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Saturday, March 15th, 2008
5:39 pm - Correct lyrics request: Traveling Man

Much love and sunshine to you, JBB fans!

Who can give me the correct lyrics for Traveling Man? No matter how much I keep listening (over and over, and over some more), I still can't make out all the words properly... Frustrating, don't you agree? :) Thank you.

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Friday, September 22nd, 2006
1:03 am - Damn It!!

I want Kevin back! The group still throws a rocking show but man its just not the same.

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Wednesday, November 16th, 2005
8:09 pm - JBB Rochester November 18th

I don't even care that no one will respond to this haha.
Anyone going to the Rochester show?
(no answer? alright then!)
Well I am haha and I'm hella excited. Haven't seen them since grassroots, as I was reminded by mr pookie. I'm SO ready... the Jami show kinda sucked ass, so this is gonna make up for it.

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Friday, March 25th, 2005
2:10 pm - I have come all this way to tell you all that I love you

I have terrible news.
I just recieved this email from the i-town mailing list:

Rest In Peace Justin Hinds (1942-2005)

"Justin Hinds, the legendary lead singer of Justin Hinds & TheDominoes, long-time (and long-underrated) pioneers of Jamaican music from the Treasure Isle camp, has died of lung cancer on Wednesday, March 16, 2005.
This, interestingly enough, was two days before I did my second MP3 mix at Halcyon The Shop (http://www.halcyonline.com), which incidentally features the 1970 classic, "Botheration", not knowing that he had passed away until after my selection date later on that night at New York's 2i's.
Amongst tunes like "Botheration", Justin Hinds & The Dominoes(Junior Dixon and Dennis Sinclair) were famous for classics such as "Carry Go Bring Come (Jezebel)", and "The Higher TheMonkey Climbs", and "Drink Milk", and have since recorded for Island Records and Nighthawk Records in America.As a solo artist carrying on the music, Justin boasted two live albums, one recently released by Trojan - "Let's Rock", as well as the landmark Grassroots Festival live album performed with John Brown's Body.
Roots Dynamic will continue to spread the works of Justin Hinds & The Dominoes throughout the time to come."

In light of this, I'd like to share my experience with Justin Hinds.This is what I wrote in my "roots" journal:
"The first JBB show (backing Justin Hinds) was superb. (My second JBB show). Mr. Hinds is one incredible performer! And what a crazy creature - he reached down, touching hands, and he took mine - it was incredibly powerful."

That night was one of the two times I've ever seen Justin Hinds perform. I didn't think a great deal about it. But he did strike me. The first thing that caught my attention and proved immediately to me that he was a patron saint of my goals in life, was what he said upon opening the first show.
"Greetings...I travel a long way to be here with you tonight just to tell you how much I love you, and to remind you of something you may forget about".
I've never in my own culture heard anyone say "I love you" in an impersonal context, because sadly, this is not something that western culture encourages. Brotherly love, (or... human love?). This is all I want. I want for people to be able to stop on the streets and ask strangers how they are. I don't want to be afraid of people, I want dirty homeless people to come up to me and hug me (it's happened and it was awesome). Justin Hinds is the ONLY person I've ever experienced (even overlooking all of the wonderful people and artists that are trying to change the shitty values of this culture), the only person who actually spreads this kind of ideal. If you listen to his music, if you dance, if you smile, you can feel it.
At that show, I was up in the front, dancing and absolutely loving it, it was a wonderful show and like I said, Justin Hinds is a wonderful performer. Full of love. He comes over and starts shaking hands with people, and only for a brief moment he looks at me and takes my hand. This was nothing at all like some famous hot person grabbing people's hands at a concert. This person actually CARED about everyone in the audience, and he actually cared about CONNECTING with people. That touch was a connection. His hand was strong, his palms were lighter than his skin, that hand was a Jamaican hand. It was spiritual, and wonderfully foreign. And yet, I giggled.

Following are the few photos that I took at these shows:

I have also uploaded, for a couple days, one track from the Justin Hinds/ JBB show cd (from Grassroots 2002). Please listen to it and smile and dance for him.

Please look at him as an example for all of us.

x-posted to johnbrownsbody

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Saturday, January 29th, 2005
12:47 pm - JBB massive, where you at?!


Hahaha wow, this is sad but I'm gonna post anyway!

I'm going to make a wild guess that there are no members here because of the incredible power of the jbb site forum. (but this is so much easier for me to access... so hell wit em).

Just saw JBB last night @ Waterstreet Music Hall with The Virginia Coalition - rocked rocked rocked. VC was great too... except they sounded exactly like Barenaked Ladies... who I love so it's ok. Haha.

Anywho, they're finally announced the release of the album in April, but I know it's done and I'm super excited. Elliott has had a lot of new songs and he really is fabulously and inhumanly amazing. I have to say, out of the whole band, I look up to him the most... much as I think Silas is a sweet and wonderful human being, and everyone else very kind human beings, Elliott really is otherworldly. So good for him.

Anyway, great show, tons and tons of people turned out. Rochester kicks ass when there's music happening. It sounded like they really loved the band and a lot of people were already fans. There was Niel, this older dude drenched in patchouli that talked to us and walked around giving people hugs and telling everyone he loved them. And this one crazy jbb nerd kid who would pout when they didn't play what he knew, but he would dance like crazy and sing all loud when they did. There were so many people who would smile and give you that familiar look when you were both singing the words. Probably one of the few shows that I actually didn't pay that much attention to the band. And defnitely the only time I've ever been so squished in a crowd and didn't care at all (well alcohol helps that, but ... um... love does too).

Peace to all and I look forward to seeing if anyone posts here ever. Rock on

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Monday, August 23rd, 2004
7:35 pm

welcome to a community of jbb fans!

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