Im a dilettante, a sneak, a cuckoo in the nest. I mean, I love the stuff, but I dont love it any more than any number of other people who have more records, more depth of knowledge and more skills than me.
Shit, that’s true of most reggae fans — there’s always somebody out there who knows loads more than you. And it’s such a huge subject. Anyone who hasn’t been steeped in it for decades can only properly understand a small part of reggae I reckon. Matt TWANBOC knows maybe ten times as much about reggae as I do. There are people on the Blood and Fire board who probably know ten times more than he does. And there’ll be people in Jamaica who know more than they do.
Everyone’s a dilletante.