Sunday, November 6, 2011

Goodbye Bloggers - Please READ This Post to Find US FAST

Take a look at this footage of Guru performing with german hiphop artist Spax. The footage was shot in 1999. It remained unreleased until now. Spax said that he finally felt it was time. This is his way of celebrating the legacy of Guru -

Gifted Unlimited Rhymes Universal

Thank You Spax -

Todays post is special in many ways - mostly because we have decided that this is our last post for this blog. even though there are 90 followers; rarely do any of you visit, comment or interact. therefore it is clear to us that to continue to post here is pointless. 

Yes we have several other very active and enjoyable blogs which you can visit and hopefully continue following us. It's always hard to figure out how to say goodbye - as illustrated by the story of GURU. 

Yes he was a superstar and there was so much confusion when his voice was no longer heard. He had always spoken for himself, about himself. 

 This is why today we are sad to write this piece; yet relieved to be able to do it. 

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Friday, November 4, 2011

HipHop Consciousness in full effect for The ATL

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Here's just a few places where the FTP Movement will be this month:

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Hip Hop for Palestine is unifying Atlanta's hip hop community in support of Palestine's biggest hip hop crew, Da Arabic MCs (DAM) and their message of resistance. 

For over 10 years, DMA's brothers by blood and friendship, Suhell, Tamer and Mahmoud have told their stories of Palestine's plight. DAM's music is a unique fusion of east and west, combining Arabic percussion rhythms, Middle Eastern melodies, and urban hip hop. One of the first groups to rap in Arabic, DAM's song "Min Irhabi" ("Who's the Terrorist") became the anthem for Palestinian resistance both within and beyond their borders.

With resounding support from the hip hop community, Hip Hop for Palestine welcomes Detroit's Invincible, an MC on the forefront of the Palestinian cause & Khaki Mustafa, a socially conscious Palestinian-American hip-hop artist, plus addresses from prominent local activists and appearances by local MCs such as J-Live, Rasheeda Ali, Sa-Roc/Sol Messiah, Ras Kofi, Methuzulah and Khalila Ali.

Find out more about DAM at

Doors at 8 pm, Show at 9 pm
Tickets $15

Tickets available online at
They Reminisce Over You: 

Raw Space Gallery
431 Fair Street, Castleberry Hill District, Atlanta, GA 30313
Atlanta, Georgia

7 PM to 11 PM

Sounds provided by
DJ Mafioso and DJ 4th Wurld

The purpose of this exhibit is to re-ignite the necessary awareness of
the events surrounding the legal murder of Troy Davis. As with Sean Bell, Katheryn Johnston, Oscar Grant and countless other victims of injustice, we forget the responsibilities we have as individuals, as a community and as a nation to continue the fight for true freedom and justice.
This art show is a call to rally visual artists to produce pieces that will make a statement against injustice, challenge responsibility, create awareness, and motivate and inspire action in our communities. 
There was a Troy Davis before Troy Davis, and there will be many more if we don't take a stance.


We are STILL Kathryn Johnston, Sean Bell & Troy Davis -Town Hall Meeting
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On the eve of the 5 year commemoration of the cold blooded murders of 92-year old Kathryn Johnston who was gunned down in her own home by the Atlanta Police Department, just 4 days before the murder of 22-year old Sean Bell who was slain on the morning of his wedding day by the New York Police Department, FTP Movement will discuss the connection between these executions and the most recent state sponsored execution of Troy Anthony Davis. 

Guests will discuss the cases, failures, progress and practical solutions.

* This will also serve as a follow up to the last Town Hall Meeting Sponsored by The FTP Movement and others...If you missed the "WE ARE [STILL] TROY DAVIS" Grassroots Town Hall Meeting you can listen by clicking the links below:

AUDIO: "WE ARE [STILL] TROY DAVIS" Grassroots Town Hall Meeting

Afrobeat Vibrations with Mausiki Scales & The Common Ground Collective... 
along with a Funk, Soul, and Afrikan music mix with DJ 4th Wurldon Friday, November 18th.  
It's an Afro-Funkee affair.  
Full menu and bar service available.  $10 cover.  
Apache Cafe is located at 64 3rd Street, Atlanta, GA 30308-1035.  

The 2011 International Black Man Film Festival
Celebrates its 10th Year with Simultaneous Screenings in Atlanta, GA and Accra, Ghana!

Hosted by Tenisio "DJ 4th Wurld" Seanima

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Shrine of the Black Madonna
946 Ralph David Abernathy Blvd. SW
Atlanta GA 30310

10am to 6pm Atlanta time
$10 advance, $12 door
$5 admission 10am-1030am

BusyInternet Conference Room
42 Ring Road 
Accra, Ghana

3pm to 9pm Accra time

Monday, October 31, 2011

No Food, Locked Toilets and then they switched off the air conditioning on the airplane..WHAT ?

Airlines passengers in the United States are supposedly protected by the new Passenger Bill of Rights. This is the report that came out right after it was passed into law by the Senate in 2009. again this law happened because the 99% (the trapped passengers) stood up to and defeated the 1% (the airlines).
The Senate was forced to pass this act in 2009. Mainly because of the many incidents where passengers rights were ignored during weather emergencies. Youtube is a repository of all the videos uploaded by frustrated passengers trapped on airplanes; who demanded something be done about their false imprisonment.
Watch this mans encounter with the TSA, for doing what ?
This man did nothing and he is within his legal rights as a passenger to demand clarity on what's happening. he is also within his rights to stream this harrassment directly to Youtube so everyone can see it exactly as it happened - without editing. This man is a passenger and not a criminal - so why is this happening to this passenger. What happened to the Fouth Amendment ?

The bill calls for a fine of $27,500. per passenger per incident. This fine was intended to make the airlines pay for their disregard of the passengers rights. We're waiting to see what they'll do to Jet Blue after this weekends horrendous incident in Connecticut. Somehow we think that Jet Blue will find a way out of the fine; and the passengers rights will have been trounced once again sadly.

This past weekend it happened again, but the twist is that it happened in the US and also in the UK. Yes the UK has now entered the passenger bill of rights fight. a whole airplane full of passengers were so angry with their chartered airlines - Viking Hellas; that they decided to take action right then and there.

The passengers actually decided on action and staged an ON Plane Sit In

WOW.. that's the first time we've heard of the passengers actually taking control of the airplane by refusing to deplane and demanding compensation for their mistreatment.
We Salute the folks who were on that Viking Hellas flight and wish them strength in their fight. There is never a time when peoples rights should be so clearly ignored.
In the US, the problem was that the air carrier refused to meet the two hour window for deplaning passengers; in the event of a flight cancellation.
These folks were trapped on the tarmac looking at the airport a couple hundred feet away. It makes us wonder if the airplane was on fire and it was during a snow storm; if the passengers would have eventually been deplaned - using Jet Blues' logic. yeah.
We hear that the only reason that the shit didn't start flying through the air onto the flight crew was because they LOCKED the bathrooms.
Yes you read right. Keep reading and get yourself a dose of why we fly on commercial airlines as little as possible these days. Even after visiting more than 40 countries mostly by airplane - we can see that there's bullshit up in the air and we're standing clear of it.

Viking Hellas Clearly Your Tail is Draggin ..

First the UK Passenger Sit In

Passengers stage sit-in on plane at Birmingham Airport

Some 100 passengers staged a sit-in on a plane at Birmingham Airport refusing to get off for several hours.
The Viking Hellas flight was originally scheduled to leave from Manchester for Athens at 13:00 BST, but passengers were then taken by bus to Birmingham.
They boarded a plane due to leave at 17:00, but were then told to get off, which they refused to do.
At about 01:30 BST they finally agreed to leave and left the airport by bus to return to Manchester.
West Midlands Police boarded the plane during the dispute.
A police spokesman said: "It was just a civil dispute and the police were there monitoring the situation to make sure it didn't get out of hand."
He said there had been "an issue between the airline and the passengers".
A passenger named Dorota said the flight had been chartered and they were originally due to fly on Friday, 21 October.
She said: "People are hungry. They have not eaten since this morning.
"The air conditioning has been switched off and it is getting hot. The airline will not give us food, only water."
She later said: "We decided to leave the plane because there was no point in staying on there.
"We are going home. We have got a letter from Viking Hellas and we can get a refund."
The letter said the plane could not take off due to unforeseen circumstances, she said.
No-one has been available for comment from Viking Hellas.

No Food, and then they switched off the air conditioning on the airplane..

ooohhhh Viking Hellas you did a very bad thing. You are going to have to pay for this big time. Clearly the fact that they bussed the passengers from Manchester and then Back was the first indication that they were having real issues.
The passengers will no doubt end up in court with the airlines; and win. The Airline however will end up being absorbed into another low cost carriers fleets and the incident will be another teaching moment for both Passengers, and members of the Travel Industry. This is a great part of why we left the corporate travel environment when we did. The air carriers were already beginning to show their hatred for the industry and the passengers.
Travel Industry confidence levels are at an all time low now. This next incident in the United States shows us why the federal bill was put into action. No One regardless of why; should ever be trapped on an airplane in clear view of the terminal.
I've personally been trapped on an airplane in Miami during a power outage; and we were forced to sit on the airplane and watch as our connecting flights took off without us. This was before the airlines passenger bill of rights was passed. but still the situation happens everyday, somewhere in the world; and passengers are paying more and more for less and less.
This is an illustration of why the US Travel Industry is no longer growing. It has reached the point of stagnation as it's basically destroyed by the airlines in their fare schemes. No where should this happen to anyone - ever.

How the Hell do you charge me for Carrying My Bag With Me ?

Spirit started this BS in 2010 with this first attack on passengers. Now it's compadres have escalated to charging for everything from backpacks, to baby strollers to diaper bags. Who the Fuck travels with a baby and no diapers ?

Talk about a Cheap Shot - Airlines You Are The Real Shylocks, Face It.

Fun and Cheap this was not - Jet Blue You Are Probably THROUGH -

‘Confluence of Events’ Led to Plane’s Stranding on Tarmac, JetBlue Says

Passengers on the plane that took off from Fort Lauderdale, Florida, at about 9 a.m. yesterday were stuck on the tarmac in Connecticut for more than seven hours after the flight was diverted, the Associated Press reported.
One passenger said the last hours were spent without food or water and the restrooms were unusable. The wire service said the plane was bound for Newark, New Jersey.
JetBlue, in a statement today, said it was uncertain how long any of its planes remained on the tarmac. The airline said that six of its flights were diverted to the Hartford area due to “infrastructure issues” at airports in the New York area.
“We have seen media reports of a lack of provisions onboard and our internal information does not correlate with those reports,” the statement said.
New York-based JetBlue said the airport “experienced intermittent power outages,” which made refueling and deplaning difficult.
John Wallace, a spokesman for Bradley International Airport, didn’t respond to a request for comment by telephone and e-mail.
More than 3.8 million homes and businesses from West Virginia to Maine were without power this weekend after the region’s biggest October storm in decades blanketed some towns with 31 inches of snow.
In Connecticut, 800,935 customers were without service this afternoon, surpassing the outages caused by Hurricane Irene in August. Hartford set an October snow record with 12.3 inches (31 centimeters).
Jet Blue you know you are totally wrong -
“We have seen media reports of a lack of provisions onboard and our internal information does not correlate with those reports,” the statement said.

WTF are You Really Talking About Jet Blue ?

Your internal data didn't correspond with the information given to you from the scene.


No Air Carrier ever knows exactly what they have on-board because it shifts depending upon which base refills and cleans the airplane.
Sorry air carriers I'm going to give away one of your dirty little secrets now..
FYI Passengers, When airplanes are cleaned and restocked at their various slots, the crews who restock never remove the old on-board goods because they are left as extras; for use in case of shortages or special needs. Any boo boo knows that Jet Blue; Including Travel Agents and Passengers. (side-eye)

And Locking The Toilets ?

Oh Hey that ones so easy that we can answer it in one plop of the poop.
Remember folks this is 2011 - they can roll a waste truck up underneath the plane and attach a waste stack tube to the airplane during De-Icing - so they can certainly do it during a 7 hour entrapment.

No Go Jet Blue you are Fulla Shit Literally

We believe that when the nickle and diming of airlines passengers began; there was a general intention to retrain the passenger mindset to believe that every part of their experience had to be purchased.


Airlines you made a staggering amount of money this year because of your vanity increases. So maybe now it's time to count some of that out to your overcharged passengers.

United, US Airways manage profits despite fuel rally

The third-quarter results conclude the earnings season on a mostly positive note for major U.S. airlines and reflect a newfound ability to manage capacity, one analyst said.
"There's no signs of weakness yet," said Helane Becker, an analyst with Dahlman Rose & Co. "What you're seeing across the board for the group in general is pretty positive."
The airline industry is on the mend after a decade-long downturn that sent several carriers into bankruptcy. But even as soaring fuel costs and economic gloom threaten to disrupt the recovery, carriers have managed the plight effectively by cutting the number of seats they sell when times get rough.
Watch This from the CEO of Spirit Airlines and tell us if you win
Thats why we are asking our readers to think twice before you purchase an airlines ticket for pleasure. consider other methods of transport and then decide which one works best for you. Into your personal considerations add these factors :
1. being charged for things like no being able to bring your own water onto the airplane; even it it's for medical use. or your own prepumped baby milk to feed your breast fed baby. yeah babies are also targeted by the air carriers.
Please Mothers and Fathers look at what the TSA did to this Mother who was totally within the guidelines set forth by the TSA and in fact Holding A Copy of the Guidelines in her hand when being Falsly Imprisoned and then totally having her rights violated by the TSA.
Now if that doens't get you to thinking - a Mother with Breast Milk? Treated Like She is a Criminal for Carrying Her Childs Milk ?
2. being charged for your baggage - when it's already factored into the price of your weight allowance as a passenger. Why are you paying twice for something you've already paid for ?

3. being frisked and investigated by the TSA which are not a federal law enforcement agency; but the private contractors of the airlines themselves.

They are not able to arrest you nor are they enforcing any laws. they are there strictly to enforce the fear factor of the over zealous corporate air carriers who want to shake you down for every bit of dignity you have; both ways. Watch This BS and Decide if You're Interested in Being Investigated for Traveling Legally
4. being over extended in every way you can be, by having to be investigated as though you are a criminal - for your leisure time purchase. Who else asks you why you are paying cash when you walk up to the counter to make a purchase and then has a problem if you don't give them Your Credit Card as a secondary form of Identification ?
watch this and decide if you are ready for somebody to decide if you are a criminal - and then violate your rights in the name of what ?
Hello America - Credit Cards Are Not Identification - so why is the air carrier asking you for yours ?
Co'mon Airlines - The Passenger is your revenue source; start treating them like customers instead of tricks..

Passengers remember Tricks are for Kids - and your purchase clearly indicated that you are not a kid. therefore it's time that the real power be shifted back into the hands of those who should be calling the shots - the passengers. because honestly speaking, until the passenger is again in charge; travel will be going now were.
We have a video that we're sure expresses the feelings of these passengers who were trapped by these air carriers this weekend - of course it's the Real Peoples Anthem - so hit it Rev DMX - Cause we
know you know.

They gon make somebody loose they mind Up In There - Up In There..

Now Fly That By Your Control Tower Why Don'tcha,


Friday, October 28, 2011

ROCKERS - Sweeping The Nation - Get Your Friday Free Mixtape Right HERE Right NOW

Incase You've missed our regular saturdays with Lady D on DaPowerhouseRadio - you've really missed some great radio.  today we want to remind you that Reggae has alot to offer.  Check this out -  Artical and Classic.

Yes Don Carlos is one of our all time favorites and this is a gem that we can't overlook today.
Roots Rock Reggae is our Base Format on  So if you love reggae you'll love todays' update.  this is a clipping from Reggae Report October.  If these shows come to your area, be sure to check for them.
Don Carlos is a classic reggae act with his horn section and his strong catalog of hit songs. Don is in great demand worldwide. His schedule of live shows is very busy. He recently returned from a September / October European tour, where he was again well received. Before that he was touring North America as a special guest with Slightly Stupid. Prior to that in June 2011 he did some western U.S. dates on his own including the Reggae in the Desert festival, in Los Vegas and also a big double bill show with Junior Reid at 4th and B in San Diego. Last winter Don performed on the Southern CA Raggamuffin shows in Long Beach and San Diego. That was a great tribute to Don, since normally they don’t repeat acts, and Don was on the shows last year as well. A lot of the festivals love Don and similarly host him year after year. He had an exceptionally strong performance on the Legends festival in San Diego. Last March, Don toured South America.
In his music, Don speaks for all people.  He talks about peace and love, generosity and righteousness.  He doesn’t leave out thanking Jah for everything.  “I love you and Jah loves you more”, he says.  “Love Jah, and you will have everything – all wisdom.”  Don has a big heart and a kind loving spirit. He is a special artist. Because of his blessings, the multitudes are drawn to him.
You can watch a video clip of Don performing live at the Maritime Hall, San Francisco, in the late 90’s at the following link:

As the eldest granddaughter of reggae music’s most iconic figure Bob Marley, Donisha Prendergast grew up in a world that revered the art and life of her grandfather.  RasTa: A Soul’s Journey a feature length documentary by director Stuart Samuels is an exploration of Rastafari, the inspiration for Bob Marley’s music and his granddaughter’s desire to dispel any misconceptions about the world of Rastafari. The documentary will have its world premiere at the Festival du Nouveau Cinéma in Montreal , October 18th & 20th. The FNC is one of Canada ’s longest film festivals celebrating its 40th anniversary this year. The film unfolds with Donisha's personal odyssey to challenge the often cartoon perception of Rastafarians, and her focus on putting the story and message of this movement into a personal and global perspective.  In the film Donisha encounters Rastafari communities of all races in Israel , India , Jamaica , South Africa , Ethiopia , Canada and the United Kingdom . In these countries, she meets with men and women who have chosen a Rastafari lifestyle. She explores how the movement evolved in that particular place and ultimately hopes to find her purpose as a young Rasta woman. The documentary features interviews with British/Jamaican writer and dub poet Benjamin Zephaniah, who is strongly influenced by the music and poetry of Jamaica and what he calls "street politics"; Reggae artist and successful entrepreneur Ras Levi-Roots, a Rastafarian who stands for peace, love and harmony amongst all people; Bob Marley’s youngest son Damien Marley , wife Rita Marley; and Dr. Jake Homiak, curator of the exhibit Discovering Rastafari at the National Museum of Natural History, Smithsonian Institute.
Produced by Patricia Scarlett and Marilyn Gray, RasTa: A Soul’s Journeis a documentary that moves away from the more familiar images of Jamaica , towards the various ways in which the Rastafarian movement has gone beyond the tiny Caribbean Island . It reveals the ways in which the message of Rastafari has manifested itself in diverse cultures, how the tenants of Rastafari are rooted in history and how they are made relevant to contemporary issues. The film’s narrative unfolds as a voyage of discovery, driven by a woman's intense desire to understand the past and make a clear meaning of the present.
RasTa: A Soul’s Journey was produced in partnership with Citytv.
For more information, visit:
Simba Amani hailing out of the twin island of Trinidad & Tobago is a young talented music artiste. After the recent launch of his first official music video he’s been gaining popularity on the music scene on a daily basis.
This video, for his song “Hold my peace” can be seen on Synergy Tv and several internet websites, and continues to spread daily. Simba, who resides in Trincity, has recently completed his course of study at the University of The West Indies, attaining his first degree and has since dedicated himself to his music full time.
The singer/songwriter recorded his first track in 2009 and for two years has managed to accomplish quite a lot with the sole support of a few close friends and family members. Making quite a name for himself, opening for several renowned stars like Jr Gong, Nas and Jah Cure to name a few, Simba is turning up the air waves and on the road to a promising and bright music career.
Now after signing a management deal with Schizophrenic Entertainment in July of this year, Simba’s game has been given the extra push needed and is constantly working on more projects. “Currently, I am working with a variety of local and foreign producers each with a different brand of music....although I started up singing mostly Reggae, I feel the need to truly express my versatility and my many moods which would be brought about with the different genres.”
The rising star is about to launch more songs including “She knows” amongst others. Different from "Hold My Peace" a Reggae single that has gotten him more into the spotlight and so far as being called the local ‘Jah Cure’. Simba would now leave others wondering what to call him as he releases this brand new dancehall track.
This new track really shows the young artiste's versatility as he makes out the girls who know exactly what they do to guys and was written by Simba himself. Simba expressed his plans of giving back to society.
Already with a number of great releases under his belt (Hello, All I Need, Let Jah Be Your Best Friend), both locally and internationally - having stretched his paws as far as Tanzania and Colombia- the young Lion says he's not stopping there. When asked of what more he has in store in the near future and beyond, he simply smiles and affirms that the only thing to expect from Simba Amani is the unexpected.
IJAH : :
Brand New Reggae/R&B Vibes By Mtl's Own .....Ijah !!
Look Out For The Mixtape "World Inna Stress" Dropping In October.....hosted by The USA's #1 Sound ...straight out Of Florida!! More on that in days to come...Share This , Spread It, Put It On REPEAT!!
From Suga Roy:
I give thanks to Jah for inspiring me with this idea to do this album "Suga Roy And Conrad Crystal Universal Tribute To Gregory Isaacs” featuring Fantan Mojah and Luciano on separate tracks.
The album has tracks such as ‘Night Nurse’, ‘All I Have Is Love’,
‘Universal’, ‘Tune In’, ‘Hard Drugs’, ‘Border’ plus 12 more classic tracks. I respect Gregory very much as an icon of reggae music; he was one of the greatest singer/songwriter in culture and lovers rock reggae and was one of my idols since I was a youth.
I love his music so much that in 2004 I teamed up with Conrad Crystal to do a remake of the Gregory classic ‘Love Overdue’ and that remake was a success for me and Conrad Crystal; everywhere we performed it, people loved it.
In 2006 I did a remake of ‘Soon Forward’ with Gregory Isaacs himself! It was a great experience for me to work with him as one of the great living icons at that time.
This new album is produced by Leroy ‘Suga Roy’ More for Fire Ball Records label. I want everyone to support this album.
Nov 3 - Cafe Antokia, Bilbao, SPAIN NOv 6 - Salah Wah Wah, Valencia, SPAIN Nov 7 - Sala Penelope, Madrid, SPAIN Nov 8 - Sala Lopez, Zaragoza, SPAIN Nov 9 - Apolo, Barcelona, SPAIN Nov 10 - New Morning, Paris, FRANCE Nov 11 - La Kaserne, Basel, SWITZERLAND Nov 12 - Leon Kavallo, Milan, ITALY Nov 15 - McCormack's, Leipzig, GERMANY Nov 18 - Passport, Athens, GREECE
THE GREEN Thu/Oct-27 – San Francisco, CA – Slim’s Fri/Oct-28 – Los Angeles, CA – The Roxy Sat/Oct-29 – Santa Ana, CA – Yost Theatre Tue/Nov-01 – Dallas, TX – HOB Cambridge Wed/Nov-02 – Austin, TX – Antone’s Thu/Nov-03 – New Orleans, LA – HOB Parish Fri/Nov-04 – Birmingham, AL – Zydeco Sat/Nov-05 – Atlanta, GA – Masquerade – Hell Stage Sun/Nov-06 – Jacksonville, FL – Jack Rabbits Tue/Nov-08 – Orlando, FL – The Social Wed/Nov-09 – Ft. Lauderdale, FL – Culture Room Thu/Nov-10 – Vero Beach, FL – Filthy McNasty’s Fri/Nov-11 – Satellite Beach, FL – Sports Page Sat/Nov-12 – Charleston, SC – Pour House Sun/Nov-13 – Raleigh, NC – Lincoln Theatre Tue/Nov-15 – Charlottesville, VA – The Southern Wed/Nov-16 – New York, NY – Highline Ballroom Thu/Nov-17 – West Chester, PA – The Note Fri/Nov-18 – Baltimore, MD – The 8×10 Sat/Nov-19 – Cambridge (Boston), MA – Middle East Sun/Nov-20 – Portland, ME – Port City Music Hall Mon/Nov-21 – Clifton Park (Albany), NY – Northern Lights Wed/Nov-23 – Rochester, NY – Water Street Music Hall
Collie Buddz w/ Gappy Ranks and New Kingston
October 27, 2011 – San Luis Obispo, CA – SLO Brewing Company
October 28, 2011 – San Diego, CA – House of Blues
October 29, 2011 – West Hollywood, CA – Roxy Theatre
October 30, 2011 – Las Vegas, NV – Henderson Pavilion
October 31, 2011 – Reno, NV – Knitting Factory Concert House
November 2, 2011 – Sacramento, CA – Harlow’s
November 3, 2011 – Santa Cruz, CA – The Catalyst
November 4, 2011 – San Francisco, CA – The Fillmore
November 5, 2011 – Chico, CA – Senator Theatre
November 6, 2011 – Arcata, CA – Arcata Theatre
November 8, 2011 – Ashland, OR – Historic Ashland Armory
November 9, 2011 – Bend, OR – Domino Room @ Midtown
November 10, 2011 – Eugene, OR – WOW Hall
November 11, 2011 – Portland, OR – Mt. Tabor Theatre
November 12, 2011 – Seattle, WA – Showbox at the Market
November 13, 2011 – Victoria, BC – Club9one9
The Mighty Diamonds Oct 2011 Oct 27: TBA Hartford, CT Oct 28: One Pelham East 270 Thames St. Newport, RI Oct 29:Bambou Baltimore 229 N. Franklintown Rd. Baltimore, MD
Mon Oct 31:The Funky Buddha 2621 North Federal Highway Boca Raton, FL
THE MIGHTY DIAMONDS WITH THE YELLOW DUB SQUAD Oct 27: The Saint 601 Main Street Asbury Park, NJ Oct 28: One Pelham East 270 Thames St. Newport, RI Oct 29:Bambou Baltimore 229 N. Franklintown Rd. Baltimore, MD Oct 30:Club Footprints 4185 Snapfinger Woods Dr Decatur, GA Oct 31:2621 North Federal Highway Boca Raton, FL
PATO BANTON TOUR 28-Oct-2011    New Orleans, LA    Club Caribbean    More Details 19-Nov-2011    Downtown Miami, FL    Bayside Rocks Festival
Fri - Oct 28th - HARVEST FEST REGGAE VIBEZ - Willitz Grange, California
October 29, The Bambou, 229 N. Franklintown Road, Baltimore, Maryland
November 12, Lou Rawls Theater, Florida Memorial College, 15800 NW 42nd Avenue, Miami Gardens, Florida
Nov. 12 - Humboldt HempFest - Mateel Community Center, Redway
For more info, please visit
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Bernard 'Touter' Harvey [Soul Syndicate/Wailers/Inner Circle; keyboards] is born. 1969:  Twiggy (Marie Gittens) [54-46] is born. (some say b. October 10) 1971:  Republic of the Congo becomes Republic of Zaire. 1990:  Nelson Mandela visits Japan. 2000:  Drummer Winston Grennan passes away after experiencing respiratory complications.

Natty Dread Essential cause Reggae have it's Credentials; Yes Reggae Has It's Credentials from Sea to Shining Sea, You Seet !

Friday, October 21, 2011

The Letters From Santi Chacon: Artists Remember What You Write as a Public Figure IS YOU

We've decided to do a little promotions work for an artist who wrote us this week. no doubt if you spend the time to read all the way to the end you will hoot and holler at the outcome.
It seems so clear to us that everyone wants everything for free - what's up with that ? nothing is free, not even the air you breathe. everything that requires effort has a cost. be it physical, social or economic - there is a cost.

We've also noticed that when artists are entering a market without management and or counsel on their career; it seems they are under an impression that because they are releasing what they consider the next great masterpiece - everyone should drop everything and instantly feign total devotion to it.

Remember Jesus Walks ? Yeah Kanye surely does that's why he changed up his game so quickly.
The fact is, their music is not alone on that release day, ever. This is why artists like Beyonce and Kanye West plan their drops with the events that occur and correspond to their music. They actively seek out publicity, not repel it. Who could forget Kanye at the Macy's Thanksgiving Parade after being booed just days before. that's what good PR is all about, working and airplay.

Even more so, artists who are serious about their careers, must learn to take every advantage and make it gold. Regardless of how small, it is an opportunity to be noticed apart from the crowd. This is how Amber Rose ended up becoming the hottest face of 2011. she didn't say a word, but she let her presence establish her place in the entertainment market. That's why she has a commercial endorsement from a major liquor manufacturer featuring a custom designed bot which looks unmistakably like Amber Rose.

That's how you work PR. every picture can help to put you in the spotlight for however long you use it properly. Amber Rose left Ford Modeling Agency and went straight to the top in a flash; after she learned how to work her PR game.

You just have to decide which way to step out of the crowd

Following this, is a conversation by email that we engaged in and just found it too hilarious to not share. No doubt this artist Santi Chacon will wish he had chosen his words more professionally; when this little gem circumnavigates the music networks and lists - like Linked-in where we received our first email from him.

From the way he ended the conversation after we had finished it - he forgot that his negatives might end up decorating one of google' s dark corners, With His Name On It.

This conversation has not been doctored in any fashion. it is re-posted exactly as written; and commented outside of the original to retain the flow and clarity.

Get yourself a nice fatty and a cool drink to enjoy with our friday Whether Report. todays question is Whether or Not he realized that we'd actually still publish the piece we offered to do.

Hmmmmm..... Inquiring Minds Surely Want to Know

This is the Beginning of the exchange between Myself and Santi Chacon
We are a Radio Station - Our global reach is what you want obviously. That's why you asked us to Play your music.
You Wrote Us :
On 08/06/11 4:12 PM, Santi Chacon wrote: -------------------- I choose just a few professional that I admire in my LinkedIn community, and was hoping that you could provide some feedback on my new composition.
I need to work out somethings and prepare for the final mix. What better time then to solicit feedback from those I admire most.The New Tune Is Called: Round-n-Round.If you don't mind I will send you a note when I incorporate your feedback into the final song and make it available.
(end of first Santi Chacon Note)
FYI, we have at least 1500 new submissions weekly from all over the music genre. we play what works in our format. when we take the time to do a special on an artist, it's because we see potential in that artist that we'd like to showcase to our listening audience.
We graciously extended our offer of a special written about you. However you seem to be uninterested and that's not a problem for us.
we want you to see it from the viewpoint of our visitors - they want new material; which is worthy of their time and interest. That is why after seeing one of our YouTube videos asking 5 simple questions - the Prime Minister of Jamaica stepped down a few weeks ago. This was following one of our three year investigations and revelations to our audience and Jamaica about his secret deeds while in office. - see Tivoli Stories.
We are consistent in quality; Always.This is how we've continued to grow and maintain our large and diverse subscriber/listener population since 1999.
This is the response from Santi Chacon - which is where the issue begins
On Thu, Oct 20, 2011 at 5:28 AM, <> wrote:
I am not looking to advertise i was simply trying to make my music available to you without you having to wait, since you made the request for my music several months ago. If you are going to remove it after a week or so- then maybe this isn't going to be a productive relationship. Please let me know if this is what you are telling me. I may have misunderstood. I was simply extending this as a courtesy to you.
Santi Chacon
BadGalsRadio continues :
As a Radio Station - we ask support of those whos' music we promote, if they desire Long-Term Promotion. That's what You asked for. You wrote us and asked to put Your Widget on Our Site, Remember ? No doubt you realize that Mercedes Benz, BMW, Porsche and the others pay us for the space they take up - and so do the artists/record companies who advertise with us. we limit our artist ads to three and that's because we choose very carefully what we'd like our reputation linked to. many ask but most are refused. Honestly after considering your response to us, we think that you should survey the other stations that you have relationships with for FREE space. No doubt you'll find it and we hope it works out for you. We wish you the best in your career, Regards, ~RE Ausetkmt Owner and Publisher // Reality in a Foundation Sound
Santi Chacon again Writes Us Saying
On Thu, Oct 20, 2011 at 5:28 AM, <> wrote:
I am not looking to advertise i was simply trying to make my music available to you without you having to wait, since you made the request for my music several months ago. If you are going to remove it after a week or so- then maybe this isn't going to be a productive relationship. Please let me know if this is what you are telling me. I may have misunderstood. I was simply extending this as a courtesy to you.
Santi Chacon
The Guitarist
-------- Original Message -------- Subject: Re: hi From: RE Ausetkmt <> Date: Thu, October 20, 2011 1:27 am To:,
Hello Santi: nice to hear back from you. I'd be happy to write about your new piece and add your widget to the story.If you'd like permanent placement on our site for a widget, you can of course purchase advertising space. we are very reasonable and generate more than 2 million hits every month.Best Regards,
~RE // Reality in a Foundation Sound
On Wed, Oct 19, 2011 at 6:15 PM, <> wrote:
Earlier you sent me the email below: although i am not finished if you would like to display my music i wouldn't mind you sharing my player / widget on your site,
This is where the conversation clearly indicates that he thinks he is doing us a favor by using our advertising space and visitors gratis .

Oh Joy !

this will allow any one who wants to hear my new releases -then after i finished the final mixes and mastering of the cd i can forward you the MP3's, I just didn't want you to wait any longer then you have to.
please let me know your thoughts, and direct you to the code that you will just put up on your sight to display that.
please email me at this is my new email address- this one is going away soon. Thanks so much for the support.
Santi Chacon
The Guitarist
-------- Original Message -------- Subject: RE: hi From: RE Ausetkmt via LinkedIn <> Date: Thu, August 11, 2011 4:41 pm To: Santi Chacon <>


RE Ausetkmt has sent you a message.
Date: 8/11/2011
Subject: RE: hi
very nice acoustic jazz piece. I'd love to hear the rest of the album when you release it. BadGalsRadio would be proud to debut your new works.
just let us know -
On 08/06/11 4:12 PM, Santi Chacon wrote: -------------------- I choose just a few professional that I admire in my LinkedIn community, and was hoping that you could provide some feedback on my new composition. I need to work out somethings and prepare for the final mix. What better time then to solicit feedback from those I admire most. The New Tune Is Called: Round-n-Round. If you don't mind I will send you a note when I incorporate your feedback into the final song and make it available. If you enjoy my sound please go to my website and become a fan by entering your email. Thank you so much!  

This is the final reply from Santi Chacon to a dead conversation which wasn't even signed - sad indeed..

You seem to have forgot that you wrote the following email address so i was giving you an alternative: But the back and forth seems very unprofessional. I have a ton more offers in regards to airing my music. Please don't email back.
Artists, Please take a wee bit of advice from an industry professional - NEVER EVER EVER EVERRRRR DO WHAT Santi Chacon has done. His total demeanor and lack of ability to comprehend his own request to us; makes it clear that he needs guidance away from negative promotion.

One of the first things you do when you want help is ask for help genuinely as possible. when you get an offer, you take it. every small step is a step forward. Instead Santi Chacon made the mistake of directly working backwards; because of his ego. Ego is something that ends alot of great careers before the artists are able to accomplish enough in the music market to get a royalty. Think Vybz Kartel. He gets his money from his sales of Rum; Condoms; and now Bleaching Soap. none of these products is related to a music royalty.

Go to your favorite brick and mortar record store and ask for Vybz Kartel; or even ask your favorite radio station to play him. Yeah..

You see the music business is a very strange and touchy feely place. so basically if you are looking to get ahead in that arena, you need to be ready to be both touched and felt out. Obviously Santi Chacon wasn't.

We still wish him well, however you won't be hearing anything from him on mostly because None of His Music is Even Released.
So you see folks, this fracas was all about Unreleased, Unmixed music, from an artist whos' still showing us that he's not sure what he's doing.
Artists - Please have music when you ask folks to play it, and be ready to accept any help you get; because most folks don't bother to help new artists at all.

Here on you've seen us break new artists music over and over. most of those artists go on to bigger and better things. This is what we hoped for Santi Chacon, however he seems reluctant to accept reality. We simply wanted him to know that we're willing to promote him in anyway that he desires. even by showing his exact words.

Artists Remember What You Write as a public figure IS YOU

This is good advice for Artist on how it goes down and Why You Gotta Be YOU if You Wanna Be Recognized. You have to call your shots and plan your steps. Never let your dream become clouded by your lack of commitment to it. Put your whole YOU into it, and then show us what you're working with.

Now Hol Dat

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