Wednesday, September 04, 2013

Promoting Jah by Unicycle

When I was a kid, I was bemused by a rash of fly posters around Cardiff bearing the legend "Promoting Jah by Unicyle" which featured a spliff wielding rasta on a one wheeled bike.

Thirty five years later I have worked out that it was Peter Tosh's 1978 Bush Doctor Tour gig at  Sophia Gardens that was being promoted.

I have no idea why these things stay with me. The riddle of the  "Down with the Fascist Shah of Iran" stencil that infected bus stops overnight at around the same time remains unsolved.

Answers on a postcard.
One wheel on my wagon,
And I’m still rolling along
Them Cherokees after me
I’m all in flames, at the reins
But I’m singing a happy song
I’m singing a higgity, haggity hoggety, high
Pioneers, they never say die
Right around that turn there’s a hidden cave
And we can watch those Cherokees
Go galloping by

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