up everyone... front and front we go, and again the vibes are there to check
and be checked again. Runnings a go-go as the changes of life begin to 'ifest,
and what's in is in, and what's out just staying out!! Things moving into
high gear and ecerything has been or is supposed to be a business or some
kind of organisational idea that seems to have only one aim... well at least
it's not pro-sick and it's always good to be pro-fit in any way....who the
caps fit will always profit (or prophet)...is the same thing when you turn
everything downside up. Anyway who's it is in JAH business, or who's prophet
is JAH business? Take it any way there and do receive the blessings of JAH
every day and night. Some artists tend to enforce that point in their recordings
and live performances. Always known to be a radical city, Berlin seems to
have less and less room for small dates (reggaewise)...like pre-wall days!!!
Reggae has survived the wall, and its effects will remain an integral part
of this city's scape....land sea or sound..Yaam is back in force at the
original venue and the multitude is always there in full support. The DJs
also seemed to have learnt their job...good music and not too much "Pash-pash"
to bore us to death!!!! Roots it up selektaz!!!!! A hot summer without such
a place is now an almost unthinkable idea. Latest reports tell of another
"Yaam" or rather "Maay" located further eastwise of
Berlin....always the same problem. Pressure from somewere up keeps driving
the roots vibes round and round in circles but with the help of JAH I an
I will always overcome fightdowns.
we are trying to be more realistic than political, moral or even provocative.
This is a subject that remains taboo in certain circles and no matter how
many songs are sung or how many walks we talk down the streets, those in
supposedly "charge" just keep on ignoring the universal outcry...legalise
it!! Most people who love reggae did so because they checked out Bob Marley
and right away overstood the vibes....When it comes to Peter Tosh is another
story. Some say they never liked the tone of his voice...menacing...Marley
was also seen as a smoker of herbs, but Tosh was going much further than
just accepting blows to his head. How can we love reggae and still deny
what gives it most of its inspiration? As Tosh himself is reported to have
said...."not smoking herbs is against my religion" .....get the
point? Rum and coke is a strange mix but still an accepted "drink"
in "society". I an I have heard all the arguments hatched up by
"smarties" against the use of herbs by adults. Some people are
just against all kinds of smoke...some against all kinds of "drugs"
and what we have as a result is this set against the other set and everybody
defending his way out of conflicting ideas. Who is right and who is wrong?
Common sense (not so common) tells us even before we ask.....