Everything Related to the Steelpan Instrument and Music
This forum frustrates me. What do STEELDRUMS and STEELBANDS do? They make music!!! Yet, this forum refuses to discuss PAN MUSIC outside of PANORAMA. Instead, we want to go back to the SIXTIES to PUSH PAN ON THE ROAD.
We have an INTERNATIONAL MARKET for PAN MUSIC yet nobody wants to exploit it. Instead, we are HELL BENT on stretching hands to the GOVERNMENT to subsidize and subsidize until dey gone broke and have to go to the IMF.
I don't get it!
I Just saw coments from ODW AND BUGS WITH REGARDS TO HOW I MARKET MY MUSIC.
I ONLY HAVE TO LAUGH TO MYSELF AND SAY HIP HIP HOORAY THESE PEOPLE HAVE GIVEN ME ADVISE SO MAYBE NOW I MIGHT BE ABLE TO START MAKING A LIVING OFF PAN AFTER 35 YEAR PLAYING FULL TIME AND MAKING A GREAT LIVING FROM PAN THESE GUYS REALLY HAVE ADVISE DOWN TO A T
ONE ASKED DO I HAVE A WEB SITE LOL MAY BE THIS PERSON CAN HELP ME SET ONE. ANY WAY ENOUGH OF ME HAVING A LAUGH GOT TO GET DOWN TO SOME SERIOUS WORK. BECAUSE AS THE DISCUSSION SAID NO MUSIC TALK HERE SO GUESS I AM IN THE WRONG PLACE BEST I STAY WERE THE MARKET IS GENERATING A DESCENT INCOME AND AS DR BLACK STARLIN SAID IN HIS SONG KEEP THE SECRET UNDER LOCK AND KEY I THINK I SHALL CONSIDER DOING THAT
HOPE NOBODY DON'T FEEL NO WAY BUT PEOPLE HAVE TO LEARN TO FOCUS ON THE BIGGER PICTURE WHEN REPLYING TO ANY OF MY POST IF YOU DON'T UNDERSTAND WHY I SAY CERTAIN THINGS YOU SHOULD TRY AND FIND OUT AND NOT BE SO QUICK TO GIVE ADVISE,
Just another thing i had to ask myself and the lovers of pan world wide
1) People talk about pan man cannot market himself ( he is not a business person ) so big sponsors will bring pan forward
2) People say no the pan man should learn marketing and promoting himself this is the way forward
3) a pan man no not andy narell, not boogsie or who ever else name you want to call up , but a person who plays pan as a way of life like brushing your teeth in the morning.
Tries to highlight the lack of support many people put financially into the pan mans pocket, but as usual a lot of talk but no £££ spent with d panman.
4) may be in years to come people will see what i was initiating, was simply pan lovers spend with panist it may be a small thing purchasing a CD ( "work of art by the Panist creator) from an artist but it may help him to develop the art form in ways that most defiantly needs fiance to grow.
5) People can sit in their arm chairs and say you not marketing pan etc but if you not encouraging members to spend and do do business with the artist who are trying to spread pan as a music to be played all year round and not just in panorama what are you is your real position, cause what i have learned and sure you have also is business is about producing finance to make your dream/business to grow.
6) Remember when you try and put down people who have been and still are continuing to use media out lets to develop their dreams and ambitions and raise revenue as a panist you may blight some young up coming star who reads your post and cannot figure out what is common senses.
7) because the man who is feeding his family and who,s children never had to work for any body just play pan for a living is told advise from people who for what ever reason chose not to make playing PAN the most important object of life the source that brings in the main income .
8) the young have to also see financial support from pan lovers charity starts at home this will encourage them to invest more time and work.
9) to support a panist buying an album will not make any member poor, so as a way forward for the panist support them financially when you can.
10) I am sure you will all feel this is much more productive thank knocking Pantribago president Keith Diaz, Trinidad government or any one else, for were pan is or should be.