Plastic Ono Band's Eclectic NY Lineup Includes Clapton, Midler

Yoko's back

There was great anticipation and mystery for the lineup of the New York show on the Plastic Ono Band‘s forthcoming five date tour, and the announcement this morning via Yoko Ono’s Twitter feed didn’t disappoint. The February 16 event will bring together original members of the Plastic Ono Band, Eric Clapton and […]

Black History Month: Happy Birthday Bob Marley and Babe Ruth

Bob Marley in fabric by Austin TX artist Barbara Lugge

Today is the 64th anniversary of the birth of Bob Marley and it is now 28 years since he left us. I have been to his birthplace, and it is still amazing to me to think that he made it from a place like […]

Michael Phelps to Get Weedies Deal?

Michael Phelps, the Olympic swimming champion and Sports Illustrated’s Sportsman of the Year 2008, has been photographed smoking marijuana (right).

Michael Phelps Taking an Expensive Hit

Apparently it occurred at the University of South Carolina, where he was visiting friends. You could say he was a “Game Cock” for a night (of smoking).

While […]

Saturday Morning Cartoons and Hip Hop

The Banana Splits (left) and Robert Nesta Marley, OM

Despite the similarities, Bob Marley’s “Buffalo Soldier” was probably not “inspired” by The Banana Splits. There is no denying, however (and no publishing credit either) that LL Cool J snagged the riff for “I’m Bad,” the opening cut off his second album, from the theme […]

RIP Vincent "Tartar" Ford

Vincent Ford, one of Bob Marley‘s best friends, has died at 68 in Jamaica. According to my favorite biography Bob Marley by Stephen Davis, “Tartar” and Bob shared a kitchen floor in Trench Town in the early 60s, with Bob in one corner of the room and Tartar in another.

These were the years in […]