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Smile Jamaica Ark-Ives: Jah-cember 9, 2017 (Stream + Tracklist): Inversion Galore!

Salt Lake City. Some call it Inversion. I call it mutant pollution

Greetings,

Brutal. Absolutely brutal. The air in Utah since I got back from Holiday has been beyond atrocious. “Inversion”. Sounds so innocuous. How about death inducing pollution. Killer smog.  Climate change up front and center.

It got me too. I have lived in Salt Lake City since Fall of 1986. The winter pollution gets geometrically worse every year.

I work on the hill at the University of Utah. Driving on my way home (mea culpa!), I can’t believe that orange toxic shit is going into my lungs and a million others. I know several people who have had to go to the emergency room with triggered asthma.

For me, it’s a near bronchial hack and wheeze. (Coughed so hard I thought I broke a rib.) Add to that, my congestion doesn’t settle in my sinuses. But right between my ears.

I am mostly deaf until I clear it out. I was in search committee meetings this week and could not hear the candidates talk.

The Smile Jamaica hearing aid. Found at Bed, Bath and Beyond

And as a deejay that is not ideal either. Tough to find the queue point on the vinyl when I can hear/feel only low end bass.

This takes precision hearing to queue a record

So I was hoping that the heavy bass of Smile Jamaica blasting through KRCL’s monitor speakers would do what Mucinex could not. Blow out my ear tubes.  Acoustic levitation in a Irie meditation?

FAIL!

<Inversion vs. Bass; 27 sec.>

Green smoke nah work neither. FAIL!

<Green smoke vs. lung butter; 20 s ec.>

If you are homebound and can’t venture out into the toxic smog, Smile Jamaica works wonders against cabin fever.

Smog

bless, Bobbylon

Smile Jamaica Ark-Ives: Jah-cember 2, 2017: Annotated Playlist

Set 1:

  • Prince Far I – Jah Will Provide; Jamaican Heroes (Trojan) ’80 UK vinyl
  • Sly & the Revolutionaries – Burn Pipe Dub; Sensi Dub (Revolver) ’81 UK vinyl dub album of the hour
  • Steel Pulse – Sound System; Live at Reggae Sunsplash ’81 (Elektra) Montego Bay, JA
  • 15 16 17 – The Weather; Magic Touch (DEB) ’78 UK 2 sisters/cousin’s ages
  • Thievery Corporation feat. Notch – True Sons of Zion; Temple of I & I (ESL) 2017
  • Don Carlos – Frontline; Deeply Concerned (RAS) ’87 4:20 Cannabis Service Announcement
  • Relator Willard Harris – Christmas Is Yours, Christmas in Mine; 12” (RAPE) ’81 Soca Christmas
Soca Christmas

Set 2:

  • Wingless Angels – Rasta Army; Volume 1 (Mindless) ’96 Keith Richards, Justin Hinds & nyah drummers

<Keith Richards & the Wingless Angels; 35 sec.>

  • I Roy – Love Your Neighbour; Crisus Time (Virgin Front Line) ‘76
  • Afro Omega – Pick Up the Pieces; Pick Up the Pieces (Afro Omega) 2006 SLC dub group w/ female vox
  • Dennis Brown & Welton Irie – Man Next Door + No Do It Pon Your Hungry Belly; 12” (Joe Gibbs Record Globe) ’79 update of Paragons original
The Wingless Angels – Keith Richards’ other group

Set 3: Best of Smile Jamaica 28 Years

  • Alpha Blondy & the Wailers – Jerusalem; Jerusalem (Shanachie) ’86 

<Jerusalem – Shalom/Selaam Aleikum; 1 min. 26 sec.>

  • Black Uhuru – Chill Out; Chill Out (Mango) ‘82
  • Alpha & Omega – Rastafari; Watch and Pray (A & O) ’92 UK trance dub w/ female vox
  • Aswad – Three Babylon; Showcase (Mango) ’81 12” mix EP
  • Ronnie Davis – Jamming in Dub (Jamaican Sounds) Dub Album of the Hour

Set 4:

  • Bob Marley & the Wailers  – The Lord Will Make a Way Somehow; Fy-ah, Fy-ah (JAD) ’68 Box
  • Sister Carol – Isis – 70 Sup’m Pieces of Bob;The Original Womb-man (Tuff Gong) ’99 Bob Marley tribute
  • Clint Eastwood & General Saint – Healing in the Balmyard; 12” (Greensleeves) ’81 UK
Isis the Egyptian goddess; not the terrorist scourge of Syraq

Set 5: Roots Dawta Vinyl

  • Jennifer Lara – Hands of the Lord; Christmas Stylee (Studio One) ’80 Xmas – Vinyl Roots Dawta set
  • Mighty Invaders feat. Ichelle Cole – Rasta Woman; Invasion! (Rave) ’83 Syracuse NY youth group
  • Mungo’s Hi-Fi feat. Soom – 31st First Century Song; 12” EP (Scotch Bonnet) 2013 Glasgow w/ female weedstepper
  • Sena & Familyman Barrett – Natural Woman +  Strictly Woman; Juvenile Delinquent (Clappers) ’81 Brooklyn

Set 6:

  • Peter Broggs – International Farmer; Rastafari Liveth! (RAS) ’82 – original
  • Peter Broggs – International Farmer; Rejoice (RAS) ’99 – update
  • Aisha – Carnal Mind; True Roots (Ariwa) ‘84
  • Still Cool – To Be Poor is a Crime; 12” (Jah Shaka) ’81 UK
  • Keith Hudson – Image Dub; Brand (Pressure Sounds) ’77 Dub Album of the Hour

Set 7:

  • Jimmy Lindsay – Easy; 12 the Hardway (Tribesman) ’77 cover of the Commodores
  • Jenifah Gad – Oh Clap Your Hands; Reparation (Flag) 2000
  • Smashmouth feat. Chopper – Virgin Girl; Half Baked Soundtrack (MCA) ’98 cover of Eek a Mouse
  • Fishbone – Slick Nick You Devil You; It’s a Wonderful Life (Columbia) ’87 SoCal ska and funk

<Santa Claus – Ancient Alien>

Ancient Astronaut theory suggests….Santa Claus was an Alien. Rudolph with his red nose tracking beacon

Set 8: Mutant Dub 420

  • Dr. Israel & the Brooklyn Jungle Sound System – Sensi Man; Black Rose Liberation (Baraka Foundation) 2001 Brooklyn Seven Leave Mutant Dub Set
  • Bush Chemists – Good Sensi Dub 2; One Dub (Interchill) 2011 UK
  • Dubwiser – Sensi Drinka; Dub Action Captures Hammerbass (Hammerbass) 2001 Fr.
  • Charlie P and the Dubateers – Policeman; Hustle (Dubateers) 2011 UK
  • Dubblestandart feat. Devon D – We All Have to Get High; Return from Planet Dub (Collision) 2009 Jah-stria
  • Audio Active – Wanna-Na + Dub; We are Tokyo Space Cowboys (ON U Sound) ’94 Jah-pon

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

Words of Wisdom: