Will Dice return?

Dice. * Photo credit: dominica-calypso.comFans of four-time Calypso King Dennison “Dice” Joseph could see him back in the competition.

While Dice, who did not defend his title in last year’s competition missed this month’s eliminations, his writer Pat Aaron is convinced the calypsonian can make a case for his reappearance in the quarter-finals.

Aaron contends the elimination was planned with “little” notice.

“Up to the Thursday, even the Friday, the different guys of the executive were not sure whether the show was going to happen…so I think the association have to understand that any artist who didn’t get to practice, was not really at fault so I guess Dice fell in that category.”

“Also, the precedence has been set that a King coming back into a competition can come back in a quarter-finals… I figure Dice has a case,” Aaron stated, adding that Dice’s return will be in the best interest of the association as Dice is the “crowd-puller” at the calypso events.

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49 Comments

  1. Anonymous
    January 25, 2011

    with out dice the show will not be nice dice again , we love your song,s make dominica proud man

  2. Anonymous
    January 25, 2011

    : GIVE DICE A CHANCE DOMINICA , HE WILL DO BETTER NEXT TIME after all he is son of the soil

  3. Anonymous
    July 13, 2010

    Dice should sing he is a dominican like all of us. we must learn to embrace our people no matter what happen to him we all learn from our mistakes we are to quick to judge. another when we oursleves can’t do any better stop the hate give the young man a chance nothing is wrong with his songs he say it like it is Amen.

  4. Fair&Square
    January 7, 2010

    Ban him I say. He is not bigger than calypso. Calypso made him…not the other way around. Over and Over again he has displayed pure disrespect … No special privileges. Next!!!

  5. Veteran Calypsonian
    January 6, 2010

    I belive that every calypsonian should follow the rules.Pat was against certain calypsonians getting favor in the past now he is pushing the same things he fought against. That is double standard. The rule dealing with past kings was to encourage them to come back to help the art form when it was struggling. A former monarch started in the quarters if his living address was in the foreign. If he or she lived in dominica and was in the island during eliminations you had to start in eliminations. THAT WAS A ONE TIME DEAL. IT WAS NOT SUPPOSED TO HAPPEN EVERY YEAR. Dice is always in the news negatively. He should just follow the rules.A GREAT PERFORMER IS ALWAYS HUMBLE AND LET HIS VOICE AND PERFORMANCE TALK FOR HIM.

  6. Living in NYC
    January 2, 2010

    Dice should just take a break untill he grows up. He came to nyc and…….If he wants respect start with him self.

  7. December 31, 2009

    Eh eh what DAMN principle you all are talking about?
    No Man, no Law ,and no constitution should prevent Dice from taking part
    in the Quarter Finals..
    And for those of you who have a problem accepting that, then, GO TO HELL! GO TO HELL!
    GO TO HELL!

  8. MD inc.
    December 31, 2009

    Dice My Boy.. from all the criticism i see u gettin about stand on ur own.. youd should write a song about that.. you bound to win..

  9. Jah loves truth
    December 30, 2009

    so all of a sudden Dominicans believe in rules and regulations? the majority has spoken via d elections, if d people love u enough not even d constitution can stop u so what is calypso association rules? man d people love dice an he can get a break. remember lion is king of d beast but man is king of d jungle diccccccce again all d way!!!

  10. CALYPSO LOVER
    December 30, 2009

    WAT DICE THINK NUH,HE’S THE BOSS MAN

  11. DA MAN IN BOSTON
    December 30, 2009

    SPIDERMAN:
    Iam please to know we are on the same page, on the SPIDER sceen. maybe you doe remember GIVE ME THE RUM FAST BEFOR DE BAND PASS; HOWLINS and my favorite;ALL THAT I HAVE DOMINICA IS ALL THATI HAVE ;my take why spider did not win more crowns;He always comes out with his second song too late, especially singing it for the frist time the nite of the finals, sometimes the Band messes up because is the frist time playing it in full.Judges don’t pay him full attention, especially when it don’t have the instance impact. Youknow his songs always need a second take to really get it.YEAH i agree with you HE was the greatest composer. I hope during the season they reflect on him and some of his songs.
    Now on DICE as much as i like his performances, i think he should agree that he elemenated himself ,after hearing that he performed at that same show, if he stept aside and avert controvers, it will give him time to grow and come again next year, Dusted off and well picked up.He can start a new reign. he is still young,and is time to grow up. Ihope he too can look in the mirror and PRAY to the MOST HIGH for GUIDENCE and DIRECTION, he will be protected if he does; I BELIEVE SO.
    BROTHER DICE, you must not rely on what you want to hear,You must listen to what you need to hear; that’s what will take you there.
    AMEN;;;;;

  12. Executive Member
    December 30, 2009

    If Dice is allowed in the Competition, i am out of the Calypso Executive…I believe in principle.

  13. Spiderman
    December 29, 2009

    DAMAN I must agree with you on the SPIDER – I truly believe that SPIDER was the greatest calypsonian we’ve had in Dominica. You remember the tune “ SO I AM DUTY BOUND”. After SPIDER sang that song I had nothing for respect and admiration. Spider sang that song after he did that song “ Viva Mama Eugenia” that song was a classic too but what was truly admirable is that he demonstrated that he was not for sale – “WHO EVER WANT ME COME AND BUY SPIDER FOR SALE” Spider proved that he was willing to put the politicians in song whenever they do wrong. I hope that someone comes up with a compilation of SPIDER’s calypsos.

    Why SPIDER did not win more crowns is still up for argument. At the time the judges claim that he did not take full command of the stage. I somewhat agree but judging the art form –the lyrics, melody and consistency,DAMAN SPIDER remain the greatest composer we’ve had in D/ca

  14. DA MAN IN BOSTON
    December 29, 2009

    SPIDER MAN;
    Respect to you also. Idon’t know what childhood Dice had, iam not here to evaluate that also.
    TO my knowledge alot of people i know who had tough chilhood, turn out plenty better than a lot of people who supposedly had easy childhood. As i stated is our influences that make us grow in whatever direction we choose. Iagree with you, complacency BEEN Dominica’s cancer. Because when some people in position, they think that it is theirs for life even to pass on to their kids, eventhough it’s not a family own business.These are the ones that make all the excuses to hold down the struggleing man.I agree with all the things you would like to see in Dominica. Iam also glad to know you woulden’t throw his key.When he dust himself, and pick himself up,(hopefully)by then there will be more uppertunities, and you will forget his( so call troubled pass), and enjoy his talent. IT worth a try.I remember there was a Calypsonian ,name King DICE befor MAN HE WAAS A REAL CALYPSONIAN, he was also branded iguess because he use to live in the same area that DICE living now and he was a fisherman “”MAN he had a good voice like DICEand strokes.???
    Lets hope DICE can be encourage by our conversation, and pick himself up and dust himself of the elements that around him that causing him to make that”‘ bend couchez”” on the wrong side of the law. I PRAY DOMINICA be guided in the right DIRECTION for 2110. ONE LOVE JAH GUIDE;;;

  15. Speder Man
    December 29, 2009

    DAMAN- I like your question “Do I want to see Dice go away”- The honest answer is no. What I’d like to see is that integrity remain in society. I’d like to see Dice become responsible. I believe in second chances but I also believe that one must be accountable for his or her actions. I also strongly cherish the virtue of humility. Am I perfect –no. Do I work on my imperfections –Yes I do. Role models are not perfect but the role models who fall pick themselves up dust off remain role models in my book. DAMAN I don’t know you but I really respect your vibes – complacency is the cancer that kill our community. Having a tough childhood is not an excuse to remain ignorant particularly when opportunities are knocking on the door.

  16. DA MAN IN BOSTON
    December 29, 2009

    just to add;
    SPIDER MAN I hope you are a SPIDER fan; because i am ; NOW THAT MAN IS THE BEST CALYPSONIAN DOMINICA HAVE EVER SEEN HANDS DOWN.AND I HOPE THAT THE ASSOCIATION OR RATHER SWINNING STARS WOULD HAVE A MEADLEY OF HIS HITS DURING THERE TENT
    .However Carnival Season without Calypso? You cannot see that can you? Nothing more fullfilling to me than a good calypso show .Big UPs to the writers,and the ture calypso lovers, BIG UP’s to the senior Calypsonians who re still around.MASS around CALYPSO must live on .
    PLAY MASSS PLAY MASSS TILL YOU SEE DE $$##&%%$$ PASS.
    HEAR WHAT SPIDER SAY CALYPSO WILL ALWAYS BE THERE.

  17. DA MAN IN BOSTON
    December 29, 2009

    Spiderman we all know DICE is no spring chicken. DIce is what he is,
    IF the RULE is for everyone like it suppose to be.THen DICE loose out in the compitition this year.
    However that should not stop Dice from performing! Isaw him in show during the last carnival season, and I think he add’s a nice flavor to the compitition.But iam not here to knock anyone .I love a calypso compitition, that all,.ROLE MODEL ? Idon’t know about role modle, who is ROLE MODEL?
    YOUR FATHER AND YOUR MOTHER suppose to be your role model, do they turn out to be?
    MAn we just passing through this earth with the GOD given time that we have, We hope to do the best we can,WE gather our strength from the experience that we get from the influences that we face every day, WE act and react to the influences in our own way.But we know there is a RIGHT way. Iguess we seek de RIGHT WAY ,but because we sway we have to pay .DO you think you can be aROLE MODEL? GOOD for you. WOULD you like to see DICE go away?IF you were the JUDGE who had to sit on his case would you send him away or try to see how he can get help? Iwill talk to you later.Dominica needs all it’s talent to make it . Remember we just passing through doe get too comfortable.

  18. sen joe massive
    December 29, 2009

    Let’s be real dice is calypso,jump high jump low we to f**kin arrogante and jelousy in dominica that is our problem u doh see de calypso didn’t have no taste this year they didn’t even know who to give de crown, so to the haters that shows us that dice is calypso for life

  19. December 29, 2009

    we should all remember that scrunter was out of state and the rules say if u a out of stat for some time but dice was right here in DA so we should look at things as it is we must let dice crip be fore he walk .BUT HE MUST ALL SO STOP B IN pat pottet slave pat have what he have so Dice must look for his future his future he is yong so good luck

  20. spiderman
    December 29, 2009

    DAMAN Dice is no spring chicken and should by now understand that the world does not revolve around him. As four time calypso king he should understand or figure wear he can make a solid contribution to society and very importantly how to use his public status to inspire the young people. How can we seat by and claim that it is ok to be disruptive because some entertainers do get into trouble. Are we saying that we should make exceptions for Dice? DAMAN Dice have been misbehaving for the past 8 years- that includes leaving the stage to get involve in gang fights , assault on police and civilians the list goes on. Every time he gets into trouble he blame others and claim that others are jealous of him- Jealous of what. Calypso competition is once a year. There comes a time in life when every man must face the truth- I sincerely hope that this time comes sooner than later. Talk about looking in the mirror this is the moment of truth. Would you recommend Dice to be a role model for your children?

    I am confident that those of us who speak out against Dice’s unruly behavior are also concerned that he is just throwing away opportunities and not fully utilizing his potential. Just another young talent blowing away in the dust and may be come rubble.

  21. Blessed
    December 29, 2009

    He should go through eliminations because he did not even bother to show up for the Calypso finals last year. He made his bed so he had better sleep in it, start from scratch. That boy is too arrogant, he needs to change his ways if he want to develope himself more.

  22. DA MAN IN BOSTON
    December 28, 2009

    MAN!!
    This thing just must come to an end.PAt is a mare writer. HE may or maybe writing for more than one artist in this compitition. DICE is ayoung man, having difficulty fitting in this system.HE is talented ture” and he fail to understand that is not every body that going to love you.POwer corrupt and bad advisors corrupt absolutly.DIce is like most young men in this country who had to fight their own battle.They don’t get the cousion that some of the” well to do People children” get in this country.
    He may have had poor judgement in some of his past actions, even me was disapointed in some of his actions, but that not to say he cannot be counseled. Ijust find when some dominican don’t like you , they don’t care weather he have problem or he is a problem, they just want him dead. maybe he is clouding up their” STAR OF CHOICE” atmosphere, And some of the people that have what they have with PAT want to make him pay for that ,REMEMBER calypso is not acompitition for saints, not to say it haven’t transform into this GREAT ARTFORM it has become, and it is BIGGER than ANYONE.We must not throw the baby in the bathwater . DOMINICA is young likewise it’s productions, we don’t kill it befor it grows, DOMINICA’s calypso is rising as we speak, let help it grow.
    HUNTER is the #1 calypsonian inDA, DADDY CHESS, OBSERVER, and quite alot of the artist, especially most of the women,but DICE is a performer that need to be guided in the right direction.
    DON’T tell me he won’t listen, maybe you haven’t speak to him, you maybe crying him down too much , that why he so rebellious. HOWEVER most of you have issues with PAT, i understand that.
    YOU cannot kill PAT HE IS WHO HE IS,get a grip on that. FREE UP the MAN, HE haven’t done any serious crime like one writer wishing. LOOK in DE MIRROR, and CALM your EMOTION.
    MOST artist get into trouble some time or the other, DICE is no SAINT. LOOSE DE MAN :: CHU:::

  23. Sandra
    December 28, 2009

    There is something called precedent and that has already been set by the Association so YES Dice not only a king but 4-timer should be able to come in at 1/4 finals. If you ask me he is good for the semis (in my humble opinion), Try to see the merit of the whole thing instead of bashing Dice and Pat. While some people may not want to admit, DIce is certainly a crowd puller there is no disputing that. How about giving credit where credit is due and cut off attacking personalities. It’s the same we that idolize artist from everywhere else with no clue of what their backgrounds are and even when we know we still support them so what about a local brother and great artist? Man hate a dog but if its teeth are white give the dog credit. And by the way I saw absolutely no reason why Daddy Chess, or Bob and persons of that caliber had to do eliminations either. Only my view,

  24. Patacake
    December 28, 2009

    Trust de Pat to try to put trouble. All these hungry for money guys are worth. Just take back dice in the competition so Pat can shut his mouth please. Dice is a great calypsonian and I love hearing him, sing so just take him back.

  25. Mandox
    December 28, 2009

    ITS SO SAD TO SEE THAT SOME DOMINICANS ARE SO FULL OF ……WHY IS IT THAT SOME OF YOU LIKE TO TAKE EVERY LITTLE THING AND TRY AND TURN INTO SOMETHING IT IS NOT (A RORO)…..SUNSHINE TALKING ABOUT PAT FOCUSING ON BENO….FED UP OF IGNORANCE TRYING TO DIS THE MAN AND HE/SHE CANT EVEN SPELL….I MEAN SHUT UP ALREADY….DICE TO ME SHOULD HAVE AN AUTOMATIC ENTRANCE INTO THE CALYPSO 1/4 FINALS CUS HE HAS DONE SOMETHING THAT ONLY FEW CALYPSONIANS HAVE DONE I.E. WIN THE CROWN 4 TIMES…I MEAN COME ON.. GIVE UR OPINIONS ABOUT HIM PERFORMING BUT TRY TO NOT TALK ABOUT WHO HE IS AND WHO PAT PREFERS….DICE AND PAT STILL WORKING TOGETHER….DEM PEOPLE STILL DEALING AS TIGHT AS EVER…..AS FOR D RETARD THAT TALK ABOUT WRITING UR OWN SONG….WHO SAYS U NEED TO ….SO MANY OF THE BIGGER ARTISTS IN OTHER MUSIC GENRES ALL OVER THE WORLD HAVE WRITERS….AND U ALL DOWNLOAD, DANCE TO AND BUY THEIR MUSIC…SO WHY IS IT THAT CALYPSONIANS CANT DO THE SAME…. CALYPSO NOT MUSIC TO DEN? STUPES….IT REALLY HURTS MY HEART TO SEE THAT SOME DOMINICANS ARE FILLED WITH SO MUCH IGNORANCE….

    ALAS POOR ALL OF U………..

  26. Nadin
    December 28, 2009

    Am a calypso fan also ,and I do believe that dice and pat thinks that they are above the calypso law ,please.when singing sandy came back to sing she started from the bottom.and made it all the way to the top.
    dice could do the same daddy chess did it.and if dice know how good he is then he should just go and start over and show them that he can come from the bottom and make it right up to the top.
    dice must get a new writer all pat is doing is bring dice down. dice must stand on his own like they say God bless the child that have his own.look how he was on his own for the labour song and the people love him then, and they will love him now.
    man diceee cut loss from pat. he is just a controller.
    pat is milking on your latent.and causing you to be hated by calypso lovers.I love you, you are my calypso man. . STAND ON YOUR OWN.

  27. legit
    December 28, 2009

    dice will be a guest artist this year…the man did not want to compete ..how comes he performed in that same show

  28. December 28, 2009

    dice is a grown man and he should start thinking and acting as one.you nor pat is bigger than calypso you meet the calypso there and you will leave it there.stop wasting your talent leave pat alone and move on or you will regret in the long run.

  29. sunshine
    December 28, 2009

    Mr. Arron need to be honest with Dice and let him know he is consetrating on another guy who he thinks is better than him .(BENNO)Furthermore …. to dice about being registered when he … never registered the man not until two days befor the show.To those that think he should they should cut him some slack rules are rules pat and dice is not above the rule. I was at the show and dice should have just sang his song just like judgement he would have gone through to quaters. The association put out the add at the ending of november to register and where so what is pat talking about excutive members were not sure if the show would go on. LAME EXCUSE PAT. Dice need to find another writer if he wants to sing. Calypso will go on with or without dice. Dont get me wrong the guy is talented i love to him sing but rules are rules. Look at daddy chest he was at elimination with no questions why cant pat accept the rules. Huh! if given the chance to be president look… break and bend all rules.

  30. spiderman
    December 28, 2009

    I don’t have the facts relating to the exceptions made for other calypsonians at the quarter finals however if Dice must behave as he does then I’d say do not grant him an automatic entry into the elimination. At this point Dice must earn our respect. He has to demonstrate that he has altered and denounces his past ugly behavior and become a good citizen. It is interesting that some off us denounce bad behavior among politicians and government and we tolerate bad behavior among entertainers. Bad behavior is bad whenever, wherever and However

  31. mary
    December 28, 2009

    I belive that dice can make a come back. He is a performer and can entertain the crowned. Scrunter found himself in hot oil and there was no comment on her coming back. Why do we Domincans like bring people down when we are not for them? Just because he is a poor malaway child and come from the country he do not have any standard? I am not saying what he is doing is right, but he needs to be treated better then the way he is treated. Please keep in mind he is not the only embarassment for Dominica. Look at the people in the higher authority, they should be our biggest example

  32. fed up with ignorance
    December 28, 2009

    If Dice was a genuis why is he in this situation? Apparently that person who said that Dice is a genuis does not know the meaning of genuis. The guy needs an attitude ajustment and some anger …. One would think that he would learn from past mistakes. seem like he and Pat plans to re-enter the calypso arena with the same trend of controversy. come on We don’t need such negative energy. We need good clean and fun competition. Is either Pat needs to invest in someone else, or Dice needs another writer, advisor.cause apparently, these two together, is problem to our calypso and carnival good name.

  33. Rule
    December 28, 2009

    The rule states that a former King who resides out of state will be allowed to start competing from the Quarter Finals round. The elimination round is usually held in december (there about) so the DCA took in the cost of coming to D/ca for the eliminations which is several weeks before the quarter finals into consideration. Every calypsonian knows the rules. Eliminations is judges only on lyrics & melody & the calypsonian could have sang acapella.

    Eliminations date was set before th PM announced elections. Dice knew that. he was on the roster to sing. He chose NOT to sing and therefore should NOT be allowed to compete this year. daddy Chess was once a king and he performed at the Eliminations. calypso was beforte Dice, during Dice and will definitely be there after Dice.

    Pat need to stop this. He and Dice needs to settle their differences privately and not involve the DCA and the public into their drama.

    DICE DOES NOT DESERVE TO BE IN THE QUARTERFINALS

  34. Fair & Square
    December 28, 2009

    Diceeeeeeeeeeeeeee again, again, again & again. Leave Dice alone! What is good for the goose is good for the gander…..if the Association allowed past monarchs through before, then let de man go thru.

    To those who comment about Dice embarasses Dominica, where were allu to cry out when those who hold high office in the land, put de country to shame? Allu too hyprocrite – typical Dominicans.

    Diceeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeee de man can sing, command his stage, etc. that’s what you call a PERFORMER. We sailing straight thru the finals……DICE AGAIN !!!!!!!! Bonjay look I even getting excited already (breathe, breathe, breathe).

  35. Edison
    December 28, 2009

    Who Cares about what happens to Dice? He needs to get serious about his career as an entertainer so that others cabn take him on seriously. His writer is doing more harm to him by trying to make excuses for him. Is he above the law?

    James

  36. Patriotic B
    December 28, 2009

    Pat Aaron is RIGHT when he said “the precedence has been set that a King coming back into a competition can come back in a quarter-finals” The last time he entered the competition he was king so the law applies to him. This law has been in place for years.

    When Jahlee who won calypso queen in the 80s, was absent for many, many years and then return to compete approximately 3-4 years ago for the first time, she was allowed to enter at the quarter-finals. What makes Jahlee and Dice case different when he had only been absent for 1 year? Can the Calypso Association address this?

  37. December 28, 2009

    TO JA!!!!: When Dice stop putting shame in our (Dominicans) eyes for his nonsense, we will give him a break. Nobody is disputing that he has talent. But not because he has talent he can just manipulate the calypso rules. You miss out the previous year, you start from scratch. If you so sure you can win, going through the eliminations, quarter-finals, semi-finals should be a breeze.

  38. December 28, 2009

    seriously who cares. if dice was that talented why he can’t write his own music. any true musican writes their own music.all u making dice head get TOO BIG. tell dice he can NEVER EVER walk in the shoes of people like hurricane,hunter, scunter and so on.take a chill pill it is not that serious..

  39. December 28, 2009

    Why does everything in this country be an issue? Why wasnt the matter dealth with long before the calypso season began so that a decision could be taken as to what Dice should do?
    He chose not to compete last year for specific reasons and got a lot of support from the public. Now i think the responsible thing would be to deal with the matter responsibily in order to avoid all this controversy. Stupse.

  40. JA!!!!
    December 28, 2009

    lol….you guys talking about dice believe he above law and all that. The reality of the situation is that dice is a lot more talented than a lot of the “veteran” calypsonians who have been there for years some of them never ever won a crown. That is what is burning all of them. Dice will continue to be successful. The same way Dominicans crying about giving skerrit a chance even though he is t…All the calypsonians need to stop being hostile towards dice. Dominica full of jealousy and envy, i wish we would take all the energy we have wishing for others to fall , and use it to bring ourselves to their level. This is essentially the reason why Dominica will never progress, and remains so primitive. Unless we allow our minds to break free from the shackles we have condemned it to then we won’t get anywhere at all.

  41. Skerrit
    December 28, 2009

    It seem like Pat Aaron is having a Knee jerk reaction here. What we must not tolerate in this country is lawlessness and the total disregard for those in authoritative the rules and regulations. What I see coming from the… team is vagrancy, arrogance and the exuberance of indispensability. Why do we uphold such behavior; why do we show much regards to a …such as the former calypso king. The guy should be ignored ; in fact I believe that someone with a criminal record should not be allowed into the calypso competition for the obvious reasons. I would hate to bear the sign “ Dominicans hold your breath our ambassador is on duty”

    Pat you must accept that your star is unreliable so you must therefore move on and invest in another calypsonian. I anxiously await the calypso campaign for we know that part of the reason why we had election at Xmas was to avoid the calypso effect.

    So Pat give us chorus like “
    Dominica is becoming a lawless state ; lawlessness in government and politicians, lawlessness in Churches and social institutions oh lord we need a helping hand.
    Oh lord see how Calypsonians become brigands ,
    Never in the history of this land the politicians purchase thee election.
    Have we all become subjects of the who tang gang or shall we call ourselves Venezuelans
    Debedeee Debedee Dap ti Dap ta Deyyyyyy”

  42. An Observer
    December 28, 2009

    Really now….I am not a calypsonian yet I knew that the show was on December 20th..so how comes “KING” Dice did not know….please.

    Secondly, Dice and Pat Aaron are once again showing their arrogance. If you were at the show or you listened, you would have heard Dice’s comment when he came to do a “guest performance”…..”the eliminations is to see who can sing. Everybody knows I can sing; four years now. So I don’t need to go through eliminations.” (something to that effect).

    I am waiting to see what the Calypso Association has to say on this.

    Even Mighty DBS was ready for eliminations……..stupes.

  43. waddison
    December 28, 2009

    i agree that dice is not above the calypso law book but if an accomodation was made for former kings like tronada , scrunter and jalee to name a few then the same can be done for dice who have actually surpass thier archievement in terms of crowns

  44. Ron
    December 28, 2009

    Aaron,
    Your explanation makes no sense! You think you can just do whatever you want and Dominicans should accept your nonsense? Shame on you! I hope the Calypso Association enforces the rules. Calypso will continue with or without Dice. Dice should have known better but again we all know the Dice.

  45. Calypso Fan
    December 28, 2009

    Do us all a favor and shut your mouth!

  46. Forward Thinking
    December 28, 2009

    Dice Again!!!!!!! Good consideration brother. We looooooooooovvvvvvvvvvveeeee you brother.

    you are a GENIUS and we are very proud of you!

    God Bless!

    Your admirer and fan

  47. Calypso Fan
    December 28, 2009

    Dice will have to wait for the next time around. Every one knew when was eliminations and Dice and you ur self Mr Aaron knew. Dice just believes that he is above everyone else. He choose not to compete last calypso so he has to suffer the consequences and start all over from eliminations. What is good for the Goose if good for the Gander. Whether Dice is there calypso will go on. Before Dice calypso exhisted so what makes u Pat Aaron believe after Dice there wont be calypso. Be fair Mr Aaron.

  48. December 28, 2009

    “Crowd-puller”?! So what Pat Aaron believe, is that Dice alone that is the Calypso show nuh? Stupes…

  49. Peeping Tom
    December 28, 2009

    Aaron: “Up to the Thursday, even the Friday, the different guys of the executive were not sure whether the show was going to happen…so I think the association have to understand that any artist who didn’t get to practice, was not really at fault so I guess Dice fell in that category.”

    An extremely weak defence. The onus is on the calypsonian to register and be ready for the show whenever it takes place. Whether all or some members of the Association were in fact unaware of the date of the show should have absolutely no bearing on the calypsonian’s readiness. Get ready for the show so, whenever it is announced, you are ready!

    Besides, how is it that i, an ordinary citizen, had no doubt by the Thursday preceding the show that the Eliminations would actually take place on the said date but Dice did not know? Additionally, how is it that so many other calypsonians were in no doubt of the date of the show but Dice was?

    This argument is pretty lame, Mr. Aaron. You may have better luck with the second IF Dice’s case is parallel to what you see as the precedent-setting case; IF.

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