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.   

Little Wheel Keep On Turnin'

Little Wheel Keep On Turnin'
January 27, 2016

Creedence Clearwater Revival and Tina Turner would be proud of Galen Huckins, skipper of The Channel Princess, a plucky little river boat that Galen dredged off the bottom of the Willamette River way up in Portland and piloted all the way down the Mississippi River to the Industrial Canal in New Orleans where it, and Galen, now reside. Galen discovered the easy way that the song is right, "People on the... Read More »

The Right to Bear Pies

The Right to Bear Pies
January 20, 2016

Gwen Thompkins is host of the authoritative and quintessential New Orleans music show, Music Inside Out, on NPR station WWNO. Gwen's tenure in Sudan and East Africa as cash-toting bureau chief in that neck of the woods has given her a wide worldview out of which has come her solution to the debate over guns in America: pies. What if, instead of shooting each other, we each had an armory of... Read More »

Put It On The Vision Board

Put It On The Vision Board
January 14, 2016

At the beginning of this conversation artist Myesha Francis tells the table that everything she wished for by writing it on her "vision board" at the beginning of 2015 came to be by the end of the year, except one thing. In the next 60 minutes, by sheer chance, Myesha's last remaining goal is going to be accomplished. Well, pretty damn close anyway.  Elite NOLA realtor Garret Frank grew up in a... Read More »

Why Did The Accordion Player Have a Nervous Breakdown?

Why Did The Accordion Player Have a Nervous Breakdown?
January 7, 2016

In the next 60 minutes you're going to hear how a relatively successful New York City accordion player broke down on stage, became a Buddhist cult leader, and inadvertently gave birth to the Gwendolyn Molson Quartet. Leslie Molson tells the story and many more besides, including how she cured having a fat face and tiny eyes with a tube of eye shadow and the difference between the microscopic mites on your... Read More »

Weed Saved My Life

Weed Saved My Life
December 17, 2015

If you have any kind of mental illness and are on medication, Valley Rich has a way to get you off of all of your pills. You need to be prepared to accept the magic of marijuana, the power of your real self, and turn your back on the conspiracy of big pharma. There is a chance that you'll see demons and turn into a mermaid but then on the other... Read More »

Eggs 30 Ways

Eggs 30 Ways
December 10, 2015

Do you know that all chefs hats (aka "toques") are not created equal? Look closely next time you see one and you'll see they are made up of different numbers of pleats. Each one of those pleats represents a way you are competent at making eggs. The maximum number of pleats in a toque is 30.  Wiley Wilkinson turns out to be a great source of inside-kitchen info like this chef... Read More »

Dickbeer

Dickbeer
December 3, 2015

Ann Glaviano's novella is about be published. It's called Dickbeer. It's about a guy. Called Dickbeer. If we told you how he got the name it would ruin the surprise. Chances are (a) you won't guess it, (b) it's even weirder than you think, and (c) see if you can design the movie poster. In her non-Dickbeer hours Ann is the grant writer for the Louisiana Philharmonic Orchestra, which is an... Read More »

Pearl River Champagne

Pearl River Champagne
November 19, 2015

When Happy Hour photographer Alison Moon went to Paris she was expecting something to go wrong because it always does on her trips. By the time she got to Paris on Friday night November 13th nothing momentous had gone wrong so she thought maybe this trip she'd been spared a disaster. Then her plans fell through to go see the Eagles of Death Metal at the Bataclan and the Air Bn'nB... Read More »

Veterans Day Vegan Day

Veterans Day Vegan Day
November 11, 2015

It's Veterans Day 2015. The random assortment of folks at Happy Hour at Wayfare runs the gamut from hardcore US Marine Tommy Waller to vegan singer-songwriter and French chanteuse Sarah Quintana. Lafayette musician Philippe Billeaudeaux, from Cajun band Feufollet, recently moved to town. Moon is an artist who tends toward the spiritual and loving end of the visual spectrum and has "Make Love Not War" tattooed on her. She's also married to a... Read More »

Not Guilty in NOLA and The Early Days of Porn

Not Guilty in NOLA and The Early Days of Porn
November 5, 2015

Back in the 1970's when the porno biz was just getting cranked up and you had to actually go to a movie theater to see pornography, Gene Fredericks had a live late night TV show in New Orleans.   Gene didn't come on Happy Hour to dredge all this up but he graciously tells the story of the early days of porn and then the even more interesting tale of why he's... Read More »

Tyler Perry's Firearm Fondue

Tyler Perry's Firearm Fondue
October 29, 2015

Kenna Moore conducted a survey in the French Quarter, asking people she maintains were not drunk tourists, "What do you think of when you you think of the Black Church?"   The overwhelming response was, "Tyler Perry." To many people that would have been simple proof that the majority of people in the French Quarter are drunk or stupid. For Kenna it was the inspiration for a documentary about a gay black... Read More »

They Still Call me Suitcase

They Still Call me Suitcase
October 22, 2015

Melinda Palacio was 2 when she realized she wasn't a suitcase. She was to spend the next 15 or so years in South Central Los Angeles growing up witnessing kids getting shot on her front porch in a drive-by, her father in jail for attempted murder, and her mother dying at the hands of incompetent doctors at Kaiser who were treating her for allergies when she had a terminal kidney disease.... Read More »

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