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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.

A Photo is Worth 1000 Songs #20: Frozen in Time

In the face of this global coronavirus pandemic, we find ourselves facing a frightening and difficult challenge that none of us have ever experienced. While so much remains a mystery about the disease, for certain, it is easily transmitted and poses a grave danger to the more… Read More

First Listen: The San Antones – “Luckenbach”

“Out in Luckenbach, Texas, ain’t nobody feelin’ no pain.”

                                                                    -Waylon Jennings

                                       “Luckenbach, Texas (Back to the Basics of Love)” 

The onset of spring brings a sense of relief and optimism for many people, making it the perfect time… Read More

First Watch: The Loving Paupers – “Don’t Care”

For many people, Valentine’s Day seems to be a polarizing date on the calendar. Those in the throws of sizzling romances and stellar long-term relationships tend to welcome this Hallmark holiday as a prompt to celebrate their love, yet single people often reject it with bitterness, perhaps… Read More