I love carnival. I love Soca. I am Jamaican 🇯🇲. It writes itself. In my lifelong carnival chase, it only makes sense that I went home one time for the one time. Aight, so boom! 💥
We side-eye the traditions of other cultures and forget that essentially, we are all the same. We don our respective apparel, and forget that somewhere else, someone is preparing for a yearly shindig of their own. Mine is carnival.
On the cusp of this genre, solidifying it's fan base with each new hit, are the Ultimate Rejects. Their hit "Full Extreme", and the tens of subsequent road-mixes, won over the 2017 Carnival season.
I love Soca. End of story! I want to share with you some of my favorite shower/commute/cooking /gym music. It moves me. AND you can play (some of) it for children!
Natural disasters, if not fatal, are often defining moments. Turning points. Do you muster the strength to start anew? What do you learn? How do you grow?
Mine will be the only wedding I consider royal! The only Prince we acknowledge was from Minnesota! Colonists! Why is this still a thing? Symbolic decadence in the face of abject poverty. Countries that have irreconcilable histories. Potential that was stamped out before it could sprout from the seed. We will never know what could... Continue Reading →