Got coal in my stocking: uploaded the Dec. 8 Smile Jamaica into my sound editor and it was full of a horrible electronic feedback. Not sure what happened on KRCL’s Windows 95 computers, but had to junk the file.
Enjoy this year end exploration in my fascination with Mutant Dub instead. Similar to the Roots Roulette dubplate I added a few weeks ago.
Bob Marley & the Wailers – Rebel Music; Dreams of Freedom (Axiom) ’97 Ambient Translation of Bob Marley in dub by Bill Laswell
Dub Syndicate feat. I Roy – Ital Breakfast; Ital Breakfast (ON U Sound) ’96 UK
Jah Works – Pure & Clean; Ruff Cutt (ROIR) ’96 UK
Bill Laswell – Dread Iternal (ROIR) 2003 best of
Cottonbelly feat. Gregory Isaacs – Night Nurse Rmx; X Amounts of Niceness (Wrong) 2004 Sade’ guitar player
Chillifunk Recordings vs. Dubtribe Sound System – Tomorrow in Your eyes (Extended Disco Version); Chillifunk Recordings vs. Dubtribe Sound System (Chilli Funk) 2001 UK
Dr. Israel vs. Dr. X – 5 O’clock News; Another Day in Babylon (Baboon) 2002 Broklyn
Massive Attack feat. Shara Nelson – Daydreaming; Blue Lines (Virgin) ’91 UK w/ female vox
Groove Collective feat. Chucho Valdes – Stargazer; It’s All in Your Mind (Shanachie) 2001 NY
Bush Chemists – Pure & Clean; Dub Outernational (ROIR) ’96 UK
Fort Knox Five – Spirit of 1975; Radio Free DC (Fort Knox) 2008 DC
Dub Trio – Cool Out and Coexist; Cool Out and Coexist (ROIR) 2007 NY
No Xmas until Black Friday. No Xmas Reggae til Dec. 1. So enjoy some Holiday Reggae set (including a Hanukkah jam).
<Happy Reggae Hanukkah; 53 sec.>
Just got back from Las Vegas on a cratedig. So we hear the fruits of that labor. More vinyl than CDs. The CD is going, going, gone. Vinyl, even rare vinyl for I ‘n’ I as a collector, was really a good trip.
And in the land of 10 down (with 40 to go), I wasn’t a criminal. Here was my stop in Vegas. Since I’m an Ancient Astronaut Theorist, (who believes in the 12th planet Nibiru), of course my go to Vegas dispensary was Planet 13.
Smile Jamaica Annotated Playlist: Jah-cember 1, 2018: 1 min. 54 sec.
Al Campbell – Words of Wisdom; Rainy Days (Hawkeye) ’78 UK vinyl
Soul Syndicate & Big Youth – Inside Out; Reggae Gi Dem Dub (Nichola Delita) ‘ JA vinyl dub album of the hour
Sammy Dread – Jah Guide; Roadblock (Hitbound) ’82
Zema – Joy in the Morning; Black Sheep (Melchizedek) 2003 So Cal female
Johnny Clarke – Waiting in Vain; Sings Bob Marley in a Dancehall Style (Rhino UK) ’77 Bob Marley cover
Dillinger – Hearsay; 12″ (A & M) ’81 US picture sleeve
No matter where you come down on the election: from Blue Wave to Purple Puddle, cannabis did well at the polls. Took 3 out of 4.
Green Wave at the ballot box:
<Green Wave: 19 sec.>
Michigan legalized the Seven Leaf
Utah medical marijuana
Missouri medical marijuana
10 legal + DC + all of Canada
33 states medical marijuana
<Without seeds; 23 sec.>
Had a great conversation with my window installer this summer. He was a young Mormon man with a family. We got to talking based on my Reggae/cannabis menagerie of posters up in the Smile Jamaica Ark-Ives.
He has excruciating pain in his back. None of the official pain meds were tolerable: gave him terrible constipation and nightmares. His wife was offered pharmaceutical anti-nausea medication while pregnant. Later the drug was found to cause birth defects.
Both of them relied on cannabis for pain and nausea relief. Not CBD. Cannabis. Smoked not eaten. My Dad uses it for neuropathy and carpal tunnel in Arizona. It’s a medicine. Congrats to Utahans for exercising their free agency.
So what will 2020 bring?
I’m predicting these states go for it:
Montana (my homeland!)
Arizona (second try)
Hawaii? (they should be no brainer)
10 down, 40 to go! Maybe Pres. 45 will legalize it nationally if he wants to get re-elected?