Just Like Music: “Back and Forth” 1994-Part I

The pessimism and moodiness that developed from being the child of an addict had settled into me by my thirteenth year. The Binge now seemed to be a permanent feature of life for my family. I reconciled myself to the fact that one day my mom wasn’t going to return after weeks of indulging her […]

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Just Like Music: “No Letting Go”, 2003

In the summer of 2002 the popularity of dancehall reggae in the US charts reached a new level. I welcomed the debut of songs like Sean Paul’s ‘Gimme The Light’ on BET, but as far as I was concerned my fellow Yankees were late to the party. Jamaica’s dancehall and roots reggae and the soca of […]

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‘Just Like Music’:Intro

“One good thing about music, when it hits you, you feel no pain…”-Bob Marley Earlier this week I decided to take advantage of Apple Music’s free three-month trial. Within twenty-four hours of signing up I knew that I was going to become a permanent subscriber to the service. I love music and can’t fathom an […]

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