• Beth

    Wow. Someone is going to wish he or she could turn back the clock to a few minutes before this cover art and title was approved.

    You're a music magazine. There's an obligation to be educated about music – look up Holiday, Billie. “Strange Fruit.” Then hang your head. In shame.

  • danielle

    WOOOOOOOOOOOOOW! are you guys serious? the term 'strange fruit' couldn't have went over your collective heads.

  • 1NONewsladder2

    I have never been so ashamed of one of my Favorite New Orleans Magazines as now in the fetid glare of offBeats OFFing Race Card.
    The sun has truly fallen into someone there's asshole.
    Who made the call on this month's Used Paper.
    You know what I'm talkin'bout, hear? Used, Paper, like you find in the bottom of any outhouse on my daddy's farm back in year they drove Emmet Till around Bolivar County, Mississippi –before they chained him to a gin fan and tossed him alive into the Tallahachi River.
    That is what I am talking about here. Ya'hear?
    Who made the Call?
    Know this: I will not, cannot, post ANYTHING from offBeat in my own Blog until somebody here takes responsibility for hanging a bunch a white boys up on a Jungle Jim so you can laugh at the Lynched Niggers.
    Yeah, I said it because That Is What This Means to Honkies. That is why they threw Billy Holliday nickels and dimes without ever realizing that she was Singing About Them.
    Listen to the SONG for Goddess sakes!
    Learn why artist Really do music, or become the Fork Off Beat.
    Jeez Louie!

    Editilla~New Orleans Ladder

  • Please see our apology about this month's cover here: http://www.offbeat.com/2010/03/05/our-apologies/