Feb
06

Celebrate Bob Marley’s Birthday

"Hippies and flower children of the 60's would always describe one sick beat of any nature as being "Groovy" or "Far out". We feel the same way. It doesn't matter if it's guitar, bass, violin, piano, ukulele, anything! This is the beats that intoxicate our brains, blow our minds, and really send us ...well... Far out man." ----> Got suggestions for music? E-mail Dignan
Bob Marley Birthday
On May 11th, 1981, Bob Marley fell a fatal victim to melanoma of the toe, because his Rastafarian beliefs prohibited him from being buried an incomplete person. Born on February 6th, 1945, Bob Marley would have been 69 years old today, but even though he is gone his legacy still thrives through his songs, philosophy, and the emotional impact he played in radically changing the face of politics in an effort to preserve and promote peace. The father of Reggae, the burner of ganja, and the leader of a counter-culture movement, Bob Marley stands today as a prominent figure in the Stoner culture, where he represents, in an Obi-Wan Kenobi fashion, tranquility, Stoicism, and the ability to maintain an expressive and vehement free spirit. Among other decorations he achieved during his lifetime, Bob Marley has been immortalized in a variety of ways including being awarded the Jamaican Order of Merit in 1981, being inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame in March of 1994, and receiving a star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame in February of 2001. Today, the posthumously published album, Legend, enjoys the most album sales out of any other record with over 14 million copies sold worldwide, receiving outstanding reception as one of the most prolific pieces of music ever recorded. If you would like to learn more about Bob Marley, the man, the legend, the divine, then check out the following video entitled "Caribbean Nights," as it covers the evolution of Bob Marley and the Wailers into the sensation that they were.

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Oct
26

Gregory Isaacs – You Will be Missed

"Hippies and flower children of the 60's would always describe one sick beat of any nature as being "Groovy" or "Far out". We feel the same way. It doesn't matter if it's guitar, bass, violin, piano, ukulele, anything! This is the beats that intoxicate our brains, blow our minds, and really send us ...well... Far out man." ----> Got suggestions for music? E-mail Pistachio or E-mail Dignan
gregory isaacs night nurse

It is always a travesty to see such influential, original, and amazing people pass away. Gregory Isaacs, age 59, passed away on October 25th in his London home, after a one year battle with lung cancer, as reported by BBC. For those who do not know much about Isaacs, he was a very talented artist who was best known for his diverse Reggae style in the 1970's to even now with his most recent album being in 2008. He released over 500 albums total and had several singles, those of which include: Night Nurse, Rumours, and Stranger in Town. Night Nurse was actually recorded in Tuff Gong Studios in 1982, the studio founded by Bob Marley.

gregory isaacs

Isaacs life was at times tumultuous, he was incarcerated multiple times (once for a firearm) and he was a frequent user of intense drugs, which degraded his health almost to the point where he could no longer sing. Regardless, we should not linger on what has happened on the past and instead remember him for what he loved most, music. To those who knew him or those that didn't, take a toke for Gregory Isaacs. Here is some Night Nurse:

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