Rastafari! Haile Selassie! Praise Jah! :-) It's Tuesday, which just means more videos from Reggae In The Desert this past weekend! Woo hoo! Here's Mykal Rose performing the Black Uhuru classic Shine Eye Gal. The Man is smoooooooooooth personified.
And here's another one from Freddie McGregor, performing a medley of some of his classic hits Let Him Try, Loving Pauper, and I Was Born A Leader.
This is the Legendary Don Carlos performing Rude Boy (Go Easy). The Man still has some dance moves! ;-) The annoying bitch screaming couldn't be avoided. She was standing right next to me.
My photo camera is broken, which is why I've been shooting nothing but video lately. I gotta find a place here in town that fixes cameras, although I'm really getting burned out on taking them. The limits of the format are getting to me. As of now, I like doing video more. It's a simpler, easily shareable, more accessible format that really allows you to get a feel of how the gig was and what it was all about. I bought a Sony HD Webbie camera back in 2009 and it sat unopened in a box on a shelf for over a year before I touched it. I have no idea why. My Brother Victor gave me a Flip camera for Christmas, telling me the website needed more videos on it, and I'm starting to embrace the idea. We'll see how long it lasts.
Andy from Surrounded By Thieves sent me this flyer for his upcoming gig, and I post it up here to make a point. Bands, you need to promote! I hate turning down invites to gigs that I get sent 24 hours beforehand, usually because I've already made plans days or weeks ahead. And I definitely ain't gonna track down flyers to promote your gigs on my own time, so get off your apathetic asses and send that flyer you took a whole 3 minutes putting together out! LOL Facebook invites aren't the only way to spread the word about your upcoming gig. Stop being lazy. Promote! And go to this gig @ Yayo Taco next month with Surrounded By Thieves. ;-)
Just like yesterday, I'm gonna leave you with a video I've been sitting on for a while now, shot @ Jake's Bar in Lake Havasu when 3 Las Vegas bands invaded that place for a night of drunken shenanigans last month. Here's the Happy Campers doing a song called Buried Alive, and Thanx to Mr. Charisma himself Chad for telling me the name of it. <3 And The Heroine and The People's Whiskey are playing @ the Divebar tonight! Should be a fun gig. See ya there!