June 29, 2005


I spent yesterday contemplating the minor acheivements of my first twenty-something years of life and reminding myself, 'It's your one day of the year to do nothing - enjoy it!' And then I spent the rest of the day reading Tariq Ali's quasi-autobiography, which more or less shat on what my conscience was trying to say. So the background music for the first day of my new uniform number is "Revolution (Time is Now)", a brilliant single on the Wackies label that is credited to Leroy Heptones/Leroy Sibbles. Actually I just checked online and apparently Basic Channel reissued this with three tracks: the Wackies instr, Stranger Cole's "The Time is Now" and Leroy Heptones' "Revolution." I don't remember there being three tracks on the original. I am getting old and I have no idea what is going on. Actually, now that I think about it, I probably just mistyped the title when I was digitizing it. At this point, you are probably so confused that the only noble thing would be to direct you here to a far more definitive re-telling of the Wackies/Lloyd Barnes/diaspora story. Back to my nap.

Posted by Hua at June 29, 2005 10:36 AM