#oxford #mississippi #sunset
I'll Take My Stand
Had so much fun with @kateeee_92 at the art crawl!!! Finally got to ride on a double decker :) thanks for the fun night girl! #oxford #artcrawl (at Oxford Square!)
Well y’all… Today I fell in love. With a place called Cracker Barrel. #breakfastfoodisthebestfood #crackerbarrel #tupelo #LOVE #srmandrps @scotadabro (at Cracker Barrel Old Country Store)
RE: Parts Unknown - Mississippi Delta
I hate to be negative when the Mississippi Delta area needs as much outside exposure as it can manage, but as a lifelong resident of the Delta, the Bourdain episode on this area was kind of a let down. The sad thing about it, is only the locals are going to be the ones that notice that the episode was kind of a sham.
Two major blocks of the show (About half of the hour episode) were dedicated to two towns that are not even in the Delta (Jackson and Oxford) while major Delta attractions barely got any air at all. (Po’ Monkey’s) The Oxford bit was especially disappointing because it was basically a 20 minute infomercial on a local entrepreneur who was born in Louisiana.
I’m happy that they made the show and that they managed to do Mississippi some justice in showing that we are growing out of the old image of segregation and oppression, but if someone else is going to come and do a show and title it “Mississippi Delta,” I would hope that the entire show were dedicated to the actual Delta and not to towns that are more economically viable and can fill time for convenience.
Po’ Monkey’s lounge
Po’ Monkey’s lounge is located in unincorporated Bolivar County, Mississippi outside of Merigold. Located in the Mississippi Delta, it is a juke joint located in cotton fields in a one-room house. The juke joint was founded in 1961 and is considered to be one of the last original juke joints in the south.
These historic music houses have always been places where “farm workers could relax, drink beer, and listen to music.” Po’ Monkey’s is operated by owner William Seaberry, and is only open one night a week, Thursday.
The Mississippi Blues Commission placed a historic marker at the Po Monkey’s Lounge in 2009 designating it as a site on the Mississippi Blues Trail for its contribution to the development of the blues (and one of the few authentic juke joints that is still operating today).
Anthony Bourdain Parts Unknown - Mississippi Delta
"Water does not resist. Water flows. When you plunge your hand into it, all you feel is a caress. Water is not a solid wall, it will not stop you. But water always goes where it wants to go, and nothing in the end can stand against it. Water is patient. Dripping water wears away a stone. Remember that, my child. Remember you are half water. If you can’t go through an obstacle, go around it. Water does." - Margaret Atwood, The Penelopiad
Stein Seed Storage House, Chatham, Mississippi