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Ted Cloak commented on Pan Times's video
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PAN IN A MINOR / Album Pan Family / LADB Arr. Duvone Stewart

"Brilliant, in both senses of the word. This is how pan should be recorded, IMO. Notice all the mikes."
May 21
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Ted Cloak replied to Claude Gonzales's discussion A message for the BACK TO THE FUTURE forumites from someone ON THE GROUND who has lived the LIFE OF PAN
"Senor Claude Gonzales: Be careful with satire; too many people just don't get it! Just in case, though: Allyuh should know that what is now the state of New Mexico, straddling the Rio Grande between Arizona and Texas, was colonized by Spanish…"
May 4
Ted Cloak commented on Pan Times's video
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Despers USA Steel Orchestra - Wining Queen - Tempo Version - Basement Yard Recordings 2013

"I like just about everything about this video except the sound. It seems a bit muffled. Getting back to pan after 50 years, I like the ringing, singing sound of the much less professional recording of Silver Stars playing Shock Attack "on…"
May 4
Ted Cloak commented on Pan Times's video
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'Sound of Steel' - FLOW Hells Gate Steel Orchestra [Panyard Performance]

"Great! How about some background on this outfit?"
May 2
Ted Cloak replied to Cecil hinkson's discussion MAKING STEELBANDS PROFITABLE.....
"Find somebody who can make professional-level music videos of large bands performing. Distribute them through usual channels."
Apr 17
Fitzy T. Spencer left a comment for Ted Cloak
"Hi Ted, Welcome to when steeltalks it's nice having you, you could drop me a line anytime my e mail: trinityta22@hotmail.com would like to get some information from you about steelpan in NM. Thank you Fitzy"
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I just re-connected with Trinidadian steel band after 50 years. I'm amazed at the changes. The Youtube video Silver Stars playing Shock Attack on the Drag for the 2013 semis simply knocked me out; I've played it over and over. I hope I can find other videos as good as that one.

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At 11:19am on July 16, 2017, PRECIOUS ROMEO said…

Good Day,

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Thanks God bless

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At 6:30pm on July 10, 2017, Lynette Laveau said…

Hi Ted.

Thanks for the warm response to my recent post. I have been a member of WST for about a year, and occasionally  post comments and observations. I am an avid supporter of the pan, pan music and the makers  , exponents, informants , interpreters, visionaries etc of the instrument.

As a Professional Success coach ( 2010) I am building my practice and my target market is Artistes and Arts entrepreneurs. Although I've been a T&T expat since 1968 I am very much involved with the arts in T&T. So it was a natural for me to want to  look into the reason why the Pan fraternity is in such chaos  and little forward movement in the "Mecca" of getting  contracts for a broader base of pan musicians outside of T&T. I decided to start my research by joining the WST forum to get a bead on the real happenings as well as to let my presence be known  and that I wanted to help in whatever way I can as an EXPAT already residing in the in the field( USA). Needless to say I have learnt quite a bit, along with going to T&T to meet some of the people with whom I corresponded here in the last year.

As a result I experienced  for the first timeT&T Panorama up close and personal with Exodus( Tunapuna) from the stage vs the stands. I thoroughly enjoyed being part of the scene of "pushers', those unsung stalwarts who  are not al pan players, facilitate the swift migration of the pan instruments onto the stage and then off after performance.

This role is seldom spoken of but vital to the logistics and swift migration of the instruments onto and off the stage at Panorama. I thought that they only were functional on the road for Jour Overt and Carnival days.  Well one learns something new everyday.

I see that you are an aficionado of the steel pan 50 years running. Very impressive,  especially if you are a Trinbagonian, and even more impressive if you're not.

The steel pan and steel bands need as much support as they can get in these times. It is like a step child who has brought fame and fortune to the family but continues to be ostracized.

Again I am very appreciative when I recognize people who genuinely want to assist the pan movement.

There is a lot more that I can share, and look forward to communicating with you on this subject.My email is callallooexpresstvshow@gmail.com

"Everything that exists, began with a thought, so imagine the best you can"

All the best 

Lynette Laveau Saxe

Life Success Coach/Media Arts Entrepreneur

TV/Radio Host/Producer

At 4:18pm on April 17, 2017, Fitzy T. Spencer said…

Hi Ted,

Welcome to when steeltalks it's nice having you, you could drop me a line anytime my e mail: trinityta22@hotmail.com would like to get some information from you about steelpan in NM.

Thank you

Fitzy

 
 
 

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