>> Sunday, March 26, 2006
Dr. Jay’s Rounds
March 26, 2006
Good Evening Soca lovers. I’m Nurse Karen and these are Dr. Jay’s Rounds.
Good things come to those who wait, and it looks like we finally made it to Spring. This time of year, there’s so much to do. Here at Soca Therapy, Spring cleaning is in full swing. Doctor Jay is organizing his crates to keep bringing you music that’s far hotter than the weather.
I hear lots of you were kicking up about the Caribana news last week. Don’t fret people, we’re still going to have a carnival. In fact we may even have two. The Caribbean Cultural Committee intends to put on Caribana as they have for the last 39 years, with or without funding from the city. The Toronto Mas Bands Association might be getting the money instead. That is, if their proposal is approved. Caribana is WE ting, so it is upsetting that there’s so much controversy right now. But try to look on the bright side. I feel is more mas we getting…and that can’t be a bad thing at all!
In St. Vincent a press conference was held to release the official poster and slogan for Vincy Mas 2K6. Super Mas, Super Jam, Super Mix! Woy…can’t wait for Summer. But Carnival will not just be fun and games. The National AIDS Secretariat will be distributing condoms and errrr, erecting HIV awareness booths throughout the country to remind people to play it safe if you go play at all.
Seven young ladies are getting serious about competing for the Miss St. Vincent and the Grenadines pageant crown come carnival time. They began training last week , but the names are still top secret. And no, Nurse Karen is not one of them…this time anyway!
Spring has sprung for Bajan ragga soca duo, De Maniacs. They just landed a record deal with a Barbados owned label that is based in the UK. There are high hopes that together they could be the next Rupee or Edwin Yearwood. Plenty of room at the top…so, we’ll have to wait and see.
Geez…I have so much to tell you. And ah worried, I running out of time. Maybe we should all just get together and lime after Soca Therapy. What you tink? Because I want to tell you how they announced the finalists for the reggae and soca awards. I want to tell you about the soca remix album that Article One is putting out. It will be amazing. Did you hear what they did to that Ne-Yo song? So sick! Wow. I would tell you that they’re holding workshops for junior calypsonians in Grenada…and that two guys in England will be writing an official theme song for the Soca Warrior football team.
But, I’m out of time. You’ll have to read the articles at Soca Therapy.com. I tell you Spring is busy for everybody. So whether you’re out taking a stroll to lose that winter weight, or you’re cooped up with a mop and squeegee. Just remember to bring de docta with you. Shock Treatment is the perfect sound track for Spring cleaning or your morning jog. So don’t forget to download the podcast from Socatherapy.com
I’m nurse Karen and those are Doctor Jay’s Rounds. Send your comments to Soca at FLOW 935 DOT COM. Now back to de doctor…