April 20th. 4/20. Smokers in San Rafael code for getting together for a toke. Grew from there to what we know now. The Smoker’s Holiday in 10 down, 40 to go.
Even my Mom sent me a Happy 420 meme
Vaping with my parents last Xmas is one of my fondest memories of the past few years. Especially now that my Dad is deathly ill.
So, every April I start looking for new soundbytes to “rip.” This year I “harvested” about 15 new ones
Dub Side of the Moon:
And how about some Biblical affirmation of the Seven Leaf….
<Revelation 22:2 – Healing of the Nations; 22 sec.>
<Psalm 18:8 – Fire out of his nostrils; 20 sec.>
…from the Holy Land to Egypt and Mesopotamia
As we roll a lickle spliff w/ di papyrus and smoke sensimenia inna Mesopotamia
<Mummy Rock; 11 sec.>
Then back to America for jazz chanteuse Billie Holiday’s Seven Leaf motivation…
<Whenever I get low, I get high…Billie Holiday; 12 sec.>
I wonder if there is anyone out there in terrestrial radio land that did 3 hours of all marijuana music in the middle of a Saturday afternoon. And even if they did, who stitches in 420 soundclips, movie dialog and musical bong rips? (The advantages of being a sound editor by trade.)
I ‘n’ I that’s who! Let’s celebrate some free speech while it is still allowed.
<Sensi…ng a theme?; 13 sec.>
So enjoy the 25th (or so) annual 420 on Smile Jamaica. Until it’s 50 down, none to go….
Smile Jamaica Ark-Ives: Jah-pril 20 – 420 on 4/20 Annotated Playlist: ( 1 min. 55 sec.)
Jah Woosh – Mariguana World Tour; Marijuana World Tour (Original) ’79 UK vinyl: 420 Cannabis Service Show
Sly & the Revolutionaries – Rizla; Black Ash Dub (Trojan) ’80 UK vinyl dub album of the hour
Capital Letters – Smoking My Ganja; Headline News (Greensleeves) ’79 UK
The Equators – Feelin’ High; Hot (Stiff) ’81 UK ska
Glen Judah – Mr. Collie Man; 12″ (Atlantean) ’83 Houston
<Collie = Kali; 29 sec.>
Melodians – Irie Feeling; Irie Feeling (RAS) ’83
Leroy Smart – Collie Give Me Wisdom; Let Everyman Survive (Jamaican Gold) ’78
Natural Beauty – Nice Up Dancee; 12″ (Must Dance) ’86 UK Roots Dawta trio
Gideon Jah Rubbaal – Judgeman (sic) Time; Free Us Now (ACL2000) ‘77
Keith Hudson – Rasta Communication; Rasta Communication (Greensleeves) ‘78
African Head Charge – Hymn; Songs of Praise (ON U Sound) ’91 mutant dub world sounds
Afro Omega – Love Emergency; Love Emergency (Afro Omega) 2008 SLC mutant dub w/ female vox
Gregory Isaacs – Sad to Know You’re Leaving; Night Nurse (Mango) ’82 lovers rock
Linton Kwesi Johnson – Fite Dem Back; Forces of Victory (Mango) ’79 UK dub poet
90 min. – 2 hr.
Ini Kamoze – General; Mini LP (Mango) ’84
The Archives feat. Ichelle Cole – Boof Baff; The Archives (ESL) 2012; ½ of Thievery Corp w/ female vox
Mike Brooks – Feeling of Reggae; Rum Drinker (Teams) ‘79
Matty G – Sesimilla; Bay Area Dubstep vol. 03 (Full Melt) 2011 mutant dub herbtune
Sheriff Lindo & the Hammer – Skydubbing; Ten Dubs that Shook the World (EM) ’88 Jah-stralia Dub
Destroy Babylon – Nuh Skin Up; The Shadow Army (MusicADD) 2008 Mutant dub cover of Keith Hudson; Waltham MA band
Sister Carol – Wild Thing; Something Wild Soundtrack (MCA) singjay to Troggs classic
2 hr – 2 and 1/2 hr
Winston McAnuff – Fear; Diary of the Silent Years (Makasound)
Spacemonkeyz vs. Gorillaz – Clint Eastwood (A Fistful of Peanuts); Laika Come Home (Virgin) 2002 remix set
Lily Allen – Nan You’re a Window Shopper; Alright, Still (Capitol) 2007 UK pop singer hates her grandma
Mighty Diamonds – Cat O’ Nine; Ice on Fire (Virgin Front Line) ’77 Allen Toussaint prod’n
Bad Brains – To the Heavens; God of Love (Maverick) ’95 Punk Reggae
Jacob Miller & Fatman Riddim Section – Healing of the Naiton + Joshua “A” Loaf; Jacob Miller Meets the Fatman Riddim Section (Crocodisc) ’78 herbtune: Rev. 22:2 – And the leaves of the tree are the healing of the nations (2 and ½ hr.)
2 and 1/2 – 3 hr.
Hollie Cook – 99; Twice (Mr. Bongo) 2014 dawta of a Sex Pistol
Kid Loco – Here Comes the Munchies; Kill Your Darlings (Bellville) 2001 downtro herbtune
Misty in Roots – Wondering Wanderer; Chronicles (Kaz) ’81 Best of UK group
Samia Farah – Homesick Blues; Many Moods of Samia Farah (SAM) 2008 Fr.-Tunisian female singer
Lee “Scratch” Perry & George Faith – I Got the Groove; From the Secret Laboratory (Mango) ’90 update
The Pioneers – Na Na Hey Hey (Kiss Him Goodbye); Give and Take (Trojan) Steam soul cover
Nora Dean – Barbwire; Monkey Business (Trojan) ‘69
My favorite television show is Ancient Aliens. Friday Nights on H2. I am fascinated with the concept of how what we know as Mesopotamian mythology predated the Bible and was really the story of Ancient Aliens. Not Skygods. Nor Greek Gods. It was the Anunnaki
A dude named Zecharia Sitchin translated thousands of Sumerian cuneiform tables and discovered a hidden history of Ancient Aliens who came from the Twelfth Planet. A place called Nibiru.
The Anunnaki – those who came from the Sky – were space miners who needed gold for their atmosphere on Nibiru.
With an elliptical orbit, there are times when Nibiru approaches Earth which has massive gold holdings. The Anunnaki land space ships in places like Sinai, Sumer (modern day, southern Iraq), the Indus Valley and of course, Egypt. Then they went to the major gold fields in Southern and Western Africa.
<The 12th Planet: Nibiru – home world of the Anunnaki; 18 sec.>
From Book IV of Sitchin’s Earth Chronicles: The Lost Realms. About the “Bearded Ones”: The Anunnaki who also visited the New World where the Mayan and Incan civilizations had so much gold, it was worthless as currency.
The Anunnaki had come to Earth 432,000 years before the Deluge – a period equivalent to 120 orbits of Nibiru. Though to the Anunnaki one orbit equalled a single year which was equivalent to 3600 Earth Years. They came and went between Nibiru and Earth each time their planet came closer to the Sun (and Earth) as it passed between Jupiter and Mars.
But these Anunnaki were lazy. So they created mankind to mine the gold to take back to Nibiru. Superior Anunnaki DNA spliced with Homo Erectus DNA. And what happened was these Anunnaki liked human women and there was plenty of bedjamming between the two groups.
Finally, the main Sumerian God Anu was fed up with humans. He commanded that the Anunnaki wipe them out with a massive flood.
One of the gods, Enki, took pity on mankind and decided to warn them about the Deluge meant to wipe out the annoying humans.
Was it Noah and his Ark? Pshaw. It was a Sumerian named Ziusudra in a submarine.
Do I believe any of this? Sure why not. Here are the 12 planets that the Sumerians wrote about around 2700 BC. Planet, in this case, celestial body
Luna (Earth’s moon)
Uranus (discovery 1781 AD)
Neptune (discovery 1846 AD)
Pluto (discovered 1930 AD)
Nibiru (The 12th Planet)
The Sumerians knew about these outer planets 4500 years before local astronmers knew about them. Makes sensi to me!
High-lights of the Smile Jamaica Ark-Ives: Sept. 19, 2015; 34 sec.
Set 1: Harvest Time
<Time to clean out the bad weeds, separate them from the good for the day of harvest is here — Don Carlos; 10 sec.>
Wayne Jarrett – Every Tongue Shall Tell; Showcase (Wackies) ’82 Brooklyn, NY vinyl; Horace Andy cover
Sly & the Revolutionaries – Marijuana; Black Ash Dub (Trojan) ’80 Dub Album of the Hour
Don Carlos & Gold – Harvest Time; Raving Tonight (RAS) ’83: Harvest Time Set
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4 down, 46 to go!
A year ago I finally turned aspiration into action. And after 25 years of Reggae Radio decided it was time for the Smile Jamaica blog. One more guy on the Internet with an opinion.
I started it out with the 20 Days of Cannabis Service Month. But it mainly became a forum to upload the Smile Jamaica Playlists and links to the Smile Jamaica Show Archives Podcasts. Or Ark-Ives as I call it. As in Black Ark – Lee “Scratch” Perry.
I quickly developed the system of cutting up 3 hours of Radio sound into soundbytes, clips and Reggae History Lessons. Upload the .mp3s. Add some photos and captions. How do you liven up a long list of songs? Week after week. Year after year for a quarter century.
So a year later, I have a crocus bag full of Cannabis Soundbytes. The Seven Leaf Symphony.
<Cannabis History Reggae Lesson – Crocus Bag; 16 sec.>
So for the 4:20 Weekend, I am going to string a whole heap of air checks from Smile Jamaica that talk about the Seven Leaf:
Read your Bible: 30 sec.
Roll a lickle spliff with di papyrus
Smile Jamaica – Healing of the Nations (Revelations 22: 2); 30 sec.
Revelation 22:2. New Testament
It flowed down the center of the main street. On each side of the river grew a tree of life, bearing twelve crops of fruit, with a fresh crop each month. The leaves were used for medicine to heal the nations.
Ergo, partake of the Seven Leaf with a fresh crop each month for the healing of the nation. Come together as a community in harmony
Smoke rose from his nostrils; consuming fire came from his mouth, burning coals blazed out of it
There was no tobacco in the Holy Land during Old Testament times. That was green smoke emanating from the Israelite nasal passages
Smile Jamaica’s Lessons in Deejaying: Why They Call it the “One Drop”
Radio Studio setup 8 Tracks: 3 CDs, 2 Turntables, 1 Microphone, 1 Computer. Any sound on a “hot” track goes over the airwaves.
1 CD for my Dub Album of the Week
If a deejay wants to sample a portion of a song without that song going onto the airwaves, he puts the Track into “cue” mode
The cue speaker is on a different, internal sound channel within the mixing board. Separate from the Tracks that go over the airwaves. The deejay hears those “live” Tracks over the studio’s monitor speakers.
Had to turn the cue volume up to 11 to hear where to drop the needle on the vinyl, back-cue (reverse direction) on the Turntable till dead silence. This is where the next song starts on beat 1 – hot on the air. The One Drop!
Here’s the nitty gritty on Smile Jamaica’s Year-End Vinyl Blowout! (Jah-cember 27, 2014; 1 min. 55 sec.)
Rarities/Vinyl Only classics out of the Ark-Ives
Seven Leaf, 4 down, 46 to go.
<Smile Jah-pocrypha: Skilers want to be in their cars, heading home in time to hear the Smile Jamaica 4:20 Cannabis Service Announcement>