Tuesday, February 4, 2014

My reggae calling, Alborosie

Reggae’s now gone beyond race and nationality, just like Rastafari. It’s Jamaica’s gift to the world and Planet Earth loves it – not just for those irrepressible rhythms, but what the music stands for. It’s therefore no surprise to learn that fifty years after its birth, reggae’s current elite includes a singer from Sicily – one turned Jamaican national, and whose artistry has continued to grow and develop with every release.

His latest album Sound The System is a real landmark. In addition to his talents as a singer and deejay, Alborosie writes the majority of his own material and plays virtually everything we hear on his records. He’s the modern-day Renaissance man – a global citizen who demonstrates mastery of traditional reggae whilst pointing the way forward for himself and the genre. Evoking classics of old, his music doesn’t just sound great; it has meaning. Alborosie may not be Jamaican by birth, yet he promotes reggae music in its truest sense. With dreadlocks almost touching the floor, he’s a proud Rastafarian armed with rebel philosophy, yet there’s a celebratory air to his music that’s impossible to resist at times. 

“At the end of the day, what’s changed about reggae music is why and how people play it,” he explains. “During the sixties and seventies, reggae music was coming from the Vietnam War, the hippies and ganja, as well as Marcus Garvey and Emperor Haile Selassie I. Black people were searching for their own spirituality and so reggae had a meaning, but everybody is jacket and tie now. It’s not like before, when reggae artists used to fight the system, but when you listen to this latest album, you will see that the revolution is still in there. I’m still on the same mission and I’m still sticking to the cause because I will never switch.”

Real name Alberto D’ Ascola, he was born in the Sicilian town of Marsala. After relocating to Milan during his teens he played in a variety of bands before joining Reggae National Tickets, who regularly toured Europe during the mid-to-late nineties. One day the Tickets were invited to perform in Jamaica – an event that inspired Alborosie to quit the band and change his life around. Soon, he was living in Jamaica and working as an engineer at Gee Jam studios in Portland, where he worked with many leading foreign and Jamaican artists. Twelve years later and he’s in the vanguard of an exciting new era for reggae, and with a quartet of critically acclaimed albums to his name. 

He’s travelled far from his origins in every sense, although his Sicilian heritage peeks through on U Got To Be Mine, which has a Mediterranean feel. “Puppa Rosie” hasn’t abandoned his own culture, and it’s this blend of compelling, yet seemingly disparate influences that makes him so unique. His palette is much broader than most reggae artists. You can tell by listening to Memories, featuring Kemar “Flava” McGregor – a musing on life and death set to a shuffling rhythm wrapped in strings, and with a harp dancing through the mix. This is reggae of another level and daring in its conception, but then Alborosie has never been one to play it safe. Instead, he insists on following his own path and has kept on evolving, whilst retaining the warrior instincts that have become his trademark. 

“Yes, because it is better to live as a warrior for a day, than a rabbit for life,” he says. “I still try and keep myself strong. I stick to my roots reggae and put real feelings into it, but there are very few people doing that right now. Reggae music has become globalised, yes, but people nowadays want to make it. They want to be somebody. They want the dollar sign. Don’t get me wrong. I need money to pay my light bill and maintain the studio, but I don’t do music for money and I don’t believe that you can make good music that way. You have to do music for its own sake and then eventually money will come, y ‘know? I believe that, but if money nah come, well then I will be a carpenter. I will survive.”

                                                     source: http://www.reggaeville.com


Get ink?

Tattoo for me. a true reason or just a childish act of rebellion?

I wanted it for many reasons. I always saw it as a pretty awesome thing to do. I'm happy we are able to do it
for its artistic purpose. it will make my body complete. its the art from an inside- out reflection. whats inside must be seen outside.
we are not under the old testament law. God never put such rules for us, after His son, Jesus died for all of us.
as long as you keep your body clean, you eat healthy, you love your body, as a temple of God, I think God looks at the heart anyway.
It should be something out of faith . yes I believe that God knew we will invent tattoos, and he made the skin in such a way that we can

safely, ink it's surface, without hurting the skin tissue's . If God was a very restrictive Creator, he would have designed us in such a

way that our bodies would not support ink, or our hair would never grow, our cuts will have been much difficult to heal. Instead, He made us just

perfect. perfect to explore a life with Him. I encourage anyone, to  first look in their heart and see if God is there. He wants a

relationship with us. not fake people, not masks, no regrets, no fanatics, who think they know everything, or if they attend church they

are saved, and they follow the good morals. I prefer to discover things together with God. and God for me is something I cannot describe enough. Its like I would have pieces of my body removed. I need God like the air I breath. That becomes more clearer to me, the more I

sink in the world. He doesn't want us to live sad lifes, lonely moments. Living in denial is not ok for Him. But just think. Use ration,

why to create such a wonderful life, I mean with everything in it, starting with an amazing sunrise, the seasons, animals, incredible

places, islands, with what purpose if not for us...to enjoy. ( that's one side of the story, apart from our destructive ideas, and sick

illusions of scientific projects believing it all created by itself. even so.if there wouldn't have been a remarkable,all powerful force,

to make particles,atoms, and cosmic elements to blend it,it still wouldn't have been possible.  Its just the same with our desires,

wishes, and natural unique personalities, we all have, its part of his gift, to let us all chose, explore, live and find the truth,about

everything, but only with Him. He doesn't want us to separate him, only because we sin. we will always live in sin, some parts of us will

sin anyhow. You cannot change that. He knew that. He understands us more than we ever think.
Imagine you have the most loving, understandable, perfect, great, amazing parents? how would that be? how would you feel ? would you be

close to them, being friends to them ,or you would not care or ignore them? what would these parents act if you just keep on doing not

very wise things, would they love you less ? No !, its the same with God. he wouldn't love you less,and there is nothing you can do to

make him love you less. remember only what was the price paid,before you go on with whatever you like to do. see its purpose, does it

make you better or it makes you fall apart. Meanwhile He is always there for you, its still a personal problem, inside of you. He will

never force you do or not to do anything. That's what I love about God, total freedom.! total grace!

Friday, January 31, 2014

Little by little

Collect memories, live beautiful and love

Fightless bird_Iron&wine

I was a quick-wit boy, diving too deep for coins
All of your street light eyes wide on my plastic toys
Then when the cops closed the fair, I cut my long baby hair
Stole me a dog-eared map and called for you everywhere

Have I found you
Flightless bird, jealous, weeping or lost you, american mouth
Big pill looming
Now I'm a fat house cat
Nursing my sore blunt tongue
Watching the warm poison rats curl through the wide fence cracks
Pissing on magazine photos
Those fishing lures thrown in the cold
And clean blood of Christ mountain stream


Thursday, January 30, 2014

Where you go?

Everyone's pushing you in what direction they think
they want the best for you, but they fail when it comes to showing it
its easy to feel distracted or not doing the right things for your life
according to your family, the life you have now its just not good enough for you

do you have the power to stand up for your beliefs and fight for what you like in life?

Tuesday, January 28, 2014

It is 01.01.2014

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free your mind, and free your ration.
no matter what happens , iam real. im here now. i can write words with my soul, and mind, and this body is just a compliment to God's plan.
He wants me to do great things , he wants me to be happy with my choices and with my life.

he wants me to include him and search for this ways.
he wants me to seek the light

when he has called you , you go. when he shows you something more, you choose that.

i am not afraid of the dark , or of anyhting else.

he gives me great joy.

i shall continue writing the book.

it will be like a spoken thought left there , for anyone to read.

its all we can leave behind . are words and facts.

it all started with memories.
I love my memories. they are a big part of my life.
i love photography, for they allow me to capture life, as it is. capture my fav moments. my friends. everything  is my journey.

i dont know what lies beyond, i know im alive now, I shall do the best of it.

let it live. let moments live.

photography and writing are a huge part of my life. spiritual speaking along with love, and music. Im a family woman. I always was. soft and childish but rough as a boy.

im the one living in extremes. I was gifted to feel people, to comfort them and show them more of life. by that photography and writing , will always cover my life with joy, and I will always rejoice when loook at the photos I took with friends, family things and places.

I want to see the world. all of it. only the beautiful parts, but maybe the not so nice too... if God wants.

He made me a great surprise yesterday, at the end of the past year and the beginning of this new year. I didnt expected and didnt ask for that just for hope.

I made my wish for new year, few weeks ago, I wanted lots of hope..

I shall know who I am...and be ready to live this world at peace. rational understanding of all simple things in life...and normal cycle of life: as: born, living, and death.

I dont chase succes or money, I do chase love, God, happiness and peace.

This makes me love.

Every time I close my eyes I can touch the colors around me
Suddenly I realize everything I thought was impossible is here
And my heart sings in a world so incredible
And everything burns much brighter

I (I) want to fly (fly) into this beautiful life
I think it'd be nice with you
I want to fly (fly) into this beautiful life I think it'd be nice with you
with you, with you, with you

Fingertips, northern lights, tracing colors right through the sky
Underneath a lullaby I never felt as blissful as I do here
And my heart sings in a world so incredible
And everything shines much brighter

Set the night on fire if we want to
Hanging out with the stars and the big moon
I very well thank you how do you do
Set the night on fire if we want to
Hanging out with the stars and the big moon
Put them down for a dance with your lasso

Monday, January 27, 2014

To what extent

Thom Yorke- Hearing damage

A tear in my brain
Allows the voices in
They wanna push you off the path
With their frequency wires
And you can do no wrong
In my eyes, in my eyes
You can do no wrong
In my eyes, in my eyes
A drunken salesman
Your hearing damage
Your mind is restless
They say you're getting better
But you don't feel any better
Your speakers are blowing
Your ears are wrecking
Your hearing damage
You wish you felt better
You wish you felt better
You can do no wrong
In my eyes, in my eyes
You can do no wrong
In my eyes, in my eyes
In my
In my eyes, in my eyes

Sunday, January 26, 2014

Psalm 102

Hear my prayer, O Lord, and let my cry come unto thee.
 Hide not thy face from me in the day when I am in trouble; incline thine ear unto me: in the day when I call answer me speedily.
 For my days are consumed like smoke, and my bones are burned as an hearth.
 My heart is smitten, and withered like grass; so that I forget to eat my bread.
 By reason of the voice of my groaning my bones cleave to my skin.
 I am like a pelican of the wilderness: I am like an owl of the desert.
 I watch, and am as a sparrow alone upon the house top.
 Mine enemies reproach me all the day; and they that are mad against me are sworn against me.
 For I have eaten ashes like bread, and mingled my drink with weeping.
 Because of thine indignation and thy wrath: for thou hast lifted me up, and cast me down.
 My days are like a shadow that declineth; and I am withered like grass.
 But thou, O Lord, shall endure for ever; and thy remembrance unto all generations.
 Thou shalt arise, and have mercy upon Zion: for the time to favour her, yea, the set time, is come.
 For thy servants take pleasure in her stones, and favour the dust thereof.
 So the heathen shall fear the name of the Lord, and all the kings of the earth thy glory.
 When the Lord shall build up Zion, he shall appear in his glory.
 He will regard the prayer of the destitute, and not despise their prayer.
 This shall be written for the generation to come: and the people which shall be created shall praise the Lord.
 For he hath looked down from the height of his sanctuary; from heaven did the Lord behold the earth;
 To hear the groaning of the prisoner; to loose those that are appointed to death;
 To declare the name of the Lord in Zion, and his praise in Jerusalem;
 When the people are gathered together, and the kingdoms, to serve the Lord.
 He weakened my strength in the way; he shortened my days.
I said, O my God, take me not away in the midst of my days: thy years are throughout all generations.
Of old hast thou laid the foundation of the earth: and the heavens are the work of thy hands.
 They shall perish, but thou shalt endure: yea, all of them shall wax old like a garment; as a vesture shalt thou change them, and they shall be changed:
 But thou art the same, and thy years shall have no end.
The children of thy servants shall continue, and their seed shall be established before thee.

Wednesday, January 22, 2014

How is it possible

I just wonder how things work, when thinking of Jesus.
So yeah, I have to admit I'm into dreadlocks, and even like some Rastafarian music, but lets get real...I know the truth and for sure is not the one mentioned for their culture: praise king of Ethiopia, Haile Selassie, and Ethiopia is not Zion, and there is no use of marijuana.
I quess there would be better for now to just be happy with faith in Jesus, and some Gospel Reggae.

 I feel one step ahead in my spiritual journey.