Juke Joint Festival 2011 Redux – Pictures and Videos

Here are more pictures and videos from the Juke Joint Festival 2011 in Clarksdale, MS. Enjoy. There is lots to watch and see! We suggest you watch them all because you might find yourself, find someone you know, find someone you think you might know, find someone you wanna know, find someone you don’t wanna […]

Alligators and Off Switches

DELTA SHORTS   Alligators and Off Switches By WILLIAM PRENTISS   Impetuous Pablo thought he still possessed the agility and grace of the old jungle cat he used to think he was–mobile, agile, hostile, in search of the nubile. Alas, he was measured and found wanting: he was merely fragile, docile, senile, and non-facile. Getting […]

Watcha Gonna Do? Posted 4-20-11

WATCHA GONNA DO? Posted 4-20-11       What’s going on in and around Clarksdale and/or Coahoma County…and beyond this coming week?   My, oh, my, but didn’t we all have a partying good time in Clarksdale last week during the Juke Joint Festival including the days leading up to it as well as Sunday? […]

God is in Gardens

By PONTIFICUS MINIMUS Gardens and gardening reflect God’s creative and redemptive power. Many a pastoral life’s non-encumbrances include outside air, sunshine, the smell of soil, time for reflection, and the greatest gift of all–watching a tiny green plant with a leaf or two and a limp stem grow into whatever God designed during its ancestral […]

Watcha Gonna Do? Posted 4-13-11

Watcha Gonna Do? Posted 4-13-11 PHOTOS AT BOTTOM OF PAGE!! What’s going on in and around Clarksdale and/or Coahoma County…and beyond! (VIDEO WITH POST!) Juke Joint Festival 2011 has finally arrived! There is great anticipation for this multi-faceted event in Clarksdale. The festival coordinators describe the festival as “Half Blues Fest, Half Small-Town Fair and […]

Metro Rednecks

POOR WILLIAM’S WHIMS:   Metro Rednecks By POOR WILLIAM Metro redneck is not necessarily an oxymoron—words that don’t go together, but it might raise the ire of those with latent tendencies and or an aversion to anything not clothed in camouflage and smelling of cordite—gunpowder. According to one definition found in the Urban Dictionary, a […]

A Conversation with Pinetop Perkins

A Conversation with Pinetop Perkins By POOR WILLIAM   The legendary Grammy-winning blues pianist Willie “Pinetop” Perkins died Monday, March 21, 2011, in Austin, TX. Pinetop was slated to attend his 12th annual Pinetop Perkins Homecoming Celebration in Clarksdale at Hopson’s Commissary (the plantation where he had been an ace tractor driver) and the Shack […]

RUST on another Saturday night with the Side Street Steppers

RUST Restaurant on another Saturday night   with the Side Street Steppers     RUST Restaurant and its newly hung artwork by local artists played host last Friday night to the Side Street Steppers from Memphis. This funky little quartet had RUST regulars smiling, swaying, and participating in the eclectic sounds being sung and played […]

Mullet Theology: Blessing or Curse

  By PONTIFICUS MINIMUS CLARKSDALE, Mississippi What say ye Pontificus? Mullet theology? Doth thou jest or are thou creating a new belief about God? Neither one my fair friend, I am merely proposing a contemporary name for the centuries old quest for the answer to many a Christian’s dilemma: Who is right, Reformation man or […]

Get It Done – a music video in the making in the heart of the Mississippi Delta, CLARKSDALE!

By POOR WILLIAM CLARKSDALE, Mississippi Behind the scenes at Vincent Productions in the heart of the Mississippi Delta in Clarksdale, Mississippi, producer, songwriter and musician Gary Vincent has been working magic in his unique studio with the one and only James “Super Chikan” Johnson. Gary was kind enough to write a song for his friend, […]

Mr. February 2011 – Sharp Dressed Man in Clarksdale, MS

Sharp Dressed Man – Mr. February 2011 CLARKSDALE, Mississippi There’s MORE…………….

I’ve Missed the Gym

By POOR WILLIAM CLARKSDALE, Mississippi NOTE: The reason Poor William and Pontificus both love to refer to themselves in the third person is because many politicians and preachers do it all the time, and the two boys want to share in the awesome sense of grandeur the third person spoken in the first person provides […]

But isn’t it Dirty? No, it’s the Sunflower!

By DRIFTWOOD JOHNNIE (John Ruskey is a contributing writer to The Delta Bohemian) Sat, Feb 19th @ 12 noon — Meeting for Friends of the Sunflower River — at Quapaw Canoe Company — Street level 3rd & Sunflower Ave. Y’all its that time of year: February is Sunflower River Month!  If you’ve never before participated […]

Mississippi Delta Bohemian’s Mr. February 2011 – Sharp Dressed Man in Clarksdale, MS

Sharp Dressed Man – Mr. February

Milk Toast We Ain’t!

CLARKSDALE, Mississippi LISTEN TO THE RECORDING of the Delta Bohemian leaving Clarksdale in the Mississippi Delta and headed to Oxford HERE: Poor William: We Ain’t Milk Toast Poor William felt like pontificating, as he often does, to all you folks out there in Radioland. Have a listen to this impromptu recording (see the link at the end) while […]

REDS BLUES LOUNGE: Tips in da Bucket

  A recent night in the heart of the Mississippi Delta in Clarksdale, MS, The Delta Bohemian found himself at Red’s Blues Lounge where Mary “Action” Jackson was singing with the All Night Long Blues Band, which included musicians Sean “Bad Apple” on guitar, “Big Boy” Martin on harp, Dixie Street on drums, and Cade […]

2011: A Snow Odyssey Comments

THE DELTA BOHEMIAN, POOR WILLIAM, AND HIS TRYING-TO-EXPLAIN BROTHER, PONTIFICUS MINIMUS, ALL RECEIVED MANY COMMENTS, KUDDOS AND A FEW ECCLESIASTICAL ADMONISHMENTS! MAGICAL MADGE AND I HAVE POSTED MOST OF THEM BELOW. THEY CAME LARGELY FROM FACEBOOK, THE DELTA BOHEMIAN WEBSITE, AND ORAL COMMENTARY. READ IF YOU MUST; ENJOY IF YOU WILL:  MJH: Bill, What inspired […]

FRENCH NIGHT MADIDI

CLARKSDALE, Mississippi A pictorial essay by Mississippi Delta Photographer Langdon Clay Deep in the heart of the Mississippi Delta, Saturday, January 8, 2011, a local restaurant played host to eight gifted chefs and one well-informedSommelier for a culinary night beyond compare. The dinner boasted an eight-course dinner with pairings of wine for each. The wine […]

Any Given Wednesday at GZBC

Miranda Mulholland and others…. (Clarksdale, Mississippi)   Her name is Miranda. Miranda Mulholland. She is from Toronto. She is Bohemian. She is an Artist. She is a Fiddler beyond compare. She played at Ground Zero Blues Club. She played with local musicians at the club. There is more….. A video!

Ground Zero Blues Club Christmas Wench

(Clarksdale, Mississippi) VIDEO IN POST Ground Zero Blues Club employees celebrated the holidays at Ground Zero Blues Club in Clarksdale, MS. A good time was had by all on that Monday, December 13th which happened to be the 1st wedding anniversary of Delta Bohemians Madge Marley Howell and Billy Howell, aka Poor William. Madge wore her