Posted by Virge | Filed under Musings
Yes Yes Ppl …. !!!!!
Hangover day today …..
Unlike my Saturday drink fest, this was an impromptu Hennessy infused session, which, has left me feeling, the worse for wear today !!!!!
As the rasshole flies buzz in my ear, it is my stomach that is saying, “Wha di ass you was doin’ last night Big V ….. !!!?!!! …..”
Cavorting wid very young girls and talking bear cunt wid dee owner, one of his, occasional barman & those who were partaking in the early hours of the morning at Pablo Donte’s !!!
My tuesday nights have suddenly become a time for edification & intoxication of that good chit !!!!!
Props to Samantha for getting this night up & running, and, more importantly, growing !!!!!
I have happily taken a back seat for the last couple of weeks, to take in the words & creative expression, of the next generation of poets, lyricists & singers.
There has been a wide variety of talent levels and subject matter, and passion is finding it’s way to this, nicely situated spot.
Paul …. aka …. Pablo ….
…. is a very welcoming & entertaining host, drunk as rasshole last night, after he dun cuss me for not dropping, as he says, “A Verse”, a term that i’ve never heard used before in reference to Poetry, but, a nonetheless cool one, when dropped in that Bajan tone.
Thus, this is where the night began, I think someone actually tried to claim that I couldn’t drop a verse, some young duppy, who, clearly had no idea who I was, so, I let it slide because as Mark the barman, later expressed, “A lil’ mystery is a good thing to nurture”, exposing all your talents, especially when it’s for free, is not something I advise any young artist to do !
Art, like life, has ways of kicking’ you in ya scunt, if you don’t cherish it, nurture it & let it develop steadily.
Everything takes time, and as patience is one of my biggest weaknesses, it’s good to know that grandstanding & wanting to be the centre of attention is not something that I am craving.
I really enjoy performing, but, performing when it feels right, not performing for performings’ sake.
However, it has been really nice to have people ask the question, and then look at me stunned, as if to say, “Well, you better fix up & get the mic in you hand again soon !!!”.
I appreciate the love & encouragement, and more will be forthcoming, I promise !!!!!
We artists are temperamental souls & sometimes need to hear that we are wanted, to get our groove on folks, so, as i’ve said before, and clearly, some of you are taking note, especially with the younger talents out there, let them know that you’re feeling them, they need & appreciate the encouragement !!!!!
Anyhow, I am seeing that international poets are reaching Pablo’s !!!
I’m pretty sure we had a Trini, who claimed to be a lil’ nervous, mash down the place wid some love vibes that had man raising up dey hand & gal getting very hot in certain places, let’s say !!!!!
Then, there was a young guy from New Jersey who, definitely had skills … !!! … who, upon speaking to him, explained to me that in Jersey, he & a group of his friends are doing a similar thing there. Impressive … !!! … as his vibe seems to be one of bringing back lyricism & realness to both, Hip Hop & the poetic artform, as Darth would say ….. “Most Impressive !!!”, as he is only 23.
Then we had DJ Simmons, as ever, dropping that Bajan attitude with a mic in his hands, that I really like to see, a very clear & confident sounding expression of thoughts & creative vibes, as said before, an inspiration to many of the younger Bajans who have things they want to say.
Ms. Typhanie Albert showed a lil’ versatility & switched up the loving vibes of the night for a bit, wid a socio-political piece, that, I hope she will learn & deliver in the manner that I believe her to be capable of producing !!!
She then dropped some more love poetry for the, mostly, attentive crowd.
Samantha is a very warm host, diminutive as she is, in stature, and she always gives out nuff love to all who perform, regardless of whether it’s pon’ crackberry, as per Mr. Inity Fire, or read, or performed, so listen up people ….
Wunnah shy folks, I have to second that motion, whatever makes you feel comfortable, not everyone is built for …. off the top performing …. !!!!!!
In discussion, later on in the evening, I was explaining that, for me, my initial period with this artform, had me fighting the performance side of things, I like & still like, reading, and believe that, the power of …. “What you are saying”, should be what people focus on !!!!!
However, as Hip Hop has become so driven by the flows & styles of Hip Hop Emcees, it became apparent, via good advice, that, if you want your stuff to grab people & shine, the whole performance thing, kind of goes, hand in hand with audience appreciation, although, as i’ve said before, black audiences aren’t easy, so, if you are coming with it, then bring it strong, or, don’t bother coming along.
If you are a nervous soul whose never used microphones, or, feels a lil’ uncomfortable speaking in front of strangers …..
Do a Linus … !!!!! …
… take your security blanket with you if you must, but, do your thing without reservation !!!!!
Anyhow, as the night progressed, it got a bit more raucous as tunes were dropped that almost made me forget that I was here in Bim, Hip Hop from past & present, that has inspired me to write, and, that has inspired me to join the lyrical fight, for, freedom of thought, expression, and freedom from oppression !!!!!
This was after hearing, ol’ foolish Rihanna … !!!
I had to have a quick word with the DJ, who quickly fixed up for the next hour or so !!!
Then it started, drinks were flying, conversation started to get very Bajan … a lot of cuss words & ignorant talk, and the host with most, ol’ foolish Pablo, began to feel the effects of his alcohol intake, drinks getting spilled, girls getting chatted up, all in good fun, and then the music energy changed.
Now it became the Rock Session at the bar, White Stripes, The Black Keys, Hendrix, Dread Zeppelin & some Radiohead was on blast to the early hours.
As time passed & the youngness that was running around for the night, gravitated towards me, it was then that the drink started to kick in, Big Virge talking cunt & getting on bad with girls young enough to be my daughters !!!!
Tut Tut Tut ….
Maaaaaaannnnnnnnnn ….. Shut tha fuck up ….. !!!!!
Dem’ old enough to wine … Dem’ old enough to grine …. !!!!!
The Bajan in me is def comin’ out, so, don’t push up on me girls, unless you ready hear … !!! …
Keep ya cunt quiet when Dee Big Dawgs roaming, caw ya might ketch a bite !!!!!
It will probably surprise all you to know, that I am quite shy person, in actuality, however, once the liquor is in me, I get a frisky, jus like everyone else, so don’t be surprised, when you see, that I like a good time !!!!!
Okay, so slowly but surely, things wound down, but, it was like 2.30 am …. !!!!!
Unf’ing … believable … !!!!!
My plan was to catch some performances, hold a drink & be out by 11.30 ……
So much for that plan ….. !!!!!!
It’s now 1.40 in the afternoon of the pain after …..
My stomach is far from ready to eat, and i’m sweating in the heat … !!!!!
Today would be hot as rasshole too … !!!!!
So, I dunno how my day is gonna go, but one thing I do know, is that, last night was good !!!!!
As my man Mark would say …..
“Cuh dear ……. !!!!!!”
and all I will add to that is …….
“Watch dem drinks hear …. !!!!!”
Peace & Blessings …..