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Saturday, July 30, 2011

DJ Rudie Rich Presents: Dolamite!

All the way from the UK, DJ Rudie Rich gives us a certified mixtape that's 100% Dolamite, and what a might it is!  Check out the mix at the link below and give us your feedback!

Thursday, July 28, 2011

As Blessed As You Want To Be

"Positive thinking dramatically increases your chances of success in any endeavor."

Our thoughts are not simply ethereal pieces of information that enter our minds and then disappear. The words and ideas that we think can shape our lives and drive us toward success and happiness or failure and distress. How you think and feel can have a profound effect on your ability to recognize opportunity, how well you perform, and the outcome of the goals that you’ve set for yourself. When you maintain an optimistic outlook and make an effort to harbor only positive thoughts, you begin to create the circumstances conducive to you achieving what you desire. You feel in control and few of life’s challenges seem truly overwhelming because it is in your nature to expect a positive conclusion. An optimistic mind is also an honest one. Staying positive does not mean that you ignore difficulties or disregard limitations. Instead, it means spending time focusing only on the thoughts that are conducive to your well-being and progress.

Positive thinking dramatically increases your chances of success in any endeavor. When you’re sure that you are worthy and that achievement is within your grasp, you start to relax and look for solutions rather than dwelling on problems. You are more likely to imagine positive situations or outcomes and disregard the thoughts related to giving up, failure, or roadblocks. What the mind expects, it finds. If you anticipate joy, good health, happiness, and accomplishment, then you will experience each one. Thinking positively may sound like a simple shift in attention – and it is – but it is a mind-set that must be developed. Whenever a negative thought enters your mind, try immediately replacing it with a constructive or optimistic one. With persistence, you can condition your mind to judge fleeting, self-defeating thoughts as inconsequential and dismiss them.

It is within your power to become as happy, content, or successful as you make up your mind to be. Staying positive may not have an immediate effect on your situation, but it will likely have a profound and instantaneous effect on your mood and the quality of your experiences. In order for positive thinking to change your life, it must become your predominant mind-set. Once you are committed to embracing positive thinking, you’ll start believing that everything that you want is within your grasp.


Sisters of Today & Tomorrow (SOT) in conjunction with Auburn Avenue Research Library (AARL) on African American Culture & History, presents the “Black Girl Project”, a film documentary examining contemporary issues faced by African American young women in New York City, Friday, August 5, 2011, 7pm at Auburn Avenue Research Library, 101 Auburn Avenue, Atlanta, Georgia. 30301. The event is free and open to the public.

This SOT / AARL film presentation will include a reception & talkback with “BGP” film creator Aiesha Turman, of Super Hussy Media, moderated by SOT Alumni Shaquila Montgomery, a film student at St. John’s University in New York City.

"When the Black Girl Project was brought to my attention, I thought this would be a wonderful film to bring to the mothers and members of Sisters of Today & Tomorrow as well as the Atlanta Community at-large,” stated Carla Morrison, Founder/Executive Director Sisters of Today & Tomorrow. “And what better venue to host this film presentation, than Auburn Avenue Research Library on African American Culture and History?”

The event will begin with a cocktail reception at 5pm, celebrating the film’s arrival to Atlanta followed by the screening of the hour long film. A director’s “talk back” and Q&A session focusing on the central themes of the film will follow.

"It's always been my goal to go beyond the borders of my immediate community with The Black Girl Project,” Aiesha Turman stated. “I have high hopes in sparking inter and intra-generational conversations with Black women and girls throughout the nation, and eventually the world. As with our screenings in Washington, DC, Detroit and Phoenix, Atlanta is another wonderful step in that direction."


Reggae Radio Playlist - July 24th, 2011

Every Sunday night Vitowar spinning the best in jamaican music in Italy!

From 11.30 P.M to 06.30 .M.
[the jolly boys] rehab
[tarm] Puoi dirlo a tutti (feat. Jacob outta Mellow Mood)
[mr vegas, gyptain & teairra mari] pum pum shorts
[shabba ranks] No Disrespect
[million stylez] Milli Swagga
[charlie chaplin] One Of A Kind
[demarco] dat me say
[romain virgo & larry gatin] California
[luciano] rub a dub market
[don carlos] Johnnie Big Mouth
[dr.drer & crc posse] ma che colpa abbiamo noi
[sss & Riva Star] Orizzonti (Radio Mix)
[ghetto eden & don rico] dakkar
[magadog] stile
[ziggy marley] changes
[bob marley] one love
[mikael rose & cham] stronger
[alborosie] rolling like a rock
[ras tewelde] one way ticket
[mama marjas] africa
[bruno mars feat alaine]- lazy song - (jamaican mix)

[walter saw] stronger
[busy signal] The Gambler
[Mungo's Hi Fi ft Kenny Knots] Gimme gimme
[augustus pablo] Cassava piece
[zion train] raimbow childrean dub
[aswad] warrior charge
[ramon judah] sound boy come away

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02.00 A.M - 06.30 A.M


[rhanna] Man Down (Ri Ri Remix)
[Shorty The President] Message of Love
[Courtney John] louder
[asante amen] Save Dem JAH
[gappy ranks]Tun Up Feat. Collie Buddz & Russian
[Honorebel ft. Pressure Buss Pipe] I Wish
[George Nooks & Chuky] Happy Feelings
[spice & missy elliot] fun
[gappy ranks & cecile] good wife
[jah vinci] money mi a pre
[bruno mars feat alaine] lazy song - (jamaican mix)
[YC feat Chino & Busy Signal] Racks Remix
[busy signal] The Gambler
[romain virgo & larry gatin] California
[raina] Stamo Ancora Qua
[skinny & busy signal] rave out
[first lady] drunk
[dj gfaal] Girls Summer Swag
[Patexx ft. Kim Hamilton] Baby This Feeling
[spice] Fun
[George Nooks] Broken Vessel
[Damas] Rasta Universal Love
[tesanne] Step Aside
[tarrus riley] Groovy Little Thing
[mr vegas, gyptain & teairra mari] pum pum shorts
[vybz kartel] mi like that
[alva] all we need
[pressure] jah jah never let i down
[black ice] Mr.Officer
[jah vision] tomorrow
[Omari Ferrari] Handle Bumper
['Ntoni Montano & Original Lime] Dancing Shoes
[fido guido] Youthman
[third world & marley brothers] 96 Degrees
[nelly] Moon Men
[mas siker] One Wish
[Courtney John & Mr. Lexx] Hey Jamaica
[Turbulence] Rasta Forever
[Mikey General] Unconditional
[karamanti] stand up
[Bescenta] Come Over
[ Lee'tal] Represent
[Danny I] Never Lay Down feat. Army
[Jahdan Blakkamoore] All Comes Back To One
[cassanova] Step Right Back
[Walter Saw] Rasta Movements
[gyptian] My Number One
[tarrus riley] Front Door
[Tarrus Riley] Never Leave I
[Gappy Ranks & russian] Tun Up
[Gappy Ranks] Thanks & Praise
[capleton] fire nuh fi tun down
[ever-g] Woman & Child
[sugar roy & c. crystal] Black A Kill Black
[hi kee & mikael rose] catch up the fire
[Suga Roy Conrad Crystal Feat. Luciano] Universal
[Lady Saw] Stay Together Forever
[bitty mc lean] A Step Closer
[bitty mc lean] In and Out Of Love
[sss & Riva Starr] Orizzonti (Radio Mix)
[steele & taddy p] woman
[Ammoye] Lost Love
[Kimanda ft. Busy Signal] Let's Go
[Khago] Friend Gal Mi Nuh Want
[Stephen Marley feat Melanie Fiona] No Cigarette Smoking
[Teflon] Hear Mi Hear
[vybz kartel & terry ganzie] welcome the outlaw
[verse ital] Spring Water
[russian & vybz kartel] get gal anywhere

[Iley Dread] Lovers Holiday
[courtney john] run to you
[YC feat.Chino & Busy Signal] Racks Remix

Spirit of the Sea

"Like the whales each of us has a unique song or gift to offer the world as is meant to be heard by others."

Native Americans teach us that the Great Spirit speaks to us through our animal brethren. The whale is one animal that we can learn from. Whales have existed for over 50 million years and are considered to be record-keepers who possess knowledge of the past.

It is through the vibrations of their unique sound that they release this ancient wisdom to us. At the same time, their sound carries across such great distances that whales can enter the realm of the future where they can acquire knowledge of what is to come. Every whale sings a song, and they never repeat the same pattern when they sing their song. Since whales must be conscious at all times in order to breathe, they cannot afford to fall into an unconscious state for too long. Never completely asleep, their brain has constant access to the collective unconscious where all answers lie. Whales float peacefully, secure in the ocean environment that supports and sustains them.

You can learn from the wisdom of whales by remembering to express what’s uniquely yours. Each of us has a unique “song” or gift to offer the world. Your song is meant to be sung by you and heard by others. No one else can sing this song but you, and your song is medicine for the healing of the planet. Like whales, you can choose to access information about the future when you go into a meditative state. Whales teach us to look at where we came from and where we are headed. Knowing that our past helps shape our future, we can remember to make positive choices regarding our lives, the environment, and our world. Like whales, we can remember to stay awake and actively engaged in a universe that supports and sustains us. When we express ourselves and share our unique gifts, we add our wisdom and vibration to the planet.

Monday, July 25, 2011

Playlist 49 - L3 Radio - July 25th, 2011

Playlist 49 – L3 Radio hosted by Natasha Von Castle on 88.1 CKLN via

Bigga Boss – Show Intro

Sizzla – I Love You
Jesse Royal – Butterflies
Jah Cure – All This Time
Bryan Art – Your Love
Shauna Dixon – Show You Love (Dubplate)
Tanya Mullings ft. Gramps Morgan – I Don’t Mind
Tarrus Riley – Soul Mate
Errol Bonnick – Joy of My Life
SOHS – Honey
Steele – If You Think You’re Lonely Now
Ammoye – Still In Love
Bencil – Sun and Moon
Lindo P – Loving You Forever
Lt. Brooksie – Love In Your Eyes
Ratigan – Old School Loving
Pressure Buss Pipe – Touch You
Sizzla ft. Anthony Red Rose – Mr. Right

Dominique and Natasha kick it about EVER-G's concert on July 31st / Black Rob's new album / Biker Boyz Blocko / Jamal Magloir mas camp / Louis Saldenah mas camp / Caribana / Love and relationships / Froggy and Madd Squad's 10 year anniversary...

UK Flu Riddim
Tad Hunter – True Love
Biggie Irie – Let’s Stay Together
Maxi Priest – Bonified Love
JC Lodge – Love Rewind
Nadirah X – Fight For The Music
Sound Cloud Riddim
Honorebel ft. Pressure - I Wish
Selena Serrano - Can't Stop Me
Wayne Wonder - Propose A Toast
Honorebel - Put Your Drinks Up
Bigga Boss – Born Free (Creed Mix)
Kardinal Offishall – Ole Time Killin Pt. 2
Bounty Killer – They Don’t Know
Assassin a.k.a. Agent Sasco – Ediot Ting Dat
Dynasty ft. Redman – Getting That Money
Spot Check Riddim
G. Starr – Spot Check
Stylo Gee – My Style
Stylo Gee – Bank Robber
Lady Saw – Beg You
Leftside ft. Gina Savage – Coffee In My Cup
Shaggy ft. Mavado – Girls Dem Love We
Cosa Nostra Riddim
Sample King – No Confession
JLogix – More Juice
Point O – Everyday
Unfinished Business Riddim
Buju Banton – Water Pump
Erup – That’s The Way We Roll
Assassin a.k.a. Agent Sasco – Jah Guide
Serani – No Games

KES The Band – Wotless
Body Move Riddim
Mr. Dale – Created For Carnival
Tian Winter – It’s Your Wine
Patrice Roberts – Give Him
Ricardo Dru – No Boring Gyal
Ricardo Dru ft. Leftside – No Boring Gyal (Remix)
Madd Frog Riddim
Honorebel ft. Selena Serano – All Night
Macka Diamond – Couple Up
Mr. Vegas – Wireless
Lil Bits – Sweetness
Benjai – Wine To Dih Side
Bachagyal Riddim
Delly Ranx – Push It
RDX – Girl Turn Around
Voicemail ft. Richie Feelings – Gone Ah Lead
Terro 3000 – Ben Dung Gyal
Faxx Machine Riddim
Biggie Irie – Pray


Saturday, July 23, 2011

Rebel Liberation Sounds 'Bullet'!

Rebel Liberation Sound from Kenya is known to give us a diverse mix of CD's.  Their most recent, Collie Fields, was well received by the international Reggae appreciating community.

Today, the sound dropped by to give us a Dancehall mix that is a certified smash!  Featuring the vocals of Khago, Shaggy ft. Mavado, RDX, Sean Paul, Tony Matterhorn and more, this one is a must download!

Summer Tun Up with Kalibandulu Sound!

One of our favourite sounds from Italy has just released their summer banger, and it's turned up loud!  Check it out at the download links below!

Brand New Collection Mixcd Vol. 19 July 2011 Edition



Papa Andy - Play I Some Music - Playlist - July 22, 2011

Spanner Banner - Tracks of My Tears - Clean Up Your Action
Kevin Kinsella - All That I Have - Great Design
Stella Chiweshe - Nehondo - Ambuya
Juanito Marquez - Le Cascara - Arrimate Pa'Ca
Maxi Priest & Tippa Irie - Like This Like That - Mad Organ Riddim
J.O.E. - Rasta Chant - The Biggest Reggae One-Drop Anthems 2011
Addis Pablo - For The Love of Jah Melodica Version Dub - For The Love of Jah
Dennis Brown - Blessed Are The Men - 12 Inch
Barry Brown - Reggae Music - Stand Firm
Yellowman - Stand By Me - Sings The Blues
General Trees - Gone A Negril - Negril
Bitty McLean - In and Out of Love - Promo
Bunny Wailer - Crucial - Live
Nathaniel Saunders - Big Fat Slob - Bimini Nights
Roots Radics - Weep and Wail - RadicfactionVerse Ital - Spring Water - Promo
Sean Paul - Raving - CDS
Johnny Clarke - Don't Feel Like Talking - Big Bad Rhythms 3
Richard Bona & Salif Keita - Kalabancoro - Les 50 Plus Belles Chansons Africaines
Charlie Chaplin - General - Cry Blood
Delroy Wilson & I Roy - I Trust You - 12 Inch
Eric Donaldson - Cherry Oh Baby (12 Inch Mix) - The Best of
Peter Tosh - Igziabeher (Let Jah Be Praised) - Legalize It
Creation Rebel - Threat to Creation - Psychotic Junkanoo
Bescenta - Come Over - Promo
Buju Banton - Don't Worry - Jah ArmyFarafina - Mogoman Wouele - Bolomakote
Willie Williams - In South Africa - Free South Africa
Joseph Cotton - Freedom Sound - Dance Hall Days
Frankie Paul - Richmond Hill - At His Very Best
Sergent Garcia - Chacun Son Combat - Una Y Otra Vez
U Roy - Stand Up For Your Right - Secret of Living
Sugar Minott - Heart Breaker - 10 Inch
The Silvertones - Midnight Hour - Jamaica 1968Wackies
Rhythm Force - Freedom Dub - African Roots Act 1
Malica - On My Way - Promo
Jah Mason - Life is the Greatest - Bonafide Riddim
Ricardo Drue - Jam - Promo
Nicodemus - Suzie Wong - Nuff Respect
Cocoa Tea & Ninjaman - Dirt Heart - 7 Inch
Hugh Masekela - Moz - Phola
Prince Jazzbo - Creation Skank - Studio One Roots 3
Lone Ranger - Style & Fashion - Dee Jay Daddy
Bob Marley - Three Little Birds / Dub - Legend Deluxe Edition

Riddim Shower Time Playlist - July 22nd, 2011

 Busy Signal - The gambler (Dean Fraser)
Mo Zhai - Miss Anonymous (Donovan ‘Don Corleon’ Bennet)
JOE, Ky-mani Marley & Krazie Bone - Introduce myself (Gavin Blair)
Beenieman - Sex on the beach (Sean ‘Seanizzle’ Reid)
Charley Black - Sweetest touch (Reid)
Jah Vinci - I love you (Reid)
Tarrus Riley - Come ova (Reid)
Assassin - We dem a watch (Stephen ‘Di Genius’ McGregor)
Aidonia - Bad pickney (McGregor)
Chino - Cyaan do wi nuttn (McGregor)
Di Genius - Nuh beg friend (McGregor)
I Octane - Meant to be (Arif Cooper)
Babyboom – Bag a man (Back 2 the Future)
Mr Diamond – We nuh pree man (Back 2 the Future)
Dekly Ranx – Like a bicycle (Back 2 the Future)
Wayne Wonder - Put your drinks up (Von Wayne 'Wonder' Charles)
Briggy Benz – Father God nuh lef mi side (Frenz for real)
Kemikal – March pon dem (Frenz for real)
Bunny General – Dem naah dance (Frenz for real)
Jah Cure – Ghetto we come from (Keno 4 star)
Baby G – Dem cyaan get me out (Keno 4 star)
Mavado – Fly Again (Keno 4 star)
Chan Dizzy - Our place (Geddys 'Stratdon' Ferguson)
Bitty McLean - In and out of love (Guillaume Bouchard, Sly Dunbar & Robbie Shakespeare)
Gappy Ranks - Life goes on (Tricia ‘DJ Sparks’ Spence & Dynasty Records)
Don Corleon - Wrong side of the dub (Bennet)
Justin Hinds - No good rudie (Arthur ‘Duke’ Reid) 
Danny & Lee - Sentence (Lee ‘Scratch’ Perry)
Reggie Anthony - So many ways (Perry)
Upsetters – Version (Perry)
Prince Jazzbo - Good things (Perry)
Cornell Campbell - My baby just cares for me (Edward ‘Bunny’ Lee)
Melodians - Rivers of babylon (Leslie Kong)
Beverley’s allstars – Version (Kong)
Maytals - Pressure drop (Kong)
Ken Boothe – I’m not for sale (Lee)
Sugar Minott – I’m not for sale (Lloyd ‘Prince Jammy’ James)
Frankie paul – Gunmen around (Earl ‘Chinna’ Smith)
Dennis Brown – Old man river (Dennis Brown)
Dennis Brown – Madonna 12” (Brown)
Winston Reedy – baby love (Jackie Mittoo)
Gregoy Isaacs - Love without intermission 12” (Kenneth ‘Skeng Don’ Black)
Frankie Paul - Don't pressure me (Phillip 'Fattis' Burrel)
Pinchers – Grammy (Burrel)
Little John - Champion bubbler(Sly Dunbar & Robbie Shakespeare)
Half Pint - Cost of living (Dunbar & Shakespeare)
Taxi Gang - Version (Dunbar & Shakespeare)
Al Campbell - Back off (Dunbar & Shakespeare)
Taxi Gang - Version (Dunbar & Shakespeare)
3rd hour; Riddim Shower after Hours
Bob Marley – Get up Stand up (live) (Bob Marley)
Zap-Pow – Reggae music (Harry ‘J’ Johnson)
Tidals – Put those fools (George ‘Phil Pratt’ Phillips)
Al Campbell – When spring is around (Phillips)
Scotty – Sesame street (Derrick Harriot)
Carlton & the Shoes – Better days (Perry)
Talent Crew – False rumour dub (Tommy Cowan)
Ice Breakers – Who cares (Karl Pitterson)
Tommy McCook – Determination skank (Glen Brown)
Sugar Minott – Jah Jah children (Clement ‘Coxsone’ Dodd)
Judah Eskander Tafari – Jah light (Dodd)
Burning Spear – This population (Dodd)
John Holt – I see your face (Reid)
Larry & Alvin – Your love (Dodd)
Well Pleased & Satisfied – I took my baby to a dance (Jerry Baxter)
Revolutionaries – Version (Baxter)
Upsetters – Iron side (Perry)
Max Romeo – Smile out of style (Perry)
Rude Walkin’- Old dog (Rude Walkin)
Buju Banton – Destiny End tune (Donovan Germain)

Things We Can't Control

We develop grace as we learn with the guiding hand of the universe, life will unfold exactly the way it should.

The idea of trusting the universe is a popular one these days, but many of us don’t know what this really means and we often have a hard time doing it. This is partly because the story of humankind is most often presented as a story about struggle, control, and survival, instead of one of trust and collaboration with the universe. Yet, in truth, we need to adhere to both ideas in this life.

On the one hand, there is much to be said about exerting control over our environment. We created shelter to protect ourselves from the elements. We hunted for animals and invented agriculture to feed ourselves. We built social infrastructures to protect ourselves and create community. This is how we survive and grow as a civilization. However, it is also clear that there are plenty of things that we cannot control, no matter how hard we try, and we often receive support from an unseen force – a universe that provides us with what we cannot provide for ourselves.

It is a good idea to take responsibility for the things in life that we can control or create. We work so we can feed, clothe, and shelter our loved ones and ourselves. We manifest our dreams and visions in physical form with hard work and forethought. But at a certain point, when we have done all that we can, we must let go and allow the universe to take over. This requires trust. It requires a trust that runs deeper than just expecting things to turn out the way we want them to. Sometimes they will, and sometimes they won’t. We develop equanimity and grace as we learn to trust that, with the guiding hand of the universe, life will unfold exactly the way it should. We are engaged in an ongoing relationship with a universe that responds to our thoughts and actions.

Rise Above Your Circumstances

"Pick the day. Enjoy it - to the hilt. The day as it comes. People as they come... The past, I think, has helped me appreciate the present - and I don't want to spoil any of it by fretting about the future." - Audrey Hepburn

More often than not it's the excuse rather than the circumstance that holds us back.  We love to talk about all the reasons why we can't do something. I don't have enough money, time, energy, education, vision, talent, etc. We tell ourselves these things over and over again and the truth is that our stories about why we can't have something become a self-fulfilling prophecy.

It's true, if you don't MAKE TIME, you won't have enough.  If you think that it takes a TON of money to start taking action towards your dream, then you won't start.  If you think you need the seal of approval from a fancy school before you can start, then you won't.

Unless you want to be a doctor, astronaut or dentist, chances are you don't need the perfect education to start.  How many billionaires are college dropouts? Many of them didn't even go to high school.  Success in life doesn't come from collecting outer seals of approval from other people and institutions. It comes from our own inner seal of approval and recognizing we already have the approval of The Uni-verse.

You don't need that much money to get started. I have been writing TDL for years and with almost zero investment. I didn't have to raise hundreds of thousands or millions of dollars. I didn't need to mortgage anything. I didn't need the perfect marketing plan or social media strategy. I just started and I write every day.

My first email in 2007 was sent to 20 people. Now emails go out to over 60,000 people daily. My first tweet was sent to nobody, now the tweets reach almost 500,000 people daily.

I feel deeply that the Uni-verse doesn't reward us with things by giving us the money and perfect amount of time first. Rather, we are rewarded for the things we would do for free and make time for anyways.  That is what we are really passionate about. When it doesn't matter if we get paid or not, we know we are following our bliss.

So realize that it is truly the excuses that are holding you back. You can take a small step today - and one more tomorrow and one more the next day. When we rid ourselves of the excuses, we are then faced with the only option: taking action. And taking action brings up our fears, so we must consciously plan on acting in the face of our fears and letting our excuses go.

Your circumstances are not holding you back, your excuses are. Let's drop our excuses, face our fears and take one step today.  What one step can you take today? Let me know:


Reggae Portugal Playlist

Cornell Campbell - Nothing Don't Come Easy - 12''Single - Live & Love
Version - 12''Single - Live & Love

Sizzla - Whoa Whoa - The Scriptures - John John
Jackie Mittoo - Sky King Jack - In Cold Blood - LP - 77 - Justice Label
Sizzla - Music In My Soul - The Scriptures - John John
Zion Gate Riddim Version - John John
Suga Roy & Conrad Crystal - Religion - Universal Tribute To Gregory Isaacs - Fireball Recs
Suga Roy Conrad Crystal Feat. Luciano - UNIVERSAL - 2011 - Universal Tribute to Gregory Isaacs - Fireball Recs

Gregory Isaacs - Victim - Victim - 87 - LP
Jesse Royal -Butterflies - Xterminator Recs 2011
Spragga Benz - La La Lah - Jah Army Riddim - Ghetto Youths International
Robert Lee - Battlefield - Robert Lee Music
Easy Star All Stars - I Won't Stop - First Light - Easy Star Recs
Richie Spice - Better Tomorrow - Book Of Job 2011 - VP recs
Little Roy - Living Aint Easy - Heat - Pharos REcs
Andrew Tosh - LESSONS IN MY LIFe feat. KYMANI MARLEY - Box10 Entertainment
Andrew Tosh - I AM FEATURING BUNNY WAILER - Box10 EntertainmentPeter Tosh - Mystic Man - Mystic Man – LP

2nd Part

Bunny Rugs Station ID
Dennis Brown - Created by the father - No Man Is An Island - LP - ST1
Dub Specialist - Dub Creation of the Father - Dub Store Special (1976) ST1
Etana - August Town - Free Expressions - 2011 VP
Gregory Isaacs - Innercity Lady - Judge Not - Greensleeves Recs
Give away 2 CDs of Ziggy Marley's new album "Wild & Free" to Listners Luis Pedro from Portugal and Suso from Spain.
Ziggy Marley - Personal Revolution - Wild & Free - Tuff Gong Worldwide
Bob Marley & The Wailers - Zimbabwe- Live Forever Stanley Theatre Pittsburgh 23 Setembro 1980 - 2Cds - Tuff Gong
Robbie Valentine & The Mystic Crew - Come Together - CD Single - Robbie Valentine Music
Robbie Valentine & The Mystic Crew - Reggae Bring The Vibe - CD Single - Robbie Valentine Music
Alpheus - Turnaround Ball - From Creation - A-Lone
Sugar Minnot - Slice Of The Cake - The Roots Lover 1978/83 - Moll Selekta
Junior Dread - Stay Alive - Junior Dread Music KILLER
The Tamlins - Falling Love - 12'' Single - J & L Recs
Undivided Roots - True Love extended Version - The CSA Collection Volume 1 - CSA Recs
Winston Reedy - Daughters of Zion - Dim the Light 83 - LP
Talisman - Dole Age - The 1981 Reggae Collection - Bristol Archive Recs

Wednesday, July 20, 2011

Memories of the Soul

Taken from The Daily

"The effects of a past life can manifest in your current life in many ways but should be used as a tool, not an excuse."

Inside our subconscious lie our memories from past lives. Though we seldom remember even having lived these past lives, the experiences we had living them have had a hand in shaping who we are today. The effects of a past life can manifest in a later lifetime in many ways - phobias, self-limiting beliefs, physical problems, or innate creative abilities. Violence, death, and trauma in a past life may show up as fear, uncontrollable anger, or low self-esteem in this one, while positive experiences from an earlier lifetime may cause you to feel strongly drawn to certain people, places, or objects without knowing why.

Many people turn to past life regression therapists to revisit their past lives. Past life regression allows you to recall the memories and emotions associated with a past life that continue to exert an influence over your present reality. You may not have even been aware that these experiences are still affecting you today. Past life regression therapy can offer you a unique opportunity to reconnect with these memories so you can understand them and free yourself.

To discover more about your past lives, consider keeping a notebook where you can record anything that could be a memory from a different lifetime. You may also feel drawn to a particular period in history, a seemingly unfamiliar locale, or a new person you’ve met who seems oddly familiar. Pick a time and choose a place where you can relax. Envision your body being filled with healing white light. Remember that nothing you see or hear will harm you. Ask yourself what you hope to achieve through regression and connect with your inner vision. Observe what you see without judgment. When you are done, think about how what you experienced relates to your present life. There may be beliefs from a past life that you are still operating under but are now ready to let go of. The significance of your past life memory may not be immediately obvious until much later. You can make the most of your past lives by learning from them. While past life regression can be an exciting journey, it! is not a substitute for living in the present where we are most needed right here and now.


Tuesday, July 19, 2011

Tiger & Pliers Leave Toronto in a Bam Bam - Chaka Demus Disses the Masses

In entertainment, we see just about everything there is to see when it comes to artists and their sometimes non-explainable behavior.  Usually, the crazy behavior is related to their personal lives, making it easier to dismiss.  In the case of Chaka Demus, the non-explainable behavior is professional and involves his fans which is where our disappointment lays.

Kingston Class Reunion hired Chaka Demus and Pliers to perform in Toronto.  The original date of performance was July 2nd, however had to be changed to July 16th.  The date change was agreed to by Jeffrey of Free People Entertainment, who manages Chaka Demus and Pliers.

Being the professional organization that KCR is, the artists as well as their travelling entourage were accommodated at every request including obtaining a visa for additional associates to travel.  The artists received their visas, however, Chaka’s ‘assistant’ and Jeffrey did not receive theirs.  This was not the fault of KCR as all paperwork and documentation was submitted at the same time.

When Chaka Demus learned that his assistant could not travel, the artist decided he was not going to come to Toronto to perform.  DJ Wiz, a representative for KCR called Chaka Demus and Jeffrey, when it was explained that the assistant is Chaka’s girlfriend and baby mother and he could not travel without her.  DJ Wiz explained that there was nothing he could do about the girlfriend as he cannot influence the decision of the Visa officials, nor was she a part of the performance of Chaka Demus and Pliers.  Chaka would not hear of it.

After days of phone calls, Chaka agreed to travel.  When the flight arrived in Toronto, Pliers and Tiger were present no Chaka.

Once again phone calls were made, another agreement reached with a new ticket purchased; still no Chaka.

To accommodate Chaka Demus, DJ Wiz called a well respected elder from Jamaica, Mr. Patrick Roberts (former executive with Shocking Vibes Records) to accompany Chaka Demus on his travel from Jamaica to Toronto.  Mr. Roberts spoke to Chaka who agreed to travel with him.  A third ticket was purchased for both Chaka and Mr. Roberts to travel to Toronto on Saturday July 16th.  Mr. Roberts arrived at the airport; Chaka did not. 

The disappointment felt by the promoter, the fans and media towards Chaka Demus is very high.  The city of Toronto was greatly looking forward to his performance with Pliers, and sharing the stage with Tiger.  The Canadian Reggae and Dancehall community feels shunned.

We share this information with you because, had we known this artists history, he would not have been chosen to perform at Kingston Class Reunion’s event.  We know now that he conducted himself in the same manner regarding an Australian tour last year, and a European tour this year.  Jeffrey, his manager is well aware of Chaka’s practices and chose to say nothing.  We, Kingston Class Reunion choose to say something so other promoters don’t experience the distress we felt.

The show went on…

Tiger and Pliers have become the toast of Toronto with their exceptional performances!  Rocking the crowd with hits like “Bam Bam,” and “When,” Tiger did not allow the effects of a stroke to stop his music career.  He often laced the crowd with anecdotes between songs such as ‘it’s nice to be important but it’s important to be nice,’ much to the crowds glee!

“Her Love Is Burning” and “Tease Me” had the Toronto audience in the grip of Pliers hands, especially the ladies who could not take their eyes off the veteran entertainer!  At one point, Pliers addressed the crowd by saying “yuh done know, it’s supposed to be Chaka Demus and Pliers, but right now, ah Pliers alone who ah represent; big up Toronto people!”

Special mention goes to Mel Dube whose performance of her original song “Bring It” was as hot as the heat wave gripping the East Coast.  Ammoye, fresh from her trip to Serbia (to perform at the Exit Festival), maintained her status as Canada’s Female Artist of the Year with her performance of “Sorry!”
Rounding out the opening acts was Uncle Jonny who won the crowd over with his song “Jamaican Girls.”  One fan said “Uncle Jonny gets it right – Jamaican girls are the best in the world!” 

During his performance, Uncle Jonny paid tribute to his good friend Sugar Minott in honor of the anniversary of the Icon’s passing.  Fans pulled up the song “Mr. DC” as the vibes were high when reflecting on the greatness he contributed to the industry.   


Finland Radio Playlist - July 19th, 2011

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JENNIFER LARA Respect Champion Sound
BROWN DENNIS Hold on to what you got
LONE RANGER Can't Stand It
LONE RANGER Collie dub
PERFECT Hand Cart Boy
JAH MASON Princess gawn
CAPLETON Mi deh yah yaw
SIZZLA Explain To Almighty
SIZZLA Good Ways
PRESSURE Ghetto life
DAMIAN "JR GONG" MARLEY Welcome To Jamrock
COLLIE BUDDZ Blind to you
ELEPHANT MAN Who You Think You Is
GYPTIAN Serious Time
BOOTHE KEN Everything I Own
CORNEL CAMPBELL Queen of the minstrel
STARKEY BANTON Dance to the reggae
ROMAIN VIRGO Who Feels It Knows It
JSTAR No Diggity?

STEIN Shell Dung The Party
MAVADO Final Destination

LIQUID Summer Scheme
BEENIE MAN Sex On Di Beach
I-OCTANE Come Close
BENCIL Dem Gal A Geet Weh
MR. G Wickedness
DJ POWA Nobody Canna Cross It (Twanging Refix)


LA Reid Head of Epic Records


Antonio “L.A.” Reid was officially named head of Epic Records on Monday, a long-expected move that was first reported in June.

Reid — who will also serve as a judge on Simon Cowell’s singing competition show “The X Factor” this fall — will carry the title of chairman-CEO. He previously headed Island Def Jam from 2004 to 2011.

The move has been seen as inevitable since March, when Reid stepped down from his chairman position at IDJ.

Epic Records, which has first dibs on “X Factor” performers, is a subsidiary of Sony Music Entertainment. The label is expected to merge with Jive Records, which Reid will also oversee, according to Reuters.


Staying Afloat

"While riding the wave of life you must also practice stillness so you can flow with, rather than resist the wave’s motion."

Our lives are continually in motion, buoyed by the wave that is the universe’s flow. As the wave rises and falls, we are carried forward, through life’s high and low points. The universe’s flow may take us to a place in life where we would rather not be. As tempting as it can be to fight the direction and size of this wave that propels us, riding the wave is intended to make life easier. When you ride the wave, your life can evolve naturally and with minimal effort. Riding the wave, however, is not a passive experience. It is an active process that requires you to be attentive, centered, and awake. You must also practice stillness so you can flow with, rather than resist the wave’s motion.

Because life is dynamic and always changing, it is when we try to make the wave stand still or resist its direction that we are likely to get pulled under by its weight. If you try to move against the wave, you may feel as if you are trapped by it and have no control over your destiny. When you reach a low point while riding the wave and find your feet touching bottom, remember to stay standing so that you can leap forward along with the wave the next time it rises. Trying to resist life’s flow is a losing proposition and costly because you waste energy.

Riding the wave allows you to move forward without expending too much of your own efforts. When you ride the wave, you are carried by it and your head can “stay above water” as you go wherever it takes you. It can be difficult to trust the universe and let go of the urge to fight life’s flow, and you may find it easier to ride the wave if you can stay calm and relaxed. Riding the wave will always take you where you need to go.