With lockdown bringing a revival in camping, what’s your campfire song? You’ll go some to match the Big Rapper in Jordan.
There must be something about the desert that brings out the entertainer in me… and it transpired in St Lucian Big Jerry too.
I came late to rapping…
When I slipped my ‘A Wake Up For The People’ into the set of our poetry performance group The Forth Stanza’s show at the Edinburgh Fringe https://www.edfringe.com/
A line or two of which I reprise for you here….
Wham, bam/Come home Uncle Sam/Bored of Ford/Get Carter/Shelter the Shah/Hostages to barter/Joni warned us of the Devil’s bargain/And told us to get back/Get back to the garden… We are stardust, we are golden/And we’ve got to get ourselves/Back to the garden
It’s a ramble through Modern Western History which I sang heartily among a company of Berbers by a Moroccan campfire.
Before sidling off to be violently sick (dodgy beef tajine in the Atlas Mountains. Honest!).
Still I saw the most wonderful light show in the sky www.visitmorocco.com.
We weren’t even on the booze in the Wadi Rum desert in Jordan, a mostly dry country, some 15 years later.
Not that you missed it with the fruit and rosehip teas.
The post-banquet entertainment in our G Adventures https://www.gadventures.co.uk/ was by the man I tagged Big Rapper.
Carry on camping
You see I was holding him to his promise of a rap which he had made the day before by the Dead Sea The water of life, Petra, and the sands of time.
Now I’d say Jerry has a career awaiting in the music business if he fancies it.
Judging by his rap which conjured up the spirit of the Middle East and Jordan’s place in the region as an honest broker.
The perfect couple
Jerry and his girlfriend Hannah are the type of young people you would choose for your own son and daughter.
Only they found each other and are due their first child any month soon.
The Little Rapper
Good luck guys with your Little Rapper. And if you want a song to send your baby to sleep I can send you a video.
Of Bandanaman sampling Joni Mitchell https://m.youtube.com/watch?v=cRjQCvfcXn0 in my ‘A Wake Up For The People’.