For the last 12-plus years, I have been asking where did calypsonians like the “Man C P” go? It seems several of the well known social commentary calypsonians in St Vincent and the Grenadines (SVG) have taken a hiatus, swallowed their satirical pens, got blinded by the darkness, sat on board the gravy train, or resorted to singing Christmas carols and jigger jigger.
On several occasions, I have wanted to know where my old Spanish teacher and later colleague at the St Vincent Grammar School “Man C P” went. However, for the Christmas Season 2013 I was pleasantly surprised to hear “Promises” from the “Man C P”!
While the song is not in the typical social commentary calypso style with hard hitting and biting lyrics as “Man About Town” and “The Gambler,” it is welcome, nevertheless! I truly enjoyed the social parang, set in the vein of the 2012 big one “Santa Brokes” and “Gifts for Santa” of 2013.
Let’s hope that “Man C P” does not go MIA (missing in action) again, in fear of the beating that is going to come from Papa! After all, you too as a calypsonian need to keep your promises. It was not only about Jesse Gamble!
On the other hand, I didn’t know that Papa is now a commander in chief or a general. When did he join the military? Well, since SVG does not have an army, an air force or a navy, where did he do his military training? By the way, was he ever in cub scouts or scouts, in boys’ brigade or in the cadet corps/force?
Major Leacock, as a former commandant of SVG cadet corps/force, has Papa ever been a sad sack recruit in the SVG cadet corps/force? How many stars are on Papa’s shoulders?
However, “No Star” General Papa wants everyone to report to him. I assume that also includes I-Pa. I hope this time when I-Pa report, the police don’t slap him again.
I am wondering if General Papa is also schooled in the Incident Command System or Unified Command? How many positions will the general be working? Or will the general be letting the professionals do their jobs?
However, many of the professionals have no spine or have sold out. So, I guess the general will be working several positions, maybe information officer, safety officer, liaison officer, and many of the different sections chief positions.
Yo want ah fridge? Boom! Yo want ah stove? Boom! Was it General Papa’s money that buy the fridge or stove? Boom! Boom! That is the question! The answer, “Hell No”! We are expecting big kaiso numbers for 2014.
Peace and justice and get real.