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Bunji Garlin will soon be no more
« on: June 30, 2011, 11:28:25 AM »
Bunji Garlin will soon be no more
By Aba A. Luke (T&T Guardian)


Antonio Alvarez, known in the soca world as Bunji Garlin, will soon morph into another being. His transformation was initiated with the chopping of his dreads some two months ago, and via twitter on June 27, the artiste announced that his metamorphosis would soon begin. “The time of metamorphosis is here. New name coming soon, new image came last night… Presidentially Madderific, new slangs, new words,” he tweeted.

Bunji sends strong signal

In a quick chat with the T&T Guardian, the man who in 2011 told his detractors to “Hold A Burn,” explained that on Sunday during his first major performance in T&T following Carnival 2011, the formal attire he donned at the Basia Beat Breast Cancer concert was exactly what the public could look forward to in the future. “The vibe was light during my performance with the band, and I’ve decided to keep that in motion. I’m going with a full metamorphosis,” he assured. In recent months, Alvarez has been tweeting hard, blowing up the online social world with tidbits about his wife’s home cooking, his daughter’s appearance at the band’s rehearsals, and even offering solid words of wisdom in many instances. Monday’s tweet was, however, a signal that the new and improved “fireman” as he’s fondly known, will soon be unveiled, complete, he said, with a new name, a new musical edge and a new dress code he referred to as the “Presidential Swagg.”

Birthday bash in New York

The band returned to Trinidad from Summer Splash in St Thomas, to perform at the cancer awareness fund-raiser at the Queen’s park Savannah on Sunday, and Alvarez explained that the team would be on the road again soon, as they were scheduled to perform at Outrageous in Red in Barbados. Additionally, he’s busy with preparations for his birthday celebration, which takes place at New York’s Club VIP on July 23. “Makamillion, TC, Shal, Problem Child and a lot of other artistes will be there. New York was the original place for the party and it’s always a good stronghold,” he highlighted. On his planned metamorphosis, the soca impresario assured that it is a “process in progress.” He said he could only speak for himself, but hinted that wife Fay Ann Lyons was also tweaking things a bit to ensure bigger strides in the year ahead.

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Re: Bunji Garlin will soon be no more
« Reply #1 on: June 30, 2011, 11:57:55 AM »
wuh? he goin an sing gospel?
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« Reply #2 on: June 30, 2011, 12:03:04 PM »
wuh? he goin an sing gospel?

Ah thought it was only me. Dat is de fuss ting dat come tuh mind when ah see de outfit.
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« Reply #3 on: June 30, 2011, 12:08:46 PM »
wuh? he goin an sing gospel?
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« Reply #4 on: June 30, 2011, 12:18:54 PM »
"Presidentially madderific"... "Presidential swag"... how old is dis fool?

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« Reply #5 on: June 30, 2011, 12:45:37 PM »
"Presidentially madderific"... "Presidential swag"... how old is dis fool?

At least yuh didn't get ah " Blrrrrrt, Fiiyyyuuuuhhhh"
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« Reply #6 on: June 30, 2011, 12:59:50 PM »
"Presidentially madderific"... "Presidential swag"... how old is dis fool?

At least yuh didn't get ah " Blrrrrrt, Fiiyyyuuuuhhhh"

LOL... ent!  Nah but seriously... I used tuh real love Bunji, right before he morph into dat Fire Man nonsense.  "War Song" to me was one of the more innovative and socially conscious soca songs to come along in quite some time.  Ma$termind is a pardna ah mines from NY too so I was real happy tuh see them pairing up.  But I eh know... is like from dat high Bunji just kinda regress and no longer creating... juss recycling, finding new ways to present the same material.  Would like to see a more mature, socially-conscious, dynamic artist.  And socially-conscious eh mean yuh have to try and be like Bob Marley or Singing Sandra... yuh could still sing yuh party music, just like Maximus before he fall off de grid.

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« Reply #7 on: June 30, 2011, 01:52:19 PM »
wuh? he goin an sing gospel?

Then he will be goin bck 2 his beginnings.
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« Reply #8 on: June 30, 2011, 04:36:02 PM »
"Presidentially madderific"... "Presidential swag"... how old is dis fool?

At least yuh didn't get ah " Blrrrrrt, Fiiyyyuuuuhhhh"

LOL... ent!  Nah but seriously... I used tuh real love Bunji, right before he morph into dat Fire Man nonsense.  "War Song" to me was one of the more innovative and socially conscious soca songs to come along in quite some time.  Ma$termind is a pardna ah mines from NY too so I was real happy tuh see them pairing up.  But I eh know... is like from dat high Bunji just kinda regress and no longer creating... juss recycling, finding new ways to present the same material.  Would like to see a more mature, socially-conscious, dynamic artist.  And socially-conscious eh mean yuh have to try and be like Bob Marley or Singing Sandra... yuh could still sing yuh party music, just like Maximus before he fall off de grid.

Maximus Dan is no more! He is now known as Mx Prime and with the change of name he seems to have fallen off the hit music grid! Maybe Bunji wishes to do the same!  ::)

Ah didn't realise that Machel's little free style on Bunji in the Soca Monarch earlier this year and winning the $2mil instead ah him woulda lead Bunji to do all ah this nah?!  :o

Bunji really take that picong Machel give him to heart yes! Guess we only have Machel to blame for all his, he really advantage them badly this year!!  :devil:
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« Reply #9 on: June 30, 2011, 07:55:36 PM »
"Presidentially madderific"... "Presidential swag"... how old is dis fool?

At least yuh didn't get ah " Blrrrrrt, Fiiyyyuuuuhhhh"

LOL... ent!  Nah but seriously... I used tuh real love Bunji, right before he morph into dat Fire Man nonsense.  "War Song" to me was one of the more innovative and socially conscious soca songs to come along in quite some time.  Ma$termind is a pardna ah mines from NY too so I was real happy tuh see them pairing up.  But I eh know... is like from dat high Bunji just kinda regress and no longer creating... juss recycling, finding new ways to present the same material.  Would like to see a more mature, socially-conscious, dynamic artist.  And socially-conscious eh mean yuh have to try and be like Bob Marley or Singing Sandra... yuh could still sing yuh party music, just like Maximus before he fall off de grid.

Maximu Dan is no more! He is now known as Mx Prime and with the change of name he seems to have fallen off the hit music grid! Maybe Bunji wishes to do the same!  ::)

Ah didn't realise that Machel's little free style on Bunji in the Soca Monarch earlier this year and winning the $2mil instead ah him woulda lead Bunji to do all ah this nah?!  :o

Bunji really take that picong Machel give him to heart yes! Guess we only have Machel to blame for all his, he really advantage them badly this year!!  :devil:

I was thinking the same thing......where Machel say "we tired of the fire lyrics" in de freestyle verse
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« Reply #10 on: July 01, 2011, 10:50:08 PM »
"Presidentially madderific"... "Presidential swag"... how old is dis fool?

At least yuh didn't get ah " Blrrrrrt, Fiiyyyuuuuhhhh"

LOL... ent!  Nah but seriously... I used tuh real love Bunji, right before he morph into dat Fire Man nonsense.  "War Song" to me was one of the more innovative and socially conscious soca songs to come along in quite some time.  Ma$termind is a pardna ah mines from NY too so I was real happy tuh see them pairing up.  But I eh know... is like from dat high Bunji just kinda regress and no longer creating... juss recycling, finding new ways to present the same material.  Would like to see a more mature, socially-conscious, dynamic artist.  And socially-conscious eh mean yuh have to try and be like Bob Marley or Singing Sandra... yuh could still sing yuh party music, just like Maximus before he fall off de grid.

Maximu Dan is no more! He is now known as Mx Prime and with the change of name he seems to have fallen off the hit music grid! Maybe Bunji wishes to do the same!  ::)

Ah didn't realise that Machel's little free style on Bunji in the Soca Monarch earlier this year and winning the $2mil instead ah him woulda lead Bunji to do all ah this nah?!  :o

Bunji really take that picong Machel give him to heart yes! Guess we only have Machel to blame for all his, he really advantage them badly this year!!  :devil:


 :rotfl: machel abusing him this carnival season really getting to the man heart. First he cut his dreads now this. trying to shed memory of a terrifying past lol

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« Reply #11 on: July 02, 2011, 07:29:34 AM »
d man just want an image change. i doubt he take on any thing machel say. d music changing, and trinis taste in music changing too. so to stay relevant, d man just evolving wid d times

love bunji still
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« Reply #12 on: July 02, 2011, 07:53:52 PM »
d man just want an image change. i doubt he take on any thing machel say. d music changing, and trinis taste in music changing too. so to stay relevant, d man just evolving wid d times

love bunji still

i feel so too...plus his hairline was gradually receding so he had to cut that dread

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« Reply #13 on: July 05, 2011, 07:06:32 PM »
(sung tuh de chune of Papa Chunks)
Some say ah trim, because hairline receding
Some say ah get ah bad horn, and it bleeding
Ah setta bullshit on Facebook ah reading
Thank God fuh de twitter every evening
Some say ah cut meh hair because ah lorse tuh Machel
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« Reply #14 on: July 06, 2011, 11:39:59 PM »
(sung tuh de chune of Papa Chunks)
Some say ah trim, because hairline receding
Some say ah get ah bad horn, and it bleeding
Ah setta bullshit on Facebook ah reading
Thank God fuh de twitter every evening
Some say ah cut meh hair because ah lorse tuh Machel
Four Soca Monarch is two million as well

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ah nice lil piece ah re-mix dey  8)

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« Reply #15 on: July 13, 2011, 08:34:37 AM »
(sung tuh de chune of Papa Chunks)
Some say ah trim, because hairline receding
Some say ah get ah bad horn, and it bleeding
Ah setta bullshit on Facebook ah reading
Thank God fuh de twitter every evening
Some say ah cut meh hair because ah lorse tuh Machel
Four Soca Monarch is two million as well

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My favorite Bunji song - the first one.  Very touching and I like when he big up Mickey and Stephan (Trottman) in the full version....
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« Reply #16 on: July 13, 2011, 09:54:28 AM »
darn machell put it on bunji like dat ..Just hope di man a guh pull a kartell
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