I Hate Everyone Who Isn’t You – Happy Hour – It’s New Orleans
Facebook isn’t the only giant company in trouble. Apparently while FB is losing its grip on social media, Hallmark is losing its grip on the greeting card business. Small indie card manufacturers with non-cheesy ideas and cool cards are moving in, like our own NOLA-based Lionheart Prints.
Liz Maute Cooke is the artist and entrepreneur behind Lionheart, and also host of the podcast Lionheart Living (not the one that’s making America fat again). Liz comes up with sayings on cards like “Thanks Dad for not screwing me up entirely” and “You put the hot in hot mess.” And she does it all without drugs. Mostly.
The conception of Sarah Isabelle Prevot was preceded some years earlier by her French father seeing a person on the street in New Orleans with a monkey. That gave rise somehow to a premonition about marrying a local woman which ended up after a number of twists and turns with Sarah being at school in Folsom when a kid pulled out a gun and ultimately to her becoming a special ed PE teacher and writing about watercolors. If that all sounds like poetry, meet Cubs.
Cubs the Poet is about as close as you’re going to get to hanging out with someone from the Beat generation, or perhaps in this case the Beats Generation. Cubs is the real deal intellectual poet coming at life from a dimension you didn’t know was out there. He’s the kind of guy who changes lives. See if you agree.
Andrew Duhon turns in one of his greatest performances of his long Happy Hour tenure and all because he sang No Man’s Land off of his new album False River “down a step.” Andrew and Cubs collaborate on a spontaneous extemporaneous performance piece of poetry and music that will have your jaw hitting the floor.
Photos at Wayfare by Alison Moon.