So enjoy this 3 hours of All killer….literally Jah-loween tunes: From driving around Kingston in a coffin to “roll a lickle spliff wif di papyrus”. Horror bytes, movie trailers and the monster menagerie!
From your Undead station that rules the nation!
Smile Jamaica Ark-Ives: Jah-tober 26, 2019: Halloween Showcase; 2 min. 14 sec.
Ini Kamoze – Hole in the Pumpkin; Shocking Out (RAS) ’87
Scientist – Rids the World of the Evil Curse of the Vampires (Greensleeves) ’81 dub
<Vinyl vindication: vinyl to outsell cds; 1 min. 55 sec.>
I’ve always been a record guy. Back in Montana as a youth, I would drive 35 miles each way to record shop at the local Hastings outlet in Great Falls. Usually buy a couple pieces of vinyl and a cassette for the drive back home.
When I moved to Utah for University in 1986, I was already dabbling in CDs. In 1985, Cactus Records in Bozeman, MT had a small rack of CDs in a corner of the shop. I remember buying Fleetwood Mac and the Police Outlandos d’Amour. $16.99 (in those days a fortune). I didn’t even have a CD player yet.
For Christmas, I got a Fisher deck, (probably from Montgomery Wards), – 1 drawer, no frills: just the song number in red LED. I was blown away! Space age technology in rural Montana!
What’s not to love? Smaller. Harder to scratch. Easier to store. Portable players to play them on.
Yet, the smaller size and lack of information on many of the disks didn’t make collecting CDs as enjoyable as buying vinyl. Especially, when I switched to collecting Reggae. Early on in CD’s history there was not a whole lot of Reggae available. And a total lack of the 12″, 10″ and 7″ vinyl I especially was looking for. The rarest of the rare.
I was in a Record Shop in San Francisco. Summer of ’87. Up to my elbows in vinyl racks. The shop owner was trying to up-sell me into CDs. He was like, “Why are you so hot for vinyl? Everybody is moving into CDs”. I shrugged, “I’ll always be a record guy.”
Here is how it worked back then. CDs were new. And expensive. So, many people sold their vinyl for pennies on the dollar to add up cash for CDs.
Vinyl was cheap and plentiful. CDs were exotic, limited in selection and expensive. So the stores were in transition from black wax to shiny metal disks. I built the Smile Jamaica Ark-Ives this way: buying other people’s vinyl discards.
All the great things you hear me play today came about through hoovering up as much black wax as I could in the voluminous Bay Area Record stores. I was flush with student loan cash (Thanks Ronnie Raygun!) and I went from store to store digging through the crates.
I would stay at the Travelodge across the street from Tower Records in North Beach: Columbus and Bay. Some days, I would be tired after a day of cratedigging. It was awesome.
Wheel it forward 30 plus years. Most of the record stores are long gone, (Hastings went under in 2016), via over committing to CDs in a digital age of iTunes, Pandora and Spotify. People wised up and started piecing out vinyl for the Ebay collector’s market.
But for 20 years, I maxed out the opportunities even if around 2005 I started to notice stores were no longer there when I would visit.
When Tower Records and later Virgin and Circuit City went under, that was the nadir of my CD era collecting.
That is why when I heard on the news that 2019 will be the first year since 1986 that Vinyl is expected to surpass CDs in aggregate sales, I felt a sense of vindication.
When you get to do a radio program on a non-commercial station for 31 years, that entitles one to some indulgences.
For I n’ I that is mashing up Reggae music with UFO’s. WTF?
<How I ‘n’ I got into UFOs; 27 sec.>
The connections of Smile Jamaica to UF0ria (UFO’s + euphoria = UFOria).
The TV show Ancient Aliens on History Channel; 55 sec.
2. Which taught us about the 1947 Roswell UFO crash
<Roswell UFO crash, July 1947; 90 sec.>
3. Ancient Astronaut Theory – the notion that Sumerian sky gods were in fact ancient astronauts coming from the outer edge of the galaxy. As an Assyrian-American, anything to do with my ancestors in Mesopotamia/Modern Iraq fascinates me.
4. The Skygods from Planet Nibiru* called the Anunnaki. Anu (sky) + na (verb – to go down) + Ki (Earth.) Those who came down from the sky.
*Also called Planet X or the 12th Planet
The Anunnaki created mankind to mine gold for their home planet (under climate change devastation….). When their creation got “noisy” and the minor gods were having sex with Earth women, the decision was to wipe out mankind with a Flood
<Who are the Anunnaki?; 75 sec.>
5. The connections between space travel and descriptions of celestial phenomenon in the Bible.
Chariots of the Gods – space ship
Jacob’s Ladder – space ship
Burning bush – space ship
Prophet Ezekiel and his crystal ship – space ship
Stairway to Heaven – space ship
Noah’s grand dad Enoch “walked with God and then was not”. Taken to heave in a space ship
Magic carpets in the Arabian Nights – space ship
Vimanas from Hindu cosmology – space ship
<Ancient astronauts in the Bible; 27 sec.>
<New Jerusalem in the Bible is a gigantic cubed space ship; 37 sec.>
6. And now the US government can’t keep UFO encounters secret or in the realm of “conspiracy theory”. Too many people with phone cameras. A new show on History Channel, Unidentified, covers Air Force, Navy and Deep State reports of UFO encounters with Tic Tac UFO’s.
<Unidentified TV show on History Channel; 75 sec.>
Roswell, The Anunnaki, Ancient Astronauts lead me to comb through the Smile Jamaica Ark-Ives looking for UFO/space travel songs. I have about 150 CDs and another 50 LPs/vinyl singles.
So like my other theme shows, like Jah-loween and 420, enjoy these space age tunes from Reggae, Dub, Calypso and even a few rock tunes sifted in.
And as I say: Look to the skies! Do not scoff!
And if they are here with malevolent intent? Let’s go out with a bang!
Smile Jamaica Ark-Ives: July 6, 2019 – UFOria; 1 min. 22 sec.
John Williams Orchestra – Also Sprach Zarathustra (Columbia) ’68 soundtrack to 2001 a Space Odyssey – 3 hours of UFO-ria
Prince Jammy – Conspiracy on Neptune; Prince Jammy Destroys the Invaders (Greensleeves) ’82 UK vinyl
Michael Franti – Earth From Outer Space; All People (Capitol) 2013
Lee “Scratch” Perry – African Hitchhiker; From the Secret Laboratory (Mango) ‘90
Symarip – Skinhead Moonstomp; Skinhead Moonstomp (Trojan) ’70 UK ska
Intergalactic Farmer (Smile Jamaica UFOria rmx) 4:20 Cannabis Service Announcement
Thievery Corporation – Stargazer; Culture of Fear (ESL) 2011
This summer I started watching a new program on History Channel called Unidentified
The show features a guy named Lew Elizondo who quit our intelligence service to alert the world about UFO encounters. Our naval pilots are being harassed and traumatized by their encounters with flying “Tic Tacs”. Craft that can neutralize weapons defense systems on our most sophisticated planes.
This popped up on the corporate news cycle and during an interview with George Stephanapolous, The Cheetolini said he didn’t believe in UFO’s. I would have thought he would have believed in UFO’s bigly.
So here is why I am perturbed: Pres. 45 created the Space Force. General Giorgio of Ancient Aliens is heading the effort.
General Giorgio tapped I ‘n’ I to be in charge of Lunar agriculture. I am leading the effort to plant the space dust. The moon is gonna be lonely for a while. That’s why NASA invented vaping. You can’t spark a doobie in space. No oxygen, am I right?
I ‘n’ I am not growing moon weed and deejaying for the harvesters’ entertainment up there, just so Raytheon and Boeing can add to their Military Industrial Complex profits.
Hey 45: It ain’t swamp gas, ball lightning or mother effing weather balloons. It is Extra Terrestrials wary of our nuclear war insanity.
Between Trump’s betrayal and the Walrus of War (John Bolton’s) game of chicken in the Strait Hormuz, I am fed up!
So I told the Mad Tweeter: I QUIT; 60 sec.
The Aliens do not want to see a World War III in the Middle East that could go nuclear. Alien sightings became common after Hiroshima and Nagasaki. They don’t care about us humans, but they need our gold and water. A Bitter Wind destroyed Sumer – and what was that bitter wind? Nuclear weapons inna Mesopotamia
<No war with Iran; 52 sec.>
<Specials – anti-war ska; 27 sec.>
Watching Unidentified and hearing military people talk about a “rain of UFO’s” mankind should heed the warning. If you weaponize space, the Aliens will intercede and it won’t turn out well.
Watch the movie from 1951, the Day the Earth Stood Still and how the Aliens (or my ancestors – The Anunnaki if you are like me, an Ancient Astronaut Theorist), will put mankind under heavy manners, as the Rastas used to say
<Klaatu Barada Nikto; 54 sec.>
Look to the skies! Do not scoff!
Smile Jamaica Ark-Ives June 22, 2019 – Annotated Playlist; 76 sec.
Black Uhuru – Solidarity; 12″ EP (4th & Broadway) ’83 US picture sleeve
Lee “Scratch” Perry & the Upsetters – Cloak & Dagger; Cloak & Dagger (Black Art) ’72 UK vinyl dub album of the hour
IBA – Zion Trail; Many Lives (Mt. Nebo) 2006 Chattenham
Sister V – V’s Version; Baggariddim (DEP) ’85 female dj over UB40 Version Girl
Tippa Lee & Lone Ranger – Me No Call No Police + Keep on Dubbing in the Dance; Return of the Rub-a-Dub Style (Echodelic) 2011
Barrington Levy – Collie Weed; 12″ (Jah Life) ’79 JA 4:20 Cannabis Service Announcement
Mikey Dread – I Love My Mother; World Tour (Dread at the Controls) ’99
Alton & Hortense Ellis – I’m Just a Guy; Cry Tough (Treasure Isle/Heartbeat) ’68
Junior Delgado – Tell Me How You Feel; Tichen (Rhino UK) ’90
Leonard Dillon – Done ‘I Done; One Step Forward (House of Reggae) ’91
Early B – Send in the Patient; 12″ (Vibes and Vibes) ’85 JA
Fred Locks – Moving With the Power; Culturally (Tan-Yah) ’95
Bush Chemists feat. Talawa – Stand Up Dub; Light Up Your Chalice (Conscious Sounds) ’99 mutant dub w/ female vox
Ken Boothe – Tears in My Eyes; 10″ EP (Trojan) ’71 BB Seaton cover
Pablo Gad – Bloodsuckers + dub; Bloodsuckers (Melodie) ’78
Thievery Corporation – It Takes a Thief/DJ Kicsk; DJ-Kicks (!K7) ’99
Chris Wayne – Don’t Worry Yourself; Tempo Explosion (Black Victory) ’85
Rasta Rafiki – Congregation; Stream of Consciousness (Blue Duck) ’95 Morgantown, WV
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.
<Gilgamesh; 51 sec.>
Smile Jamaica Ark-Ives Jan. 5, 2019 – Annotated Playlist; 1 min. 44 sec.
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
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
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
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.
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
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