With touring indefinitely halted, minus the exception of the occasional drive-in show and performances prohibited in most parts of the country due to restrictions on group gatherings, musicians have tried to remain sharp, keep fans engaged and maybe scrounge up some income by putting together live streams.… Read More
Ever since becoming deeply moved and then essentially obsessed with reggae music as a teenager, Dave has always strove to learn as much as possible about the history and culture of reggae music, Jamaica and Rastafari, the ideology and lifestyle intertwined with reggae. Over the years, he has interviewed many personalities throughout the reggae world including Ziggy Marley, Burning Spear, Lucky Dube, Bradley Nowell and many artists in the progressive roots scene. Dave has also written and published a novel, “The Cosmic Burrito,” a tale of two friends who drive across the USA in search of the ultimate burrito. He plays ice hockey weekly for a recreational team he founded and manages, Team Rasta. Reggae music has filled his life with a richness for which he will forever be grateful, and he gives thanks to musicians far and wide, past and present, whether they perform roots, dub, dancehall, skinhead, rocksteady or ska, whether their tools are analog or digital, as well as the producers, promoters, soundsystems, selectors and the reggae massive at large who comprise the international reggae community. You can follow Dave on Instagram at @rootsdude and Twitter at @ElCosmicBurrito.
“When somebody’s wearing a mask, he’s gonna tell you the truth. When he’s not wearing a mask, it’s highly unlikely.” – Bob Dylan (from Martin Scorsese’s Rolling Thunder Revue)
Let’s take a moment to project into the (hopefully not too distant) future, where you find yourself basking in the hue… Read More
Flying Vipers have one of the coolest names in reggae.
According to twins John and Marc Beaudette, who comprise half of the core quartet and also play in two other Boston area bands, prog-rock/reggae mashup Destroy Babylon and The Macrotones, an afrobeat group,… Read More
“Nobody expected it … and nobody could believe it … but could anyone comprehend it?
Would anyone dare step outside to confront the unknown? Or would forces greater than any individual weave a kinetic reaction tighter than previously imaginable.
Several people near and dear to my heart struggle with mental health. In recent years, through firsthand experience, I’ve gained greater insight into how insidious depression and its frequent accomplice, anxiety, can be.
I’ve learned that most people don’t really grasp how it feels, or what… Read More