This Wednesday, May 16, 2012, I will be going to see Lee “Scratch” Perry and Subatomic Sound System launch their North American tour at the historic State Theatre in Falls Church, VA.  I will also be writing a review of the show for, which I will share on this blog.

In anticipation of the show, I’m sharing with you one of Mick Sleeper’s legendary Scratch podcasts.  I was a fan of a great website called Eternal Thunder where Mick broadcast “Radio Scratch,” a series of podcasts livicated to Scratch.  You can now access and download them at  Mick Sleeper, the owner of the website, has given me permission to share the “Radio Scratch” series on this blog.

All praise to Mick Sleeper!  Please visit his new site called Ring The Alarm at, or click his banner link in the sidebar.


Happy Birthday Upsetter (March 2006)
“Radio Scratch kicks off with a 70th birthday tribute to the mighty Upsetter: an eclectic range of artists doing covers of some of Scratch’s best known productions. Featuring music from The Clash, The Specials, The Fall, Luciano, Asian Dub Foundation, and more. Happy birthday Upsetter!”