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MC Joseph, formally known - Mike's Discussions

Affidavit to Change My Name from Mike to MC Joseph

Started this discussion. Last reply by MC Joseph, formally known - Mike Apr 30. 6 Replies

Dear WST and the Global Pan Community,I am changing my name from Mike to MC Joseph. This desire to change it did not happen because of a mid-life epiphany or a mid-life crisis with a knee-jerk…Continue

Tags: Joseph, MC, Affidavit, Change, Name

With All The Pan Comess; Please Don't Lose Sight of Social, Economic and Environmental Health

Started this discussion. Last reply by MC Joseph, formally known - Mike Jan 7. 24 Replies

Hey Panpeople,I have been reading the postings and comments on WST regarding the catastrophic loss of confidence and respect for the current Pan Trinbago leadership. I sympathize with the pan…Continue

Tags: d'etat, Trinbago, Leadership, Abstract, Coup

Condolences to the family and friends of Rudy Martin Joseph

Started this discussion. Last reply by MC Joseph, formally known - Mike Dec 11, 2016. 27 Replies

I received the sad news today of the passing of a pioneering panman from Boisierre Village, Trinidad. So here I'll share a short reflection of Rudy Martin Joseph who resided in Oshawa, Ontario,…Continue

Statement on the Research Goal and Questions for Steelpan Builders or Tuners

Started Oct 2, 2015 0 Replies

For individuals who are steelpan builders or tuners, here is a brief description of the intent of the goals from this research. This research is about collaboratively developing environmentally…Continue

Tags: builders, Tuners, Questionaire, Interview, goals

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MC Joseph, formally known - Mike liked Pan Times's discussion Republic Bank donates over $1M to steel pan programme
Jul 16
MC Joseph, formally known - Mike replied to Pan Times's discussion Febeau Govt Primary gets help from Scotia
"Very good JJJ, I hope to see you in Toronto soon.  Thanks, MC Joseph"
Jul 7
MC Joseph, formally known - Mike replied to Pan Times's discussion Febeau Govt Primary gets help from Scotia
"Thank you for this history JJJ. As a researcher, I believe your information could be made available to the Caribana Historical Society; an organization that does not yet exist which would be very critical to share with pan organizers in Canada. I…"
Jul 5
MC Joseph, formally known - Mike replied to Caspar Durant's discussion Giving aid when needed to those we always shower great words on.
"Hey Claude, I did the assignment but I have't recorded it yet. Last night I was very sick and will record it as soon as I feel better. "
Jul 5
MC Joseph, formally known - Mike replied to Pan Times's discussion Febeau Govt Primary gets help from Scotia
"Congratulation to you Febeau Gov't School and great job Scotiabank Foundation for your focus on education, empowerment and the environment. I have been telling my audiences in Toronto, Canada and Boston, USA about the need to focus on the same…"
Jul 3
MC Joseph, formally known - Mike liked Pan Times's discussion Febeau Govt Primary gets help from Scotia
Jul 3
MC Joseph, formally known - Mike replied to Caspar Durant's discussion Giving aid when needed to those we always shower great words on.
"Yeah JJJ, I have attached a Youtube link of a short documentary of Rudy Martin Joseph from the perspective of the Boisierre Village, All Aces penmen. I recorded this video June 2014 to corroborate facts I recieved from directly from Rudy during his…"
Jul 2
MC Joseph, formally known - Mike replied to Caspar Durant's discussion Giving aid when needed to those we always shower great words on.
"I remember Claude. "
Jul 2
MC Joseph, formally known - Mike replied to Caspar Durant's discussion Giving aid when needed to those we always shower great words on.
"Thanks Cecil. I'll use this address for now. However, beyond this episode when will the powers-that-be consider suggestion/recommendation such as Claude's? There should be a sustainable solution in place for the future support of our…"
Jul 2
MC Joseph, formally known - Mike replied to Caspar Durant's discussion Giving aid when needed to those we always shower great words on.
"BTW Casper, welcome back and thanks for your notice regarding Cary Codrington's ailment. I hope he recovers from his condition. I've never met him and I would like to show my support for his well being, but I'm not sure how to do this…"
Jul 1
MC Joseph, formally known - Mike replied to Caspar Durant's discussion Giving aid when needed to those we always shower great words on.
"Thanks for the challenge Claude. Joke is joke, but dame joke is no joke. I crying already but I'm taking up your challenge and then I'll post it for critiquing. I will also like to extend this challenge to all pan people here in the forum…"
Jul 1
MC Joseph, formally known - Mike replied to Caspar Durant's discussion Giving aid when needed to those we always shower great words on.
"Hi JJJ, My deceased Canadian steelpan mentor, 83 years old Rudy Martin Joseph when he passed on December 4, 2016 always said the same thing you are saying. He said, "Many pan players are incapable of playing in any other key than C because they…"
Jul 1
MC Joseph, formally known - Mike replied to Caspar Durant's discussion Giving aid when needed to those we always shower great words on.
"Hi JJJ, Thanks for clearing up this piece of information, I appreciate your sharing. My previous lessons about the metallurgical components from a Trinidadian-based pan builder led me to believe the process used in mixing the different alloys is…"
Jul 1
MC Joseph, formally known - Mike replied to Caspar Durant's discussion Giving aid when needed to those we always shower great words on.
"Recording pan music requires a team effort in a controlled space with technicians capable of doing surround sound and a proper stereo image to give the listener an immersive experience. With surround sound the listener could experience the sensation…"
Jun 30
MC Joseph, formally known - Mike replied to Caspar Durant's discussion Giving aid when needed to those we always shower great words on.
"Great question Claude. The quality of the building of pans are the very close or the same both here in Toronto and in Trinidad, because some of the Trinidad pan builders come to Toronto to build. I believe the Trinidad pan builders are more…"
Jun 29
MC Joseph, formally known - Mike replied to Caspar Durant's discussion Giving aid when needed to those we always shower great words on.
"Hey Claude, it's really about the two scenarios you mentioned. Here’s what led me to do this. Every year when I go back home to visit, I would return with a couple pans and people in Toronto keep asking me for pans to buy, so I like to…"
Jun 29

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Graduate of York University, Toronto, Ontario, Canada; Masters in Environmental Studies, (MES) with a graduate diploma in Environmental Sustainability Education
Trumpet 1969-71 with Dean & The Celebrities (National Combomania Winners 1968, T&T).
Trumpet 1971-74 Just Fab Deltones (Best Dress, first Brassorama 1973 (Steel & Brass)
Bugle & Drum, T&T Regiment Band & Drums 1971-1986 (Silver Bugle Champion 1978,79,81) Adjudicators Supt. Anthony Prospect, Supt. Scott, T&T Police Band
Six Bass, Alcoa Boys Town, 1975, (Clem Band Captain, Sonny, Arranger) tied with Catelli All Stars in 7th position playing Kitchener Spree Simon (Small band outed to keep All Stars in) Quit steelpan and went back to trumpet
Trumpet 1976-81, Blue Ventures Combo, original brass section
Songwriting focus with piano (self taught)
BIG Gap - No Music until Sapo, skipper for Sapophonics, ask me why
2008 Pan Masters, Toronto, Alto pans, double seconds
Presently - Pan tuning with Rudy Martin Joseph and others Toronto
Small Ensenble, The Steelpan Quintet
Steelpan soloist - Low E Double Second and G Tenor
more to come ...

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