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Costa Rica's biodiversity takes on a whole new meaning when you meet the wild variety of humans who nest here as well. Case in point, David Scott. DJ by day, bluesman by night, British by birth, Tico at heart, and one cool cat. Ticos and extranjeros alike know him as Dave the Dude, the voice of 107.5 FM, English speaking radio station. We've been rockin' with The Dude, calling in requests every weekday morning for nine years.

David Scott Costa RicaAnd ever since one listener asked 'What color socks does John Lee Hooker wear?" and without a beat Dave answered "Block with gold stars", his musical knowledge is legend. lt was growing up in post-war London that David first turned on to rock 'n roll. Merchant seamen brought the records of Elvis, Gene Vincent, Eddie Cochrane and Buddy Holly on their voyages home from the States.

After getting his feet wet in the music biz running the after hours Pink Panther club, he jumped ship and headed for the source. In San Francisco, his Green Earth Caf� was the premiere stage for blues. Albert Collins and Charlie Musslewhite played there. So did Michael Bloomfield whom he took on the road. One road trip lead to another with artists like Commander Cody, Mario Muldaur and winded up with David managing road tours for David Crosby of Crosby Stills Nash fame.

The filming of the movie Columbus landed him in Costa Rica. He stayed on, discovering one thing we didn't already have, a blues bond. From The Blind Pigs home at Chango in Escazu, The Dude describes this adventure: "The Pigs started by bringing the blues to the beaches traveling by bus. I can honestly say you're hip to fly."

These days, David is adding one more book to his music library, already the largest in Central America. "The Oyster Song" for children, produced in collaboration with award winning Venezuelan illustrator Cristine Keller, is ready for publication with two more on the way. Anything else you want to know, ask The Dude yourself. His request line at 107.5 FM is always open.
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