Welcome to Annotated, a new feature just for A+ subscribers where a bunch of our favorite musicians will take us on an intimate journey through the creation of one of their songs. We started off reaching out to friends of Autostraddle who are popular musicians – and all of them are into it and will be writing in coming months – but we couldn't friggin' believe it when Margaret Cho agreed to be our first contributor. Her new record American Myth is due out on her own Clownery Records on April 29, and none of us could figure out which song she should pick (although Laneia and I both admitted we were intrigued by the idea of "Anna Nicole"). She ended up granting our wish, and the result is this heartbreaking, hilarious tribute to a true American hero.
"Anna Nicole" annotated by Margaret Cho
One night I kissed Anna Nicole Smith
She tasted like pickles and American my...
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