How have I not sung the praises of this song here before? Max Romeo was a Jamaican reggae star and bonafide island crooner. Lee “Scratch” Perry was personally delivering dub (and the insane tech behind it, which he was creating by hand) to the universe. This song is one of my favoritest things either of … Continue reading Sunday Music: Disco Devil
Great art can hit you in different ways when you experience it at different points of life. I am sure when I listened to “Superman” by Goldfinger in the late 90s, the idea of pretending to be Superman was backed by thoughts of still taking a shot at being able to do everything. Now, 20 … Continue reading Sunday Music: Pretending I’m A Superman
July 5th. The parties are over, there’s a mess in the house and a bigger one in the backyard. I woke up thinking of “Reeko” by NOFX this morning. Sooner or later, the fun ends and you have to start cleaning up. That doesn’t just go for the rager that trashed your house. In case … Continue reading Sunday Music: Decent Gentlemen, Try And Understand (“Reeko” By NOFX)
When I first heard Sublime’s “April 29,1992” in the mid-90s I thought it was just some punk/anarchist stuff. These last few weeks it’s been one of the songs I’ve revisited several times. It’s not just about looting and rebelling, it’s about inequity. It’s about the dark side of our consumer culture, where when the things … Continue reading Sunday Music: April 29, 1992, There Was A Riot On The Streets Tell Me Where Were You?
I wasn’t paying attention yet to have caught The Specials in their prime (I had done too little and was much too young). But, when I found them, meaning really finally say with them, they immediately clicked. So much energy, so much attitude, and so much reality in the lyrics (if my pun didn’t make … Continue reading Sunday Music: Where Did You Get That Blank Expression On Your Face? (Quarantine Edition)