2017 was a topsy turvy year for the Smile Jamaica Ark-ives. Massive home remodel was supposed to start Nov. 2016. Alas, weather, Questar natural gas company and Salt Lake City zoning couldn’t agree on when to move my gas line. WHICH WAS UNDER MY HOUSE!
Stones Throw’ record label brags about “my vinyl weighs a ton!”Mine actually did. I had so many records packed into my Record Room that it sunk the floor below the baseboards.
So the depressing and frustrating delays didn’t even start until March 2017. Seven months of building out an actual physical archive. No more storing boxes of CDs in the bathroom, bedroom, garage and hallway!
Like any home remodel it was a daily grind of aggravation and interruption to my routine. (If you see me ask me about the bong and the Koran story.)
But once it was done, $25k in over-runs regardless, it has been awesome! New roof, new garage, new AC/furnace/gasline, siding.
I’m no longer that house on the block that looks like a shack with strange smells and jungle drums booming to the street!
From my usual cratedig excusion during Thanksgiving Week to Las Vegas 2016 through Fall 2017, I had done a moratorium on cratedigging. Didn’t see the point in just stacking up new titles til my Archive was finished.
During any major remodel, you can’t really leave the city in case the workmen need a decision. My house was built in 1901. A half ass renovation conducted in the early 90’s and I bought it in 1995.
So there were a lot of problems that needed construction troubleshooting.
Once I paid my final tab to my contractor: $5,059. Ouch! I was stoked to make up for lost time and hit Vegas with a vengeance.
And as I said on Smile Jamaica last week. Glad to be only a cliche’ and not a criminal in the land of 8 down!
Smile Jamaica Ark-Ives: Dec. 2, 2017 Annotated Playlist: 69 sec.
Set 1: 4:20 Set
Cornell Campbell – Stalowatt; Stalowatt (Third World) ’76 UK
<Stalowatt = stalwart; 10 sec.>
Scientist – 11 Guava Road Dub; King of Dub (Kingdom) ’81 Dub Album of the Hour
Mungo’s Hi-Fi & Soom T – I Need Weed; 10” EP (Scotch Bonnet) 2013 UK picture sleeve; female weedstepper
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
I have told this story on air many times. I did political interviews on KRCL between 2003 (Iraq War) and 2012 when a new station GM – hired from Clear Channel radio – told me if I wanted to continue doing Progressive Political interviews I had to do two things
Quit expressing opinions
Must be objective.
I said no thanks and quit. I wasn’t going to dumb down my content like the CIA News Network or Washington Compost: being a stenographer of the news.
I would put a huge amount of time into that one hour, weekly interview. Post “retirement” I was left with a significant gap in free time.
That’s when I discovered a new time suck: Ancient Aliens on the History Channel.
As an Assyrian-American, a huge part of the show is about the Sumerians who wrote about contact from Astronauts (we humans mistook for Sky Gods.)
I binged watched everything to catch up on all that history/cosmology.
So it wasn’t long before I started combing through the Smile Jamaica Ark-Ives “probing” (pun intended) for UFO themed Reggae tunes.
Believe it or not, I could fill a 60 CD suitcase and a record bag full of examples on sets I call UFO-ria (euphoria, get it?).
Now every July 2 (Roswell UFO crash anniversary) I do 3 hours of Alien fascination that rules the nation!
just like my traditions of Jah-loween, 4:20 and Bob Marley Tribute shows.
I’ve really gotten into it to the point where someone said, “Do you believe in this for real or is it entertainment?”
I said: I guess I do believe in it. Ancient Astronaut Theory makes the most ‘sensi’. to me.”
Ancient Astronauts, mistaken by humans as Sky Gods, created mankind to mine gold to take back to their planet Nibiru: the 12th Planet or Planet X.
Guess what? They had wrecked their home world through environmental degradation (just like Earth) and needed gold to re-generate their atmosphere on Nibiru.
If you are on my Twitter at SmileJ_KRCL. I post 3 topics:
Reggae and Radio
Alt-Left, anti corporate Democratic Party snark
Now I tell my friends, forced to endure my proselytizing, that I put the “man” in Manichaean and the “fun” in Sumerian Fundamentalism.
So I did a radio show last week with a UFO set. Just finished up Season 10 DVD of Ancient Aliens.
Guess what? My beef with archaeologists is that their calculations on when these massive structures from antiquity were built was thousand of years off.
Listen to my clip about the Great Pyramid of Giza that proves my point: Not 2500 BC, 10500 BC.
It’s not Khufu/Cheops’ tomb. It’s a power station for the Anunnaki’s Spaceships when they left and landed at the Sinai Spaceport.
Praise Anu! Bobbylon
<Giza pyramid and archaeo-imperialism; 1 min. 50>
Smile Jamaica Ark-Ives: Jah-vember 4, 2017 Annotated Playlist; 49 sec.
I Roy – Jah Is the Best; Best of I Roy (GG’s) ’77 JA vinyl
Impact All-Stars – Java; Java Java Dub (Impact!) ’74 UK – Vinyl Dub Album of the Hour
Smile Jamaica loves Halloween. Or Jah-loween as I call it. Plenty of Reggae songs dealing with the Undead. Tapping into the superstitious nature of many Reggae artists. I harvest about 2 cd suitcases, 1 bag of 7″ 45s and a crate full of vinyl devoted to….
Satan, Vampires, Ghosts & Duppies, Frankenstein, Zombies and other evil forces and black magicians..
In between, I stitched in a whole heap of Halloween movies trailers: Wolfman, Frankenstein and Young Franenstein, Nosferatu and many more.
So in the words of Lee “Scratch” Perry: Pick up your cross and follow me!
Ini Kamoze – Hole in the Pumpkin; Shocking Out (Greensleeves) ’87
Yabby You – Anti-Christ; One Love One Heart (Shanachie) ‘75
Scientist – The Curse of the Mummy; Scientist Rids the World of the Evil Curse of the Vampires (Greensleeves) ‘81
Yellowman – Me Kill Barnie; Them a Mad Over Me (Hitbound) ’82 – soap opera Vampire Barnabas Collins
Future Pigeon – The Mummy; Echodelic Sounds of Future Pigeon (Record Collection) 2006 LA
Niney the Observer – The Ghost & the Duppy; Freaks (Heartbeat) ‘96
Prince Alla – Evil Forces; Sweet Sensation (Corner Stone) ‘84
The Reddies – Voodoo Woman; Cultivation (Thereddies.com) 2009 Jah-stin Texas
Max Romeo – I Chase the Devil; War in a Babylon (Mango) ‘76
Ghetto Priest – Dungeon; Vulture Culture (ON U Sound) 2003 UK cover of Singers & Players original
Laurel Aitken – Witchdoctor From Fr. EP Amsterdam; Eskapade En France (Unicorn) ’90
Benjamin Zephaniah – Blood Sucker; Belly of the Beast (Ariwa) ’96 UK dub poet
Milton Henry – Them a Devil; Who Do You Think I Am (Wackie’s) ‘85
Black Uhuru – Black Uhuru Anthem; Anthem (Mango) ’83 – hard not to be a dread in this Dawn of the Living Dead
Roots Nation – Dungeon; Temperature’s Risin’ (Rare Roots) 2011 Dover, NH covers Willi Williams herb tune arrest
Lucky Dube – Dracula; Prisoner (Shanachie) ’90 South African
90 min. – 2 hr.
Peter Tosh – Mark of the Beast; 7” (Intel Diplo) ’73
Larry Marshall – Duppyman Skank; 7” (Moodisc) ’96;to all the fallen Jamaican singers (Duppy = ghost)
Nerious Joseph – Ole Vampire; 7” (Rad’s) UK
The Toyes – Monster Hash; The Toyes (CD Tunes) ’96 herbal update of Boris Pickett song
David Lindley & El Rayo-X – Werewolves of London; Very Greasy (Elektra) ’88 Warren Zevon cover (2 hr.)
2 – 2 and 1/2 hr.
Hooters – All You Zombies; All You Zombies (CBS) ’85 Rockers do Reggae
Dennis Brown – Black Magic Woman; Black Magic Woman (Trojan) ’72 Fleetwood Mac/Sanatana cover
Lone Ranger – Frankenstein; Barnabas in Collins Wood (Wave) ’79 JA vinyl
Clint Eastwood & General Saint – Talk About Run; 12” (Greensleeves) ’81 making out in the graveyard
Easy Star All Stars feat. Mikey General & Spragga Benz – Thriller; Thrillah (Easy Star) 2012 Michael Jackson cover
Something extraordinary was revealed today. Former high-level officials and scientists with deep black experience who have always remained in the shadows came forward on one platform. These insiders have long-standing connections to government agencies which may have programs investigating unidentifed aerial phenomena (UAP/UFOs).
Next stop on the Trump Derangement Express:
Who killed JFK? (If you put Governor John Connally in an elevated jump seat between the driver and the Kennedy’s sitting lower in the passenger seat, Oswald’s shooting lines up.) Sorry to disappoint!
Smile Jamaica Ark-Ives: Jah-tober 14, 2017 Annotated Playlist; 1 min. 21 sec.
Clint Eastwood – Jah Jah Forever; Love & Happiness (Burning Sounds) ’79 UK vinyl
Dread & Fred – Afrika Connection; Powerhouse (Dub Venture) ’95 UK vinyl dub album of the hour
Judy Mowatt – Many Are Called; Black Woman (Mango) ‘76
Black Uhuru – Leaving to Zion; Tear It Up Live (Mango) ’81 European tour
Junior Dan – Look Out For the Devil; 10” (Hi Try/Honest Jon’s) ‘77
Peter Tosh – Johnny B. Goode; Honorary Citizen (EMI America) ’82 live in Detroit