Saturday, November 15, 2008

Music

I'm sorry to say that Desmond Dekker is two years gone -- but his music remains.
Heard it for years before I had a clue to the lyrics. Cheerful, uptempo -- and desperate. Write your own current-events reference!

(Me, I am just out of a hot bath with muscle-relaxing bath salts, headed for the futon and a heating pad. Ahhhhh).

7 comments:

DBA Dude said...

A timeless classic, as fresh today as the first time I heard it a long time ago.

Turk Turon said...

I love that song!

Chas S. Clifton said...

Don't know about current events, but I once wrote the elk hunter's version.

Roberta X said...

Yayy! You should record it. :)

og said...

I often relax in the car on the way home listening to a medly of Desmond Deckers hit.

Actually I always kinda liked the dub/reggae/ska type of thing but I could never afford to stay stoned long enough to truly understand it. Still, "israelite" is in constant rotation on the truck CD.

Less said...

I love his stuff!!! Big into ska, roots reggae, etc... My buddy DJ Dr Darren the Dentist spins Ska and roots reggae at Delilah's in Chicago on the last Thursday once a month.

Heh - I can't imagine Og being into Ska, though. But I guess a lots of folks could say the same for me...

FYI - the site http://youandmeonajamboree.blogspot.com/ makes a lot of roots reggae, ska, dub, etc available for free, legal, download... Some of the older links are expired, but he'll replays some albums a few times... Some of it is Portugese (he's in Brazil), but mostly he's in English.

Less said...

You know, I can't help but think that the lyrics from "007" are appropriate to our situation too...


And the rudeboys a go wail
'Cause them out of jail
Rudeboys cannot fail
'Cause them must get bail