John Ruskey Lectures Delta Psi Fraternity at Ole Miss

May the river be with Alex Borst! By MAGICAL MADGE and GUEST BOHEMIAN BRAXTON BARDEN PHOTOS and SEVERAL VIDEOS and SPECIAL LINK NEAR BOTTOM Was I reading my email correctly….? Quapaw Canoe Company‘s John Ruskey was speaking at a fraternity house at Ole Miss? Yes! Just so happened my wheels were taking me in close proximity to the […]

Easy Like Pedi Cabbing on Sunday to Red’s Blues Club

Jean-Claude Droux Jammin’ in the Mississippi Delta By POOR WILLIAM Clarksdale, Mississippi  (VIDEO and PHOTOS) Clarksdale and the Mississippi Delta are made all the richer due to folks from the world over who consistently return year after year to get their Delta fixes: blues, good eats, fair weather, cold beer, and most importantly,

Poor William Loves Water – Hot or Cold

Water Matters By POOR WILLIAM Clarksdale, Mississippi    (VIDEO!!) Hey Man, I just can’t seem to get enough water. Must be the Delta boy in me, or maybe it’s just the inherent need to be baptized, often. I ain’ real sure! My Mama always said when I was taking extra-long showers that I was washin’ […]

Jerry’s Dreamboat, Opening Right on Q – in Clarksdale!

By Poor William (Clarksdale, Mississippi) PHOTOS IN POST Have a hankering for unique Mississippi Delta hot tamales? Need a fix of some killer BBQ? Then look no further than downtown Clarksdale, MS, birthplace of the blues. Jerry McCray, of Jerry’s Hot Tamales, and Charles Evans, owner of Clark House Residential Inn, have teamed up to […]

James Meredith, Clarksdale and the Kingdom of God

By Poor William (Clarksdale, Mississippi) VIDEO IN POST “Mississippi is the most beautiful country in the world!” — James Meredith, one of the most prominent figures in the Civil Rights Movement, who considers Mississippi to be the “center of the universe.” During a recent speech in Clarksdale, James Meredith said MISSISSIPPI is the most powerful […]

There’s Something to Say for Going Astray – by Corinne Vance

Young & Free Columnist By CORINNE VANCE (includes photo gallery) It’s more than easy to get caught in the routine of doing the same thing over and over again. As human beings we are naturally creatures of habit. I have begun to notice that this is especially true in the case of making plans to […]

Displaced Deltan Falls in Love with Hill Country Blues. It happens!

By POOR WILLIAM, a tone-deaf blues-aficionado (Clarksdale, Mississippi) VIDEO and PHOTOS Familiar tale? “Hey man, we didn’t appreciate what was in our own backyard; now we get it!” Could be a statement made by thousands of folks recognizing later in life what was inherent at the genesis. For Poor William, it was the blues! I […]

Super Bowl XLVI Champ Eli Manning drops the Love Bomb on David Letterman Show

  Super Bowl XLVI Champ Eli Manning Drops the Love Bomb on David Letterman Show By Madgical After watching a grown man being interviewed by David Letterman, reflecting on his achievements, which include winning two NFL Super Bowls, voted as the pinnacle game’s MVP, twice, who also happens to be a bad-ass quarterback, my takeaway […]

Treat Your Neighbor As Yourself, or Treat Your White Neighbor As Yourself

By CORINNE VANCE →VIDEO INCLUDED← And one of the scribes came and heard them arguing, and recognizing that He had answered them well, asked Him, “What commandment is the foremost of all?” Jesus answered, “The foremost is, ‘Hear, O Israel! The Lord our God is one Lord; and you shall love the Lord your God with […]

Toomer’s Corner Makes the South the South

POOR WILLIAM’S WHIMS:   Toomer’s Corner Makes the South the South By POOR WILLIAM   Today’s headline news in the Clarion Ledger from the Associated Press: “Auburn: Oak trees poisoned at Toomer’s Corner.” The aged oak trees are on the site where Auburn fans have long celebrated big wins. Ain’t that ‘bout a bitch? It’s […]

Helpless On Mississippi Highway 6

By CORINNE VANCE (Clarksdale, Mississippi)  The beat of a heart or the flutter of a bird’s wings, things we expect to happen in the blink of an eye. What significance does one second of the day out of 86,400 have? It may claim ownership of a kiss on the cheek, the flash of a camera […]

Delta Strutters

By Dingus Batticus (Clarksdale, Mississippi)  Those of y’all who know about the Mississippi Delta probably know that the place is famous for blues music. That’s black folks’ music. You also probably know something about the plantation culture that the blues came from. Them is white folks’ plantations. As for me and my folks, we ain’t […]