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Remembering Peter Tosh

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21 Apr 2016 02:25 #301809 by dillinger10

He thought of himself as his musical alter ago, the Stepping Razor: “Don’t you touch my side, I’m dangerous.” But this synchronicity of Tosh’s new establishment acceptance and the fruits of the legalisation struggle he fought for, as cannabis legalisation spreads across worlds rich and poor, are part of a broader awakening to the activist singer-songwriter’s qualities.


One small point of correction, the lyrics are, of course, "Don't watch my size, I'm dangerous". It should also be noted that Peter did not write these lyrics. Joe Higgs authored Steppin' Razor. This makes much more sense when you consider that Higgs was all of 5'7" and Peter was 6'4".

As this article touches upon the One Love Peace Concert (which coincidentally took place 38 years ago tomorrow), I will share one of Lee Jaffe's favourite photos, taken during the soundcheck. Pictured from left to right: Robbie Shakespeare, Peter and Al Anderson.

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28 Apr 2016 16:28 #302720 by ketchim
Replied by ketchim on topic Re: Remembering Peter Tosh
nice !  In Toronto we gather at Dundas Square  !

4/20 celebrations at Yonge Dundas square. Health Minister Jane Philpott says

Canada will introduce legislation in the spring of next year to begin the process

of legalizing and regulating marijuana...

                   

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