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Monday, October 25, 2010

Gregory Isaacs.

I have had the chance to see Gregory Isaacs live a couple of times and he did not disappoint they were great performances start to finish. He was one of the first artists that I began to explore when I got into music. He just has tons of hits from roots to lovers. He will be missed but his music will live on .



Reggae singer Gregory Isaacs has died at his London home aged 59 after a lengthy battle with cancer. His family was with him until the end.

Best known for his 1982 hit, 'Night Nurse', Isaacs' smoother style of reggae epitomised the Lovers Rock sub-genre but he'd been recording since entering the Jamaican music scene in his teens. Isaacs' career began in the late 1960s and he later came to prominence in the following decade as a roots singer whose sufferer's songs gave him his first public recognition.

By the second half of the decade, Issacs' reputation as the Cool Ruler was sealed as his move into Lovers Rock overtook his roots material.

Isaacs had been diagnosed with liver cancer a year ago and the illness subsequently spread across the rest of his body.

His wife, Linda, said in a statement, "Gregory was well-loved by everyone, his fans and his family, and he worked really hard to make sure he delivered the music they loved and enjoyed. He will be greatly missed by his family and friends."

A prolific recording artist, it is estimated that Issacs had released over 50 albums since the start of his career and his last album, 'Isaacs Meets Isaac,' a collaboration with singer King Isaac, was released in 2008.


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ONE OF MY MANY FAVORITE COOL RULER TUNES.

Sunday, October 24, 2010

De Profundis @ UpperPlayground

I didn't get to make it to this opening this past first Thursday but i found some time in between arriving downtown and waiting for Sweet d to get off work.
Turned out that i haven't charged my camera batteries for a while. I only got off a couple of shot and she died. The rest of the photos are from the mytouch trey g.
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Thursday, October 21, 2010

Protester video

here are some videos that i took of the protesters hanging outside of the convention while people filed in to hear Obama speak yesterday.
enjoy............

This guy was protesting everything.

obama protesters

Bloodbath | Myspace Video



I followed this group around for a minute. They were "interviewing" people. It was kinda funny.

protesters

Bloodbath | Myspace Video



protesters part 3

Bloodbath | Myspace Video

Barak Obama

Yesterday Sweet D called me from work to remind me that Obama was in town to give a speech at the Convention Center and that since she works only 2 blocks from it that there would be traffic, protesters, streets blocked off, and a melting pot of crazy happening, meaning that i should get the camera and get down there to get some pics and make sure that we were able to get to pub quiz on time.
The scene was not as hectic as when Obama and Clinton came down in 08 and pretty much shut down all of downtown but it was crazy enough. I am not really political but being down there and listening to every ones gripes with this administration it only led me to believe that a lot of what they were mad about were things that Obama inherited when he came into office. The time he has been in office with all the initiatives that he has tried to push forth if you do not have a majority that will vote along party lines or have "bi-partisan" voting with the people in mind then you will not get much done. Then your words and slogans seem empty and creating a situation where the other party which was making it hard for you in the first place now have a platform to tear you down for not getting anything done. In my opinion they all serve their own interests and the interest of the people and or corporations that put money in their pockets and will say what they need to get what they want.
but enough of that here are some pics.
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Portland, Oregon - President Obama was in Oregon Wednesday night, trying to drum up support for Democratic gubernatorial candidate John Kitzhaber. Thousands gathered at the Oregon Convention Center in downtown Portland to hear the President speak.

The President told the crowd that he wanted them to understand that the recession started long before he took office. Saying 4,000,000 jobs were lost in the six months before he was sworn in. President Obama said, "You would have thought that given that crisis, when we got to Washington, Democrats and Republicans would come together, put politics aside, and deal with this once in a generation challenge. I hoped, I expected that we would move beyond the game playing and partisan bickering,and get to work."
**above article taken from : http://www.ktvl.com/articles/president-1197398-portland-oregon.html