Favorite song: African Reggae

Don’t ask me why I like this.

(Instead, ask Serge Mena)

PS: Good luck on those Swedish Elections Sunday!


Tim Armstrong / Roger Rivas


Searching for the One Drop, looking for that Skank
I discovered the wellspring: authentic sounds.
Some ranking rude-boys robbed the bank
with only their instruments (and several rounds).

AGGROLITES live set in Barcelona.
ROGER RIVAS: old-school keyboard master !


I Love Queen Majesty

Forsake her not, and she shall preserve thee:
love her, and she shall keep thee.
Wisdom is the principal thing; therefore get wisdom:
and with all thy getting get understanding.
Exalt her, and she shall promote thee:
she shall bring thee to honour, when thou dost embrace her.
She shall give to thine head an ornament of grace:
a crown of glory shall she deliver to thee.

Proverbs 4 (KJV)


Mystery Beach Lady

Lovely smile in a sun-hat.
After all, this IS poetry…


She’s embedded in the midst of this 1977 reggae documentary from Shanachie @ 33:58 .
It’s a bit propagandistic at the beginning but the film contains some great footage of artists in the studio as well as interviews, with background on Reggae in cultural context. Jimmy Cliff seems to re-hash all his hits in one nondescript song at 21:14. Lots of shots of shanty town landscapes blowing with trash and a strange excremental view of vinyl being pressed into a record (25:25). The film-maker is Jeremy Marre. You have to like Reggae to care about this film. Parts of it remind me of that SNL Eddy Murphy reggae skit (Kill all de white people !) the doc is very similar to Heartland Reggae.

Check JACOB MILLER before he choked on sugar cane driving his kids to Zion…