Nowadays, with the Amazon Echo, Google Home and other smart speakers, people can access music without even having to get up off of the couch. Digital technology revolutionized the distribution of music while wireless capability transformed the way we listen to it, creating a new world… Read More
Dave is the author of "The Cosmic Burrito", a tale of two friends who drive across the USA in search of the ultimate burrito. In the past, he has written for various music publications and interviewed a range of artists including Sublime, Everclear, Burning Spear, Big Mountain, Bad Brains, Neal Casal and Lucky Dube. Dave has a deep passion for reggae music, Rasta consciousness and island culture. In reggae circles, he goes by the name "Rootsdude," and he has dubbed his extensive music collection “Rootsdude Sound System.” David plays ice hockey weekly for two recreational teams he founded and manages, Team Rasta and The Wailers.
Music is a powerful medium. We’ve seen it trigger visceral reactions in toddlers who, bereft of self-consciousness, dance enthusiastically without even realizing it when the music moves them. For those of us who have lived a bit longer, often a… Read More
New Jersey is a state of great diversity and dichotomy. It contains some of the most dilapidated, depressed and dangerous cities in America yet boasts three of the top ten richest counties in the country. The Appalachian Trail runs through the mountains of its northwest corner, a… Read More
The lone agave bloom overlooks the magnificent vastness of the Grand Canyon’s south rim. On the surface, from its isolated position on a remote bluff, the agave looks… Read More
The changing of the seasons has always been a significant element of my life. It has come to be something I genuinely appreciate, and would miss should I move away… Read More
Back in the 90’s, the American reggae scene contained only a fraction of the bands it does today. The majority of touring acts came from either Jamaica or Africa, but there were a handful of American bands throughout the country playing local shows.… Read… Read More
San Diego’s Tribal Seeds is one of the longest tenured bands of the progressive roots scene, with this longevity speaking to the top shelf quality of their music. They boast a distinctive, modern essence, thanks in large part to the instantly recognizable singing… Read More