“Standards” …. The Vocal .. written by Big Virge … 4/12/2012 …


So what’s the word people ?

World Cup Fever is now over, and what a World Cup it was … !!!

However, i’ll leave that subject to one of my next posts, suffice to say though, it’s been a hot summer in various places and standards are indeed, showing themselves to be diminishing in many areas.

From wild fires where people are losing their homes and lives, with very little assistance until after the fact, to fires that may well become a very hot topic, like the recent Ted Talk on how Paedophilia should perhaps be viewed now.

Again, a subject that needs further discussion, but for now i’ll get back the usual poor standards, policing and safety for black people after the tragic death of Nia Wilson in Oakland.

Poor standards of conduct and behaviour, leading to sexual abuses by members of Oxfam in Haiti, and paramedics basically letting black people suffer and die in America, because of profiling, like the case of Nicole Galloway RIP, that leads some of them to believe that being black somehow means that, you couldn’t possibly have the money to pay for your medical insurance, which therefore means in their minds…..

“No money, NO RIDE, and no-one willing to save your life !?!?!”

Crazy and CRAZIER Times …. ?!?

We seem to be accepting pretty much anything as being reasonable nowadays.

Well, I think we might wanna just check on our standards, just a little bit, and recognise that without any, what exactly could this world become ???

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“Run Through My Mind” … Prod by Strat Carter

A Cool Groove for this month, as things seemed to have cooled between the US & North Korea ….

Uh hmmm … Moving On ……

Strat Carter produced, with plenty of bass to grace this piece of Big Virge Wordplay ….

Enjoy ………..

Some of you might need a dictionary though … Ha Ha …

You have been warned ….

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Changes … of scenery, and much much more … written by Big Virge 22/5/2016

Yes Yes folks,

Wow, are these posts becoming more and more infrequent !!!

Well, all for good reason, the system makers and the people who, blindly fall in line, are having quite the time currently !

Trump makes it to become the Republican Nominee for the US Presidency, seemingly now, with the backing of a CERTAIN, David Cameron ….. Any surprises there ???

Well, maybe just a slight one, as his new London Mayor, is none other than Muslim, Sadiq Khan !!!!!

Well, David’s announcement of, let’s say, a level of support for Donald, should make for some, interesting confrontations, with the new London Mayor, who, if i’m not mistaken, should be deemed as quite the security threat, according to all the Islamophobia talkers, thus I guess, the Brexit Klans, sorry, Clans … !!!!!

So, are you one of them ?

Well, good luck with having a Muslim Mayor, this should all make for very interesting times, unless of course, he is a turncoat, which should have Isis, Isil & their buddies plotting some kind of let’s say, disturbance, due to his appointment.

NOT … that i’m suggesting they should do any such thing of course !!!!

I’m just speculating a lil’ bit, if we are to believe the medias’ representation of the Islamic Threat, to peoples safety, across the globe, but especially, in Europe and the US of A right ???

Something doesn’t quite seem to be adding up, but these days, i’m realising, it’s just me !

We’ve recently had some sad losses, well, losses, depending on your point of view. I didn’t get the chance to meet Tony Cozier, the cricket commentator and voice of much that has related to, Radio or TV Commentary, on West Indies cricket, for basically all of my 40 odd years, and then some !!!!!

The one thing I wasn’t aware of, was that he had played for the infamously, racist club of Wanderers, which, leaves me thinking that, the fact that he was white, one can only hope, was not the reason he essentially became the main voice of West Indies Cricket !

Only those who truly knew him, will be able to answer that one. I just hope my thoughts are wrong, as he always seemed to be a decent enough fellow, but hey, White and Bajan, generally, is not such a positive mix, anyway, moving on …….

The biggest loss of the last few though, has to be Prince, say what you like about him, lil’ freak, illuminati puppet, or, whatever you will, but what a musical talent !!!!!

He was as good a live performer as i’ve, EVER seen !!!!!

…. and i’ve seen my fair share !!!

…. and he was just a phenomenally gifted musician, just from the volume of instruments he could play, and the legendary stories of his levels of productivity, let alone creativity, that would seemingly have him working in the studio, having just gigged for a night.

My enduring memory will be from his set of O2 performances, and seeing this diminutive figure come on stage at the afterparty, in a HOODED, Yellow Suit, icon of much, from sexuality, to fashion and sonic arrangement.

A Genius of the music art form, who is already, and i’m sure will be, missed for many many years to come, RIP Sir …. for the work you put in while you were on this earth, you deserve it !!!

Moving on, I have now entered my 46th year of life on earth, which I do, in no small form, give thanks for, however, as said, so much is changing in this world of ours, and as I have said on numerous occasions before, I don’t see too much of it as being progressive, however, this is probably, just me.

Thankfully, my vibes have brought me to the Bajan’ Countryside, in a lovely remote location, essentially, getting me further and further away from people, not that i’m anti-social or anything, but, have become happier to indulge in listening to peoples bullchit’, less and less frequently, as time goes on, because there’s only so much a man’s brain can take, when it operates on planes of logic, thought and common sense, which is clearly, NOT SO COMMON in the majority, sadly !!!

Waking up to a view of the East Coast of Barbados, and a landscape of green, that surrounds, as well as horses, cats, dogs, goats, chickens & a peacock, who happens to be quite the noisy fellow, is indeed, paradise like !!!!!

Especially when, feeling the sea breeze flow through the verandah, where I now do much of my chilling and contemplating, is indeed a blessing that year 46 of my life is glad to have as it’s beginning !

Thus, much that was important to me, is becoming less so, due to the peaceful vibes I now have, as well as the decent people who have embraced having me in their space, which I am very grateful to them for !!!

They are indeed, a rare breed, who are hard to find on this island, but they do exist, and, when receiving such levels of respect and warmth, one can only let peoples’ issues pass you by …..

A very cool place to be, mentally and spiritually, not to mention, the fresh fish that the locals know how to prep, tasty oh yes … VERY TASTY !!!!!

At no time in my life have I ever felt at this much peace, a beautiful thing, which is a change I am happy to embrace, and shall attempt to keep, for as long as is now possible !!!!!

The city and it’s hustle and bustle, is something i’m happy to forego, to make the countryside my home ……

Change …. in this case, is proving so far, to be the catalyst for rest,
and development of more than my bank balance, or, my personal goals, but simply, an aid to retaining my sanity and therefore, my peace of mind.

Stay blessed y’all, and remember, peace of mind is indeed, HARD TO FIND !!!!!

…. but, when you do get some …..

My advice is … Hold onto it for as long as you can !!!!!

The Virge, out of here for now ………

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” Class ” … A Poem written & performed by Big Virge

Having asked last month, what it takes/means, to be …. ” Hardcore ” ….

This month, my question is about the idea of having, ” Class ” ……

So, here are some of my questions about this thing we call …..

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Recorded at Triple E Studios, Barbados

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“Run Through My Mind” … written and performed by Big Virge

Yes Yes people … !!!

As per the young man, in the video below, there are a … Great Many Things … that run through my mind….

Especially, when it comes to words ….

Here are a few more of mine …..

So, I have…..

Mixed @ Shoestring Studios, Barbados

Recorded @ Hit Island Studios, Barbados

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Quite … The Trip … written by Big Virge 2/6/2014

Yes Yes peeps and creeps … !!!!!

What tha’ fook’s been going on ???

Well, firstly let me say, having spent the last 4 weeks in London, let me first Thank Mr. B, for sorting me out with a bed, and roof, to cool out at, and for all my peoples’, who saw me and managed to spend some time with me, it was GREAT to see you all, and I really mean that !!!!!

For those reading this, who are like, “Well, he didn’t see me !!!”

Get it CLEAR, either I’m not, or you are not …. a high enough priority in each of our respective lives, for us to have made time for each other, to catch up !!!

Yeah that’s right, your on the … ” Acquaintances list “, NOT, my friend list, take note & RECOGNISE, alright.

Okay, enough of that, what has changed in 15 or so months in England, well, the rise of not only, immigrant numbers in London, fa’ sure, but, more importantly, The Mighty, UKIP Party, presumably ready, to make Britain … GREAT … Again …

Errr, yeah alright … !!!!

I actually find Nigel Farage to be refreshing, in the fact that he chats his rubbish, openly !!!

Unlike say, Cameron or Clegg, or more importantly, those who’ve, all of a sudden, found their voting shoes, walk them to voting for what is essentially, a … ” NATIONALIST ” … party

” Nationalist ” … ???

I hear folks saying, well, yup, by this I mean … Ignant ass racists, filled with prejudice and a wish to re-ignite, the xenophobic nature of English folk, which has been, simmering, on the down low, for what … ???

30 years, give or take, as one news story claimed, while I was in London…..

Yeah OKAY, and the rest …… !!!!!!

The subject of … “YAWN YAWN” … Immigrants, and the influx of so many europeans….

Let me re-iterate … EUROPEANS … like say, oh, Nigel Farages’ apparently, German wife !?!

Oh, so he don’t mind going up in some parts of Europe, but, England as a whole should abstain, and, not only stay away from the idea of the European Union, but should keep them, as in migrants, out of England.

Sounds pretty much like BNP & EDL, rhetoric to me, for those who don’t know, the English have had, and continue to have their versions of the KKK ….

Groups like Combat18, The British National Party (BNP) and EDL – English Defence League, but of course, due to the level of Politically Correct, bullchit’, that much of English Society, now stands by, they are given a platform, but, only for the apparently, more liberal and ” Tolerant Groups “, from political parties, to, the Average Joe’s of society, who feel that they are above such ignorance ……

…. to attack UKIP & Farage, at the slightest slip of the tongue, that, THEY are EXTREMELY CAREFUL, not to make …

Hmmmm, talking of which, this brings me to Barbados’ friend, Jeremy ” Nigger ” Clarkson, who has been accused of using the word in some recording for Top Gear, which seemingly, was not to be heard, but somehow did, much like poor old Donald Sterling’s comments, somehow make it into the public domain ???

Well, Clarkson is renowned for running his chops in what could be construed as, racist dialogue, amongst other things, so, no surprises there, however, the fact that, pretty much immediately after this allegation of using the … N Word … he flies into Bim’, with his pals, and oh, conveniently, Lewis Hamilton, to enforce what … His love for … ” Niggers ” … is a little disturbing, to say the least !!!!!

Barbados obviously has no problem with white guys running that kind of talk, well, that fits in with the statement a Bajan made to me just before leaving, about the fact that,

“Apartheid may have stopped in South Africa, but, NOT … in Barbados !!!!!”

Apparently one of my, British High Commission, neighbours, was in the papers here, having been at the Top Gear event, yeah, my neighbour, whose lived next to me for quite a few months now, but, whose name i’ve yet to find out, as we’ve not spoken AT ALL, his New Zealand wife, on the other hand, I have had the pleasure of at least, a passing greeting from …..

Hmmmm …. anything adding up here people … ?!?

Anyways, back to England, twas’ great to get some performances in, and, suitably on topic, my smile poem, which I recently recorded, went down well in hackney, or at least, on the surface, at Spoken Word London, and as a result, I met a young lady called Hannah, who invited me to get over to an event she was starting, at the BAR Gallery in Willesden.

Small, intimate venues and audiences, were at each, and, thanks to Hannah and Pat I think, at S.W.L., for having me bless their audiences with some Big Virge verse !!!!!

Beyond those things, well, all I can say is, 1700 miles of driving later, I was shattered, but also, amazed at the changes in London, within just 15 months !!!

YUP … Immigration does seem to be … OUT OF CONTROL, even as the son of an immigrant, it is frightening to see the level of the Non-English, European presence I felt in London, Lithuanians, Bulgarians, Russians, Polish, Romanians etc, etceteras, and that’s before you see the Islamic, and, Black immigrants who have been in England for many years now !!!!!

Enoch Powell said, many years ago, if immigration wasn’t controlled, it would implode and leave, ” Rivers of Blood in England “, well, maybe, not that just yet, but, something has to give ….

Hence, oh yes … !!!

UKIP and Nigel Farage, causing a lil’ more than consternation from the Conservatives, Liberals and Labour.

I caught an interview with Ex-Conservative MP & now, I believe, Lord Heseltine, who had no reservation in suggesting that UKIP has, racists within them, but that, David Cameron and the Tories, have no such problem, as they are clearly, not racist !!!!

That’s funny to me, because what I see is the bridge where racists who have felt themselves outnumbered, due to so much immigration movements, into England over the last 70 years or so, that, they have had to silence those feelings, that, they’ve always held dear to their hearts, even if, only in private, or in, ” Certain Company “.

The BNP was a lil’ ……. TOO FAR RIGHT, to be associated with, as are the EDL, but, with a leader who has such a great British/English name like … ” Farage ” … ?!!!?

UKIP votes, have shocked, not only the main parties, but, the political ring of Europe, who, coincidentally, have seen a rather strong growth in Far Right, extremist, dare I say, ” Terrorist Parties “, who are all about attacking immigrants across Europe.

Nothing that i’m surprised by, to be honest, but, the level of acceptance, from the black populous, and the children of many immigrants, does leave me a lil’ concerned, as they truly seem to believe that they have the same rights as their, Caucasian counterparts !!!!!

Well, I can only hope so for their sake, but, if the volumes of Eastern Europeans I saw and was served by, is anything to go by, they may not believe that, in years to come.

Like many before me, and, many now suggest, it may all amount to nothing, but, what if it does amount to something, what if more people are ready to sign up for UKIP, come the general election ???

I wonder which immigrants will be the first ones asked to leave England ….. ?!?!?

Well, having left England thankfully, for my adopted home, i’ll leave y’all to stew on that, whilst I take in the sunset over the beach that is at the bottom of my road ….

Great to be back in a zone where black folks roam, without talk of get back on ya boat, unless it’s to bring back some fresh fish, like rasshole !!!!!

One love y’all ….

and keep it … HUMAN …. !!!

as that’s the race we ALL, belong to ……

The Virge out of here !!!!!

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