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  1. #21
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    Re: 10 Things you'll miss about AirJ

    If you only knew the antics required for the MBJ-LAX flight to actually make it all the way to LA against the winter headwinds.

    Big up AirJ pilots fi true.

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    Re: 10 Things you'll miss about AirJ

    The scramble at the airport to get problems that they created sorted..
    What nonsense! How can you have a revolution without shooting people ? Lenin 26th October 1917...
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    Re: 10 Things you'll miss about AirJ

    <div class="ubbcode-block"><div class="ubbcode-header">Originally Posted By: Magix</div><div class="ubbcode-body">If you only knew the antics required for the MBJ-LAX flight to actually make it all the way to LA against the winter headwinds.

    Big up AirJ pilots fi true. </div></div>

    mi can hear it now, FAA to Air Jamaica Pilot we are advising that no flights travel due to winter weather advisory

    Pilot Desmond a/k/a peashead and Co-Pilot Chester a/k/a wan foot

    Peashead: Wan Foot, is wah dem bredda yah a chat bout yuh know how long mi nuh see my baby madda. Dem a eediat she deh a Holiday Inn a wait from Monday.

    Wan Foot: jah know ennuh Peashead mi know di deal but dah plane yah a guh fly ennuh for mi tell joyceline seh afta dah flight yah she can guh dung a courts guh tek out di watnat pan hiya purchase suh juss tek a leff paws flarida

    Peashead and wanfoot tek out map: Wan foot u know if we buss a Uwi an climb 500,000 foot hiya wi suppose fi can mek it dowe. yuh bredda still have di gas connection for we may haffi tap off a Utah an get some gas

    Wan foot: awrite baws mek mi tex him back up di plane yaaah man mi cyaan tek fi guh home tuh Joycelin widout di watnat money mek wi boogey
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    Re: 10 Things you'll miss about AirJ



    Ya man a so it go.

    Only ting Wan Foot bredda wid de gas link live a Phoenix nat Utah.

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    Re: 10 Things you'll miss about AirJ

    I am getting ready to write the funeral services for AIRJ

    Mi ago miss wi national Iyan Bud. Mi soon come back wid mi liss.
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    Re: 10 Things you'll miss about AirJ

    Hey Wendy, long time gal, mi neva see youuu, come mek mi hol yu han....
    AJ has lived long and Jamaica simply cannot afford to subsidize her on life support.
    Overtime, we`ll find more than 10 things to miss about AJ.
    Whappen Wendy?!!
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    Re: 10 Things you'll miss about AirJ

    God Bless mi wan good yeye! Q!! Where in the world have you been???? I was in JA a while back trying to hunt yuh down and with no luck!

    Yuh still talk to Ackee?? Lawks so much fi ask yuh

    Come talk to mi round a back dere.. Link yuh ina bit
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    Re: 10 Things you'll miss about AirJ

    Ackee gawn bout `im bizznis, haven`t seen nor heard from him.
    But mi deh ya now and then on the road most of the time in rural Jamaica
    Let freedom and peace abide, the sun shine, and your love beside me with you everytime.

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    Re: 10 Things you'll miss about AirJ

    Maybe I'm in the minority here but why would I be missing......an airline ? Sorry but mi naw miss Air Ja any more than I miss JOS bus.

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    Re: 10 Things you'll miss about AirJ

    <div class="ubbcode-block"><div class="ubbcode-header">Originally Posted By: Rollin_Calf</div><div class="ubbcode-body">Maybe I'm in the minority here but why would I be missing......an airline ? Sorry but mi naw miss Air Ja any more than I miss JOS bus. </div></div>


    I don't suppose you miss the train too?


    The train's still coming for Ken Boothe

    The lines are now rusted and overgrown with weeds (and sometimes squatters); the cars are achingly still and the main station in downtown Kingston a rusted hulk. But when Ken Boothe wrote The Train is Coming in 1968 it was not an empty promise of a rail service that successive governments have pledged to revive.

    It was a love song about leaving, loss and the promise of reunion which has endured the decline of the train service.

    Ken Boothe wrote and sang to Jackie Mittoo's arrangement at Studio One:

    <span style="font-weight: bold"><span style="font-style: italic">&quot;I say the train is coming baby

    I say the train is coming now

    Every day I pray for this little hour

    Now the time has come and I want you to stand by me

    Because the train is coming baby

    I say the train is coming now

    And we will roam this land ...&quot;</span></span>
    Poor community

    &quot;We lived in a poor community, Denham Town,&quot; Boothe told The Sunday Gleaner. In terms of transportation beyond the regular motor vehicle &quot;all we knew about was train. Anytime you going to swim or anything, you pass the train line. It was the closest thing to us as transportation.&quot;

    Boothe pointed out that in those days, not many people were leaving Jamaica by plane. By ship, it took two weeks to reach England.

    He went closer than just stepping over the steel rails, as &quot;we could see it, touch it. We used to go down to the train station on Darling Street&quot;. There, Boothe and his friends got a chance to go on the engine, see how it worked and watch as the coal was fired up. He laughs as he tells The Sunday Gleaner that some of the engineers were rude, but some helped out the fascinated youngsters.

    And as his songwriting skills developed, Boothe used what he saw and touched in The Train is Coming, which he describes as a &quot;nice love song&quot;, commenting &quot;and funny, it live so long&quot;.

    It was recorded very shortly after being written, as Boothe says &quot;Them time Downbeat groom me. Downbeat (Studio One) was a place you could just go in and record, Gaylads, Delroy Wilson, any one of us.&quot;

    There is an outstanding tenor saxophone solo in The Train is Coming, Boothe saying that Sam who played has died.

    Second lease on life

    The Train is Coming got a second lease on life in a later era of Jamaican music via a remake with Shaggy, which appeared on his smash Boombastic album as well as in the 1995 movie Money Train, starring Wesley Snipes, Jennifer Lopez and Woody Harrelson. There was also a music video for the remake, the connection for the track to be done made by Shaggy's manager, Robert Livingston.

    And Ken Boothe points out that &quot;many people do it, like UB 40&quot;.

    So while the engines and cars remain stationary, the train is still coming for Ken Boothe and his legion of fans who happily dance along as he twirls, twists and turns to an enduring image and emotion.


    Tosh, Terror Fabulous mention tracks


    While Ken Boothe's The Train is Coming uses the now defunct railway system in Jamaica as its central focus, he is not the only Jamaican performer who has used the train in song.

    Peter Tosh used it not only in lyrics but also in the video for his remake of Chuck Berry's Johnny B Goode. As the video, one of the early Jamaican projects to fuse music and visuals, opens with Tosh singing &quot;deep down in Jamaica close to Mandeville&quot; there is an image of a man running on a rocky ledge, racing against a puffing train below.

    The train is recurrent throughout the video, its white steam rising from some bushes as Tosh sings about Johnny carrying his guitar &quot;in a gunny sack, sitting in a tree in the railroad track&quot;. And there is a close-up shot of the wheels turning as Tosh sings that Johnny was &quot;strumming to the rhythm that the drivers made&quot;.

    This Train, done notably by Joseph 'Culture' Hill and Bunny Wailer, respectively (the latter closes his seminal Blackheart Man album with an extended slow cut), uses the image of the train as transportation to higher realms. On This Train certain people will not be accepted, as the song informs:

    &quot;This train is bound to glory

    This train, carry no unholy ...&quot;

    The physical Jamaican train line figures in another sort of transition from the physical life, a very reluctant one. In the mid-1990s, Terror Fabulous sang about the fate of those who find themselves taken to a deserted killing spot in downtown Kingston. He opens Yu Woulda Bawl with the warning &quot;Hey you, whe a programme wickedness, open oonu ears an listen&quot;. And he continues the warning with:

    <span style="font-style: italic">&quot;If a Garden man hol' yu at de wrong time

    An decide him a go tek yu pon de train line

    Yu woulda bawl sey no murda me ...&quot;</span>

    In that case, the train line trip is terminal instead of ending at a terminus.

    - Mel Cooke

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