Hail Mi Irieites,
Ms. Alvera Coke, the mother of the late Peter Tosh has passed away. Here is the statement from the estate of Peter Tosh:
The Peter Tosh Estate with great sadness acknowledges the passing of Alvera Coke. Born in Belmont Jamaica May 25, 1917- she passed at the same home in which she grew up, in her bed today. As the matriarch of the Tosh family she leaves behind the great legacy as the mother of Peter Tosh and grandmother of ten. Her grand spirit and guidance will be missed.
Ms. Coke, we give thanks and praises for your love and inspiration. Your son got up, stood up for justice and was the voice for the voiceless. I and I are forever thankful for your grace.
Yes Mi Irieites!
With only one more show to go, Eindhoven, we performed our second to last show in Amsterdam at the Melkweg, last night. And if the truth were known, the crowd was electrifying as ever. Please allow me to rephrase that; the “Nether Lands” has “Never Let us down.”
Incidentally, Al Anderson came backstage with his family. We had no idea he was there or else we would have presented him on stage for old time’s sake. Least we not forget that it was here in Holland that we shared the same stage with Al when he was one of the lead guitar players for Bob Marley and the Wailers, 35 years ago! Fret not, we hope to feature him for a brief moment in our long over due documentary. We hope that your wait will be significant..
On another note, I found time to check the Anne Frank museum here in Amsterdam and although the queue was halfway around the block, it was worth the wait, believe me. At first, I was feeling quite agitated, knowing that the tour bus would be leaving midday, sharp. I am already known for my lateness. But finally, we, (Rande the merchandise guy) and I got in viewed managed to view all; enlightening and forever memorable.
Anne Frank was Special. Her energy during those time will remain with me, forever.
Bless up everyone! Our first time in the Czech Republic. On the streets of Prague and I hope to be getting a treat tomorrow “Czech-ing” out the museums. Talks of viewing Mozart’s original manuscripts as well as a few Picassos. We shall see.
By the way, the show was great. Thanks for the hospitality Lukas, and those from Rastafari Radio…..
Yes Mi Irieites,
Just a “big up” to our good friend Donnie Edwards who turned 40 today, April 6th. Donnie, who has had a long standing Career with the Kansas City Chiefs, along with his wife Cathy and our “home boy” Frank, always whenever they can, make a tremendous effort to come and see us in the most obscure of places. Only three years ago, they came to Australia from Cali USA and went the distance with all our tour dates in that region.
Many happy returns Donnie. But please bear in mind that the body and bones will take on a whole different meaning from now on than when you were 39.