Sunday, July 29, 2007

WHO PLAYIN' MAS!!!!!!!??? I PLAYING MAS.


Can a leopard change its spots? Can a zebra remove its stripes? Can a skettel not wear baby powder? No. So why did I think I, a Carnival baby, would have been able to resist? Yes folks, after months of fooling myself, after taking one look at Saucy’s blog with the photos from Tribe’s launch, I have just booked my ticket to come home for Carnival. Yes people. The Carnival jamette is back.

After I booked my ticket I ran around the house jumping and screaming and then promptly worrying about my ass’s capacity to carry off a thong. Because I will be wearing a thong. So ok, I like Silver Mist – mainly because I love silver, I’ve never played in a silver costume before and I think the belt will look real sweet with the thong. I like Goddess of the Chase too and Sun Goddess (yuh getting a theme here?) but they all strike me as being a bit familiar. In all fairness I can’t judge too well because I’m looking at pictures, not actual costumes.

Butterfly Bliss in interesting and very pretty and I love the idea but not me and no body stocking. Firstly, I will sweat like toes in football socks in that, plus I go be too ‘fraid somebody rip my stocking and embarrass me in tong. The regular costume cute as bunnies though. I also kinda liking Isis regular but I’ll have to wait for the site to go up and see properly.

Secondly, me eh like Autumn Bliss too much either. I mean, is a nice idea – though mind ah doh see how happiness in Autumn is either mythical or magical – but it kinda reminding me ah de Trash Heap from Fraggle Rock. The Trash heap, has, spoken. Nyah! Lady of the Lake looking like she crawl outta bed with she coverlet on and as for Black Magic. Well, I eh know nah. I like a black costume. It does ketch meh eye. I play in black arready and wasn’t too crispy on Ash Wednesday. But HELLO?! That is TOO MUCH BLACK. Looking like a setta corbeau land on yuh. Best they did call that section the Dump.

But anyway, all in all there are some options. I really like Silver Mist and done choose meh hairstyle and makeup arready. Silver boots may be a bit difficult but not – wait. I DONE have silver sneakers arready! HELLO! Girls, girls, we need to talk. What allyuh ting bout S&M? Yuh see how perfect the costume is? Even the abbreviation cute.

Anyway, on the whole, there are nice costumes here but I thought they could have come MUCH better. The name Myths and Magic lends itself to so much creativity and a lot of the sections just fall back on tried and true formulaic combinations/designs. So, the wait is on to see what else is out there. But my ticket done book. Lemme go and call the gym yes.

UPDATE: You know, the more I look at the costumes, the less euphoric I feel. I'm really starting to get a sense that they've picked bits and pieces from other sections and bands and put together a sort of hodgepodge presentation. I'm definitely getting echoes of other offerings here. If I didn't know the name of this band and just looked at the costumes, would I have been able to guess what the name of the presentation was? I don't think so. There seems to be no real underlying theme, no cord that draws the sections together. Although this is true of a lot of other bands, I didn't expect this from Tribe. Is this slip the result of they feeling threatened by Island People? They shouldn't. Island People has their following and Tribe has theirs. Anyway, I feel Silver Mist is it yes.

SECOND UPDATE: Arright. Expect plenty ah dis over the next few days/weeks. Silver Mist, under closer inspection, not realy holding up. I mean, it nice, but not AS nice as I originally thought. Isis frontline, however, kinda getting super duper cuteish. Now this is based on photos and I's a woman doh like to give prognosis unless I see with meh own two eye but I think it will grow on me. Also liking Amalthea regular costume a bit. The bra's interesting. I gone again.
P.S. The boot was designed by someone called Professor Black and is in the Birmingham Museum. Thought they was hot, doh mind they look like yuh go mash up yuh foot in dem.

14 comments:

dougla_1 said...

Well, your are entiled to change your mind. It is your perogative! Lol.

I agree that Myths and Magic does not invoke a sense of the ethereal of our own imaginations, the "fears" and wonders since we were introduced to stories from our early childhoods. So, not hitting the mark on that is a bit of a letdown for me on the concept for Tribe 08.

I told tacariguagirl at a lime recently, bikini mas has yet to really create an overall band, that when the band pass spectators get a complete sense of flow and connection from front section to last. An effect that should move them to say "mamma dat is mas!" When someone just say that even without mouthing it, you can bet they had been part of an enthereal experience they could smile deep in their soul on Ash Wednesday. MacFarlane has mastered this affect in just three presentations.

Hottie Hottie said...

Well yes. You can't touch MacFarlane, can you. But he's approaching mas as art, not just as a means to make money or something "cool" to do. You know our middle class is always hopelessly bored and consider themselves limited in what they can actively participate in without losing their status. Inteh past while middle class participation has widened society's acceptance of something, it has often signalled the end of it in its true form, for eg steelband. By the way, I still like Silver Mist, even though the silver has lost a bit of its burnish for me! LOL!

Shandy said...

My fave is Water Nymph, I like the colors and the wings, the overall style is cool. Silver mist is nice too but I'm not WOWed by it. The rest does have familiarity to it though. But I think the actual costumes will beat the pics, which is always a disadvantage to the overseas masquerader

Hottie Hottie said...

Water Nymph? But what costume is that? And would a water nymph have wings? And yes, we are definitely at a disadvantage.

Shandy said...

It's the blue and green one. and uh...as for my decision...I've changed it! I'm really feeling Silver Mist frontline more and more. I just have to work my *expletive* tail off in the gym. LOL

Hottie Hottie said...

Yeah girl. I feeling it pulling me back too. LOL!

Anonymous said...

Wha bout black magic? drink in one hand, yuh candle in dey next...

Hottie Hottie said...

LOL. Blue candle! Mind yuh eh singe DEM feathers!

Mummylicious said...

Hottie i did not realize you were back posting. I almost DEAD crying with laughter at these posts...From Lauren Hill to Lil Kim to the Dildo. Love it. This is Jamette from 2K7 by the way. I will need to be changing that name soon. To something like Mystique.

Hottie Hottie said...

Yes girl. I back like a bad case ah athlete's foot. Glad you enjoyed but try and doh leave me with no manslaughter case on my hands eh. I was wondering hwo this mummylicious was. Like yuh like Mystique. I making a play for Silver Mist dey. If allyuh feel I passing up on dem silver sneakers I have dey allyuh lie!

Anonymous said...

ah remember it had ah yr ato did run in ah pair ah silver sneakers yuh know!!.. yuh cud ask him

Anonymous said...

If I didn't know the name of this band and just looked at the costumes, would I have been able to guess what the name of the presentation was? I don't think so. There seems to be no real underlying theme, no cord that draws the sections together. Although this is true of a lot of other bands, I didn't expect this from Tribe.


Hmm, I am glad I am not the only one who is a little disappointed with the offering in terms of the theme.... I always liked the fact that I was able to see the name of the costume in the design. I was beginning to think that I was one in the few thousand who wanted to look back in 10years and know the name of the costume and band simply by looking at what it was....more fool me. I guess when they start getting into the abstract name for bands then the costumes start to resemble the mish-mash of beads and feathers that we are so used to seeing with other bands...time will tell. C'est la vie. It's still a better experience than anywhere else...

Hottie Hottie said...

Bwa hah hah. Yeah Anon 1. I will give Ato a hail out and see what he say.

Anon 2. Yeah, I mean, as I see more pictures of the costumes they're loking better but on the whole I thought Tribe could have come better. Tribe has always been consistently good within the confines of bikini mas etc. This, well, this looking kinda Poisonish, where the hot sections have nothing to do with the others and are brought out by designers.That being said, I will still be all up inside the Tribe come Crnival Monday and Tuesday eh
because yuh kyah beat them fuh service etc.

Fiyah said...

"does a skettel wear baby powder?"

LOL

Yuh kill mih wid dat one!