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Smile Jamaica: Mutant Dub Christmas (Online Only Ark-Ive)

 

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Merry Dubs-mas from the Smile Jamaica Ark-Ives; 30 sec.

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Playlist below the Christmas Greetings

Since I am with my fams in Jah-buquerque (No more Monida Pass driving through blizzards to get to Northern Montana. The Birthplace: Fort Benton).

So before I hit the road, I cooked up a 3 hour online only show in my Secret Dubratory. Mutant Dub Christmas!

I have several hundred Reggae Christmas jams, but not surprising nothing along the lines of “I saw Mommy kissing E.T.”

Take this as my gift to the dubbers and dawtas out there who love my twisted take on what I call Mutant Dubwize

bless, robt

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My Assyrian Yimma (beloved Mother) would like to wish the Smile Jamaica massive: Eidokon avee Brekha — Have a Merry Christmas!

3 Hour Playlist: Mutant Dub Christmas 2014

30 min.:

  • Alpha & Omega – Liberate the Nation; Almighty Jah (A & O/Greensleeves) ’92 UK trance dub w/ female vox
  • Thievery Corporation feat. – The Outernationalist feat. Ras Pidai; Richest Man in Babylon (ESL) 2002 DC
  • Bob Marley/Bill Laswell – Waiting in Vain; Dreams of Freedom (Axiom) ’97: Ambient translations of Marley in Dub
  • Gorillaz – Starshine; Spacemonkeyz Versus Gorillaz – Laika Come Home (Virgin) 2002 UK
  • Mad Professor – Studio 54 Dub; Afrocentric Dub (Ariwa) ’99 cover of Blondie’s Rapture w/ female vox
  • Bomb the Bass feat. Justin Warfield – Bug Dust Powder; clear (Quango) ’94 UK; Kruder & Dorfmeister Session – tribute to William Burroughs Naked Lunch
  • Benga – 26 Basslines; Diary of an Afro Warrior (Tempa) 2008 dubstep
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Santa is a punk. I travelled by tessaract, not reindeer all the way from Nibiru

1 hour:

  • Djosos Krost feat. Jah Bobby – Creation; No Sign of Bad (Quango) 2004; vox dub poet. Djosos Krost = Jesus Christ (Danish)
  • Likkle Mai – Rock to Sleep; Roots Candy (Beat) 2006 Jah-pon; female singer from Dry & Heavy
  • Sizzla – Rain Showers (Bronx Dogs Dub Mix); Dub Selector (Quango) 2001
  • Ticklah feat. Rob Symeonn – Pork Eater; Ticklah vs. Axelrod (Easy Star) 2007
  • DJ Vadim feat. Skinny Man, Singa Blinga & Killa Kela – Ballistic Affair; The Soundcatcher (BBE) 2007; Russian dubber; Leroy Smart update
  • Deep Dish feat. Stevie Nicks – Dreams; George Is On (Thrive) 2005; Fleetwood Mac vs. Iranian house rmxers
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Christmas in Fukushima

90 min.:

  • 2 Bad Card – Mentally Ska’d; Hustling Ability (ON U Sound) ’95 UK; mutant ska?
  • Kode9 & the Spaceape – Kingstown; Mary Ann Hobbs: Warrior Dubz (Planet Mu) 2006 UK
  • Aldubb feat. Ras Perez – Let There Be Dub; Let There Be Dub (One Drop) 2010 Jah-many dubstep
  • La Roux – In 4 the Kill Pon de Skream; Major Lazer; Lazerproof (Mad Decent) 2010 dubstep rmx of female hit
  • Dub Syndicate feat. Bim Sherman – Cuss Cuss; Strike the Balance (ON U Sound) ’90 UK; Lloyd Robinson reggae cover
  • Dubphonic – All You Weed Is Love; Relight (Hammerbass) 2009 Fr.
  • Dry & Heavy – Smoker’s Cough; Full Contact (BSI) 2000 Jah-pon

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2 hours:

  • St. Germain – Montego Bay Spleen; Boulevard (Blue Note) 2000 Fr.
  • Sevendub feat. Angelique Willikie – Rock With Me (Temperature Rising Mix) Dub Club Edition (Collision) 2006 Fr.
  • 50 Hz – Skiddy Dub; Aotearoa Dub Combinations (Kog Transmissions) 2000 New Zealand
  • Fat Freddy’s Drop – Pull the Catch; Fat Freddy’s Drop (Fat Freddy’s Drop) 2009 New Zealand
  • Judith – Such Is Life; Universal Roots U.K. Reggae Stars volume 1 (Universal Roots) 2008 UK
  • London Underground – Watch Your Step; Compilation 80-84 (ON U Sound) ’89 UK dub group
  • The Ruts – Babylon’s Burning (Apollo 440 rmx); Babylon’s Burning Reconstructed Dub Drenched Soundcapes (Collision) UK punk group rmx stylee
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Santa gives coal to naughty kids. Aliens dispense high energy death rays

2 1/2 hours:

  • Roots Manuva – Haunted; Awfully Deep (Big Dada) 2005 UK toaster
  • Morcheeba – Aqualung; Charango (Reprise) 2002 UK
  • The Orb – Little Fluffy Clouds (Dance Mix 2); U.F. Off (Island) ’98 UK Best of
  • Nightmares on Wax – Wait a Minute; Smokers Delight (Warp) ‘95UK
  • Power Steppers – Aural Exciter; Bass Re-Enforcement (Universal Egg) ’96 UK
  • Dub Colossus – Black Rose (Sidestepper rmx); Return to Addis EP (RealWorld) 2009 female Ethiopian singer in the mix
  • Dreadzone – One Way; Second Light (Virgin) ’95 UK

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3 hours:

  • Noiseshaper – Bushmaster; Real to Reel (Miracle Sounds) 2006 Jah-stria
  • D’incise – Anarchy for Y3k; Dub Buds vol. 1 (Phoenix Upliftment) 2006
  • Natacha Atlas – Kidda; Best of (Mantra) 2005; Moroccan/Belgian
  • Grand Analog – Weekend Love; Calligraffiti (Urbnet) 2007 Canada
  • Manasseh Meets the Equaliser – Shining; Shining (Acid Jazz) ’96 UK; Marley cover
  • Pama International feat. Dawn Penn – Betterment Blues; Trojan Sessions (Trojan) 2006 UK
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They most certainly are out there. Eyes to the skies! Do not scoff

 

Smile Jamaica Playlist: Aug. 2, 2014 (Stream + Playlist); Isaiah 63:1 – Bozrah vs. The Hairy Eyeball

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Greetings,

Jump straight to Smile Jamaica Jah-gust 2, 2014 Stream

Summer of Roots continues into its 3rd month: Jah-gust on Smile Jamaica

<August? No, Jah-gust!; 16 sec.>

Here is what I featured on this week’s edition of Smile Jamaica: Aug. 2, 2014

I tell you the story about how Reggae and the Bible and the Hairy Eyeball all mashed up at my sister Stacey’s wedding 20 years ago.

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Isaiah 63:1. Verse I turned to at random from Gideon Bible at my sister’s wedding. Reggae lyrics synchronicity: “Who is this man from Bozrah with his garments dipped in blood?” Eerie

<Bozrah and the Hairy Eyeball: Wedding Bell Blues; 2 min 38 sec>

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Sista Stacey; her youngest Hayden; eldest Mason – Jah-buquerque, New Jahxico

I love the TV show Ancient Aliens. When I retired from doing political interviews on Radioactive  KRCL (2003-2012), I ditched the hopeless of change and embraced my Ancient Alien heritage. Modern Aliens, the Greys? Meh…

<Hovercraft soundbyte; 27 sec.>

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Smile Jamaica’s version of “church”. Every Friday Night H2 Channel. The Anunnaki are coming back in 2800 AD.

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Jah-gust 2, 2014: Smile Jamaica Playlist with photos, captions and sound bytes.

bless, robt

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PLAYLIST:

  • The In Crowd – Born in Ethiopia; His Majesty Is Coming (Creole) ’78 Fr. Vinyl;
  • Prince Jammy – Jammin’ for Survival; Rodigan’s Dub Classics: Serious Selections Volume 1 (Rewind Selecta) ’96 dub comp; Dub Album of the Week
  • Laurel Aitken – Heile Heile (The Lion); Woppi King (Trybute)  tribute to HIM by ska legend
  • The Abyssinians – In a Kalda; Reunion (AO!) ’98 song about horse racing in JA
  • Black Roots – Oh Mama Africa; On the Ground (Sugar Shack)  2012 UK
  • Gregory Isaacs & Kenny Knots – Bush Ganja + Love Is the Key; 10” (Inner Sanctuary) 2005 4:20 Cannabis Servic Announcement
  • Hollie Cook – 99; Twice (Mr. Bongo) 2014 mutant dubstress out of UK***End of Set 1
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His Majesty is Coming….Look busy!
  • Bob Marley & the Wailers – Jammin’; Live Forever (Tuff Gong) last live Pittsburgh, Jah-sylvania; 9/23/80: Stanley Theatre
  • Sarah B Band – Realign My Mind; Realign My Mind (Sarah B Band) 2011 SLC group
  • Danny Red – Little More High Grade; 10” (Sip a Cup); 2003 mutant dub herbtune***End of Set 2
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2 down, 48 to go! Sip a Cup (.i.e. smoke the chalice). High Grade for half the price if we legalize it!
  • Mike Brooks – Train to Buzz Rock; 10” (Teams); Bozrah with his garments dipped in blood: Isaiah 63:1
  • Zema – Free at Last; Black Sheep (Melchizedek) female roots out of So Cal
  • Bunny Wailer – Put It On; Rule Dancehall (Shanachie) ‘87***End of Set 3
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Isaiah 63:1. Man from Bosrah with his garments dipped in blood.
  • Jackson Browne – Everywhere I Go; I’m Alive (Elektra) ’93 Rockers do Reggae set
  • The Clash – Guns of Brixton (w/ Paul Simonon intro) – London Calling (Epic) ‘79

<Paul Simonon on Reggae and The Clash; 1 min 25 sec.>

<Reggae History Lesson: Paul Simonon’s bass prowess; 35 sec.>

  • Ben Harper – Burn One Down; Voodoo Child (bootleg); herbtune; Bonn, Germany; 10/20/97
  • The Members – Offshore Banking Business/Pennies in the Pound (Virgin) ’79 UK New Wave group***End of Set 4
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Paul Simonon, bassie for The Clash: When they kick at your front door, how you gonna come? With your hands on your head or on the trigger of your gun
  • Casselberry and DuPree – Positive Vibration; City Down (Icebergg) ’86 Milwaukee, Jah-sconsin; Marley cover; Vinyl is Vital set
  • Derrick Morgan – Great Collie Herb New Style; Sly-Robbie + the Taxi Gang: Purpleman + Friends (Vista Sounds) ’83 UK herbtune
  • The Eclipse Band – Corrupted Society; Inner Reggae Rhythm (Only Roots) ’78 Fr.
  • Dillinger – Melting Pot; Badder Than Them (A & M) ’81 US
  • Barry Brown – Masses of the People; Stand Firm (Justice) ’80? JA***End of Set 5
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Vinyl is Vital out of Jah-waukee. Great female duet on Marley. Smile Jamaica approved!
  • Spiritual Rez – Anunnaki Invasion! + Bring It On; Apocalypse Whenever (Spiritual Rez) 2014; Boston, Jah-suchusetts

<Anunnaki Return from the Heavens; 12 sec.>

  • Jean Binta Breeze – Lovin Wasn Easy; LKJ Preents (LKJ) ’96 UK female dub poet
  • Winston Fergus – Ganja Defenders; 10” EP (Dubwise) mutant dub herbtune***End of Set 6
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Not the Sumerian ZZ Top but the Anunnaki. “Those who come from the sky”. Coming back in 2800 AD.
  • Peter Tosh – Babylon Queendom; Equal Rights (Legacy Edition) (Columbia/Legacy) ’77 dubble disk rarity
  • The Emotions – More Questions Than Answers; Complete Stax/Volt Soul Singles (Stax); US soul females do reggae
  • Elvis Costello & the Imposters – Watching the Detectives; Spectacular Spinning Songbook (Hip O Select) 2011 Rockers do reggae***End of Set 7
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Perhaps the greatest white bwoy Reggae tune of all time.
  • Red I feat. Brother Culture – Jahdgement Time; Jahdgement Time (Red I) 2012 mutant dub out of Phillipines. Mutant dub set
  • Dubblestandart vs. Sly & Robbie – Preemptive Dub (dub rmx); King Size Dub 10 (Echo Beach) Jah-stria dub
  • Gussie Ranks & Alcapone – Bully Bwoy + Herb Affair; 10” (Digital Conscious) 2010 herbtune
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2 Down, 48 to go!: Washington DC legalization on the ballot; Nov. 2014

Smile Jamaica Preview: Jah-gust 2, 2014 – Beware the Hairy Eyeball!

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Reggae Fanatic since Oct. ’86. “Come get yer righteous raaas klaat licks!”

Smile Jamaica live every Saturday 4-7 PM Mtn. Time:

  • 90.9FM in Utah
  • Stream:  Tune In Radio
  • Ark-Ive. Here on Smile Jamaica blog; without commercial interruptions
  • Twitter: SmileJ_KRCL for live alert and stream upload/blog posts

Greetings,

Reggae Music your Summer Soundtrack rolls into its 3rd month. His Imperial Majesty month (July) into Jah-gust

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Haile Selassie I – b. July 23, 1892

Uploaded the July 26 Ark-Ive of Smile Jamaica. There is nuff  time to push us up the Mixcloud charts!

Here is what I have for you this afternoon, Jah-gust 2, 2014:

3 hours: “all killer no filler”

I’m gonna tell you a story about how I got the Hairy Eyeball at my sister’s wedding twenty years ago. It invokes a Biblical dude named Bozrah with his garments dipped in blood

Isaiah 63:1

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Beware the Hairy Eyeball: The minute I walked into the Church during my sister’s wedding the lights went out all over Fort Benton Montana. July 1994. My mom gave me the “hairy eyeball”
  • Dub Album of the Week: DJ David Rodigan selects: Rodigan’s Dub Classic: Serious Selections Volume 1 (Rewind Selecta). Tubby’s, Jammy, Scientist. So the music never haffee Stop
  • Rockers doing Reggae: First Saturday of the Month: Jackson Browne, The Clash, Elvis Costello
  • 4:20 Cannabis Service Announcement. Seven Leaf 10″ every half hour. 
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2 down, 48 to go!
  • Roots Dawtas: new Hollie Cook and other mutant dubstresses
  • Vinyl is Vital midway
  • Wailers Family Tree: Bob 9/23/80: Jah-sylvania; ’77 Tosh rarities from dubble disk upgrade of Equal Rights. Bunny Wailer Rule Dancehall ’87
  • Mutant Dub to end the show. Including one from Spiritual Rez name checking the Anunnaki.

bless, robt

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Anunnaki – LOOK AT HIS WRISTWATCH!. Returning from the 12th Planet Nibiru to Earth in 2800AD

Smile Jamaica live every Saturday 4-7 PM Mtn. Time:

  • 90.9FM in Utah
  • Stream:  Tune In Radio
  • Ark-Ive. Here on Smile Jamaica blog; without commercial interruptions
  • Twitter: SmileJ_KRCL for live alert and stream upload/blog posts
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The Stone that the builder refused. Will always be the head corner stone — Bob Marley

Smile Jamaica: Jah-tana Cratedigging Report!

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Fort Benton, Jah-tana the Birthplace of Jah-tana and Smile Jamaica

Greetings,

Back from the land of my birth: Fort Benton, Jah-tana. Put a thousand miles on the Dubmobile. I took the long way home

Wheel it back to July 12…

Finished up Smile JamaicaSaturday Night Stylee from SLC north on a hot evening jag to Idaho Falls. Nice to have late night sun to cruise to. Heavy duty bass tunes to keep me awake without caffeination. Every. Step. of the Way. Bunk for the night. Get in to a Super Full Moon dark sky about Midnite. (213 miles).

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Super Moon – the Subwoofer of Moons. I looked for UFO’s. No luck, sadly. New Season of Ancient Aliens on H2 cable/satellite. Friday nights. Smile Jamaica approved

Straight up I-15. Sunday Morning. No road rage here. 6am and I am up. As Bob sang, “Sun is shining and the weather is sweet. Makes me wanna move my dancing feet.” In Jah-tana in July, the Sun is up at 5am and sets after 11pm.

Caffeine + bass = caffabass. Better set the cruise control or Johnny Law will give I the Hairy Eyeball.

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Caffeine the Subwoofer of stimulants. Lot of miles of open terrain at maximum volume on the Subaru Hi Fi. Sonicboomya

A heinous drive in the Winter. Until my fams started having Xmas in Jah-buquerque, New Jah-xico a few years back, I got stopped at the Monida pass 3 times in 20+ years You have two choices when the Roads on I-15 get shut down  between Spencer, Idaho and Lima, Jah-tana. Or as I call it the 30 Miles of White Knuckles at 25 MPH.

  1. Live like a refugee with thousands of other Snowbirds from Canada, long haul and livestock trucks and other Holiday travelers in the school gymnasium in Lima (population 227)
  2. Hope to Jah you can get a hotel room in Dillon, Jah-tana (-50 miles back over brutal roads) or worse Butte (-112 miles).
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Montana + Idaho = Monida Pass. 30 Miles of Vertigo at 50 MPH winds and 30 below. Do not be on this road after dark from November to May. Smile Jamaica Public Service Warning

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Summer is a different story than White Out Jah-tana

I cross the Continental Divide a half dozen times, half a dozen rivers. Spring Wheat is a carpet of green. Winter Wheat starting to turn golden brown.

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Bitterroot Valley, Jah-tana. Like driving through a summer postcard

Jah-tana Runnings:

  • Wind my way till Butte, Jah-tana. (Hastings chain book/music/movie spot in any Metro city of the Big Sky state.) Lots of cheap rock catalog stuff: Black Sabbath, Alice  and Aerosmith for $5. New Beats Antique. (205 miles)
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Hastings, Butte, Jah-tana. Smile Jamaica Approved. Worldly dubbers. Female vox. All killer
  • Headed for the People’s Republic of Missoula for two days of cratedigging and bookdigging (Rockin’ Rudys, Ear Candy Records). Saw the new Planet of the Apes movie. Good but the Hercules trailer looks better. North of $300 at Rockin’ Rudy’s. Lots of buttons, magnets and T-shirts. Added to my Dylan and Drake bootleg collection. Took three clerks and the owner came out as they rang me up. I am known as a “whale” in the Cratedigging biz. Lots of great used stock I read about in Rolling Stone and Mojo. Bob & Gene, Cheech and Chong. Some Missoula reggae, The New CSNY reissue. Ear Candy: Bombay Disco and a group called Kadavar. Checked everywhere but no Vinyl for I’n’ I to be had in Jah-tana. The vagaries of cratedigging. (118 miles)
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Not ze German ZZ Top: Kadavar: Ear Candy Records Missoula, Jah-tana
  • One day back in my old University town, Bozeman, Jah-tana. Main Street stroll: Cactus Records, Vargo’s Jazz and Books. A beer at the resurrected Rockin’ R
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Main Street Bozeman. I lived two blocks from here from Sept. 1984-June 1986. Bought 100’s of albums
  • Not finding good luck in Bozeman lately. The Anchorman 2 and American Hustle Soundtracks was about it. Funny story buying Bob Marley and Johnny Cash Tee shirts in the mall. More to come…(202 miles)
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Good movie but better Soundtrack. Hastings: Bozeman, Jah-tana

Then home to the Hi Line (North Central Montana) through Helena (the Capitol) and Great Falls. 35 miles to the Birthplace of Jah-tana: Fort Benton. (225 miles).

bless, robt

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Fort Benton, Jah-tana. North Central. Midpoint between Great Falls and Havre.

Day 15 Cannabis Service Month: “Bob Marley smoked 100 spliffs a day! 100 spliffs a day mon”

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(Clip from Bob Marley’s funeral)

 Greetings,

I was cratedigging last weekend and swung by the magazine rack. Something caught my eye and I nearly wet myself.

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Whenever I go to Jah-buquerque to see my Sister and family, we go to a local cafe for breakfast. They used to have a whole wall devoted to magazines. I liked that because they had The Beat magazine: a Reggae and World Music mag that I wrote Mutant Dub reviews for in the mid to late 90s. I’d grab a copy off the wall and point out my review to my fams.

So we pop in last month and boom: All the magazines were deemed redundant when everyone reads content for free on their gadget. They apologized to the evolution to more seats with plugins.

How does a perennial magazine like Rolling Stone move units in that environment? One way is to release issues for collectors of “artifacts”. Those of us dwindling consumers who want a physical memento as opposed to a utilitarian digital object.

Don’t get me wrong. I love my iPod. I have to have something to listen to from my car in the parking lot to my office and back. But very little of the music I play on Smile Jamaica comes digital born. It’s vinyl at home, CDs in the car and office.

I seriously average between 4-8 hours of active listening per day. Every day. Being a librarian I keep lists everywhere. I have 50,000 songs on my iTunes. And those are albums I listened to on headphones before I rip them and move them to playlists: herb tunes, UFO, Marley Tributes, Occupy Wall Streeet, Rockers doing Reggae. But it’s 99% physicality for surety! It was “rinsed out” on vinyl or aluminum (isn’t that what cds are made of?)

When I get iTunes gift cards at Holiday time, I mainly buy Dubstep 12″s I can’t find locally that I read about in Mixmag. 

There are diehards who want the cd (or better yet vinyl), magazines, actual books, magazines, comic books and music scores. There is something to be said for small scale catering to niche markets of collectors and people who want to give their eyes a break from the cathode ray nipple.

Rolling Stone has released several theme based issues devoted to the stalwarts like The Beatles, Dylan, Rolling Stones. Collections of stories and photos from the magazine on glossy page stock.

It is meant to drive even subscribers to reach for their wallet.  (And I have a lifetime subscription to Rolling Stone. That is my next article for KUER Music).

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If you dig the magazine Wax Poetics (and you should if you don’t), it is very reminiscent of that attention to a better quality page than magazine glossy slicks.

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The Marley Special Collection issue is top rank.

  • How Bob Marley Changed the World
  • An Encounter With the Legend; excerpt of Bob’s first cover story Aug. 12, ’76; 4 months before he was nearly assassinated in Jamaica
  • Visiting Bob Marley’s Jamaica musical travelogue of the Island
  • Living Legacy: 5 of Bob’s 11 children reflect and share memories of their father.

Plus the obligatory Top 50 Songs and artist reflections. Before I read the magazine, I ventured a guess at what would be judged Bob Marley‘s #1 song. My guess came in at #3.

70 high quality photos in color and black and white.

And since this is  Cannabis Service Month. The “toker’s tally” of those 70 is 4:

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Now you see him in action, let’s hear a lickle draw of Bob in service to the Seven Leaf

bless, robt

<Smile Jamaica’s Marley Mini Marijuana Mix 2min>

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