The New York Times values Shonda Warner’s opinion when it comes to farmland prices – What do you think?

(Clarksdale, Mississippi) -by Guest Bohemian Fat Clyde, aka Mr. Lil John McKee Hello all you Bohemians out there; check out our own Shonda Warner’s quote in the New York Times about the recent surge in farmland prices. Miss Shonda did not fall off a watermelon trailer yesterday, and the DB suspects that she is right […]

The Delta Bohemian: Year-end Review: What We Did & Where We Are Headed

The Delta Bohemian (DB) turned one-year old recently! The “brainless child” of Billy and Madge Marley Howell–Poor William and Magical Madge–the DB was established as an organic expression of how the two see and experience the Mississippi Delta and Clarksdale, Mississippi. What is The Delta Bohemian? We consider it a zany, quirky, off-the-wall, always spontaneous, […]

Dingus Goes To Jail

By DINGUS BATTICUS (Clarksdale, Mississippi) Hell yeah I’ve been drinking. Three solid weeks in the slammer and nary a sniff, even of mouthwash! When I left that jailhouse earlier today, I told those folks, “Y’all have done seen the last of Dingus Batic-ASS!” I reckon the real question is whether or not I learned my […]

A picture is worth a thousand words

By Lil John McKee This week I want to demonstrate the theory that a picture is worth a thousand words. The following charts are courtesy of the Earth Policy Institute. They tell their own story about agriculture.

Delta Dirt: Sand, Clay, and a River’s Love

By Lil John McKee (Clarksdale, Mississippi) Billy Howell, the Blogging Bohemian and editor-in-chief of, happens to be the writer’s best and oldest friend, which should indicate to the reader one of two possibilities: Howell is letting an otherwise untrained and incompetent writer drivel on about farming (the most searched-for word on all of Google, […]


By Lil John McKee Guest Bohemian (Clarksdale, Mississippi) Precisely. Following is an excerpt from an interview done last fall in the Clarksdale Press Register by the chief Delta Bohemian himself, Billy Howell. He interviewed me for the purpose of reducing into layman’s terms what exactly is “Precision Farming.” I thought he did a good job […]

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 […]


By Mr. Lil’ John McKee Guest Bohemian Multiple choice question- 1. From the following three choices, which is the most appropriate to put in iced tea? a. Artificial sweetener b. Organophosphate insecticide c. Tea is a symbol of capitalist oppression Greetings. To all you yellow-bellied, lily-livered, tofu-eating fraidy cats who chose the first answer – […]