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Coming to SNWMF 2012: Linton Kwesi Johnson

Posted by Daniel 
Coming to SNWMF 2012: Linton Kwesi Johnson
February 09, 2012 12:14AM
Re: Coming to SNWMF 2012: Linton Kwesi Johnson
February 09, 2012 12:21AM
long time been waiting for this 1* give thanks for the opportunity to see one of the great dub poets of time.
Re: Coming to SNWMF 2012: Linton Kwesi Johnson
February 09, 2012 12:28AM
YEEEEEEES!!!!thumbs up Peeing my pantsdrinking smiley
Re: Coming to SNWMF 2012: Linton Kwesi Johnson
February 09, 2012 12:43AM
I am speechless right now. SOOOOO stoked I can't even express!!!! Daniel, Warren - everyone who has put up with me requesting his return for the past decade, etc. - THANK YOU, THANK YOU, THANK YOU!!!!! This lineup is awesome, going to be the best year ever.
Re: Coming to SNWMF 2012: Linton Kwesi Johnson
February 09, 2012 12:51AM
Boom! Been too long since I seen LKJ.
Re: Coming to SNWMF 2012: Linton Kwesi Johnson
February 09, 2012 12:53AM
I knew this one would please you Dubguy, and I'm in the same boat!!
Re: Coming to SNWMF 2012: Linton Kwesi Johnson
February 09, 2012 12:57AM
My sentiments exactly Iyah, Dub & Mike.......Been a long time waiting for this artist. Give thanks for the solid line up so far and LKJ!
Re: Coming to SNWMF 2012: Linton Kwesi Johnson
February 09, 2012 01:14AM
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Dubguy
I am speechless right now. SOOOOO stoked I can't even express!!!! Daniel, Warren - everyone who has put up with me requesting his return for the past decade, etc. - THANK YOU, THANK YOU, THANK YOU!!!!! This lineup is awesome, going to be the best year ever.

What he said!!! (risking sounding like my teenage daughter... ) OMG!!!!!!
Re: Coming to SNWMF 2012: Linton Kwesi Johnson
February 09, 2012 01:41AM
Looking like a one day ticket this summer. Man, I'm banging my head against the wall with all these great acts being announced. Wrong year not to go.


Peace
Jeff



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Re: Coming to SNWMF 2012: Linton Kwesi Johnson
February 09, 2012 02:14AM
LKJ is a philosopher, first and foremost. Most people want to pigeonhole his meassge; 'He's an athiest' or He's a communist' or 'He's a working class Rasta Brit' or "He's a dubpoet rasta working class agnostic.' The man is a poet. Let him live without category.

But I say... Some Never Even Plant yet want to Reap,
If you run, be careful, try to look before you leap;
Took a little walk from my Vineyard...
Now I'm on my own
Now I'm left alone..
Re: Coming to SNWMF 2012: Linton Kwesi Johnson
February 09, 2012 02:16AM
OOOOOOOOOOOHHHHHHHHHHH!! It's on and crackalacking now!!!!

Hurrrry UPPPP! JUNE
Re: Coming to SNWMF 2012: Linton Kwesi Johnson
February 09, 2012 03:43AM
I just hope the interviewer in the press tent does their research before they interview him this time.

Peace



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Re: Coming to SNWMF 2012: Linton Kwesi Johnson
February 09, 2012 03:26PM
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J_72
I just hope the interviewer in the press tent does their research before they interview him this time.

Peace

Shouldn't be a problem... I hear there's gonna be quite a crew working the press tent this year....
AJ
Re: Coming to SNWMF 2012: Linton Kwesi Johnson
February 09, 2012 03:48PM
thumbs up

The two times I have seen LKJ it was not just his words, but the incredible music/sounds coming from The Dennis Bovell Dub Band.
This one's going to be nice!!!
Re: Coming to SNWMF 2012: Linton Kwesi Johnson
February 09, 2012 05:28PM
Agreed AJ!
Re: Coming to SNWMF 2012: Linton Kwesi Johnson
February 09, 2012 05:29PM
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yellowberry
YEEEEEEES!!!!thumbs up Peeing my pantsdrinking smiley
I'm pooing my pants
Re: Coming to SNWMF 2012: Linton Kwesi Johnson
February 09, 2012 07:00PM
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Jr.Bong
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yellowberry
YEEEEEEES!!!!thumbs up Peeing my pantsdrinking smiley
I'm pooing my pants

Ah snap...dunno if I can or want to top that oneeye rolling smiley

I'm jumping around the room on my left foot while peeing my pants.smiling bouncing smiley

Probably not a good idea to watch lkj while standing next to one another, we might cause a scene...hahahaha
Re: Coming to SNWMF 2012: Linton Kwesi Johnson
February 09, 2012 07:11PM
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Ras James
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J_72
I just hope the interviewer in the press tent does their research before they interview him this time.

Peace

Shouldn't be a problem... I hear there's gonna be quite a crew working the press tent this year....

I heard LKJ told some one to go and do their homework during his interview last time. Ken, I second guessed myself when I post the word "acts", as LKJ is anything but an act to entertain.

Peace
Re: Coming to SNWMF 2012: Linton Kwesi Johnson
February 09, 2012 10:17PM
LKJ and Dennis Bovell Dub Band were at one of my first SNWMF in Marysville, around 1997 and totally blew me away, I've seen him several times since and never been disappointed at all, I'm really looking forward to seeing him this year

Be well,

Eric V
Re: Coming to SNWMF 2012: Linton Kwesi Johnson
February 10, 2012 05:54PM
Snwmf for life
Re: Coming to SNWMF 2012: Linton Kwesi Johnson
February 10, 2012 07:10PM
What A Great Lineup This Year! Give Thanks from Puerto Rico for bringing some dub poetry to the festival! Yes I!!!
Re: Coming to SNWMF 2012: Linton Kwesi Johnson
February 11, 2012 04:00AM
dream come true. thank you snwmf family for making this one happen!
Re: Coming to SNWMF 2012: Linton Kwesi Johnson
February 11, 2012 07:12AM
This will be the highlight of 2012 for many im sure. George Lindo, he was a workin man! George Lindo, he was a family man! Forreal....while others keep up with the new stuff, I run these tunes morning, day, and night. Biggup snwmf for the crucial link.
Re: Coming to SNWMF 2012: Linton Kwesi Johnson
February 11, 2012 02:17PM
Super tough draw. Get ready for some supreme edutainment. Babylon's ears are going to get scorched.
Re: Coming to SNWMF 2012: Linton Kwesi Johnson
February 11, 2012 03:23PM
he did a reading at a local community college
long time fan i was psyched to see him
not sure if he was just having a bad day, but he seemed
kind of angry and at the end just flew out the door
no questions no , no greets, no nada

would love to see him backed by dennis
a
Re: Coming to SNWMF 2012: Linton Kwesi Johnson
February 21, 2012 09:23PM
Daniel,

Deep regards for the LKJ booking at SNWMF. The last time we had a chance to see LKJ and band was
at the Blumbershoot Fest 2002. He played every song in his book on that gig. Something overlooked in
the thread is the incredible ska music that these guys can deliver. Incredible riddems. LKJ and Dennis are
the real UK rockers.

Cheers Daniel!

The chico krew
Re: Coming to SNWMF 2012: Linton Kwesi Johnson
February 21, 2012 09:35PM
I share your sentiments Mr. Bassie but your words of thanks should be directed to Warren Smith, as he's the guy that books em. I just do the announcements.....
Re: Coming to SNWMF 2012: Linton Kwesi Johnson
February 22, 2012 01:29AM
Grrrrrreat ! as that cat on the cereal box sez..
Re: Coming to SNWMF 2012: Linton Kwesi Johnson
February 22, 2012 04:08AM
Some of my LKJ favs:











Re: Coming to SNWMF 2012: Linton Kwesi Johnson
February 25, 2012 02:36AM
Re: Coming to SNWMF 2012: Linton Kwesi Johnson
February 25, 2012 09:15AM
And I thought he was just an amazing dub poet....

"Linton Kwesi Johnson has been made an Associate Fellow of Warwick University (1985), an Honorary Fellow of Wolverhampton Polytechnic (1987) and received an award at the XIII Premo Internazionale Ultimo Novecento from the city of Pisa for his contribution to poetry and popular music (1990). In 1998 he was awarded the Premio Piero Ciampi Citta di Livorno Concorso Musicale Nazionale in Italy. In 2003 Johnson was bestowed with an honorary fellowship from his alma mater, Goldsmiths College. In 2004 he became an Honorary Visiting Professor of Middlesex University in London. In 2005 Linton Kwesi Johnson was awarded a silver Musgrave medal from the Institute of Jamaica for distinguished eminence in the field of poetry"



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Re: Coming to SNWMF 2012: Linton Kwesi Johnson
April 20, 2012 12:57AM
Re: Coming to SNWMF 2012: Linton Kwesi Johnson
April 20, 2012 01:21AM
Re: Coming to SNWMF 2012: Linton Kwesi Johnson
May 02, 2012 02:02AM
Which day pray tell?
Re: Coming to SNWMF 2012: Linton Kwesi Johnson
May 02, 2012 02:16AM
Saturday, June 23rd.......
Re: Coming to SNWMF 2012: Linton Kwesi Johnson
May 02, 2012 11:21PM
Daniel do know if LKJ and Bovell will be headlining that night or playing during the day? Thanks for any info!

Thinking about making a one day mission up and back from the bay area and don't want to miss these legends!
Re: Coming to SNWMF 2012: Linton Kwesi Johnson
May 02, 2012 11:27PM
Jimmy Cliff will be headlining that night, with LKJ & DB performing right before him. The lineup by day will be announced in the next week or so, so hold the faith till then.......
Re: Coming to SNWMF 2012: Linton Kwesi Johnson
May 03, 2012 03:32AM
The band amazes me as well....
Re: Coming to SNWMF 2012: Linton Kwesi Johnson
May 03, 2012 03:33AM
Thanks for the infos Daniel. Sounds brilliant. I look forward to looking at the daily line up announcement soon!
Re: Coming to SNWMF 2012: Linton Kwesi Johnson
May 31, 2012 04:56PM
Here's a video from 1979 of Dennis Bovell's band before he linked up with LKJ playing one of my favorite Matumbi selections: Guide Us



Re: Coming to SNWMF 2012: Linton Kwesi Johnson
May 31, 2012 05:58PM
I am bummed that I will miss his performance and SNWMF this year, hope everyone enjoys this special and rare occasion !
LKJ is one of a kind.
Re: Coming to SNWMF 2012: Linton Kwesi Johnson
June 08, 2012 02:57PM
LKJ hasn't performed in the USA in many years now and this will be his only US appearance, so don't miss it!

Enjoy some selections from Linto Kwesi Johnson and the Dennis Bovell Dub Band
Re: Coming to SNWMF 2012: Linton Kwesi Johnson
June 09, 2012 01:39PM
I can't over-state my anticipation for watching that great band of Mr. Bovell's wrap their music around the words & presence of LKJ---in 2012, I get to witness an artist & band I've wished to see for three decades...thank you, SNWMF.
Re: Coming to SNWMF 2012: Linton Kwesi Johnson
June 09, 2012 02:18PM
Loved Dennis Bovell's warmup set in 1998- a nice mix of lovers , dub and roots.

But I say... Some Never Even Plant yet want to Reap,
If you run, be careful, try to look before you leap;
Took a little walk from my Vineyard...
Now I'm on my own
Now I'm left alone..
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