Congratulations to NASA and the Jet Propulsion Lab. They landed their Perserverance rover on Mars and have been road tripping across the red planet sending back data.
NASA rover successfully lands on Mars
From previous fly overs and images captured there are a lot of strange anthropomorphic sites on the surface of the planet.
The most famous image is at Cydonia: The Face on Mars. In 1976, NASA’s Viking orbiter (couldn’t land a vehicle on the planet then) captured an image of a mesa with an obvious human face.
The unimaginative scoffers at NASA tried to write it off as a trick of the light and shadows. But another photo captured it with even more clarity. Even after more pictures surfaced the agency still adheres to the notion Cydonia is an optical illusion.
Now is the time to put up or shut up. Send Perserverance to the base of the mesa shaped rock formation and let’s get a close up.
But that strategy is not without risk. Many of the Russian rovers who tried to map the surface were mysteriously fried and knocked out just to be a Martian junk yard.
Could it be the Martians don’t want to be found? Ancient Astronaut Theory says yes!
<NASA on Mars! For how long? 45 sec.>
What do I think? Thanks for asking! Mars has always been associated as a war planet of hostile intent.
Mars gets its name from the Roman God of War. The reddish hue of the planet gives off a malevolent vibe down below on Earth. Hindus called the red planet Angakara after their God of War and the occult. Wikipedia mentions that In ancient China, the advent of Mars was taken as a portent for “bane, grief, war and murder”.
My hypothesis is this. Cydonia is a temple to the Sumerian God Nergal. Consulting multiple episodes of Ancient Aliens, reading the text of my many Sumerian religion books (don’t call what came first mythology!), this is my analysis:
In the main 7 Ancient Astronaut pantheon of so-called Sumerian Gods, Nergal is the most malevolent. His planet is Mars.
Who is Nergal? The Greeks plagiarized him as Hades. God of the Underworld. Associated with fire, war, destruction, devastation, plagues, death. Pestilence. Consider him the God of Covid!
<Nergal (Mars) – The God of Covid; 2 min 55 sec>
The Martians who worship him, do not want their temple at Cydonia defiled. They can see what happens when mankind discovers/invades. Ask the Mayans and Aztecs the tender kindness shown to them by Conquistadors four hundred years ago. They are gonna protect what’s theirs. I don’t expect that cute little rover, Perserverance, to have a very long life.
<Your Ace From Outer Space; 77 sec.>
China and Elon Musk are trying to get to Mars as well. I ‘n’ I play the song by Alpha Blondy “Interplanetary Revolution” on this Smile Jamaica Ark-Ive podcast. The Martians know we never come in peace and they will not allow Starbucks, McDonald’s or Amazon on the Red Planet. No strip mining for minerals for Iphones.
Heed my prophecy, this will lead to weeping and wailing and gnashing of teeth. And why does any of this matter? I ‘n’ I found a fresh stack of UFO tunes by Burning Spear, Alpha Blondy, Cornell Campbell and I ‘n’ I wanted to rinse them out on my typical UFOria sets on Smile Jamaica!
As I ‘n’ I always say: Look to the skies! Do not scoff!
Reggae lost a giant this week. U Roy, age 78, joined Jah’s Heavenly Choir after a lifetime of diabetes. He wasn’t the first Jamaican to chant over Rock Steady riddims in the mid 60’s, but he was the most popular through his inventive lyrical style. He was the forefather to what came after: toasting (think Ranking Roger of the (English), Beat), 70’s Reggae deejay chanters, dancehall ragga and especially hip hop and rap.
Many of the NYC hip hop originators like Kool Herc came from Jamaican emigrants who brought their record collections north from the Island. His records helped develop the most successful new music format since rock or soul. No U Roy, no Public Enemy, Jay Z or Snoop Dogg.
The last song on this Ark-ive podcast continues his origination: Your Ace From Space which led indirectly to Neil Armstrong skanking on the Moon a year later.
Now Bob Marley and Peter Tosh have someone to chant over their riddims in Jah’s abode.
<RIP U Roy – inventor of toasting, deejay, hip hop and rap; 56 sec.>
Smile Jamaica Ark-Ives: Feb. 20, 2021
- Sister Frica – One in the Spirit; Rockers All-Star Explosion (Alligator) ’78 Chicago vinyl; ’85 comp.
- The Revolutionaries? – Ital Step; Vital Dub Strictly Rockers (Hitbound) ’76 Brooklyn vinyl dub album of the hour
- U Roy – The Originator; Rock With I (RAS) ’78; RIP inventor of deejaying
- Zema & the Gladiators – Trouble Never Set; Jubilee (Melchizedek) 2009 SoCal female artist
- Jackie Opel & the Skatalites – Valley of Green (Take 2); 4 Track EP (Top Deck) ’65 UK green vinyl
- Culture – International Herb; Livity (RAS) ’98 4:20 Cannabis Service Announcement
- Rico Rodriguez – Rico’s Special (Reloaded); 10” (Above Rock) ’76 NY picture sleeve; trombone
- Horace Andy – Better Collie; Prime of Horace Andy (Music Club) ’75 herbtune
- Barry Brown – Stand Firm; Far East (Hitbound) ‘81
- L.S. Diesel Meets Digidub – Skunk Funk (The Mix); King Size Dub Volume 1 (Echo Beach) ‘95
- Rockers Hi Fi – Transmission Central; Thievery Corporation: DJ Kicks (!K7) ’99 dub comp
- Big Youth – Get Up Stand Up; Trojan Tribute to Bob Marley Box Set (Trojan) ’76 Marley/Tosh cover
- Roots Uprising – Master Blaster Jammin’; 12” (Top Ranking) ’81 Miami – Stevie Wonder cover/Marley Tribute
- Sly Dunbar – Sesame Street Theme; Front Line Dub (Virgin Front Line) ’79 comp; Dub Album of the Hour
Set 4: Jamaican Jukebox 7″
- Susan Cadogan – Piece of My Heart; 7” (OB International) Janis Joplin/Erma Franklin cover ’80: 7” Jamaican Jukebox Set
- Lui Lepkie – Tribute to Bob Marley; 7” (Joe Gibbs Ultra Sound) ‘81
- Carlton Livingston – Cold Cold Winter; 7” (Grade One)
- Benjamin Zephaniah – 13 Dead; Dub Ranting; 7” EP (Radical Wallpaper) ‘82 UK 8 track picture sleeve
Set 5: Vinyl is Vital
- Ken Boothe – This Love of Ours; Reggae For Lovers (Generation) ’79 Missisauga, Ont. Canada
- Prince Far I – The More We Are Together; Musical History (Trojan) ’83 UK herbtune
- Gedeon Jerrubaal – Jedna Milosc, Jedna Nie Nawisc; Reggae From Around the world (RAS) ’88 DC; Polish Reggae mixed by Adrian Sherwood
- Amjam – Every Little Thing; Live Off the Board (Celluloid) ’87 live at CBGB punk club
- Baby Rose – Barb Wire; Can Jam Reggae Rockers Disco Style (Rocktone) ’81 Toronto, CA; Nora Dean cover
Set 6: Wailers Family Tree
- Bob Marley & the Wailing Wailers – Stir It Up; Wail ‘N Soul ‘M Singles (JAD) ’67
- Peter Touch – Selassie Serenade; Arise Blackman (Trojan) ’69 B-side organ instrumental
- Marcia Griffiths – Steppin’ Out of Babylon; Women in Reggae (Shanachie) ’79 comp.
- Bunny Wailer – Rise & Shine ; Solomonic Singles vol. 2 (Solomonic) ‘81
Set 7: Best of Smile Jamaica 31+ Years
- U Roy – Music Addict; Music Addict (RAS) ’87 RIP:
- Aisha – Tribulation; High Priestess (Ariwa) ‘88
- Black Uhuru – Sinsemilla; Tear It Up! Live (Mango) ’82 live in London
- Dr. Alimantado – Sons of Thunder; Born For a Purpose (Greensleeves) ‘73
- 4th Street Orchestra – Ah Who Seh? Ah Who She? Go Deh! (Rama) ’76 Dennis Bovell dub album of the hour
Set 8: UFO-ria. NASA on Mars
- Burning Spear – Fly Me to the Moon; Mistress Music (Slash) ’88
- Alpha Blondy – Interplanetary Revolution; Cocody Rock!!! (Shanachie) ‘84
- Cornell Campbell – Stars; The Minstrel (Westside) ‘75
- Laurel Aitken – Apollo 12; The Pama Years (Grover) ‘69
- Bam Bam – Star Wars + Dub; Power of a Woman (Bam Bam International) ’87 LA Vinyl/Roots Dawta
- U Roy – Your Ace From Space; Version Galore (Treasure Isle) ‘68