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Thursday, June 16, 2011

Could you be quiet

A planned six-and-a-half-hour reggae festival on Fourth of July, run by a private promoter, has neighbors of the Washington Park amphitheater up in arms. They're complaining about the noise, but if the wind blows in the right direction and they just calm down and take a deep breath, it might not be so bad.

Comments (12)

Noticed that the link spells it "raggae" ... probably inadvertent on the O's part, but that is how it was once pronounced (at least in some quarters).

A six-and-a-half hour reggae festival? That's at least 4 songs.

I say let them play. Stir it up. One love. Redemption songs. If every island the size of Jamaica contributed a genre of music this rich and beautiful, the world would be a much better place.
I missed seeing Bob Marley when he canceled but I saw Peter Tosh and Jimmy Cliff and Toots and the Maytals, and some of Bob's sons.
Play on my brothers and sisters. You shouldn't have to be...

"Sitting here in Limbo
Waiting for the dice to roll.
Yeah, now, sitting here in Limbo,
Still got some time to search my soul.
Meanwhile, they're putting up a resistance,
But I know that my faith will lead me on."

Irie Mon.

West Hills Reggae? Sounds oxymoronic.

It's the only way black people are allowed to visit the West Hills without being accused of stealing bikes.

GW, I beg to differ. It's mostly white dudes with dirty, matted "dreads" and bad B.O. who go to these events in PDX.

I was talking about the bands ... (Or, maybe you were too)

Great irony from the city that doesn't tolerate much from street musicians in the core. But of course, if commerce is not being disrupted, who cares?

Don't worry about a thing. 'Cause every little thing is gonna be alright.

"Old pirates, yes, they rob I;
Sold I to the merchant ships,
Minutes after they took I
From the bottomless pit.
But my hand was made strong
By the hand of the Almighty.
We forward in this generation
Won't you help to sing
These songs of freedom?
'Cause all I ever have:
Redemption songs,
Redemption songs."

I would love to go, but I'm sure I'd have to sit next to this one and the rest of her clan.


The city does not 'tolerate much from street musicians?!'

Don't know which downtown you're talking about, but it's kind of hard to hear you over the 5 gallon drum kits and $H!++y guitar players around here.

Sounds like its time to promote a 3-day thrash metal festival up there.

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