Song for Wuornos
Saturday, January 22, 2005
Last year the movie Monster told the brutal, horrific story of the real life hooker Aileen Wuornos, who was executed by the state of Florida for killing 7 of her clients. One of the artists who spoke out against her execution was the avant-garde singer Diamanda Galas. Galas dedicated several of her songs to Aileen Wuornos, including a cover of Hank Williams’ “I’m So Lonesome I Could Cry.” Trey Kay found out that one reason Galas felt so strongly about Wuornos’ case is that she herself had spent time walking the streets.