How did they do it?
Every Friday I get together with my bredrins Mike and Aquaboy for bourbon and banter.
If you are regular listener to Smile Jamaica, you are well acquainted with my recent fascination with Ancient Aliens.
The television series on the History Channel goes into the notion that antiquity and all of its massive structures were effected by visiting Aliens we mistook as Sky Gods.
How did they carve out massive stone structures like the Temple of Jupiter in Baalbek, Lebanon (base slab is 1200 tons of a single cut stone? By my Liberal Arts math, that’s 2,400,000 pounds!
Or Puma Punku in Bolivia? How did “primitive” peoples haul multiple stone blocks (130 tones – 260,000 pounds) 10,000 feet up the mountain. They stack these massive blocks on top of each other with such precision you can’t get a human hair between the blocks. Who needs mortar?
I’ll tell you how they did it: Acoustic Levitation.
The things that modern construction can’t do today. Lifting that weight with cranes or multiple cranes? Ancient Astronauts achieved these stupendous feats by using sound to move those stones into place.
In the last episode I watched, as a Sound Engineer/Deejay, I was fascinated by how sound equates to energy. It is why the most effective prayer must be recited out loud: in cathedrals, temples, tabernacles and mosques. It is the sound of prayer that produces powerful energy.
I play a song in the second half of this podcast edition called God is Great. The power of Muslim prayer, thousands in synchronicity reciting prayers heard by God. Allahu Akbar – God is Great.
And so…one man’s Skygod is another’s Ancient Alien. I want to think The Watchers plugged in big stacks of speakers and pumped heavy bass to lift those hundreds of thousands of pounds into place.
Imagine a Nubian ancestor of Jah Shaka plugging in and firing off dub shots while the Ancient Astronauts looked on in approval as sound equates energy.
The Anunnaki – the originators of Mutant Dub?
Acoustic levitation inna Irie meditation. How the Ancients “got high”.
<Acoustic Levitation, prayer and Ancient Alien architecture; 80 sec.>
Smile Jamaica Ark-Ives: Jah-vember 11, 2017 Annotated Playlist: 47 sec.
- Peter Tosh – Recruiting Soldiers; Mystic Man (Rolling Stone) ’79 UK vinyl – livicated on Veterans Day
<Happy Veterans Day to my pops! 29 sec.>
- Sly & Robbie & the Paragons – Man Next Door; Raiders of the Lost Dub (Mango) ’81 US Dub Album of the Hour
- Mighty Diamonds – Know Your Culture; Tell Me What’s Wrong (Hitbound) ‘78
- Norma Frazer – First Cut Is the Deepest; Full Up – Best of Studio One vol. 2 (Studio One/Heartbeat) ’67 Cat Stevens cover
- Thievery Corporation feat. Notch – True Sons of Zion; Temple of I & I (ESL) 2017 DC dubbers
- Black Slate – Legalise Collie Herb; Amigo (Ensign) ’80 UK 4:20 Cannabis Service Announcement
<Maine’s governor refuses to implement the commercial weed market voted on by the citizens; 29 sec.>
- Barrington Levy – Murderer; 12” (Jah Life) ’84 Brooklyn; Murderer – dem suck out your blood
<In Jamaica gov’t informers are called Vampires; 14 sec.>
- Bunny Wailer – Chant Down Babylon; Hall of Fame (RAS) ’95 Bob covers on his 50th birthday
- Moodie – Repatriation; Moodie in Dub vol. 2 (Moodies) ’74 UK dub
- Gracy & the Herbman Band – Children of Today; See Mi Yah (Funfundvierzig) ’91 female singer w/ deejay
- Bob Marley & the Wailers – Jammin’ 7” mix; 12” (Tuff Gong) ’77
- Candy McKenzie – Sky at Night; Lee “Scratch” Perry Presents (Trojan) 70’s Black Ark prod’n
- Junior Delgado – Fully Legalise; Chainstore Massacre (ON U Sound) 2002 UK herbtune
- Aswad feat. Shabba Ranks – Fire; The Lunatic Soundtrack (Mango) ’91 dancehall
- Junior Murvin – Memories (12” mix); Police and Thieves (Deluxe Edition) ’77 Black Ark prod’n
- Familyman Barrett – Cobra Style Dub; Familyman in Dub (Heartbeat) Dub Album of the Hour
- The Disciples – Herbsman Skuffle; Global Explorer (ZipDog) ’97 UK mutant dub herb tune
- Big Joe – Take It But Don’t Break It; At the Controls (Attack) ’78 dj to Pat Kelly’s cover of Angel of the Morning (Merrilee Rush/Juice Newton)
- Charley Ace – Harder They Come; From Chapter to Version (Jamaican Gold) ’70 dj: not the Jimmy Cliff classic
- African Princess – Jah Children Cry; 12” (Jah Shaka) ’81 UK
Set 5: Vinyl is Vital
- Jah Lloyd – Rudy Come Back; Black Moses (Virgin Front Line) ’79 UK
- Lion Youth – Bring the Couchie Come; Love Comes and Goes (Virgo Stomach) ’81 UK clear vinyl; herbtune
- Crutches & the Heptones – Kelly’s Place; Java Java Dub (Impact!) ’74 UK combination style
- Jah Woosh – I Can’t Hide; Marijuana World Tour (Original) ’79 UK
- Sena – Children of the Ghetto; Juvenile Delinquent (Clapper’s) ’81 Brooklyn: female vox
Set 6: Best of Smile Jamaica 28 Years
- Sheila Hylton – The Bed’s Too Big Without You; Live at Reggae Sunsplash ’81 (Elektra) Police cover
- Bad Brains – The Meek; Rock For Light (Caroline) ’83 DC punkdub
- African Head Charge – God Is Great; Songs of Praise (ON U Sound) ‘90
- Don Carlos – Tuff We Tuff; Deeply Concerned (RAS) ‘87
- The Upsetters – Noah Sugar Pan Dub; Upsetter Shop vol. 2 (Heartbeat) ’77 Dub Album of the Hour
- Peter Tosh – Get Up Stand Up; Honorary Citizen (Columbia/Legacy) ’76 acoustic live on WXFM Chicago; 43 sec.
- Hortense Ellis – Suspicious Minds; All Shook Up (Trojan) early 70’s Elvis Presley cover
<Pop hits in America get the Jamaican Reggae treatmen; 36 sec.t>
- Tena Stelin – Cosmic Session; 10” (Roots Hi-Tek) 2006 UK UFOria
<Tena Stelin: Fellow Ancient Astronaut Theorist; 32 sec.>
Set 8: Mutant Dub
- Dry & Heavy – Riders on the Storm; From Creation (Beat) 2002 Jah-pon covers the Doors: Mutant Dub Set
- Tassili Players – Sensi; Lead With the Bass II (Universal Egg) ’96 UK dub herbtune
- Jah “Pecker” Pelicaho & the Wailers – Concrete Jungle Dub; 21st Century Dub (ROIR) ’87 Jah-pon dubber meets Jamaican roots
<The Wailers in Jah-pon; 50 sec.>
- Natacha Atlas – Yalla Chant (Transglobal Under Remix); Remix Collection (Mantra) ’99 Belgian singer in Arabic