RIP Gregory Isaacs, The Cool Ruler

Gregory Isaacs 1951-2010

One of the most difficult aspects of being a recording artist is that you must compete with all the music previously created – it’s all still here. How can you update an existing form? In some ways, it is harder to come second, and to try to improve or change things […]

Sirius XM Hosts Playing for Change on "The Joint"

Master guitarist Louis Mhlanga settles in at Sirius XM

The Joint is one of the best stations on Sirius XM, so you can imagine how proud I was to introduce the Playing for Change band to Pat McKay. She happens to be one of the most gracious and competent personalities in all radio, and […]

Jamaica Public Broadcasting's Library Ransacked

BBC News reported last week that the archives of the Jamaican Public Broadcasting Company, had been ransacked and deteriorated, resulting in thousands historic tapes and other media being stolen, destroyed and/or lost. With 80% of its contents gone, a year-long search has turned up NOTHING. This sad but detailed article from BBC mentions a “culture […]