Episode 98: D. C. Stephenson and the Klan

 One sounds like an awesome superhero and the other sounds like a weird part of the vagina.


First things first. The guys mention “pig mask” once, I am prompted to misbehave. They mention it more than once, I am good to go. I Googled, and the first page results were so horrifying that I decided to include the whole damn page. Feast your eyes upon the horror, y’all. Oink oink.

Feel the Pig Mask

Gotta have a good horror-laugh before discussing the Klan. Cleanses the brain palate.

This episode is definitely going to be in several parts. Too much information all at once, plus I have two oral histories about the Klan I have been allowed to share, one from the 1930’s in Texas, and one from the 1960’s in North Carolina.

History.com: Reconstruction 1865-1877

Texas State Historical Archive: Knights of the White Camellia, founded 1867 by Colonel Alcibiade DeBlanc

Notice the KKK on their hats, and the skull and crossbones.

Ku Klux Klan, Watertown, NY Division 289 Notice the KKK on their hats, and the skull and crossbones.

c. 1921

c. 1921

Sheet music for The Bloody Moon Waltz, by Gustavus Dolfuss, 1868, also LOC

98: KKK and the Bloody Moon sheet music

I have the sheet music for this dreadful instrumental, if anyone would like to play and record it, I’ll upload it to the site.


Bands from this episode:

  • Screwpad
  • 1917 Fuck Room
  • Seduction Tear
  • Randy Boat
  • Boatfucker
  • Indieklan
  • Peasknife


Cultural references from this episode:

About Carla

This Bluestocking bookworm is your friendly Dollop web-wrangler and digital library curator. In other words, pay no attention to that woman behind the curtain. I'm just here to John Nash all this stuff together. It's all about connections. IT'S ALL CONNECTED. I live atop a mountain, geographically isolated for the protection of others. Yes, an American mountain.