AH, THE POWER OF FACEBOOK
Ever since getting this darned iPhone, I’ve been rather addicted. My once highly neglected Facebook is now a forum for whining of all sorts. Though mostly joking, my latest gripe (running out of a bad-habit cancer sticks) yielded a kind invitation from the always entertaining and ultra-informative Shaggy Jenkins at Q 103.
Considering their studio is just down the way, it sounded like a nice diversion from the day (that on Mondays and Tuesdays often stretches into the evening), and I decided to take up Shaggy’s offer.
The offices are a ‘converted’ bank and the architecture shows it–teller desks still in place, the wood accents very financial establishment-looking. Inside Shaggy’s studio domain, I learn the Bob-centric decor began with a single door of posters, and grew to a variety of posters and whatnots, the coolest perhaps being the wall above the (sort of) white leather couch, upon which hang the posters, flyers stickers and other memorabilia, tagged with autographs and shot outs from the artists that have filtered through.
Not only did I get a sneak peek at their picks of the week–hot new tracks to be added to the rotation (about three or four at a time)–but I got to meet Spence Jah too, and Shaggy gave me (among other interesting, music-related lessons) a brief history on the invention of the radar.