Ronny Stackman, “Your Selector”, has been spinning roots reggae forty-fives in the upstairs lounge at Abilene on Wednesday nights for a few months now. He knows how to work a room extending the format by playing both sides of a single and dubbing it up on top. Last night he was joined by Jon Nugent on sax and they sounded amazing. If you thought the sax line in Errol Dunkley’s “Black Cinderella” was cool you have to hear what Jon can add to a scratchy dub reggae tune. Prince Far I was in the house along with Toots & The Maytals. Margaret Explosion plays Wednesday nights so we have a bit of a conflict but this is the coolest spot in town.
Our iPod treated us right on the way home. I swear “shuffle” knows the situation and knocks your socks off with random surprises. “Miles Runs The Voodoo Down” took us from downtown to the crib.