Laziness (in soca music)
by Dave Harris
(Virginia Beach, VA, USA)
How much time does it take to "compose" this new soca? Three minutes per song? Jump and wave, wave ya rag....need I go on? Does anyone have real music and lyrics anymore? If the music is good, you won't have to tell people to "jump and wave". They will feel it. If you hear good pan, you won't have to tell people to move. Again, they will feel it.
Youth, go back to the "old school" and study. So far, musically, most of you are failing!
Yes, I am qualified to talk. I am a musician-not programmer or sampler, born in Brooklyn, NY, of Trinidadian parents (Mom from Belmont, Dad from Diego Martin). I grew up with Calypso and Pan.
Ras Shorty must be rolling in his grave hearing this noise people are calling music.