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The Hunt for Goldeneye, by Davin Michael Stedman

When I go back to Jamaica, one of my goals I am sending the mysterious German manager Lennart Tacke, is filming myself playing my Bond song at Goldeneye.

Of course I haven’t written my Bond song yet. But I told Scott Rowe I would pen such a tune for our Brighton band Sherlock Soul. It’s that sort of Imperial triangle I am really into right now.

Right now I am closing my eyes in this Everett supermarket imagining myself at Ian Fleming’s happy place in the pearl of the Caribbean where he wrote all those Bond thrillers.

I can hear the birds and ocean now.

I have been listening to this book, Goldeneye, intently at work packaging Errls by the truckload. I highly recommend this biography and the book Catch A Fire, for a pair of closer looks into two exotic Jamaican worlds full of beauty, danger, and intrigue.

Bob Marley and James Bond are much closer than you realize. Both of them had much different sorts of relationships with their own particular Imperial Majesties and the CIA.

One was Ian Fleming.

– Musician and writer Davin Michael Stedman has many musical ventures and is one of the driving forces behind the Staxx Brothers. He is planning a tour of Nigeria for 2018.

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