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Well I want to know who the "JUDASSES" in the CIP are because it looks like we are getting CLOSE TO THE OVERTHROW ...

Started this discussion. Last reply by Gregory Lindsay yesterday. 3 Replies

I am hearing so many references to TRAITORS and SHARKS on the "AQUIL SHCIP" (ah had ah TRUMP SLUR moment on that one) that I think it is time for us to start examining some HORNS and some FINS.As I…Continue

I don't understand how the CIP could have SO MISREAD THE KEITH DIAZ SITUATION. And I don't understand how Gregory Lindsay could fool himself into believing that DR. DOLLY is on HIS SIDE.

Started on Friday 0 Replies

Did anybody on this forum or in the CIP follow the NEW VISIONARIES and COLLEGE BOY dramas? Did Doctor Dolly follow up on her promises? Does she dare take ANY ACTION against KEITH DIAZ? Does she dare…Continue

Well it is time to give THE CIP the COLD SHOULDER on THIS FORUM. We gave them every opportunity to make their points on this plaform and they FAILED MISERABLY

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In December 2017, the CIP only now discovered that KIETH DIAZ has ZERO REGARD for the Pan Trinbago Constitution. When Gregory Lindsay was waving the Constitution up and down the forum and I was…Continue

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Claude Gonzales replied to Russell Providence's discussion The Battle For 14-17 Park Street Port of Spain (Part ll)
"MASIMBA talk SO MUCH NONSENSE in this article it eh even worth my time to point out the NONSENSE!!! They GAMBLED CALYPSO on the dream of GOVERNMENT GIMME GIMME HANDOUTS in perpetuity. Well, THE WELL RUN DRY!!! He said this: "The board of the…"
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Claude Gonzales replied to Russell Providence's discussion The Battle For 14-17 Park Street Port of Spain (Part ll)
"Don't tell me that THE HIGHLY HONOURED MILTON WIRE AUSTIN is calling out DOCTOR DOLLY (She is the MINISTER OF CULTURE, isn't she?) FOOD FOR THOUGHT for CECIL and ODW!!! Nah!!! Dem fellahs moving from their POLITICAL LOYALTY!!!"
2 hours ago
Cecil hinkson replied to Claude Gonzales's discussion I listened to about TWENTY FIVE 2018 SOCA SONGS for about 10 seconds each. And this was the LEAST UNBEARABLE of a VERY BAD LOT!!!
"Ah Like Vanessa Headly  tune on WST pan tune , TROUBLE."
10 hours ago
Claude Gonzales replied to Claude Gonzales's discussion I listened to about TWENTY FIVE 2018 SOCA SONGS for about 10 seconds each. And this was the LEAST UNBEARABLE of a VERY BAD LOT!!!
"I think that they copied EVERYTHING they ever heard in ANY SONG and put it into THIS SONG!!!"
10 hours ago
hollis clifton replied to Claude Gonzales's discussion I listened to about TWENTY FIVE 2018 SOCA SONGS for about 10 seconds each. And this was the LEAST UNBEARABLE of a VERY BAD LOT!!!
"Boy oh boy! I thought it was too laid back"
11 hours ago
waynerahamut replied to Claude Gonzales's discussion I listened to about TWENTY FIVE 2018 SOCA SONGS for about 10 seconds each. And this was the LEAST UNBEARABLE of a VERY BAD LOT!!!
"You listened to 25 of that!!!! You should be given a National Award! Now I know who to recommend for the new government  committee to deal with recycling!"
12 hours ago
patrick replied to Claude Gonzales's discussion I listened to about TWENTY FIVE 2018 SOCA SONGS for about 10 seconds each. And this was the LEAST UNBEARABLE of a VERY BAD LOT!!!
"Hold strain, the DJ's will decide soon and show everyone whats unbearable now will be bearable, come carnival 2018."
13 hours ago
Lilian Sten replied to Claude Gonzales's discussion I listened to about TWENTY FIVE 2018 SOCA SONGS for about 10 seconds each. And this was the LEAST UNBEARABLE of a VERY BAD LOT!!!
"I do miss the music!"
13 hours ago
Claude Gonzales posted discussions
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Gregory Lindsay replied to Claude Gonzales's discussion Well I want to know who the "JUDASSES" in the CIP are because it looks like we are getting CLOSE TO THE OVERTHROW ...
yesterday
Claude Gonzales replied to Claude Gonzales's discussion Well I want to know who the "JUDASSES" in the CIP are because it looks like we are getting CLOSE TO THE OVERTHROW ...
"I have told you more than ONCE on this FORUM that you DO NOT UNDERSTAND DESPERATION in TRINIDAD and TOBAGO. You are dealing with some EXTREMELY DESPERATE MEN. Well, I thought you CROSSED THE LINE a little bit there with your ANIMAL FARM story…"
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Aquil replied to Claude Gonzales's discussion Well I want to know who the "JUDASSES" in the CIP are because it looks like we are getting CLOSE TO THE OVERTHROW ...
"Mr. claude, not my Gregory, He will take a bullet for me. Hopefully it will not come to that, but things are heating up on this side. The threats are come in."
yesterday
Claude Gonzales replied to Noah's discussion WHAT WOULD YOU CHANGE ABOUT PANORAMA?
"What NOAH should do is sift through all the opinions and produce a PROPOSAL FOR CHANGE. Then bring it back to the forum and you guys HASH IT OUT and then come up with a final document which should be forwarded to the MINISTRY OF CULTURE and THE…"
yesterday
Claude Gonzales replied to Aquil's discussion Pan Trinbago’s PRO and Animal Farm.
"Aquil: Is not often that I get my feelings hurt on this forum. But you just hurt my feelings. You are giving RUSSELL PROVIDENCE credit for his accurate psychological profile on you -- and most of the times the man is constantly attacking you. Months…"
yesterday
Claude Gonzales replied to Aquil's discussion Pan Trinbago’s PRO and Animal Farm.
"merrytonestothebone: Ah breaking protocol and taking a psychological victory lap right here. In a recent post I declared unequivocally that understanding the sociology of Trinidad and Tobago as it relates to POWER in PAN TRINBAGO -- KEITH DIAZ was…"
yesterday
Claude Gonzales replied to Aquil's discussion Pan Trinbago’s PRO and Animal Farm.
"In the ENGLISH LANGUAGE, the word "PIG" comes with a lot of NEGATIVE CONNOTATIONS. I don't need to give examples!!! So from the start I was NOT TOO SURE about the THIN LINE that Aquil was trying to walk here!!!"
yesterday

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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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