<Stephen Hawking: To save mankind we have 100 years to Mars; 1 min. 5 sec.>
We are screwed. No Jah Love for I ‘n’ I optimism on this blog post. We need to face facts.
As Smile Jamaica warns during my UFOria sets: We need to quit skylarking and get to the skies.
Mother Earth is finished. It is dead. Not dying. Dead. We killed it. It is a zombie.
Every President has an Oil of the Above energy policy. Industry and government collusion prevented renewables from replacing carbon.
I’m not that much of a tree hugger (more of a leaf burner), but I know it’s over. In 50 years every coastal city will be under water.
Every year living in Utah the air quality gets worse. Even I, with my spongy lung capacity, gets hit by bronchitis frequently.
Soon they will be taxing clean air while the rest of us working stiffs choke. I like my air just my peanut butter: smooth and nah chunky!
I don’t have kids. But if I did I would weep for my nieces and nephews’ great grand kids.
This shouldn’t have happened…
After great promise with the Moon Landing in 1969, we stopped our momentum and put all of our R & D in heinous weapons of mass destruction.
Imagine the trillions on nukes and bombs and jet fighters devoted to Space Travel.
Too bad. So sad. We’re fucked. All we got from Neil Armstrong walking on the moon? Velcro, teflon and Tang.
Smile Jamaica Ark-Ives: May 6, 2017 Annotated Playlist; 51 sec.
Set 1: Kentucky Derby Horse Race set
- Barbara Paige – Jah Love; Hear Me Now (Epiphany) ’82 San Fran vinyl
- Roots Radics – Storming the Death Star; Scientist and Jammy Strike Black (Trojan) ’82 UK – vinyl dub album of the hour
- Dillinger – Caymanas Park; 7” (Well Charge) Jamaican race track
- Abyssinians – In a Kalda; Reunion (AO!) ‘98
- The Pioneers – Longshot Kick the Bucket; 7” (Trojan) ‘69
- Bo Jangles – Selassie I Cup; 7” (Joe Gibbs Record Globe)
- GT Moore – Ganja Flower; 10” (Jah Works) 2002 UK mutant dub 4:20 Cannabis Service Announcement
- Peter Tosh – Mark of the Beast; Honorary Citizen (Columbia/Legacy) ’76 single
<Mark of the Beast – beating from the cops; 17 sec.>
<The cruelty of beating a guitar player’s hands; 34 sec.>
- Bunny Wailer – The Specialists; Dancehall Massive (Shanachie) ’92 Hypocrites riddim
- John Brown’s Body – Fight Them a Fight; Burning: Live at the Annex, Madison, Wisconsin (bootleg)
- Joy & Trevor – Love at First Sight; 10” (Well Charge) ‘81
Set 3: Best of Smile Jamaica 27+ Years
- Aswad – Rainbow Culture; Showcase (Mango) ’80
- Bingy Bunny – Bit by Bit; Kingston 12 Toughie (RAS) ’75 of the Morwells
- Rita Marley – Easy Sailing; Who Feels It Knows It (Shanachie) ‘80
- Burning Spear – Give Me + Brain Food ; Marcus Garvey + Garvey’s Ghost (Mango) ’75/’76 w/ dub
<Winston, Rupert & Delroy – Burning Spear; 13 sec.>
- Bush Chemists – Respect Dubwise; Light Up Your Chalice (Dubhead) ’99 mutant dub album of the hour
- Don Carlos – Jah People Unite; Deeply Concerned (RAS) ‘87
- Stranger Cole & Gladdy – One Toke Over the Line; 70’s Hits Reggae Style – Brewer & Shipley herb cover
- Gondwana – Los Defendos (The Defenders); Second Coming (RAS) ’99 Chile; 16 sec.
- Aisha – Raise Your Voice; 12” (Twinkle) ‘95
Set 5: UFOria Vinyl Is Vital
- Prince Jammy – Conspiracy on Neptune; Destroys the Invaders (Greensleeves) ’82 UK
- Lone Ranger – UFO; Barnabas in Collins Wood (GG) ’79 JA
- U Roy – Your Ace From Space; Version Galore (Treasure Isle) ’68 JA
- Bam Bam – Star Wars; Power of a Woman (Bam Bam International) ’87 LA, female singer
- Lone Ranger – Beam Me Up Scotty; 12”
Set 6: Waiting in Vain Riddim shower
- Bob Marley & the Wailers – Waiting in Vain; Exodus (Tuff Gong) Riddim Shower (1): vox
- Dillinger – Check Sister Jane; King Pharaoh (Blue Moon) ’84 UK vinyl
- I Roy – Commandment III (Waiting in Vain); Ten Commandments (Virgin) ’80 UK yellow vinyl/picture sleeve vinyl
- Chalawa – Waiting in Vain Dub; Exodus Dub (Micron) ’77 Can. Dub
Set 7: Rockers do Reggae
- The Clash – Police on My Back; Sandinista (Epic) ’80: Eddy Grant cover
- Eric Clapton – Whatcha Gonna Do; Crossroad (Polydor) ’74 Tosh cover from box set
- Blues Brothers – Groove Me; Briefcase Full of Blues (Atlantic) ’78 reggae take on King Floyd
- Nina Hagen – UFO; Nunsexmonkrock (CBS) ’82 West. Germ.
- Creation Rebel/New Age Steppers – Chemical Specialist; Threat to Creation (Cherry Red) ’81 mutant dub album of the hour
Set 8: Mutant Dub
- Word Sound I Powa – Intro; Live From Planet Crooklyn (ROIR) ’96 – mutant dub set
- Alpha & Omega – King and Queen; King and Queen (A & O) ’90 UK trance dub
- Braindead feat. Justin Warfield – Braindead; clear (Quango) ’95 UK
- Dub Syndicate – More Kaya; Acres of Space (Lion & Roots) 2001
- Systemwide – Interferene; Pure and Applied (BSI) 2002 Portland
- Bush Chemists – Star Dub; 10” (Jah Tubby’s) 2006 UK – Star Wars theme
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