Black Friday teking ova Independence
WELL, I gine tell ya: judging from the way things look and looked, nuhbody woulda evah guess or even believe dat Barbados was celebrating
52 years of Independence.
I mean, things have tuh be really brown in this place when not even a piece o’ buntin could be visible, even pon some Government buildings.
Well, the lights and displays pon the various roundabouts have become a thing of the past. If ya see five o’ dem wid any kind o’ display or lights pon dem, ya good. The truth is, I ain’t get in ’Town yet tuh see how The City look or the way how the Public Buildings light up but I see a picture of it in the newspapers.
Tuh be honest, I cahn say dat I ain’t hear nuh local music. I would be telling lies ’cause some o’ the radio stations was playing some o’ the old local songs every day. Some o’ dem, I hear, was even doing interviews wid a few o’ the older entertainers.
But you would know dat after the 30th, all the good old Bajan music done wid and it right back tuh the foreign stuff. Some business places was playing local music, and ya know something? We doan realise how much people love tuh hear sweet local music.
I must say dat Carlton does be always pon the ball when it comes tuh music in different seasons. The other day I was in there picking up a couple o’ things and although my pocket book was groaning and hollering fuh murduh whenevah I pick up something and look at the price, I couldn’t help singing along wid the sweet Bajan songs that was flowing all through the store.
It made dat otherwise stressful experience summuch easier tuh bear. And the other thing is this: evahbody I pass as I browse up and down the aisles was humming and singing along wid the local songs from Wendy Alleyne And The Dynamics, Carlyn Leacock, Richard Stoute, the Escorts, Mike Grosvenor, Cheryl Hackett – you name it, dem was singing it.
Mix local music
I know dat Carlton does play music all the time no matter what season it is but I just knew that from December 1 the Christmas
music would be ripping. One thing I would like tuh ask dem, though, is tuh mix in the local music wid all the other genres dat dem does be playing all the time through the year.
One last thing I gine tell ya before I finish up this column and it is this: Bajans love a piece o’ copying, hear? Look, I ain’t know the meaning tuh this Black Friday thing and it look like I is the only body ’cause it like it take ovah from the word Independence one time. Now, I does watch the American channels sometimes and evah single one ya turn tuh, Black Friday was dominating, even more so than the very Thanksgiving.
Up tuh now duh still advertising this Black Friday,
and the Bajan business people jump on pon it like wildfire. It wasn’t nuh more Independence
sales – dat was too low class, outta style and wasn’t saying a pang tuh some business people.