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.   

What Humans Call Love

What Humans Call Love
April 17, 2019

Chris Lee is back! With a brand new record.   Chris retired from music for a few years but missed the adulation, and also has a few things to get off his chest. The new songs are gathered under the album title, Protest Songs and Party Anthems and Chris plays one of each on this Happy Hour. After you hear the first song, the question you're going to have answer is this:... Read More »

Learn To Live Laugh Love

Learn To Live Laugh Love
April 10, 2019

If there really is a God, why do 80% of the people in Indonesia, the 5th biggest country in the world, live without running water or basic human needs? Is this a theological question, or a political question? Today we're in a perfect spot to find out.   Yanti Turang left her tiny Australian town called Kyneton to visit Indonesia, where her father came from, and was appalled at the sub-standard living... Read More »

3 Ways To Not Get Paid

3 Ways To Not Get Paid
April 3, 2019

On this Happy Hour, veteran New Orleans music writer Alex Rawls notes there are three ways to not get paid in the music business: write about music, take photos of musicians, or actually play music. We have all the bases covered in this conversation.   Alex could have added a 4th way: podcasting. He's recently launched a new podcast which might actually have a bit of traction. It's called The Twelve Songs... Read More »

The Calla Lily Thief

The Calla Lily Thief
March 27, 2019

If you're looking for a good place to steal hard to find, exotic plants, Ninth Ward Nursery is the place.   Mark Sanders started Ninth Ward Nursery, as you might have guessed, in the 9th Ward, as a way to relive his glory days as a child, wandering through the backwoods of Huntsville, Alabama, waiting for the street lights to come on. Mark is also a travel writer and editor so there... Read More »

Boudreaux in a Spit Hood

Boudreaux in a Spit Hood
March 20, 2019

It's hard to know which is Travis Laurendine's best story on this Happy Hour. Maybe it's getting punched out by then Saints coach Jim Haslett when Travis was wearing the Boudreaux the Nutria mascot at a Zephyrs baseball game. Or maybe it's meeting Dick Cheney when he (Travis, not Dick) was named the smartest person in Louisiana. Or is it the story about how Travis started and staged Boycott Bowl? Or,... Read More »

As I Said to Billy Corgan

As I Said to Billy Corgan
March 13, 2019

Nick Pejic is a psychiatrist. Nick spends his days treating people with varying issues, including depression and addiction. By the end of the day he's ready to let loose. That's when he gets out the guitar and gets wailing like Billy Corgan from Smashing Pumpkins. Billy is Nick's musical idol and he's met Billy three times. Each time was a little different, but each interaction was pretty successful and Billy seemed... Read More »

Slaps!

Slaps!
February 20, 2019

Just when you think New Orleans couldn't surprise you any more, you meet Luke Hooper.   Luke Hooper is the kind of character a Hollywood screenwriter would dream up. Tall and handsome. A semi-professional iron-man athlete who is also an award-winning inventor. He's invented a new version of delivering wireless power (yes, that's right, wireless power), creates futuristic games for children, designs creative solutions for giant companies like Nike, and has defended... Read More »

The Gospel According to Management

The Gospel According to Management
February 13, 2019

There's a fine line between Jesus and The Man. Jesus wants you to do things His way and he holds out the specter of sending you to Hell forever if you don't comply. On the other hand, management and their proxies, consultants, have you buy in to a better way of life for everyone right now: tell us what you want and we'll tell it back to you, how we... Read More »

Operation Gentilly Bum Rush

Operation Gentilly Bum Rush
February 6, 2019

Here's everything you need to know about this week's Happy Hour: if you're disgruntled about the Rolling Stones playing Jazz Fest, there's a subversion plan afoot. Andrew Duhon comes up with this genius idea after ony one drink, and dubs it "Pontchatrain's 11," inspired by the Oceans 11 scam. The plan involves everyone sitting around the table at this Happy Hour to pull it off. The key player is Katherine Klimitas.   Katherine... Read More »

The Totally Random All Cajun Happy Hour Special

The Totally Random All Cajun Happy Hour Special
January 30, 2019

Happy Hour is billed as "Random conversation with folks who have nothing in common." Anything that's truly random will, sooner or later, appear to us not to be. Like flipping a coin and getting four "heads" in a row. Or inviting random people to sit around a table at a bar in New Orleans and discovering they're all Cajun. Louis Michot is the fiddle player and lead singer in the Cajun... Read More »

Idiopathic Creole Connective Tissue

Idiopathic Creole Connective Tissue
January 23, 2019

Kimberly Kaye woke up at 3AM one morning and knew she was dying. She was right.   Months later, after spending weeks in a hyperbaric chamber in New Orleans and months at the Cleveland Clinic, Kimberly finally found out she had something exotic called EDS, a rare, genetic, connective tissue disorder.  Today Kimberly is kicking ass as an actress, writer, Assistant Editor of The Jiu Jitsu Times, Jiu Jitsu exponent, and singer... Read More »

Ecstasy Saved My Life

Ecstasy Saved My Life
January 16, 2019

Lori Tipton is the most popular guest in Happy Hour history.   Last time Lori was here she talked about her shallow vagina and how she had to become intimately familiar with its intricacies in pursuit of self-administered insemination (aka turkey baster). As impossible as it sounds, today Lori has an even more amazing story to tell. Today's story includes details of Lori's mother's escapades in strip clubs on Bourbon Street where... Read More »

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