Saturday Video: Memories of Bob Marley & the Beach
It’s a sunny Saturday here in Fort Lauderdale and that means one thing in my house: we’re headed to the beach!
For as long as I can remember, I’ve always yearned to rush to the beach pretty much any time I see the sun shining in the sky. This even applies to my years living in New York when cooler days made a sweater handier than a swimsuit. For me, there’s no better therapy than a few hours spent amidst sand, sun and surf.
The soundtrack on many of my beach trips is a well-worn mixed-tape I made back in high school featuring my favorite Bob Marley songs. Most anyone who used to hang out with me at Sandy Point on Sundays in St. Croix would probably know the tape just by seeing, much less hearing it. The same collection of songs has accompanied me on beach excursions across the Caribbean, New Jersey, Florida and even as far away as Australia (One Love, Anna & Kasha…hope to see you guys again soon).
I still have a tape deck in my 2000 Jeep Grand Cherokee, so I’ll be listening to that same cassette again in a few minutes on my way to Dania Beach.
Maybe someday I’ll share the playlist in a post here on Uncommon Caribbean. For now, though, enjoy the video above featuring piece of an interview with the legendary Tuff Gong himself.
See you at the beach!