Time Jumping Leather Rap – Happy Hour – It’s New Orleans
Meet Lynx Zohar.
When 9 year old Lynx’s mom took off to join the army, Lynx took off with her aunt’s lawn furniture to go to a drive-in movie and ended up 11 years later coming back to the very same moment to realize she was both her 9 year old self and her 20 year old self who by then was also making pens defy gravity and fly around the room. If that’s confusing, Lynx will clarify the whole thing for you in this soaring and swooping conversation, unparalleled even for Happy Hour, and that is really saying something.
Tiana Hux aka MC Sweet Tea aka Malevitus aka Mrs Dews is also a time traveler.
Tiana was living in Austin when she had a vision of herself as a burlesque rapper and moved to New Orleans to make that happen. Tiana is also one of those down to earth super real people you can run into in New Orleans and know for 10 years before you discover they’re a secret genius. In Tiana’s case, her secret is that she released one of the best albums to ever come out of New Orleans but it got washed away by a hurricane, having been released just before the cataclysmic events of 2005. And if that’s not enough, she’s one of the creative forces that’s a part of the movie Waking Life.
One day on the beach in India, in 1971, John Flemming discovered he could make stuff out of leather.
A few years later John found himself in New Orleans, making leather masks and that’s what he’s been doing ever since. For the last 30+ years John has been working in leather, making extarordinary masks unlike anything anyone else is making anywhere in the world.
Now, this is a pretty wild claim, given the city we’re in and the show we’ve been making for almost 8 years now, but these might really be the 3 most fascinating random New Orleanians to have ever sat down together in a bar.
Photos at Wayfare by Jill Lafleur.