May 25th, 2011
A couple weeks ago a listener sent me a link to site which pays tribute to Bob Marley – here it is. (Thanks to Hep for the tip.) 11 May was the 30th anniversary of Marley’s death and the site collects quotes from the man himself.
I posted a Bob Marley show a few years ago which was recorded here in Madison back in 1978. You can grab it here. And this is a performance of “Turn Your Lights Down Low” by Lauryn Hill.
Another Bob celebrated an anniversary recently: Bob Dylan turned 70 yesterday. Retrospectives are everywhere. You can’t swing a dead cat without hitting something looking back at his career. Magazines and newspapers have tons of articles, BBC radio has broadcast several shows covering various aspects of his career, and there are no doubt tons more. My favorite happens to be “Bob Dylan’s 10 Best Infrastructure Songs” at the Infrastructurist blog.
I’d hoped to find Jimi Hendrix’s version of “Drifter’s Escape” at YouTube to post here but, alas, it’s not there. In its stead we have The White Stripes doing “Isis”. Happy birthday Mr. Zimmerman.