Friday, January 30, 2009

Timeka dating Shaggy

word on another blog which shall remain nameless(without credibility), claims that our little starlet Timeka Marshall is dating Shaggy.....

Is it true? Or a publicity stunt? Or is that blog just looking for attention?

Leave a comment if you know...

Wednesday, January 28, 2009

The song and dance continues:

Imagine this man is leading a whole nation. He scammed us all by pretending to be married so he could be elected...Guyana is in need of new leaders with vision and moral values. President Jagdeo needs to be charged with something, how could you be legally divorced if you were never legally married? Only in Guyana...

Varshnie Singh was never legally married to President Bharrat Jagdeo, raising
suspicion about whether the Guyanese leader had indeed genuinely lost the relevant marriage registration forms at least twice.
Sources close to the President insisted that he had legally divorced from Singh but they would not go into details about how that was possible. However, a lawyer familiar with the matter corroborated Singh's account that the marriage, according to Hindu rites was never legally registered. A source familiar with the 1998 ceremony
described the wedding day as a "confusing" one, resulting in the Pandit failing to have the couple sign the relevant documents. The source told Demerara Waves that the first set of forms had been signed but Jagdeo lost them after which a second set of forms had been obtained and he lost them again.

Wednesday, January 21, 2009

Mouth Open, Story Jump Out

This story is too sweet to let past by. yesterday Guyana's First Lady Varshnie Jagdeo, held a press conference to finally come out to the public about her ill-treatment at the hands of our esteemed President Bharat Jagdeo.

No wonder Guyana is not progressing and we're behind in everything except proverty and criminality, our President himself is a cold and callous man. Wasting the people's time, harassing this woman when he could be doing great things for Guyana. I am so ashamed.

Some excerpts:
I have been begging our President for financial assistance so I can live, for the past ten years and have not received it. I have had to depend on my parents who are pensioners and my family to support me. It is shameful at this stage of my life to regress to having my parents support me.

I had wanted to leave many years ago and tried to get our President to co-operate with me to call it a day amicably. He refused to entertain any dialogue until after the last election. Then everything went into overdrive by his hand.

It is funny and sad to hear the politicians talk about the campaign against domestic violence, investing millions to “stamp it out” etc when what I am experiencing is hi-tech domestic violence and persecution. Our President is using his office and state resources including Ministers unprofessionally to disadvantage a woman.


For almost 2 years (2003-2004) I was denied access to the Presidential apartment at State House. If I was not home by 6pm the apartment door would be locked with the latch from the inside so my key could not open it.

Even if I was home at 6pm I would be in my room by myself, where all I could do was read and listen to music. We were two people living separately under one roof.

When I was locked out, I would have to spend the night on a sofa on the 1st floor, without a sheet, get murdered by mosquitoes, praying for the night to pass quickly so I could get into my room bathe and get to office, or to my public engagements etcI got no sleep at all during the period I was locked out. Eventually I would walk with a change of clothes, just in case and then go to my Aunt’s house nearby to bathe the next morning. Making a joke of the water tank at State House not having water.

Demerara Waves broke the story and LivinGuyana followed up by posting the full 10 page release.

Sunday, January 18, 2009

Guyana Music Fest: :(

I'm not going to lie to you. I love my Guyanese people and my Guyanese artists, but last night at the Guyana Music Fest I was so disappointed I actually became pissed off, not just annoyed PISSED.

The venue was a disappointment, a &%#$& high school cafeteria!!! We bring our International artists to perform in a high school cafeteria?? Not even in the audiotorium on a stage!! Terry n Kwame you wrong, wrong, wrong!! That's a disrespect to the artists, you've got 1 whole year to find a better venue befitting of the artists. To Adrian, Jumo and especially Natural Black, you tek disrespect so easily. What a shame!

I paid $40 to go into a high school cafeteria, in the middle of winter, 13 degrees outside, me dressed in my Siberian grade coat and NO COAT CHECK! What is wrong with these people, why does it have to be so sub-standard? By the time I got there at 1am, there was no ice, at the make-shift bar!

The stage was about 1 foot off the ground. If you were not in the front then you didn't want to see the show. There was a projector/screen on the side but it was inadequate, I've seen wider screens tvs in ordinary people's homes.

I'm just so disappointed in the whole thing. It left a very sour taste in my mouth. Showtime was suppose to be 12:30am, the first artiste didn't come on the stage til about a quarter to 2am. This stupid forumla doesn't work, waiting until the wee hours of the morning for these artists to perform. What's the reasoning behind that? Back to the timing, they waited so long to start, then they were hurrying artists off the stage.

I finally gave up at about 3:15. Adrian and Jumo was on stage, but I was in the back trying to crane my neck to watch the "projection." I left before their performance ended, I never got to see the main attraction, Natural Black. Last year his performance was eclectic, it brought the house down. Though the sound wasn't up to par last year, it was still better but still left much to be desired.

Guyana on the whole has a long way to go. They think they can just call a Guyanese affair and Guyanese people will come. Guyanese are so accustomed to mediocrity that they settle for anything, this whole event was just disappointing, there's so much room for improvement. Get a clue people, rise and shine. My suggestion: C-Pac for the next event, at least the got a proper stage and sound system.

Also, why was there no female artist there? The best performance for me was H2O, out Wild reggae Indian. He seems to take his art very seriously. Next time drop that other dud DJ aneel/aneez whatever his name is, he's like Dj Prakz, unimaginative. Also Redemption was good and has come a long way from the first time I saw him perform.

I'm still pissed off...some footage to follow.

Saturday, January 17, 2009

Melanie Fiona

I'll get back to the Guyana Music Fest later...I'm still mad..but this woman right here is about to blow up....

Born to Guyanese immigrant parents and growing up in a music-filled house in the inner city of Toronto, Fiona knew from the very beginning that music is what moves her. "My mother, who shares my love for music, played everything from The Ronettes to Whitney Houston around the house as I grew up. My father would let me sit on the stage while he rehearsed with his band as a guitarist. "

"The album is called The Bridge," enthuses Fiona. "It crosses the barriers between ethnicities, genres, age groups, and genders. It can’t be defined as just one thing. It’s got a soul that’s something old, yet something new." The album reflects the duality that asserts itself in Melanie Fiona’s own exuberant personality. Flirting with the traditions of classic soul from artists like Sam Cooke, Nat King Cole and Gladys Knight, the songs also pack the punch, and authenticity of modern music. United by a singular passion, Melanie Fiona’s sound bridges past and present with an artistic and consistent blending of classic soul samples. It’s all held together by a unique quality, something that is innately her, much like the other artists she mentions as influences: Bob Marley, Sade, and Patsy Cline.

Reggae in 2008

New Release:

This woman's voice is incredible...

Saturday, January 10, 2009

New Music: Tiffanny and Yung S

A little American flava in GT. Master producer KenDaBeat maker our very own Guyanese Timbaland....

I always wonder, why didn't music develop and excel in Guyana and only now in it re-infancy in the year 2009??

Bad Girl: Tiffany and Yung S

Wednesday, January 7, 2009

Coming to America

Adrian, Jumo and Natural Black are coming to perform at the 3rd Annual Guyana Music Fest. I was there last yr and it was loads of fun. The sound was not very good and I was a bit embarassed for my fellow Guyanese, but it was still a nice hang. Despite all that, there was a very electrifying perfomance of It Nice by Natural Black. The venue is suppose to be better this yr. I don't know if I'll be there yet but I hope to be.

Sunday, January 4, 2009

2008 Round-up/Round-Out II

Adrian leads again....

Who will be our next big star?

2008 Round-up/Round-Out I

2008 Favorite Artist Poll, only a pathetic 41 total votes but Adrain Dutchin and Natural Black come out as the winners!

Who are your favorite artists? (You can choose more than one)

Happy New Year

Happy 2009 folks and a very musical year to the artists. Seems like the new year celebrations were in full swing despite the floods and the downturn (u know poor people gotta party) in the economy.

I'm still recovering from all the festivities.  I haven't heard much music in the last two months as it seems the artists are enjoying the season as well.  So I'm thinking, who will shine in 2009?