The first time I heard the song "If I Can't Sell It, I'll Sit On It" by Ruth Brown was at a burlesque workshop when Miss Jo "Boobs" Weldon taught our class how to do a sexy little chair dance. I loved it then and I loved it even more when this lady played it for us live at Pat O'Briens in New Orleans.
As finicky as I can be with my cocktails and as much as I usually dread touristy places, I have to say that I enjoyed all our visits to Patty O's (yes there was more than one). We had one fun afternoon knocking back hurricanes with a couple we met from San Diego and thereafter cheering on some older ladies determined to show us that they knew how to down blowjob shots. It was also cool to just sit in the piano room listening to raspy-voiced ladies give Southern flavor to everything from country songs to Journey's "Don't Stop Believing." If you're ever in the Big Easy, a hurricane at Pat O'Briens cannot be missed.