Monday, October 29, 2007

Answering the Critics (2) (Webmaster Column)

Dubroom Online - Edition October 29, 2007


WWW, October 29 2007 - Yesterday, we mentioned the fact that the Dubroom has critics who will even go so far as to curse and insult this site as well as the people who read/post on our Message Boards.

Obviously, who Jah bless no man shall curse. There is no real threat, but the hatred and anger towards our independence is very noteworthy.

Just who are these people, and why do they do it?

At first glance, it looks like the criticasters have nothing in common. But there is a reason why they are bound together in their hatred towards this site and it's readers/visitors.

Give Thanks, One Love,
Messian Dread (Dubroom Webmaster)

Mikey Dread Needs (Y)our Prayers - A Message From The Dread At The Controls
Inglan Is A Bitch: Two Tone (MP3 Review)
Black Uhuru - Youths Of Eglington (Video)

Mikey Dread Needs (Y)our Prayers - A Message From The Dread At The Controls


WWW, October 2007 - Mikey Dread has been diagnosed with a Brain Tumor and is currently working towards his recovery. (His faith in) God helps him, as well as the recent birth of his son.

A message from the Dread at the Controls

This is an Official News Release from the "Dread At The Controls, Inc."

For months now, many of you have made inquiries about Mikey Dread. Mikey believes that it is important that his fans/friends/ and supporters know about his current health condition and the treatment he is currently undergoing, and what has happened to him since July, 2007.

There is certainly good news coming out of the DATC camp. The good news is that Monika's and Mikey's son was born healthy and strong on October 12, 2007 and he will run "Dread at the Controls "in the future.

The bad news is that Mikey Dread has been diagnosed with a Brian Tumor. He is in the care of the best Doctors at Duke University in North Carolina and is undergoing chemotherapy. Mikey is working towards recovery and does not give up his faith in God. God is watching out for him.

Mikey Dread's fans can contact him through email:

According to Mikey Dread, "Dread at the Controls reggae music and dubs music continues to Break down the Walls, internationally."

This is an official News Release from "Dread At The Controls, Inc."

My respect and love still stand to you.

Inglan Is A Bitch: Two Tone (MP3 Review)


WWW, October 2007 - TWO TONES: More than just a label. The Two Tones were Black and White. Two Tone Ska incorporated Reggae, Jamaican Ska and even Punk with the sole intention to chant down racism.

Most people will associate skinheads with white racists having more hair than brains. The bomber jacks, army boots: they're a too familiar sight in Europe and elsewhere.

Not too many people know, that the very word "skinhead" was used in Jamaica years before white racists would adopt a name of which they themselves do not even know the roots of. A 1960's track by Desmond Dekker called "Hippopotamus" makes a mention of them...

There's a similar thing going on with the word SKA. Reggae lovers will know, that the word refers to one of the predecessors of Reggae Music. Ska is Jamaican Music from the 1960's.

Ska is also music from the 1980's, centered around a label called TWO TONE. The name of the label was soon to become the name of a Movement, wherein a large part consisted out of anti-racist Skinheads who, you could say, knew their Roots.


1. "Night boat to Cairo" - Madness (1979)
2. "Special brew" - Bad Manners (1980)
3. "The selecter" - The Selecter (1979)
4. "Mirror in the bathroom" - The Beat (1980)
5. "Ghost town" - The Specials (1981)



Black Uhuru - Youths Of Eglington (Video)

Dubroom (DUB) Reggae Video Review

WWW, October 2007 - Michael Rose, Puma Jones and Duckie Simpson during the most successful days of Black Uhuru, backed up by an all-star band.

Black Uhuru was formed in the 1970's, subsequently changed membership and when Sly and Robbie became attached to the name Black Uhuru just as much as the singers themselves, things really started to roll.

The music became a Sly and Robbie project, in which they would and could express their continuous progressive view on the music. They would incorporate rock, electronica and all of this would be done in such a way that even the most conservative Reggae fan would not be able to deny the massive work called Black Uhuru.

In this video, we will meet with the group as they tour in the UK during 1981. A year wherein Black Uhuru would perform with an all-star band throughout Europe and the rest of the world in order to entertain a very diverse audience.


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