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Tuesday, 9 June 2009

Mad Ricky...

Every neighbourhood has it's notorious characters. The local papers describe him as an 'aggressive beggar', but many people in my town are quite fond of him.

I prefer the second song, but had to post first vid so you could see him better...

video




I'm quite a reggae fan, but i never heard these songs before. Anybody ID them, maybe he wrote them...

P.S that is NOT me with the skinhead.

3 comments:

The Doll House said...

I almost wish he was knocking around my neighbourhood to serenade me with reggae gems. In Liverpool we only have 'Purple Aki' (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Akinwale_Arobieke), some guy who's spent the last 30 years trying to measure the biceps of every boy in Liverpool and then recording it all in some messed up diary...

Conroy said...

Fucking hell, just read that link, had never heard of him, but that's the kind of legend that makes my world go round. Thanks

Anonymous said...

Ricky writes and produces his own songs. If your From Bedford Tune into in2Beats FM on a Sunday there is a reggae show that plays his songs. His songs gets a lot of requests to be played each week and his talent has changed peoples opinions about him so he has a lot of support now. I Don't think people will be calling him mad for much longer. Rick is very talented it's ashamed his mental health has gotten in the way of his dreams of being a full time singer, i really feel sorry for the guy as the system doesn't really look after people like him, who are mentally unwell.