[ Lee "Scratch" Perry ]
There would be no wailing songs
without the madness of Scratch Perry;
none of the wild weirdness of Kaya,
none of the leap of images, enigmatic
mysteries like scripture; none of the miracle
of guitars twined each on each,
without the man, with his fired
brain and fingers of brilliant innovation
tweaking the nine-track sound board,
teasing out new ways to see heaven.
There would be nothing of the crucifixion,
no resurrection repeated each time another
reggae operator is born, again, again,
no revolution without the locust-eating .....prophet.
-- from 'Trickster II'; Kwame Dawes