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Claude Gonzales
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GREGORY LINDSAY: I want you to take a look at the DATABASE recently posted by ODW and then I want you to call a meeting with DOCTOR DOLLY!!!

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Gregory: While allyuh fighting for POLITICAL POWER over THE SUBVENTION and PANORAMA GATE RECEIPTS -- The NORTHERN AMERICAN CONTINENT is moving forward by leaps and bounds in THE PAN TING.Gregory:…Continue

So what happen in THE COURT on Friday? Nobody eh giving no report!!!

Started this discussion. Last reply by Gregory Lindsay 22 hours ago. 2 Replies

Somebody, please give us a report. I need to clear meh mind this morning because ah going to a LATINA FESTIVAL today with 60,000 MEXICANS in attendance. I am sure that 59,000 will be ILLEGAL so if…Continue

AQUIL ARRINDELL: Look ODW just gave you the solution (DISSOLUTION) to all your problems with PAN TRINBAGO

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So go back and start another petition hitting the PAN YARDS to get 66.7 percent (round it off to 70 percent just in case a few delegates don't make it or they take a last minute bribe) to attend and…Continue

So TODAY the JUDGE is going to confirm that the last two meetings held by THE CIP and KEITH DIAZ were ILLEGAL. And FORTEAU has a right to stay IN OFFICE until OCTOBER!!!

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TENS (if not HUNDREDS) of THOUSANDS of PAN MEN MONEY wasted on legal wranglings. Only to end up right where we started -- elections in OCTOBER.It is time for ONE SENSIBLE PAN LEADER to emerge and…Continue

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Claude Gonzales replied to Pan Times's discussion Please leave - AINSWORTH MOHAMMED - Newsday
"The TRUCKERS, TUNERS, WELDERS are INDEPENDENT BUSINESSMEN!!! The "PAN PLAYERS" are CULTURAL SLAVES!!! The first time they get bold and united enough to say "NO PANORAMA" they will see how much POWER they really have. Ah sure glad…"
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Claude Gonzales replied to Pan Times's discussion Daly Bread: Bitter-sweet royal wedding Saturday; Kingdom Choir versus PanTrinbago comess
"One ugly manifestation of the discord is the belief that anyone with managerial and other abilities—other than a few of the usual suspects—who seeks to promote pan, is masking an intention to “steal” the pan away from those…"
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Claude Gonzales replied to Pan Times's discussion Please leave - AINSWORTH MOHAMMED - Newsday
"As you REMEMBER, Earl -- THE CIP was selling this boat load of false papers telling us about ELECTIONS IN MAY. That turned out to be WISHFUL THINKING. CONJECTURE!!! Now we know that IT EH HAPPENING in MAY or JUNE. And with one more postponement or…"
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Claude Gonzales replied to Pan Times's discussion Please leave - AINSWORTH MOHAMMED - Newsday
"NEXT COURT CASE: June 28th!!! Ain't NOBODY GOING IN PEACE!!! Allyuh sure allyuh from TRINIDAD? Because allyuh showing a VERY LIMITED UNDERSTANDING of  THE TRINIDAD that I KNOW!!! And THE CIP and EVERYBODY ELSE finally have to put dey TAIL…"
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Claude Gonzales replied to Claude Gonzales's discussion BUGS: SUPPOSIN'!!! Now ah only SUPPOSIN'!!!
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Claude Gonzales replied to Claude Gonzales's discussion BUGS: SUPPOSIN'!!! Now ah only SUPPOSIN'!!!
"Ah didn't think about that, bugs!!! NICE JOKE!!! Ah still FRAID HOUSTON DOH!!!"
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merrytonestothebone replied to Claude Gonzales's discussion BUGS: SUPPOSIN'!!! Now ah only SUPPOSIN'!!!
"That sounds like it have aTrinidad smartman in de works over dey..."
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Bugs replied to Claude Gonzales's discussion BUGS: SUPPOSIN'!!! Now ah only SUPPOSIN'!!!
"Claude Are you sure it wasn't D'Photo that shut things down in Oakland?  That man controls the World Governing Body of Pan.... bugs.  "
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Claude Gonzales replied to Claude Gonzales's discussion BUGS: SUPPOSIN'!!! Now ah only SUPPOSIN'!!!
"MTB: Ah have ah little LOCAL JOKE for you!!! The CITY OF OAKLAND EMPLOYEES used to get TICKETS to the WARRIORS GAMES (the HIGHER UPS ESPECIALLY). And ah had meh LIL CONNECTION. Next thing you know BIG RACKET bus' out in the papers with the…"
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merrytonestothebone replied to Claude Gonzales's discussion BUGS: SUPPOSIN'!!! Now ah only SUPPOSIN'!!!
"Like is a fresh batch ah Curry dey cook tonight...The pepper was hotter than burning Rocket fuel..."
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Claude Gonzales replied to Claude Gonzales's discussion BUGS: SUPPOSIN'!!! Now ah only SUPPOSIN'!!!
"bugs and Earl Richards: I am sure that you both saw the EXPLOSIVE POWER of the VOLCANO on the BIG ISLAND of HAWAII. But it CANNOT EXPLODE like THE WARRIORS!!! Right now MERRYTONESTOTHEBONE wishing that I did JUMP OFF THE BRIDGE because he going and…"
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Gregory Lindsay replied to Claude Gonzales's discussion So what happen in THE COURT on Friday? Nobody eh giving no report!!!
"Postponed to 28th june 2018"
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Claude Gonzales replied to Pan Times's discussion The Constitution of PanTrinbago Inc.
"THANKS MR. ODW!!!"
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Russell Providence replied to Claude Gonzales's discussion So what happen in THE COURT on Friday? Nobody eh giving no report!!!
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Claude Gonzales replied to Pan Times's discussion The Constitution of PanTrinbago Inc.
"merrytonestothebone: It have so much "STEELBANDS" in America, yuh could teach yuh grandson some BASIC ARITHMETIC just on that GIGMASTERS website. And we eh talking about the 700 SCHOOL STEELBANDS across the land, eh. And others not…"
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LEROI BOLDON

Posted on June 26, 2012 at 9:40am 1 Comment

I would like to encourage WHEN STEEL TALKS to conduct an interview with LEROI BOLDON, who was a hands-on witness to the early development of the steelband movement. Here is a man who has spent his entire life living, loving and supporting, not just the pan, but the culture of Trinidad and Tobago from the streets of Port-of-Spain to the shores of California.

His is an informative and historical story of one man's unheralded contribution to the artform, that should be shared with the…

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At 3:27pm on February 7, 2018, Allison Reid said…

Lol... so I guess you answered part of the question and I hear you loud and clear.... Thanks Claude....

At 11:58pm on May 29, 2017, Juanitto Jordano Jorda'ninho said…

Mi Amigo, how yo like the Preface and Authors Annotation ???

At 12:28pm on May 29, 2017, Juanitto Jordano Jorda'ninho said…

Mi Amigo, here is what I promised U, Iwanted to send 24 pages but my co author advised against it, THE ORACLE
Subtitled

St James
The ORIGIN
birth place of the STEEL PAN

Copyright © 2017 by Juanitto Jordano Jorda’ninho

Library of Congress

ISBN

Author: Juanitto Jordano Jorda’ninho (a.k.a.) Leslie Michael Jordán.

Editor: Colin Harris and Juanitto Jordano Jorda’ninho

Publisher: n / a

Preface

This book is about the steel pan musical instrument, which is made from a 55 gallon oil drum steel container, the only musical instrument created in the 20th Century, the true History of it, and the men who pioneered contributing their hard work, men like Carlton (sonny /sire) Roach, leader player tuner inventor, Anthony (muff man/skip) Williams Leader tuner inventor innovator arranger player, and visionary Percy (lizard) Thomas, tuner player innovator, Neville Jules leader tuner player innovator arranger.

The information that is in this book is about to disclose is whom, did what, when, where, how and why, time, dates, photos, technological schematic’s, etc.

Author’s Annotation

Invention by way of discovery, the only musical instruments to be invented in the “Twentieth Century” 20th in Trinidad and Tobago the year 1936, “Pan” as it is called in Trinidad and Tobago today, has, and is still suffering from what is called a” his story “epidemic, where fabricated stories, lies and chaos are rampant, as the actual inventors and innovators are not credited for their work, men like Carlton “sonny” Roach, Anthony “muffman”Williams,
Percy “lizard” Thomas, and Neville Jules, and others like Lennox Pierre and Andrew “Carlyle Kerr organizers of the 1951 T.A.S.P.O. and Lt Joseph Nathaniel Griffith arranger for the T.A.S.P.O., until these men are credited for their work, the “Art form” will remain in limbo.

Another example is the actual violence associated with the “Steel Pan” is so greatly exaggerated, that it’s pathetic, and ignorant to even mention its association with the instrument, as the actual violence itself was not cause by the individual players themselves, but instead by supporters, I know this for a fact because I was in the middle of the biggest Carnival riots in “Trinidad”& Tobago,
on Charlotte Street, Carnival Tuesday 1956 with Cairo Steel band, I was nine (9) years old at the time, approaching ten (10), other players and myself were hiding between 55 gallon bass drums, while others were running and ducking into other people gate way and yards to get away from the bottle throwing, I saw those who were rioting with knives, cutlasses / machetes, stones / rocks etc, you name it they had it. Most of the violence was because one band was either playing better than the other, or some was whining / dancing up on someone else’s woman/girlfriend, my “Gist” is a question, how could a player be playing pan and fighting at the same time?
Only when you mess with a player while he’s playing his “pan” This stigma needs to be put to rest.
Because what we have before us a indigenous body of instruments that have broadened the musical family of the world, which fortunately happens to be a trillion dollar industry begging to be embraced, as the music business in it self is a cruel and shallow money trench, a long plastic hallway lined with thieves and pimps like Animn Smith, Brian Copeland et al, meaning the Late former P.M. Patrick Manning, Junio Regrello, Clement Imbert, via there “Alleged Genesis G-pan etc etc etc, and Keith DIAZ, as great talented men die like dogs, this book was written to clarify and abrogate these chaotic epidemics, while attempting to curtail the ambiance of thieves and pimps, within it’s sphere.

Most stories to date; in “Trinidad and Tobago”, and in various parts of this humble planet earth has it that, the steel band musical instrument, or “Pan” as it is called today, the only musical ins

At 8:15am on March 2, 2017, Charles Gordon said…

Permit me to add this, although it might not be another 2017 record. Cannot remember when last it happened though:

Lady Adanna sang in position 1 in the National Calypso Monarch Competition.....she ended up in the last position when the results were released.

Chalkdust sang in position 17 (last). He ended up being first when the results were released.

Just a co-incident, I suppose!

At 7:29am on February 2, 2017, Colin Cumberbatch said…

Greetings Claude

The song Workey Workey is by Burning Flames,

Jahbone

At 10:23am on October 17, 2016, Devon Victory said…

Yes Mam I Was His Grand-kid I Miss Him So Much Every time I Talk To My Dad Sadly

At 8:43pm on July 4, 2016, Rudy Kendall said…
Give thanks for the feedback. I admit I am lazy at times when proofreading (or not) my posts. I will work on being more precise in the future.
At 6:59pm on May 26, 2016, Juanitto Jordano Jorda'ninho said…

Mi Amigo, we'll take it in part or whole, and don't fret your self, Trump won't send u back anywhere personal he's a friend of mine, it's not who u know, it's who knows U, he is a pan man, I gave him a tenor pan that he still has today...

At 4:44am on January 9, 2016, Juanitto Jordano Jorda'ninho said…

CLAUDE Mi AMIGO, I'm a bit late on this comment, but DIAZ has taken $5 million TT dollars each year since he has been made President of Pan Trinbago, NOT $5 million in the six years, he's been there, he bought a new car when he became President and build two new houses, well what do U expect when the PT Central Executive Committee lets DIAZ signs CHECKS ???

At 7:32pm on December 25, 2015, Juanitto Jordano Jorda'ninho said…

Hey mi amigo, Feliz Navidad to u y usted familia...

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