I was raised anxious about the end of days. The fear was never instilled by my parents, or any religion. I was never formally warned of the Four Horseman or anything. Instead, it seeped surreptitiously into my awareness, drawing from a peripheral swirl of stories, songs, and an imaginative media, whose tales drew… Read More
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Patrick H. and his wife Susan are serious supporters of live reggae music, especially throughout the state of Colorado. As a longtime contributor to the taper community, Patrick can be found at reggae concerts in venues like Fox Theatre, Cervantes, and The Gothic, planted near FOH with his recording… Read More
“Walking South on Lincoln Avenue, approaching Chicago’s Lincoln Hall – I saw Ikaika Antone – standing outside the entryway to the venue – proudly smiling towards me, with his welcoming vibrations. At that moment, I knew it was going to be a wonderful afternoon.” – Evil Vince The Green: http://thegreen808.com
Staring into the break of the wave, I mentally prepare myself to maintain stable while in motion. Clean start, clean finish. You have to naturally feel the space and attack the note as if it was always there. Like a painting, you are simply tracing the shapes of your ultimate… Read More
Jeff McCaughey, lead singer of Philadelphia’s Kings and Comrades, had just turned 21 when his song “Another Way” got my attention. The arrangement highlighted laid back vocals and acoustic guitar layered over a percusssive reggae riddim that drew me in. Since then, I have kept close track of the… Read More