So Long, Record Deal – Happy Hour – It’s New Orleans
Call it crazy coincidence or straight up serendipity: New Orleans’ newest band sits down for a drink on Happy Hour and who sits next to them? Two of the city’s biggest deal music business heavyweights.
Andrew deBuys and Sophia Preston are So Long Storyland (note the absence of a comma after “long”).
Stephen Klein is an artists manager with a string of successes dating back to Deadeye Dick and Cowboy Mouth. He’s currently managing Flowtribe.
Kim Stephens is just a regular guy at home in New Orleans but in the worldwide record business he’s a bigshot having discovered and signed numerous bands from Matchbox 20 to Edwin McCain among many other household names. Today Kim’s putting his money on Nashville and Jesus, and that’s not the most surprising of his inside music tales and prognostications on this show.
Danielle Paciera’s connection to the music business is mostly through Pandora. She doesn’t own it or work there, she listens to it. Danielle is a dietitian and nutritionist with a holistic approach to food and eating and an appreciation of all aspects of food, even its color. She also has some incendiary news to deliver about how long you might expect to live if you’re currently 5 years old. Don’t make too many long-term plans, kid.
Chef Kevin at Wayfare got a fresh pig’s head and stops by with samples of the delicacy he turned it into – hog’s head cheese. Even holistic nutritionist Danielle gives it two thumbs up.
Andrew Duhon, sampling hog’s head cheese for the first time in his life and led to lofty thoughts about firsts in life, weighs in on evolution and Buicks.
All the photos on this page were taken by waterproof cyclist Douglas Engel. You can see more of Douglas’s photos here.