Recorded: Van Gelder Studio, Hackensack, NJ, July 11, 1958
Wilbur Harden - Flugelhorn
John Coltrane - Tenor Sax
Red Garland - Piano
Paul Chambers - Bass
Jimmy Cobb - Drums

The Temptations - Puzzle People Vinyl LP Released: 23 Sep 1969

A classic set of psychedelic soul from this fantastic 60s group! The record is one of the groundbreaking albums The Temptations cut with producer Norman Whitfield — and it’s a landmark session that perfectly showcases what Whitfield’s full-on, guitar-heavy, bassy-bottom style could do for the group! A few mellow cuts hearken back to earlier days — but there’s some excellent moments that really let the new sound shine — soaring out with trippier touches that are totally great! Highlights include the storming cut “I Can’t Get Next To You”, a trippy remake of “Hey Jude”, the original “Don’t Let The Joneses Get You Down”, and the haunting “Message From A Black Man” — one of the most righteous moments ever in late 60s Motown!



PLO: The Palestine Liberation Organisation (PLO) was created in 1964 with the purpose of advancing the struggle for Palestinian self determination. The PLO is recognised as the “sole legitimate representative of the Palestinian people” by over 100 countries with which it holds diplomatic relations. Like South Africa’s (now ruling ANC) the PLO was considered by the United States and Israel to be a terrorist organisation until 1991. In 1993 Israel officially recognised the PLO as the representative of the Palestinian people.

YASSER ARAFAT: Late leader of the Palestinian people as well as chairman of the PLO.

- 1990 Town Hall Meeting with Nelson Mandela on Palestine, Cuba and other issues

The above video is from a 1990 town hall meeting, held in New York City and chaired by Ted Koppel of ABC Networks (click here to watch the video on YouTube). The meeting formed part Nelson Mandela’s first visit to the USA immediately following his release from prison.

A significant part of the town hall meeting focused on Nelson Mandela’s advocating (on behalf of the African National Congress and the larger South African liberation struggle) for sanctions to be applied against Apartheid South Africa, his and the ANC’s support for the Palestine Liberation Organisation (PLO) as well as his close friendship with Yasser Arafat (of Palestine) and Fidel Castro (of Cuba).

The town hall meeting took place in 1990, long before the world had embraced Nelson Mandela as a “giant of justice”. However, even then, when it may have been unfashionable and unpopular to support the Palestinians against, what Mandela termed, Israeli “colonialism”, Mandela stood firm and resolute on his principles and the policies of the ANC - Mandela was, after all, conveying the long-standing positions held by the ANC and the larger South African liberation movement.

Nelson Mandela supported the Palestinian struggle when it was unfashionable and unpopular, he was a true leader. Hamba Kahle Tata…



October 8th

We have arrived in Canada!!!. Finally!! This marks a new chapter in
our lives. It’s very nice here. It’s a little cool, but who needs HOT
This is perfect: Not too hot; not too cold.

October 15th

It is getting a little cooler, but we are adjusting. We bought some
sweaters today and went for a short walk. Loving Toronto!!!.          This is what life is about!!!

October 30th

The weather is definitely cooler now. We taped all the windows
shut, so cold air cannot creep in. Outside may be cold, but it feels like Port-of-Spain in this house.

November 11th

The news reports say snow is on the way … we cannot wait!!! We
have never seen snow and it should be pretty exciting to see it for the first time.

November 14th

It started snowing. The first of the season and the first real snow
we have ever seen. The wife cooked Pelau and we sat by the window watching soft flakes drift down, clinging to the trees and covering the ground. Could never do anything like this in Trinidad … IT AS SUCH A BEAUTIFUL SIGHT!!!

November 15th

We woke to a lovely blanket of crystal white snow covering the landscape.
What a FANTASTIC sight! Every tree and shrub was covered like a
beautiful white mantle. I shovelled snow for the first time and loved it.  

I did both our driveway and the sidewalk.                                          Later, the city snowplough came along and accidentally covered up our driveway with compacted snow from the street.
The driver smiled and waved and I waved back and shovelled again…
Torontonians are so friendly!!!

November 18th

It snowed an additional twelve inches last night and the temperature has dropped to around four degrees. The cold weather is not so bad. We can take this. Not at all as bad as we imagined. several limbs on the trees and shrubs have snapped due to the weight of the snow.     I shovelled our driveway again. Shortly afterwards the snowplough came by and did his trick again. Much of the snow is brownish grey.

November 19th

Warmed up enough during the day to create some slush, which soon
became ice again. Bought snow tires for both cars. I slipped and fell on my backside in the driveway, paid $130 for the chiropractor, but fortunately, nothing was broken. More snow and ice expected.

November 20th

Still cold. Sold my wife’s car and bought a 4 X 4 in order to get to work.

November 21st

On my way to work, the 4 X 4 skidded into the guardrail and did
considerable damage to the right fender.

We had another 15 inches of white shit last night.

The vehicles have salt and shit all over it.  

More shovelling in store for me today!

De dam snowplough man did he job again. Watch me an’him!

November 22nd

Yuh believe dis? De first heating bill just come! How de hell it come up to so much???

November 30th

Is two frigging degrees outside! an’ more snow on de way. Every dam tree in de yard geh damage up. An’ to crown it off, de power went out mosah the night. We try to keep from freezing to death wid candles an’ kerosene heater, but de heater tip over an’ nearly bun dung de kiss-meh-ass house. Ah manage to put out de flames, but end up wid second degree burns on meh hans.
Ah nearly bun off meh eyebrow an’ eyelash. Den de car slide on de white shit again on the way to de hospital, an’ we had to write it off.

December 5th

Look at meh crosses! Dis snow ain’t plan to stop soon.                     De ting comin’ downand down as if it go never stop!!                       What de arse is this?!!!                                                                              Ah had to put on all meh clothes dat ah own just to go out to meh mailbox.                                                                                                     This is real shit!
If ah ever catch the prick dat drive dat snowplough, ah tell yuh, ah go cross one lash in he arse. He go bawl like ten Tarzan when he get it. Ah really tink he does hide round de corner and wait ‘til ah finish shovelling, den come down the street fas, fas, an’ cover up we driveway again. Boy, ah tell yuh!!!

December 10th

De power still off, de toilet freeze up. Some part ah de roof look like it ready to cave in.

December 15th

Another mudder arse eleven more inches ah snow an’ ice ! ! ! ! God know dis aint right. Ah put ah hole in de snow plough with me pick-ax but the driver get away by the skin of he teeth. If he feel he go be so lucky next time, he lie!!!

December 16th

De wife take off and lef me,

December 18th

De car cyar start an’ ah tink ah goin’ snow-blind. Ah cyar feel meh  toes an’ ah din see de sun fuh weeks ! ! ! ! ! An’ guess what?            De weatherman predict more snow ! ! ! ! Yuh believe dat?!!! An’ de win-chill is 30 friggin degrees below zero! !

December 22

Dis TRINI moving back home TODAY before dis God forsaken,
kiss-meh-arse place done kill mih arse an finish mash up mih family!!!!

If ah ketch a flight, at least a could reach Port-of-Spain fuh Christmas and some good liquors an Parang.


If you’re black and this isn’t on your blog… -_-

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A really different version of this classic song from Junior Murvin.

Why Rap doesn’t have the respect that Jazz or blues has