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T Sticks replied to Pan Times's discussion Percussionist Cote Plays Steel Drum on LIVE
"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…"
Tuesday
T Sticks replied to Pan Times's discussion Percussionist Cote Plays Steel Drum on LIVE
"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…"
Monday
T Sticks replied to Pan Times's discussion Percussionist Cote Plays Steel Drum on LIVE
"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."
Monday
T Sticks commented on Pan Times's page Happy Birthday to the Legendary Steelpan Music Titan, Neville Jules
"Happy Birthday Cap... Thank you for the legacy you left us...YOU ARE SPECIAL!!!"
May 21
T Sticks replied to Bugs's discussion Can the Big Five Foundation exploit their history, services and music for their own benefit?
"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…"
May 21
T Sticks replied to Cecil hinkson's discussion MAKING STEELBANDS PROFITABLE.....
"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…"
Apr 20
T Sticks replied to Cecil hinkson's discussion MAKING STEELBANDS PROFITABLE.....
"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…"
Apr 20
T Sticks replied to Cecil hinkson's discussion MAKING STEELBANDS PROFITABLE.....
"That is NOT a fair statement, matter of fact, some players use certain "big bands" as their training ground and then move on to other bands they like or are more popular."
Apr 20
T Sticks replied to Cecil hinkson's discussion MAKING STEELBANDS PROFITABLE.....
"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…"
Apr 20
T Sticks replied to Cecil hinkson's discussion MAKING STEELBANDS PROFITABLE.....
"Yep...Bukka, you know it!"
Apr 19
T Sticks replied to Cecil hinkson's discussion MAKING STEELBANDS PROFITABLE.....
"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…"
Apr 17
T Sticks replied to Pan Times's discussion The First Steelband Music Festival 1964 - Trinidad History
"Look again, it's $1.50"
Apr 2
T Sticks commented on VALENTINE YOUNG's video
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WORDS ARE IMPOSSIBLE ALL STARS

"Neville Jules...The Father of the Bomb!!! Actually this piece was done by Leon 'Smooth' Edwards."
Mar 22
T Sticks replied to VALENTINE YOUNG's discussion Which Arranger Made The Biggest Impact On Our Large Bands Panorama?
"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…"
Mar 16
T Sticks replied to VALENTINE YOUNG's discussion Which Arranger Made The Biggest Impact On Our Large Bands Panorama?
"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)…"
Mar 16
T Sticks replied to VALENTINE YOUNG's discussion Which Arranger Made The Biggest Impact On Our Large Bands Panorama?
"Correction, Neville Jules also did that along with Berthie Marshal."
Mar 16

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