Robert Nester Marley

Robert Nester Marley
"THE BIGGEST COWARD IS A MAN WHO AWAKENS A WOMAN'S LOVE WITH NO INTENTION OF LOVING HER"...Bob Marley

12 March 2014

DENNIS BROWN, THE ONE AND ONLY!!!!

Dennis Brown biography

Synopsis

Dennis Brown was born in Kingston, Jamaica in 1957. Hailed as a child prodigy and called the "Michael Jackson of reggae," Brown was just 12 years old when he recorded his first album, No Man is an Island, which included the hit single of the same name. Largely hailed as "reggae's king" following Bob Marley's death in 1981, Brown recorded nearly 80 albums over his 30-year career. His addiction to cocaine contributed to his early death on July 1, 1999.

Early Career

Born as Dennis Emmanuel Brown on February 1, 1957 in Kingston, Jamaica. Dubbed by Bob Marley as his successor and called the "Crown Prince" of reggae, Brown was just 12 years old when he created his first hit single, "No Man is an Island." He recorded the song at the famed Studio One Records in 1969, as part of his album of the same name.

Brown had begun working toward a music career three years prior to the release of No Man is an Island; at the age of 9, he had begun singing with Byron Lee and the Dragonaires. During concerts, the young Brown stood atop beer boxes so that he could be seen. In 1968, He had caught the attention of Studio One sound system operator Clement "Coxsone" Dodd, and soon began recording at the studio, where Bob Marley had carved out his sound several years before. During an amazing two-day session, Brown recorded two albums: No Man Is an Island and If I Follow My Heart.

Commercial Success

In 1971, Brown released Super Reggae & Soul Hits, which featured a more mature sound and pushed Brown to stardom. His silky, smooth voice endeared him to listeners and record executives, and as his stature grew, so did the demands from record producers who wanted to tap into his success. Over his nearly 30-year career, Brown churned out 80 albums for some 40 different recording labels. His hits include "Some Like It Hot," "Cassandra," "Westbound Train," "My Time," "How Could I Leave" and "Ghetto Girl." His 1972 single, "In My Pocket," landed among the U.K.'s Top 10.

Brown's career mirrored the changes in reggae music, from lovers' rock to dancehall, to digital. With each change, the easy sounding musician seemed to effortlessly transition. In 1994, he was nominated for a Grammy Award for the album Light My Fire.

Following Bob Marley's death in 1981, many assumed that Brown, who for a time moved to London after signing with A&M Records, would pick up the torch as reggae's leading man. The result, however, was a mediocre stab at pop reggae and the release of three poorly received albums.

Later Years

As Brown transitioned into the 1980s, his drug of choice changed from marijuana to cocaine. He was never able to kick his cocaine habit, which contributed to his early death on July 1, 1999 in Kingston, Jamaica. Just two months before he died, Brown, who fathered 13 children during his lifetime, had been arrested in Brazil for possession of drugs.

Despite his personal issues, Brown continued to make the recording studio his second home until his death.

During the final year of his life, he released three records, and had been working on a fourth when he passed.


In an interview with National Public Radio, Damien Marley, Bob Marley's son, spoke about Dennis Brown's legacy: "He was one of those persons who made it cool to smile in reggae music. When I listen to his music, I can hear that he really loved singing. It almost sounds like he smiles while he's singing."

15 April 2013

CLASS OF "1982" DINTHILL TECHNICAL HIGH SCHOOL

I really can't believe that is has been 31 years since I graduated from High School. I was invited to one of my girlfriend's birthday party on Saturday, April 13, 2013, and it was a reunion as well, it was so amazing to see some of the ladies we went to school with, it was great to see them, I haven't seen some of these ladies in 31 years....All I can say is "WOW"....we look look lovely.....

11 April 2013

MY NEW TWIST OUT HAIR-STYLE

I changed my hair again, I am loving this one as well, my hairdresser Peggy did my hair on Saturday, April 6, 2013, and I asked her to cut them real short, because as you all know I am so accustomed to wearing my hair very short, as I think it looks so much better on me. Anyways, I did it in golden blonde, and needless to say I have gotten tons of compliments since I got it done. The pictures are below, please ENJOY!!!.





21 March 2013

CIRCLE JACKET

Ok, I completed this Circle Jacket, at first i was hesitant to make it because when I saw it on the model, I said to myself, "it would never look this good on me" but in any event I went ahead and made it and it came out wonderfully. I got the pattern from "Drops Design" website, I also used Red Heart yarn for this project....Enjoy the photo.

20 March 2013

BRAID ALMIGHTY!!!!!

Well, I finally got my hair braided, and I must say I am LOVING IT!!!! it gives me a great look, and tons of compliments......so needless to say I am totally happy.....Enjoy the pictures......


13 March 2013

BLAST FROM THE PAST!!!!

Ok, now, my best friend back in our school days, her name is Angie, but we called her Jean, decided that she was gonna send me a picture of myself when I was in high school. Now, of course, when I saw the picture I was so taken a back I could not contain myself with laughter, I thought that I looked so tiny, and my hair-style was something to be desired. I might be wrong, but when you all get to see the picture which is below, I think it was so funny seeing myself back then what I really looked like, some of my friends on Facebook thought the pictures was so "cute" but I beg to differ..."lol" In any event, take a look below and you will see, now the boy beside me in the picture was a boy that gave the such a hard time back in school, he liked me so much, and I would not give him the time of day, because I just wasn't ready for the boyfriend, girlfriend thing......."lol", he was so handsome, but if I knew then what I knew now, he would probable be my husband and the father of what would have been our many children (not)..."lol.....Enjoy the picture.

28 February 2013

OFF TO WORK.....GROWING OUT THE TOP OF MY HAIR.

I have decided that it is time for a new hairstyle. I have always worn my hair very short, and I am now getting to the stage where I want a change, I just got tired of seeing myself the same way for years. Now, what I will be doing, is taking pictures of myself with my new hair and the progress that my hair have made. So the first picture is below. The sides will be very short and the top will be much longer. I will be braiding my hair for a protective style and I will be posting a picture of that when I get it done.

BLANKETS THAT I AM STILL WORKING ON




These are blankets that I am working on at the moment, I like to keep myself real busy, so if I get tired of working on one, I change to the other. I got two of these patterns off Youtube, and the Entrelac one, I had the pattern for a while. I will definitely post pictures of them when they are all complete, but in the meantime, please enjoy.

28 October 2012

EASY RIPPLE AFGHAN

I made this afghan as a gift for a friend of mine, it is the Easy Ripple Afghan, I got the pattern from Susan B's crochet website. It was completed on October 28th, 2012. I used worsted weight yarn from red heart yarns.


10 August 2012

ORANGE TONED TUNIC

I made this Tunic with cotton yarn, I got the pattern from DS website, it was so fun and easy to make, and it worked up real fast. I think I should make one in every color....."LOL"


03 August 2012

SCRAPPY GRANNY THROW

I made this blanket with the scrap yarn I had laying around the house, I tried to put the colors together so that they look coordinated. It worked up real fast, and it was completed July 31st, 2012. I used all WW yarn for this project.

21 July 2012

This is a picture of the Winnie The Pooh Face Blanket I just completed. This was made for my Mom to give as a gift.
I did the background in single crochet and stitched the design on top. It was completed July 18, 2012.


17 June 2012

POWER TO LIVE

You are much more powerful, creative and effective than you give yourself credit for being. You are worthy of the best in life because you are able to give your very best to each day.

Start that fortunate process in motion. Open yourself to the positive possibilities of this day and work to bring the best of them to reality.

Whatever good, valuable and meaningful things you can imagine, you can create. Though it requires effort and commitment, you are absolutely capable of making it happen.

Remind yourself that this moment is not merely happening to you. It is happening through you. You can make it happen in a way that brings great richness to your world and fulfillment to your life. You can choose to be a positive force by directing your potent energy into those things that truly matter.

Right now, you have great power to do great things. Step forward in truth, sincerity, and authenticity, and put that power to use.

Ava Wilson
Crocheter. 


21 May 2012

TWIN PANDA BEARS BLANKET

I made this blanket for my step-mom's friend, she ordered it for one of her daughters'. It was completed May 20th,2012. It is the size of a twin bed. Thanks for looking everyone.



02 February 2012

OPENWORK DRESS

I used RH WW yarn for this dress, it is another spin off from the many open-work dresses that I've made in the past. I used more bright colors for this dress. It was completed January, 2012.

DOUBLE STITCH SUMMER TOP

I got the pattern from the Double stitch twins website, I used RH WW yarn for this top. I really love it. It was completed January, 2012.

FLARE RED AND WHITE DRESS

This is another one of my creations. This dress took quite a bit of yarn, I used RH WW yarn, I put elastic in the top for it to be extremely snug.
I completed this January, 2012.

COTTON HALTER TOP


This is my own creation, I used Bernat cotton yarn for this top, it was very fast and easy. I enjoyed making it. I completed this January 2012

24 January 2012

RASTAFARIAN BLANKET



I made this blanket with worsted weight yarn by Red Heart. It was completed, January, 23rd, 2012.

I made this using the rastafarian colors of red, green, gold, black and white, it was done in single crochet in back loop.

26 November 2011

STRIPED SLEEVELESS TURTLENECK SWEATER

I just completed this sweater, I used RH yarn for this project. I got the pattern from a book called "CROCHET THAT FITS" by Mary Jane Hall. I love all the patterns in her book and they are so very easy to make.

15 September 2011

COTTON TUBE DRESS

I made this Tube Dress with RH cotton yarn. It is a very simple tube dress, with a draw-string at the top and a little flare around the edges with a split up the front above the knees.

01 September 2011

CARON TOP, SUN HALTER TOP, APRON HALTER TOP



These items flew off my hooks for your eyes.......I got the patterns for the halter tops from Double Stitch Twins website, and the caron top is from simply caron website.

They were so easy to make and quite enjoyable.

29 June 2011

GRANNY STRIPE AFGHAN


I made this afghan with all the scrap yarn I had laying around, I did it in the Granny stripe pattern, I must say, I am liking it, I will be making another one real soon. I will use this blanket when I am going to the park for my picnics, such lovely summer colors on this blanket, the pictures just doesn't do it justice, it is so much more vibrant.

21 May 2011

CROCHET SUN DRESS

This is another Sun-Dress that I made using cotton yarn, this is also the same pattern from the Double Stitch Twins, I love this pattern it is so fast and easy, and the compliments I get from wearing this it's amazing.....Thanks so much to the Double Stitch Twins Erika and Monica.

16 May 2011

CROCHET COTTON SUN HAT

I made this Sun Hat for my girlfriend Toni, I used Cotton yarn for this hat, she wore it to Turks and Caicos, she really love this hat, it really looks great on her.

13 April 2011

CROCHET MESH OVERHEAD TOP.

I used RH WW Yarn for this top, it took me 2 days to complete, it was fast and extremely easy, it is one of my own creation again. It was completed on April 12th 2011.

01 April 2011

WEBBED SUNDRESS/SKIRT AND VERSATILE WRAP.




I used Cotton yarn for these projects, I got the pattern from Red Heart which was from the Double Stitch Twins, Erika and Monica.

28 March 2011

Modern Flapper Hat, Rolled Brim and Mesh Crochet Head Wrap




Here are a few more items I made recently. Thanks to The Double Stitch Twins, Erika and Monica.