STEELBANDS in TRINIDAD have been conditioned to STRETCH DEY HAND AND BEG. And that is all they would ever do in MY LIFETIME and CECIL LIFETIME and BEDE LIFETIME and GLENROY LIFETIME.
Even though BUGS tell me that he is ah YOUNG "COLOUR TV" LIFETIME FELLAH -- ah putting him on the LIST too.
I wish people on THIS FORUM would start advocating for PRACTICAL THINGS FOR STEELBANDS that could be achieved (and contributed to) during the LIFETIMES of OLD EXPATS.
WHEN STEEL TALKS is a LIVING EXAMPLE. Ain't it a SHAME that it took EXPATS in NEW YORK to do like the DISH and RUN AWAY WITH THE GOLDEN PAN SPOON -- while the whole STEELBAND MOVEMENT IN THE MECCA stays STATIC begging for HANDOUTS.
Today All Stars seem to be doing very well, one might be tempted to say that they are only one from many, that's true, but one is all you need to prove that it can be done.
Don't tell me that you bought into that MEGA CORPORATION nonsense!!! STEELBANDS are BEGGARS and WELFARE RECIPIENTS!!!
Claude you make me laugh here with Cecil. dem boys biting at anything. What's next
Massy is the mega corporation NOT Massy Trinidad All Stars and if anyone believes All Stars is a mega C I have land in Mud Island to sell allyuh.
Morning Glory, with all due respect, I will not touch the J'ouvert mornin part, it will piss-off too many people but for now lets try and convince people to fight for the Monday afternoon for the steelband.
I notice that there was a new music band on the road Monday afternoon, a lot of people are eyeing that Monday afternoon, I believe that there is a window of opportunity here for the steelband, lets do something for them.
Morning Glory: Have you ever stood on a crowded street on Carnival Day (whatever city -- amid the cacophony of hoots, cackles, wails, whistles and loud voices) and heard the crystal clear sounds of SOCA blasting through the air from a DJ truck?
NOTHING COULD BE SWEETER!!!
Yuh want to replace that studio quality delivery system with the discordant sounds of HALF-TUNED oil drums on the move on the ground -- sputtering out herky jerky music?
DEMS DAYS DONE, Morning Glory!!!
Morning Glory, I am in total agreement with you.
It is unfortunate that a lot of people still don't understand what the Steelband brings to carnival, it's is my opinion that it is worth standing up for.
CH, Mi Amigo and Bede; I don't see Y U guy's are so worried about pan today, what you guy's fail to understand or realise is, that PAN in T&T is over, done with, it has taken a 90% spiral backward turn from whence it came, when something derives from mere beating, and evolve to playing, and then back to beating, what does that tells U? it has completed its cycle, so don't expect anything else to come from the ONLY musical instrument invented in the 20th century in T&T, they do not know what to do with the instrument, or even how to keep it stablised muchless evolve it any further, 1st they have to stop BEATING IT and start PLAYING IT, because music is suppose to have substance, which is lacking due to the jumping and dancing, steel-pan music is about what comes out of the pan, not how good or high U can jump behind it, that would be a good place to start, then maybe somethings can happen, especially when they stop trying to please the judges, these judges do not and cannot even play the pans, and this bull shit criteria they came up with, where they don't know when and how to implement "Lousa Pausa" or phrasings, they ar the ones who's creating the problems with PAN, when Panorama started in 1963 there were NO judging criteria, everything was evolving, what's happening now with their shitty criteria? this is the Calatorical Consiquences of their BULL SHIT...