Okay, I’ll Confess. I Love Bing Crosby!

People, who know that Dub Reggae is my favourite musical genre, and that I was also a ‘60s psychedelic, hard-driving, product of Detroit, are often surprised to learn that my favourite singer of all is Mr. Bing Crosby. Here’s something totally stupid and incomprehensible to whet your appetite while I try and convince you thatRead More



Nostalgia Ain’t What It Used To Be – Billy Preston

I really miss Billy Preston.  While many musicians recorded with The Beatles, Preston is the only one ever given credit on the record label or liner notes.  That’s because he was already a star with an international reputation.  Billy Preston had been a star since his childhood.  Here he is performing with Nat “King” ColeRead More



The Mark Koldys-Johnny Dollar Comment of the Day

Johnny Dollar/Mark Koldys – Scumbag – Supreme Hypocrite National Trufax has been scouring the internets for the best in Mark Koldys sheer-buffoonery.  Snagged a good one today.  Johnny Dollar tweeted out the following criticism of Martin Bashir. That’s the very same argument he used when he cyber-raped me by publishing details of my sex lifeRead More



The Mark Koldys-Johnny Dollar Comment of the Day

As I get used to my new Blog Digs, I discovered these stat buttons. I was shocked to find my most loyal readers, as a group, were #MarkieKandtheSycophantFive from the Johnny Dollar sewer.  I couldn’t feel more honoured and so, to give back I am launching the Mark Koldys-Johnny Dollar Comment of the Day, anRead More



How Jamaica Conquered The World

Recently, through a chance Twitter encounter, I was interviewed about my experiences working for Island Records Canada for a series of documentary podcasts called “How Jamaica Conquered The World.”  As a professional journalist for 4 decades, and having been interviewed myself, one often regrets opening up to a stranger.  Not in this case.  How JamaicaRead More



A Comment About Comments

The comment section here will be a free-wheeling place. However, I don’t want anyone to get the impression that ANYTHING goes.  I have already deleted a comment. Calling someone a “cunt” doesn’t fly here, unless you’re British where it’s used as an affectionate term of endearment.  I wish I was kidding. Meanwhile, there are stillRead More