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Friday, February 06, 2009

Wild Antz

Wild Ants? Ants? Flag Like Ants? If you don't know Machel dropped a new tune yesterday, the one we were all waiting for as a Road March contender to Faye Ann's "Meet Superblue", and the tune is called "Wild Antz"...

I cannot be the only one who went "huh" when I heard it this morning! It actually sounds like an advertisement for Red Ants!

Oh well, Jumbie had to grow on me too so who knows....
Thoughts? Comments?

Giveaway of the Day

Today culminates Trinidad Carnival Diary's 5 Days of Giveaways and there are two prizes to be won:

1st Prize
(1) pair of Silver Size 9 Piccadilly Boots!

2nd Prize
(2) pairs of Dupe flip flops (any size, any colour)

Due to the fact that Piccadilly boots are flying off the shelves the sizes and colour of the boots cannot be changed , so please note it is a pair of SIZE 9 Silver boots. It is recommended that you wear your boots at least 1/2 size bigger for comfort.

All you need to do is write in no more than 100 words why BOOTS are the best choice for Carnival 2009!

Both prizes are sponsored by:

ShoeKeepers provides footwear that allow women to experience moments of absolute COMFORT while performing their daily tasks.

Customers refer to ShoeKeepers as THE PICCADILLY STORE, since the widest collection of super comfortable Piccadilly footwear can be found at ShoeKeepers retail outlets.

Shoekeepers is authorized to retail the Piccadilly Carnival Collection.

ShoeKeepers retails BRAZILIAN FOOTWEAR at the following locations.

Shop#26, Level 1, Excellent City Centre, #60 Independence Square, Port of Spain.
Tel 623-1177

Shop#10, Ground Floor, A&S Mall, #96 High Street, San Fernando.
Tel 653-7792

Entry Rules:
Please include your mailing address, email address and telephone contact together with your answers to today's contest.

Multiple entries will not be accepted, entrants are required to submit only ONE entry.

Email your short essay to:

Contest closes at 8PM

Winners will be selected by " Saucy".

Congratulations to our winners!

Contest 1
Kristopher Coward
(1 ) J’Ouvert costume to the lucky winner from Mas Jumbies 2k9 presentation Diabolus Imperium

Contest 2
Weslynne Ashton
(1) 18” X 24” Limited Edition signed and numbered Fine Art print called “Steelpan band coming down Ariapita Avenue.”

Answers to yesterday's questions:

1. What is a Batonnier?
A stick fighter.

2. What is the inspiration for the Sailor Mas Bands?
From WWII when Trinidad was occupied by US & British Forces, particularly the US Navy who had a base in Chagaramas.

3. Jab-Jabs, Jab-Molassie, Bookmen and King Satan; which one is the odd one that does not belong to this category of Devil Mas?
Jab-Molassie, as it is in J’Ouvert category, the rest are Pretty Mas Devils.

4. What Carnival Character recites dialogue of this nature?
For the day my mother give birth to me,
The sun refuse to shine, and the wind ceased blowing.
Many mothers that day gave birth, but to deformed children.
Plagues and pestilence pestered the cities, for atomic eruption
raged in the mountains. Philosophers, scientists, professors said
the world is come to an end, but no, it was me, a monarch was born.
Master of all I survey, and my right were none could dispute.
Midnight Robber.
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