I honed my skills alongside the late, great drummer Raffa Dean, who initiated me on percussion at Toronto's famous Bamboo Club throughout the 90s. Raffa played drums on the demo tape that landed me my first record deal with Kingston Music in 1996. It was rumoured that The Wailers' percussionist lived close by the studio, where I was settling in to record my first album. One evening at dusk, Moose and I were out for some air at the park in Mona Heights, across the street from the studio. A lone figure with a particular gait approached in the near distance to whom we called out "Seeco?" "Yes?" said he, in a growly voice. It hadn't been my intention to meet Bob Marley's mentor and closest friend, but we forged a fast friendship, which found us in the studio together, playing percussion. What a joy! Seeco is 89 now and holding strong. My humble gratitude for opening your heart and home to me all these years. Blessed Love and maximum respect to you Alvin "Seeco" Patterson, pictured here at Kingston Muzik Studio in 1996.