I was called a “tin foil hatter” when I told my Liberal friends that Donald Trump would thump Hillary Clinton. And he did. (I voted for Stein btw)
Because of the cross over of fake news*, conspiracy theories – Bin Laden on the grassy knoll! and the belief in Ancient Aliens….
*I only read news sources that the corporate media like Wa Poo and the Clinton News Network call fake news. I have called the hairy eyeball on the past 8 years as a Progressive. So I do not trust print media nor cable news.
The Smile Jamaica 420report in 2016? 5 for 5
Yes: Collie-fornya, Jah-vada, Jah-suchusetts, Maine
Now my UFOria fixation has proven to be well placed in similar ways to my prediction of the impossible – Trump beating Clinton.
<How to deal with the Trump-o-calypse: Let’s Go Out With a Bang!>
Hope everyone had a nice Holiday. I spent the first week at my sister’s in Albuquerque. My parents just became Snowbirds, so my second week was in Phoenix.
Phoenix is a great town for vinyl. CDs are becoming irrelevant, but the racks are full of black wax and lots of people doing what I do for 30 years: cratedig. So I will be visting often in the months of Dec-March. Otherwise, vinyl melts from the store to the car!
Found some nice gems to play in 2017. For over a decade now, the first show of the year on Smile Jamaica is devoted to what I call Mutant Dub: Jamaican drum and bass with modern electronic sounds and textures awash in echodelia.
The 3 hour Mutant Dub World Tour!
As Joe Strummer sang, “Knives to the trebel!”
Crank the volume!
Set bass phasers to stun!
Happy New Year. Forward ever, backwards never!
Smile Jamaica Ark-Ives: Jah-nuary 7, 2017: Annotated Playlist – photos, soundbytes captions, Reggae History Lessons; 56 sec.
African Head Charge – Gospel Train; Songs of Praise (ON U Sound) ’90
The Vision – Dub Start; Dub Vision (Funfundvierig) ’88 Green Germ. Vinyl: Dub Album of the Hour
Afro Omega – Pick Up the Pieces; Pick Up the Pieces (Afro Omega) SLC dubbers w/ female vox
Jah Woosh – Woodpecker Sound; ON U Sound Celebration (Trance) ’88 West German comp
Sad news to report. Astronaut John Glenn passed away. Smile Jamaica loves anything to do with Space Travel. John Glenn was a pioneer and I pay tribute to him with some UFO-ria. Those astronauts reported strange encounters with unknown entities while probing space.
When they reported back to Ground Zero at NASA, they were yelled at, “Get off the public comm channel!”
They exist. Do not scoff. Too bad we wasted trillions on war. All that money for space exploration we should at least be having deejays spin anti gravity dubwize on Mars.
Christmas came early for I ‘n’ I:. Ancient Aliens Season 9
In the same way that Alt News (slandered as fake news by the Old Media farts) is a skeptical reaction to newspapers and cable news, The Astro-Theologists on Ancient Aliens are challenging what I have called Archaeo Imperialism.
These archaeological sites are thousands of years older – Egypt, Meso-America, Sumer – than we are being told.
Tradtional archaeologists would scoff, “Primitive people didn’t have the tools nor the know how to build those incredibly precise temples, ziggurats and pyramids.”
That’s where the Ancient Aliens come in:
Noah in the Ark; nope: Ziusudra in a submarine;Utnapishtim in a tessaract space ship
Chariots of Fire – jet propulsion from a space ship
Burning Bush – ditto
Stairway to Heaven – Landing deck for a spaceship
Magic Carpet Ride – spaceship
Mohammed’s midnight journey from Jerusalem to Heaven on a flying horse? – Spaceship.
AlI I read for my political enlightenment is “fake news”, I am a big believer in the Astro-Theology taught by Ancient Aliens. So here is my supposition.
Santa Claus and his reindeer? Nope. Alien in a space ship. Rudoph’s red nose? Tracking beacon
I don’t get hung up on the Holiday PC stuff. Happy Holidays? Okay. Merry Christmas, Happy Hanukkah, Kool Kwanza. Most awesome Mawlid (that’s what the Muslims call Jesus’ birthday – one of their Top 5 Prophets.)
My skygod of choice is Anu, Marduk and Isthar. Those who came down from the sky
My dilemma hosting Smile Jamaica for 27+ years is how much and when to start Xmas Reggae. Some years I get complaints, “Bah humbug Nelson – play some Christmas jams!” Other years it it, “I listen to Smile Jamaica to not hear commercial Christmas”.
So this week? One Christmas tune. All I want for Christmas is my Collie herb! 8 down 42, to go!
Smile Jamaica Playlist: Jah-cember 3, 2016
Phillip Frazer – Give King Selassie I Praises + Jah Blessing Flowing Dub; I and I in Inity (I & I Sound) ’87 US vinyl
Natural Roots – Natural Roots (Only Roots) ’84 Fr. Vinyl: Dub Album of the Hour
Beres Hammond – Bubbling; Beres Hammond and Friends (ERC)
The Specials – Rude Boy Outa Jail; Stereo-Typcial (2 Tone) ’80 3 CD best of
Ayo – What’s This All About; Gravity At Last (Wrasse) 2008: Nigerian-German female artist
The Pioneers – Papa Was a Rolling Stone; From the Beginning (Jet Star) ’73 Temptations cover
Aswad – Just a Little Herb; Rebel Souls (Mango) ’84 4:20 Cannabis Service Announcement
Freddie McGregor – Jahovah; 10” (Observer Gold) over Satta riddim
Johnny Osbourne – Trench Town School; Dancehall 2 (Soul Jazz) ‘80
Marcia Griffiths – Feel Like Jumping; Classic Reggae Hits (Time)
Black Slate – Legalize Collie Herb; Amigo (bbr) ’80 herbtune
Buume – Seriously; 10’ (Zimatime) 2006 UK mutant dub instrumental
Set 3: Best of Smile Jamaica 27+ Years
Gregory Isaacs – Happiness Come; Love Is Overdue (Heartbeat) ’74:
Rita Marley – Who Is Your Neighbor; Harambe (Shanachie) ‘82
UB40 – Little by Little; Signing Off (Sound/DEP) ’80 singles collection
Jacob Miller & Ray I – Twelve Days of Ismas; Natty Christmas (RAS) ’78 xmas herbtune
Burning Spear & the Black Disciples – The Ghost; Garvey’s Ghost (Mango) Dub Album of the Hour
Set 4: Rockers do Reggae
Keith Richards feat. Lee “Scratch” Perry – Love Overdue; Crosseyed Heart (Republic) 2015 Gregory Isaacs cover
<Keef Meets the Cool Ruler>
Eric Clapton – Whatcha Gonna Do; Crossroads Box Set (Polydor) ’74: Peter Tosh cover, unreleased
Magic! – Rude; Don’t Kill the Magic! (RCA) 2014 Canadian
The Slits – Fade Away; In the Beginning (Jungle) ’80 live female punk cover of Junior Byles original
Set 5: Vinyl Is Vital
Trinity – Bad Card; Bad Card (Joe Gibbs) ’81 FL
Sis Nya – Serious Time; Jah Music (Jah Shaka) ’87 UK
No Fixed Address – Black Man’s Rights; Wrong Side of the Road (Black Australia) ’81 Australian soundtrack
Sugar Minott – This Old Man; Studio One Sales Conference (Studio One) ’75 JA: nursery rhyme
Frankie Paul – Brothers; Strictly Reggae Music (Londisc) ’84 JA
Pato Banton – No Worry; Never Give In (Primitive Man) ‘88
Ras Command – Kali Dub; In Dub (Red Arrow) ’95 Germ. Mutant dub
Peter Broggs – International Farmer; Rastafari Liveth! (RAS) ’82 herbtune, request
<420 Election Tally: 8-1-1>
Love Joys – Let Me Rock You Now; Showcase (Wackies) ‘82
Ja-Man All-Stars – Dub Zone; In the Dub Zone (Blood and Fire) Dub Album of the Hour
Gracy & the Herbman Band – Comfortable; Movements (Funfundvierzig) ’94 Germ. Female singer
King Kong – Earth Is the Lord; Rumble Jumble Life (Massive B) 2005
Rob I Peart – Scorpion; 10” (Kingston Connexion)
Set 8: Mutant Dub
Alpha & Omega – Roots; Legend of A & O (Dopic Sounds) 2006 UK trance dubbers: Mutant Dub Set
Audio Active – Kick the Bong Around (Adrian Sherwood mix); Bong (Birdman) 2000 Jahpon
Dubblestandart – Steets of Dub (Anxiety Mix); Are You Experienced (Collision) 2006 Jah-stria
Dubchek – Duppy Train; Down Memory Gap Lane (Unitone Wold) 2001
Jim Nastics & Mungo’s Hi Fi – Nah Lef Africa; Jahtarian Dubbers vol. 3 (Jahtari) 2012 Germ.
First re-cap after the election. I have been voting since 1984 and I can’t imagine two worse choices for President than what we got this go round: A greedy, law flaunting incompetent who helped ruin the other states in the Middle East George W didn’t destroy versus a human Cheeto reality host. Ick.
The only good that came out of this election was this Nation dubbled the number of States that can re-assert mankind’s 8000 year connection to Jah’s wisdom weed. Three other states (including my homeland – Montana) approved Medical Marijuana.