So, I was thinking of all the souls who will never hear or know of the formal apology that has been made for the lynchings or even the verdict reached on the 1964 shooting in Mississippi. How very sad that so much time has had to pass for these horrid injustices to be recognized and addressed. …Heartbreaking, really.

And, of course — me, being the music/pop culture obessessed person that I am — I immediately thought of Nina Simone and her song that upset so many racist Southern white people. “The King of Love is Dead” was a more powerful song, but somehow the energy of “Mississippi Goddamn” has always held me on. Maybe, somehow, the great Ms. Simone knows.

…and, if you’re not familiar with Nina Simone — you really need to get yourself acquainted with her work. “…Mississippi, Goddamn!!”

June 22, 2005. Uncategorized.


  1. g8s replied:

    Some day, you and I will have to spend hours in a used record shop together…

  2. Jon replied:

    Nina has an amazing voice. I wouldn’t call it beautiful, as she almost sounds like a man, but it’s powerful.

  3. Miss Marisol replied:

    mississippi goddamn. i like the sound of that!

    it is sadly unfulfilling to have such late justice.

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