If you ve ever wanted to meet a bunch of amazing New Orleanians, or you want to reaffirm your faith in the plain old New Orleans tradition of having honest to god real conversations and fun with complete strangers, this is for you. YouTube sensation Princess Shaw describes how she got to be the Princess, what it s like to be a star, to travel the world, to come home to New Orleans with no job, to go from being a lesbian to loving men, and what to do when your partner cheats on you. And that s for starters. Desiree Ontiveros has a company called Badass Balloon Company that makes balloons with sayings on them the like of which you can see in the photo, above. Most of the sayings on these balloons will get us axed from whichever respectable podcast app you listen to podcasts on but you get the idea pretty quickly from Desiree s description. When she s not making balloons Desiree dreams of being a sexy assassin, like the original Princess Shaw. If you re not following that exactly, you ll catch on a couple of minutes into this conversation. Matthew Rosenbeck is not Jewish but equally surprisingly he s about 18 Irish. Matthew has been the driving force behind the band The Honorable South, a music booker on Frenchmen Street and a podcast pioneer. Today he s a visual artist with a gallery exhibit and a rising star of sculpture. Andrew Duhon didn t bring a guitar but he did bring his harmonica. Matthew demonstrates his producer skills and masterminds a collaboration between Andrew and Princess Shaw. They come up with a song about cheating that s actually pretty darn good. By the end of these drinks it s hard to discern if Grant is dating Princess Shaw and cheating on her with Desiree or by what method he s going to be killed. Somewhere in another universe in a parallel dimension this conversation is still going on. Photos at Wayfare by Alison Moon.

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