Tyson Gay Beat Usain Bolt in 100m-“I can be beaten and it showed today.”(Video)

•August 6, 2010 • 2 Comments

“I think it showed that I wasn’t in the best of shape,” … “I’m not unbeatable. I can be beaten and it showed today.”

Usain Bolt

On Friday August 6th  2010  at the IAAF Diamond League at the Stockholm Olympic Stadium in Stockholm 100m and 200m world record holder Usain Bolt shocked the world when he lost to American sprinter Tyson Gay.

When I replay the video it looks real -but I would love to believe Usain Bolt loss to Tyson Gay on purpose.

Why you might ask?

..to save the world from total damnation and make track and field interesting-I don’t know.

Knowing past theatrics of Mr. Bolt slowing down or even making  that Trinidadian win in one of the heats at Beijing we can have reasonable suspicion, right?.

Plus wasn’t it Yohan Blake a virtually unknown that came pretty close in a matter of seconds to be exact of wining a race just two weeks ago against Tyson Gay.

In all seriousness a win is a win regardless of the shape any athlete is in , nano seconds which separates the winner from the closest competitor or any other numerous reasons.

Tyson Gay is a humble athlete and a strong competitor. I respect him for coming back after the Olympics and running really well, it will be very interesting to see these two meet on the tracks again.

It would be silly for any true track and field fan to be shaken by this latest development. I expect continued dominance by Bolt being mindful that anything can happen. I take comfort in an excerpt from an interview Bolt did recently.

“I need to get ready for the World Championships in 2011 and Olympic Games in 2012. Those two events are very important and all athletes focus on them. It is crucial that we remain in peak shape for them.” –Usain Bolt

….and now for a little fun

Usain after losing the race: "Kmt a mango time now, ackee & saltfish and nuff,nuff party a Jamaica".

Tyson: “Safa mi seh”>>Usain:”ATI,Sumfest mi seh”

Usain: "Hey little man, you think you can run the race for me tomorrow?">>>> Boy: ... "I don't know I will have to ask my mother first".

Usain: "Hey slow down we have to make it look real!!">> Tyson: "Oh yeah right!".

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The 2010 JCDC Festival Song Winner is Kharuso-“My Jamaica”(Video)

•July 31, 2010 • 8 Comments

Kharuso whose real name is Dellisser McFarLane hails from the parish of  St. Ann is the 2010 JCDC (Jamaica Cultural Development Commission) Festival song winner, read his entire bio and lyrics to the song HERE.

Kharuso also capped the prize for best performance after putting on a stellar stage performance. The song could easily be considered one of the overall Top 10 Winners of The JCDC Festival Song Competition.

If you are a regular on this blog you would have known from this post earlier Vote for PAPA WHYTE-Zingy Zingy-JCDC 2010 Festival Song Competition that my preference was other wise. With that said I think it is fair to say all the contestants were very good. I am saying this after actually seeing all 10 unlike in the previous post when I just saw maybe four or five.

Kitty commented on my previous post stating this:

Hi there RB, yes this IS blatantly bias…:)Actually all of the other entries are pretty good…I am sure you have listened to all of them by now.The lyrics of all the other songs are good and send a great message to the people of Jamaica. However, I must say I believe it is time to change the energy and face of the JCDC Festival Song. Papa Whyte’s song is catchy but it falls right into that “Old time” Jamaican vibe as you put it…No offense, but I believe Festival Song now needs a younger face and a more vibrant energy (mind you,nothing can replace the origins of Jamaican music). But it is time for change to encourage our youth and surround them with positivity from a face(s) that they can relate to…In my opinion re the finalists…talking about current I believe Deru’s song fits the bill with a very positive message for Jamaican’s “there’s no place like yaad, might as well we tuff it out right here suh!” Marvulus has a good entry n vibe also and The duo Amique & Nazz an easy tourist board song.These are all fresh tunes for the competition…Question?….will change be accepted

Apart from calling me out on my bias for Papa Whyte which I admit ,I found her take particularly insightful.

We can all agree the entries were all fill with talented individuals, energetic and on message. The call for a change is truly understandable and by that I am guessing the blogger meant a more contemporary sound coming from the finalists in the competition.

The majority of the contestants are younger Jamaicans who did bring that modern sound and feel to the competition and Kitty mentioned a few ,they were very good.

In the previous post I picked Papa Whyte as my personal favorite and will admit it does have as I said in the previous post it has :

“that old time Jamaican mento vibes to it”

Over the years many of the songs have carried that similar theme. As a blogger still in my late 20’s I think I can still appreciate and love the old time mento vibes even if it wasn’t particularly popular in my time. In the end the winner has that same old time mento vibes and mannerisms in the video and stage performance.

Fellow blogger Ensayn shared a favorite  for Deru-“Nuh Weh Nuh Betta” and Papa Whyte-“Zingy Zingy”

In the end all that matters is that we have a great song with a positive message we can all gather around and be proud of.

2010 Winner of the JCDC Festival Song Competition- Kharuso- My Jamaica. Video

The Best of Kingston State of Mind-40 Great Posts You Might Have Missed

•July 27, 2010 • Leave a Comment
  1. What Else Can Jamaica Sell to Trinidad and Tobago?- A Look at the Trini-Invasion and the Sale of Air Jamaica
  2. The Clarks Phenomenon-”I was paying tribute to my large collection of Clarks, and it just took off.”
  3. 5 Real Reasons Jamaicans are the 3rd Happiest People on the Planet
  4. Tales of the Jamaican sex tapes-take one
  5. 100 Greatest Motivational & Pump-up Songs Ever Made
  6. Michael Jackson in Jamaica with Bob Marley-1975
  7. More Photos of Michael Jackson in Jamaica- Also Katherine Jackson & Bob Marley-1975
  8. Haters take aim at Usain Bolt
  9. Usain Bolt lights up Beijing in world record 9.69 seconds–Powell finish 5th
  10. Shelly-Ann Fraser,Kerron Stewart & Sheron Simpson-sweep women’s 100m final
  11. Usain Bolt wins 200m in world record 19.30 seconds
  12. Jamaica’s solution to crime-lessons from Medellin,Columbia
  13. Carter, Frater, Bolt & Powell wins the men’s 4 by 1 relay in world record 37.10
  14. Vybes Kartel & Spice “Ramping Shop” Banned by broadcasting commission (Uncensored Video)
  15. Bigger Heads Meet-Bruce Golding,Barack Obama & Stephen Harper @ the Summit of the Americas
  16. Homosexuals Responsible for Crime and Bad Roads in Jamaica. (Video of Jamaican Politician Lashing out)
  17. Jamaica Observer Hypocritical Editorial on Wolmers Winning Champs Because They Really wanted KC to Win
  18. Texting-Jamaican Style
  19. Usain Bolt on the Cover of Sports Illustrated-JTB Can Not Buy This Kind of Press
  20. Another Great Performance by the Jamaican Women & Men’s 4×100 M Relay Team-Pure Gold (Video)
  21. Jamaican Government Vote to Retain Hanging-Hoorah for Revenge!!!
  22. Westmoreland Residents Murder Alleged Homosexual-Pedophile-Ex-Convict-Zinc Thief
  23. Barack Obama:Hope vs Fear, Unity vs Division-In 2 days America choose
  24. PUMA’s Usain Bolt Ads running in NYC & LA on buses & billboards
  25. Al Jarzeera: Island of Music and Murder: Police Abuses Caught on Tape and other suspected Extra Judicial Killings Normally Hidden From the Evening News.
  26. Usain Bolt WR (9.58) & Shelly-Ann Fraser-To Di Werrl
  27. Prime Minister @ the G8 Meeting & Obama Hails Jamaica
  28. Usain Bolt & Yelena Isinbayeva Name IAAF 2008 Athlete of the year
  29. “Shottas” to join counterparts in gordon house?
  30. 10 Jamaican websites about investment & money
  31. Diana Ross booed at Jazz and Blues
  32. Jamaican Horace Blackwood found not guilty of rape in Maine,USA:”I can’t afford to get pregnant, get a STD from a black man” she said
  33. Out of many one people, except gays
  34. Luis Alberto Moreno gives Jamaica more solutions to crime
  35. 44th
  36. New Exclusive Video Footage Of The Cabinet Making The Decision To Invade Tivoli
  37. Thank You Dexter Lee
  38. The Ferrari F430 and Bolt
  39. Barack Usain Bolt Obama
  40. Here we go AGAIN
  41. The Marleys and the Obamas Together @ the White House (Photo)   BONUS

Top 10 Winners of The JCDC Festival Song Competition

•July 17, 2010 • 4 Comments

1. Year :1966 , Emperor Haile Selassie visited in Jamaica

Singer: Toots and the Maytals

Song: “Bam Bam”

2. Year: 1969 , The holiday for the Queen’s Birthday was replaced with National Heroes Day

Singer: Toots and the Maytals

Song: “Sweet and Dandy”

3. Year: 1971, The Murder rate for the YEAR was only 145

Singer: Eric Donaldson

Song: “Cherry Oh Baby”

4. Year: 1972, Movie “The Harder They Come” starring Jimmy Cliff was released.

Singer: Toots & the Maytals

Song: “Pomps and Pride”

5. Year: 1974, Establishment of the gun court to handle mounting gun offenses.

Singer: Tinga Stewart

Song: “Play de Music”

6. Year: 1977, Fidel Castro, President of Cuba paid a six-day official visit to Jamaica.

Singer: Eric Donaldson

Song: “Sweet Jamaica”

7. Year:1976, Donald Quarrie wins gold  at the 1976 Olympics in Montreal, Canada.

Singer: Freddie McKay

Song: “Dance This Ya Festival”

8. Year: 1978, Bob Marley held a One Love Peace concert in Kingston bringing both political parties together

Singer: Eric Donaldson

Song: “Land of my Birth”

9. Year: 1983, Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II, & His Royal Highness the Duke of Edinburgh came on a visit to Jamaica.

Singer: Ras Karbi

Song: “Jamaica I’ll Never Leave You”

10. Year: 1988. Hurricane Gilbert devastate the island

Singer: Singer Jay

Song: “Jamaica Land We Love”

Other notable mentions :

Year: 1987, Jamaica records 1 million visitors for the year.

Singer: Roy Rayon

Song: “Give Thanks and Praise”

Year: 1992, Jamaica Bobsled team placed 14th in the Salt Lake Winter Olympics

Singer: Heather Grant

Song: “Mek wi Put Things Right”

Year: 2000, Y2K

Singer: Stanley Beckford

Song: “Fi Wi Island A Boom”

Vote for PAPA WHYTE-Zingy Zingy-JCDC 2010 Festival Song Competition

•July 12, 2010 • 5 Comments

Maybe the caption for this post is too blatantly bias.

I will admit I have not listened to all 10 finalists in the Jamaica Cultural Development Commission (JCDC) 2010 Festival Competition but from the moment I heard this song on television it became a personal favorite. It’s catchy, it has that old time Jamaican mento vibes to it.

This is a simple video showcasing simple Jamaican culture. The lyrics are about encouraging Jamaicans to appreciate and embrace our own culture a little more.

To vote for Zingy Zingy by Papa Whyte- Text ‘4’ to 444-3270. The final will be Friday July 30th.

Papa Whyte was born in the parish of Clarendon but lived in Kingston for forty (40) years. An avid lover of music, he has sung on his church choir for sixteen (16) years and in 1997 received a bronze medal in the Gospel Finals.

In the same year, he released an album entitled “Victory” by the Hebrew Brothers with all the tracks written and composed by Papa Whyte………

……..Eric eagerly informs that he is the father of the winner of 2001 – 2002 Popular Song Contestant “Penicilin”, saying that music runs in the family. Papa Whyte also specializes in the art of stone cutting…to read the rest of bio Papa Whyte and lyrics to the song click HERE.

–JCDC

For information on the other 9 finalists visit the JCDC website, you can also see the videos on Youtube.

Netherlands VS Spain-Who will win?

•July 8, 2010 • Leave a Comment

I was in good spirits during this world cup up until this week when Spain defeated Germany by one lousy goal. I am still in shock; Germany displayed such a strong young team that seemed hungry enough to take on who ever faced them in the Finals. They scored 13 goals in the tournament more than any other team-So far.

I was pleased to see the Netherlands take out Brazil, one less “strong” contender to worry about. Kaka red card although unwarranted-yeaaahh!!. Was Brazil really a good team this World Cup or are they just bubbling with creative strikers like Kaka and Robinho with facade of being good because they can attack with no true defense?-hype and waggonists?, maybe. What ever their ill the best team rose to the top and top performers fell flat.(Ronaldo?)

I think they really don’t know how to recover; they might have lost the game because they lost their fighting spirit.

Look at the mighty Argentina fall, it was humiliating, Thank you Klose  those two goals, and the tap-in, walk-in goal was GREAT!! Such a great promise.

So finally FIFA will be using goal line technology in the next world cup 2014, I have never seen so many bad calls ever.

What ever will be will be. I hope Germany takes third place when they play Uruguay on Saturday and I am pulling for the Netherlands in the finals come Sunday.

Except for the Vuvuzela the annoying buzz which was a million decibels during the games, of course we got use to it and learn to tune it out and just enjoy the game. South Africa was a decent host, so sad they didn’t even make the second round. Ghana the only team on the continent to advance had me on the edge of my seat for those penalty shoot out.

As for Paul the “psychic” octopus who predicted Germany loosing the match against Spain. I hope they eat him after the games end. Let him “predict” the kind of sauce the chef will whip up for him.

I am enjoying a few good readings on the world cup on there blogs

Joachim Low’s Art of War.

World Cup 2010, Who Will Claim Victory?

Prime Minister @ the G8 Meeting & Obama Hails Jamaica

•July 1, 2010 • 11 Comments

Obama:..and after the second half we creamed Slovenia - Bruce: Ha ha ha yes Mr. President you-we deserve that loan, I mean goal.

Bruce: I am cleaning up garrisons- Obama: I am cleaning up the Gulf

Bruce: I am selling everything to foreigners Air Jamaica, the sugar factories everything must go even Dudus >>>>Obama: Even Dudus, really?

Harper: Did you get my extradition request for the guy who hijacked the Canadian flight?>>Golding: Ha ha very funny Mr Prime Minister, Thank you for inviting me

Marks: Rasta Got Soul-FREE BUJU!!!