Dem know a nutten ’bout music, dem a computer pussy. – Ricky Trooper
While FIRST has mixed feelings about the decision of the United States to cancel the visas of some of Jamaica’s best-known entertainers the incident is also a mixed blessing. Okay, as @afflictedyard reckons, America’s behaviour maybe “fascist” and “petty” but as @BigBlackBarry was saying last night, this might be actually be a necessary sacrifice to help the music renew itself.
Regardless of the Dudus extradition matter, its almost certain that the five artists were targeted as a retaliation for the stance of the Golding administration, even if it could be argued that these artists were already flirting with the proverbial no-fly list. There have been bans and there have been other visa cancellations – of which this was the most high-profile. And of course, the obviously bored officials at the U.S. Embassy can only be helped by instances like Trooper’s brilliant but self-destructive rant on ‘YouChuuuuube’.
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The Jamaica World Cinema Showcase will present three movies each night, for the generous price of $1,000 (pre-sold) $1,200 at the gate. And the price includes free wine, as much as you can drink!
Beginning tomorrow the show runs for three days until Saturday at Finnigan’s Winery, 5 Cranbourne Avenue, Kingston. The event also includes the FIRST-related DiMaggio: The Last Don (Friday at 10 pm).
For more information call: 1-876-260-2084. Here’s the schedule:
Thursday, April 1
7:00 pm: Aaltra: 92 mins, Belgium, Benoit Delepine (Comedy)
8:45 pm: Licensed To Kill: 80mins, HK, Arthur Dong (Documentary)
10:10 pm: W.A.R. Stories Walter Rodney: 80mins, Guyana, Mykal Cushnie (Documentary)
Friday, April 2
7:00 pm: Real Ghetto Youth: 80 mins, JAM, Omaal Wright (Grassroots/Urban Drama)
8:45 pm: Black Dynamite: 84mins, USA, Scott Sanders (Blaxploitation/Action)
10:10 pm: DiMaggio – The Last Don: 80mins, JAM, The Rickards Bros. (Documentary/Comedy) (that’s us!)
Saturday, April 3
7:00 pm: Single 97mins, CAN, Richard Atkinson (Docudrama)
8:45 pm: Young People Fucking: 91mins, CAN, Martin Gero (Comedy)
10:10 pm: Medicine For Melancholy: 88mins, USA, Barry Jenkins (Romance)
Like many Jamaicans FIRST kind of gave up buying Lotto tickets after the US$240 million went ‘unclaimed’. And like Jamaicans are want to do, FIRST had ‘invested’ significant $ in this particular ponzi scheme only to come out like we all had in Cash Plus and Olint.
So today we do at least feel better to know that someone has indeed won, a ‘Mr S Clarke, a farmer from Manchester who very cooly waited one-and-a-half months before claiming his winnings.
His reaction to the win, as reported by the Observer? Gayle told his friends he was “going home to have a bath and go to bed.” And as for the long wait: “I decided to take the time to relax and sort myself out.”
We rate this guy. And for everyone else: just allow him to leave in peace. He plans to invest in real estate and farming.