Wednesday, November 23, 2005

Get your petrol for 5-10p per litre less...

...Well maybe! At the moment the idea is just a twinkle in someone's eye and something I noticed in the latest e-newsletter from Martins Money Tips. It costs nothing to register your interest in participating, and we all know nothing ventured = nothing gained. If this organisation gets enough interested participants then the idea may well get the green light to offer those registered discounted petrol. Check it out by clicking here and see the FAQ section for answers to the obvious questions.

Monday, November 07, 2005

Bob Marley unknown demo gets new release

A never before released Bob Marley song believed to have been recorded in a Miami bedroom in 1979 will be found on the upcoming compilation "Africa Unite: The Singles Collection." Due Nov. 8 via Island/Tuff Gong/UME, the set features "Slogans," the master tape of which was revisited in 2003 by Marley's sons Ziggy and Stephen. Chris Blackwell the former Island boss and Marley producer gives an intriguing insight into each track click here. Meanwhile Bob's son Damian was cristal clear when he recently had a puff with 'Diddy' click here.

Friday, November 04, 2005

John Peels 7" box of specials - Reggae flavoured

I found 8 reggae flavoured tunes in the John Peel much favoured singles box list (did I miss any?) Click here to see the list in full.

8. Arthur K Adams - Wildwood flower + It's a wild, wild, wild, wild wildwood flower (JETSTAR)
56. Lee Perry - Bafflin' smoke signal + Black smoke signal (BLACK ARC) 1978
60. Max Romeo - Sipple out deh' Lee Perry + Revelation (UPSETTER)
75. Paul Blake & The Blood Fire Posse - Every posse get flat + Flat out (STUDIO WORK) 1984
117. The Upsetters - Bucky skank + Yucky skank (DOWN TOWN)
118. The Upsetters - Key card + Domino game (DL INTERNATIONAL)
121. The Versalites - Cutting rasor + Black belt Jones (DL INTERNATIONAL)
141. Yami Bolo - Richer than Cory (JAMAICA INTERNATIONAL)

Nice article in the Sunday Times click the link below to read.

Wednesday, November 02, 2005

Alpha and Omega Dubplates available online

Veteran Reggae/Dub producers/label Alpha & Omega now offer limited exclusivity dubplate mixes of some of their productions via their ebay store 'Dubshop.' You can listen to a sample of the track and then buy an mp3 download of it instantly. As well as their own productions which currently number 30 dubplate mixes they are also offering some dubs from Disciples (6), Jonah Dan (10) and Vibronics (3). The mixes are priced very economically. I havent yet seen any statement about how exclusive they will remain i.e. once three mixes sell, will they be listed again... and again? Very enterprising of A&O to provide this online facility. I will watch closely to see if this is something microphonic can exploit in future and in the meantime hope they have lots of success, they deserve it.