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- Posted on Dec 15th 2009 9:03PM by Benjy Eisen
On Saturday, Disco Biscuits bassist Marc Brownstein led fans across the island to the Bob Marley Museum. Along the way, attendees were treated to Brownstein's commentary as they took in views of the valley where Marley wrote 'Natural Mystic,' visited a local agricultural site, and stopped for Red Stripes and beef patties at an open-air cafe. Brownstein loved it.
"I'm weary to answer any sort of interview question about the Bob Marley Museum, because you're trying to put something into words that just can't be put into words," Brownstein tells Spinner. "So, the only way to describe it is that when a young boy tried to put 'it' into music, he came up with the best music of all time -- and that was Bob Marley. That's what it is up there. 'There's a natural mystic, blowing through the air.'"
This year's pilgrimage was especially bittersweet for Brownstein, who has taken fans to the museum all three years of the event -- next year, Caribbean Holidaze will move to a new, yet to be determined, location. It will be hard to top Jamaica but given the history of promoter Cloud 9, we're confident they'll take it higher. Still, fans are going to miss the common refrain of local staff at the Jamaican resorts: "No problem, mon."