Setting a musical quiz was a mixed experience. I enjoyed making it up, then worried that it was too obscure. The first response proved me wrong, however, scoring hits on six out of the eight samples. Sadly, that was the first and last serious attempt! Sure, I forgot the [dot] in my e-mail address, but
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I wondered whether it would happen, that the two morning papers publish the same letter, when lo!: here in the Observer and here in the Gleaner.
It’s interesting to note the difference between the texts in the last sentence. My bet is she wrote the Gleaner letter first, then edited it for the Observer. In
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Last week’s news in Jamaica was dominated by the wage negotiations between the police and government. As with public sector workers elsewhere, the police did not actually go out on strike; instead they used a tactic, and a term, I have not heard of before: the “sick-out”. In effect, over fifty percent of the police
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Inspired by the quizz chez Dr Dave, and using the same excellent plugin by Martin Laine, I’ve put together a little test of your musical knowledge. The goal is to identify the original tracks below as well as the song & artist that sampled it. To avoid duplications and to allow everyone a fair crack,
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Mi fadda ‘im dead from diabetes. Is it what dem say but mi tink it ‘im gyal fren Gloria do ‘im someting wicked. Ya lawd! Why ‘im can die from diabetes when ‘im right as rain lars year heaster time. Ee stuff ‘isself sick wit dozen bun dem. White as a sheet was it! Haal
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