Monday, July 31, 2006

Crop Over - and I not following

Well it's Crop Over time in Barbados and I have not been to, watched, or listened to a single event.

The Party Monarch competition was held at the Soup Bowl on Sunday. Over 30,000 people went up there and I was busy following the war in Lebanon on CNN. When I got tired of that watched Madea's Family Reunion - I think I enjoyed it better than being at the East Coast with people like sardines.

Anyway a youngster from Bacchanal Time Calypso Tent called Barry Chandler, won the title - and I don't even know his song... it's called "Flames". I am really getting old because a few years ago I would have known almost every song.

My nice Bajan links
Used to be the band I played mass in and it's still my favourite -
My favourite tent
Official Crop Over Festival website
Favourite lime

Monday, July 24, 2006

So much has happened - Sad time in Mid East

Well it's been quite a while since I've blogged.

The Trinis got kicked out of the World Cup - the Italians won.

A Texan billionaire called Allen Stanford is creating history in Antigua with his 20/20 Cricket Tournament - US$1 million for the winning Caribbean team. Man he is revolutionising the game - real excitement in the region.

While on the other side of the world Israel is bombing the daylights out of Lebanon, they want back their two soldiers that the Hezbollah took. Almost two weeks of madness in the Middle East. A CNN report on a hospital in Lebanon brought tears to my eyes - Lord, when you made man what were you thinking?

An Israeli artillery unit fires a shell towards Lebanon

And in Barbados the CropOver Festival is on and I have not attended a single event...