On a literally freezing New Orleans afternoon, looking fabulous despite braving icy streets and sidewalks, two dapper dudes and a fashion-forward yogi warm up Happy Hour with talk of hot Buti yoga, hot jazz and soul, and hot off the presses.
Four years ago Joseph Makkos responded to a Craig’s List ad … and ended up with 30,000 transparent plastic tubes, each containing a single edition of a New Orleans newspaper printed between 1888 and 1929. Joseph now manages that archive and hopes to partner with the first virtual carnival krewe to turn old newspapers into new media. He and C-Rock team up to tell the story of the infamous “crazed New Orleans axe-man” – not the two-year terrorization of New Orleans by a serial axe-murderer, but the more interesting story of (perhaps) an early instance of fake news – tune in! He also reads a timely and absolutely poetic newspaper account of an 1885 New Orleans snow.
Baye Tilson is a yoga instructor who likes “all the yogas” – especially Buti – and practices club-level yoga at some of the hottest nightclubs in town. Baye says she doesn’t discriminate – if someone wants to have a drink before or during yoga she’s happy to open up the balcony. Her pomeranian hat inspired a Facebook request for details, but Baye couldn’t buy it again if she tried – her fashion sense leads to her finds that can’t be duplicated.
Speaking of one-of-a-kind, Andre Lovett is a singer-songwriter whose influences range from 50s and 60s soul-crooners to 90s RnB artists to Al Green and … John Meyer (who C-Rock admits he thinks is a chump … no disrespect, the Grateful Dead suck too). Andre sings a song he wrote in 2014 in Seattle – just after an inspirational breakup, and a song he wrote after moving here in 2015. An exceptional singer-songwriter and a beautiful dresser.
April and C-Rock guest-host for Grant (on C-Rock’s birthday and a week after April’s – happy birthday guys!).