cornerstone…cha!

Honestly, I don’t know much about this label. After I post this I’ll probably send it to Scratch Famous at Deadly Dragon to fill us in with the story, because I know he knows it. All I know is that for a while when I was going ebay crazy on collection collections, I bought a box of records from some guy in Vermont who had closed a store, and it included a ton of Corner Stone represses. I started listening to them and made this mix off my favorites. I love this mix, the songs are all so good. And. …

dub mix

A few years ago these dudes asked me to DJ a dub night with them in Hollywood. I don’t even remember how I met them, to tell you the truth, but they asked me to make a dub mix to make sure it was stuff they liked. So I sat down one day, made this mix, and sent it to them. The first night we played it was completely pouring — like monsoon style — on a Monday night I think, or maybe it was Sunday, so of course no one came. The music was good though, and we had …

pictures of strangers…

Yay new facebook privacy settings.. I have no idea who these people are.. I think it’s mostly in Bremerton, Wa. though (across the sound from Seattle.. I think..) Anyway, thanks for the memories, strangers..

Jammy’s mix!

I copied this from the wiki-god: After earning money from building amplifiers and repairing electrical equipment from his mother’s house in Waterhouse in the late 1960s, he started his own sound system. He also built equipment for other local systems. After leaving Jamaica to work in Canada for a few years in the early 1970s, he returned to Kingston in 1976 and set up his own studio at his in-laws’ home in Waterhouse, and released a couple of Yabby You productions. When Phillip Smart left King Tubby’s team to work in New York, Jammy replaced him, getting to work with …

dub-platters especial..

I had this Idea once. Well I get lots of ideas, but this one I actually did. As I was going through stacks and stacks of records, I’m constantly making piles of possible themed mixes. I had this one stack of records that had really great B-Sides, so here was the Idea: pick a mix just for the b-sides (which in 70s reggae is usually some type of dub/instrumental of the A-side) and then record a second mix of the A-sides in the same order. It was interesting to hear what the A-side mix was because I really only choose …

polaroids vol. 1

One day a few years ago these girls across the street from me where having a garage sale. They had a Polaroid camera and about 10 packs of expired film that I bought for, I think, $8. Because I hate leaving my nice camera in the car when I surf, I started leaving this one in the surf bag with a few packs of film, which is why there are a lot of beach or camping pics. Hopefully someone will start making this film again, I think I’m almost out.