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Ian Franklin
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  • Fort Lauderdale, FL
  • United States
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Ian Franklin replied to Pan Times's discussion Watch Champs of Steel in Concert Live Stream
"Claude, if we in the pan diaspora become more vigilant and start holding "POWERS THAT BE" accountable, PAN WILL BE RESPECTED. I heard some bands did not know what the 2018 panorama prize monies are, but still entered the panorama. So you…"
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Ian Franklin replied to Pan Times's discussion Watch Champs of Steel in Concert Live Stream
"20 years drought, not 21. Why the correct information never seems to be important when coming to pan?"
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Ian Franklin commented on Pan Times's video
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Junior Panorama 2018 - BP Renegades Youths

"Renegades Youths has now won the Junior panorama 11 times. The group has 3 tri-trick, 1quad-trick and 1 quint-trick. The band has used 4 different arrangers who have always place them in the top-three."
Feb 9
Ian Franklin replied to Pan Times's discussion Funding culture vultures
"Thanks Raffique Shah,                                      I am most…"
Jan 12
Ian Franklin replied to When Steel Talks's discussion Pan History - Looking back at the year 2011 in Pan
"Just some followup at panorama 2011. (1) All Stars/Leon Edwards defeated another arranger's composition for the 2nd time. In 2008, Edwin Pouchet's "Thunder" was defeated and now 2011 "Showtime" was defeated. (2) 2011…"
Jan 11
Ian Franklin replied to Pan Times's discussion Diaz queries funding for transport of Tobago bands for Panorama
"Claude Gonzales, How come no one from the pan world said anything? (lol)"
Jan 9
Ian Franklin replied to Pan Times's discussion Diaz queries funding for transport of Tobago bands for Panorama
"Pan Trinbago's alleged cost for the Tobago band's accommodation, transport, etc, etc for panorama 2016 was 2.7 million.  The average elapsed days from the first day of prelims to the finals is 36.  "Arithmeticly"…"
Jan 9
Ian Franklin replied to When Steel Talks's discussion Pan History - Looking back at the year 2007 in Pan
"Going a step farther about Panorama in South for the first time: (a) The total prize monies awarded for the 8 large panorama finalists were $1000k, $700k, $650k, $600k, $550k, $500k, $450k and $400k respectively. (b) I was happy that 5 of the oldest…"
Jan 7
Ian Franklin replied to Pan Times's discussion Memories - Remembering - Dr. Jit Samaroo RIP
"Added to the legacy of the late, Dr. Jit Samaroo: (a) The only arranger to dominate panorama in two consecutive decades, 1980's and 1990's (b) First win by a double digit margin, 17.5 (c) Only arranger to qualify for 29 consecutive finals…"
Jan 7
Ian Franklin replied to When Steel Talks's discussion Pan History - Looking back at the year 2001 in Pan
"My breakdown of things of note re. pan in 2001: (1) Laventille Sound Specialists which was formed as a Single Pans Band in 1975, then moved up to Conventional Bands in 1980, made its only Panorama Finals in 2001.(2) Exodus prevented Desperadoes of a…"
Jan 6
Ian Franklin replied to Pan Times's discussion No cuts in Panorama prizes
"I read that 23.5 M was the budget allotted to Pan Trinbago for panorama 2017, but this year, 2018, the sum was decreased to 20.5M, which 12.77% less. If the prize monies should remain as in 2017, some entity has to lose. "
Jan 6
Ian Franklin replied to Cecil hinkson's discussion SEASON GREETINGS...
"Same to you and yours and all in the pan family."
Dec 24, 2017
Ian Franklin replied to Pan Times's discussion When Steel Talks offers prayers and support for Cary Codrington and The Codrington Pan Family
"Keep strong father Codrinton. From Joan andme."
Dec 22, 2017
Ian Franklin replied to Pan Times's discussion Despers USA's long-time bass player, “Keith” Incherry Hunt has passed
"Condolences to the family and friends of the late Keith."
Dec 21, 2017
Ian Franklin replied to Pan Times's discussion Notice to all Desperadoes Steel Orchestra Members
"Anyone knows if Desperadoes stageside will be also housed there after panorama?"
Dec 15, 2017
Ian Franklin replied to Noah's discussion WHAT WOULD YOU CHANGE ABOUT PANORAMA?
"Semi-Finals should be 1 week before finals and only Large Bands only on Carnival Saturday night."
Dec 9, 2017

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If you like, go ahead and tell your fellow WST Ning members about yourself here
I am a proud product of Laventille. After family responsibilities my next love is for the National Instrument of T&T, and I hope that all of us will respect the instrument, and not abuse it. I,E, do not place chromed pans on the ground. I have penned 6 compilations: "400 Questions & Answers on Pan from 1960 to Present" "Crossword Puzzles of Trinidad & Tobago"
"Some multiplication made easy in T&T" "Trinbaku is my Sudoku in T&T" "Panorama Finals 1963 to Present" "Desperadoes<>Rudolph Charles and Beyond" My E Mail is, laventl@aol.com: Phone (754)779-7547:T&T (868)624-9317

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JUST SOME STATISTICAL PANORAMA TRIVIA!

Posted on August 22, 2017 at 8:55am 0 Comments

ON 4 OCCASIONS STEEL ORCHESTRA/ARRANGER HAS SCORED 97% OR HIGHER AT A PANORAMA FINAL.

(a) List the respective orchestras/arrangers

(b) List the years

(c) List the tunes

(d) List each placement, i.e 1st, 2nd, 3rd etc.

(e) List the respective points scored

JUST SOME PAN TRIVIA!

Posted on July 2, 2017 at 6:17pm 4 Comments

(1) FROM 1973 THROUGH 2015, TUNES WITH PAN AS PART OF THE NAME HAVE BEEN PERFORMED 66 TIMES AT CONVENTIONAL PANORAMA FINALS.

(2) BANDS HAVE WON MORE PERFORMING AT POSITION #1 AT PANORAMA THAN POSITIONS 2, 3, 7, 11, 12 and 13.

(3) OUT OF THE 54 YEARS OF PANORAMA FINALS, ONLY 3 YEARS STEEL ORCHESTRA PERFORMED A DIFFERENT TUNE. THE YEARS ARE 2006, 2015 and 2016.

(4) RAY HOLMAN and DESPERADOES ARE THE ONLY NAMES THAT WERE PANORAMA FINALISTS IN 1960'S, 1970'S, 1980'S, 1990'S,…

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JUST SOME MORE PAN TRIVIA!

Posted on June 4, 2017 at 7:27pm 0 Comments

THESE ARE THE GROSSED EARNINGS IN MILLIONS FROM 2007 THROUGH 2017 FOR THE LEADING 6 STEEL ORCHESTRAS AT PANORAMA FINALS.

ALL STARS          9.9

PHASE II              8.I

SILVER STARS    6.9

RENEGADES       5.9

DESPERADOES  5.8

EXODUS              5.3

WHO DO YOU THINK IS #7?

JUST SOME PAN TRIVIA!

Posted on June 2, 2017 at 2:04pm 7 Comments

DO YOU ALL KNOW THAT FROM 1963 THROUGH 2017, LESS THAN 100 STEEL ORCHESTRAS ENTERED THE PRELIMS AT PANORAMA AND 69 HAVE QUALIFIED FOR THE FINALS?

{1} OUT OF THE 69 FINALISTS, 12 HAVE WON AND PLACED, 14 HAVE PLACED EITHER SECOND OR THIRD AND 43 RAN OUT OF THE TOP-THREE.

{2} TUNES WITH "PAN" AS PART OF THE NAME HAVE BEEN PERFORMED 66 TIMES BY PANORAMA FINALISTS FROM 1972 TO 2015. 44 OF THOSE TUNES BEGIN WITH "PAN"

EXCLUDED TUNES ARE "Panman" - "Panyard Vibration" - "Panic"…

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IT IS TIME STEEL ORCHESTRAS BECOME OWNERS

Posted on March 3, 2017 at 7:19pm 11 Comments

Steel Orchestras have to get together and brainstorm how to get into the Transportation and the Chroming of Pans Business.

I may not have the dollar, you may not have the dollar, he/she may not have the dollar. However, if WE get into COLLECTIVE ENTREPRENEURSHIP, WE WILL HAVE THE DOLLARS.

From 2007 through 2017, The Large Bands Panorama Finalists have grossed $60,750,000.00 in prize monies.

It is time the Steel Orchestras work so they can benefit.

The Truckers, The…

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At 6:43pm on August 26, 2017, philmore moses said…

I'd like to know about the band Tornado from Point?

At 9:10pm on September 6, 2016, Sheldon C Brown said…
Brother Franklin good day and I hope all is well with you
Recently i was in a discussion with the guys and the point of weather or not there was a band named boys town from point cumana that won the steel band music festival on two occasions,after much deliberations we could not decided on the facts so I thought of you to bring some clarity to the situation.this should not be a brainteaser for a man of your ability
By the way I'm the guy who was collecting the signatures in point on borough day this year
At 10:47am on September 27, 2014, Tanty Pearl said…

No. Belmont Valley Road

At 1:27am on April 2, 2014, Marcus Ash said…

Nice to know. Hope Florida is treating you well. Yes I read about my uncle tash in one of your books. On that note of books, I need a list of what books you have. I wanna get some for my personal collection so let me know what you have and the price :-D

At 8:35pm on April 1, 2014, Marcus Ash said…

LOL thanks Ian. Hope all is well on your side 

At 7:56pm on March 11, 2014, Glenroy R Joseph said…

Unfortunately, I was unaware of the show, Ian.

I'll try to tune in to it

At 1:58pm on October 20, 2013, FOY BARNES said…

Hi Ian, good to hear from you. I reached out to you a few weeks ago as I was going down to Ft,Lauderdale on a job interview. I was recruited by some headhunter about an architectural position. I did get the job so I will be relocating to Ft. Lauderdale in a few weeks. Hopefully we will hook-up some time.

At 9:59pm on September 4, 2013, Annette Agarrat-Beckles said…
Ian, This is the correct name of the publication, if you are interested in purchasing it. Annette

"Golden Anniversary of Panorama" is the latest publication of Pan Trinbago Inc TC.
At 9:16pm on April 29, 2013, Gordon said…

Ian,

Gordon from New York. Unfortunately my phone was stolen so I lost all your information. I am still very much interested in that book

At 8:47am on April 29, 2013, paddy corea said…

BIG UP IAN.  BRUTE FORCE (Antigua) had the record (earliest) untiL THIS. NICE WORK.  I need to contact HEADS. Ask  him  to call me re the TRIPPLE CELLO.  PADDY COREA Dspers USA

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