Wasn’t That a Mighty Storm / Galveston Flood

“It was the year of 1900…” – The Galveston Flood Disaster songs don’t inhabit the same space as murder ballads, but at MBM we find that they intersect in some profound ways with our genre of choice.  Recently we spent a couple of weeks exploring our own and our readers’ curated … → read more

Murder Ballad Comedy, Part Two: “Lizzie Borden”

Lizzie Borden (1860-1927) Ken here. I’m back again. As it turned out, I had another one in the chute and ready to go. This is our second installment in a short “Murder Ballad Comedy” series. You can read the first installment, on Tom Lehrer’s “The Irish Ballad,” here. “Yesterday in … → read more