"If you get down and you quarrel everyday,
You’re saying prayers to the devils, I say. Wo-oh-ooh!"
– Bob Marley, Positive Vibration, 1975
Why not help one another on the way? Make it much easier. (Just a little bit easier)
Say you just can’t live that negative way, If you know what I mean; Make way for the positive day, 'Cause it's news (new day) - news and days - New time (new time), and if it’s a new feelin’ (new feelin’), yeah! - Said it’s a new sign (new sign): Oh, what a new day!
Pickin’ up? Are you pickin’ up now? Jah love - Jah love (protect us);
"Yeah, we’ve been trodding on the winepress much too long:
Babylon system is the vampire, yeah! (vampire)
Suckin’ the children day by day, yeah!
Me say: de Babylon system is the vampire, falling empire,
Suckin’ the blood of the sufferers, yeah!
From the very day we left the shores
Of our Father’s land (rebel),
We’ve been trampled on (rebel),
Oh now! (we’ve been oppressed, yeah!) Lord, Lord, go to …"
He was a really photogenic chap, I think. The huge mass of dreadlocks, and his very lined skin is what does it, I think.
It always makes me think, because often people who are photogenic, men or women, often aren’t necessarily attractive in real life, and vice versa. The camera brings out a quality in a person’s face that you can’t seem to see in real life.
Isn’t that odd?
The thing that’s really strange is how so much of our culture is based on photographed images of famous people - and people try and replicate that look, which is funny, because I think that the way a person looks in reality and in their photos is so separate, it’s hardly worth trying to emulate a photo. Add photo retouching to the mix and you are left with a truly laughable goal - trying to make yourself look like someone else who you’ve only ever seen in photos.