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.
Every day at 6:40 pm, an alarm goes off on my uncle’s phone to remind him to stop what he’s doing and thank God for the fact that he is still… Read More
August 19 marks the one year anniversary of Wandering Soul, the sophomore release from southern California (by way of Hawaii) roots reggae band HIRIE. The record was the second album released by Rootfire Cooperative. The first of its kind,… Read More
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If Bob Marley were to look down upon the life of his eldest son, David “Ziggy” Marley, I would have to think he’d feel immense pride. Inherently tasked with carrying on the Marley legacy as the first born son, Ziggy has more… Read More
While the American reggae/reggae rock scene has grown exponentially in the past several years, one of its core characteristics has always been its connection to surfing culture, and this is no doubt exemplified by progressive roots reggae band, The Ellameno BeatRead More