I bought my first Bob Marley CD on a trip to the Florida Keys during middle school. During that era, skateboarders like Steve Olson, Matt Rodriguez, Quim Cardona, and Matt Field had caught my attention with baggy tams and interesting music tastes in their skate videos. Their style of skating was magnetic for me. I was testing the waters of new countercultures (following a waning interest in punk rock music) and Bob Marley provided a new link to skateboarders who had caught my eye with their style and interests. Being that I was young, impressionable, and eager to imitate skaters I admired, it made sense that I should check out Marley’s music. I had no idea where it would take me, but I was excited to find out.