>> Sunday, June 25, 2006
Dr. Jay’s Rounds
June 25, 2006
Good Evening Soca lovers! I’m Nurse Karen and these are Dr. Jay’s Rounds.
Today is June 25th. That makes it exactly six months to go till Christmas. Lucky for me I don’t have to wait that long at all. It might as well be Christmas this week. “Ah going home…home for carnival.” That’s right, soca people…this time Doctor Jay is the one who is staying put and in two short days I will be heading to the land of the blessed for Vincy Mas 2K6. I don’t mean to brag or anything, after all I still have to work. Your resident nurse Karen will be on the ground (for the most part) giving you Don’t you just love Sundays? I do and the reasons are obvious. Come 6 o’clock every week Doctor Jay treats you to the sweetest soca music. Soca Therapy is the best kind of therapy you could ask for. Just ask the crowds down at Barbados on the Water this weekend. I took a stroll in the hot sun yesterday to take in one of Harbourfront’s best Summer Festivals. So let me take a minute to big up all my Bajan posse. “We representing blue, yellow, blue, yellow, blue”. Yeah boy dat was a good time. The night got hotter still, with three of Barbados’ veteran music men rocking the Brigantine Room: The Mighty Gabby, Red Plastic Bag and Adrian Clarke. That’s right, we’re talking songs like Ragga Ragga and Government Boots! Ah, sweet memories of the Bajan invasion.
In just a couple of months the rest of Toronto’s Caribbean community will join in the action as we celebrate Toronto Caribbean Carnival. Ah feel it’s safe to say we could all look forward to a festive and positive time now that the Caribbean Cultural Committee has given this year’s organizers it blessings. So don’t worry people, jump if yuh jumping, wave if yuh waving, gyal wine if yuh wining…cuz de action now start.
In Antigua, Kenny Blessin is getting in the action with his new single “Drip”. Blessin’s song may have taken a note or two out of Bomani’s handbook. One talking about wet women, the other talking about Dripping women…If you ask me it’s too many of these soca artistes all fascinated with sweaty girls. If allyuh really like perspiring ladies…maybe it’s time the two of you make a trip to Toronto. We’re over here melting in this heat without your sweet vibes to cool we down.
St. Lucia Carnival is getting underway. The festivities were officially launched two weeks ago and NOW the Calypso Tents are the place to be. I find there is no shortage of places to be in the Eastern Caribbean these days. Currently Antigua, Barbados, Grenada, St. Vincent and St. Lucia are hotting up for Carnival and Doctor Jay is working his magic to bring you the new music first. As for me, I’m in the process of packing my bags for Vincy Mas. In two weeks time, tune in for a special edition of the rounds from St. Vincent and the Grenadines.
I’m Nurse Karen and those are Dr. Jay’s Rounds. Send your comments to SOCA at FLOW 935 DOT COM. Now back to de doctor…