Over the past 15 years Dr. Bob Hieronimus has developed a special friendship with Grammy-award winning reggae star Ziggy Marley. Ever since 1997 when Ziggy and his siblings and band visited for the first time the Hieronimus mural “A Little Help From Our Friends” to see the portrait of their father Bob Marley, they have repeatedly hooked up both at the mural and backstage whenever Ziggy comes through town.
Of all the gifts they receive while on the road, Ziggy says the ones he appreciates the most are the books and DVDs from 21st Century Radio. Dr. Bob always loads them up with prize copies of the books we review on the radio about UFOs, the paranormal, reincarnation, Atlantis, secret societies, and more, and Ziggy and his mates stay busy learning new things during the long hours on the tour bus.
Ziggy is a fast learner, and often what he learns from these 21st Century Radio gifts materializes later in the music he creates. One of the gifts he was really looking forward to was the first three seasons of “Ancient Aliens” on DVD, courtesy of Prometheus Productions and CEO Kevin Burns. He also enjoyed the book by Jim Wasserman on The Temple of Solomon, and simply couldn't wait to read the beautiful book by Cloudsley and Charing called The Ayahuasca Visions of Pablo Amaringo.
At the launch of his “Wild and Free” 2012 tour on June 13 at the historic Howard Theater in Washington DC, Ziggy and Dr. Bob spent over an hour after the concert in his dressing room and on the tour bus reviewing the state of the consciousness in our union, progress and setbacks, and the cohesive power of the universe: love.
Dr. Bob says that other than music of Jimi Hendrix, that of Ziggy and his father have had the most lasting impact on him (as well as on the millions of others they inspire to do the right thing every day). Stay up to date on Ziggy Marley’s many projects at ZiggyMarley.com.