Happy Vernal Equinox! Atlanta Caribbean Music Stations! More!

It’s the first day of spring!

Spring comes in between the 19th to the 23rd of March and at different times. It changes on a yearly basis because the first official day of spring is the (Spring) Vernal EQUINOX. This is when the sun is directly above the equator. It rises due East and sets due West and does not do so on the exact same day every year since the calendar is not exactly 365 precise days every single year. In 2009, spring will arrive on March 20th, as stated above and the sun will be above the equator, crossing to the northern hemisphere at 11:47pm (ish)”

 

 

Let’s talk about good Caribbean music options to help you while you do your spring cleaning. I have already started cleaning house for the past week because I called it my Personal New Year (My Birthday) and wanted to do the things I’ve been putting off. See new places (Columbia S.C), experience new things (Barleys on Friday nights) and get rid of that which no longer serves me (deep clean my house).

 

 

To help keep me motivated in the less than glamorous task of cleaning I will often blast Caribbean music to get me moving!  Some of my favorite sources for Reggae and Soca music are: 

 

 

 

http://www.socafreak.com/

I love this site for all things Soca! They post songs by Country and year and definitely give you a lot of information about Carnivals and artists. I consider this a comprehensive site for whatever Soca you want to hear.

 

Mantius Cazaubon The Soca Freak from St-Lucia

Mantius Cazaubon The Soca Freak from St-Lucia

 

http://largeradio.com/

 This site offers an online radio station with music played by various DJ’s and it is 24 hours, day in, day out. The cool part is that it’s also a chat room. The hottest night (in my opinion)  to listen is Wednesday night from 8pm to about 1am.DJ Stanman plays a different mix every week and always manages to surprise us AND move the “crowd”! I think he is supposed to cut it at Midnight but ALWAYS goes over. Honestly, this is the most ingenious method of interacting with the “crowd, ”  DJ Stanman always shouts you out and comments on what you post in the chat room keeping the regulars coming back for more week after week.  For more on DJ Stanman’s appearances check out his Myspace page or website:

http://www.myspace.com/smallislandmassive

http://www.smallislandmassive.com/

 

 

DJ The Stanman from largeradio.com

DJ The Stanman from largeradio.com

  

Last but not least I have to tell you about 98.9 Blazin’ on the FM band. They seem to broadcast both in New York City and here in Atlanta and I have to thank my loyal reader J.O for the tip. I listen in the car but must warn you that if your not within the Perimeter (inside 285) and really in the Decatur area you will hear some static. I can only hope that they get a bigger tower to ensure that we can enjoy the great music. I don’t think they have a website but if you know please fill me in.

 Enjoy the spring cleaning now that you have the music to keep you going!

 

Thanks to Wikianswers.com for explaining Spring to us!

http://wiki.answers.com/Q/When_is_the_first_day_of_spring_2009

 

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