Murder Ballad Comedy, Part 5: “Marrow Bones”

“There was an old woman from Wexford…” Almost two years ago, Ken initiated an occasional series for our strange little blog wherein we explored the intersection of murder and comedy in ballads. Between his posts, mine, and Becky’s, we explored mainly 20th century examples of the phenomenon. However, at times … → read more

The Farmer’s Curst Wife / Little Devils

I recently paid a visit to Chicago for the birthday of my good friend Ken, also the father and co-founder of this blog.  After a party-hating thunderstorm drove Ken, his family, and me with near full coolers from a free concert in Millenium Park, we loaded the car and and set off for home. … → read more