Tag: Music

Jammin with House of Marley Head Phones

Jammin with House of Marley Head Phones

We Jammin’ something Caribbean people do as part of their lives no matter what they are doing. Music is a part of life for people no matter where on this planet you find yourself.

I for one am a Jammer, I celebrate life with music of all kinds and I love feeling every aspect of whatever I’m listening to from the heavy bass to the high pitches and have been in the market for a good quality headphone but could not find it in me to shell out hundreds for a headphone just for name’s sake. Over the weekend I stumbled on the House of Marley collection and at a reasonable price I thought what the heck, I can always return it if I don’t like it.

I got the Positive Vibration Roots set as I can’t do the in-ear phones. I must say I am thrilled at the purchase. I am getting quality that you get in Dre Beats for 1/2 the price. These are on ear so the soft pad sits directly and comfortably on your ears. The set is wrapped in a canvas material and grips your skull firmly but softly.

Marley Positive Vibration HeadphonesThe entire set is styled perfectly to what you’d expect Bob himself to wear if he was here today. The cord is fabric wrapped which means it won’t tangle easily. Once you plug these babies in you truly get the sense of “when the music hits you feel no pain”. The speakers are tuned to hit all tones and provide you with music the way the artists meant it to be. It comes with noise-canceling qualities that you don’t really expect from a mid range phone. Vocals are crisp and clear. Sound is not sacrificed no matter what you are listening to.

The set comes with a handy canvas bag to keep our phones safe that matches them perfectly. There is a wide range of styles so you can find one that fits you and your style.

Not to mention that supporting Marley you support their charity work, check them out at Bob Marley

Check out the audio items at The House of Marley

BELIZE NATIONAL ANTHEM

BELIZE NATIONAL ANTHEM

O, Land of the free by the Carib Sea,
Our manhood we pledge to thy liberty
No tyrants here linger, despot must flee
This tranquil haven of democracy
The blood of our sires which hollows the sod,
Brought freedom from slavery oppression’s rod
By the might of truth and the grace of God.
No longer shall we be hewers of wood.

Arise! Ye sons of the Baymen’s clan,
Put on your armours, clear the land!
Drive back the tyrants let despots flee-
Land of the free by the Carib Sea!

Nature has blessed thee with wealth untold,
O’er mountains and valleys where prairies roll;
Our fathers, the Baymen, valiant and bold
Drove back the invaders; this heritage hold
From proud Rio Hondo to old Sarstoon,
Through coral isle,over blue lagoon;
Keep watch with the angels, the stars and moon;
For freedom comes to-morrow’s noon.

Arise! Ye sons of the Baymen’s clan,
Put on your armours, clear the land!
Drive back the tyrants let despots flee-
Land of the free by the Carib Sea!

 

My take on Marley the documentary

Just got my copy today and I must say, there is not really much to say other than this is a must have documentary. Raw, direct and uncut, THE most honest documentary I’ve seen on Bob. I could sit here all day and write about this DVD but it will not do it the justice it deserves, you must watch it and take from it what you will.

English: Bob Marley live in concert, just a co...
English: Bob Marley live in concert, just a couple of years before his death (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

Shows you the real Bob, not the marketed person we know. I never realized that there was so much about the Legend that is not known. The entire thing is very emotional, it goes beyond the Bob most people know as the face on the shirts and such or the weed smoking musical genius.

I thought I knew him, but now I really know him and I love him more. And I love his music more now that I know him more. That is what I want, people to know him more and feel for him as a person, what he has been through.
– Ziggy Marley

Final Word

The definitive documentary on Robert “BOB” Nesta Marley. Even if you have watched every documentary on Bob, this is one that will open you up to things you never knew. Kevin Macdonald truly captured the Legend in his true form; just when you thought you know Bob, you watch this DVD and you realize YOU DON’T KNOW BOB.

One Day as a Lion

One of my favorite songs…
One Day as a Lion is a music project that was started in 2008 by Zack de la Rocha, the vocalist of Rage Against the Machine and Jon Theodore, former drummer of The Mars Volta. The duo blends elements of rock, rap, and punk. One Day as a Lion released their eponymous debut EP in July 2008.

Lyrics

Blood soaked earth that you call home
close your eyes but don’t sleep
we comin’ like peoples army
for the people who can’t eat
who work with no sleep
for the child
with no shoes on their feet
a generation who flash heat
who role up on the banks
for their cash see
you’re the criminal?
you got the nerve to ask me
tear mics till my voice get raspy
faced flame for five centuries
and if LA were Baghdad we’d be Iraqi
with our straps in the backseat
next to a general tied up
with shit in his khakis
best leave my mic alone I’m full grown
and I’m off to the green zone

after dark my city’s a fuse
after dark my city’s a fuse
one day I say today we live as a lion

blood soaked earth that you call home

I heard this cat got life in the pen
crossing sand in the back of a truck bed
twelve deep heard sirens and lights red
was smacked on his dome with the club of
a white fed
no food no water no rights read
he came north to keep his seeds
and his wife fed
in the middle of the darkest night bled
stepped to the law and said
you a minuteman wait a minute man
talk like that might limit your life span

after dark my city’s a fuse
one day i say today we live as a lion
and when our cubs grow
we’ll show you what war is good for