One of the things the Deep South is known for besides perverts like Ray Moore is BBQ and even though i eat mostly a vegetarian plant based diet i do indulge especially when i am in Montreal for the famous Montreal smoked meat or in Mississippi when i am in Clarksdale. That’s when i stop […]
The blues are so popular now it is amazing. Tourists from all over the world as far away as Japan flock down to Mississippi and follow the signs signifying the Blues Trail..everyone searching for the authentic experience. All i can tell you about is my personal experience with the blues. My father was the main […]
Almost a close encounter with ghosts A night in Arkansas I stayed in a bed and breakfast this past summer in Helena Arkansas an early century house filled with antiques and character. The house was built on a battlefield and 15,000 Confederate troops were killed on this ground in the Civil War. This ground meaning […]
I was 11 years old and i read the book Nigger by Dick Gregory the social activist and comedian who wrote about his life growing up poor and black in America. The influence this had on me was powerful and even though i was 11 i was inflamed and upset with the images of social […]
Back in the Spring i found myself in Memphis at Sun Records and they were charging 30 dollars for two for a tour .I went up to the ticket seller and asked what discounts were available. “Nada” he shook his head. “It is what it is.” (that is my fucking line) “Triple A?” i asked. […]
GHOSTS IN ARKANSAS I have to chuckle about this . On the 6,000 mile journey i just came back from i booked a night in an old cotton planter’s plantation house over the border from Clarksdale Mississippi in Helena Arkansas.We took back roads to get there across rivers and bridges . I learned this mansion […]
Tonight in Natchez Mississippi at a blues bar that has been there for decades and is also the place that served as a guest house for Mark Twain.This is the view tonight along the Mississippi River .Across this bridge is Louisiana.
A quiet night curled up in the big chair reading this book about life in Mississippi.. I have greater insight into the State through this book. Picking up Deep South by Paul Theroux tomorrow at the library. You see for me the Road Trip doesn’t end. It is the preamble if you will because my […]