i'm quite sure my kind and graceful mother would have happily hosted every single louse on bob marley's head, had she had the choice or the chance. i say this with the greatest respect. She is a consummate fan, and as a result, i am rarely impressed by any other reggae music.
Bob Marley is womb music, something that lulls and loves you, and for me, a sound before birth.
but Bob Marley is dead.
still, death is not something to deter pop culture or african evolution, so while True Blood looks at the afterlife and Ramfest is bringing back Boo! and The Narrow, it is fitting that Jump Media should play jesus too. or, rather, jah.
no, you can't resurrect the flesh of a dead legend, but you can recreate the rhythm, especially if you have the original jammers. Jump Media are hosting Bob Marley's backing band, The Wailers, in Cape Town, November 2nd.
tickets are not available at computicket. check out the site(s) for details.
i've been listening to so much music lately, my brain is not working properly. so i actually can't think of a clever lyric to quote. maybe you can?
p.s. this one's for you, mom.