Jim Walsh’s writing combines heartfelt personal stories with knowledgeable music criticism. Reading this collection feels like having a conversation with an old friend.
05 Dec 2016
Quench me when I'm thirsty. Come on and cool me down, baby, when I'm hot. Your recipe is so tasty, when you show and stir your pot. Cooking up the 133rd most acclaimed album of all time in this week's Counterbalance.
02 Aug 2013
You lively up yourself and don't be no drag. You lively up yourself, 'cause this is the other bag -- the 117th Most Acclaimed Album of All Time. Bob Marley makes his first Counterbalance appearance with his 1974 breakthrough.
22 Feb 2013
Ziggy Marley has established himself as a true star outside of the the grand shadow his father's legacy has cast, and now by contributing art to Polio compilations and celebrating the release of his own live disc, Marley sits down to talk to us about the corporatization of music, the connection he feels with all life, and what lies ahead for the reggae icon ...
20 Dec 2012
I use music as a viable source of empowerment: it is capable of conjuring up words and concepts that are oblique, or pretentious, or all-too-easily invoked, expedient for folks who ardently need a way to articulate the feeling they either can’t quite explain or desperately wish to get in touch with.
13 Sep 2012
The danger with any work on Bob Marley is that it can so quickly slip into just so much spiritual hoo hah; but in a way, it almost has to, or it’s not giving the story it’s fair due.
24 Apr 2012
This biography of a band often feels more like the biography of a nation. That's not necessarily a bad thing.
25 Oct 2011
Bob Marley’s story is that of an archetype, which is why it continues to have such a powerful and ever-growing resonance: it embodies, among other themes, political repression, metaphysical and artistic insights, gangland warfare, and various periods in a mystical wilderness.
07 Jul 2011
On the 30th anniversary of his death, has Bob Marley's activist legacy been overshadowed by a manufactured Legend?
12 May 2011
In this revealing and open interview, Cedella Marley discusses her father's legacy, the planned bootleg series ahead, and what's currently missing in the current state of reggae music ...
10 May 2011
Bob Marley & The Wailers' last ever concert occurred in Pittsburgh on 23 September 1980 and next week Universal is releasing the deluxe two-CD set documenting the historic show.
25 Jan 2011
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