I am not sure when this happened, but it’s troubling. Bob Marley has become the Jimmy Buffett of reggae. Sadly, it has nothing to do with the music, it has everything to do with the fans.
It was the way he said it. The fully-realized conviction in his eyes, the solemnity of his relaxed eyebrows, his firm lips, which were normally quivering like recently snapped rubber bands moving this way and that. Van Von Simpson II even stood while he spoke. This was beyond astounding, for prior to this moment, he was incapable of standing and speaking simultaneously in the same way most people cannot chew gum.
On February 16th, 2019, Ken Nordine, word jazz maestro, passed away. He was 98 years old. I’d like to think that if he was into disco and/or mash ups, he’d appreciate this. He was a great influence on my life and perhaps the reason I create mash ups. He opened my eyes up to the possibilities of aural landscapes. May he rest in peace.
Now a mash up medley featuring “Le Freak” by Chic, “Without Me” by Eminem, “Walk” by Pantera, “Fuck The Pain Away” by Peaches, “Hello I Love You” by The Doors, and “Don’t Stop The Music” by Rihanna.
It’s been a busy week, let’s review. First, there was Sunday, followed by Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday, and Saturday, only to start all over again. Someone once told me that this is the cycle of life.
Now, a mash up.