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Smile Jamaica Ark-Ives: Jah-nuary 5, 2019 – Mutant Dub New Year!

Greetings,

And Happy New Year! On Smile Jamaica that means 3 hours of Mutant Dub. Let’s start out 2019 with heavyweight drum & bass.

<Mutant Dub New Year; 20 sec.>

<What is Mutant Dub? 36 sec.>

Not everybody likes it. I can expect about 1-2 complaints that Techno ain’t Reggae.

But I get to decide where those boundaries lie. And take Jamaican drum & bass and dub echo and stitch in some electronic sounds, dubstep and wobble. Turn up the subwoofer and take knives to the treble.

Plus it fits hand in glove with my recent UFOria fascination. Congrats to the China Space Agency. They landed what was said couldn’t be done: a probe on the dark side of the Moon. Alien lore says the Greys told NASA the dark side was off limits. The Chinese didn’t get the message, apparently

<Lunar Lander Module – Chang’e 4; 50 sec.>

Bonus Alien fascination. I tell you the story of the Epic of Gilgamesh and how a dread named Utnapishtim 

Wasn’t Noah in a ricketty ass wooden Ark. It was a tessaract space ship and DNA seed bank for plants and animals. 500 years in space until the flood water could recede and then the Anunnaki could re-seed Earth.

Astro-physicists of today are exploring the tessaract mode of space transport to flex in and out of time. That could shorten the massive distances in space from Earth and negate the inefficient jet propulsion space travel we engage in currently.

bless, Bobbylon

<Gilgamesh; 51 sec.>

Smile Jamaica Ark-Ives Jan. 5, 2019 – Annotated Playlist; 1 min. 44 sec.

Set 1:

  • African Head Charge – Gospel Train; Songs of Praise (ON U Sound) ’90 – Mutant Dub New Year show
  • Roots Radics – Storming the Death Star; Scientist & Jammy Strike Back! (Trojan) ’82 UK vinyl dub album of the hour
  • Imperial Sound Army feat. Marcus Asher – Praise His Name; Dubplate Collection vol. 1 (Imperial Roots) 2013 Sicilian Roots
  • Major Lazer feat. Flux Pavilion – Jah No Partial; Free the Universe (Domino) 2013 dubstep
  • Noiseshaper feat. Juggla – All a Dem a Do; The Signal (Different Drummer) 2003 Jah-stria
  • Dry & Heavy – Kick the Bong Around; One Punch (Green Tea) ’99 Jah-pon 4:20 Cannabis Service Announcement

Set 2:

  • Afro Omega – Whatcha Need; Pick Up the Pieces (Afro Omega) 2006 SLC w/ female vox
  • Manasseh Meets the Equalizer – Shining; Shining (Acid Jazz) ’97 UK
  • Smith & Mighty feat. Andy Scholes – Down in Rwanda; Retrospective (!K7)  2005 Fr.
  • G.T. Moore & the Roots Crusaders – King David’s Dub; 10” (Jah Works) ’95

Set 3:

  • Little Axe – Long Way to Go; Hard Grind (Fat Possum) 2002 blues w/ Adrian Sherwood
  • Rockers Hi-Fi – What a Life; Rockers to Rockers (Gee Street) ’95 UK
  • Nightmares on Wax – 70’s & 80’s (Upbringing Mix); Roots Manuva – Back to Mine (DMC) 2005
  • Sista Jane & Nasree – Don’t Leave From Africa + Kunta Kinte; 10” (Dreadlyon) 2006 Fr.
  • Dub Syndicate – Surrey with the Fringe on Top; Pounding System (ON U Sound) ‘82

Set 4:

  • Thievery Corporation – Richest Man in Babylon (G-Corp rmx); Outernational Sound (ESL) 2004
  • Alpha & Omega – Freedom Fighers + Dub is Mightier Than the Sword; Overstanding (A & O) ’92 UK trance w/ female vox

Set 5: Vinyl Is Vital

  • Super Mystic Brakes – Beri Version; 10” (ON U Sound) 2016 UK picture sleeve
  • Singers & Players feat. Brent Dowe – These Eyes; Vacuum Pumping (ON U Sound) ’89 UK: Melodians singer covers The Guess Who
  • The Clash feat. Mikey Dread – Crooked Beat; Sandinista (CBS) ’80 UK
  • African Princess – Jah Children Cry; Hits From the House of Shaka (Jah Shaka) ’85 UK comp.

Set 6:

  • Bob Marley & the Wailers – Them Belly Full (But We Hungry); Dreams of Freedom (Axiom) ’97 Bill Laswell ambient rmx
  • Hollie Cook – Lunar Addiction; Vessel of Love (Merge) 2018 UK mutant dubstress
  • Peter Tosh – Legalize It (Echodelic Remix Secret Circuit Shockblast Mix) 10” (Delicious Vinyl) 2011 picture sleeve

Set 7:

  • Samia Farah – Hothentot; Many Moods of (SAM) 2009 Fr.-Tunisian songstress
  • The Lions – Givin Up Food for Jah; Jungle Struttin’ (Ubiquity) 2008 LA
  • Earl Cunningham – African Man; 12” (Jah Shaka) ’83 UK

Set 8: UFOria

  • UFO feat DeeDee Bridgewater – Flying Saucer; Saint Germain des Pres IV  (Wagram) 2004 Fr. – UFOria set
  • SoKo – I Thought I Was an Alien; I Thought I Was an Alien (Because Music) 2012 Fr. Female singer
  • Mutant Hi Fi – Apollo 11; Chainstore Massacre (ON U Sound) 2002 UK
  • Tena Stelin – Flying Saucer + Unidentified Flying Dub; Lion Symbol (Jah Warrior) ’99 UK
  • Systemwide – Gilgamesh; Live at the Festival de Jazz de Montreal (BSI) 2002

Words of Wisdom:

Smile Jamaica Ark-Ives: July 8, 2017 (Stream + Tracklist): 70th Anniv. of Roswell UFO Crash!

Al Leon kicking the bong around. Spaceship kind a cloudy!

<Prince Lincoln: The Aliens gonna whip you and put you in your rightful place!; 10 sec.>

Greetings,

If you have listened to Smile Jamaica regularly over the past 5 years or so you will notice that one of my musical fascinations is UFO tunes.

I used to do political interviews on KRCL. When the Radioactive program was changed by an odious new station manager, (who has since ignominiously resigned), to a lightweight news show as opposed to hard news format, I quit doing it. I charitably said I “retired” from political interviews.

That left me with a whole heap of time to explore other pursuits. Based on  recommendations from a couple of my coffee buddies, I started watching the Ancient Aliens show on History Channel.

Giorgio Tsoukalos the Bob Marley of Ancient Aliens

The gist of the show is that Ancient civilizations were impacted by travelling space visitors who helped  create mankind to do their bidding: mining gold to repair their damaged atmosphere on their home world of Nibiru.

The 12th Planet that exists at the outside of our solar system.

Nibiru loops around on its elliptical orbit and approaches earth every 3600 years

The show tracks mostly Sumerian, Egyptian and Mayan stories and myths. I’m one half Assyrian – from the land of the two rivers (North of ancient Sumer.) So I was fascinated by the connection between one man’s mythology and an alternative world cosmology

Sumerian Tree of Life is a double helix
The Anunnaki created us from DNA of their creation

<Cosmology vs. Mythology; 3 sec.>

One of the things I noticed, especially in Mutant Dub, was the number of Reggae and Dub tunes devoted to space travel, aliens and UFOs. Add in several dozen Rock examples and you have enough for a 3 hour showcase on Smile Jamaica. I got to nearly 300 on my Itunes UFOria playlist. A Smile Jamaica episode averages about 35 songs in 3 hours.

Ground control to Major Tom

Since so much of Rastafari Reggae is devoted to the Bible, I could connect the dots between Sumerian Cosmology of the Anunnaki – Those who came from the sky and UFO’s in the Bible and other ancient stories.

UFOs in the Bible; 1 min

  • Noah’s Ark – No: Ziusudra in his submarine or Utnapishtim in his Tesseract (spaceship)
  • Burning Bush – Spaceship
  • Ezekiel’s Wheel – Spaceship
  • Jacob’s Ladder and the Stairway to Heaven – Spaceship
  • Elijah’s Chariot of Fire – Spaceship
  • Enoch (Noah’s great grandfather) – “walked with God and then was not”. Taken to the Heavens  via Spaceship
  • Magic Carpet Ride – from the Arabian A Thousand and One Nights – Spaceship
  • Vimanas from Hindu theology – flying spaceships who fought battles in the skies

Lot’s wife was not turned into a pillar of salt. That is the wrong Hebrew word. She was turned into a pillar of smoke after a nuclear attack to destroy the Sinai spaceport.

Jacob’s ladder: From the ground to a waiting Spaceship

Even Led Zeppelin would agree:

There’s a lady who’s sure
All that glitters is gold
And she’s buying a stairway to heaven.
When she gets there she knows
If the stores are all closed
With a word she can get what she came for.

The idea that space travellers from hundreds of thousands of years ago had the capacity to see Earth as a habitat to exploit seems far fetched. But is it any less fantastical than the Bible, Greek myths or Hindu stories?

The original dreads

But one man’s Skygod is another man’s Ancient Astronaut. According to Ancient Aliens, man’s evolution and creation is connected to the very same DNA that contains mysteries  we mere humans can not yet comprehend.

Noah’s Ark is unbelievable. 2 of every animal on a ricketty ass wooden boat? 70 cubits is 105 feet. Less than a modern Aircraft carrier. So you’re gonna fit elephants, giraffes, hippos and rhinos etc? Plus all the smaller creatures. No way.

How you gonna keep the lion from eating the lamb?

Space ship or submarine? Makes more sense. And if the Anunnaki could travel from the outer reaches of our Solar System, they would have the advancement to use the DNA they developed to re-create the animal and plant kingdom from seed banks and DNA repositories they housed on board their space craft.

Modern day physicists believe that the Tesseract space ship could flex time to enable space travel. It was how Utnapishtim left earth for the skies during the Great Flood

Modern technology we can’t even hope to approach in 2017 in an era of primitive Earth history. What local Sumerians, Arabs, Hebrews, Mayans and Hindus saw as chariots, or flying carpets or ladders we would immediately recognize as space craft.

The Anunnaki – see his wristwatch

Listen to my description and Tena Stelin’s song paying tribute to the Ancient Astronauts coming down from the sky…

<The Anunnaki phenomenon> 

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In America, UFOs are most connected with the July 1947 Roswell New Mexico crash. Wasn’t swamp gas or weather balloons until military censorship

July 8, 1947: RAAF – Roswell Army Air Field

Long story short: In early July 1947, a ranch foreman named William Brazel discovered debris of a downed space craft. He recovered bits of the material and took it home. When he crinkled the metallic material it resumed its smooth, flattened exterior.

The Air Force bullied him into giving up his souvenirs. The Air Force investigator, Jesse Marcel, was also finessed into claiming what he found was nothing more innocuous than a weather balloon.

Fake news 1947: DENVER – UNDATED: Major Jesse Marcel from the Roswell Army Air Field with debris found 75 miles north west of Roswell, NM, in June 1947. The debris has been identified as that of a radar target. The Air Force released a report on 24 June debunking reports of a UFO crash near Roswell, NM, in 1947. (Photo by: UNITED STATES AIR FORCE/AFP/Getty Images)

I have a personal connection to what happened in Roswell that day. My brother in law, Michael, sells high tech pipe to computer companies. He is based in Albuquerque, New Mexico.

<Robert’s Roswell Recap; 1 min. 14 sec.>

He was in Roswell selling high tech pipe to local salsa manufacturers. He was having lunch in the local cafe with one of his clients. He innocuously asked, “What’s the deal with Roswell and UFOs?”

His lunch mate said that the coroner was instructed by the Air Force to bring 3 child size coffins to the Base. “You don’t need coffins for a weather balloon.” The coroner was total salt of the earth, rural roots and no big city conspiracy nut.

That was enough for me! Do not scoff, Look to the skies!

<Coffins for a weather balloon?>

bless, robt

 

Smile Jamaica Ark-Ives: July 8, 2017 Tracklist: 70th Anniversary of Roswell UFO Crash: 1 min. 17 sec.

Set 1

  • Ancient Astronauts – From the Sky (ESL) 2009 Roswell UFO 70th Anniv. Show
  • Berlin Philharmonic Orchestra – Also Sprach Zarathustra; 2001 Space Odyssey (MGM) ’68
  • Jimi Hendrix Experience – EXP; Axis: Bold as Love (Reprise) ’67
  • Kingstonians – Come We go Moonwalk; Sufferer (Attack) ’70
  • Dubadelic – MIB; Bass Invaders (ROIR) ’98 Men in Black
  • Dennis Alcapone – The Sky Is the Limit (Flying Machine); Guns Don’t Argue (Trojan) ’70
  • WordSound I Powa – Intro; Live From Planet Crooklyn (ROIR) ’96 – Aliens looking for weed; 14 sec.
  • The Herbaliser – Moon Sequence; Road of Many Signs EP (Ninja Tunes) ’99 UK space chatter
  • Laurence Harvey – First Came the Sky Chariots; Ancient Astronauts (Laurence Harvey) 2008
The champion of UFOria movies

Set 2:

  • Kraftwerk – Spacelab; Man Machine (Capitol) ’78
  • Dubblestandart feat. Devon D – We All Have to Get High; Immigration Dub (Collision) 2007 Jah-stria – quoting Jim Morrison – out here on the perimeter there are no stars, we is stoned immaculate; 15 sec.
  • Transcend – 2002; Earthrise.ntone.1 (Instinct) ’95 space chatter
  • Anubian Lights; Outer Space Music; Naz Bar (Crippled Dick Hot Wax) 2001 Ezekiel UFO

<Biblical Propohet Ezekiel’s Crystal Ship – UFO; 1 min. 10 sec.>

Biblical Prophet Ezekiel” The wheel within in a wheel. UFO

Set 3:

  • Graham Parker & the Rumour – Waiting for the UFOs; Squeezing Out Sparks (Arista) ‘79

<In England it’s pronounced: You-fo. Not: You. Eff. Oh.; 15 sec.>

  • Prince Lincoln & the Rasses – Spaceship; Natural Wild (Orange Street) ’80 Joe Jackson prod’n
  • Cornell Campbell – Stars; Silver Jubilee (Rhino UK)
  • Red I feat. Camoi – Lost in Space; Jahdgement Day (Red I) 2012 Phillipines dub feat. Female vox
  • The Police – Walking on the Moon; Reggata de Blanc (A & M) ’79

<Reggata de Blanc = White Reggae; 14 sec.>

  • The Crypticon & the Space Lounge Syndicate – Enter the Spaceport; Live From the Omega Station (The Crypticon) 2007

Set 4: Vinyl UFOria 

  • Sister Carol – Lost in Space; Jah Disciple (RAS) ’89 DC

<Man’s hubris in travelling to Jah’s Heavenly abode; 24 sec.>

  • Lone Ranger – UFO; Barnabas in Collins Wood (GG) ’79 JA
  • U Roy – Your Ace From Space; Version Galore (Treasure Isle) ’78 JA
  • Bam Bam – Star Wars; Power of a Woman (Bam Bam International) ’87 LA female singer

<Beware of Ray-gun or Reagan?; 13 sec.>

  • John Williams & the London Symphony Orchestra – The Cantina Band; Star Wars Soundtrack (20th Century Fox) ’77

<Steel pan = Reggae?; 20 sec.>

Steel pan in the mix constitutes “Reggae”

Set  5:

  • Tena Stelin – Anunnaki; 7” (Mascot) – Those who came from the sky
  • Gilgamesh – Systemwide; Live at the Festival de Jazz de Montreal (BSI) 2002 – Sumerian folk hero seeking immortality

<The Epic of Gilgamesh; 58 sec.>

  • Steppenwolf – Magic Carpet Ride (Smile Jamaica rmx)

<Arabs described UFOs as flying carpets; 9 sec.>

An Arab in Medieval Baghdad would look to the skies and describe a UFO as a flying carpet
  • Pink Floyd – Astronomy Domine; Umma Gumma (Harvest) ‘69
Gilgamesh – The original Superhero

Set 6:

  • Klaatu – Calling Occupants of Interplanetary Craft (Capitol) ’76 Canadian band

<Klaatu barada nikto from the Day the Earth Stood Still; 49 sec.>

  • Rolling Stones – 2000 Light Years From Home; Their Satanic Majesty’s Request (Abkco) ‘67
  • The Toyes – Waiting for the Aliens; Strange Animals (CD Tunes) ‘99
  • Tassilli Players – One Giant Dub For Mankind; Outer Space (Universal Egg)
Klaatu barada nikto

Set 7:

  • Transglobal Underground – Good Luck Mr. Gorsky; Psychic Karaoke (Nation) ’96 – Neil Armstrong’s first words on the moon; 1 min. 44 sec.
  • Gil Scott Heron – Whitey on the Moon; Small Talk at 125th and Lexington (Flying Dutchman) ’70 black jazz poet
  • SoKo – I Thought I Was An Alien; I Thought I Was An Alien (Because) 2012 Fr. Female singer
  • Jah Warrior feat. Tena Stelin – Flying Chariots Dub; Jah Warrior & Friends (Hammerbass) 2003
  • Spiritual Rez – Let’s Go Out With a Bang; Apocalypse Whenever (Spiritual Rez) 2014

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Smile Jamaica Ark-Ives (March 18, 2017): From Yodel Reggae to Sumerian Flood stories!

Greetings,

I know it’s spring when I have to go to the pharmacy for that behind the counter Claritin D

Love that extra hour of daylight on Smile Jamaica

I am going through a home remodel and have packed up my records until my room addition is completed. As I pack I pull out gems.

Musical nostalgia. Most of the shops I stocked the Ark-Ives from are long gone. Everything else is pieced out as single items on ebay.

Bim Sherman Century bought for $20 from UK now fetches $1250 on ebay.

When I started collecting Reggae in the mid 80s, people would sell their entire black collection for seed money for these new novelty items: the compact disk. So I scooped up as much Reggae vinyl as Ronald Reagan’s student loan check would allow. Bargain basement price.

I have records I bought for $4 in perfect condition that sell for $400 now in lousy condition.

In 2017 of all ironies: The Compact Disks is going the way of the dodo and vinyl (and vinyl only Record Huts) are coming back.

bless, robt

An unpaid intern hard at work in the Smile Jamaica Ark-ives

Smile Jamaica Ark-ives: March 18, 2017 – highlights 54 sec.

Set 1:

  • Jennifer Lara – Rocking Tonight; Presenting Jennifer Lara (Studio One) ’81 JA vinyl
  • Africjam – Woman I Love; Instrumental Dub Reggae Music ’93 UK vinyl; Dub Album of the Hour

<Guiltiness riddim shower; 27 sec.>

  • Bob Marley & the Wailers – Guiltiness; Exodus (Tuff Gong) ’77 riddim shower (1) – vox
  • I Roy – Commandment Ten (Guiltiness); Ten Commandments (Virgin Front Line) ’80: riddim shower (2) – deejay
  • Chalawa – Guiltiness Dub; Exodus Dub (Micron) ’77 Can. vinyl
  • Bunny Wailer – Conscious Lyrics; Dancehall Massive (Shanachie) ’92
  • Black Slate – Legalise Collie Herb; Amigo (Ensign) ’80 UK: 4:20 Cannabis Service Announcement 
  • Junior Dan – Look Out For the Devil + version; Junior Dan (Hi Try) 70’s
I Roy deejays over Bob’s Exodus LP

Set 2:

  • Peter Tosh & the Wailers – No Mercy; Honorary Citizen (Columbia/Legacy) ’72 – Rare Jamaican singles
  • Grace Nelson & Ire Hi-Fi; Jah Is Real; Play de Music (Planet Dread) 2007 Germany
  • Mutabaruka – Witeman Country; Check It! (Alligator) ’83 dub poet
  • Cornell Campbell – What Kind of World; 10″ (Music Lab) cover of The Cables classic

Set 3: Best of 27+ Years

  • Lacksley Castell – Morning Glory; Morning Glory (Negus Roots) ’83
  • Johnny Clarke – Rebel Soldering; Don’t Trouble Trouble (Attack) ’75

<Reggae History Lesson: Soldering; 11 sec.>

  • Cocoa Tea – Rocking Dolly; Rocking Dolly (RAS) ’82
  • Sophia George – Girlie, Girlie; For Everyone (Pow Wow) ’85 – version galore (female vox)
  • Charlie Chaplin – Boyie, Boyie; 12″ (Winner) ’85 – version galore (male vox)
  • Augustus Pablo – East of the River Nile; (Shanachie) ’78 Dub Album of the Hour
“Soldering dem young girls want”

Set 4:

  • Don Carlos – Just a Passing Glance  + DJ version; Just a Passing Glance (RAS) ’84
  • Big Joe – World Wide Kaya; AT the Control (Attack)  ’78 dj to Ronnie Davis’ cover of Bob Marley; herbtune
  • Admiral Tibett – Poor Freddy; Dancehall Roots (Metro) ’91
  • Christine Miller – Warmonger; 10″ (Backyard Movements) 2003 UK militant steppers
in the original 10 Reggae purchases of the Smile Jamaica Ark-Ives

Set 5: Vinyl is Vital Set

  • Bim Sherman & the Voluntary – Keep You Dancing; Century (Century) ’84 UK ON U Sound

<Bim Sherman record worth $1250; 1 min 12 sec.>

  • Time Unlimited – Devil’s Angel; Devil’s Angel (Live Wire) ’84 JA
  • Jennifer Lara – Hand to Mouth; High Times All Star Explosion (Alligator) ’85 Chicago
  • Dennis Brown – Hallelujah; Wake Up (Natty Congo) ’85 JA
  • The Gladiators – You Can’t Say That I’m Lying; Show Down vol. 3 (Hitbound) ’84 NY
Vinyl going for $1250 on ebay

Set 6:

  • Chris Hinze feat. Peter Tosh – Silver & Gold; Kings of Reggae (Keyman) ’80 Dutch jazz flute player w/ Word, Sound & Power

<Dutch flautist with Sly & Robbie + Peter Tosh; 44 sec.>

  • Joan Armatrading – I Can’t Lie to Myself; Walk Under Ladders (A & M) ’80 feat. Sly & Robbie
  • Pfaff Family Dog – Two Hits and the Joint Turned Brown; Marijuana’s Great Hit Revisited (Re-Hash) ‘92 Dillard Hartford Dillard bluegrass/reggae herb tune
  • Chariot Riders – Sanford and Son; 12” (Crystal) ’79 cover of Quincy Jones TV theme
  • Scientist – 11 Guava Road Dub; King of Dub (Kingdom) ’81 Dub Album of the Hour

Set 7:

  • Leroy Gibbs – Yodel Reggae; 12” (Echo) ’87 Sleng Teng riddim

“You’ve got Swiss Miss inna mi Jamaican rum”; 28 sec.

  • Prince Buster – Police Trim Rasta; Sister Big Stuff (Sunset) ‘72

<Reggae History Lesson: Police would shave Rastas in jail as a religious insult; 36 sec.>

  • Aisha – Glorify His Name; 10” (Ariwa) 2005
Yodel-a-ee-hoo!Set 8: Mutant Dub

Set 8: Mutant Dub

  • Systemwide – Gilgamesh; Live de International Festival de Jazz (BSI) 2002 Mutant Dub Set

<The original Sumerian flood story; 80 sec.>

  • Abassi All Stars feat. Sis Sanae – Free jah Dub; Dub Showcase (Universal Egg) 2005 UK
  • Matty G – Sensimilla; Bay Area Dub Step vol. 3 (Full Melt) 2011 herbtune
  • Tena Stelin – I.D. Chip; 10” (Dub Corner) 2007 UK – conspiracy theory
  • Black Uhuru – Journey; Red (Mango) ’80 request
Sumerian hero Gilgamesh. So bad ass he kept a lion as a kitty

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Smile Jamaica Ark-Ives (Stream + Tracklist) Nov. 5 2016: Election Re-cap!

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Smile Jamaica News Service reports: “Ebola defeated Bubonic Plague in the 2016 Presidential Election”

Greetings,

I predicted this. President Donald J. Trump. 

I get together with some bredrins every Friday afternoon for bourbon and music sessions.

Of course politics are a common topic with my mates. My buddy Aquaboy, Sandroid turned Hillbot, was fairly cocky that the polls showed Hillary way ahead. Evan McMullin was gonna win Utah.

I would look over at my buddy Free-Mike and give him a cold stare and said, “When we meet next Friday, you will all be stunned.” Aquaboy would scoff. Who’s scoffing now?

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Or as Nobel Laureate Bob Dylan calls it: Snooze-weak

My main blog roll is the Libertarian site, Zerohedge. Run by Bulgarian hedgefunders who predicted the 2008 economic collapse and  theyrefuse to adhere to the usual corporate media consensus. They mercilessly mock the corporate media outlets.

Since I did political interviews, Radioactive 2003-2012, I am also a natural skeptic to corporate news:

  • CNN – The Clinton News Network
  • AP – Assimilated Presstitutes
  • NPR – Nationalist Propaganda Radio
  • MS-DNC
  • FUX News
  • Petroleum Bullshit Syndicate
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Michael Franti: Television…drug of the nation. Breeding ignorance and feeding radiation

I’m all the way Alt-Left. So from my deep political reading, I knew that Hillary Clinton was going to lose all the Midwest states but Illinois and Minnesota.

When I would run into my Liberal friends who would greet my skepticism with, “Nate Silver has Hillary Clinton a 98% likely winner.” I would scoff. The polls were oversampling Democrats who are a much smaller voting bloc since Obama came in.

4.5 million Obama voters became Indedendent. Huge mid term losses in 2010 and 2014 told me the Midwest had abandoned the Democratic Party over economic inequality.

When I would have these conversations with my Liberal friends, they would respond, “Why are you supporting Donald Trump?”.

I knew that Hillary Clinton was going to lose for these 5 reasons

  1. Obama Fatigue – record inequality under his 8 years had Americans looking for a change at the top. Just like Obama won in part b/c of Bush Fatigue after his 8 years. Should have sent at least one banker to jail.
  2. Obama voters would not be Hillary voters. Obama was young and black with a Muslim name. That candidacy resonated with blacks and Hispanics. Hillary is old and white. So minority vote turnout was way down. 137,000 fewer votes cast in Detroit and 129,000 fewer votes in Milwaukee cost her Michigan and Wisconsin
  3. Millennials wanted Bernie. In the same way they came out for Obama they were YUUGE for Bernie Sanders.  When he was aced out, they went back to their undervoting tendency.
  4. Servergate/Wikileaks/Weinergate. At the end her untrustwory numbers were worse than Trump’s. In an emotions vs facts election, that was devastating for turnout and securing independent votes.
  5. Obamacare notices went out in mid-Octboer. Average increase? 24%. Trump wants to get rid of Obamacare. Hillary wanted to “improve it.” She couldn’t come out for single payer, so  if you had your policy cancelled and the new cost doubled (as happened to a classmate of mine in Montana), advantage Trump.
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Poli Sci classes will be studying the DNC campaign of Hillary Clinton for decades to come. How not to run a campaign lessons

I was wrong on 3 states:

  1. New Hampshire (for Trump) – I forgot they tend to be more conservative than their New England neighbors
  2. Colorado (for Hillary) – I thought the rural and military areas would reject the Dems.
  3. Nevada – I thought it would be Vegas for Hillary. Reno and the rest for Trump

I had a better result than Nate Silver!

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So called polling savant, Nate Silver: 0 for 3 lately: British elections, BREXIT, Pres. Trump

I voted for Jill Stein. And I was wrong on her. I lost a bet (to my Hillbot buddy Aquaboy, in fact), that Jill would get 4%. Not even close! See you in 2020, Doctor Jill!

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bless, robt

Smile Jamaica Ark-Ives: Nov. 5, 2016 – Annotated playlist w/ photos, captions, Reggae History Lessons; 84 sec.

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Set 1:

  • Triston Palma – Reggae Music Taking Over; Touch Me, Take Me (Abraham) ’82 Can. Vinyl
  • The Agrovators – Kaya Dub; Kaya Dub (Justice) ’78 UK: Dub Album of the Hour
  • Peter Tosh – Here Comes the Sun; Honorary Citizen: Jamaican Singles (Columbia) ’71 George Harrison/Beatles cover
  • UB40 – Reefer Madness; Signing Off (DEP/Sound) ’80 herbal instrumental
  • Garland Jeffreys feat. LKJ & the Dub Band – Miami Beach; Escape Artist (Columbia) ’81 feat. UK dub poet
  • King Kong – Legalize It; Rumble Jumble Life (Massive B) 2005 4:20 Cannabis Service Announcement
  • Aisha – Glorify His Name; 10” (Ariwa) 2005 UK
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Dub album of the hour. Vinyl of course

Set 2:

  • Keith Richards – Love Overdue; Crosseyed Heart (Mindless/Republic) 2015: Gregory Isaacs cover
  • Gregory Isaacs & U Roy – Love Is Overdue; Love Is Overdue (Heartbeat) ’74 original
  • Benjamin Zephaniah – Belly of de Beast; Belly of de Beast (Ariwa) UK mutant dub
  • Sister Nadia & Dubcreator – Deliver Us Jah; 10” (Asalah) 2006 Neth. Mutant dub
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Keith Richards does lovers rock

Set 3: Best of Smile Jamaica 27 Years

  • Prince Buster – Chubby; Original Golden Oldies (Melodisc) ’67 nyahbinghi style
  • Sophia George – Runnings Well Dread; For Everyone (Pow Wow) ‘89
  • Aswad – Hey Jah Children; Babylon Soundtrack (EMI) ’80: UK movie on Caribbean diaspora
  • Earl Sixteen Daley & the Rockers All Stars – The Rastaman; Rockers International (Greensleeves) ’80 Augustus Pablo prod’n
  • Sly & Robbie & the Revolutionaries – Rizzla Dub; Sensi Dub vol. 4 (Original) ‘76 Dub Album of the Hour
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Herbal dub of the hour

Set 4:

  • Sinead O’Connor – Throw Down Your Arms; Throw Down Your Arms (That’s Why There’s Chocolate & Vanilla) 2005 w/ Sly & Robbie: Burning Spear cover
  • Judah Eskender Tafari – Jah Light; 10” (Sip a Cup) 2001
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Sly & Robbie pon the riddims

Set 5: 4:20 Vinyl is Vital set

<5 on the ballot to legalize the Seven Leaf; 11 sec.>

  • Tenastelin – The Anunnaki; 7” (Mascot) 

<UFO’s in the Bible and Sumerian Anunnaki – those whom came from the sky; 49 sec.>

  • Systemwide – Epic of Gilgamesh; Live at the Montreal Jazz Festival (BSI) 2002
  • Lee Perry & the White Belly Rats – Greetings; Panic in Babylon (DAMP) 2004: greetings from outerspace
  • Dennis Alcapone – The Sky’s the Limit (Flying Machine); Guns Don’t Argue (Trojan) ‘72
  • Transcend – 2002; Earthrise.ntone.1 (Instinct) 2001 US more space chatter

<The story of Gilgamesh and Enkidu; 50 sec.>

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Sumerian demi-god Gilgamesh mourns the death of his bredrin Enkidu

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Smile Jamaica Ark-Ives: July 2, 2016 (Stream + Tracklist): UFO-ria – Roswell in a Rub a Dub Stylee!

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Greetings,

On the night of July 4, 1947 on a ranch outside Roswell, New Mexico a UFO crashed. That has never really been disputed. The Air Force even released a press release later that week that, of course, that later had to be “walked back.”

Binge watching Ancient Aliens on History Channel, I asked my brother in law – who lives in Albuquerque – about Roswell. My bro in law Michael sells high tech pipe to the labs at Sandia, Intel and even salsa manufacturers. Roswell is on his beat.

He asked someone in Roswell about the crash. One of the old  timers told Michael: the local coroner was instructed by the Air Force to provide 3 children’s coffins. The local coroner was total salt of the earth rural America. He would never have been involved in any sensationalized tomfoolery about UFO’s.

That’s good enough for me. So I harvested all my sci fi, alien, UFO-ria for some late night skywatching in case they come back for more.

Look to the skies! Do not scoff!

bless, robt

Smile Jamaica’s Digital Dubplate Tribute to Roswell – UFO-ria

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0-30 min.

  • Berlin Philharmonic Orchestra – Also Sprach Zaratustra (CBS) UFO-ria Digital Dubplate: Roswell crash July 1947
  • Klaatu – Calling Occupants of Interplanetary Craft; Hope (Capitol) ’77 Canadian rock
  • The Byrds – Mr. Spaceman (Smile Jamaica UFO-ria Rmx)
  • Elegants – Little Star; Destroy All Humans (Lakeshore) 50’s doowop video game techno rmx
  • SoKo – I Thought I Was An Alien; I Thought I was an Alien (Because) 2012 Fr. Female singer
  • Spiritual Rez – Anunnaki Invasion + Let’s Go Out With a Bang (Spiritual Rez) 2014 US reggae
  • Steppenwolf – Magic Carpet Ride (Smile Jamaica Destroy All Humans rmx); Magic Carpet = ancient Arab space ship
  • Elton John – Rocket Man; Honky Chateau (Polygram) ‘72***30 min.
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To Medieval Arabs – flying carpet would be their description of a space craft. makes sensi to me!

30 – 60 min.

  • David Bowie – Starman; Ziggy Stardust and the Spiders From Mars (EMI) ‘72
  • Langley Schools Music Project – Space Oddity; Starman (Uncut) David Bowie cover by schoolkids
  • Tena Stelin – Flying Chariots; 7” (Mascot) 2003: singing about all the aliens from the Bible)
  • Tena Stelin& Jah Warrior – Flying Chariots Dub; Jah Warrior & Friends (Jah Warrior)
  • Systemwide – Gilgamesh; Live From the International Festival de Jazz de Montreal (BSI) July 7, 2002; Sumerian tale
  • Gil Scott Heron – Whitey on the Moon; Small Talk at 125th and Lexington (Flying Dutchman) ’70 black poet
  • The Poliece – Walking on the Moon; Reggae de Blanc (A & M) ’79 UK new wave
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Gilgamesh of Uruk (Sumer) weeps at the death of his bredrin Enkidu

60-90 min.

  • The Carpenters – Calling Occupants of Interplanetary Craft; Greatest Hits (A & M) ’77 Klaatu cover
  • B-52’s – 53 Miles West of Venus; Wild Planet (Warner Bros.) ’80 US New Wave
  • Kraftwerk – Space Lab; Man Machine (Capitol) ’78 Germ. New Wave
  • Graham Parker – Waiting for the UFOs; Squeezing Out Sparks (Arista) ’79 UK rocker
  • Dubadelic – Thuds Like Scuds; Bass Invaders (WordSound) ’98 Mutant Dub
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The Carpenters on Smile Jamaica, WTF?

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

90 min. – 2 hr.

  • Anjali – Space Lust (in the Space Dust); Anjali (Wiiija) 2006 UK Hindi female
  • Camper Van Beethoven – The Day That Lassie Went to the Moon; Telephone Free Landslide Victory (Independent Project) 2005
  • The Toyes – Waiting For the Aliens; Strange Animals (CD Tune) ’99 American Reggae
  • Devo – Space Junk; Q: Are We Not Men, A: We Are Devo (Warner Bros.) ‘79; about Spacelab crash to earth
  • Lee Perry – Jamaican E.T.; Jamaican E.T. (Trojan) 2002
  • Boxcutter – Spacebass; Arecibo Message; Arecibo Puerto Rico (Planet Mu) 2009 UK dubstep: where SETI telescopes are
  • Pink Floyd – Astronomy Domine (Live); Umma Gumma (Harvest) ‘69
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Arecibo Puerto Rico – SETI Radio Telescope array calling out to space visitors

2 hr – 2 and 1/2 hr.

  • Audio Active – Return of the Space Ape; Apollo Choco (ON U Sound)  ’95 Japanese dubbers
  • Audio Active & Laraaji – Space Visitors for Tea (That Lump on Your Head); They Way Out Is the Way In (Gyroscope)  ’97 Japanese dubbers again
  • WordSound I Powa – Intro; Live From the Planet Crooklyn (ROIR) ’96 UFO weed hunters
  • Fred Schneider – Orbit; Fred Schneider & the Shake Society (Reprise) ’84: B-52 singer
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Audio Active – Jah-ponese Spaceheads

2 and 1/2 – 3 hr.

  • Paul Kantner & Jefferson Starship – Starship; Blows Against the Empire (Grunt) ‘70
  • Full Moon Scientist – Lunar Base Dub; Planet Dub (Mammoth) ’96 UK dub
  • Kingman + Jonah feat. Claudious Linton – Star Wars; Sign Time (Sunking) 2008
  • Sister Carol – Lost in a Space; Jah Disciple (RAS) ‘89
  • Flock of Seagulls – Space Age Love Song; Flock of Seagulls (Zomba) ’81 UK New Wave
  • Air – Venus; Talkie Walkie (Astralwerks) 2004 Fr. techno
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Paul Kantner’s Sci Fi rock album

 

 

Smile Jamaica Ark-Ives (Stream + Tracklist) Mar. 19, 2016 – Feel the Bern!

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Bernie! 80% in Utah. WOW!

<Bernie v. Hillary; Trump v. Romney; 21 sec.>

Greetings,

  • 14,000 people to see Bernie Sanders in SLC
  • During Spring Break
  • During Ute NCAA Basketball
  • Trump drew 1200

80% trouncing. Nearly ever colleague talked about how their caucus ran out of ballots or they queued in line for 90 minutes to 2 hours.

Congratulations Bernie Sanders. You want more votes? Call for legalizing the Seven Leaf!

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Bern one down!

(PS – I’m voting or Jill Stein. From one Green to another!)

bless, robt

Smile Jamaica Ark-Ives: Annotated Playlist – March 19, 2016; 69 sec.

Set 1:

  • Aswad – Hey Jah Children; Babylon Soundtrack (Takoma) ’80 UK
  • Bunny Wailer – Dub D’sco vol. 2 (Solomonic/RAS) ’78 Dub Album of the Hour
  • Barrington Levy – Please Jah Jah; Prison Oval Rock (RAS) ’84 on Sugar Minott’s Oh Mr. DC
  • Mystic Roots Band feat. Marko & Katherine Ramirez – Running; Campfire vol. 1 (Stay Positive) 2013 Chico, CA
  • Inner Circle – We Come to Rock You; Best of (Mango) ‘80
  • Bob Marley & the Wailers – African Herbsman; African Herbsman (Trojan) ’73 4:20 Cannabis Service Announcement
  • Leroy Smart – See Them Go; 10” (Fatman) ’85 UK
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Early addition to the Smile Jamaica Ark-Ives

Set 2:

  • Rico & the Special A.K.A. – Jungle Music; A Checkered Past (2 Tone/Chrysalis) ’82: ska trombonist with 2 Tone Ska

<UK 2 Tone Ska; 35 sec.>

  • Laurel Aitken – Witchdoctor From Amsterdam; Rise & Fall (Unicorn) ‘90
  • Tchiya Amet – Natural Woman; Rise Again Truth (Redemption Way) ’99 Chicago female
  • Robert Emanuel – You Can’t Push I Over; 10” (Main Line)

 

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Set 3: Best of 26+ Years of Smile Jamaica

  • New Age Steppers feat. Ari Up – Observe Life; Action Battlefield (ON U Sound) ’82 Michael Rose cover
  • Desi Roots – Go There Right; Strictly For Rockers (Mango) ’85 comp.
  • Steel Pulse – Leggo Beast; True Democracy (Elektra) ’82 UK roots
  • Ken Boothe & the Iranian Students – Peace Time; Jack Ruby Hi Fi  (Auralux) ’79

<Producer Jack Ruby – discovered Burning Spear; 8 sec.>

  • Sound Dimension & Ernest Wilson – Why Oh Why Version ; Version Dread – 19 Dub Hits From Studio One (Studio One/Heartbeat) Dub Album of the Hour

<Coxsone Dodd’s Studio One labe; 28 sec.l>

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Reggae producer Jack Ruby

Set 4:

  • Peter Tosh – Fight Apartheid; No Nuclear War (EMI America) ‘87

<Tosh Murdered just as I discovered Reggae, Fall ’87>

<Reggae History Lesson: Apartheid and South Africa; 17 sec.>

  • Ranking Roger & Blue Riddim Band – America and Russia/Selective Service System + Nancy Goes to Russia (ORA International) ’83 St. Louis – Nancy Reagan tune

<Nancy loves fashion but Ron loves money; 24 sec.>

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RIP Nancy Reagan

Set 5: Vinyl is Vital

  • Cimarons – Mull of Kintyre; Reggaebility (MPL) ’82 Paul McCartney cover

<Cimarons love McCartney; 19 sec.>

  • Niney – My Spliff; Nuclear Jammin’ (Voiceprint) Chicago ’86 herbtune
  • Jah Thomas – Love and Happiness; Stop Yu Loafin’ (Greensleeves) ’78 UK over Leroy Smart’s cover of Waiting in Vain
  • Louise Bennett – Funny Names; Yes M’Dear Live! (Island) ‘83
  • Jimmy Shondell – Snake in the Grass; Hit Me With Music (Trojan) ’73 UK
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Busted in Jah-pon: Paul McCartney and the Seven Leaf

Set 6:

  • Aisha – Someday; There is More to Life (Ariwa)  2005
  • Capital Letters – Do We Really Need a Government?; Bread and Water (Greensleeves) ’80 7” EP
  • Barry Brown – Pass Up the Chalice; Rich Man Poor Man (Moll-Selekta) herbtune
  • Errol Dunkley & Errol Bellot – Live Right + Everything Is Possible; 10” (Reality Shock) 2011
  • Tassili Players – Interstellar Overdub; Outer Space (Universal Egg) ’96 Mutant Dub Album of the Hour

<Tassili Algeria – Ancient Aliens; 28 sec.>

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Ancient Aliens in Tassili Algeria caves

Set 7:

  • John Brown’s Body – Plantation; Kings and Queens (Esy Star) Upstate NY
  • Backbeat Soundsystem – Burnin’ Up; Together Not Apart (Easy Star) 2014 Cornwall, England
  • Rebelution – Fade Away; Count Me In (Easy Star) 2014 Santa Barbara

<Easy Star Records>

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Set 8: Mutant Dub UFO-ria

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  • Dubadelic – Thuds Like Scuds; Bass Invaders (WordSound) ’98: UFOria set – Mutant Dub
  • African Head Charge & Professor – Stretch; Brother of Reality (ON U Sound) ’98 UK
  • Nina Hagen – UFO; Nunsexmonkrock (Columbia) ’80 Germ.
  • Boxcutter – SPACEBASS; Arecibo Message (Planet Mu) 2009 UK dubstep
  • Dubvisionist and TVS – Moonsteppa; King Size Dub Special (Echo Beach) Germ. 2014
  • Fedayi Pacha – Gilgamesh I / 4b-1-23; Global Pillage (Hammerbass) 2012 Fr.
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Epic of Gilgamesh – way earlier than Noah

Words of  Wisdom: