We know plenty about the great musical artists of New Orleans through their music, but there's a lot more to them than that.
During Jazz Fest, we sat down with bassist extraordinaire George Porter, Jr. (The Meters, The Trio, and Runnin' Pardners) and tossed 20 rapid-fire questions at him in a new interview series we call "Yeah, You Right."
Q: Crystal or Louisiana Hot Sauce?
Q: Zapp’s or Tater Tots?
Q: Mint Julep or Hurricane?
A: Well... 22 years ago, Hurricane.
Q: Beach or pool?
Q: Concert hall or nightclub?
Q: Congo Square Stage or Acura Stage?
A: Acura Stage.
Q: iTunes or Louisiana Music Factory?
A: [laughs] Oooh, that one's political. Louisiana Music Factory.
Q: Wynton Marsalis or Lil’ Wayne?
Q: Aretha or Mahalia?
A: Ouch. Mahalia.
Q: Samuel L. Jackson or Will Smith?
A: Samuel L.
Q: Lost or the Food Network?
A: Food Network.
Q: The Daily Show or CNN?
Q: Facebook or MySpace?
Q: TV or radio?
Q: Books or magazines?
Q: SUV or Prius?
A: What's a Prius? SUV.
Q: 1970s or 80s?
Q: NBA or NFL?
Q: The Godfather or the Godfather of Soul?
A: [laughs] Godfather of Soul.
Q: French Quarter or Uptown?