Of Gun Shots & Grammys

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It’s been a while since I’ve been here with a post. I’ve been very busy and have a lot going on right now. But, I’m still around and checking your blogs when I get a chance at work or otherwise.

So, as you know, there was again an eruption of violence in the old capital, Spanish Town as a result of the killing of the “reputed” leader of the One Order gang. I left work early yesterday, not knowing what was happening. Luckily I stopped on the way and heard about what was happening. I smartly decided to drive on the toll road instead of the Spanish Town bypass to avoid all the chaos that I knew would be happening. Yesterday, however, the toll road was not spared from the display of violence as the road was blocked at the stoplight causing a major pile up of traffic to exit the toll road. Stange-looking men lurking in the bushes … and not a police man, car, bike, bicycle patrol … NONE. In the distance, we could see huge clouds of black smoke rising in the sky, confirming the protest taking place on the by-pass and in the town.

I’m so sick and tired of this shit happening every time a “don” is killed. You can no longer go about your business in safety and comfort. Several businesses were again forced to close their doors. How much longer will this continue?

On a happier note, although falling asleep at a few points, I managed to tune in to the 48th Annual Grammy Awards. Madonna’s performance was electrifying and continued to be amazed at how good she looks for her age. She still has a youthful look about her despite being in her 40s. Madonna Rocks!!! I Love Her!

I have to big up Damian “Junior Gong” Marley for winning the grammy for “Best Urban/Alternative Performance” and “Best Reggae Album” for his sophomore album “Welcome To Jamrock”.

As you can see, I have changed my music video to Kelly Clarkson … I was happy for her winning the grammy for Best Female Pop Vocal Performance for “Since You’ve Been Gone”, Best Pop Vocal Album for “Breakaway”. I absolutely love Kelly Clarkson, I think the girl can sing! She definitely rocks. I was also very pleased about Mariah Carey and her winning Best Female R & B album and song and Best Contemporary R & B Album. I thought her album was extremely good and was a great comeback for her. She’s still a wonderful artiste and glad that she had the success she did with this album.

I’m sure Miss Margo is doing cartwheels this a.m. after having U2 take home grammys for Song & Album of the Year, Best Rock Performance by a Duo or Group, Best Rock Song and Best Rock Album along with Producer of the Year. I’ll try to check her blog later to see the U2 shrine she has going on over there!

All in all, it was a good night, I enjoyed other performances – Mariah, Kanye, John Legend, Christina Aguilera & Herbie Hancock, Paul McCartney and many others.

Well, that’s a mouthful from CD! The weekend is coming up so everybody have a good one!

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9 responses »

  1. When will people learn Violence is not the answer! It solves nothing and only makes things worse.

    I missed the grammys:( Sounda like it was good though.

  2. The shrine is in my home actually…I’ll take a picture and post it. I love it, but apparently it’s creepy for non-U2 fans.

    Glad you’re back!

  3. “I’m so sick and tired of this shit happening every time a “don” is killed!”

    You are not alone CD. Dem fe dust out all o dem!

    I didn’t even remember Grammys was a gwaan…..

  4. I work a few hundred yards from the scene of the shooting and I was trapped in the office for about 1/2 hour because of roadblocks and gunshots. This bullshit has to stop.

    Congrats to Junior Gong,much respect.

  5. Didn’t catch the Grammy’s-just too lazy to sit thru it.I hear you on the”don” situation-bare stupidness going on

  6. I am just as frustrated Cool Destiny! As Dr.D says, dem fi get rid of all of the dons and them cronies in one sweep! But as the Grammy song says, “Welcome to Jamrock”!

  7. You are kidding me….gunshots are the Grammys?!?!? WTFudge!

    I cannot believe this shit! What next?!?!

    You would think with all the money they make this shit would just not happen.

    ~Smooches~

  8. I missed the grammies. Skewed logic, folks gone mad because a criminal (I refuse to refer to them by a glamourous label) is dead.

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