Because Slabbed tackles topics no one else will and frankly folks, given what we witnessed in Baldwin v Costner this assignment is….
But still this is a valid question as a fellow Blue Jay from back in the day sent me this link where Harry Jr is hopping in bed with BP to do a TeeVee special on Louisiana music.
Not withstanding the fact Harry’s daddy was likely the most corrupt DA in the entire land back in the day, where insurance/employee benefit schemes like those unraveled in Jefferson Parish were pioneered, the main criticism I hear about the guy from his old buddies is that Jr. has morphed into a self important ass of the kind we regularly skewer here on Slabbed and indeed the google search string “Harry Connick Jr is an asshole” did bear some fruit but first lets begin from a snippet from an email I received about Harry Jr.:
Would you kindly, if only briefly, light this phoney mother%$^& up…..
Jr. was a classmate of mine at Jesuit. This sack of shit has not lived in New Orleans since 1987. He completely abandoned all of his high school friends, except the famous ones from NOCCA.
That said his fans, while legion, seem to acknowledge the innate assholery associated with the guy, who appears to have gone Hollywood:
The next bit of filler is beautiful, as we delve deeper into Harry Connick, Jr.’s time with the contestants. Can we just have Harry be the judge and host of this whole damn thing? Maybe have Debbie the Stage Manager and Fake Randy come out and play a bit, but seriously, if we just let Harry handle this crapfest, it could become a beautiful, beautiful thing. Harry talks on the phone to the exquisite Bybee James! He tells her that her son thought he was Chris Isaak. He says he is dressed like a…
HALF-GOAT. I have no words. This is the most beautiful piece of American Idol filler ever created. This just needs to be the entire show.
The word pitchy does not exist, judges. We need to stop saying that…He’s [Casey] singing out of tune. That’s how we say it. I gotta bone to pick with these judges about that stuff.
He then proceeds to call Big Mike what I think was a fucking asshole. It was bleeped out. I just want to watch Harry Connick, Jr. do this all night. I actually just want to transcribe this entire bit because its beautiful. Its smart. Its sarcastic. Its honest. Its sweet. Its funny. Harry skewers everyone involved with the show and still manages to come off as a charming & sincere rube. I think I am falling in love.
Actually there are some folks here from Harry’s hometown who do not find his homespun assholery quite as amusing but pity the poor fan of this jerkwad that simply wanted a picture with him:
A fan in NYC finally caught Harry Connick, Jr. yesterday, after trying for 20 years to get a photo with him — looks like he may have to wait 20 more, as Connick completely blew him off!
And none of this counts the asshat disrespecting the National Anthem singing it in a baseball hat at a NASCAR event.
So there you have it folks, Harry’s old homies are not feeling any love for the guy these days, especially after he has cuddled up with BP.