Vol. 5 # 8 __________ BERLIN REGGAE RUNNINGS _______ FREE ZERO EURO
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I remember a joke about a promoter who was vexed that we advertised on the poster that "Ital Food" would be available at the gig. He was furious because he did not want us to have a large Italian crowd munching away at whatever we had prepared for them and that his own kitchen would suffer. "You guys should be selling Caribbean food!". We had to go at length to explain to him what we meant by "ital" had nothing to do with the various dishes associated with cuisine from Ferrari land. Rasta always checks the body like a holy temple and so what keeps it in shape must be of the best quality. It is hard to consider animals as food because they always try to run away to escape the forced transformation. Still the slaughter continues. As if to compound the problem even more, those who choose to go the ital way have to be prepared for the new and dangerous risk of tomorrow...genetically manipulated ital. So it looks like we lost before we even start. Unless you know exactly what you eat, do not be surprised at the effects because no one knows what they will be.
SURVIVING THE DAILY AND YEARLY HYPE.
Yes I, Hi and
greetings to one and all.. after a long chill out. So many things to say
and so much has been said, that words become a problem nowadays when we
have to deal with a certain version of reality that is being constantly
bombarded to us the people, by those who are responsible for what we see,
hear, eat, believe or even ignore. It has to come to the point where the
slightest opposition to the mainstream will not get into it. Most human
beings' lives today are like cogs in a giant grinding machine called life
and the mechanics simply take a lot of time before they service it. Rich
or poor, it doesn't really matter because true happiness cannot be bought
or sold at any price. A little bit of reflection will make us realise
how vulnerable man is to "natural" shakeups that just alter
the face of the planet in hours. When floods or quakes or whatever shake
up a country, that is usual followed by a silent and unpublicised healing
process within the affected communities...life is then realised to a certain
degree to be what it really is. Most religions have the concept of a "Holy
Period" when fasting and other rituals are held to...and then?
Crucial decisions are to be made if man is prepared to leave a decent planet for those coming. Things like environment and health take second place to "New-Clear" weapons or guns/bombs/army/war or "the market". No matter how much cry the poor cry, there still is no help. On the contrary, advertising today has the power to ignore science and advertise even more fully the very same products that have just been proven to be unfit to be consumed by people. Where this all leads to, we will all see.... every powerful nation always thought that it was invincible because of its perception of the world. By the time they realised that it's actually much bigger that they had originally considered, times had already changed...
Yo...I am sure that few people will find anything new being said here because almost everyone knows about e-mail and website nowadays. Even though one may not actually own a computer. Offices respond quickly to e-mail enquiries than they do over the phone or other means of communication that are fast becoming outmoded. Every imaginable discipline has its place on the World Wide Web and it is not surprising that a lot of funny happenings do take place where we choose to refer to as "cyberspace". Cases of pedophile rings beings targeted and broken up are now part of the prescribed dosage of news to give us the impression that things are under scrutiny and there is no need for panic. Much more seems to be going on in that world than the one we used to know as "real". While one set of people go surfimg all day and night in the quest of whatever they think they will get from the web, some others cannot even dream of going to school much less learning to use a P.C. No clean water, and others necessities missing, but the experts always want to send computers and think that the misery will be over. Lots of small dotcoms, as they were known, are now dotgones.... so much traffic, and it looks like no one has the power to prevent or even track down the owners or sponsors of sites that clearly pose a threat to humanitiy's idea of living together in one peaceful world. The anonymous nature of cyberspace makes it easy for anyone or group of individuals to stay hidden behind nice popping banners and lure the inexperienced and/or knowledge-hungry to ends that leave sorrow and regret, always when it is all too late.
Boom Boom Boom and we know that they dubbing!!! Those who love dub do not really have time for other forms. It is a rich and uplifting experience to "take in" a good session either through the headphones or taking the vibes live and direct. Dub is a creation of the engineers, originally, and few bands have mastered the craft of delivering the studio vibe to the stage. Two schools of Dub seem to be emerging from the fact that since the key player is the one who does the engineering "tricks", the soundman has to be the controller, or the musicians must do it on stage. With a genius like Mad Professor on the boards, any good trio will surely deliver. On the contrary, bands like Dub Syndicate have the engineer onstage with all the tools to soup up the drums, keyboards and still deliver the samples. Tight going business.. Respect to Style and his posse. So far today, ARIWA has been responsible for a large volume of the creative dubs to come out over the last years. Since the teaming up of Lee and Mad, lots of interesting sounds have come to our ears. It may take a while before the greater part of the music listening public gets to be acquainted with the deepness and expanse contained in a good Dub.
"Saddam Hussain has again come up with another big lie"
Teacher: Can you spell Mississippi?
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A wise man keep a cool head.