »

Villanelle The Ghost

Villanelle The Ghost
March 29, 2017

A villanelle is not a small cottage in the French countryside. It's a kind of poem where you can make the same point - for example, making out with a bartender at The Maple Leaf - in a number of chorus-like ways. That's about the only literary fact you'll learn from Louisiana's ex Poet Laureate Julie Kane on this Happy Hour, but you will learn some more about Julie and the... Read More »

Is This Me?

Is This Me?
March 22, 2017

If you've ever looked at something in a store and weren't sure whether to buy it or not, apparently the question you are subconsciously trying to answer is, "Is this me?" According to artist Rebecca Rebouche, that's the central question in all of our lives in the way we relate to art. How that art gets created is a whole other question. In Rebecca's method, the path from the real world... Read More »

Self-Propelled Poboy

Self-Propelled Poboy
March 15, 2017

When Cornell roboticist and biolocomotion expert Andy Ruina decided to come to New Orleans for a physics conference he didn't plan on walking into a bar to prepare for his lecture on the physics of the self-propelled bicycle and end up being suckered into a podcast conversation with a bunch of yahoos. But thanks to the evil of cocktails we now all get to learn about the physical principles behind pushing a... Read More »

Meaux B Dick

Meaux B Dick
March 8, 2017

The first thing you notice about  A F The Naysayer is that he is totally mucus free. Okay, you might notice that he's tall and striking, with a head of dreadlocks but you'll find out in this conversation why he looks so healthy and how he lost somewhere between 8 and 80 pounds. Closer to 80. It all goes back to 1912 and a mucus free diet. Keith Spera is the music... Read More »

The Importance of Being Karina, Katrina, Terianne, Tank, Frederick, Ricky, Krystal, Karen, Kevin and ChiChi

The Importance of Being Karina, Katrina, Terianne, Tank, Frederick, Ricky, Krystal, Karen, Kevin and ChiChi
March 2, 2017

If you ever wondered what happened to Karina Nathan she's now Kevin Simons. And Karen Regis. And Krystal Sedona. And Chi Chi the lead singer of the Girl Dawgs, who is actually a dog. Katrina Brees sheds some light on this fantastic array of personalities, and their wardrobes. Tank from Tank and the Bangas has her own specialty wardrobe and range of personas too. Her wardrobe doesn't extend to panties (which she... Read More »

Wife Me Bad Boy

Wife Me Bad Boy
February 23, 2017

Kate Wright is a romance novelist. If you read romance novels you've never heard of her. But there's a good chance you've heard of Vivian Wood, Kate's pen name (created by the way by a "mellow yat guy"). Vivian is the creator of a range of titles like "Noah's Revelation," "Gavin's Salvation," and "Taken By The Pack." These novels and novellas mostly feature covers of men who are "ripped"  - but not... Read More »

Not Titty Bingo

Not Titty Bingo
February 15, 2017

Hugo Montero is the impressario behind the art-space, hip Mexican restaurant and sophisto tequila bar Casa Borrerga on OCH in Central City New Orleans.   The reason the place is a joyful and riotous success on many levels is a direct reflection of Hugo's larger than life personality and intellect. Hugo started out as an intellectual and academic, spent time as a street artist, and has been a part of the New... Read More »

The Adam's Apple Gives It Away

The Adam's Apple Gives It Away
February 8, 2017

 An award-winning Happy Hour ...   Guy Tem is an award-winning opera singer and vocal professor who came to New Orleans from Turkey in 2007 to sing in an opera - and never left. Guy teaches the table how to tell  a man’s singing voice by looking at his neck…then "swings low" with a stirring a cappella rendition of the spiritual that nearly blows out the mics. David Lee Simmons is an award-winning journalist... Read More »

Three Musicians and an Artist Walk Into a Bar

Three Musicians and an Artist Walk Into a Bar
February 1, 2017

What do you call a jam cruise that doesn’t have a jam band, but does have a funny poignant singer-songwriter, a 5-string bass-player bandleader, a solo act, and an artist? In other words, the three musicians and an artist who walked in to Wayfare for this week’s Happy Hour.  While the panel never quite comes to an answer, they do make the case that no matter what form their work takes, New Orleans... Read More »

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