Tag Archives: reggae

Jamaica Motorbike Escape: Rolling Elsewhere

Making a rapid exit from a fcked situation in Little Bay to Negril, Westmoreland Parish, Jamaica (excerpts) on the back of a motorbike (classic Jamco), sometimes with one other passenger besides ace driver, saying hello to village folks along they way.

Music from:  Festival Songs Through the Years, vol. 1, incl.

* Ras Karbi, I’ll Never Leave You Again
* Toots and the Maytalls, Bam Bam
* The Astronauts, Meck Wi Jam
* Stanley and the Turbine, Dem Haffi Squirm 

Shot in 2014

Mementos: The Wailers at Komasket / “Family Man” Barrett and Koolant Brown

Dave backstage with Aston “Family Man “Barrett – musical director, founding member etc of The Wailers at Komasket Music Fest. Photo by R. Scales
Dave interviews Koolant Brown (then of) The Wailers at Komasket Music Fest. Photo by R. Scales

More: Interview with The Wailers and others at Komasket Music Fest, near Vernon, BC,  Aug. 2010.

Mementos: The Wailers in Vancouver / drummer and drum case

As seen at The Commodore Ballroom, Vancouver, maybe 2014 or 15 or really i can’t recall. (note to self, figure it out man!)

Love and Freedom with The Wailers at Komasket – Choogle On! #96

Love and Freedom with The Wailers at Komasket – Choogle On! #96
Love and Freedom with The Wailers at Komasket – Choogle On! #96

Koolant, sitting in the Bob Marley hot seat singing with the legendary Wailers featuring Aston “Family Man” Barrett, speaks about the joy of singing reggae music for people around the world.

He recounts growing up in Jamaica learning the music and mentions the beauty of the Komasket location and audience.

Plus peaceful warrior troubadour Fred Penner sings about our right to be free and happy. Musical interludes feature “Redemption Song” from The Wailer’s Saturday night performance and “Right to be Happy and Free” by Fred Penner from Sunday jam tent performance. Part 5 in a series from Komasket Music Festival.

Cowboy Bandit Renegade Storytime at Komasket – Choogle On! #95

Cowboy Bandit Renegade Storytime at Komasket – Choogle On! #95
Cowboy Bandit Renegade Storytime at Komasket – Choogle On! #95

Renegade musician Ken Giles recounts stories about backwoods huckleberry pancakes and picking with the Beaver Bottom Boys with Uncle Weed backstage at Komasket Music Festival near Vernon, BC.

He also tells about hijinks ensuing when moose hunting en route to recording sessions, hijinks with Merry Pransters and Hunter Thompson, and the importance of living a life worthy of original songs.

Musical interlude by Wolf Child and the Cowboy Bandits recorded Sunday. Part 4 in a series from Komasket Music Festival.

Flip your pancakes for Renegade Storytime with The Cowboy Bandit – Choogle On #95

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Oka Improvising from Australia to Komakset – Choogle On! #93

Oka Improvising from Australia to Komakset – Choogle On! #93
Oka Improvising from Australia to Komakset – Choogle On! #93

Australia’s organic electronic band Oka talks with Uncle Weed backstage at Komasket Music Fest to discuss trips across Canada, the perils of equipment damage, psychology of jamming, global nature of music, combining ancient and modern instruments and keeping it all together — plus the happiness of the lovely locations and the power of community and the tubes.

Featuring Oka’s DidgeriStu and drummer Zappa. Musical interludes feature jams Oka‘s Friday night closing performance. Part 3 in a series from Komasket Music Festival. 

Open your ears for Oka Improvising from Australia to Komakset ~ Choogle On! #93

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Jesus with a Guitar in a Tipi at Komasket – Choogle On! #92

Jesus with a Guitar in a Tipi at Komasket – Choogle On! #92
Jesus with a Guitar in a Tipi at Komasket – Choogle On! #92

Walking around the campground at the Komasket Music Fest near Vernon, BC, Uncle Weed and Quebecois Correspondent discuss the layout of the performance stages, various yoga workshops, Moroccan shisha lounge, and the movie tipi.

Plus they recap pleasing performances by Bochephus King and Oka while previewing The Wailers and other leisure time activities. Musical interludes feature jams with Bocephus King and Oka. Part 2 in a series from Komasket Music Festival. 

Raise your arms for Jesus with a Guitar in a Tipi at Komasket ~ Choogle On! #92

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Candlelight Kick-off at Komasket Music Fest – Choogle On! #91

Candlelight Kick-off at Komasket Music Fest – Choogle On! #91
Candlelight Kick-off at Komasket Music Fest – Choogle On! #91

Sitting around a candle, Uncle Weed kicks of a weekend at the Komasket Music Festival with pals including the Quebecois Correspondent. After a journey through Manning Park with canoe trips, wildlife sightings and botanical changes, they preview bands and workshops ahead.

Musical interludes feature jams with Bocephus King and Oka, beatboxer Shamik and various announcements of lost souls. Part 1 in a series from Komasket Music Festival. 

Gather round for Candlelight Kick-off at Komasket Music Fest – Choogle On! #91

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