Tuesday, June 12, 2007

IDENTITY CRISIS. or the problem with Poison UK.



Is a dread thing when culture and commercialism collide you know.
Somebody has to loose, something.

From its conception, Poison UK had an identity problem.

Associating themselves with the biggest, most popular mas band in T&T might seem to be a great idea on paper, but did they ever stop to consider the nature and life span of mas bands?

Especially fun bands.


When Poison swelled to the point of bursting, tribe was about to be born, and when a band gets so big that it has sections the size of small large bands, (1000) the haemorrhaging begins, and the life span of that mother band is about to end.


The big sections form their own bands, and forge their own identities, smaller sections find new homes or combine to do their own thing.


In the UK however the overambitious folks at PUK are left with a name but no identity, they try to capture masqueraders, by selling a life style and an image with a SMORGAHSBOARD of sections that screamed SOS.


Blindly they hack together sections from various bands; PUK is a theme-less masquerading Frankenstein, pretty girls pointlessly prancing about Notting Hill, more beauty show than Mas band, more Las Vegas imitation, than Trinidad replication. a lost tribe if you ever saw one.

The hype for poison UK this year was supposed to be the next level.
What they failed to tell everyone is that it is the next level down.

Have you ever seen the sprite commercial that states image is nothing, thirst is everything?
The people at PUK should drink Sprite
All this selling of an image that lacks any kind of substance must amount to zero.

My question is…
WHAT ALLYUH REALY FOR?
SPREADING THE CULTURE OF T&T OR SPREADING AN IMAGE OF T&T CULTURE?

There is a difference.

Culture has Originality, depth, history, longevity, meaning, a distinctive style, that can be identified anytime.
Image…….like a mirror only reflects this, but without dimension without life.

Image is nothing, culture is everything.

So we in the present now, after the split, next level thing, higher than high.
This eh no wahjang thing, this is high society launch, get your shoes on get your shirt on and yuh pants,…..Welcome to the next level. This is not mas, this is class.

what de ass........

Poison UK, is like you want your pepper buss too?

They never tell allyuh Mas comes from below?
They never tell yuh, Culture comes from below?

What is it David Rudder said, “out of a muddy pond 10 thousand flowers bloom”?

IS WHAT SCENE YUH ON ATALL?

Now the fun band using Peter Minshall’s name, as part of this, “ rezzarection” project.
Like pulse 8 can’t bring enough life to the dead.

What are the minds at PUK thinking?
Minshall mas is part of Machel show, so we will put that concept of the jumbie together with the cocktails of pulse 8, and come up with some kind of cocktail jumbie looking for a rezzarection.


Desperation is a hell of a thing.
Desperate marketing is worse.

These mocking pretenders have no shame?
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