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Smile Jamaica Ark-Ives: (Stream + Tracklist) Jah-cember 17, 2016 – Joy to the Worlds!

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Greetings,

Chillin’ like a villain with my family. Hope you are able to do the same this Holiday. I am grateful for anyone who listens to Smile Jamaica and these streams.

While I enjoy a few weeks away, and some cratedigging to refresh for 2017, enjoy this Christmas heavy duty edition of the Smile Jamaica Ark-ives.

Merry Christmas to the Prince of Peace. Happy Hanukkah, Kwanzaa and any other year end skygod festivities of your choosing!

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Eedokhun Breekkha – Merry Christmas from my Assyrian yimma (mother)

<Santa was an alien. Sleigh = spaceship>

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Smile Jamaica Ark-Ives: Jah-cember 17, 2016

Set 1:

  • Freddie McGregor – Irie Christmas; Christmas Stylee (Studio One) ’80 JA vinyl
  • Prince Lincoln & the Royal Rasses – Interstellar Over Dub; Vortex Dub (Orange Street) ’80 Dub Album of the Hour
  • Kiddus I – Love Child; Natty ‘n’ Nice (Rhino) love child = Christ child
  • Mike Brooks – Cool Runnings; Classical Anthology (M-10) ‘83
  • Hollie Cook – Used to Be; Hollie Cook (Mr. Bongo) 2011 UK dubstress
  • Inner Circle – We ‘a’ Rockers; Rockers Soundtrack (Mango) ‘79
  • Barry Brown – Sensimilla; Far East (Hitbound) ‘81
  • Derrick Harriott – Jesus Was Born Today; 12” (Crystal) ‘82

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Set 2:

  • Cocoa Tea – Christmas Is Coming; Badd Santa (Stones Throw) Peanut Butter Wolf prod’n
  • Aisha – Glorify His Name; There Is More to Life (Twinkle) 2005
  • Pecker & the Wailers – Militant Sniff; 21st Century Dub (ROIR) ’87 Jah-pon
  • Michael “Scooby Doo” Powell – Christmas Time; 12” (Hot Stuff) ‘83

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Set 3: Wailers Family Tree

  • Bob Marley & the Wailers – White Christmas; Christmas Greetings From Studio One  (Studio One/Heartbeat) ’65 Bing Crosby cover
  • Judy Mowatt – Only a Woman; Only a Woman (Shanachie) ‘82
  • Peter Tosh – Arise Blackman; Honorary Citizen (Columbia/Legacy)  ’71 Jamaican Singles box set
  • Bunny Wailer – Redemption Song; Retrospective (Shanachie) ‘81
  • Israel Vibration – Israel Dub (Greensleeves) ’78 Same Song dub; Dub Album of the Hour

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Set 4:

  • Barrington Levy – Flash Your Dread; 7” (Mic) ’81 Xmas tune
  • Special A.K.A. – Racist Friend; Checkered Past (2 Tone) UK ska from ‘83
  • The Pioneers – Feeling High; From the Beginning (Jet Star) ’73 herb tune
  • Dennis Alcapone – Fat Man; Guns Don’t Argue (Trojan) dj to Derrick Morgan

<Why Robin Hood stole from the rich>

  • Tyrone Evans – God Rest Ye Merry Gentlemen; 12” (Clocktower) ‘78

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Set 5: Christmas Vinyl is Vital

  • Michigan & Smiley – Little Drummer Boy; Reggae Christmas (RAS) ’84 DC
  • Carlene Davis & Trinity – Santa Claus + Christmas in the Ghetto; Christmas Sting (Thunder Bolt) ’81 JA
  • Joe Gibbs Reggae Family – We Three Kings; Reggae Christmas (Joe Gibbs) ’84 Miami FL
  • Dillinger & the Brentford Harmonics – Hi Fashion Christmas; Christmas Time (Studio One) JA

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Set 6:

  • Keith Richards – Run Rudoph Run; 7” (Rolling Stone) ’78 cover of Chuck Berry
  • Dubblestandart feat. GRIZO – The Rhythm; Are You Experienced? (Groove Attack) 2006 Jah-stria w/ female vox
  • Jacob Miller & Ray I – Deck the Halls; Natty Christmas (RAS) ’78 herbtune
  • Glen Adams – Joyful Tidings; 12” (Clocktower) ’78 dub to God Rest Ye Merry Gentlemen

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Set 7: Best of Smile Jamaica – 27+ Years

  • Bingy Bunny & the Morwells – Educate Your Mind; Kingston 12 Toughie (RAS) ’75
  • Don Carlos – Cool Johnny Cool; Deeply Concerned (RAS) ‘87
  • Doreen Schaeffer – Wish You a Merry Christmas; Christmas Vibes (Studio One)
  • Capital Letters – Natty Walk 12” mix; Headline News (Greensleeves) ’79 UK youth group
  • Sly & Robbier– Herb; Bill Laswell: Dub Massive Chapter One (Trojan) Dub Album of the Hour

 

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Set 8: Mutant Dub

  • Ancient Astronauts – Crescent Moon; We Are to Answer (ESL) 2009 Germ.
  • Human – Home; Earthjuice (Waveform) ’95
  • Jahtari Riddim Force – One Armed Swordsman; Jahtarian Dubbers vol. 3 (Jahtari)  2012 Germ.
  • Systemwide feat. Dr. Israel – Crisis Time; Pure and Applied (BSI)  2002 US
  • Bomb the Bass feat. Leslie Weiner – If You Reach the Border; clear (4th & Broadway) ’95 UK
  • Natacha Atlas – Bastet; Remix Collection (Mantra) ’99 Belgian/Algerian/Jewish chanteuse

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Smile Jamaica Ark-Ives: July 18, 2015 (Stream + Tracklist): 27 Years of Reggae Radio II – The 80’s

 

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Ronnie Raygun is to blame

Greetings,

<Thanks for the positive feedback spinning Reggae Radio for 27 years! bless, robt; 17 sec.>

I have been fortunate enough to do Reggae Radio for 27 years now. July 1988-Aug. 1989 Graveyard stylee on 3 o’clock Roadblock (3 to 6am) Then by pure good luck of timing I moved over to Saturday Afternoons with Smile Jamaica (4 to 7 pm.) Oct. 1989-

<Much love to Juan Verde – John Greene. Who hired me to work for free on KRCL way back in 1988; 44 sec.>

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John Greene, or as I call him Juan Verde, headman of KUER radio. Used to manage KRCL. The Lion of Community Radio in Utah

I got accepted into grad school at UCLA but didn’t get a fellowship so I stayed put in Utah. Worked my way into the U of U’s academic library about the same time as I did Smile Jamaica.

Planted my flag and never left both institutions. Last week I decided to celebrate that legacy with a stroll down musical memory lane. Tried to recreate my first show. Being a Librarian I put all my faves into some semblance of chronological order. Pretty much from 1970-1979 for 3 hours.

Had lots of great listener feedback. Thanking me for 27 years of service and killer music selection. When you have something in the neighborhood of 10,000 pieces of Reggae. 30 songs out of that Ark-Ive are are hard as diamond.

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Why I have never moved from Salt Lake City. Too much hassle to move all this!

But I didn’t get into Reggae until 1986. So my contemporary absorption of Reggae would have been the 80’s era.

This week’s Podcast Ark-Ive celebrates that era.

  • Bob Marley died 1981
  • Yellowman became King of Reggae: slackness began to ascend while Roots started to wobble when Edward CIA-ga, the right wing Ronald Reagan fan took over Jamaica. The Socialists fell away and the Rastas lost their power base.
  • Cocaine took over for Ganja
  • Like all genres in the 80’s synthesized music began to replace traditional drum and bass.
  • Dancehall eclipsed Roots Reggae
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Edward Seaga. Called by the Rastas CIA-ga. Right wing Neoliberal PM of Jamaica. Eradicated the weed while cocaine and dancehall took over culturally

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I was alienated by modern dancehall. My contemporary fix was more into Mutant Dub. I paint a rather bleak picture!

But there was some great Roots Reggae even if the riddims started to blend traditional Reggae with digital drum and bass. This show fixates on the best of the 80’s Reggae that I collected alongside Reggae Revives and 70’s rarities.

I learned from the deejay on Smile Jamaica when I was a civilian listener, John “Rutabaga” Reese. He had the best Roots Reggae instincts of anyone around. I used to listen like the student I was, notebook in hand, jotting down names and titles of killer shots. One after another. Then I would take my list to the Bay Area and spend my student loan money building my Roots Collection; 22 sec.

bless, robt

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Former Smile Jamaica host Rutabaga Reese turned me on to this. Best of the 80’s today

Here’s what’s on tap for the Smile Jamaica Ark-Ives: July 18, 2015 – Best of 27 Years Version 2: Favorite 80’s: 1980-1988; 1 min. 52 sec.

Set 1:

  • Black Uhuru – Party Next Door; Anthem (Island) ‘84

<During 3 O’Clock Roadblock I led off each show with a Black Uhuru jam; 29 sec.>

  • Jah Shaka Meets Aswad – Addis Ababa; In Addis Ababa (Jah Shaka) ’84 Dub Album of the Week
  • Peter Tosh – Reggaemyelitis; Wanted Dread & Alive (EMI America) ’81

<My first reggae LP; Xmas ‘81. Thanks Mom!; 15 sec.>

  • The Beat (aka The English Beat) – Tears of a Clown; I Just Can’t Stop It (Go Feet) ’80; 2 Tone Ska; Smokey Robinson cover

<The Beat called English Beat in US to avoid confusion over SoCal new wave/power pop group; 27 sec.>

  • John Holt – Police in Helicopter; Police in Helicopter (Greensleeves) ’82; 4:20 Cannabis Service Announcement

<John Holt – You burn down our weed fields, we’ll burn down your sugar cane and cassava fields; 31 sec.>

  • Black Slate – Reggae Music; Amigo (bbr) ’80 UK
  • Michael Prophet – Help Them Please; Gunman (Greensleeves) ‘80
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#1 of thousands. Play on word: Not Wanted Dead or Alive. Wanted Dread and Alive

<Reggaemyelitis – There is no cure!; 25 sec.>

Set 2:

  • Bob Marley & the Wailers – Coming in From the Cold; Uprising (Tuff Gong) ‘80
  • Ranking Roger & Blue Riddim – America and Russia/Selective Service System (Nancy Goes to Moscow); 12” (ORA) La Habra, CA
  • Linton Kwesi Johnson – Street 66; Bass Culture (Mango) ’80 UK dub poet
  • The Selecter – Three Minute Hero; Too Much Pressure (2 Tone) ’80 UK; 2 Tone ska
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Let ’em eat jelly beans

Set 3:

  • Dennis Brown – If I Had the World; Foul Play (A & M) ‘81
  • Aswad – Back to Africa; Showcase (Mango) ’81 UK
  • Rastafarians – Hold on Jah Jah Children; Orthodox (Makasound) ’81 Santa Cruz, CA
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Dennis Brown – The Crown Prince of Reggae. Died in 1999 of pneumonia. 42 years young. Member of Jah’s Heavenly Choir

Set 4:

  • Steel Pulse – Ravers; True Democracy (Elektra) ’82 UK
  • Peter Broggs – Rastafari Liveth!; Rastafari Liveth! (RAS) ‘82
  • Fab 5 – Ooh! Ahh!; Countryman (Mango) ’82 sountrack
  • Gregory Isaacs – Night Nurse; Night Nurse (Mango) ‘82

<Jah’s Heavenly Choir: The Crown Prince of Reggae and his bredrin The Cool Ruler; 11 sec.>

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Gregory Isaacs – The Cool Ruler. Passed away of lung cancer, 2010. 59 years young

Set 5:

  • Twinkle Brothers – Since I Throw the Comb Away; Live at Reggae Sunsplash (Genes) Aug. 7, 1982 Montego Bay, JA

<Since I Throw the Comb Away – lost my job, my family and my girl; 27 sec.>

  • Mutabaruka – Everytime A Ear de Soun; Check It! (Alligator) ’83 dub poet
  • Prince Far I – Survival; Umkhonto we Sizwe – Spear of the Nation (Tamoki Wambesi) ’83

<Prince Far I: You know a rude bwoy by the way he wears his cap; 34 sec.>

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Gravel voiced deejay. Murdered in mysterious circumstances 1983. “Don’t drink Schweppes, drink Heineken”

Set 6:

  • Bad Brains – Rally Round Jah Throne; Rock For Light (Caroline) ’83 DC Rasta punks do reggae

<Bad Brains produced by The Cars – Ric Ocasek; 19 sec.>

  • Aisha – Prophecy; High Priestess (Ariwa) ’88; Faybiane Miranda cover
  • Bunny Wailer – Ceasefire; Roots, Radics, Rockers, Reggae (Shanachie) ’83 herbtune

<United States vs. Iran – Ceasefire 2015. Light the chalice! 26 sec.>

  • Don Carlos – Jah Jah Hear My Plea; Prophecy (Blue Moon) ‘84
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Urmia, Iran. My grandfather Jibrael from the Assyrian village of Borashan near the Lake

Set 7:

  • Ini Kamoze – General; Mini LP (Taxi) ‘84
  • Sister Carol – Jah Is Mine; Black Cinderella (Jah Life) ’84 Michael Jackson/Carpenters mashup

<Sister Carol singjay: singing mixed with deejay, toasting; 16 sec.>

  • Roots Radics – Everywhere Natty Go; Freelance (Kingdom) ‘85

<Freelance album: held hostage in UK til they recorded an album since Gregory Isaacs was a no show; 39 sec.>

  • Yellowman – Strong Mi Strong; King Yellowman (Columbia) ’84 Bill Laswell
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One of the first 10 Lps added to the Smile Jamaica Ark-Ives, 1986. All killer, no filler!

Set 8:

  • UB40 – All I Want to Do; Rat in Mi Kitchen (A & M) ’86 UK

<Traded a cassette dub of this album for U of U football tickets when a linebacker from Collie-fornya heard this booming out of my dorm room 1986; 28 sec.>

  • Sophia George – Girlie, Girlie; For Everyone (Pow Wow) ‘86
  • Toots Hibbert – Love and Happiness; In Memphis (Mango) ’88 Al Green cover
  • Alpha Blondy & the Wailers – Jerusalem; Jerusalem (Shanachie) ’86; Cote d’Ivoire artist
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Livicated to dreads listening in Mali, West Africa

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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 Ark-Ives: July 26, 2014 (Stream + Playlist): Nelstradamus Say: A-Pot-Calypse Right Now!

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Starship Selassie I: Mutant dub UFOria out of Philippines

Greetings,

<A-Pot-Calypse Right Now!; 11  sec.>

Jump straight to July 26, 2014 Smile Jamaica Ark-Ive

<Smile Jamaica Salutation; 3 sec.>

“Beware when the 3 Seven’s (777) clash/crash

<Countdown to the A-Pot-Calypse Love Song: World War III soundclip: #1; 35 sec.>

My friends call me Nelstradamus. 

Not really, that is what I call myself to remind them of my dire political prophecies. Nelson + Nostradamus = Nelstradamus.

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Nostradamus’s secret conduit to his predictions. The Seven Leaf vapors.

I remember saying to my coffee mates in 2003 that once we invaded Iraq, it would be a new Millennial Crusade. Like smashing your first right in the middle of a hornet’s nest. The Iraqis would most certainly not be greeting us with garlands of flowers and sweet meats.

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Redder than Red – Perpetual Wars: North Africa/Middle East, Sub-Saharan Africa, Central/South Asia. The real legacy of 9/11 and Iraq 2003

Perpetual war in  dozens of West Asian, North African and Subcontinental countries. It’s quicker and easier to count the nations of Jah-frica who *aren’t* at war. Forget peace in the Holy Land. And will the last Christian Assyrian, Chaldean, Yacoubite, the indigenous people – my people – leaving Iraq and Syria please remember to turn out the lights.

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Prince Far I: “Jonah went to Nineveh to warn the Nation. Tell them about Jah Love.” Jonah’s (Mar Yunis) tomb in Mosul was destroyed by ISIS jihadis

When Ukraine went hot at the end of the Sochi Olympics, I texted my pals: “World War III. Coming this summer.” They scoffed. I brooded. Sure enough right around the 100 year anniversary of World War Uno, (Aug. 1914) events are shaping up to see another European continental war of brother killing brother. We are back to the modern equivalent of Dr. Strangelove: “we can win a tactical nuclear war.” Yes we can? No effing way!

“Crimea river” (Dr. Paul Craig Roberts)

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President Superfly stars in “Cold War the Sequel”: Jihad? More like Yeee-hawwwwd!

<Countdown to the A-Pot-Calypse Love Song: World War III soundclip #2; 21 sec.>

My remote viewing antennae are finely tuned via thousand upon thousand of Reggae prophecies predicting this would happen if mankind didn’t repent.

<Countdown to the A-Pot-Calypse Love Song: World War III soundclip #3; 21>

Rather than be depressed I chose to embrace a nihilistic approach by virtue of those same Reggae lyrics.  Listen keenly to this tune I played on this week’s stream that lit up the phones like a Vegas jackpot live on air.

Out of Boston, Jah-suchusetts: “Either way, you’re gonna get probed!”

<Spiritual Rez – Let’s Go Out with a Bang; 2 min 48 sec.>

<A-Pot-Calypse Right Now!: Smile Jamaica intro; 63 sec.>

Lyrical satirical

  • Girl, they say the end is coming soon
  • They’re talking about impending doom and total annihilation
  • Girls, what if what they say is true
  • There’s nothing really left to do but each other
  • If the nuclear bombs get deployed tonight
  • You’ll be glad you got some Afternoon Delight
  • So take my hand and come into my room
  • If the end is coming we should be too
  • Oh yeah: Let’s go out with a bang!
  • Girl, the tidal wave’s approaching
  • We might as well start groping
  • It’s not too late
  • Girl, if we’re all going down
  • You might as well be going down
  • …On me
  • Get it beyond we’re not an Alien Tribe
  • All I want is what’s between those thighs
  • If the Spaceships have surrounded the Globe
  • Either way you’re gonna get probed
  • Oh yeah: Let’s go out with a bang!
  • People are dying
  • And we’re 69ing
  • It’s a total panic
  • And we’re getting tantric
  • Oh yeah: Let’s go out with a bang!
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Fellow devotees of the Anunnaki. Best Reggae novelty song since Smoke Two Joints and Monster Hash. Smile Jamaica approved!

bless, robt

Check the Playlist for photos and soundbytes.

The July 26, 2014 Smile Jamaica Ark-Ive

 Playlist:

  • Louise Bennett – Linstead Market; Jamaican Folk Songs Sung By Louise Bennett (Smithsonian Folkways); ’55 10” vinyl; NYC
  • Jah Shaka – Coronation Dub; Coronation Dub: Commandments of Dub – Chapter 9 (Jah Shaka); ’89 UK Dub Album of the Week
  • Dennis Brown – The Writing is on the Wall; Complete A & M Years (A & M) ‘81
  • Jimmy Cliff – American Plan; Club Paradise (Sony) ’86 Soundtrack
  • Niney & Max (Romeo) – Aily & Ailaloo; Blood and Fire (Trojan) ’71; 4:20 Cannabis Service Announcement

<2 Down, 48 to go!; 3 sec.>

  • Hollie Cook – Win or Lose; Twice (Mr. Bongo) 2014; Mutant dubstress UK***End of Set 1
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Louise Bennett – Jamaica’s national treasure
  • Peter Tosh – Jahman inna Jamdung; Equal Rights (Legacy Edition) ’77; dubble disk rarity

<His Imperial Majesty Birthday>

<Peter Tosh: Jamdung definition; 35 sec.>

  • Dayjah Meets the Disciples – Rebirth (The Mix); King Size Dub Volume 1 (Echo Beach); ’95 female vox Jah-many
  • Carlton Livingston – Tale of Two Cities; 10”; 2010 UK mutant dub update
  • Bingui Jaa Jammy – Congo Natty; African Reggae (Putumayo); 2009 Burkina Faso West Africa***End of Set 2
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Roots from the Mother Continent of Jah-frica. Found in Missoula, Jah-tana
  • Spiritual Rez – Let’s Go Out With a Bang; Apocalypse Whenever (Spiritual Rez) 2014 Armageddon love song
  • Lady Ann – Nice Like Me; Bad Gyal Inna Dance (Jump Up); 2008 J’can female deejay
  • Gyptian – Sensi; Hi Grade Ganja Anthems 3 (Greensleeves); 2010 herbtune set
  • Bunny Wailer – Saturday Night; Rule Dance Hall (Shanachie) ’87 Sam Cooke cover***End of Set 3
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Fukashima, War inna Holy Land, Nukes over Ukraine, 777 Plane crashes every other day. “Let’s go out with a bang”
  • Bob Marley & the Wailers – No Woman, No Cry; Live Forever (Tuff Gong) dubble disk last live show: Pittsburgh, Jah-sylvania; 9/23/80
  • King General & Century – They Say (Sensimilla Can’t Smoke); 10” (Love Dub Music); 2006 mutant dub herb tune***End of Set 4

<They Say, Sensimilla Cyaan Smoke; 2 Down, 48 to go! II; 12 sec.>

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2 Down, 48 to go: New York Times endorses Cannabis legalization.
  •  Benjamin Zephaniah – War; Dub Ranting 7” Vinyl (Radical Wallpaper) UK dub poet acapella; Vinyl is Vital set
  • Inner Circle – Natty Dread; Blame It on the Sun (Trojan) ’75 UK Marley cover
  • Ras Tesfa & Jafrica – Rome-antix; The Voice of the Rastaman (Meadowlark) ’85 dub poetry New Jah-sey
  • Crucial Bee – Come With Me; Just a Sting (All-Star) US Virgin Islands; herbtune
  • Lillian Allen – His Day Came; Conditions Critical (Redwood) ’87 Emeryville, Collie-fornya; Canadian Jamaican dub poet***End of Set 5
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Smile Jamaica Ark-Ives rarity: 7″ EP, UK dub poetry, pic sleeve vinyl.

<Jah-tana Roadtrip set; 24 sec.>

  •  Chele Bandulu – Rich Man Poor Land; Chele Bandulu (Chele Bandulu) Missoula, Jah-tana; Set of Jah-tana Cratedigging haul
  • Horace Andy – Angie; Horace Andy/Ashley Beedle (Strut); 2009 Rolling Stones cover
  • Ras Midas – Kude a Bamba; Confirmation (Scorcher) ’99 best of
  • Omar Perry – Rasta Meditation; Man Free (Corner Shop) 2007 Lee Perry son***End of Set 6
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Roots Reggae from Big Sky country: Jah-tana
  •  Red I feat. Camoi – Lost in Space; Jahdgement Day (Red I) 2012 mutant dub UFOria out of Manila, Phillipines w/ female vox
  • Sylford Walker + Welton Irie – Lambsbread + Lambsbread International; 10” (South East Music) ’79 Glen Brown prod’n herbtunes

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  • AKB feat. Sister Black – Half Full; Future Present (Reyal) ’96 Jah-llywood, Collie-fornya***End of Set 7
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Lambsbread collie makes me jolly
  •  African Head Charge – I Want Water; Drastic Season (ON U Sound) ’83 UK Adrian Sherwood prod’n; mutant dub set
  • Zion Train – Watching Deep Water; Passage to Indica (Universal Egg) ’93 UK female vox

<2 Down, 48 to go! IV; 8 sec.>

  • Dubblestandart feat. Dillinger – Ten Tons of Dope (Sounds from the Ground Mix); Heavy Heavy Monster Dub (Echo Beach) 2004 Jah-stria herb tune

<2 Down, 48 to go! V>

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A-pot-calypse Right Now!

July 20, 1969 Moonwalk “Neil Armstrong Submits”

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“Wow. I’m high!”

Greetings,

July 20, 1969. Mankind finally reached the boundaries of outerspace. The most amazing technological achievement of our species.

My Mesopotamian ancestors, the Anunnaki, must have been tremendously proud of us!

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The Anunnaki – Sons of the God Anu. “Those who come from the Heavens to the Earth”. From the 12th Planet Nibiru. Returning to Earth in 2800 AD. Look at his wristwatch!

I was 4 years old and vaguely remember watching this with my family. My Assyrian grandparents were in Montana with us visiting from Turlock, Colly-fornya. I remember them chattering away in Syriac in amazement with my mom. While my Anglo dad probably sat on the couch nursing an Olympia. (Which we called Owl Piss in high school.)

Smile Jamaica Jah-neology: Assyrian, German, Norwegian. Thus, I am Half Assed

My Grandfather Jibrael was my hero before Bob Marley. I moved to Utah from Montana to study the Middle East. Picked up a couple of degrees in Arabic and Middle East History at the University of Utah. Wanted to devote my life to settling the tribal war of brother killing brother. Took the Foreign Service exam.  I had one year to go: either work for the Government or go to Grad School in Collie-fornya.

I lost the plot during the first Gulf War. I did not want to be like James Bond and become a grungier version of a Neoliberal hitman. “Shaken not stirred?” More like,  “bongrip not rolled.”

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License to chill, dreadie!

Decided to stick around and devote my attention to Roots Reggae instead on Smile Jamaica. Take some time to consider my options.

While I was in the Middle East program, I met a variety of Muslims from around the World: Palestinians, Syrians, Malaysians, Iranians, Turks. Went to lots of parties and settled the world’s problems via awesome food choices.

One of these discussions I remember having was the rumor in the Muslim world that Neil Armstrong, the first man who walked on the Moon, was a Muslim.

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Haji Neil Armstrong, “La ilaha ila Allah wa Muhammad rasul’llah”

Here is the Urban Legend:

There is no sound in outerspace. While Neil Armstrong was doing the original Moonwalk, he heard something he could not explain in his space helmet. It wasn’t radio static from Mission Control. It wasn’t random noise or gibberish but a language of vocabulary and sentences.

When Armstrong, an International hero, visited Cairo, Egypt, he  heard the Muezzin: The man who takes to the heights to call his fellow Muslims to prayer.

Neil was staggered. That is what he heard in space! He converted to Islam before he left Cairo.

Wikislam entry

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In Space no one care hear you pray

I wrote to Cecil Adams of the Straight Dope .

He gave me the Hairy Eyeball. Never answered my query in his columns. Probably because I aced him out on a response on the Beatles’ “butcher block” cover of the albumYesterday and Today

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Dear Cecil:

In your discussion of the controversy over the “butcher cover” of the Beatles’ “Yesterday” … and Today [January 9], you mentioned that the design showing the moptops draped in raw cuts of meat and holding decapitated dolls was an attempt to satirize the vapid cover art of the time. But this isn’t really what the bloody motif was meant to represent. It was a protest by the Beatles directed at Capitol, their American record label. Capitol was in the habit of shaving tracks from the British LPs and hoarding them for another full album of “new” songs for American consumption in between “official” releases. The butcher cover was a statement against the greed of the American record label who “butchered” the Beatles’ artistic integrity for the sake of commerce. –Robert Nelson, Salt Lake City, Utah

Dear Robert:

Some people claim to have heard this explanation from John Lennon himself. Maybe they did, but if so it’s an explanation Lennon cooked up after the fact. As I explained before, the idea for the cover came from photographer Bob Whitaker, and the Beatles eagerly agreed to it. At the time Lennon reportedly said, “I especially pushed for it … just to break the image.” That it did. To quote my assistant Jane, who has a “peeled” copy of the stereo version of the album–that is, with the bland replacement cover photo peeled off: “Eww.”

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Smile Jamaica 1; Straight Dope 0

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When Neil applied to lead a Boy Scout troop there was a requirement that he describe his religious affiliation. He wrote deist. A true stoic hero of rare magnitude who eschewed political attempts to co-opt his celebrity and resented American Exceptionalism as the self appointed world’s policeman. He passed away in 2012.

Armstrong did, however, see UFO’s while in space. But that is fodder for a future post.

On a more optimistic Middle Eastern/space exploration note:

Since America and Russia squandered our scientific resources on Mutual Assured Nucelar Destruction, we as a people haven’t budged on space travel. The way I see it, we should have been space hopping and making Extra Terrestrial contact with our planetary neighbors in the decades since Neil and his mates took that “giant leap for mankind.”

Praise Anu, that our Emirati peers are going to re-boot planetary travel

United Arab Emirates taking a Magic Carpet Ride

bless, robt

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Revenge of the Anunnaki. “I am coming back in 786 years and you fools better get your crap together”