So, what’s the word people …..
Well I have two for ya …..
POSITIVE …. ENERGY …. !!!!!
POSITIVE …. ENERGY …. !!!!!
POSITIVE …. ENERGY …. !!!!!
And one more for ya …..
RaaaaaaaaaaAAAAAAAAAAAAA …… !!!!!
If that is an actual word ….. !!!!!
I’m basically paying homage to DJ Simmons of the, “Iron Mic”, collective …. I managed to get my ol’ rusty bones back up to this event, which, above all else, is truly about, positivity, enlightenment, free expression & inspiration … !!!!!
More power to you fellas … !!! … Oh and ofcourse, to all the lovely ladies involving themselves & supporting the men who are attempting to uplift the minds of the people of Bim, those, who are wise enough to take a step away from Liming, Liming & more Liming … !!! … to perhaps deal with something a lil’ more … Edifying … !!!!!
Apparently, DJ Simmons was 29.9. years old on Friday … ??? …
Don’t ask me, this …… point 9 business, must be a Bajan thing … !?! LOL !!!
So, suffice to say, on a relatively small turnout, which I understand, was due to a lil’ surprise party for the man of the evening !!!!!, there was much edutainment on show, and, much to get your ears tingling !!!!!
I have entitled this post as I have, because I finally saw a young man with the kind of lyrical content that I wish was more becoming of todays’ teen generation !!!
I am hopeful that I shall have a name for y’all shortly, but, those who were there, know who I am talking ’bout !!!!!
Name has just been delivered ….
Lamarr Coward …. (but, there was very little, that was cowardly about him !!!)
At 17, this young man was not only, incite filled, he was politically critical, overtly lyrical, in a GOOD way, and also, above everything else, having fun with his art, something, that he later told me, he’s only been doing for let’s say, 8 months or so !!!!!
Now, this level of brilliance, is what I hoped to see from young people in Bim … !!! … as much as this may have been a pipe dream, in looking at the majority of Bajan youth, it was something that I always remember being told when I was young, about the intellectual capability of Bajans who’ve been thru the education system here.
The reason for this, being, that the standards of education have been & always were, superior to those of the ol’ mother scunt of Blighty, or, England for you dummies !!!!!
This may have changed, according to the lil’ bits of info i’m receiving, however, it is quite possible that, as standards drop here, they have dropped, throughout the western world, in a similar fashion.
Anyhow, having arrived around 9pm, I was quickly summoned to the stage, after hearing another wonderfully talented young lady, who again, (Old Age Peeps !!!), I cannot now remember the name of, who I thought was, incredibly stylish & eloquent in her poetic delivery !!!
I have just received word that, her name is …..
Typhanie Albert …… oh yes, she’s GOOD, trust me !!!
Right, thus, her delivery, is a neat link to my performance of an old piece, but, a rarely performed piece, called, “Delivery’, due to the whole B’day vibe, I wanted to give a … Big Virge b’day delivery … for DJ Simmons, which I believe, he appreciated, thankfully !!!
Then, the procession of plaudits & tributes continued, as ladies & gents alike, paid homage to this young man, who has clearly been, a huge inspiration to many of these artists, creatively & otherwise !!!!!
Artists, who in some cases, used to be incredibly nervous about performing on stage, and one, who was quick to state, that he has known DJ for about four years, the first year was the usual getting to know man vibe & then DJ introduced him to poetry, which he confessed that he hated !!!!!
However, he was now proud to say that, for the last 3 years he has found that he LOVES poetry, more than, he could ever of imagined, 4 years ago !!!!!
There is the proof of what DJ Simmons has achieved with his passion, and, “POSITIVE ENERGY’, regarding an artform that has been, and is still, seemingly, overlooked by the majority of Bajans, Bajan media & mainstream TV … ???
One has to wonder why …. ????
Not enough …. “Tits & Ass”, for them to broadcast, well, I hate to drop it on them like this, but, there is plenty of fine, “tits & ass”, down at Iron Mic, pon’ a Saturday night, and i’m sure that, with a few TV lights, you might get to see quite a bit more, as the ladies will, i’m sure, much like, Russell Simmons’, (NO RELATION, at least, I don’t think so anyway ???) Def Poetry Jam show, come out in force, dressed to impress.
I was disturbingly told that CBC did have something relating to spoken word, in recent times over here, but, after one season, swiftly dropped it ….. ???
Hmmmmm ….. well, if I have my senses intact, I would have to suggest that the vibrantly intellectual nature, of that ….. which, was hopefully featured, frightened the big wigs at CBC, as their levels of fukry were being exposed by wordsmiths who don’t have to use cuss words to edutain & edify the brains of people who tune in to this sort of stuff.
Suffice to say, “TINGS TIGHT”, fa real … !!! … As one of my fellow performers expresses, with venom, in a vernacular, that, is as voracious, as it is vivid !!!!!
The idea that spoken word is still in need of introduction to Bajans, isn’t that much of a surprise, but, what does surprise me, is that Rihanna, who mixes with the ilk of Jay-Z, isn’t perhaps, more supportive of an art form that she is around, albeit, in a slightly different guise, pretty much, all the time.
Alright people, put the illuminati talk to the side now ……. !!!!!
If she were to ask for it to become a mainstream form of entertainment, would the powers that be & CBC, be so dismissive of it ….. ???
I had a really cool time at Iron Mic last night, but, I think that it’s about time, that this event, along with it’s star cast of stellar performers, get the shine that they deserve … !!! … with so little, seemingly, going on in this island, that warrants promotion, worthy of the Rihanna type media circus …..
Let …. “Iron Mic” …. get some spotlight …..
Give DJ Simmons, Adrian Green & crew …..
Oh …. and of course …..
“Jack … he Raaaaaaaaaaaaaaasshole Jacket Nuh !!!!!”
3 Responses to “Give Jack He Jacketttt Yes … !!!!! … written by 17/6/2012”
Robert Gibson (PassionPoet) Says:
June 18th, 2012 at 10:05 am
Gotta tell ya man… LOVE ya blog
That’s what I talking bout….
And, on another note – since you wanted to see my performance when I featured the week before – check it out – Robert Gibson: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7dFsJDUdBz8 – Debut at Iron Mic
Kerry Ann Waithe(Rebeldiva) Says:
June 19th, 2012 at 11:54 am
Inspiring Big Virge. More words would be superfluous.
Empress Zingha Says:
June 21st, 2012 at 11:19 am
Thanks soo much love for bigging us up! so much talent oozes on stage every night its amazing people don’t like spoken word..