It’s New Orleans: Happy Hour

Hosted ByGrant Morris & Andrew Duhon

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.

It’s A Good Start – Happy Hour – It’s New Orleans

Laurie White

Judge Laurie White is the Chief Judge at New Orleans Criminal District Court. Because that’s an elected position, Judge White refers to herself as a “politician” but nobody else in the bar is buying that. The common wisdom of a bunch of drinkers seems to be that if you are elected to a position that is involved in an activity other than politics you’re not strictly a politician.

Rob Steinberg

Look at it this way: Rob Steinberg is an actor who can’t be sure if he’s been in court as an actual witness or just thinks he has because he’s played a D.A. and a number of lawyers on TV. So that doesn’t make Rob a lawyer any more than having people vote for Laurie makes her a politician, but neither does owning a rental property make Rob actually a community-destroying owner of an Air B’n’B property because the way you can look at it is he’s actually doing his neighbors a favor by freeing up parking spaces. Also, along the same lines, it’s probably better not to ask what Bruce Willis is really like.

Terry McDermott

Terry McDermott has a number one song on the charts in the UK and Europe. When you hear Terry play it you won’t be surprised. It’s obviously a hit. Remember you heard it here first!

On a more somber note Terry reports that Dave Rosser, his bandmate in New Orleans, longtime member of the Afghan Whigs, and Terry’s good friend has been diagnosed with colon cancer. If you’d like to contribute to the Go Fund Me campaign for Dave you can do that here.

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Grant has a radical idea for reforming the justice system which Judge White responds to with, “I can see why people laugh” but does admit finally, that the prospect of people telling the truth in court instead of just professing to is “a good start,” which might be a good campaign slogan for her campaign for the Court of Appeal.

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Andrew dazzles the assembled with a 2nd draft of his new time travel love song, Cecilia Champagne.

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Other than Grant’s less than fine legal reasoning, this might be the most  intelligent gathering of Happy Hour guests in the history of the show which concludes with the official vote to endorse Judge Laurie White for Court of Appeal. #71 on your ballot.

Photos at Wayfare by Sam Weil.