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Claude Gonzales
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I learned a GRIM LESSON yesterday: FORTY PERCENT of all MONIES given to PAN and PAN TRINBAGO over the years has been STOLEN!!!

Started this discussion. Last reply by Gregory Lindsay 13 hours ago. 1 Reply

Now I know that KEITH DIAZ (alone) stole TEN MILLION. And I have read other stories about one man who was living in the LA BASSE and manage to gain control of PAN TRINBAGO and he stole FIVE MILLION.…Continue

So the BIG 5 tief somebody else idea and RISE TO FAME?

Started on Thursday 0 Replies

This TRINI TING real complex!!! If you look at the CONSULTANT LIST from the BIG 5, they could not be any more ACCOMPLISHED. And to think that they would steal a concept from the POOR LAVENTILLE…Continue

Back to the moribund: In 7 days the ANNUAL GENERAL MEETING of PAN TRINBAGO will take place!!!

Started this discussion. Last reply by Claude Gonzales 31 minutes ago. 6 Replies

Ah betting on KEITH DIAZ to control the meeting with an IRON FIST and WALK TALL out of the meeting on his way to a VERY SUCCESSFUL PANORAMA and the start of an election campaign running right into…Continue

Everybody on this FORUM just want to LIVE IN THE PAST like this is a RETIREMENT HOME

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Well PAN is in dire need of some FUTURE THINKING!!! PAN needs HEROES of the DAY. Ah fellah named CYRUS (I think that was his name) came on the FORUM once and made that observation along with some…Continue

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Claude Gonzales replied to Claude Gonzales's discussion Back to the moribund: In 10 days the ANNUAL GENERAL MEETING of PAN TRINBAGO will take place!!!
"Cecil: Ah tell AQUIL that dem is DESPERATE MEN he dealing with but the boy doh understand that at all. Mercer: I desperate to see some new leadership in PAN TRINBAGO so ah have to keep chooking the jep nest!!! Ah hope they stream that MEETING…"
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Cecil hinkson replied to Claude Gonzales's discussion Back to the moribund: In 10 days the ANNUAL GENERAL MEETING of PAN TRINBAGO will take place!!!
"Aye Claude, there might be an opening for Security personnel in the opposition, if you apply ah right behind yuh."
1 hour ago
Mercer Ramdoo replied to Claude Gonzales's discussion Back to the moribund: In 10 days the ANNUAL GENERAL MEETING of PAN TRINBAGO will take place!!!
"Claude, leave the jep nest alone."
5 hours ago
Gregory Lindsay replied to Claude Gonzales's discussion So where is BYRON SERRETTE? I thought he was writing a TELL ALL BOOK on "Keith Diaz and CORRUPTION in PAN TRINBAGO"
"Introduction of a MInimum 15 players Registration Listing at Registration,....Submission of delegates to AGM deadline ended today....Zero tolerance..Enforcement  of Meeting Standing Orders in full effect... A very well respected band leader…"
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Gregory Lindsay replied to Claude Gonzales's discussion Back to the moribund: In 10 days the ANNUAL GENERAL MEETING of PAN TRINBAGO will take place!!!
"Introduction of a MInimum 15 players Registration Listing at Registration,....Submission of delegates to AGM deadline ended today....Zero tolerance..Enforcement  of Meeting Standing Orders in full effect... A very well respected band leader…"
11 hours ago
Gregory Lindsay replied to Claude Gonzales's discussion Back to the moribund: In 10 days the ANNUAL GENERAL MEETING of PAN TRINBAGO will take place!!!
"Introduction of a MInimum 15 players Registration Listing at Registration,....Submission of delegates to AGM deadline ended today....Zero tolerance..Enforcement  of Meeting Standing Orders in full effect... A very well respected band leader…"
11 hours ago
Gregory Lindsay replied to Claude Gonzales's discussion Back to the moribund: In 10 days the ANNUAL GENERAL MEETING of PAN TRINBAGO will take place!!!
"if wishes were horses,...beggars would ride.....lmao"
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Gregory Lindsay replied to Claude Gonzales's discussion I learned a GRIM LESSON yesterday: FORTY PERCENT of all MONIES given to PAN and PAN TRINBAGO over the years has been STOLEN!!!
"LMAO.....smh...."
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Claude Gonzales commented on Pan Times's video
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Telefunken Microphones and the Steel Orchestra - 143 AES Convention

"MUD, HARSH and BRITTLE ... I have been looking for the technical elements of PAN DISSONANCE for years!!! And for decades DEM TRINIS tell me that I doh know what I talking about. But a musical note is a musical note and everybody knows what a musical…"
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Claude Gonzales replied to Claude Gonzales's discussion 2018 SOCA MIX
"Ah got your drift, Knolly. But most of the people on this forum want the world to turn BACKWARDS and STOP in the SIXTIES. DEY DOH WANT NO CHANGE!!!"
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knolly smith replied to Claude Gonzales's discussion 2018 SOCA MIX
""THERE IS NO LIFE WITHOUT CHANGE" EG:THE DAY CHANGE INTO THE NIGHT,..IT WAS SUNNY THEN IT RAINED WE ARE ALL IN ITHE PROCESS OF CHANGING, WHETHER WE WANT TOO OR NOT, WE WERE YOUNG..NOW WE HAVE AGED,......."CALYPSO IS NOT THE…"
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Claude Gonzales replied to Aquil's discussion Big Five, or Five of Hearts
"Aquil: First of all, I did not HIRE YOU -- I cajoled you into reporting on the two BIG 5 SHOWS. And second of all, there is only ONE BRILLIANT MAN on this forum and that is Dr. deLight!!! So let's move on!!! You were assigned to REPORT on TWO…"
Thursday
Claude Gonzales replied to Aquil's discussion Big Five, or Five of Hearts
"The appropriation of an idea/intellectual property very often results in monetary loss. And on an island where the STEELBAND receives most of its FUNDING from Government and Sponsors (THE GIMME GIMME culture), using somebody else's creativity…"
Wednesday
Claude Gonzales replied to Aquil's discussion Big Five, or Five of Hearts
"FIVE OF HEARTS!!!Aquil: Yuh supposed to be PRACTICING YUH PAN to become a GLOBAL PAN STAR but yuh getting deeper and deeper into the PAN POLITICS. Like yuh running for OFFICE or what? Even if you DETHRONE the RIGHT HONOURABLE KEITH DIAZ it have…"
Wednesday
Claude Gonzales replied to Pan Times's discussion The Melo Groove Steele Orchestra keeping Steel Pan Culture alive
"... and everybody has a DIFFERENT HISTORY!!!"
Wednesday

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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 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...

At 3:05pm on November 24, 2015, Juanitto Jordano Jorda'ninho said…

Yes / Si  CLAUDE Mi Amigo, FIDELITY is warranted when the tuners fail to MODULATE / FINE TUNE their work or maintain it in proper measure, and where the ARRANGERS  has fail to implement UNISON and DISCIPLINE there players, in their work, FIDELITY is ACCURACY in sound reproduction, and RHYTHMIC PATTERNS is the rate of speed of a musical piece ...

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