RRR! Happy to see that the Jamaica Observer used two of my photos for a feature on a concert I recently shot. Hoping more things come!
I was shocked to hear the recent news of the tragic death of one of the island’s most talented and promising poets, Clayton “DubMaster” Lynch, a member of the group LSX, and a firebrand on the creative circuit. There aren’t words to say when yet another one of our creative souls is gone too soon. Fellows like Clayton have what I label “fuel”. Boundless, passionate energy that resonates far beyond what our eyes can see. Last night, I saw this energy return, resonating in Lynch’s new form and through his group member Jerome “Grandmaster Sage”, soaring upwards and forwards. There wasn’t much I could even say. My silence was reverence and reflection. I just observed the steady outpouring of words and memories and remembered the laugh, the smile, and the ‘fuel’ that I got from Lynch on so many different occasions, whether it was a Tony’s bar or any of the other poetry places I saw him perform. We respect tears when tears should be shed, and we respect heart, especially one like his. I Wish him safe travels on the next trod.
Usain Bolt’s Tracks and Records restaurant kicked off its live music series recently with shows by artistes like Kabaka Pyramid and Sizzla Kalonji. I passed through the I-Octane show and took some pictures, with help from my friend Justin Awn. Good vibes!
Hung out at a cool spot called Nanook on 20 Burlington avenue. It’s a weekly jam where anyone is welcome to perform with professional musicians as a backing band.