"Atually these 5 bands have gotten together and formed an organization called International Steelband Foundation and pruduced this show as their first big venture and it wasn't a show highlighting the bands with the most panoramas. There are…"
"This is definitely the last exchange with you but, i must say this before i do. All the arrogance be displayed here is coming from you because you seem to think you know everything about everything, perfect example is, you don't know me at all…"
"No wonder indigenous names, artforms and history is lost to this generation and the one to come because thinking like yours "let them call it what they want"! Calling something by the name it was given has nothing to do with preventing…"
"Great that you feel the spirit of The Steelpan but, it IS known as the Steelpan and IS commonly called the Steelpan, NOT steel drum which is a name created by others and not the creators of the instrument."
"Please, why don't we just wait to hear/see what they will be presenting as their policies and operational standards etc etc before we speculate as to their purpose of forming an alliance...the GREAT thing is, they came together and we should…"
"You're preaching to the choir here Patrick...I know alllll that and some. The question here is, why are some bands capable of all that you mentioned above and some seem to not be able to accomplish even 1/3 of it...there's no silver bullet…"
"Exactly...people only see others success but, they never see what it took to be successful and in most casses don't want to do what it takes to be successful and when bands only see winning panorama as being successful, then they are doomed to…"
"And why do you think it's their their responsibility to "help other band back to their glory days"? Do you know if these band ever asked for any assistance...which brings us back to the original post about bands doing more for…"
"Key word...Diversify!!! And this requires every band/organization that is serious about it, start by having a management that operates like a business...there are many things that bands can do besides waiting on 2 months in the year to shine. there…"
"Martin, many in the pan fraternity has been totally ignoring what has been in their faces all these years, and it's the power and abilty of the man/arranger Leon 'Smooth' Edwards. I guess part of it is because he don't move…"
"I think our mistake is trying to make comparisons with people like them, They were pioneers when back in those day they were leader, tuner. arranger, innovator and even surrogate father to the younger members (and i know from personal experience)…"