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

So guys what a hot few weeks it’s been eh ?

Wildfires, heatwaves, the world cup, and a variety of hot topics continually arising, that should be causing, at least the odd raised eyebrow, in terms of what is being revealed, or NOT, as the case may be.

So, this month’s little ditty will cover a few things, from last years Grenfell Fire, and the reaction to it, to the continual revelations of Hollywood abuses, and the reactions to them, that continue to heat up, as more and more female stars release information that will have a lot of producers and big movers, loosening their collars, due to the heat of allegations surfacing, and, resurfacing, from the past. Kathleen Turner being the latest to have certain people, looking over their shoulders, right about now.

As per usual, the Donald Trump show continues to simmer, until he gets his nose out of joint, over say, Lebron James, or NFL Players continuing to kneel, or, refusing to stand for the American Anthem before games. The issues of trade, and of course, his rather high profile meetings of recent, which should apparently, be cooling down tempers and the need for nuclear arms.

The Catholic Church, seemingly, abusing children just about everywhere they’ve been, with quite the level of protection, from members of their church to police not taking matters seriously, upon notification of child abuses, that have also been kept under the radar at some schools for decades, coming to light.

It’s definitely been a hot summer, but, not just due to the weather.

Even Tiger Woods has found his golf clubs hotting up, as he gets very close to returning to the major winners circle, at the PGA in St Louis.

The Zimbabwe election situation has caused tempers to hot up due to disputes over the legality of President Emmerson Mnangagwas’ election win. South African land appropriation, and a number of other issues in the African Continent.

The Ben Stokes case is hotting up, as did his temper clearly, as the story seems to keep changing regarding his position in the argument that led to him, as he claims, protecting a couple of gay guys from facing abuse …..

Hmmmm, something doesn’t quite add up about that whole scenario, much like the issue of race, as another white nationalist rally is heading to Washington, whilst racist graffiti has been sprayed on a house in Rochdale, where a black family were excited about moving in, so, that debate is still hot for those who aren’t part of the fraternity of famous black folks, who are now not so keen to raise the issue because of the green in their pockets, that has them feeling comfortable.

Well, as this poem suggests, we all could do with a cooling down, or maybe an exhibition of more coolness, when some of these issues confront us.

It’s been a hot summer for sure, but, unlike rain, some of these other hot issues may require some other cures.

Anyway, take a listen and enjoy, and stay cool folks !!!

Bless Up

Virge

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“I Use It Like” … Produced by Strat Carter

Another Jazzy number put together for me by Strat Carter ….

So, this is how we use it when it’s put to music !!!
from Virges’ World Vol. 2

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

Standards

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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“The Company You Keep” … Written & Performed by Big Virge

Yes Yes People,

So, World Cup fever is upon us, The Russkies’, have the chance to host, and I wonder what kind of hosts Vlad’ and his men will be eh ….

Time will tell, but it’s a time you are going to need be VERY WISE, in the company you keep, methinks !!!

Like say, Tommy Robinson … ???

Who seems to have caused quite the stir !!!

Obviously a man who holds very strong views regarding immigrants and their behaviour, but maybe he should check his company and more importantly, what they have become reputed for, hateful speech and criminal deeds, and yet some white folks are INCENSED, that he should be judged so harshly, or at all, considering the way the immigrant paedophiles have behaved.

Hmmmm, pot calling kettle at all, anyways, moving on, what can one say about this week, Donald and Kim, finally together, to show the world the love they have for each other and a De-Nuclearised World … !!!!!

Phew, dunno bout you, but I was getting worried there for a minute …

…………… and if you believe that, then you probably believe that something meaningful was achieved between these two leaders, who were basically goading each other into some kind of instigation of war, not so long ago, if i’m not mistaken … ?!!!?

Ho’ Hum ….
Well, President Trump really is something !

Whatever you feel about him, he certainly does switch things up, on the REGULAR … !!!

Can’t finish this post without saying congrats to the Warriors !!!!!

4-0 …. Brooms were being brought out quite early …. LOL ….

So, it would seem that Lebron’ might just be removing himself from his current company of teammates, I wonder if he’s thinking about going to Golden State …… LOL ……. ???

Anyway folks enjoy the World Cup, if you’re gonna be following, but this piece is a SERIOUS One, on the perils of keeping bad company …..

Stuff to think on in these dangerous times ……

Peace and Guidance

The Virge …..
and, Come On Brazil, get with the programme this time !!!!!!!

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” Voice ” … Prod by Strat Carter

So folks, moving on to the next musical production from Virges’ World Vol. 2 ….

However, I have to quickly voice my respect for Mr. Zidane and his Madrid man on an excellent performance to win YET ANOTHER Champions League trophy.

I am Liverpool supporter, so am obviously disappointed in their loss but it was a good run, and Jurgen has managed to find something that with a bolstered level of quality, should avail some success, however the voices of disapproval will be ringing in Karius’s ears at grounds all over, after that monumental blunder, that basically ended Liverpools’ hopes …. !!! ? !!!

Ah well, I look at it as a case of Form against Class and Class wins out, most of the time, as it did tonight.

Whatever Gareth Bale was on tonight, Liverpool could do with some of it !!!!!

One of the greatest goals i’ve ever seen in a Champions’ league final, that will have his name etched into Footballing folklore, which brings me back to this months track, one which yeah, denounces some of the voices now heard, that maybe shouldn’t be, amongst todays crop of Grime, Trap & Mumble Dummies out there claiming to be worth listening to … ???

Well, just for them and you, here’s a voice that, as expressed in this piece, is Top Choice, when placed alongside the right kind of bass lines …..

A cool, smooth Strat Carter produced groove, and some lyricism that’s worth a listen …..

Short sweet and to the point ….

Check out this Voice Joint ………..

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

Well folks, another month has passed, and as usual currently, just enough crazy things have happened to leave me feeling, a little punch drunk, with all that I am hearing & seeing to be standard actions in this world of ours.

Politicians backstabbing and deceiving one another !!!

Elections coming here in Barbados, and many seem to be saying the same as was said by quite a few people in the US, before Donald Trump became President.

If Freundel’s crew retain power here, heads are talking about Canada as a safe haven.

Well, what I will say is that on the surface, it looks like one of the better countries to be in at the moment.

However, is anywhere really safe and prosperous these days ?

America & England do not exactly offer safe havens to go, unless you are willing to ignore the social issues that currently surround living in either country currently.

Money Money Money though, still has people acting funny !

Desperation is almost like a new breathing apparatus for the majority, as prices continue to rise, whilst wages are not rising at quite the same pace.

Trouble’s a brewing, and as said, the political ring has the Punch Drunk feeling being thrown around, however, Meghan & William did their thing over the weekend, with a whole heap of pomp and ceremony.

It’s always interesting to me, to see how celebrities who claim to represent art that should influence peoples’ perceptions of say, everything from Capitalism, to, Historical Wrongs that have been suitably covered up, yet, they are quick to accept an invitation from one of the biggest, if not THE BIGGEST, family of colonialists, who, in no small way have contributed to not only, the inequalities of this world, through their legacies of brutality, greed and receipt, but have profited in ways that make their money seem much more dirty, than any that’s being laundered currently.

It’s incredible that, so soon after the acknowledgement that Windrush Migrants were deemed to basically, not exist, presumably because of their lack of economic benefit to the country now, that, no-one was at the Royal Wedding, protesting the idea of William, grabbing himself, a bit of colour to create an image of acceptance, for people of colour, even within the royal family !?!

It’s pretty amazing really, when you add in, the current, ” Brexit ” vibe, and the, ” Hostile Environment “, that was supposed to be the policy towards todays’ immigrants, trying to get to stay in the UK.

As said, it’s all getting a bit too much for my brain to cope with, so, let me get back to the piece i’m sharing this month.

Well, having watched a pretty decent fight between Adonis Stevenson & Badou Jack any Light Heavyweight last night, which for a change, ended with a controversial verdict, that actually, wasn’t that controversial.

No Knockout Punches were thrown, that landed, but there were some brutal shots that were taken, that warrant a rematch after the draw decision which allows Stevenson to keep his belt for now.

So, for boxing fans, this month’s piece speaks on more than boxing, but pays homage to some of the great fighters, who have inspired me over the years, in more ways that one.

They may be premier athletes, but, I think i’ve done enough now, to prove that i’m a premier wordsmith, and this piece will definitively explain why …..

Simply, because as the poem states, when it comes to my wordplay ….

It Definitely has a Heavyweight ….

” Punch ” ….

Check it out …..

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” Here It Is ” … Produced by Strat Carter

Yes Yes People ….

So, as I cool out to some Dexter Gordon, it’s time for me to share some fresh music from Mr. Strat Carter, that’s accompanied by … Some Big Virge Rhymes ….

The vibes are just cool,
as we keep it kinda, old skool’,
with some Flava’s that are new ….

The first track from Virges World… Music & Verse Vol. 2 …….

So, these … ” Industry ” … heads say, that …

” Ya gotta keep your tunes fresh, and up to date, for people to relate ! ” …

Well to me, that’s dependent on how true to what you love, you REALLY are … !!?!!

That being said though, there are movements on the third and probably, final instalment of music and verse from Big Virge, that has succumbed to some, differently styled stuff, that’s gonna surprise a few, but, will show a willingness to experiment and show some creative diversity, on my part.

So, as it’s more on what could be seen as, ” Industry Type Levels “, it’s a departure from what Virges’ World 2 offers to you.

However, as it seems that industry timescales provide nothing, but delays and whatevers’, for why ish’ gets held up, album 3 won’t be around anytime soon …..

So for now, catch a couple grooves, with some poignant subject matter, that, relates in no small way, to much that we are seeing in this world today, from Brexit’ to Policing, to simply dealing with people these days, there’s a dose of it all up in this album …..

A cool follow up to Vol. 1 ….

…. even though, not quite to the standard i’d of wanted, but hey, nothing’s perfect in this world, so take a listen to a piece of mine …..

So …..

as this lil’, opening track states ……….

Here It is …….

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” What Does It REALLY, Mean To You … ?!? ” Written & Performed by Big Virge

So, what does one write about in this world currently eh people ???

Well of course, the political realm has an abundance of disturbing movements, that have quite a few people getting, well …..

…. as irate as people get these days, in some online petition, or in some public display of disrespect, for those who are supposedly, representing their best interests.

Not so much huh folks …..

Donald continues to wage war with himself presumably, which then funnels it’s way down to his minions, and they in turn are turning against the very man who, when they were being paid by and kept in his fold, didn’t seem to have a negative word to say about their President …..

Hmmm, let me move on …………

So of course, here in Bim’, people are awaiting the election that many seem to hope, will remove Good old Freundel, for what, sorry, who … ???

…. who knows …. ???

…. but the corruption discussion never seems to be too far away from Bajan Lips, which leads me those, sinking ships ….

or boats, like The Windrush ….

Uh Hmmm …. Excuse me ….

EMPIRE Windrush’ … !!!!!

…. whose occupants on that famed day of June 22nd, 1948, seem to have been treated as, hmmm, how does the saying go, ” less than being human “, by the Home Office, under Theresa May’s guidance !!!

Now this evening, I heard some interesting rhetoric, via The Beeb’, that showed how mistakes were made, even in the accusations being levelled.

Ol’ JC …. Mr. Corbyn, for those who don’t know, attacked The Prime Minister for being involved in the decision to basically discard the papers of those who needed them, to verify their legitimacy of becoming a fully fledged, British Citizen !!!!

SHOCK HORROR !!!!

The British treating black people like the dirt of the shoes, that they’ve been wearing, as they tread through shit ….. !!!!!

Never …. ???

” No Blacks, No Irish, No Dogs “, signs ….

…. being just one of the things these same migrants, (plus a few stowaways) from the Caribbean, had to face, upon arriving in the, let’s not forget, ” Motherland “, that was to show appreciation for Caribbean Peoples’ loyalty to Her Majesty, etcetera etcetera …

Blah Blah Blah ….

So now people are getting on poor ol’ Theresas’, Bruk’ Down back, give the woman a break, because the apparent truth is that the decision to do this heinous thing, was actually taken under the Labour Government that preceded the Tories …. ???

Huh .. rewind … !!!!!

The Labour, Leftist, Socialist, equality for all, supporters, would sanction such an act ???

NEVER …. !?!

Could this possibly mean that an actual change of national leadership ….

DOESN’T … actually represent change …. ?!?

I hate to say it, but didn’t Donald say something similar in regards to Hilary getting into power …..

One thing people have to admit is that President Trump, has certainly done things differently, even to The Bushes, who lost one of theirs this month.

Well, we live, we die, it is what it is, but I was thinking she deserves some thanks for giving us Jeb and GW, I mean hey, at least she didn’t give us Donald eh ???

It’s just madness, plain and simple, but at the end of this, there are people who have lost jobs, people who are being denied health care in their old age, people being separated from their families, the threat of deportation for others, which has of course, resulted in an apology coming from the beleaguered PM, to Caribbean Leaders.

One of whom being, Jamaica PM, Andrew Holness, who basically, immediately accepted her apology on behalf of Jamaica, saying that he believes, ” The Right Thing is being done at this time ! “.

The less said about that response, the better for me I guess, but it’s all good again, now the mistake … I Repeat …. MISTAKE ….. has been acknowledged, and will be rectified.

I mean, how do you do that though, really ???

Well, i’ll leave you to ponder that …..

Finally, leading to the piece attached to this post, Cuba has finally removed the Castro name from it’s offices of power, well, pushed it to the side, whilst new leader, Miguel Diaz Canel takes charge.

So, what does this mean for Cuba, and in particular it’s US Relations, well, it’s clear that the tight strings that were in place, have already been loosened somewhat by Raul, his predecessor.

However, President Trump is hardly likely to build on what B.O. O’Boomer, started, but who knows ?

He seems very changeable currently, from North Korea to Russia, but the Russia / Syria madness, has brought the old Trumpster’, out to play, along with Theresa May, The French, and anyone else who cares to wage war on Mr. Putin, President Assad, and chemical warfare that has been killing volumes in Syria ….

So ….

Who gave the initial order to use these weapons ?

Are there even, chemical weapons in Syria ? (Humour Me …)

Did The Syrians engineer them ?

Did Russia ?

Should anyone else interfere … ???
… and therein lies the BIG QUESTION ???

This seems to be a civil war, and a revolt against Assad, who seems have to earned the ire of The Brits, which in turn, leads to Trump etcetera etcetera, you get where it’s going ….

Well if you don’t, don’t worry, I think most people who, at least have, a sense of the woes of the world, have just about had their fill of it, and are just focussing on their lives and their loved ones.

Fair enough ….

However, turning a blind eye to these things is unwise in my opinion, because, small as they may be for most, revolutions of all kinds are occurring, just look at Starbucks and Applebies, for ridiculous examples …..

Hardly the type of revolution, that I think the world needs, but hey, it’s a start, so as I finish this post, i’ll leave with this question, as you click play and take a listen ….. think on this ……

In a world so CLEARLY, Corrupted and filled with injustices …..
If you had to start one …..

What Does It REALLY, mean to you ?

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” Pretenders ” … Written & Performed by Big Virge

So, quite the month it’s been people ….

All kinds of industry awards for film and music, pretenders to thrones being disappointed, whilst other pretenders to thrones, getting their props, from their peers.

In Hollywood, it’s such a farcically, perverted place, that it’s hard to truly believe that awards are given to individuals, solely based upon the quality of their, respective works, or merely because they sucked the right persons whatever, these days … !!!!!

Politically, well it seems that the Brits’ have got their noses out of joint over, alleged, covert, Russian Misbehaviour, on British Soil … ???

Now, this in turn, has garnered support from a lot of nations apparently … ???

…. and of course, the US, via it’s President, has let Vladimir, and his foreign diplomats know, that they apparently are no longer welcome, where they once were.

Also, the North Korea situation has been hitting headlines, as it appears that recent exchanges between America and North Korea, that were quite tempestuous, were no more than a lot of hot air, as, not only has Kim Jong Un, met with the Chinese Premier, President Xi Jinping, but apparently, he’s now cool with The Trumpster’, and other leaders, who seem to rather quickly be joining the queue to talk with a man who, barely months ago, was being labelled as a dangerous, out of control, tyrannical leader ….. ???

Something isn’t quite adding up people ….. ???

As comedian, George Carlin would i’m sure of suggested, the viagra seems to have worn off, and dick swinging has stopped for a while at least, so that the limp dick leaders of this world, can prove that, ” Pretense “, is indeed, along with those little pills, their greatest ally.

Also, the word is that, Donald will never get to build his wall, to keep the Mexicans out, as he so vehemently claimed he would do, on his way to the Whitehouse !

(which, as a sidetone, quickly reminds me, is Guantanamo still open ???)

Okay back to Americas’ current big shot caller ….

It also seems that he won’t get to bed, a certain, Stormy Daniels, ever again, as their relations have become somewhat strained now !

LMFAOL ….. !!!!!!

…. and of course, there’s been the customary firing of members of Donalds’, US Administration, continues to baffle and bemuse the people who keep believing that these people, that he chooses, are actually supportive of the somewhat beleaguered President.

Seems like a great many PRETENDERS, are out there, which finally leads me to the admission by David Warner, Cameron Bancroft & The Australian Cricket Captain NO LESS, Steve Smith, that the pretence of them being decent, honest, fair cricketers, has been nothing more than a rather LARGE VENEER, that also has led to their, poor old coach, Darren Lehmans’ sudden resignation, after apparently being backed by the Australian Cricket Board …… just days before ….. ???

The same Darren Lehmann who had to apologise for using racist language with regard to Sri Lankan opposition, not so many years ago, who was also quick to join Yorkshire, a county who were seemingly pressured into reversing their policy of basically, not having anybody from outside of Yorkshire, be part of their team, especially if they had a bit too much colour …. !!!!!

You had to be of Tendulkar, or Richie Richardson Levels, to have even have had a chance back in those days, let’s not forget !!!!!

Hmmmm, nice blokes these lot and it sounds like there are a great many pretenders in Australia, maybe not just confined to the upper echelons of Aussie Cricket !!!!!!

It’s so laughable that it’s seriousness may be being dismissed, as nothing more than a blot on the landscape of Australian Sportsmanship,

It’s only Ball Tampering after all, so what, they just got caught for a change … !!!!!

However, one should not dismiss the level of vitriol aimed at anyone who wasn’t whiter than the whitest cricket ball, if they were accused of cheating, without any admission of guilt, previously.

The South Africans can hardly get too upset, as Hansie Cronjes name, has to be quickly brought up, when it comes to deceitful actions surrounding cricket, in the past.

In a world seemingly filled with so many liars, cheats and thieves, this month’s piece reflects on this pastime that seems to be so popular amongst so many bods’ on this planet of ours, including just one name i’ll mention from the poem, a certain Ryan Lochte, whose behaviour in Brazil not so long ago, with other US Olympic swimmers, should serve as a very important reminder of how white pretenders get treated in comparison to us darker folks, when we are foolish enough to get caught doing things that we perhaps, shouldn’t ……

So, as much a warning as an assessment of the Pretenders we all have to face at various point in our lives ….

Check it out ……..

and remember folks, HONESTY, is the best policy, however,

ONLY BEFORE, you decide not to be !!!!!

NOT ….. The other way round !!!!!

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