I, me bredren and sistren, the Vibes are very hot these days and many are
running here and there proclaiming loud and clear to have the answers to
the current wave of helplessness and despair that grips the minds of many
of today’s world population. From south to north and passing by way of the
central east, is just pure madness that seems to be on the majority of brave
men’s minds today. I hear people proposing songs which they claim to contain
lyrics that were inspired by today’s conflicts of interest. They were no
more than recycled lines from Tosh’s equal rights song. Long after the man
left us on a Sept. 11, his words echo and make sense when everything else
just seem to cannot work. We are,they say in 2003 and it’s a long way from
83 and 93. Still, Africa not free and looks like it will be 4ever fighting
rather more than enjoying the fruits of real freedom. Summer is here again
and the tempers have to be kept cool in order to avoid "overheating"
and subsequent negative vibes to enter the usual irie meditative thinkings.
All over is the same complaint...either no dust or not enough of it. Prices
going sky high and more and more are losing their main source of revenue.
Lots of blaming going around but there is no particular individual that
can be held to account. The new catchword is called "Globalization".
Looks like misery and suffering will not be confined to any one part of
the planet but will go global...if it has not yet!!! From the wino to the
flashiest "yuppie", things have become worse. A false sense of
security pervades the minds of those who have a lot because they know that
everything can be gone anytime. New and old and true and fabricated threats
now wreak havoc on the minds of ordinary world citizens. Mass media-induced
paranoia and premeditaed conspiracies in high places have brought us all
to the point where we have to question deeply what we think we know, and
why we still believe what we were taught as kids...One
good look around and we know that we have been duped for "hundreads"
of years, so are we still are supposed to tell our kids the same lies? No
wonder our world is the way it is...we were lied to!!!! Bob sang "tell
the children the truth" and this is all so true today. When we think
of what the kids who grow up on war games toys gadgets will have at their
disposal tomorrow!!?? War up North and war down south....looks like the
apocalypse is already ready for approval and execution. Where will the survivors
be or go to after, is another question. What matters now is to find some
way to turn off the pre-programmed heat!!
yes, this one is about the big machines that are responsible for propagating
all that we are supposed to know. Once it comes from there, it is automatically
deemed authentic and hence will not be called into question on face value.
Sometimes even if apologies and corrections appear later, the public always
tends to believe the next "breaking" sensation to come via the
most famous "Tell Lie" boys, or on the treated remains of murdered
trees that we know as "news"papers. Recycling is o.k, but they
still cut massive amounts of trees for other things too. A sensationalist
trend is always evident in the way things are presented to the unwily public.
Since the "invention" of the video clip, all can see the effect
of trying to "sell" on the grand scales. There is surely a difference
between soft core x-rated movies and today's chartbusting clippers, but
this difference is not too evident. Ads purporting to promote new products
always have some sexist slant that sometimes have nothing to do with what's
being offered. Clips have to have (hope not!!) winer girls and all kind
of suggestive poses and positions that I wonder what music has to do with
all this. Voices in the wildernes are finding it more and more difficult
to be heard over the loud and tinkling "MT" Vessels who are making
the most noises and preventing reasonable and seasonable alternatives from
taking hold and making way into mass consciousness. Tabloids just have to
pick up a scandal and run the story together with picture of some blonde
from somewhere stating her name age etc etc and the people just gobble up
and by the end of the afternoon it's forgotten until the other one tomorrow.
Whatever is news today becomes news for the greater part of the news-knowing
public...in most countries. A great portion of today' s folks are being
fed a daily and permanent dose of information that serves one primary purpose....what
is not being reported is just as important as what is being fed again an
again and again until next time folks!!!
to one and all in the name of the most High...This is the first direct online
issue of the "Vibes" and the dreaditor and staff wants to wish
all newcomers a pleasant reading experience. We were hardly prepared for
the turns that took place at the begining of this year and now we begin
to see the effects of the madness and lies that forces suffering and disaster
upon the lives of many people in America and "Eyerakk". Soldiers'
families have to cry when the body bags keep up the present riddim. Weatherwise,
is pure hell fire and damnation on the capitals of Europe. Never such a
heatwave in years...Is it natural? Some start to murmur about weather warfare
but if we have to believe everything the alternatives say, then we're surely
gone!!! This time around, we look at the local Berlin runnings and try to
discover the similarities and differences with other famous capitals. Not
a promising outlook because of the desertification of Berlin after the fall
of the wall. Dread dread and dreader, but when compared to an oasis, we
begin to get the idea of what this city is all about. All in all,we have
to wait some more years beofre the full effect of the coming together of
east and west to manifest fully. Modern cosmopoilitan Germany of today has
a leading role to play in displaying the fact that peoples and cultures
of diverse and extrapolar origins can live together in a modern society
ruled by law. Lots of artists on the outside of Europe always wonder and
long for the day to get a breakthrough inna Europe. Since we cover the Berlin
area more than anywhere else, a couple good address are essential for the
benefits of those who want to make that initial thrust towards trying to
further their movements over here. It must from here be clearly overstood
that everything is goverened by law and it is always best to know what they
are in any particular country before enagaing in serious business.
I, some might think it insulting to refer to a place with so many people
inside it to an empty desert, but we know what we are talking about. In
wall days the place was like a fortified military area and lots of dust
used to flow especially in the hands of the boys who had to be over here
to keep the peace after the end of war of the "world" #2. From
wall fall is another chapter in the history of this place. East met West
and so the resulting clash brought about developments a go go on both sides
of the now non-existent divide. From the intolerance of a minority of the
"Westers" towrds their newliberated "Eastrens", to the
total incomprehension and disbelief on the part of some of the "Freedups"
over the realisation that the old ways had to go to be replaced by what
at the time was perceived as total chaos and disarray .....freedom and democracy.
In spite of low level objection, the day finally came when everyone saw
the infamous wall being pick-hammered away by a crowd. Now years later and
the balance is still yet to be arrived. The Federal Govt. moved to the capital
city and thus Berlin became another capital in Europe just like the others.
No special status of wall/military or otherwise soldier money to go around
like before. The news spread like wildfire...Berlin is now free so lots
of folks from all over came over to check the scene.Like it was the place
to go start something because the impetus was on rebuilding the neglected
east and bring it up to par with the west. This will take time, and in the
meantime the process has been hard for many. But, the gems are here and
well hidden. Lots of wonderful folks are residents of this sprawling city
.....a walk around town and one will encounter a virtual cross section of
world citizenry. Africans, Orientals or any imaginable mix can be found
here. So yes, it may be a desert today, but where else does one find an
oasis? And what is as welcome and life sustaining ?
folks, some local news fresh outta de press. New CD out in the stores from
the artist formerly known as Tikiman. Paul St.Hilaire has his first self
produced solo album out on his own "False-Tuned" label and distributed
by Indigo. For
more information you can visit his website at www.false-tuned.de.
Musicians who want to jam on mondays are welcome to visit Friends Club in
Schöneberg and take part in the sessions.
continues to pack the crowds on Sunday afternoon although it's the most
boring place to be if there is no live action onstage. Last time they had
to turn people away for a Seeed concert...full up to the max!! Locals feature
every now and then, but those responsible seem to prefer to spend as little
as possible on putting live acts because the crowd always gravitates to
that spot once the sun becomes unbearable...which is almost every weekend
from June to end of September.
a timely paper
checking on reggae and related musical scenes
in and around Berlin.
Ari Ree, Dr. O.T. Yozott, Kabwitt, Ras Zékal, Touloulou.
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©2003 Ras Perez
Not just a Steel Pulse song!! )
IS THE MUSIC INDUSTRY SUFFERING?
MOST NATURAL MEDICINE
there an "outer" connection?
DREAM OF REPATRIATION
Courts cannot be fair if the laws are unjust!!"
has no set formular!!"
You are here alone?
Where is your escort?
Defendant: I pakkit outside sir!!!
I want to change my name.
Tick: I myself wish I was a clock!!