Due to some unforeseen circumstances that came up in my personal life, 876Lover will be taking a short break. During this period I’ll be posting a minimum of one article per week. I will try to do more but at this time it seems to be highly unlikely. The break will be from today until March 15th. I’m really sorry everyone, I hope you can understand.
This is my formal post to say I’m back! Yes, I stayed away longer than I said I would but let’s just say I went on a vacation 🙂 Today I came on my blog, in drafts, (I have a lot of posts to come) and I felt that feeling, where I just had to write. I hope it’s not too much rambling as I wanna let it stay as the blob of feelings that came through my finger tips.
One thing I’m happy about, is that fellow Jamaicans are viewing my blog, by right it is most helpful to them. At first I only got views from different countries but I try to share my articles more, and I’m glad Jamaicans are now seeing it. We have a stigma in Jamaica, where persons don’t support their own [people] until they’re a hit, or they’ve become known in a different country. Truly, in our hearts as Jamaicans trying to prosper that stigma hurts, because I [we] want support from our own, to encourage us, and to [then] bring our goods to the international level. This is just a blog, but it has my words, and one way or another they will be heard. So views or no views, I will continue to make sounds in this forest, cause I may not be heard, but I’m making an impact.
I wish you a happy, adventure-filled, and prosperous year. I’ll be cliché and say you’re not getting any younger.
I hope you all enjoyed the holidays, please don’t scold me for being missing for the past 2 weeks, thereabout. My laptop is having personal issues right now, I will be back to my regular posting pattern as soon as possible though.
For 2016 I have a couple posts ready (in my head) for you all, giving you a little bit of my Jamaican Christmas holiday 🙂 We have a lot to look forward to as well, February is Reggae Month, and Carnival season begins in the middle of Feb. Plus there will always be events for me to cover!
Changes, is the word that comes to mind.
You can’t win? So you change the game.
Change isn’t the name of the game,
you just love to play tricks.
Fool me once, shame on you,
Fool me twice shame on me.
You changed the game
but have you changed your ways?
I first heard Nadia at RedBones Blues Café for one of the nights of KOTE (Kingston on the Edge Urban Art Festival) her sound was different but it had a nice vibe, different as in unique but I was expecting reggae and this songstress belted a jazzy vibe with a mix of dub… and I loved it!
The second time was when I went to a Sankofa Session, I saw her on the flyer and me and my best friend decided we had to go see her perform again 🙂 It was definitely worth it, plus I got Miss Joy’s homemade juice again!
Jamaica 53 in style and true Jamaican fashion, partying the night away. For Independence my friend and I went to Shots & Hookah. Yes, I ranted about clubbing in the week (and feeling like a zombie the next day) but before you get on my case let me explain, it was a Holiday and my best friend wanted to do road, soo… how could I say no?
I used this as an excuse to wear my hair in an Afro for the first time since being natural, and I must say, it was thrilling. My hair isn’t that long but I loved my ‘fro, it made me feel empowered, especially since I could never wear my hair like this to work. Plus nobody couldn’t tell me, mi neva hot 😛 S&H is a weekly drink & hookah inclusive party at the Top Floor of the Quad, one of the clubs in New Kingston.
You know I find this so cliché to say but it embodies Jamaica so much, so wah gwaan?
Knowing that our Independence Day is August 6th, my friends and I decided to go to Dubwise the night of the 5th, i.e. getting home late isn’t a problem because Holiday means sleeping in late.
We were Dubbing into Independence, reggae floating in the air, 53 years strong, and it wasn’t just reggae in the air. I love Dubwise because it’s not everyday you hear roots music blasting and being professionally mixed, just like any dance (party.) Hehe just Wednesdays 🙂 Continue reading “Dubbing into Independence”→
Today is a magical day, good things happen on Wednesdays (I don’t need proof,) so since I won’t be going to Dubwise tonight I’m sharing Yaadcore’s Reggae Aroma playlists, just fulljoy some sweet reggae music.