Farsighted (adjective): 1. Seeing or being able to see to a great distance 2. Having or showing foresight or good judgement: sagacious
Fly Girl (noun): 1. A stylish or fashionable woman 2. The women airforce pilots of WWI 3. A female who flies frequently
I'm a full-time, freelance journalist who specializes in travel, fashion and culture. My blog explores aspects of all of these with musings on how they connect. You'll find cultural details and observations about various countries and cites. I also feature my reviews and analysis of global music, books and fashion. Contact me at Rozwrite@gmail.com, @farsightedgirl
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It doesn't get any better than listening to Gregory Isaacs' smooth vocals on a balmy Jamaican night. His voice glided over lyrics, caressing them gently, like a Caribbean breeze. I first heard him live at a concert in Mandeville, Jamaica and I've been a fan ever since. Decked out in custom-made suits with a fedora tipped rakishly to the side, he earned the name of the Cool Ruler, King of Lover's Rock, which combines the melodies of roots reggae with dancehall riddims. Producing 500 albums over his 40-year career, he won a loyal following not just because of his singing skills but because of the vulnerability he displayed. He battled drug addiction for most of his life, entering rehab, losing teeth, and facing arrest constantly but he always managed to come back, his voice still lovely. Gregory died at 59 yesterday, from lung cancer, refusing any operations. His presence will forever be missed but his music lives on. The video below is of one of my favorite songs, "My Only Lover," which was Gregory's first hit in 1973. Listen to the Wailers band back him in this magical reggae ballad: