- sinead o'connor hasn't simply released a reggae album; she's come out as a rasta. sense some contradictions there? according to this article, she's comfortable with them. hell, the pope-pic ripper even says she's still catholic. maybe it helps that, for sinead, rastafari "isn't a religion"?!
- for the reel irish-jamaican connection, you must hear eek-o'mouse get seriously jiggy (ok--maybe not so seriously) with some rad trad irish players. fun stuff.
- woebot reveals that the bollywood-reggae connection far precedes computer paul's relick of that dj quik beat for "addictive". always wondered where those haunting melodies and indecipherable lyrics on "bird in hand" came from. amazing answer. my next question: where and when and how did singer sam carty see the 1950 film from which the song comes (or, if not in the context of the film, where and when and how did he hear the song)?
- i stand corrected on the south rakkas' use (or not use) of fruityloops. i was fooled by a familiar bass tone and voice processing--of course, such things are generated in very similar ways by a plethora of programs today. didn't mean to offend. but i can't see any shame in that game anyway (save for the silly name--conceived, no doubt, in a moment of PLURified weakness. [but correct me if i'm wrong.]). anyhow, you'd do well to check the south rakkas dudes' new riddim (chink uzi?! is that a dig at some fellow floridian riddimists?), not to mention their wicked refix of beck's "black tangerines".
- i've observed this irony before, but i can't resist: babylon police academy sounds sorta redundant, don't?