RIP Jessi Zazu of Those Darlins

Goodbye Jessi Zazu. 28. Fuck. Waaaaay too young for such a talent.

The first time I saw them, the plaintive notes of this song were the first thing they played, and the room was astonished in the best of ways.

I asked her for an interview & she asked me what I did, and when I said “gender studies” she said “oh, so you get it, i’m so sick of these perverted old men who want to ask about our sex lives.”

Yeah. I regret that I never made it happen but I went out of my way to see them a few times and she was always up for a chat. They did “White Light White Heat” in Madison the night that Lou died, and I am still grateful for that. And now she’s gone too.

rockerggrrrl, thank you. Your voice and your attitude brought this old lady a fuckton of joy.

Helen Boyd

is the author of My Husband Betty and She's Not the Man I Married.

One Comment

  1. I just saw this. So fucking unfair, life can be. I adore her singing in “Wild One”, and I’m so happy she showed the real dimension Nashville can have.

    I also wish I could give every male member of Congress who voted against HPV vaccinations for young girls cervical cancer.

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