Post by Alberto Balsalm on Feb 4, 2012 0:58:38 GMT -5
Chali 2na is a good friend of and frequent collaborator with British hip hop star Roots Manuva, having worked with him on a number of songs (including "Revolution 5", which appears on Fish Market and Dub Come Save Me, and "Join The Dots", which appears on Roots Manuva's second proper album, Run Come Save Me). He has also referenced his friend in the lyrics.
He is a good friend of and frequent collaborator with British hip hop star Roots Manuva, having worked with him on a number of songs (including "Revolution 5", which appears on Fish Market and Dub Come Save Me, and "Join The Dots", which appears on Roots Manuva's second proper album, Run Come Save Me). He has also referenced his friend in the lyrics.
Chali2na did open for Bassnectar with Break Science on New Years and we all know he is a favorite at the farm look at how many times he has poped up on the schedule in one form or another. And it was AC Entertainment that ran that NYE Bassnectar show in Nashville. So there is all that to consider in with that clue and he has not been to Bonnaroo in a couple of years now. And at the NYE show they said he had a solo album out free for the download on his web site so he has new material. Where is he gonna make the money in live shows. And Bonnaroo is good about writing checks to him.
1-1-12 Bassnectar NYE SHOW! 1-21-12 G. Love and Special Sauce 3-1-12 Radiohead 3-9-12 Experience Hendrix 5-15-12 Jack White @ The Ryman 6-7-12 Bonnaroo 6-19-12 Roger Waters presents "THE WALL" 7-7-12 Ringo Starr's 72nd Birthday Party Extravaganza at the Ryman
Or, like riburro spoke of, harmonic scales, but this is a "former fish of harmony." So maybe now a fish of discord? As in a "chord"
My first thought after this post was Radiohead.
Radiohead - "Weird Fishes/Arpeggi" Arpeggi is plural form of Arpeggio.
An arpeggio (plural arpeggi or arpeggios) is a musical technique where notes in a chord are played or sung in sequence, one after the other, rather than ringing out simultaneously. This word comes from the Italian word "arpeggiare" , which means "to play on a harp." An alternate translation of this term is "broken chord." Formed from musical scales, the arpeggio is based on the relative scale playing the "key" notes or those affected by the key signature. - From Wikipedia, obviously.
In regards to the "roots of the olive tree" part, the only thing that comes to mind is the title of their newest album, allegedly, derives from a tree that is suppose to be 1000 years old. This tree, however, is an oak tree. So I can't say it fits as firmly as I'd like.
Could it be Radiohead? They have the song Weird Fishes/Arpeggi. Arpeggi; (a musical technique where notes in a chord are played or sung in sequence, one after the other, rather than ringing out simultaneously) which could mean the fish of harmony....and they also talk about getting eaten by the worms, which could take place underground, say by the roots of a tree? I am sure there is way more to it than this, but hey....wishful thinking
Trying a new tact, "a former fish of harmony" might be a chorusing frog, since frogs are aquatic, fishlike, when tadpoles. A frog would also be found low, near the ground, as among the roots of a tree. Chorus frogs are in the Pseudacris genus. Ludacris immediately comes to mind, though I can't tie olive tree into him, unless the resolution of several altercations he's had counts as an olive branch type of thing.
pardon my explanation, but i'm conveying it from someone else's brain... i thought it made a lot of sense though so I had to share...
-former fish refers to Brian Wilson of the Beach Boys (fish...beach...etc)
-they are very very well known for their harmonies (former fish of harmony)
-they have had many well-publicized troubles in the past with brian leaving and only recently have there been many talks about them reuniting for a 50th anniversary tour. there were rumors of them performing at the grammy's and new orleans jazz fest in 2012, but nothing came of it. either way, they have become close again and have been writing/singing together which is a huge step considering their past problems (thrive among roots of an olive tree... aka olive branch... brian is doing well since they've reconnected)
2na is Tuna, which is a fish. "four MCs sounded like one", which is harmony.
He's a former fish of harmony because Jurassic 5 broke up.
Aaaand, I'm still trying to fit the "thrives among the roots of the olive tree."
This was just my immediate thought, though.
This is really good!
Now is Chali 2Na currently touring/collaborating with anyone that could lead to "thriving among the roots of the olive tree"?
He currently is open for Roo and is playing the Electic Forest Fest on the 28th of June. He put on a hell of a show in 2008 (check the 2008 Bonnaroo DVD if you doubt me!). I think it's very possible that Chali 2Na could be the answer here. He also was a founding member of Ozomatli who have played Roo before so I think it might could be Chali 2Na, Ozomatli, or Jurassic 5.
As much as I want to agree with this statement, I don't think we can count on it because they have given clues to big names/headliners in the past. We've had clues for Jay Z, Stevie Wonder, The Flaming Lips, Beastie Boys, Bruce Springsteen, Metallica, and Pearl Jam.