Tuesday, February 22, 2005

Is it Carnival time yet?

Thanks to everyone who visited my blog yesterday and wished me a speedy recovery...I think all your support helped as I'm feeling 110% better this morning! Now, many of you have been wondering why in the hell I'd order a pizza when my stomach was killing me, so I'll tell you. See, when I get sick, I have a very strong dislike for food...but once I feel better, I generally tend to have a craving for the first food that I see (anybody else out there have those urges?) whether it be on the telly or in real life; anyhow, the first thing I saw when my appetite came back was a fat Italian fellow eating pasta on some god-awful Mobster meets Yakuza henchman flick! Hence, I had a craving for Italian food, which lead to my subsequent pizza purchase...

Anyhow, is it Carnival as yet? I was driving to work this morning and pulled up by a stoplight next to this bone-white señorita in a late model Camry. She was listening to Will Smith's latest single "Switch". It's a pretty awesome jam still and the dance to it is hot! Y'all needz to check out the music video! OK, now that my gratuitous Fresh Prince plug is over...suddenly, I heard "Cent, 5 Cent, 10 Cent, Dolla!" Yes to R.A.S.S. the girl was playing Dolla Wine by the Taxi Gang I believe? Correct me if I wrong. Well, to rhatid, the Dog did start to "get on bad" inna traffic! After all, I am Jamaican you know, and it don't matter where I am or what I doing, if I hear a song from the Caribbean in this little rural state where I reside, I don't care, I going dance! A hoa!

So, after my little dance thing, I begin to realize that I reaally miss Carnival in Jamaica! Now, I'm not a hardcore type of Carnival-goer still, but I do enjoy my share of the Calypso and Soca that pervades the atmoshphere at around this time (and the fine-looking ladies are definately an added bonus). Oh well, I can't expect to get too much coverage of the events from up here, so I'll just have to rely on the Internet and the kindness of my fellow Jamaican bloggers to keep me posted as to what songs, dances, costumes, and events are the hottest these days--I think I need to find a job that allows me to take my vacation during carnival time so that I may go to yard and enjoy! Or better still, find a job in FL that will afford me the opportunity to be home every few weekends for some well-deserved partying!

Have a great day all!

10 Comments:

At 2:55 PM, Blogger Scratchie said...

strangely enuff the carnival prep has been pretty low keyed this year. I was going to tell you that it's not time yet but I just realized that it is usually in early April so we really don't have that much time. Trinidad's own gone already nuh true?

 
At 6:26 PM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

Agree with Scratch....seems pretty low key this year. Frankly, I think it started losing momentum from last year which seemed not to be all that either. But, as I'm not one to be seen in no costume gyrating on street, I could be wrong. I'll tek een the skimpily clad l(asses) yes.

Anyhow, gwaan jump and grine as you please...least it can do is make you remember home and it may make you buss a sweat and keep warm inna de cold weather! :-) Dr. D.

 
At 9:26 PM, Blogger Melody said...

"Dolla Wine" was popular, Doggy, but ah really liked de "Tiny Winey" song. Not 2 crazy 'bout carnival--it takes a more darin' personality to get really involved in it--but ah can appreciate that others luvved it.

 
At 6:26 AM, Blogger Abeni said...

Carnival is June/July -Vincy Mas i.e.Trinidad and Dominica own was early Feb.Angry ,you listening real old music.I can't tell when Last I hear Dollar wine.

 
At 9:38 AM, Blogger Jdid said...

faget de small change gi me big money wine. lol

think dollar wine was colin lucas and taxi or was it tambu. cant remember

 
At 7:02 PM, Blogger Abeni said...

Colin Lucas not Tambu

 
At 7:03 PM, Blogger Mad Bull said...

T'was Colin Lucas for sure... Don't know who these Taxi people are... Triuni carnival gone, AD. Carnival in Ja is in April, and in Cayman its in May. In Aruba, it was just the other day... Everywhere have it at different times, so as to maximise on the tourist potential...

 
At 3:34 PM, Blogger k said...

sorry to comment 8 years after you posted that, but i found your blog searching for that song... i used to live in barbados in the '90s & that song was EVERYWHERE. the version i loved was by taxi (from trinidad, right? -- i had their tape) but i think the dolla song has been done by lots of people...
i want to find the taxi version tho, if you know where i can get it!
i like your blog, btw.

 
At 5:06 PM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

mena look dem spanish ppl dem b takin we song an ting.
in school fo r aculture project i brin gin dolla and dey sayin it be dere song.
dolla cummin to be rell popular and u know whrer i can listen to it on the internet?

 
At 5:06 PM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

mena look dem spanish ppl dem b takin we song an ting.
in school fo r aculture project i brin gin dolla and dey sayin it be dere song.
dolla cummin to be rell popular and u know whrer i can listen to it on the internet?

 

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