Tuesday, November 14, 2006

Welcome to the Jungle!

Gorgeous costume

Look at dem blasted shields nah! Hand painted yuh know!

Something for the ladies

Yuh see how yuh does kyah stick in dis place?! Blogger was giving trouble last night and pressure like a WASA line in work today. Reach home today and see Saucy done do a post on dis. Dai eh nuttin.

Allyuh! Listen up. Now, allyuh know I does drop it like it hawt so I dropping dis one like it BOILING. Dais Image Nation presentation for Carnival 2007 and I like it bad. I mean real bad. Why? Because I admire anybody who doing what I can't do, which is namely resisting the temptation of an easy life working for corporate dollars and doing what they love. These are some of the most creative people I know and, coming from me, that's saying plenty. The name of the presentation is Jungle and I like how they've interpreted it. I like the exploration of the different jungles in both temperate and tropical zones, instead of the obvious presentation of flowers and water and agouti as sections. I LOVE, LOVE, LOVE Concrete jungle. I find the idea innovative and although it isn't a typical pretty mas, I would feel so sexy in that costume come Carnival Tuesday in meh tall boots and play yuh eh know I rocking a spanner in meh hand too. Throw some powder on meh neck and foot to look like concrete and I on like fig!
I love the fact that it's all being done by hand - no outsourcing to China or anything so. Just a bunch of people who love mas sweating, eh bathing (hehehe) and eating cold doubles for days hoping to bring out a band that accomplishes the difficult balance of satisfying their own creativity and their masqueraders wishes.
So my personal favourites are:
Indomayalan Jungle, Oceanic Jungle, Afrotropic (the one on top of this post), Concrete and Fire. Oh and I really like Rejuvenation headpiece. For once I don't agree with Saucy; I don't think the bras really need more decoration considering how elaborate the breastplates are. I would seriously consider playing with them, especially considering the prices. The most expensive one is $1995 and in the words of strongy smurf himself (he's one ah dem bringiing it out):
"Is all inclusive - all inclusive is.. lunch on monday.. breakfast and lunch on tuesday.. and ah never-done bar of alcoholic and non alcoholic drinks on both days, whole day. seperate and different costumes fuh monday.. with group discounts.. and if yuh bring 15 people.. yuh play fuh free... de shields still tuh come.. and all de jewelry yuh see in de photos.. allyuh gettin dat as well... :) "
So 14 ah allyuh call meh. And I will call Strongy aka Warren
at the mascamp: 628-0253 or he cellular: 762-0950


37 comments:

Hottie Hottie said...

Oh. I forgot to say I like the fact that they used all kind of people for the pictures. It's a good representation of who you will see on the road. And I like the stress on de "sexy man" for the pics. Usually yuh does see all kinda tone up, air brush woman and some poohar looking man.

saucydiva said...

I love the headpieces as you already know and the front view of the costume looks really good. Glad they decided to do a blog as well, I think a blog is an excellent tool to show people exactly what goes on behind the scenes of these smaller bands. Now THIS is a labour of love and I hope when they make they millions and driving they BMW people remember where they come from ..LOL.

Hottie Hottie said...

LOL! Yuh know! Shhhh... before she come back with she new breast talk!

Crankyputz said...

Very nice....however as a person who has never played mas in her life, for my first experience I want to be decked out this unbelivably skimpy shinny things they call a costume....so when I do finally make it out there, I am gonna holla at u...

Also the image of you dancing around with a spanner, bought a smile to my face.

Hottie Hottie said...

cranky, what's your story? Are you a foreigner with Trini ties, a Trinbagonian in training, what?

buublenut said...

HE NEEDS TO TAKE OFF THOSE BOOTS!!!! and while he's at it he may as well reomve da rest 8)

Hottie Hottie said...

ROFL!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

OH GAD!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Buubles! Yuh too sweet yes!

Crankyputz said...

I've been crowned an honorary trini, by several reliable sources....

And I sampled a little trini juice for the past couple of years..

And I must say they ain't nothing sweeter than the trini juice.

Hottie Hottie said...

LOL! Wel crankyputz, I eh too sure what you talking about :). But I agree, honourary Trini!!!!!!

Crankyputz said...

Ok, how is it your replies are instantaneous? I thought I was the only one with the most boring job on earth.

Sadly my trini 'Draconian' is a heart breaker...however I would love to play Mass one day.

buublenut said...

cranky come and reach TnT with me - I foreign I live in Toronto and I'm reaching. I'm an adopted trini too y ou know :)

The one thing I like about the construction mas hottie is that you could so rock Tims with that and the high tims would look so hot!!!!

Girl I reaching Trinidad in 10 days!!!

buublenut said...

and hottie if he bringing out the band i leaving tribe and jumping up with them for a bit come Carnival ;)

Crankyputz said...

Bubblenut: I live in TO Toooo....you going to trinidad for Christmas?

The thing i like about the construction hottie is that he could carry me around like a bunch of bricks.

Hottie Hottie said...

LOL! I will hook yuh up! Cranky, I home. But I sick with it so in work too! So when you coming to play mas? Buubles, I'm ignoring you because I still don't know when I'll be home.

buublenut said...

I know you ingnoring me girl, that's why I tell you again :)

where in TO u @ cranky - u reach fire fete this past summer and thing?? U ever been to Trinidad before?

Karabana said...

Another TO "trini" in da house, hey what up Cranky?
Speaking of built brown boys, Buuble, you boxing tonight?

Hottie Hottie said...

But look how these damn Canadians (eh) take over meh blog nah!!!!

Crankyputz said...

Eh? We Canadians....aw shucks.

Bubblenut, i went to the Carnival in Yuh Backyard and the fete at Markham fairgrounds....I really liked the backyard fete...

Work in Downtown TO, hail from Scarberia...

You guys box in To? Where Where?

Crankyputz said...

This is like msn on a blog

Hottie Hottie said...

Yuh know! Enjoy allyuhselves.

buublenut said...

lol I see you visit my blogg girl - I out in the west and I box up on Steeles. I work downtown TO - guess you take the go in to :)

I was at Carnival in your backyard as well but you must and I mean MUST check out the next fire fete - that there is the HOTTEST soca jam to hit TO I telling you :)

LOL kara - who else is built and brown - coachie LOL yes I will be there - I have to he wants me to fight in Feb before I go carnival. You missed it Sunday I went full out with coachie in the ring - had man working my corner and all. He got a couple good hits in on my face :( but I got him back !!! :) u reachin?? Wonder how it feels to be a man and have pink gloves clock you in the face LOL

buublenut said...

thanks hottie :) I'll eat a cococrisp for you. You hear about the new pinaple coconut fruta!!!

Hottie Hottie said...

I read it on yun blog girl!!! Big things!!! Allyuh, I going and shower dey. Try and fall back every once in a while on de post nah. Woman again...

Karabana said...

I'll be there! Coach says I can buy my gloves tonight, hope he has purple...
:-)

buublenut said...

See you there - who knows what he has - once he got a guy spiderman gloves!!!!

Alexia said...

That female costume is nice & different I like the headpiece

Hottie Hottie said...

Isn't it gorgeous?!

Alexia said...

ah now checking the boots on the guy thats a cool boots he wearing for the costume.

boysieringo said...

Just back from surgery & must say I like this band how can I support them without actually playing?? I visit yuh fren blog today and my stitches nearly buss. Is how allyuh debating how Tribe/IP not socially responsible because they are a business enterprise? Oh lawd I didn't know where to start... "pay yuh money play yuh mas" oui!!

Hottie Hottie said...

Boysie, I hope you feel better. Yuh ketching kicks off people head?! Careful with yuh stitches!

kevian said...

Hottie girl I apologize for absence I sick too bad, I am loving the head pieces, that concrete jungle custume is creative, but it looks like a jovert morning business.

saucydiva said...

boysieringo glad you had a laugh over at my blog, but take care yuh really injure yourself by blog :D

I think if you want to support Image Nation the best way to do that is to "spread the word", let people know there is a new band with a cool concept and some nice costumes at a right price.

Hottie Hottie said...

Yes boysie, you can do that. Also, check out the link to their blog and you can call the mascamp and talk to them. They're really cool and will appreciate your enthusiasm. Sorry to hear you were sick Kevian. Hope you're better.

chicfro said...

Big up meh boy strongy! I real liking Concret Jungle...ah could see mehself in dat short pants.

BUT (yes, there is a but) the costumes are very similar to when I palyed with them this year.

BUT (yes, another one) these guys always produce quality work and deliver a quality product.I had a time withthem this year! *wine*

Mani said...

Hottie, this has nothing to do with what you wrote, but this Fiona Apple song is de bomb girl. I can't stop listening to it. Boysie, I hope you feel better boy.

Hottie Hottie said...

:) I'm glad you like! I thought you would. Check out the link for the John Legend Save Room too. I love Fiona Apple. I love the poetry of her lyrics. Few people can cover a Beatles song and do it justice. Not only has she done that, but I think her version may even be better. Do you like Nina Simone?

Prettidolli said...

I wish Strongy all the best, but this isn't ah mas for me....It well and creative though! ;)